These Dogs Love to Solve Mysteries

by Yavapai County SAR Dog Unit It’s been said that search and rescue is a lifestyle. Working with search dogs is no different.  Effective search personnel aren’t glory-seekers, and being a member of Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team’s Search Dog Unit is about as far from a dog park as you can get.  Search … Read More…

State’s Oldest Continuous Spelling Bee Set for Feb.

by Blake Herzog The 75th annual Yavapai County Spelling Bee is scheduled for Feb. 13 at Yavapai College’s Prescott campus, carrying forward a tradition that’s brought generations of students and families from both sides of Mingus Mountain together for some friendly orthographical (spelling) competition.  The event, Arizona’s oldest continuous spelling bee, will be held in … Read More…

Enchanted Christmas Indoor Tour of Lights Returns

This year’s Enchanted Christmas Indoor Tour of Lights, which runs through Dec. 30, offers more than a 500,000 lights, invites you to honor a local family, and provides a last-minute Christmas shopping opportunity. Presented by M&M Entertainment & Productions, the tour is open for the seventh year at 3250 Gateway Blvd, Ste 302. There are … Read More…

Prescott’s Vision, Mission for Well-Being Progresses through Pandemic

by Billie Orr, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Prescott, and Lori Kennedy, ERAU Communications Coordinator In January the foundation was laid for creating Prescott’s Commission on Well-Being. While this had been a goal for Mayor Pro Tem Billie Orr since she first read the Gallup Report on Well-Being in 2017, there were many other pressing … Read More…

Where’s the State’s Money?

Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee Knows by Ray Newton As one of the state’s top six elected constitutional officers, Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee oversees cash management of the $40 billion state budget. That entails making certain payments are directed to the correct state agencies, local governments and schools.  Beyond that, the office of the Arizona State … Read More…

Flu, Pneumonia Shots Especially Important This Winter

by Dr. Hojat Askari, Medical Director, Thumb Butte Medical Center What is the flu?  The flu is an upper respiratory disease caused by the influenza virus, which infects the nose, throat and lungs. Its severity can range from mild to severe depending on the strain of the virus being spread each year.  Flu is usually … Read More…

10 Essential Skills for Women Leaders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Leslie Horton, MA, MCHES, Director of Yavapai County Community Health Services Lockdowns. Restrictions. Closures. Bankruptcy. Sickness. Death. Depression. Anxiety. Online school. Last year at this time, I remember feeling the stress some days of running late and racing my kids to school and then hurrying to a morning meeting. I recall being momentarily tense … Read More…

Prescott Should be Serious About Play

by Ellen Bashor, Community Nature Center Education Director, City of Prescott It sounds simple, maybe even looks simple, but modern brain science shows it’s far from it. Playing is one of the most universal activities we can engage in. But why do we do it? And why is your Recreation Services Department so serious about … Read More…

The Healing Field

The 9th Annual Prescott Valley Healing Field of Northern Arizona will be held Sept. 4-12, 2020 on the Town’s Civic Center lawn at 7501 E. Skoog Blvd. The 3,000 American flags to honor the lives lost that day will return, along with 19 for the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the 2013 Yarnell Hill … Read More…

‘I’ll Never Forget’

By Patty Mack as told to Ray Newton For 19 years, Patty Mack has shared her horrifying memories of the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history. It was early morning, Sept. 11, 2001, when two planes, hijacked by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda, struck the north and south towers of the World Trade Center … Read More…