Cindy Barks

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Council: Paying down PSPRS shortfall is priority

Adopted final budget allows for use of $11M of reserves

As much as $25 million in city money could go toward paying down Prescott’s $78 million shortfall in the public-safety pension system (PSPRS) in the coming fiscal year, based on a City Council decision this week.

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Council considers final 2018 budget

Option would allow for payment to PSPRS from reserves fund

A budget option that would allow the city to make a large lump-sum payment to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) will be under consideration by the Prescott City Council this week.

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Service in Yarnell will remember 2013 fire

Four years after 19 elite firefighters died battling the Yarnell Hill Fire, bells will chime in three area locations to commemorate the tragedy.

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‘Tis Gallery show centers on wood carvings, family-inspired paintings

Twisted Roots will be on display at ‘Tis through July 14, and the two artists will be on hand for the 4th Friday Art Walk reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 23.

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New trail link opens between downtown, rodeo

Downtown to rodeo connection

As a high school student, J.C. Trujillo remembers walking to the rodeo grounds often from his family’s home near downtown Prescott.

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Pension debt, sales tax dominate first Prescott candidate forum

One question was obviously uppermost on the minds of those attending the first Prescott City Council candidate forum Friday, June 16: Yes or no on Proposition 443, the city’s pension-related sales tax-increase measure?

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26 artists submit ideas for Hotshot memorial

Committee expects to narrow field down to 3 to 5 semi-finalists

Nearly four years after 19 elite Prescott firefighters died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, artists from across the country are stepping forward with ideas to memorialize them on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza.

Online registry opens access to licensed businesses

Prescott database expected to go live in early July

Within the next month or so, local residents should be able to peruse an online list of licensed businesses operating in the City of Prescott.

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State appoints panel to look at PSPRS options

Campbell, Stringer both part of 7-person group

Getting the word out statewide about the growing liabilities of Arizona’s public-safety pension system is among the goals of a newly appointed legislative committee, says the committee’s chairman, State Rep. Noel Campbell.

Council may raid rainy day fund for pensions

Tentative city budget capped at $188M

Leading up to Prescott’s Aug. 29 sales-tax-increase vote, the City Council already has committed as much as $14.4 million in the coming fiscal year toward the ailing public-safety pension system (PSPRS).

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