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Great Lakes Airlines is Exceeding Expectations

More flights, larger planes answering the demand for air service from Prescott Great Lakes Airlines (GLA), the commercial airline serving the Quad Cities area, is exceeding initial expectations of the numbers of passengers flying out of the Prescott Municipal Airport after it expanded its flight service last December. Kathy DeFreitas, the Prescott-based station manager for […]

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The Value of a Medically Supervised Fitness Program

Studies show that regular exercise after heart surgery increases quality of life and life expectancy. But after cardiac rehabilitation, some people find that determining how to begin or continue an ongoing fitness program, what to do and, most importantly, where to go for guidance can be daunting. The Pendleton Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center […]

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Music feature

Community Generosity Benefits Local School Music Programs

Businesses and individuals are giving 13 Quad Cities schools a boost. Local grants are aimed at helping fund instrumental music programs, thanks to those who support the Prescott POPS Symphony Orchestra. POPS Board President Anne Babinsky said the board authorized $10,500 to be distributed among qualified public, private and charter schools that offer formal instrumental […]

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Touchmark feature

Halfway ‘Home’ – Literally and Figuratively

Tom Biel, executive vice president of Touchmark at the Ranch, has a gleam in his eye and broad smile when he tells prospective buyers that the upper-end retirement living facility is half complete. He is right on two counts. First, more than 50 percent of the 45 single-family homes and even more of the 162 […]

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Todd Marolf

Making Room While Downsizing—Mr. Arch

Let me introduce you to Mr. Arch. Mr. Arch (Todd Marolf) works in the Yavapai County area has supernatural superpowers. If you live or own a home in the Yavapai County area and have an issue, a problem, a question, a need or a unique building question, he is the superhero that can and wants […]

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YRMC Laboratory, Mayo Medical Lab Launching Collaboration

Yavapai County residents who need specialized and rare blood tests can receive them close to home, thanks to a relationship Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has established with Mayo Medical Labs. “Mayo approached YRMC about serving as our exclusive ‘reference lab,’” explained Stephanie Fricke, MT, ASCP, director, YRMC Laboratory Services. “We agreed to work with […]

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Harry Oberg

Fire Season is Upon Us

Wildland fire season is already well underway in the Prescott area. Every year, I like to remind our citizens about the vast resources that are available to prevent and fight wildland fires. The U.S. Forest Service’s Fire Center at the Ernest A. Love air field in Prescott was dedicated in May, 1992. This regional Fire […]

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Vincent Randall Feature

Valuing, Protecting the Verde River

Yavapai-Apache leader shares spiritual beliefs about water, urges awareness The Verde River should be treated as “a living spiritual entity,” says Yavapai-Apache Director of Cultural Resources Vincent Randall. Randall was the featured speaker at the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) at a May 13 meeting in Prescott. An active in water rights and water issues […]

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