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Nick Martinez, a quarterback for St. Mary’s Catholic High School, looked into the camera and spoke from his heart. Addressing his fellow teens, he said, “Don’t give up. There is help and there is hope.”

By Ryan Blank Cronkite News October 22, 2021
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More than 40,000 Arizonans signed up for Affordable Care Act health insurance in the six-month special enrollment period earlier this year, and advocates expect the numbers to keep rising in the enrollment period that opens next month.

By Diannie Chavez Cronkite News October 22, 2021
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Yavapai College tuition, fees set for 2022-23
YC remains most affordable higher education option in Arizona

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

October 21, 2021
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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.

By Nanci Hutson October 21, 2021
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Goldwater, Granite Basin among lakes experiencing fish die-off
Game and Fish says it’s a ‘natural phenomenon’

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.

By Tim Wiederaenders October 21, 2021
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From the Yavapai County Courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott to the little grove of aspens high on Copper Basin, the opening act of the show known as “fall colors” is currently underway in Prescott.

By Cindy Barks October 21, 2021
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The Prescott National Forest Employment Workshop & Career Expo is scheduled for Nov. 6, 2021, at the Prescott Fire Center, 2400 Melville Road, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October 21, 2021
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Prescott Valley Public Library is offering an Adulting 101 two-part sewing workshop for teens that have always wanted to learn how to sew a button or learn to use a sewing machine.

October 21, 2021
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A look at events happening in the Quad Cities.

October 21, 2021
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UPDATE: The Prescott Valley Police Department has located Kayla Chana Howell safe. On Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at about 10:15 a.m., the Prescott Valley Police Department was notified that Kayla Chana Howell was missing. Kayla’s family last heard from her on Oct. 12, 2021.

October 20, 2021
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The Prescott Valley Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway juvenile. Aunum Conyers, 14 years old, ran away when on a day-pass from Mingus Mountain Girls Academy.

October 21, 2021
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Starting from zero, Yavapai County departments will be asked to rebuild their budgets, justifying their expenditure requests to the Board of Supervisors over the next three years.

By Cindy Barks October 20, 2021
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More than 1,400 criminal cases in Yavapai County are currently caught in a backlog that County Attorney Sheila Polk said was created by the interruption and suspension of court cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Cindy Barks October 20, 2021
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The attorney for the Senate is asking a judge to delay any move to force lawmakers to immediately surrender some audit documents.

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The United Way of Yavapai County Executive Director Patty Bell-Demers is excited to celebrate her agency’s community impact achievements over the last year as it also shares its future vision with some 200 community guests at a festive gala on Friday, Nov. 5 at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.

By Nanci Hutson October 20, 2021
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Court Appointed Special Advocates needed to fight effects of domestic violence
Community encouraged to get involved during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The effects of domestic violence are far-reaching; not only for the partners involved but also for the children who have witnessed it.

October 20, 2021
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Pets and their families can dress up in festive costumes to enjoy Halloween activities from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Whiskers Barkery, 225 W. Gurley St., Prescott.

October 20, 2021
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Destiny House Restoration Center and Lisa Mitts Music, a 501C3 nonprofit, will be hosting a free CD-release concert by Lisa Mitts and Brandon Bee 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Mile High Middle School in Prescott.

October 20, 2021
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The 2021 Prescott Veterans Day Parade will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Opening ceremonies will take place at 10:30 a.m. on the stage at the intersection of Cortez and Union streets, with the parade beginning at 11 a.m.

October 20, 2021
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In August 2021, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that prescription medication misuse has increased among 10- to 14-year-olds in the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 20, 2021
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Eight members of the Arizona Territorial Society were participants in the Tombstone Helldorado Days Oct. 14 to 16. The Tombstone Vigilettes and the Arizona Territorial Society joined together to perform an historical fashion show for the Helldorado Days event entitled "Buttons and Bows."

October 20, 2021
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The Daily Courier wants to share with readers the stories of local residents’ service in the U.S. military in a special section that will publish in November in observance of Veterans Day.

October 11, 2021
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The pressure for Dignity Health-Yavapai Regional Medical Center employees to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, or possibly lose their jobs, as of Nov. 1 is off for now, with the deadline extended to Feb. 1, 2022.

By Nanci Hutson October 19, 2021
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OSHA moves to strip Arizona of ability to regulate state worker safety
Cites failure to adopt emergency COVID health care rules

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is moving to strip Arizona officials of their ability to regulate worker safety in Arizona because of the state’s failure to immediately adopt emergency COVID health care rules to protect workers.

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Reflecting on a three-decade educational career launched with 12 years teaching Japanese to American students in Japan, Prescott Unified School District administrator Clark Tenney counts himself blessed to be doing work that elevates his soul.

By Nanci Hutson October 19, 2021

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