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High-profile Prescott corner has evolved through the decades

The sight of the stocky Bank of Arizona building brushing up against the tall, slender Knights of Pythias façade dates back more than a century on Prescott’s South Cortez Street.

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New city commission aims to engage veterans of all ages

Mayor switches make-up, focus of ad hoc committees

With its large population of veterans, Prescott already does a lot of things right in its efforts to help vets who are in need of medical care or social services, says Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli.

Prescott reinstates vision coverage for employees

Benefit cost generates debate over PSPRS debt

After eight years of going without vision insurance in their health coverage, city employees will have the benefit again this year, beginning July 1.

Questions over Tourism Events Grants prompt proposed changes

Revised policy would allow more flexibility

New guidelines for awarding tourism-related grants to local organizations will be among the matters the Prescott City Council will consider during one of three meetings on Tuesday, March 13.

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10 unforgettable women of Prescott’s past

They were the frontier teachers, historians, and artists; they were also the livery operators, stagecoach-stop proprietors, tribal chieftesses, and state senators.

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Renovation, other changes at City Hall welcome the public

A city ‘ambassador,’ in the main hallway, will welcome and direct visitors to their destinations

In what has lightheartedly become known as the “information super hallway,” efforts are underway to make Prescott City Hall a more welcoming and informative place.

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Prescott Library’s ‘You Too!’ program heightens access for vision- and hearing-impaired

For much of her life, Vera Dicicco was accustomed to quenching her “thirst for knowledge” with books on eclectic topics such as Ukrainian literature, the economy, and the arts.

Prescott intervenes in review of Big Chino hydroelectric plant

Questions arise over plant’s impact on Prescott’s Big Chino water rights

A “seat at the table” is the goal of a Prescott City Council’s Feb. 27 decision to intervene in the review of plans for a hydroelectric plant in the Big Chino Basin northwest of Paulden.

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Famous people flying into Prescott

... the list is long

Don’t let the single boarding gate, quaint fireplace, and unassuming atmosphere of the Prescott Municipal Airport terminal fool you.

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Bashford Courts parking reconstruction set to begin in two weeks

Work will require temporary lot closures

After a unanimous contract approval by the Prescott City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the long-discussed reconstruction of the popular Bashford Courts parking lot is slated to begin during the week of March 12 and be complete by June 10.

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