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Nanci Hutson

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For almost three decades, Kermit Hunt’s ministerial career revolved around uplifting and healing the human spirit, a mission that today leads him to help people and families seek end-of-life peace.

By Nanci Hutson June 15, 2020
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The fervent wish of a Vietnam War veteran wrestling with a cancer diagnosis is to find forever homes for more than 40 stray puppies and feral adult dogs living on his remote property northwest of Seligman.

By Nanci Hutson June 13, 2020
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Summertime is a call to all children to slather on the sunscreen and then grab a Frisbee, a Hula Hoop or don a bathing suit for a brisk dip in a suitable outdoor swimming spot.

By Nanci Hutson June 13, 2020
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The burning question in the Humboldt Unified School District is the same one flaming up all over the nation. What’s going to happen come Aug. 3 – the district’s scheduled first day of school.

By Nanci Hutson June 11, 2020
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In a state where dollars are limited, many districts are forced to ask taxpayers for the extra to cover everything from leaky roofs to new school buses.

By Nanci Hutson June 10, 2020
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A one-time Prescott College student Cathy Sposito should be spending this Saturday savoring a sunny afternoon, possibly with a hike or bike ride to a favorite trail somewhere.

By Nanci Hutson June 10, 2020
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The Prescott Valley Police Department continues to receive complaints about someone attempting to scam them out of money by threatening that they are wanted on a warrant.

By Nanci Hutson June 10, 2020
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Humboldt Unified School District is not expecting it will need a new school in the immediate future.

By Nanci Hutson June 10, 2020
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Celebrations amid COVID-19 have proved a challenge for community leaders.

By Nanci Hutson June 10, 2020
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Dan Streeter is an educator extraordinaire, a 21st century learning “visionary” who sees promise in all students and as Humboldt Unified School District’s leader pushed for programs to propel that premise.

By Nanci Hutson June 6, 2020
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Humboldt Unified School District’s 2019-20 school year may have come to a close, but behind-the-scenes local education supporters have been gearing up to help the district forge ahead for the future.

By Nanci Hutson June 6, 2020
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The COVID-19 outbreak has proven a “rollercoaster” for state public health leaders as they witness daily spikes and dips in positive cases.

By Nanci Hutson June 4, 2020
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Nobody at the Prescott Unified School District Governing Board was wearing rose-colored glasses on Tuesday night, June 2.

By Nanci Hutson June 4, 2020
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When it comes to serving the most vulnerable and at-risk populations in the area, the local non-profit community did not stop because the COVID-19 virus further wreaked havoc on challenging lives.

By Nanci Hutson June 4, 2020
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In a school year like no other in modern history, the Prescott Unified School District Governing Board is confident “going forward we have the right man leading us,” said President Scott Hicks.

By Nanci Hutson June 4, 2020
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The state’s top education official wants schools to plan for reopening even as she concedes she doesn’t know how much money they will have -- and that it’s virtually impossible to guarantee a risk-free environment.

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The Sisters of Mercy opened Prescott’s first hospital — Mercy Hospital — in 1876 on a downtown dirt road off Grove Street; the precursor to the community-built Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

By Nanci Hutson May 30, 2020
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Not a flashy spotlight kind of guy, Mile High Middle School Principal Andy Binder was out of his comfort zone Wednesday afternoon, May 27.

By Nanci Hutson May 30, 2020
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In yet another professional staffing change in the Humboldt Unified School District, Superintendent Dan Streeter on May 22 announced that Beth Denman has been selected as the new principal for Glassford Hill Middle School.

By Nanci Hutson May 28, 2020
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A savvy Prescott Valley citizen caught on to a scam from an alleged cellphone company representative who attempted to get his bank account and credit card numbers through a fraudulent, but clever, scheme, according to the Prescott Valley Police Department.

By Nanci Hutson May 28, 2020
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Bradshaw Mountain High School science teacher Glenn Grovenstein and his wife, Darcy, were just finishing a Disney World spring break vacation when the COVID-19 outbreak forced the world-renowned theme park to close.

By Nanci Hutson May 27, 2020
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The owner of a mobile home escaped an early-morning fire Tuesday, May 26, that consumed about half the double-roof property in the 2300 block of North Navajo Trail in Chino Valley, leaving it a total loss.

By Nanci Hutson May 26, 2020
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On what would have been Prescott High School’s graduation day, May 22, Badger Media advisor and media technology specialist Robyn Bryce created something very special for the Class of 2020: a virtual graduation ceremony video titled, “You Did It!”

By Nanci Hutson May 25, 2020
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In a traditional school year, educators and students alike are jumpy with excitement on their last day.

By Nanci Hutson May 25, 2020
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On Memorial Day, the Prescott National Cemetery’s annual wreath-laying ceremony will be performed — but without an audience.

By Nanci Hutson May 23, 2020
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Bradshaw Mountain High ‘rapper’ principal sees move to district office as new way to serve students
It’s always been for him about coaxing the promise out of each student

From as far back as he can remember, Kort Miner was a teacher and a coach; his first students and players were his younger siblings.

By Nanci Hutson May 23, 2020
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Family trauma and forced relocation left a single mother who once worked as a chemist without a job and the means to find an affordable place to live with her children.

By Nanci Hutson May 21, 2020
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Yavapai Regional Medical Center is seeking a “strategic collaboration” with Dignity Health as a means to expand its 21st century state-of-the-art medical care with facilities and services suitable to growing community expectations, hospital officials announced on Wednesday.

By Nanci Hutson May 20, 2020
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Bradshaw Mountain High School senior McKyrie Herb is happy to know COVID-19 will not steal her chance to share in a graduation ceremony with some 400 classmates, many she has known since she started kindergarten in the Humboldt Unified District 13 years ago.

By Nanci Hutson May 20, 2020
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The new Bradshaw Mountain High School principal is no stranger to the Humboldt Unified School District.

By Nanci Hutson May 19, 2020
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Thousands of meals for area families who depend on school-provided breakfasts and lunches have been provided on a pick-up, and in some cases delivery, basis throughout the tri-city area districts during the COVID-19 closures.

By Nanci Hutson May 19, 2020
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In the state’s Aug. 4 primary, five Republicans will seek to fill two vacancies in the state House – Rep. Noel Campbell and Steve Pierce are not seeking re-election – and four are first-time candidates.

By Nanci Hutson May 16, 2020
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Dirt on his hands brings a glow to Peter Dahm’s cheeks. The Prescott VA Domicilary patient who served four years in the United States Navy finds digging around in the soil gives him peace and focus as he and other veterans seek to recover from various addictions.

By Nanci Hutson May 16, 2020
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Bradshaw Mountain High principal promoted to join new superintendent in executive leadershipBradshaw Mountain High School will be getting a new principal come this fall: Principal Kort Miner on Tuesday was promoted to be the district’s new executive director of operations.

By Nanci Hutson May 13, 2020

As the school year winds down, and the Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board prepares for a new administration, there is no lack of things to contemplate and get done — be it leasing copiers, upgrading salary schedules, lobbying legislators, or arranging the Class of 2020’s graduation.

By Nanci Hutson May 13, 2020
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Prescott High School savored some high points this year: a brand new freshman academy allowing students to set the tone for four years of success, a new, community-funded state-of-the-art creative media lab that launched a new career education program...

By Nanci Hutson May 12, 2020
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It’s official. At 5 p.m. on Friday, the Humboldt Unified School District’s Governing Board officially entered into a two-year contract with John Pothast of Soldotna, Alaska, to be the next superintendent.

By Nanci Hutson May 11, 2020
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Kathy Krause is reveling in some unexpected Mother’s Day love — a once-in-a-century affair that prompted the youngest of her three daughters to craft a stealth chalk art message on her driveway.

By Nanci Hutson May 9, 2020
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On this Mother’s Day, Tiana Costello of Prescott delights in a family that five years ago expanded in a way she never imagined but now considers a gift of love beyond compare.

By Nanci Hutson May 9, 2020
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The mother of one of Mingus Mountain Academy’s more than 100 female residential treatment clients voiced concern about her daughter’s welfare in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Prescott Valley facility.

By Nanci Hutson May 7, 2020
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The end of the 2019-20 school year is still three weeks away, yet Prescott Unified School District leaders are already preparing for a predicted onslaught of additional student needs given the COVID-19 crisis.

By Nanci Hutson May 7, 2020
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A farewell to Prescott Unified School District Governing Board’s student representative turned emotional as board member Tina Seeley swiped away tears for what this year’s seniors have lost.

By Nanci Hutson May 6, 2020
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The three Yavapai Accommodation School District high schools each year host a “Make-A-Difference” banquet, a night of accolades for teens who have hurdled many obstacles to reach such a pinnacle.

By Nanci Hutson May 6, 2020
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John Pothast’s greeting Friday morning, May 1, from Soldotna, Alaska, was one of enthusiasm and eagerness for what is to be the next step on his 30-year education career ladder: superintendent of the Humboldt Unified School District.

By Nanci Hutson May 2, 2020
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World War II United States Marine Edwin “Corky” Davis is a proud patriot, proud father and grandfather.

By Nanci Hutson May 2, 2020
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HUSD Governing Board hails district/community involvement for successful superintendent search
District attracts candidates for assistant superintendent, principal jobs

The Humboldt Unified Governing Board’s day on Thursday, April 30, started at 2 p.m. They interviewed two superintendent finalists for 75 minutes followed by deliberations on each.

By Nanci Hutson May 2, 2020
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Three hours after entering into formal deliberations, the Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board voted unanimously Thursday, April 30, to extend an offer to superintendent finalist John Pothast of Soldotna, Alaska, to become the district’s next education leader.

By Nanci Hutson April 30, 2020
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At a time when everyone is seeking inspiration amid a fearsome pandemic, Yavapai Regional Medical Center released its 2019 annual report titled, “Inspired by You.”

By Nanci Hutson April 30, 2020
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The United Way of Yavapai County’s executive director will be leaving her four-year position as of May 15 for semi-retirement to her home state of Washington, board President Mary Ann Suttles announced this week.

By Nanci Hutson April 30, 2020
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With the use of technology, the Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board on Tuesday afternoon invited its superintendent finalists to answer queries from faculty and staff about everything from meeting nutritional needs and grading styles to school counseling, transportation and the arts.

By Nanci Hutson April 29, 2020

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