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Yavapai College tuition, fees set for 2022-23

PRESCOTT — Tuition and fees at Yavapai College have been set for the 2022-23 academic year.

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PUSD praises effort to tackle absenteeism as barrier to student success

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on students across the nation is undisputed, yet varied, with the fallout for some children across grade levels an exacerbated anxiety, or reluctance, about school attendance that educators fear will have long lasting effects on their academic and social success.

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Goldwater, Granite Basin among lakes experiencing fish die-off

Goldwater Lake, located south of downtown Prescott, has experienced a fish die-off similar to recent fish kills at smaller lakes in the Prescott National Forest — including Mingus, Granite Basin and Horsethief Basin.

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Local Sports: Bradshaw Mountain Bears volleyball team beats Mesquite in 4

The Bradshaw Mountain Bears on Wednesday, Oct. 20, beat the Mesquite Wildcats (Gilbert) in four — 22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18, BMHS girls volleyball coach Karrie Platt reported.

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Hike Arizona: Wonder Land of Rocks

Exploring the diverse hiking options across Arizona, corner to corner, we must include the Chiricahua Mountains in the southeast corner of the state.

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Jokic scores 27 points, Nuggets beat Suns 110-98

Nikola Jokic was up to his old tricks Wednesday night, scoring on a crafty array of hook shots, 3-pointers and flat-footed jumpers.

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Friday Catchall: Influenza, health insurance: why is COVID different?

The Friday Catchall: • SHOTS – With great consternation, it seems, people read the recent Courier story about Dignity Health-Yavapai Regional Medical Center pushing its vaccination-mandate-for-employees deadline from November 2021 to February 2022.

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Editorial cartoon (2): Oct. 22, 2021

Editorial cartoon (2): Oct. 22, 2021

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Editorial cartoon (1): Oct. 22, 2021

Editorial cartoon (1): Oct. 22, 2021

Reader Poll:

A worker shortage is continuing in Arizona -- most industries seeing fewer applicants for open positions; what do you think is the answer?

  • It is the pandemic pushing people elsewhere or into other work. 9%
  • It is the pay not keeping up with cost of living. 24%
  • It's the unemployment (money) people have received. 56%
  • People are afraid to work in public settings / risk of COVID. 7%
  • I do not know / do not care. 3%

288 total votes

See past polls

Reader Poll:

A worker shortage is continuing in Arizona -- most industries seeing fewer applicants for open positions; what do you think is the answer?

  • It is the pandemic pushing people elsewhere or into other work. 9%
  • It is the pay not keeping up with cost of living. 24%
  • It's the unemployment (money) people have received. 56%
  • People are afraid to work in public settings / risk of COVID. 7%
  • I do not know / do not care. 3%

288 total votes

See past polls

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Feature Home: 1277 Los Arcos Drive, Prescott

This home, offered at $1.5 million, is a mountaintop custom nestled in the boulders. It offers unparalleled privacy and panoramic views, with 3,955 square feet, including a detached casita.

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Flores: Everyone can benefit from trying something new

Small wins create the mini tidal waves we need in our lives to get to the next level of self care.

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Ask the Contractor: Breathe easier in your home with the right air filters

What type of HVAC air filter should we purchase? How often should we change out filters? We have just relocated to Yavapai County from Idaho, and we did not have a furnace or air conditioner. We visited a local hardware store, to look at filters and there are so many filters to select. Help.

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Adoption Spotlight: Adah

A charismatic girl who loves to help others, Adah dreams of becoming a nurse when she grows up. She loves animals, arts and crafts and going out to her favorite restaurants.

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Adoption Spotlight: Alexander

Alexander is a self-described “old soul” who loves fantasy novels, sports, Gilligan’s Island and classic rock.

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Adoption Spotlight: Xavier

Xavier has many interests; Fortnight, Transformers, Hot Wheels, music and origami to name a few. His favorite subject in school is science, and he dreams of creating new inventions.

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Obituary: Margaret Opal (West) Pauley

Margaret Opal (West) Pauley of Prescott, Arizona, was greeted by her Heavenly Father at the young age of 99, on the morning of Oct. 12, 2021, with her family and friends surrounding her.

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Obituary: Phyllis Ilene Pemberton

Phyllis Ilene Pemberton, 88, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on Oct. 13, 2021.

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Obituary: Thomas Brent Bowen 1944-2021 and Vicki Jean Bowen 1946-2021

On Oct. 8, 2021, Brent and Vicki Bowen unexpectedly passed away from a tragic car accident.

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Sheriff: Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is starring and producing a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office said.

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FBI: Remains found in Florida park ID'd as Brian Laundrie

The FBI on Thursday identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip.

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World in Brief: UK palace says queen, 95, spent night in hospital for checks

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital for checks this week after canceling an official trip to Northern Ireland on medical advice, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.