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Ask the contractor: Have we time-warped into spring?

This extreme, “no-winter weather” condition is affecting our lakes and aquifers and our ski time.

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Student of the Week: Aliisa

Aliisa is one of our amazing Liberty Eagles who is always respectful and leads by example.

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Do you know where your money is?

Keep valuables in old bank safe weighing 3,600 pounds!

In the market for a safe? Second Glance Collectibles and Antiques in Mayer has a unique one for sale.

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Viewpoint channel work enters final phase

Improvements handling stormwater, no problems since May 2016

The final phase of the Viewpoint Stormwater Channel Improvement project is underway with an expected completion by mid-April.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Jessica

Jessica Warman is a second-grade student in Mrs. Spencer’s class at Humboldt Elementary and the Humboldt Unified School District’s Student of the Week.

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People & Places: A dying art? Old-fashioned baker produces old-school pastries, bread

‘I’m a baker, not a cook’ – Igal Blumstein

When the 1902 historical brick building on Central Avenue in Mayer sold to new owners this past July, Flour Stone Bakery & Café — which rented space in the former building — relocated to the frontage road along Highway 69 in the former Teskey’s Restaurant location.

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Ask the Contractor: Don’t bring bedbugs home with used furniture

We did what they say is a “big no no.”

Corridor Calendar: Week of Feb. 9

Special Events Produce will be Feb. 21 at the Community Center. Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at 9.

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Privacy issues tackled on town drone use policy

Plans for mapping, search and rescue, law enforcement

The Town of Prescott Valley has its own unmanned aircraft system — a drone — and staff soon will be certified to fly it for a variety of uses approved by Town Council members at their Jan. 25 meeting.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Ashton Smith

The HUSD Student of the Week is Ashton Smith from Mrs. Erickson’s class at Granville Elementary.

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Granted ‘wish’ opens world of play for 6-year-old Prescott Valley boy

Sean Pfister is a happy 6-year-old boy from Mountain View Elementary who likes Star Wars and playing with his siblings, as many boys his age do.

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Ask the Contractor: Prune for safety and plant health, appearance

When your outdoor greenery looks sad or unkempt, you may consider employing your own handiwork, a landscaper or “an urban forester,” as Joshua Loveall, an arborist, describes his job.

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Safest place to live in Northern Arizona?

Prescott Valley ranks No. 1; survey puts Prescott at 17th in state

Prescott Valley is the safest town in Northern Arizona, ranking 13th out of 40 Arizona cities and towns in the 2018 survey by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

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Math whiz and swimmer earn December, January Bradshaw Student of Month honors

Both seniors plan to attend Arizona State after graduation

Principal Kort Miner reminded the two Bradshaw Mountain High School students who actually chose them as December and January students of the month.

PV to celebrate its 40-year anniversary

This is a big year for Prescott Valley, celebrating its 40th anniversary of incorporation with events planned throughout the year.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Madison Kosters

Coyote Springs Elementary is very proud to nominate Madison Kosters as the HUSD Student of the Week.

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HUSD Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Julie Renfroe

It is truly an honor to announce Mrs. Julie Renfroe as our Humboldt Unified School District Liberty Traditional School Certified VIP of the Month.

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Ask the Contractor: A history of the hat that protects workers

The thermoplastic hard hat has become a symbol of construction and, over the years, has become a safety requirement on construction job sites.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Castiel

Castiel is a wonderful, energetic, and kind Bright Futures preschool boy!

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Ask the Contractor: Caution against ‘silent killer’

Our home has carbon monoxide monitors.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Esmeralda Rodriguez

Esmeralda Coronado Rodriguez is a sixth-grade student at Mountain View Elementary School.

Ask the Contractor: Hot water heaters — to flush or not?

Here is the email we received this week: Hi, wondering what your recommendation is for maintenance of a water heater.

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People & Places: After driving around stars, limo ready for PV residents

Driver once had Springsteen, McCain, Prince in back of his car

Willie Nelson. Bruce Springsteen. Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. Sen. John McCain. Astronaut Alan Bean. Ray Charles. Madeleine Albright. Prince.

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HUSD Student of the Week: Jaylin Walker

Jaylin Walker is a third-grade student at Lake Valley Elementary. Jaylin started her year by walking in the door and saying to her teacher, “I want to be good and do good.

Ask the Contractor: Making a wish come true fulfills a dream

Heroes soar among us in many shapes, sizes and talents to broaden horizons for other people. Witness the very best construction minds teaming up to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfill a home playground wish for 6-year-old Sean Pfister of Dewey.