Cindy Barks

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Prescott may end business licenses for rental units

A change in the city’s business-license program, an economic development consultant contract, and a mid-year budget report will all be up for discussion by the Prescott City Council this week.

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High-stakes world of U.S. diplomacy glimpsed at ERAU symposium

Seventy years ago, the U.S. formed a series of alliances throughout the world that former U.S. Ambassador Ronald Neumann says have served to prevent another major war.

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City facing challenge of preserving small-town feel, economic development

Preserving Prescott’s small-town “livability” even as more technological jobs are being created: That was the challenge that emerged this week during an economic development discussion at Prescott City Hall.

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Raising money for Prescott’s historian

Improving a ‘mover and shaker’s’ gravesite

For a woman whose name conjures up images of well-tended rose gardens and orderly museum displays, Sharlot Hall’s final resting place is looking decidedly disheveled these days.

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Council finalizes sales tax increase language

In an attempt to “get out of the weeds” of its public-safety pension shortfall, the City of Prescott will ask voters in August to approve paying 0.75-percent more in sales tax.

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Hotshots artwork on display this month

Offers a ‘glimpse of Hotshots’ lives’

The iconic photo of Granite Mountain Hotshots smiling broadly while in pyramid formation in front of an ancient juniper tree got special treatment recently from a local artist.

City officials push for local PSPRS fix

State representatives kick off new state committee

Moving forward with a city solution now versus waiting for the state to come up with the solution: The debate over the City of Prescott’s public-safety pension shortfall continued this past week.

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Prescott’s overflowing lakes now benefiting groundwater recharge

Overflowing lakes help augment groundwater

Prescott’s lakes are not the only bodies of water in Arizona that are currently full to the brim.

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New RV park planned for land adjacent to Watson Woods

Watson Woods RV park gets city OK

Watson Woods, Prescott’s high-profile riparian area along Highway 89, is slated to get a new neighbor soon: a 71-unit RV park.

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Goodwin project goal: Stem Whiskey Row flooding

Another of Prescott’s major downtown streets is in line for changes in appearance, functionality and drainage.

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