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Cindy Barks

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Big Chino Water Ranch: Science-gathering phase continues

Current analysis of the aquifer plans will not be done before 2020

Prescott has been eyeing the Paulden-area Big Chino Sub-Basin as a possible source of imported water since the 1970s; four decades later, officials are still in search of answers.

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Goats assist with weed abatement

Mile High Middle School grounds cleared out by volunteers

The sound of bleating blended with the whir of weed-whackers Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, in the weedy area behind the Prescott Mile High Middle School.

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Regional Transportation Plan update aims for more public engagement

2045 plan about to get underway

Drivers stuck in backed-up traffic at the Highway 69/169 intersection, or while exiting Highway 89 onto 89A, may not be linking their traffic frustrations with the importance of transportation planning.

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$25,000 in bed tax money slated for Prescott Chamber Visitors Center

A portion of the revenue that the City of Prescott raises by taxing customers at local hotels and motels will now go to help cover the cost of informing the community’s visitors.

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‘Have paddle, will travel’: Pickleball has become a tourist draw in Prescott, say advocates

When it comes to Prescott’s tourist draws, a number of traditional attractions come to mind. Scenic lakes, ponderosa-pine forests, a quaint downtown, and the “World’s Oldest Rodeo” regularly top the list. But pickleball?

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Mountain Club is focus of new Prescott Fire Dept. fuels reduction grant

The Mountain Club neighborhood will join three other forested Prescott areas in getting grant help to reduce the risk of fire by removing hazardous fuels.

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Whispering Rock subdivision gets Prescott Council approval

A project envisioned to include a mix of hotels and restaurants, a hospital, 20 to 30 homes, and a tract of Granite Dells open space got a round of approvals from the Prescott City Council this week.

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Local military family grieves loss of twin brothers, both victims of suicides

Just as the grief from the loss of one of her twin sons was numbing into a sad new normal, Jaye Lene Cornell Long of Prescott Valley got another devastating blow: The passing of the second twin, Brandon, at the age of 28.

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Contract for airport terminal design OK’d by Prescott City Council

New terminal could be under construction by fall 2019

With approval of a quarter-million dollar contract this week, the Prescott City Council set off a process that could lead to the launch of a new airport terminal within a year.

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Enthusiasm continues for Prescott's ‘Dream Dog Park’ after four years

In the nearly four years since Prescott’s new “Dream Dog Park” opened to the public, upward of 1 million dogs have romped in the firefighter-themed space along Willow Creek Road.

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