logo_azdot2Flagstaff AZ (February 22, 2019) – UPDATED – Winter weather and crashes have closed multiple highways in northern Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should delay travel across northern Arizona during the current winter storm because heavy snow or crashes could make roads impassable. There is no estimated time to reopen any highways and additional closures are possible depending on weather and crashes.

The following highways are closed [as of 11:30am, February 22]: Read More→

logo_arizonagameandfishPhoenix AZ (February 22, 2019) – Over the last two decades, the iconic monarch butterfly populations have declined 80 percent throughout its historical range in the Western U. S, but the famed species will now get a wing up with assistance from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD).

The department recently helped to complete the Western Monarch Butterfly Conservation Plan, which was recently adopted by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, of which AZGFD is a member. The new plan establishes population size and habitat conservation goals, strategies and actions for the monarch butterflies that overwinter along the California coast and range primarily across California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Utah. Read More→

Silent Witness Alert – Catch 22 Day 22

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

logo_ycsoPrescott Valley AZ (February 22, 2019) – Yavapai Silent Witness’ 2019 Catch 22 campaign which began February 1, 2019 is underway. Every day through February 22, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office will share information about a wanted fugitive from the program. A direct tip to Silent Witness resulting in the arrest of the fugitive within 90 days of the announcement will result in a $500 cash reward.

NAME: Daniella Brianna Hernandez, 28
ID Theft, Credit Card Theft, and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card
Description: DOB 12/04/1990, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes Read More→

The Rewards of Enthusiasm

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

By John Tamiazzo, PhD
(February 22, 2019)

John TamiazzoI read a new Gallup Poll the other day which showed that 70% of US employees disliked their jobs. The poll asked random workers how engaged or disengaged they were in the workplace and 70% were disengaged, strongly indicating that they had low involvement with their job, were not enthusiastic, and were not committed to the work they did or to the company they worked for. For them it was simply a job and nothing more.

When I was a college student, I was engrossed with the writings of Psychologist Abraham Maslow who said that to love your work is of upmost importance. He said that it is imperative that the job we accept and the work we do are in alignment with what we value and what we really want to do. Read More→

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More Suggestions for Good Books to Read

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

logo_sedonapubliclibrary3By Cheryl Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village

Sedona AZ (February 22, 2019) – Recent suggestions were so well received that I decided to continue to offer reading recommendations.  I asked several patrons who frequently visit the Village library to suggest titles and authors. These titles were not necessarily published recently. Read More→

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By Ted Grussing

… has a place and duties to fulfill in this world … we all work or we perish … and I just love the messiness of it all as in this photo we have a tiny Honeybee burrowing into a cactus flower collecting pollen to bring back to the beehive, providing food for the colony and at the same time he is pollinating the flower which ensures that it will continue on into the future. In addition if the hive is part of a Bee Keepers operation then it instrumental in providing a very nutritious food for humans. Interesting that the Bee Keepers own the beehive boxes, but since the bees are not controlled, they are free to leave and take up residence elsewhere, so glad they mostly stay put.


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logo_SIFFSedona Film Festival hosts two-night world-wide traveling tour at Performing Arts Center

Sedona AZ (February 21, 2019) – The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning to Sedona. For the fifth year, the Sedona International Film Festival is bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to red rock country. This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all. 

The Sedona tour stop has been expanded to two nights again this year: Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Each night will feature a different program of films. Audience members can attend either one of the nights or get a package discount to attend both evenings. Read More→

Detention Officers receive Life Saving award
for Saving Inmate

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

logo_ycsoPrescott AZ (February 21, 2019) – During a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Agency Award ceremony last month, 4 Detention Officers were recognized for saving the life of an inmate in medical distress. On November 16, 2018, Detention Officer’s Brandon Rouse, Paul Balm, Jacob Liptow and Sgt. Shane Chaves, responded to an alert of an inmate possibly having a seizure.

Officers attempted to wake the concerned inmate without success while noticing white foam and blood around his mouth. Upon further evaluation, the inmate had no pulse and was not breathing. Read More→

logo_yavapaicollegeClarkdale AZ (February 21, 2019) – In observance of Black History Month, the Yavapai College Respect Campaign, the City of Prescott and the Yavapai College Police Department invite community members to engage with someone who has been on the front lines of law enforcement and community conflicts.

Col K.L. Williams, a 30-year police veteran and author of the book, “The Broken Badge,” is the moderator for Black History Month forums at the YC Prescott and Verde Valley campuses Feb. 27 and Feb. 28, respectively. Read More→

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Free Health Screenings by Northern Arizona Healthcare

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

logo_campverdecommunitylibraryCamp Verde AZ (February 21, 2019) – Camp Verde Community Library is hosting free health screenings Wednesday, February 27th between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm in the Terracotta Room.  These non-fasting screenings for cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure are sponsored by Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) and Verde Valley Medical Centers. Read More→

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