Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
Sun, March 24
Back to profile

Judy Bluhm

Stories by Judy

Tease photo

College admission? The rigorous process of entering an elite college has become a sad mess. When college “consultant” and con man Rick Singer cooked up the multi-million dollar scheme to cheat on admissions tests and bribe coaches, it resulted in wealthy parents getting their under-qualified kids in the country’s most prestigious colleges, like Yale, Stanford or Georgetown.

By Judy Bluhm March 24, 2019
Tease photo

Happy Birthday Barbie! Yes, the iconic Barbie doll has turned 60 years old! And she shows no sign of slowing down, moving into a retirement community, or letting her hair go gray. Mostly, she still wears high heels.

By Judy Bluhm March 17, 2019
Tease photo

The British are coming! Yes, it is that time of year again! Would you like some chips?

By Judy Bluhm March 10, 2019
Tease photo

Did you survive Arizona’s hail, sleet and snow storm? I hope so, because it was quite a doozy. You didn’t even have to live in the high country to see snow, since areas in the Valley were hit pretty hard.

By Judy Bluhm March 3, 2019
Tease photo

Rap, tap, tap.. My cardinals are going a bit crazy, constantly rapping on my house windows. The red birds are territorial so whenever they see their reflection in a window, they try to peck it to death.

By Judy Bluhm February 24, 2019
Tease photo

I ate chocolate. No guilt. It was Valentine’s Day and a small box of truffles landed in my lap. What was I to do?

By Judy Bluhm February 17, 2019
Tease photo

Brrrr it’s cold! Yes, even here in Arizona we have had a frosty, wet winter. But it is sometimes hard to grasp the wrath of Antarctica weather that has been wreaking havoc on more than 100 million Americans, causing them to shiver, shake and run for cover. Baby, it’s cold outside!

By Judy Bluhm February 10, 2019
Tease photo

I wore mouse ears. And felt the magic. Two days at Disneyland with three little girls under the age of six can really change your perspective on life. When you see The Castle, parades, Mickey Mouse, beautiful princesses and a place built entirely for the imagination and joy of children, it is easy to believe. Magic is contagious, but it isn’t cheap.

By Judy Bluhm February 3, 2019
Tease photo

It seems we Americans cannot get enough of Marie Kondo, Japanese de-cluttering guru, whose book and teachings are showing us the way to a neater and more joyful life.

By Judy Bluhm January 27, 2019
Tease photo

Do you like keeping your pants on in public places? Dear Readers, if you said “yes” to this simple (absurd) question, perhaps you are sane.

By Judy Bluhm January 20, 2019
Tease photo

Eat, drink and be merry? Oh yea, finally, a group of health researchers have come out with a study that we might like. Yes, Dear Readers, a 15-year study on longevity has revealed that everything about “being healthy” might be subject to speculation.

By Judy Bluhm January 13, 2019
Tease photo

Pegasus is gone. He was 30 and we were blessed to have him for 12 years.

By Judy Bluhm January 6, 2019
Tease photo

Soon the Whiskey Row Boot will drop and usher in another New Year.

By Judy Bluhm December 30, 2018
Tease photo

Hold back those reindeers. Unpack the sleigh. Take down the tree. That’s what I say. Keep the roast in the freezer and the candles unlit. Santa stay home. I don’t care one bit.

By Judy Bluhm December 23, 2018
Tease photo

O Tannebaum! O Christmas Tree! Who knew you were so buggy? Your branches green delight us! The sight of thee, at Christmastide spreads such joy and bugs among us!

By Judy Bluhm December 16, 2018
Tease photo

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. Everywhere you go. And we Arizonans have had plenty of places to go and still have many more carols and songs to enjoy.

By Judy Bluhm December 9, 2018
Tease photo

Uh oh, it is that time of year to turn the scale back five to seven pounds. Because that is how much weight the average American gains during the holidays! Can this be possible? Well, I guess we start stuffing ourselves (and the turkey) on Thanksgiving Day and the food-fest just keeps on going through New Year’s Day.

By Judy Bluhm December 2, 2018
Tease photo

How was your Black Friday? If you were one of the brave souls who headed out to shop, I hope you survived the ordeal.

By Judy Bluhm November 25, 2018
Tease photo

What are you doing on Thanksgiving? Let me guess. Dinner with family or friends and the guest of honor will be a Big Bird. We Americans love our turkey dinner.

By Judy Bluhm November 18, 2018
Tease photo

She called me Stephanie. Well, my mother is 96 years old and is allowed a bit of confusion.

By Judy Bluhm November 11, 2018
Tease photo

Want a $1,220 cup of coffee? No, I don’t mean an extra-large, special Pumpkin Spice Latte served in a golden mug.

By Judy Bluhm November 4, 2018
Tease photo

Are you scared? If I told you that Americans spend a whopping $9 billion on all things related to Halloween, would it cause you to shake in terror?

By Judy Bluhm October 28, 2018
Tease photo

Autumn is the season of longer nights, cooler weather and plenty of giant-pumpkin growing contests. And Pumpkin Spice Lattes, which might make us grow fat as a pumpkin because each cup “weighs in” with around 430 calories!

By Judy Bluhm October 21, 2018

Drunken birds. Yes, let that sink in for a moment. Impossible? Crazy? Nope, it’s real.

By Judy Bluhm October 14, 2018
Tease photo

Do you look forward to your next birthday? My mother just turned 96 and she didn’t seemed too thrilled.

By Judy Bluhm October 7, 2018
Tease photo

I have always wanted to go to Greece. Eat delicious food. See the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Maybe have a sip of ouzo. And see spiders.

By Judy Bluhm September 30, 2018
Tease photo

She liked her ham. Yes, dear readers, it seems a woman who works in the deli at a Giant Eagle supermarket in Ohio was reported for “stealing” $9,200 worth of ham. How did this happen?

By Judy Bluhm September 23, 2018
Tease photo

There’s a mouse in the house! Yes, that’s right. Running down my hallway, scampering through the kitchen, with long squiggly tail, furry little body, big ears, beady eyes and razor-sharp teeth, this beast has unleashed all manner of rodent terror. “Home sweet home” has become a battle of the wits, a place to fear (what if the mouse got in my bed)!

By Judy Bluhm September 16, 2018
Tease photo

I don’t want to grow old. OK, so I know the alternative is not exactly a pleasant thought. And my minister says that, “Old age is a privilege denied to many.” Yes, this is true. It’s just that old age is rough.

By Judy Bluhm September 9, 2018
Tease photo

It’s a scary world out there. Sometimes, Dear Readers, we just need a friend. A friend who will walk miles through a scorching desert, escape the perils of predators, suffer through the wind, rain and dust of monsoons with no map, GPS or cell phone, just to walk up your driveway, saunter in through your open door and once again, grace your life with a visit.

By Judy Bluhm September 2, 2018
Tease photo

Hold your horses! Air travel just got a whole lot more fun.

By Judy Bluhm August 26, 2018
Tease photo

Seventeen days. That is how long an orca whale carried the corpse of her dead calf.

By Judy Bluhm August 19, 2018
Tease photo

Have you given much thought as to the sex of papayas lately?

By Judy Bluhm August 5, 2018
Tease photo

Did it rain enough? Probably not.

By Judy Bluhm July 29, 2018
Tease photo

I am a surfer. Alright, I should clarify: I have surfed. Yes, dear readers, I caught one wave, hung ten and went on the long board.

By Judy Bluhm July 22, 2018
Tease photo

We were all in that Thai cave. Praying, hoping, waiting that a miracle would happen.

By Judy Bluhm July 16, 2018

What is your purpose? Perhaps it is the one question that we all seek to answer.

By Judy Bluhm July 9, 2018

What’s in your attic? Look carefully, Dear Readers, as a hidden treasure might be tucked away in an unloved shoe box. Before your take all your old “junk” to the thrift store, you might want to check exactly what you have stashed away.

By Judy Bluhm June 25, 2018
Tease photo

To flip or to flop. That is the question.

By Judy Bluhm June 4, 2018
Tease photo

For 3.6 million high school students, the end is near.

By Judy Bluhm May 21, 2018
Tease photo

Just because having a salad these days can cause us to become ill, maybe even hospitalized, doesn’t mean that everything green and leafy is contaminated with E. coli.

By Judy Bluhm April 30, 2018
Tease photo

Oh, Loyola, how we prayed that you might win!

By Judy Bluhm April 9, 2018

Prev