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David Abbott

Journalist, writer and editor who has worked for community newspapers for more than 15 years. After four years at Davis-Monthan AFB and a few years living in Tucson, moved to California to find his fortune. He is happy to be back in Arizona, in the mountains he loves.

National CTE Month highlights career training programs

In recognition of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, schools throughout the Copper Corridor will celebrate the programs designed to give students hands-on training to prepare them for a modern workplace. The Cobre Valley Institute of Technology (CVIT) plays a vital role in supporting programs in schools from San Carlos …

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RCAC returns to Globe for board meeting and progress report

​​The nonprofit organization that helped give Globe’s economic development a kickstart in 2018 is returning to the City when the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) conducts its annual board meeting in town this month. Twenty-one board members from RCAC’s 13-state service area will convene in Globe for their yearly gathering. …

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Miami High School dedicates gym to legendary Vargas family

Miami High School recently capped off its campus overhaul with a celebration dedicating the refurbished sports facility—the newly renamed Vargas Family Gym—in honor of longtime basketball coaches Richard “Dickie” Vargas and his son Ken. The December 16 celebration was made even sweeter by the Vandals varsity basketball team getting its …

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Students thrive in non-traditional career instruction at CVIT

There was a time in American primary education when boys took shop classes and girls studied home economics to prepare them for a world with clearly defined gender roles. But changes in demographics and more acceptance of women in the workplace have blurred the lines of what constitutes jobs appropriate …

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