It was no small thing for Prescott Valley resident Mary Dutra to gather her family together for their first ever professional portrait, thanks to the launch of Help Portrait Prescott.
Prescott High School will have a new $2 million track and artificial turf field as of next fall. It, too, is likely to have all new stadium lighting and bleacher safety rails.
In the Prescott Unified School District, there are faculty and staff who fly below the radar.
A champion athlete, coach and educator with a true passion for all things kids, Prescott High School Athletic Director Missy Townsend sees sports as more than speed, muscles and a competitive edge.
Some Prescott families honor national Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day as more than history
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941: President Franklin Roosevelt declares it the “date that will live in infamy.”
‘Connecting Communities Symposium’ celebrates collaboration to tackle key societal issues
Sparing lives from drug overdoses, especially teens, and waging war on the dealers, is a never-ending mission of many law enforcement leaders, educators and awareness advocates.
The fallout of State Rep. David Stringer’s racially offensive remarks continued on Tuesday night.
Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli was recruited to his first-time post as the city’s top elected chief while he was the president of the Prescott Unified School District Governing Board.
In the high school years, teens are bombarded with so much stuff related to growing up that it can be difficult to navigate between the here and now and the hard-to-imagine distance tomorrows.
In what is supposed to be a jolly season, folks that are feeling less than jolly, or downright sad, can often feel guilty or all the more depressed because they simply can’t get into a holiday spirit.
All students in the Prescott Unified School District are expected to learn certain math facts so they can be successful in the world beyond high school.
Scott Bideau is a newcomer to Prescott with a penchant for photography.
In 1994, Bud Sadler was working in the construction industry in Phoenix.
School district leaders credit community, money as education enrichment for all students
Prescott children are riding on a fleet of school buses that now includes a dozen fuel-efficient models.
A Badgers football player’s outreach to special needs student called a ‘forever’ inspiration
Prescott High School senior Ryan Tardibuono might be smaller than many of his peers, but his zest for life looms big and bold.
Good Samaritan Prescott Village celebrates its 40-year legacy
At the Good Samaritan Prescott Village’s 40th anniversary celebration on Nov. 14, seven-year resident and volunteer Dorothy Maddock was delighted to toast the place she is proud to now call her home.
Benevolence begets benevolence.
CCJ shelter clients’ gift to four-year-old proves a priceless lesson
A four-year-old boy. A lost Lego piece. A homeless couple.
Production is being viewed as a Christmas tradition
“Hannah’s Heart” is a timeless story of the contagious sparkle ignited by one selfless, giving heart.
BASIS Prescott student wins distinction
Nine-year-old Ben Stanik of Prescott isn’t one of those kids who refuses to let vegetables touch his lips.
Prescott center prides itself on being a free, safe haven for all teenagers
The Launch Pad Teen Center prides itself as a safe haven for all teenagers in the Prescott/tri-city area.
With Thanksgiving just a week away, and Christmas following on its heels, no one wants to have to cancel holiday plans because they contracted the flu.
The two incumbent Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board leaders, president Penny Hubble and vice-president Cyndi Thomas, were both re-elected to four-year terms on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
At the Circle L Ranch on Friday morning, 37 Northpoint Middle School seventh and eighth-graders from Prescott toured and cleaned portions of the Prescott Valley-based animal rescue sanctuary on Coyote Springs Road.
Everybody loves Mayor Harvey – and Harvey loves everybody, even curmudgeons and folks that once were fond of dirt roads.
Prescott veteran at the Battle of Midway Island
Donald Brubaker didn’t want to be an Ohio farmer.
EngageNY is a math curriculum Prescott Unified School District elementary teachers have embraced, and administrators have high hopes will produce improved results for middle schoolers.
Mayor Mengarelli: ‘What took so long?’
Prescott Mayor and Unified School District Governing Board member Greg Mengarelli asked just one question about spending $2 million to replace and rebuild the high school’s track and field complex.
The Prescott Unified School District Governing Board will have a new complexion come January.
Athletic director to inform school board about proposal for new track and synthetic turf field
Nostalgia can lead people astray — especially when it butts up against big dollars. Such truth is why Prescott High School’s Athletic Director Missy Townsend refused to let her nostalgia for playing sports on natural fields skew her decision on the future of the school’s flagship athletic field.
Note to political candidates: The younger generations are watching your campaigns, and frankly, they’re appalled.
Costume parade follows familiar path around courthouse plaza
With fall leaves swirling at their feet and crisp air nipping at their heels, the Lincoln Elementary “Lions” in Prescott were treated to the perfect autumn day for a Halloween costume parade.
A chance encounter with a friend undergoing chemotherapy for metastasized Stage 4 breast cancer pushed quilter and crafter Dona Speights’ into creative hyper drive.
Weston Parmelee is a master of Halloween hijinks.
Arming parents/teens with tools to navigate today’s culture
In the cozy kitchen of her downtown Prescott home, Raynee Schneider’s recipe for homemade soup can be smelled on the stove as she talks about the recipe of a different kind: one aimed at nourishing souls.
Effort is to meet health needs of veterans
The local VA campus on Highway 89 is a historic icon — its service to area veterans dates back to 1930.
In less than an hour on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 11, 15 energetic Chino Valley volunteers — retirees to high school and college students — emptied and organized more than 175 reusable green grocery bags filled with non-perishables such as juice boxes, soups, macaroni and cheese and peanut butter.
Siblings making change
Alex and Addie Daniels of Chino Valley have never worried about when they might be able to eat again.
Fourth-grader Charly Dunn was one of the first Lincoln Elementary “Lions” to arrive on the south side of the Prescott courthouse plaza Wednesday morning for “Walk to School Day.”
The Big Swim
On a cool, dark night a week ago, Prescott swimmer and disabled former United States Navy SEAL Dave Loeffler waded into the Pacific Ocean from the shore of San Clemente Island in southern California for a 15.5 hour trek to the rough terrain, not-public coast of Catalina Island.
Chino Valley group’s food drive hailed as success
In less than an hour on Thursday morning, 15 energetic Chino Valley volunteers — retirees to high school and college students — emptied and organized more than 175 reusable green grocery bags filled with non-perishables such as juice boxes, soups, macaroni and cheese and peanut butter.
Mattson ‘grateful’ to those donating to help him continue his mission
In between answering calls from folks in distress, Prescott homeless advocate Daniel Mattson on Monday morning was seeking a mortgage lender so he can buy the house he has rented for 10 years.
A trip to a Seattle air show air at age seven planted a yearning in Austin Fischer to one day be a jet pilot.
State letter grades for area districts, charters a ‘snapshot’ of student achievement
Like a parent reviewing their own student’s report cards, area district and charter school leaders’ reaction to the state’s A-F ratings of all state schools have generated enthusiasm and disappointment.
Time was when perusing “Playboy” magazine was seen as a rite of passage for teenage boys. Teenage girls were likely hiding copies of “GQ” or other such magazines, featuring half-nude males.
In the fight against breast cancer, Yavapai Regional Medical Center surgeon Dr. Michael Macon is a warrior: his weapon beyond the scalpel is empathy, knowledge and technology that enable him to treat his patients based on their own biology, genealogy, even personality.
The Whiskey Off-Road mountain bike race is a Prescott downtown tradition — the inaugural event was 15 years ago.
Effort to find solutions to veteran homelessness continues in earnest
U.S. VETS Prescott Executive Director Carole Benedict was thrilled to see so much love heaped on hundreds of homeless veterans at the 2018 Yavapai County Stand Down event at Frontier Village.
As of Oct. 1, U.S. VETS Prescott will receive two federal Veteran Affairs grants totaling $580,000 that will enable the agency to expand its current 56-bed transitional living facilities to 20 more beds as well as add 15 units of transition-in-place housing opportunities.
High school athletics is more than muscles; it’s a matter of mind, motivation, and manners.