San Francisco native Kevin Hines knows the desperation that leads someone to contemplate suicide – he is a living miracle as one of a few to survive a leap off the Golden Gate Bridge.
Here’s a math riddle the Prescott Unified School District would like to solve: how to find enough dollars to offer the highest-caliber education from the finest educational professionals despite annual drops in student enrollment often rooted in the inability for families to afford the higher cost of living here.
Prescott High School Fulbright scholar Cathleen Cherry will be headed to Peru schools this summer.
Chino Valley water users should be happy to hear the Town Council opted to drop its monthly wastewater rates from last year’s $62.14 to $60, or a 3 percent decrease as of July 1.
A slight wind and gurgling water flowing through Granite Creek on Thursday provided a serene backdrop for about 100 Granite Mountain fifth-graders exploring the White Spar trail and its frontier heritage apple and pear orchard.
To anyone who ever asked Katherine “Kaye” Fleming what she did while working for just over a year in Washington, D.C., toward the end of World War II, she would shrug and say just typical secretarial stuff.
Safe school buses are a must have for area school districts.
The “Dancing for the Stars” two-show event on Saturday, April 13, at the Elks Theatre is expected to generate $300,000 to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona.
At 8 years old, Aliyah Alpert has a better vocabulary than most people quadruple her age.
With the rising costs of health insurance, the Prescott Governing Board this week opted to make a change to a large health care company.
A Prescott Valley couple resorted to asking strangers for a kidney to save the husband’s life.
Bob Brooks is a 75-year-old Prescott bachelor who counts as his only family two felines – 12-year-old Siamese, Pur, and eight-year-old Siamese, Kitten.
The implications of declining enrollments in the Prescott Unified School District will require school administrators to find some $707,000 worth of reductions for the coming school year, with staffing at the middle school and high school libraries targeted as one of the fallouts from the required reductions.
As a guest at Prescott and Prescott Valley schools on Monday, Arizona’s new Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman was offered a glimpse into creative, experiential learning models intended to entice students from pre-school to high school to become knowledge adventurers.
As a teenage trumpet player growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, Ed Brooks considered it a privilege to perform “Taps” at the close of funerals or local World War II veterans.
Andi Abad doesn’t have a death wish. Truth be told, the now-retired psychotherapist isn’t big on danger.
At Mile High Middle School in Prescott, the daily routine was shaken up one day last week so as to offer teachers a chance to observe new ways of delivering instruction and managing student behavior.
Four Prescott High School students have been identified as the culprits behind a spring break prank where several cartons of eggs were thrown across the Granite Mountain School campus in two instances, according to the Prescott Police Department.
At a time of leadership transition in the Prescott VA, Dr. A. Panneer Selvam’s skills as a long-time physician with a patient-first belief and approach are offering comfort to veterans about their health care.
Prescott Police are investigating what has been described as “derogatory notes” with racial and anti-Semitic overtones left in the office at the Mountain Oak Charter School on Thursday, March 21.
Standing next to a willow tree behind the Tri-City College Prep High School this week, founder and superintendent Mary Ellen Halvorson pointed to a rectangular stretch of gravel soon to become a new middle school.
Prescott’s most famous Irishman who may, or may not, have been born in Ireland, most certainly, personified his family’s roots with what local historians consider his own brand of Irish bravado.
The high school years produce a mix of both anticipation and anxiety.
A calculated balance of 21st century educational programs, proper class sizes and competitive pay will require the Prescott Unified Governing Board to think hard this budget season about how best to invest taxpayer resources.
Elaine and Rocco Giordano are praying that it pays to advertise — Elaine’s plea printed across the back of the couple’s four-door white Chevrolet hatchback is a life-or-death proposition.
Catholic Charities in Prescott is rethinking its approach to a 30-unit complex on East Gurley Street it took over two years ago as housing for homeless veterans.
In a tradition of honoring teachers for their day-in, day-out commitment and devotion to educating the next generation, the Yavapai County Education Foundation will celebrate 70 nominees and 18 finalists at its 25th annual 2019 Teacher of the Year awards banquet, scheduled for May 3 at the Prescott Resort.
From time to time, the Prescott Unified School District needs to revisit boundaries for its elementary schools to work and keep classes at all three schools at a consistent size.
On the walls of his magenta-colored cottage, James McNear pinned up a Prescott College kerchief and a Steve Nash Phoenix Suns basketball jersey. He decorated the space over his bed with a cross and a couple small Halloween lanterns.
A natural-born storyteller, Gerald Kimmet’s tales from 40 years as a volunteer with the Yavapai County Jeep Posse search and rescue team are many: he prefers the quirky and heartwarming ones.
One by one they took their places at two tables located in the front of the courtroom — a three-person defense team on the far left and three-person plaintiff team on the far right closest to the jury box.
Prescott High School Assistant Principal Clark Tenney is a small town guy with a big world perspective.
The story of a 2017 Prescott overdose fatality is the story of a beloved, first-born son and the “addict demon” who stole his life.
In the search for ways to combat opioid overdose deaths across Yavapai County, MatForce leaders three years ago opted to find a way to do in-depth examinations of at least a sampling of those deaths.
In a repeat performance, Prescott Unified Governing Board veteran member Tina Seeley was unanimously selected last month to be president for the next year.
With temperatures below freezing and snow continuing to accumulate, with predictions of more over the next two days, the Coalition for Compassion and Justice and the Salvation Army are opening their doors for daytime and night shelter to assure the community’s most vulnerable have a safe place to go.
With a predicted snowstorm headed this way on Thursday, local school superintendents are in the spotlight as they prepare to make decisions that will impact a big chunk of families in the tri-city area.
In what might seem as counterintuitive, nationally renowned educators have determined homework is not a predictor of academic achievement, particularly in young children.
U.S. Marine veteran John Epstein was clear at the local VA’s Town Hall held in the Prescott Valley library last week that he didn’t come to bash the staff or leadership.
At the time of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Tami Phillips rounded up her family with brooms to go and sweep up shards of broken glass from a street corner as fires still burned throughout the city.
The Launch Pad Teen Center is in a celebratory mood these days — the grass-roots youth empowerment hub launched five years ago finally has a home of its own.
Chino Valley U.S. Navy veteran Willem van der Heyden walked into the Prescott VA’s theater on Wednesday and saw a photographer snapping pictures of one of three pieces he submitted into the 25th annual Prescott VA’s Creative Arts Festival that runs through Friday.
In a perfect world, every child would be loved, cherished and nurtured by the family they enter at birth.
Two Taylor Hicks Elementary school teachers are piloting a new, online handwriting curriculum they see as suitable to meeting the state’s new cursive writing standards.
Taylor Lopez is a young woman who stands tall — in physique and personality.
A no-longer used photography dark room at Prescott High School is getting remodeled into a lounge for students with special needs.