Cindy Barks

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Open Space Alliance concludes its two-decade run

End of an era

Ridgelines were in jeopardy, scenic tracts along Granite Creek were facing development, and trail development was floundering.

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Prescott to pay $20M toward pension debt

The City of Prescott is expected to add about $20 million more in payments toward its public safety pension debt in the next fiscal year — on top of the $25 million it is paying this year.

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Hotshot museum group ‘right on course’

Opening of center set for June 29 at Prescott Gateway Mall

Over the nearly five years since the loss of 19 of Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshots, those close to the tragedy heard a recurring comment: “Something needs to be done.”

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Efforts underway to revive Prescott Area Arts and Humanities Council

Free mixer planned for Friday at Smoki Museum

One of the community’s longtime arts-advocacy groups is hoping for a successful sequel performance.

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Trail of the Month: Glassford Hill Summit

For a bird’s-eye view of the scope of recent wildfires, head to PV’s highest point

The views from Prescott Valley’s Glassford Hill Summit Trail are always breathtaking – showcasing virtually every surrounding promontory.

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Summer of continued road construction

Heavy 2018 construction season

If construction crews and detour signs seem to be clogging Prescott streets a bit more than usual this spring, it’s not your imagination.

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New Hotshot Learning and Tribute Center seeks volunteers

The T-shirts from fire departments around the country are a potent reminder of the outpouring of grief that came after 19 of Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshots died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire nearly five years ago.

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$1 million for Hotshot pension salvaged

Original $7.5 million appropriation was swept away in favor of education funding

The wave of red that brought in higher salaries for Arizona’s teachers also swept away a bill that would have helped the finances of the City of Prescott.

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A glimpse into early-Prescott architecture

May 5 Historic Home Tour features North Prescott Townsite area

Between the 1870s and the 1930s, Prescott was a city on the move — evolving from dirt streets and Victorian homes to massive Depression-era public works projects.

Council has no interest in raises, but eyes ballot changes

Prescott City Council members have no interest in asking voters for a raise, but they could opt to put a number of other changes on a future ballot.

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