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Yavapai College Foundation Honors Donors with Commemorative Wall

Prescott, Arizona (October 25) – The Yavapai College Foundation (YCF), in partnership with Yavapai College, unveiled a wall commemorating the top 50 donors over the last 50 years.

The three plaques unveiled at a ceremony Friday evening are located on the patio of Building 32 on the YC Prescott Campus. They honor those individuals, families, and organizations that have been influential and generous in helping support Yavapai College student scholarships, faculty development, and programs that enrich both campus and community life.

Over 50 donors, college administration, and staff attended the unveiling event. Addressing the crowd was Dr. Lisa Rhine, Yavapai College President, Ms. Valerie Wood, Yavapai College Foundation Board President, and Mr. Perry Massie, former Yavapai College Foundation Board President, Foundation Board Emeriti, and a top 50 donor.

"These plaques commemorate your importance to Yavapai College," said President Rhine as she addressed the crowd. "It is YOUR passion, YOUR commitment, and YOUR philanthropy that ultimately makes it possible for us to be able to tell students You Can."

Founded in 1971, the Yavapai College Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021.

"It's an exciting time to be a part of everything that we are doing at the Foundation," said Mary Talosi, Executive Director of the Yavapai College Foundation. "It is an absolute honor to recognize our top 50 donors with the wall and inspirational to work with people who are making such a major impact in the lives of others. I'd encourage everyone to join them in supporting YC students and Yavapai College."

As part of its 50th anniversary, the Foundation is embarking on a '50 for 50' campaign to raise $50k for emerging student priorities. For more information on the campaign, visit www.yc.edu/YC50.

For more information on how to get involved with Foundation, visit www.yc.edu/ycf

Yavapai College operates six campuses and centers throughout Yavapai County and offers over 100 degrees and certificates, student and community services, and cultural events and activities.

To learn more about YC, visit www.yc.edu.


      • Trail Closure in Effect for Trail East of Lynx Lake to Protect Bald Eagles
  • PRESCOTT, AZ – December 1, 2021 - Beginning December 1, 2021, prohibitions along the John’s Tank Trail will be enforced on the Prescott National Forest east of Lynx Lake. These prohibitions will protect the nesting bald eagles from the potential disturbance from human presence during the nesting season. While the John’s Tank Trail #94 will be closed to all uses, the Lynx Lake Shore Trail #311 and the Salida Gulch Trail #95 will remain open for their respective uses.

These prohibitions apply to the approximately 1 mile stretch of the John’s Tank Trail that is east of Lynx Lake and connects the Lynx Lake Shore Trail to the Salida Gulch Trail. The prohibitions will also be enforced north and south of the trail between Lynx Lake and the Salida Gulch Trail. A map of the closure area will be posted at all trailheads accessing the area and well as on the Prescott National Forest website and the Bradshaw Ranger District office. Trail loop opportunities in other areas can be found on the adjacent Highlands Center for Natural History just north of Lynx Lake.

Special restrictions are written as follows:


    • It is prohibited to go into or be in the restricted area. 36 CFR 261.53 (e).
    • It is prohibited to be on the trails in the restricted area. 36 CFR 261.55(a).
  • As local photographers track from a distance the eagles’ progress in reconstructing their nest from last season, other visitors are reporting seeing the pair at several locations around Lynx Lake. The nest is visible on the skyline to the east from the boat launch at South Shore. Observing the closure order is critical during egg incubation and the first six weeks after hatching. Any disturbance that causes the eagles to be off the nest for an extended period of time during these important stages of nesting could cause egg failure or death to young eagles that may be in the nest. Trail cameras will be used to monitor the success of the closure.

To learn more about the management of the southwestern bald eagles in Arizona, visit Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committeeor Arizona Game & Fish.

Please call the Bradshaw Ranger District at 928-443-8000 for more information or go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott for a copy of the Closure Order Number 09-243 and associated map.

For information on the Prescott National Forest, check out the Prescott NF websiteand following us on Facebookand Twitter.


Winners of this Year’s Prescott Film Festival Announced!

Prescott, Arizona (October 28) – The winning films have been announced for the 11th Edition of the Prescott Film Festival. For the first time, the film festival’s judges and its attending audiences have selected exactly the same films across the four major award categories.


Rickshaw Girl, the compelling story of a Bangladeshi girl who breaks tradition to support her struggling family, won Jury and Audience Choice awards for Best Narrative Feature.


Mission Joy: Finding Happiness in Troubled Times – an inspiring chronicle of the enduring friendship between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness, the Dali Lama, likewise won both Jury and Audience Choice awards for Best Documentary Feature.


“We can’t recall any other time when the Jury Awards and the Audience Choice Awards matched exactly.” Prescott Film Festival Director Helen Stephenson said. “I consider it a testament to the quality of this year’s films.”


The 11th Prescott Film Festival was held October 14 – 17 at the Yavapai College Prescott Campus. The entire list of festival winners follows.


Jury Awards:

  • Best Narrative Feature:  Rickshaw Girl
  • Best Documentary Feature: Mission Joy: Finding Happiness in Uncertain Times
  • Best Documentary Short: Farmer Lee
  • Best Narrative Short: Home From School

Audience Choice Awards:

  • Best Narrative Feature:  Rickshaw Girl
  • Best Documentary Feature: Mission Joy: Finding Happiness in Uncertain Times
  • Best Documentary Short: Farmer Lee
  • Best Narrative Short: Home From School

The Prescott Film Festival has already announced the dates for its 12th festival: September 27 through October 22, 2022 on the Prescott Campus of Yavapai College.


Yavapai College operates six campuses and centers throughout Yavapai County and offers over 100 degrees and certificates, student and community services, and cultural events and activities. To learn more about YC, visit www.yc.edu.




Four new grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) have been extended to the Prescott Valley Police Department, all of which promise to improve safety on our streets and highways. The Prescott Valley Police Department would like to thank the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for partnering with us to improve the safety of the roadways in and around Prescott Valley.

The first grant, in the amount of $43,200, is designated for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) which also allows law enforcement to provide overtime, equipment, material and supplies. Due to normal calls for service, it is often difficult to staff selective enforcement.


The second grant, in the amount of $33,613, is for DUI/Impairment Overtime, Materials & Supplies. This funding goes to staffing of DUI task forces, local DUI patrols, underage alcohol consumption and the numerous specific supplies that are required of a successful DUI prosecution, such as blood kit tubes and phlebotomy supplies.


The third grant is designated for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Enforcement Overtime, Materials & Supplies in the amount of $17,274. This grant makes it possible to place traffic officers in areas where most crashes occur and where violations are most dangerous.


The fourth grant, in the amount of $9,449, will focus on prevention activities and education at schools, daycares, and other public events.


Analysis of prior grant funding has proven that the ability to allow officers to focus on a specific issue of concern translates to remarkably effective results, which we look forward to continuing in the years to come. GOHS grants such as these are very effective tools in keeping our streets and highways safe.


Remember: If you see reckless drivers, pedestrians, or bicyclists, immediately contact law enforcement.


Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies, or Yavapai County Silent witness at 1-800-932-3232.


Snow Week Opens December 26

10th Annual Snow Week Made Possible by Subaru  

Following safety precautions, Arizona Science Center will again bring winter to Phoenix and the opportunity to discover the science behind ice and snow. While the Center will not have snow on the big hill as in years past, the fun of snow comes to the Valley for the tenth year in a row. Made possible by Subaru, Snow Week will also coincide with the final weeks of Build It, ending  January 17, 2022. 

WHAT: Arizona Science Center’s Snow Week made possible by Subaru returns for its tenth celebration with a blizzard of activities the whole family will love. ​Enjoy subzero science with our dazzling demonstrations on the hour​, ​​Snowy Skating​ on SPR Canyon Terrace and even build your own Snowpal! Enhance your visit by putting your inner engineer to the test in Build It or watching ice-themed shows in the Dorrance Planetarium and Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater. 

Snow Week activities are included general admission to the Science Center.  Additional tickets needed for Irene P. Flinn theater films, Dorrance Planetarium shows and featured exhibition. Children under 3 are always FREE. 

Member Admission

Adult: FREE

Child (3-17): FREE

General Admission

Adult: $19.95

Child (3-17): $14.95

For a complete listing of all activities, visit azscience.org. 

WHEN: Sunday, December 26, 2021 – Sunday January 2, 2022 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Members-Only Hour

10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. General admission with last entry at 2:45 p.m.

WHERE: Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington Street, 

Phoenix, AZ 85004



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