December 18, 2020

Local

Winter Closures on Mingus Mountain

Recreation officials on the Verde Ranger District will close the following facilities/roads in preparation for the winter season starting on Friday, December 18, 2020 through May 1, 2021. Forest Road 104 near the junction of Forest Road 413; at the entrance to the Mingus Recreation Area will be closed.  Walk in access to Mingus Lake

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Winter Landscapes that Attract More Birds

Much of my garden is dedicated to attracting birds into our landscape. I firmly believe that a landscape cannot have enough birds . . . except ravens; my gardens can have too many ravens . . . Oh, well. When the first quail start gathering after the New Year, beautiful males perched on top of

State

Prescott and Prescott Valley Police Departments get money from Women’s Grant program

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) has awarded approximately $2.5 million in grant funding to 22 organizations throughout Arizona to support prosecution, law enforcement, and community-based victim serving organizations that address sexual assault, domestic violence, sex trafficking, stalking, and dating violence. The Arizona STOP Violence Against Women Grant is funded by the

Education

Civics Education Critical for National Security, Former Officials Say

A trio of retired military leaders joined a former Department of Homeland Security official on Monday to highlight the importance of K-12 civics education as a national security issue. Retired Navy Adm. William McRaven called on Americans to know both their rights and their duties as citizens, including the basics such as voting, communicating with elected

Business

How to Prepare for Permanent Remote Work

The general public was introduced to widespread work-from-home policies once the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. As we approach 2021, the pandemic is still ongoing, and remote work is in full swing. In fact, many experts are predicting that remote work is here to stay. Luckily, this arrangement has many benefits, such as increased

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