Ask The Contractor: Don’t forget to factor in ‘cost-of-doing business’

Materials not the only cost when it comes to hiring someone to do home repairs

A homeowner called last week with a “sharing of information” and wanted to make me aware of a quoted price for work.

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Teacher of the Month: Mr. Rosario

The Humboldt Unified School District Teacher of the Month is Mr. Rosario from Glassford Hill Middle School.

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Student of the Week: Jonathan

The Humboldt Unified School District Student of the Week is Humboldt Elementary fifth-grader Jonathan Tso from Mrs. Etcheverry’s class.

Nonprofits in Brief: Doggie Fashion Show fundraiser set for Nov. 12

The staff and volunteers of Circle L Ranch Animal Rescue & Sanctuary would like to invite the public to Circle L’s “Doggie Fashion Show” fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at The Barley Hound Gastropub, 234 S. Cortez St. in Prescott.

Ask the Contractor: Land survey spares hassle, headaches

Essential when buying, selling or improving property

We are considering purchasing a parcel of land and our Realtor told us we should really consider paying for a lot survey. Can you give us your opinion?

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HUSD Student of the Week: Lyla

Iyla Olivas is a first grader at Granville Elementary. We are so proud to recognize this “lil gecko” and all that she contributes to our community.

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HUSD career fair a success

Quad-City Schools

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the third annual Humboldt Unified School District Career Fair took place at Glassford Hill Middle School.

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Ask the Contractor: Problems with hard water, mechanic’s liens

Dishwasher film and spots likely due to hard water, not mechanical issue

We recently closed on a home and I cannot figure out what is going on with my dishwasher

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Singing songs from her life

Sarah Peacock performs Sunday at Theater on the Green

Appearing on Prescott Valley’s Theater on the Green at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, is Sarah Peacock, a Nashville-based singer/songwriter, also known as a “Georgia-grown outlaw country rocker.”

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HUSD Student of the Week: Jeremy

Coyote Springs Elementary is so very happy to nominate Jeremy Rivera as the Humboldt Unified School District student of the week.

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Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters Child of the Week: Diego

Diego loves his new home in Prescott Valley. He thinks it would be perfect if he could just have a Big Brother to spend some time with.

Ask the Contractor: cleaning hacks, leaning tree, money

Cleaning tips, tree trimming, Recovery Fund

My husband likes to cook and spatter the grease on the walls and appliances and countertops surrounding the stove. Do you have any cleaning hacks that might help with quick removal?

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People & Places: 2 NAU/Yavapai students benefit from $1K scholarship

Will use money for books, tuition

Two $1,000 scholarships will help NAU/Yavapai students Tyler Fitzgerald and Leslie Contreras pay for books and tuition while attending the college’s Community Development and Sustainability certification program.

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Ask The Contractor: Smoke alarms, planning ahead saves lives

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 through Oct. 14, 2017, is the longest running public health observance.

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People & Places: That ’70s Store offers vintage items, clothing from ’60s and ’70s

Flashback! Mayer is the place to go for handmade leather goods, jewelry, too

Still going strong after 2.5 years in Mayer, That ’70s Store continues to attract not just “those of a certain age” but those from a younger – teenage –generation as well, and all who fit in between.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Reagan

Reagan Puckett is a sixth-grader at Mountain View Elementary in the Humboldt Unified School District who was just elected student council president.

Ask the Contractor: Ceiling fans, exhaust fans both useful

Ceiling fans help cool ­— and heat ­— home more efficiently

Since Philip Diehl’s invention of the first electric ceiling fan in 1882, ceiling fans have evolved to become the most widely used and efficient cooling systems.

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Studio tour going to be fun, says PV artist

People & Places: This year marks 10 years for the tour

This year’s Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour is going to be so much fun, said Prescott Valley artist Annessa Morrison.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Isaiah Parra

Lake Valley Elementary School nominated second-grade student Isaiah Parra for Student of the Week.

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Ask the Contractor: Be sure to hire licensed contractors

Homeowners pay the price when they don’t rely on licensed help

Our neighbors recently hired an unlicensed contractor to remodel their bath. Now all I am hearing about are problems and the unlicensed guy wants all of his money and says he is going to sue.

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First Paint & Sip a success

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, Len Whitebear held her introductory class of Paint & Sip at the ’50s Diner on Hitching Post Way at Cordes Junction.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Conner

Conner Andrews, a sixth grader at Liberty Traditional who has been with us since Kindergarten, is an Eagle we are proud of.

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HUSD Teacher of the Month: Lindsey Brewer

Every month a teacher is chosen to honor as “HUSD VIP.”

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Ask the Contractor: Contract agreements should be clear, detailed

Obtain a change order for every adjustment

This past week I met with two families with contract issues.

Senior Menus: Sept. 25-29

Senior Menus for the week of Monday, 09-25, to Friday, 09-29