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Coalition for Compassion and Justice Has New Leadership

Prescott’s largest homeless shelter operated by the 17-year-old Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) has a new executive director. Jessi Hans had served as assistant director since February of 2017. Hans, a native of Iowa, attended Northwest Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. For several years before joining the CCJ staff, she […]

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City Initiates ‘WaterSmart’ Education Programs

Recognizing that many residents in the Quad Cities area have questions about future water supplies and availability, The City of Prescott, through its Water Resource Management office, will offer a full year of water education programs. The hour-long educational presentations will begin at noon Feb. 21, in the Prescott Public Library; and will continue through […]

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Planetarium Offering Free Shows

Ever step out and marvel at the crisp night sky we enjoy in central Arizona? Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is offering programs to help us learn more about what we are seeing. Free shows are being cited as premier productions to introduce the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium to Central and Northern Arizona. Eric Edelman and […]

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Breathing New Life into Bankrupt Racetrack

Pounding hooves of quarterhorses and thoroughbreds may soon echo off the previously non-active Yavapai Downs racetrack if all expectations of its new owners are met. In a $3.22 million deal that just closed in mid-January, the racetrack has been purchased by Kentucky Downs President Corey Johnsen and his four associates from JACOR Partners in Phoenix. […]

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Babbitt Ranches Soaring with Eagles

Efforts are underway to increase the number of golden eagles on Babbitt Ranches in Northern Arizona. Researchers are concerned a drier, warmer climate may be changing the prey base – decreasing the number of small mammals that the eagles eat – and at the same time, increasing populations of harmful insects that can be deadly […]

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Educators Comparing Mount Vesuvius Eruption with Northern Arizona’s Volcanic Activity

One of the most noted natural disasters in history was the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which buried and preserved the Roman city of Pompeii in volcanic ash and rock. Educators like Sari Custer, vice president of curiosity at the Arizona Science Center, compare the volcanic activity with geologic processes in Northern Arizona. “When Mount Vesuvius […]

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Prescott Valley Councilmember is Woman of the Year

Jodi Rooney, a member of the Prescott Valley Town Council, has been named 2017-2018 Woman of the Year by the Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter of Women in Transportation (WTS). From 2010 until recently, Rooney served as the Arizona Department of Transportation’s local public agency section manager. She was credited with being the architect for the ADOT […]

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