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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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Promoting Workplace Equality to Benefit All

The most compelling argument for gender equality in the workplace evokes the “what if” of societal growth and human potential if the intellectual capital of female workers were to be fully explored, fostered, mentored and acknowledged. Until women command parity, there is no telling what discoveries the world could forfeit. Consider this: “If the cure […]

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Scholarships Helping to Ease Teacher Shortage

A local foundation is taking steps to improve the teacher shortage in Yavapai County by increasing its pledge to support qualified scholarship applicants. Yavapai County residents interested in pursuing an education degree now can apply for one of several $2,000 or more scholarships for the coming academic year. Grants are available from the Gardner Family […]

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Aviation Leader Emphasizing Communication Skills, Attitude, Work Ethic

Real success in the business and professional world requires far more than just academic and technical skills. That is the message from senior vice president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Katie Pribyl. She addressed Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduates during their Dec. 16 commencement. “One really important thing that you probably aren’t expecting […]

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