March 13, 2021


Nomadland Has No Plot

As I’m sure you know, Nomadland has received nearly-universal praise from critics and audience members – currently holding an incredible 94% score on Rotten Tomatoes. After contemplating what to write about next, I figured, what the heck, everyone else is doing it, so I decided to write a full, in-depth review of the film. If


Spring Break Didgeridoo Virtual Workshop – Chino Valley Library

Didgeridoo Down Under Virtual Workshop – All ages welcome! The didgeridoo is an Australian Aboriginal musical instrument with an otherworldly sound that’s as exotic as its name. In this interactive & hands-on 40 minute program, participants will learn how to play the “didge” with household items such as cardboard tubes*, pool noodles, or PVC pipes.


Yavapai College trio earns national recognition for teaching, learning and leadership excellence

A longtime Yavapai College chemistry professor and two longtime staff members have been added to the rolls of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development’s Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Leadership award winners. The college’s 2021 NISOD honorees are Professor Dr. Paul Smolenyak; Dr. Tom Hughes, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Grants; and


Opinion – Young Taxpayers, Please Don’t Read This: Some Big Tax Bills Are in Your Future

Our country possibly needs an Ernest Hollings or a Bill Proxmire, legendary senators who battled overspending. That’s because the idea of the big-spending federal government, an apparently bi-partisan Keynesian idea that huge government spending always creates prosperity, is hugely popular. Congress and the Biden administration are pushing a new nearly $2 trillion stimulus spending package.

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