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Local school superintendents pay tribute to Jeramy Plumb stories

Yavapai County lost a true educator who understood the importance of offering a wide variety of learning opportunities to ensure success for all students.

Respected educator Jeramy Plumb dead at 42

Chino Valley Unified School District Superintendent John Scholl said he and Jeramy Plumb were both teachers and administrators at Chino Valley High School.… Read the rest

Prescott Gateway Mall’s new owner works to resurrect dying malls, with mixed results stories

• In 2009, Kohan Retail Investment Group purchased the Northland Mall in Minnesota, which had an asking price of $2.7 million, for $1.8 million.

• In 2012, Kohan bought the Southshore Mall in Aberdeen, Washington, valued at $7.5 million, for $1 million.… Read the rest

Hospital president shares pride in YRMC’s 75-year past as predictor of future progress stories

As the shepherd of Prescott’s main health care institution, John Amos sounded like a proud coach as he hailed the progress and medical advances of Yavapai Regional Medical Center over the last 75 years.

“We are so blessed to have YRMC here,” declared Amos, the president and chief executive officer of Yavapai Regional Medical Center, to a Lunch and Learn group of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Yavapai College.… Read the rest

Amazing Places: Hotshots’ giant juniper still standing stories

My last Amazing Place column was about the Granite Mountain Hotshots and the Yarnell Memorial Park. Today’s contribution is also about the Hotshots but describes the giant juniper that they saved on the slopes of Granite Mountain – just 10 days before 19 of them perished in Yarnell on June 30, 2013.Read the rest

Prescott woman wins at world championship in cou nty dance stories

• UCWDC World Champion 2018 Pro-Am Female Silver Newcomer Division held in San Francisco, California. Christy McKnight and Ronnie DeBenedetta

• UCWDC World Champion 2018

• AZ State Champion Arizona Two Step 2015 held in Scottsdale, Arizona. First place, first competition.… Read the rest

Arizona woman disputes her arrest was made on wedding day stories

PHOENIX (AP) – A woman photographed by police wearing what appeared to be a wedding dress during her arrest on a charge of impaired driving in southern Arizona is disputing police claims that she was taken into custody as she was headed to her wedding.Read the rest

Need2Know: BoSa Donuts coming to Prescott; Artful Eye receives award; Blue Quail VIP Pet Services opens stories

BoSa Donuts is coming to Prescott

Phoenix-area favorite BoSa Donuts will be setting up shop in Prescott, but where and when is still a mystery.

In February, the company posted on its Facebook page: “BoSa coming soon in downtown Prescott!” and BoSa’s Jackson Chao confirmed the move in an email last week, saying, “We will be there soon.”

The company is holding its cards close to the vest, but the BoSa Donuts Facebook page has had hundreds of comments from people welcoming the company and offering suggestions for locations.… Read the rest

Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large portion of the U.S.Read the rest

Polls open in Russia as Putin eyes 4th presidential term stories

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so.Read the rest