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Good Samaritan Society Prescott Hospice patient Virginia “Ginger” Cannata hopes to spend a memorable Christmas holiday with her niece and other relatives in Niagra Falls, New York.

By Nanci Hutson December 14, 2019
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Prescott High School Pride of Prescott Marching Band trumpet player Lila Keane celebrated her 17th birthday on Dec. 7; some six decades after the Japanese attack on the Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii.

By Nanci Hutson December 13, 2019
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If Humboldt Unified School District was to simply fix and renovate its 10 school facilities so that they are “functionally” suitable as a learning environment for children, the price tag would be just under $25 million.

By Nanci Hutson December 12, 2019
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World War II prisoner of war and self-made entrepreneur Daniel Huband Roberts called Prescott home during his 24-year retirement.

By Nanci Hutson December 9, 2019
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They’re the first ones to volunteer for extra duties. They’re the creative energy in the room.

By Nanci Hutson December 8, 2019
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Prescott Unified School District Lincoln Elementary Principal Karen Hughes was given bragging rights last Tuesday night.

By Nanci Hutson December 8, 2019
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The last thing Mayer Unified School District Superintendent Dean Slaga seeks is the limelight.

By Nanci Hutson December 7, 2019
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To Bill Williamson Jr., the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is far more than a few Wikipedia paragraphs.

By Nanci Hutson December 6, 2019
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The Lab at Prescott High School is proving the catalyst to a new brand of “cutting edge” learning fueled by emerging, high-caliber technology suited to careers yet to be imagined.

By Nanci Hutson December 6, 2019
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The historic Hendrix Auditorium at Mile High Middle School opened 80 years ago as a theater space for the then-high school students, families and community members, be it for a holiday concert, school assembly or civic meeting or event.

By Nanci Hutson December 5, 2019
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Yavapai College education professor Tara O’Neill is elated her students no longer have to weigh debt over their passion to shape the future through their career choice.

By Nanci Hutson December 4, 2019
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One might suggest Rebecca Ruffner’s affinity for fighting for the underdog, particularly young children, stems from what she calls her “advocacy genes” inherited from a family invested in community life.

By Nanci Hutson December 1, 2019
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The agency on Wednesday announced the promotion of Training Director Claire Louge to Ruffner’s role upon her retirement.

By Nanci Hutson December 1, 2019
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The Prescott Unified School District Governing Board will celebrate faculty and staff at the annual “Going the Extra Mile” reception prior to its 5 p.m. regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3.

By Nanci Hutson December 1, 2019
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On a chilly night, 69 members of the Pride of Prescott marching band practiced a medley of patriotic salutes that will likely be a pride of Pearl Harbor commemoration services in Hawaii this coming week.

By Nanci Hutson November 29, 2019
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The Pride of Prescott Marching Band’s trip to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii is one Bill Williamson endorses as a means to teach a history that should never be forgotten.

By Nanci Hutson November 29, 2019
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The Salvation Army is again this winter housing the “Operation Deep Freeze” program.

By Nanci Hutson November 28, 2019
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Olympic Gold Medal swimming phenomenon Michael Phelps, the winner of 28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold, left the competitive sport three years ago. Afterward, the famous athlete known to be more comfortable in water than on land admitted to the world that despite the trophies and medals he wrestled with bouts of crippling depression and anxiety.

By Nanci Hutson November 28, 2019
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Humboldt Unified School District Superintendent Dan Streeter is like a proud father, preening with pride over the multitude of accomplishments and innovations in Yavapai County’s largest district.

By Nanci Hutson November 25, 2019
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For 25 years, Don Eckel has treasured the carbon dioxide-pellet fueled, miniature wooden race car he built when he was a student at the then-Granite Mountain Middle School in Prescott.

By Nanci Hutson November 24, 2019
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Prescott High School’s Freshman Academy students were slapped with a recent dose of adult reality.

By Nanci Hutson November 21, 2019
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New creative media lab at Prescott High
Students enjoy new level of tech

To enter “The Lab” at Prescott High School is to be wowed by hard-to-fathom, yet real “Star Wars”-style technology.

By Nanci Hutson November 20, 2019
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From the time she was appointed to her post in March 2017, the Prescott VA Medical Center Director Barbara Oemcke has been a busy lady.

By Nanci Hutson November 18, 2019
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Retired Abia Judd Elementary second-grade teacher Jane Robertson knows what it is to keep a hidden stash of money so she can buy needed classroom supplies.

By Nanci Hutson November 17, 2019
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Lake Valley principal, staff and volunteers honored
Making a difference to students and families

Lake Valley Elementary Principal Aimee Fleming was eager to spotlight to Humboldt Unified School District leaders some of the folks she credits with making such a difference at her school.

By Nanci Hutson November 16, 2019
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Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training for all 1,700 Bradshaw Mountain High School students - $500.

By Nanci Hutson November 16, 2019
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In a moment Prescott Unified School District administrators said left them “blown away,” the district Chief Financial Officer Brian Moore was selected as Arizona’s 2019 CFO of the Year by the Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives.

By Nanci Hutson November 15, 2019
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In the middle of a no-wall room behind the cafeteria at Glassford Hill Middle School, two girls confer with one of their four-teacher team about collecting old denim jeans they will sew into recyclable bags.

By Nanci Hutson November 14, 2019
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If the Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board opted to seek a $25 million bonding package with a 20-year payback, the extra cost for a home assessed at $146,000 — the median range — would be just under $50 a year.

By Nanci Hutson November 13, 2019
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Calling Prescott the state’s “most patriotic city,” Mayor Greg Mengarelli invited crowds stretching several feet deep at the downtown Veterans Day parade to reflect on the price of freedom.

By Nanci Hutson November 11, 2019
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The process to convert six of the Prescott VA’s historic, Victorian-style homes on its campus off Highway 89 into housing for vulnerable veterans is making slow but steady progress.

By Nanci Hutson November 11, 2019
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United States Army Vietnam-era veteran Cornelia “Sarge” Smith is a talented artisan who refuses to allow her creative juices to go dry simply because she is now legally blind and confined to a wheelchair.

By Nanci Hutson November 10, 2019
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On this Veterans Day, and every day, Prescott Korean War-era United States Army veteran Barney Kennedy said he feels a sense of patriotism that extends beyond his own service. He so admires the sacrifices of so many who, unlike him, never came home.

By Nanci Hutson November 10, 2019
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Other than a few exceptions, district and charter school leaders have much to boast about this year with the letter grades received at their schools, with many showing improvement or at least staying steady despite changes in students, faculty and curriculum, and some new test options.

By Nanci Hutson November 7, 2019
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Juicy cheeseburgers. The Grand Canyon. Cave petroglyphs. Thumb Butte. To name a few. These were some of the top treats students from Prescott’s sister city in Zeitz, Germany said they most enjoyed during their recent 17-day exchange with Prescott High School’s German students.

By Nanci Hutson November 7, 2019
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In a stealth mission like no other, United States Air Force Staff Sgt. Ken Knobbe sneaked inside a second-grade classroom at Lincoln Elementary just after noon on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

By Nanci Hutson November 6, 2019
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Agape House of Prescott leaders hope to illuminate city and community leaders to the reality of family homelessness in this community, and the coordinated efforts of many to answer the need.

By Nanci Hutson November 4, 2019
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On Thanksgiving Day, a Prescott veteran and retired U.S. Postal worker will travel to just outside Ashville, North Carolina, to celebrate the American holiday with blood relatives for the first time in his 72 years.

By Nanci Hutson November 2, 2019
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Dennis Houser knows classical music and theater, performing over five decades on national and international stages as a classical bass vocalist and chorale conductor.

By Nanci Hutson November 2, 2019
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Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli is not surprised state housing advocates are honoring the work of a city charity committed to ending homelessness through innovative, community-funded housing solutions.

By Nanci Hutson November 1, 2019
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Lincoln Elementary School students paraded around the downtown Yavapai County Courthouse plaza on Halloween dressed in costumes that ranged from skeletons to fairy princesses and lots of Waldos – teachers took a preference for the red-and-white-striped shirt character.

By Nanci Hutson October 31, 2019
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott has promised its students, faculty and staff that it is seeking to quickly correct an accreditation agency warning related to program length for its accelerated path for students seeking to earn a combined undergraduate and graduate degree.

By Nanci Hutson October 31, 2019
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On Halloween, a Peeples Valley pizza parlor will be the festive backdrop for the launch of “Halloweed,” a kickoff event aimed at educating rural Arizonans about why they should vote to legalize recreational marijuana.

By Nanci Hutson October 29, 2019
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Enter the expansive lobby of the 1927 red brick Hassayampa Inn on the corner of East Gurley and Marina streets and one is standing inside what a staff director describes as “Prescott’s living room.”

By Nanci Hutson October 27, 2019
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The Prescott Frontier Days “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” fundraising efforts this year raised $6,000 that will be donated to Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

By Nanci Hutson October 26, 2019
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Breast cancer is not unlike a house fire — hard to predict, devastating to experience and recovery requires professional guidance and personal resolve.

By Nanci Hutson October 26, 2019
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The seductive power of social media is such that teens are more stressed than ever about everything from grades to beauty, often in the shadows of a screen rather than with a strong support system.

By Nanci Hutson October 25, 2019
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The Big Bad Wolf is a myth. Just ask Prescott Library’s fifth- and sixth-grade book club that just finished the based-in-fact tale of a gray wolf titled, “A Wolf Called Wander.”

By Nanci Hutson October 25, 2019
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All it takes to stop a bully is for one person to stand up and befriend the target, according to one expert.

By Nanci Hutson October 23, 2019

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