City of Flagstaff and Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Listening Tour

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Flagstaff – The city of Flagstaff’s Community Development and Engineering Divisions in conjunction with the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce will host a listening tour with community partners starting in March. The meetings will be held twice per month with the goal of opening a dialogue with city customers about the development process and procedures to find efficiencies and improve […]

Prescott Valley Police Rescued Portly Petunia

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Prescott Valley Police has bragging rights about their superhero Animal Control Officers (ACOs). ACOs Tim and Helen stepped up just in the nick of time to rescue a neglected and very obese potbelly pig named Petunia. Petunia was living in a less-than-luxurious environment and in dire need of medical attention. Our ACOs were called to investigate a loose dog who […]

Connie Davis Walk & Roll Event Cancelled but Should Not Dull the Spirit of Donating to a Worthy Cause

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Laughlin – The first Saturday in March has, for the last 7 years, been dedicated to the annual Connie Davis 5k Walk & Roll for Cancer. This event, brought to you by the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce and dedicated local sponsors and volunteers, is the single event held each year in which proceeds are donated directly to the River Fund, […]

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Grants $665,000 to Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council in Support of the 2021 Girl Scout Cooking Program

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As part of the Grant, the Foundation Will Make the Single Largest Cookie Purchase in Council History

This year, more than 6,500 Girl Scouts across central and northern Arizona are practicing their entrepreneurial skills by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. With COVID-19 precautions in place, girls are being challenged to find new ways of selling cookies. To help ensure the success of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has issued a $665,000 grant to the Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) in support of the program and long-term goals of the organization.

ASU Climbs to Sixth in National Research Rankings

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Strong growth in expenditures propelled by use-inspired research.

Building on nearly two decades of unparalleled advancement, Arizona State University moved up to sixth out of 759 universities in the nation for total research expenditures among universities without a medical school, according to the latest National Science Foundation (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) rankings.

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March City Council Meetings to Continue “Hybrid” Model

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City of Kingman Encourages Electronic Participation Due to Limited Seating

Kingman – The City of Kingman is continuing to take the necessary steps to continue to protect City Council members, its residents, and city team members to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The City of Kingman is conducting the Tuesday, March 2, 2021, formal City Council meeting with the continued hybrid model. The city is continuing […]

Eastbound I-10 Restricted March 1-5 South of Chandler

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Allow extra time for Phoenix to Tucson travel.

Planned daytime restrictions along eastbound Interstate 10 south of Chandler have been rescheduled for the week of March 1-5, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should plan on adding extra time for eastbound I-10 travel between Phoenix and Tucson due to maintenance work taking place at the Gila River bridge south of Chandler. Eastbound I-10 will be narrowed […]


Arizona To Add 325,000+ Jobs By Spring 2022

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Phoenix — A new report released by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity is projecting strong job growth in the state over the next two years, with the largest gains happening in sectors hit hardest by the pandemic. “Arizona is a place where opportunities are plentiful and jobs are growing,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Families and businesses from across the […]

City of Cottonwood Launches New Destination Website

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Cottonwood – The City is pleased to announce the completion of the updated destination website Visit Cottonwood. In a highly competitive tourism market, Cottonwood is now adequately marketing to potential visitors with a desire to spend time in the Verde Valley, specifically in Cottonwood. The site was redone with the tourist/visitor in mind. Cottonwood has an abundance of potential and […]

Congress Community Cleanup

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The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in Congress. The cleanup will be at the Date Creek Pit, across SR89 from the Congress Transfer Station on Date Creek Road. The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents for no charge on March 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, […]

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La Asistencia de Emergencia para el Arriendo está Disponible para Inquilinos y Propietarios

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En respuesta a la pandemia del Virus Corona del 2019, el Acto de la Ley Federal de Fondos Consolidados del 2021 autorizó un alivio financiero de arriendo y los servicios públicos para los inquilinos y los propietarios de Arizona que lo que se administrará a nivel estatal y el nivel local.

A Message from Prescott Mayor Mengarelli – February 26th

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Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli discussed several topics in his updates on Facebook providing important information for the residents of Prescott, Arizona. Here is the update for February 26, 2021 Here are the Yavapai numbers for today, February 12. As of today, Yavapai County has conducted: 1001,139 tests 17,422 positive cases In Yavapai County, there have been: 457 COVID-19 related deaths […]

Daily Yavapai County Community Health Services COVID-19 Update – February 26th, 2021

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Everyday, the Yavapai County Community Health Services updates the numbers of cases of COVID-19 in Yavapai County. This information, located on, is updated frequently and is a credible source of data providing real information of how many people are testing positive for COVID.

Waterlily Pond Studio | Water

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition features large-scale living sculptures created by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of Waterlily Pond Studio. Using florals and plant materials as the medium and desert elements as the inspiration, Wind, Earth, and Water are three intricate installations that guests will experience at the Garden for only a few weeks. Wife-and-husband duo Natasha Lisitsa and Read more […]

Grow with Google – Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps – Online Event

Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage a Google business profile from start to finish. Join us! Register:

YC Library’s Book Buzz: Virtual Book Discussion

Book: The Guest List Calling All Book Lovers! Here’s your chance to SHARE, MINGLE, and have some FUN! Join us for our virtual book discussion through Zoom! Registration is FREE and open to the community. Register At Technology Needed A computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet Webcam (if you want to be seen) Microphone (or you can type using the Read more […]

Rigatoni on the Run

Join us on Wednesday, March 24th as we welcome you to drive-by our community and pick up a complimentary take-home pasta dinner kit! The take-home kits will include dried pasta, homemade sauce, bread, and salad – all ready for an easy dinner at home with your family! We are excited to provide our families and community members with an easy Read more […]

Conscious Yoga Practice

Conscious yoga small group practice. Mats spaced 5 1/2 ft apart. Masks optional. Please bring a mat, two yoga blocks & a yoga strap. $12 cash or **paypal **send as “friend,” not “business”

Tai Chi Virtual Class

Modified tai chi forms and qigong exercises.

Evening Market & Dinner To-Go

Come shop for FREE Groceries. Mission Food Pantry is open to ANYONE who could use a helping hand. The Old Town Mission Dining room is lined with tables filled with essential food items such as canned goods, meat, dairy, boxed items, juice, eggs, produce, and more. Every week there is a different variety and we even have items such as Read more […]


Chino Valley Road Closure and How to Get Around it

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Intersection of East Road 2 North and North Road 1 East Sunday, February 28th through Saturday, March 6th

The intersection of East Road 2 North and North Road 1 East will be closed for the installation of new power poles by Arizona Public Service (APS) beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 28th and ending at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 6th. The road closures will only occur nightly between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. […]

The Bowman Brothers @ Al Fresco off Main

The Bowman Brothers will be playing live outdoors off of Main Street in downtown Mesa. This large outdoor seating area serves most of the restaurants in downtown Mesa.

Book Meet & Greet w/djKAZ (Public/Virtual)

O&A/Meet & Greet with nationally syndicated radio host djKAZ as he talks about his new book release “REACH”. Free to the public, giveaways, music, art and coffee.

Shredona Sunday! Grand Central and Teacup Intermediate to Advanced loop

Meet by the Pump Track and Soccer fields at Posse Grounds, and we can make a sweet 8 mile techy and flowy loop with light exposure and some slickrock and optional jumps. there are many optional add-on trails if people want to keep riding! Also bring any Dirt Jumpers or BMX you want for the after ride Bike Park Session!!!

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City of Sedona Amends Trash Containment and Removal Regulations

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Sedona – On Feb. 25, 2021, new City Council-approved amendments to trash containment and removal regulations went into effect as a response to failures to properly contain trash and store waste containers. Specifically, the regulations require trash containers be placed at the curb no earlier than noon the day prior and removed by 11:59 p.m. the day of pickup. Additionally, […]

Pilates, an Exercise for Every Body

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Pilates is a form of exercise that helps lengthen and strengthen the muscles of the body while creating mobility and flexibility and the same time.

Two Appointments Announced for Mayer and Congress School District Governing Boards

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The Yavapai County Education Board has made two new appointments to school district governing boards for Mayer and Congress. Mark Mathern was appointed to the Mayer Unified School District Governing Board and Patricia Fisher was appointed to the Congress Elementary School District Governing Board.

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USDA Invests $950,060 in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Infrastructure at Fort Lewis College to Improve Education

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Project will assist students in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico

Phoenix – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is investing $42.3 million to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. Rural areas are seeing higher infection and death rates related to COVID-19 due to several factors, including a much higher percentage of underlying conditions, difficulty accessing medical care, and lack of health […]

2021 Courthouse Lighting Blooms at Watters Garden Center

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Watters Garden Center is partnering with Findlay GMC and the Chamber of Commerce for a brighter Christmas this year, and we’re giving away a car! Raffle tickets are sold through Watters Garden Center for a chance to win a new 2021 Buick Encore donated thankfully by Findley Prescott GMC. The lucky winner is drawn on March 12 @ 3 pm. […]

Arizonans Can Now Renew Driver Licenses Online

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Contactless option will allow older adults to make healthy choices

Phoenix – Renewing a standard Arizona driver license and a commercial driver license can now be completed with a few clicks on a website. As Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order on deferring standard driver license expiration dates ends on Feb. 28, the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is giving many Arizonans the ability to renew their driver license […]

Update on Negotiations between AED and the City of Prescott

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Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli reports that negotiations between the City of Prescott and Arizona Eco Development (A.E.D.) are progressing in a very positive manner and that there is every reason to believe a successful conclusion to the negotiations is achievable this spring, 2021. “We all understand the widespread community interest in these negotiations, and appreciate the public’s continuing patience,” said […]

Chino Valley Superintendent Update: Chino Valley Schools Are All In-Person

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At their February 8th board meeting, the Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board received input from parents, staff, and administration on how the district should proceed after February 16th. Pre-K – 5th-grade students were currently in hybrid instruction where only half of the students were on campus each day and 6th – 12th-grade students were in distance learning.

Behind the Drive: The Bob Mariano Memorial Golf Classic

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In April, more than 100 golfers will gather at The Club at Prescott Lakes for the Bob Mariano Memorial Golf Classic. They are coming out for fun, but also for an important cause: sustaining the legacy of loving hospice care provided at the Good Samaritan Society – Marley House. Every dollar raised will help fund the Marley House Endowment Fund. […]

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The Chief’s Desk – February 26th

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Well, here we are – almost one full year from “two weeks to flatten the curve.” I think it is safe to say that our scientist friends were slightly off. Okay, not slightly, they’ve been wrong a majority of the time over the last year. Alas, this is not another Chief Freitag soapbox concerning COVID. Maybe a little, but the […]

Governor Ducey Announces PSPRS Appointments

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Phoenix — Governor Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Alan Maguire and the reappointments of Harry Papp and Dean Scheinert to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) Board of Trustees. “The PSPRS ensures the safety and security of Arizona’s hard-working public safety personnel, and guarantees that they are cared for after retirement,” said Governor Ducey. “Harry and Dean have […]

Kitchen Staging Ideas that Will Make Buyers Bite

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If you’re selling your house, kitchen staging, the mysterious practice by which you prep and prettify it before its debut, can make a huge difference in catching the attention of home buyers and ultimately reeling in an offer.

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This Day In History, February 26th, 2021 – “Mario Andretti”

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It was just 54 years ago today, February 26, 1967, when Mario Andretti, racing legend with awesome hair, became the first and only driver to win the Daytona 500 who was born outside of the United States.

March Cruise

Next Cruise will be Sunday, March 7th. 12pm meetup at Coach House Tavern (7011 East Indian School Rd) in Old Town Scottsdale. This will be a public arts Cruise, lead by Stacy Piotti. See you all soon!

Carvin Jones @ The Rack Scottsdale

Carvin Jones performs live at the Rack Scottsdale. Come on out for an evening of great live music!

North Scottsdale Farmers Market

Start off your Saturday morning with the delicious taste of the bounties of the North East Coast. Bring home one of our Lobster Rolls kits and dinner is covered your family will love it!

Footloose Group Choreography Class

You Don’t wanna miss This!!! Awesome Footloose Choreography!!! Country Swing and Line Dance. Come together for an Epic, Fun, High Energy Number!! Couples and Singles Welcome!!!! This number will be part of the Summer Showcase!! $10/class

Sunday Morning Drum Circle at Everything Just Rocks

Come and join our new Sunday Morning Drum Circle at Everything Just Rocks on the 1st Sunday of each month! Kharma Linsey will be your drum circle facilitator each month. And the times will change occasionally but not the day. Drumming is considered one of the best – active hours – you can give yourself to relieve anxiety, tension, stress, Read more […]

La Gattara First Friday Market

Join us and some of our favorite vendors for First Fridays! Mask up!

Romanian Food Spring Festival

You are welcome, at the Romanian Spring Festival to be held on Saturday 6 March and Sunday 7 March with traditional Romanian food.

Blood Drive at TheCrossroads Church

Safety precautions and social distancing will make giving blood safe and easy. Give blood. Save a life. Contact Steve Lauer at 602-489-1562 or visit (Sponsor code: thecrossroads)

2021 Virtual Indian Fair & Market

The 63rd Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market to be hosted on March 5-7, 2021 will be a hybrid event showcasing a virtual art market and a live juried competition show and sale. A new website for this year’s fair will be launched for all event information and artist galleries. Stay tuned! VIRTUAL Indian Fair & Market Highlights Over Read more […]

Winter Series Race 8

Race 8 of the Winter Series is looking to be a great one running Clockwise 2 straights. Getting the season wrapped up with only 3 weekends to go. points battles are getting sorted and races are getting serious.

Spring 2021 Tractor and Engine Show

Come see antique tractors, engine displays & demonstrations, tractor pull, garden tractors, and the Young at Heart Tractor Drive. Admission is free and there will be free hayrides! Important change – the location for this event has been moved back to Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale. It will no longer be a drive-thru show format, but will still be reduced Read more […]

Maricopa Home & Landscape Show

Arizona’s best Home Show, for 28 years, is back. Shop the best deals in kitchen & bath remodeling, landscape, home decor + so much more for 3 days only! Meet local experts in every field to tackle your next project and this year with reduced admission and free parking. We’ve missed this! Face masks required and will be strictly enforced Read more […]

YRMC to Ease Patient Visitation Restrictions and Resume Elective Procedures

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Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has expanded patient visitation and resumed elective procedures at both of its hospital locations in Prescott and Prescott Valley. These changes, while serving as a benefit to patients and their loved ones, will be monitored closely and may be revised based on COVID19 infection rates in the community.