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Birding: Bucket list birding in Costa Rica

The Jay’s Bird Barn/Prescott Audubon tour of Costa Rica began on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and I arrived two days earlier to do some birding on my own.

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United Way announces ‘enterprising approach’ to workforce development

Because the work of human services organizations is dynamic and an ever-changing, United Way of Yavapai County strives to be nimble and responsive to the needs of local community service organizations, according to a press release from the group.

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Dear Annie: Don’t talk to mama with that mouth

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 10 years. My husband and I live about 15 minutes from his mother.

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Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Central Arizona sets annual ‘Play It Forward Musical Festival’ for May

Local youth musicians are scheduled to perform May 20 in downtown Prescott, alongside established artists Walt Richardson, Blaine Long, Marcus Weeden, and Drew Hall, the Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Central Arizona announced in its press release.

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Think you don't have high blood pressure? Think again

New blood pressure guidelines make American Heart Month the perfect time for a check-up

Revised blood pressure guidelines from American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure.

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Dear Annie: Mom frustrated by daughter’s young-adult challenges

Dear Annie: My middle child graduated from college last year and has been driving me crazy ever since.

Classic Ann Landers: To avoid a family rift hire an appraiser and an attorney

Hundreds of Ann Landers’ loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns.

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BASIS Prescott math students learn lesson in market research

If you want to be the smartest shopper around, there are some fourth graders you ought to meet.

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Dear Annie: Mom's House of Horrors

I am a stay-at-home mom with three children under the age of 6.

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Pet focus: Violet and Oreo at Yavapai Humane Society

Oreo and Violet are looking for a home where they can be adopted together.

To Your Good Health: Aftereffects of anesthesia can include delirium

This seems like a common side effect in anyone with dementia, but I have not seen any reports on this.

Prescott in brief: Local University of Arizona alumni chapter offers scholarship

The Prescott Chapter of the University of Arizona Alumni Association is accepting applications from graduating high school seniors in the Prescott, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt areas.

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Pet focus: Brulee at Miss Kitty’s

Brulee’ (like creme brulee’) is a gorgeous, 6-year-old flame point Siamese/Balinese female with beautiful blue eyes.

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Pet focus: Tex at Catty Shack

Howdy, Tex here.

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Dual enrollment versus AP courses: Prescott High, Yavapai combine to offer chance to earn college credit

Dual enrollment is a course option for high school students that offers them the chance to earn high school and college credit in subject areas like English, math, auto, business, or other CTE courses.

Dear Annie: That ain’t good English

I would love to offer a couple of hours of my time to fix up those mistakes to make the website look more professional.

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HUSD celebrates schools with Expo

District, community partners will offer information, fun at March 3 event

The Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) is hosting its annual School Expo.

Superintendent's report: Another tragedy and the impacts for school safety

Our area schools are safe schools, with many procedures in place to make sure that we can handle a negative situation if it were to occur.

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Student of the week: Alisyah Carbajal

Alisyah Carbajal is the Student of the Week.

Around the Bluhmin' Town: Weird-looking cake for Mardi Gras holds surprise

Last week to usher in Mardi Gras, my friend invited me on Fat Tuesday to a ladies luncheon and served King Cake.

Calendar of Events: Monday, Feb 19 - Wednesday, Feb. 21

Monday, Feb. 19 Code Club for Adults, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Prescott Valley Public Library, PC Lab, 7401 E. Civic Circle. 928-759-6187. Queen of Hearts, 6:30 p.m., 202 N. Arizona Ave. 928-776-1125; vfw541prescott.org.

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Love of animals? Kitty Shankwitz and NOAH Thrift Store want you!

Kitty Shankwitz has always had a love for animals. Born and raised in Phoenix, her home was always full of rescue cats.

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Amazing Places: Old Stone Corral awaits exploring

From the title and photo, you won’t be surprised that what I’m describing is “old” (historic) and you know a corral is where cattle are kept.

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Days Past: We know who ‘Dunn’ it, but why? Part 2

In Part 1 last week, we learned something about Amasa G. Dunn, an early Prescott pioneer, businessman and lawman. In 1869, he had a horrible year; 1870 would be worse.

Dear Rhonda & Dr. Cheri: Ostracizing is bullying and abusive

Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri, My grandma was ostracized by her women’s group after one of them started spreading rumors about her.