Cindy Barks

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102 years of history comes tumbling down

City, school officials surprised by timing

While the list of “wins” in Prescott’s historic preservation is extensive, one long-time preservation advocate maintains that this week’s demolition of the old Miller Valley Elementary School counts among the “losses.”

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Got a drone for Christmas? Experts say new users should keep a few things in mind

Irritated? Shooting one down 'is not an option,' City Attorney says

If it’s not a bird, and it’s not a plane, that buzz you hear overhead could very well be a drone.

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Prescott is among Expedia’s ‘places to see’ in 2018

Once again, Prescott is having a moment on a national listing. This week, the Expedia Viewfinder travel blog chose Prescott as the only Arizona destination to be included in its “18 Cities That Must Be Seen in 2018.”

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Literary passions translate to national honors for local staffers

Two local librarians add to Prescott Library’s reading selections

Thanks to two long-time employees at the Prescott Public Library, patrons have a wide selection of sometimes hard-to-find reading categories: graphic novels, and audiobooks for young adults and children.

Prescott considers changing fees for false alarms

City unlikely to adopt ‘verified alarm response’

Mandatory free registration and an accelerated false-alarm fine schedule could be in store for users of security alarms in Prescott.

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Prescott moves ahead with second stage of dam repair at Watson Lake

Council approves $939,000 valve- rehab project

For 99 years, valves on the Granite Creek Dam have allowed water to be released from Watson Lake — originally for irrigation purposes, and more recently, for recharging the aquifer.

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New trailhead helps old favorite draw more folks

Constellation Trail quickest way to reach Granite Dells

It’s already the go-to trail for Prescott residents wanting to show off the area’s beauty to visiting family and friends.

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Highway 89 construction to continue

Current project more than half complete; next postponed until spring

With about 60 percent of the city’s $5.1 million Highway 89 widening project now behind it, the community can expect the conclusion by about May or June.

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Council to vote on Watson Lake dam repair

Project could cost city nearly $1 million

A nearly $1 million dam repair at Watson Lake, and a $21.6 million loan for the wastewater treatment system work will be among the issues that Prescott City Council members will deal with this week.

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Nearly 200 pedestrians, cyclists have been hit on Prescott streets since 2013

Watch where you walk and ride

Anyone who has walked or cycled the streets of Prescott probably has a close-call story: The time a right-turning vehicle nearly hit them in a crosswalk, or the time a vehicle turned left directly in front of an oncoming bicycle rider.

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