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Nanci Hutson
Reporter

928-445-3333 Extension: 2041

nhutson@prescottaz.com

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Yavapai College District 3 is seeking a new board member upon the resignation of Paul Chevalier, who stepped down on Jan. 30 and the application deadline to the Yavapai County superintendent’s office is Feb. 23 with an appointment to be made by March 10.

By Nanci Hutson February 6, 2023
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BCBSAZ tries to quell fears over contract impasse with Dignity Health YRMC
Negotiations for new contract extended through Tuesday, Feb. 7

Progress on a new contract between Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has yet to lead to an agreement that will maintain in-network coverage for some of the insurance carrier’s members.

By Nanci Hutson February 6, 2023
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PUSD board to debate, vote on new K-12 social studies curriculum
Citizens’ committee is asking board to reconsider district educators’ selection

With expectation of a large crowd for the Prescott Unified School Governing Board’s debate and potential vote on a new K-12 social studies curriculum at 5 p.m. Tuesday night, Feb. 7, district leaders will be opening up the Washington School gymnasium to accommodate interested guests.

By Nanci Hutson February 6, 2023
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With questions abounding over who will or will not be impacted if Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona are unable to settle on a new in-network contract by close of day Monday, Feb. 6, officials for the insurance carrier expect to go live this weekend with a new website to help their customers determine more about their coverage and options.

By Nanci Hutson February 5, 2023
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Prescott adventurer savors soul-refreshing Chilean bike journey
Humanitarian outreach fueled by lifelong compassion

Bob DeLong is a lifelong adventurer, be it fueled by compassion for those less fortunate, professional diligence or, most recently, to stretch his personal mettle in an unfamiliar land.

By Nanci Hutson February 5, 2023
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The Dignity Health-Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona leadership are continuing negotiations to reach a contract for in-network insurance coverage and, while those conversation continue, in-network coverage for their customers and patients has been extended through Monday, Feb. 6.

By Nanci Hutson February 4, 2023
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The drama surrounding in-network insurance coverage at Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center for thousands of Yavapai County residents enrolled with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona continues as negotiations between leaders of both have yet to be resolved.

By Nanci Hutson February 2, 2023
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Dignity Health’s Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Yavapai Regional Medical Group extend negotiations with BCBSAZ for 48 hours
Officials pledge to work on completing a contract to allow continued in-network insurance coverage

Just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Blue Cross/Blue Shield Arizona extended the timeline for negotiations on a new contract that will allow patients with this insurance to continue to be in-network through Thursday, Feb. 2.

By Nanci Hutson February 1, 2023
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Prescott High senior Miranda Adams wants a school district that is unafraid to embrace technology and modern learning approaches yet still preserves its rich culture and traditions.

By Nanci Hutson January 31, 2023
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Public outrage and lawmakers’ appeals related to the potential cancellation of a contract between Dignity Health-Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Blue Cross/Blue Shield Arizona seems to have prompted renewed negotiations just prior to a midnight deadline Tuesday, Jan. 31.

By Nanci Hutson January 31, 2023

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