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Ask The Contractor: Getting major work done? Then get it in writing

This past week there were three calls from homeowners with issues pertaining to work and guess what?

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People and Places: Escape… if you can

Library puts together escape room

You’re standing in an unfamiliar room with a group of people, a couple of whom you just recently met moments ago and though there’s no obvious exit, the objective is clear: you and the others need to find some way to escape the room.

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Crochet One, Knit Too meet-up for like-minded needle artists

For the last four years, the Prescott Valley Public Library has offered those with an interest in any sort of portable needle art to get together and work on their creations in community

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Child of the Week: Iliana

Iliana lives in Prescott Valley with her mom, two brothers, sister, stepdad and stepsister.

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Ask the Contractor: Mosquito 101

With the monsoons approaching, that means standing and pooling water and that means mosquitos.

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People & Places: Handed a miracle

Local sport shooter, air force enlistee comes back from hand injury

Back in October, Prescott Valley resident Colton Underwood said he and his father were deer hunting near Jerome when he sliced open his final two fingers on his right hand.

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Cooking with Diane: Melon-Berry Slush

With these overly hot days we have been having this summer. I have been trying to find cool recipes.

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Newest Humboldt Unified Governing Board Member sworn in

Yavapai County Superintendent Tim Carter swore in Dr. Dina Battaglia as the newest Humboldt Unified Governing Board Member, replacing Paul Leon, on Tuesday, June 27.

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Ask the Contractor: Porcelain pavers are frost-proof, flexible

They come in various sizes and are easily installed

Our neighbors installed porcelain pavers on their patio and before we “take the leap” could you share additional information on this product.

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Ask the Contractor: Prepare now for monsoon season

According to Wikipedia, the monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.

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People and Places: Cowboy tells stories with balloons

Balloon Cowboy comes to the PV Library

After working with balloons for the last two decades, Ric Fout said he’s really become Arizona Rick the Balloon Cowboy and has been putting on a balloon show for about nine to 10 years.

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What happens to dogs when owners die, enter care facility?

Some have arthritis, others take medicine, one or two are on a special diet, and a couple are hard of hearing. I’m not talking about myself or my senior friends -- although those certainly could apply to us.

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Ask the Contractor: You’ve got paint questions? We’ve got answers

Cleaning walls, peeling paint, chain-link fence fix and more

Our column last week on paintbrushes drew a “million” questions on other paint topics. Well maybe not quite a million, but would you believe a gazillion or a truckload? OK, a few. Here they are:

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Ask the Contractor: Not all paint brushes are the same, choose wisely

We (my husband and I) are going to attempt a DIY project — painting the kitchen and living room of our home.

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Love for fixing bikes permeates Bike Works

Owner hopes to get anti-squeal treatment to Europe

As a kid in Detroit, Prescott Valley Bike Works owner Marc Hanses said he was wrapped up in the BMX culture and after working fixing bikes in Florida and Southern California, two days in Prescott Valley was enough for the desire to open his own shop.

Birth Announcements: Week of June 7, 2017 (part 3)

Birth Announcements: Week of June 7, 2017 (part 3)

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Birth Announcements: Week of June 7, 2017 (part 1)

Birth Announcements: Week of June 7, 2017 (part 1)

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Birth Announcements: Week of June 7, 2017 (part 2)

Birth Announcements: Week of June 7, 2017 (part 2)

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Ask the Contractor: Windows are not all same; choose carefully

We just purchased a home and the windows are not in the best shape.

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Child of the Week: Skylar

Twelve-and-a-half-year-old artist Skylar uses most of her spending money on high-quality sketchbooks so she can draw animals.

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Prescott Valley Grand Prix brings out fun, family dirt biking atmosphere

With leukemia in remission, pro racer takes part; races continue today

Though he still wasn’t at 100 percent following a battle with leukemia, Destry Abbott took part in his first race in a little more than a year at the third annual Prescott Valley Grand Prix, winning in the Big Bike heat on Saturday, May 27.

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Ask The Contractor: Annual YCCA Home show wrap up

After zipping up and turning out the lights and leaving the building on the 39th annual YCCA Home and Garden Show this past weekend, I knew exactly where I was going to go with our column.

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People and Places: Students work for lighter backpacks

Franklin Phonetic students reach Project Citizen Nationals

Franklin Phonetic School’s gifted students might soon be responsible for a public policy on heavy backpacks if their Project Citizen project is selected among at least 10 other groups’ projects, said Franklin Phonetic School teacher Kristi Goeke.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Sophia

Sophia Gonzalez is an amazing 5-year-old student with a radiant smile and a wonderful laugh.

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Ask The Contractor: Upgrading landscaping easily pays dividends

We are in the process of doing some upgrades in our home, and curious as to the return on investment for outdoor projects.

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