Cindy Barks

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CYMPO has concerns on Kirkland Mine operation

Regional road-planning group lists worries about heavy truck traffic

The region’s main transportation-planning organization will add its concerns about the Kirkland Mine to those that have already been filed by the City of Prescott and other area officials and residents.

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City has $123M? Yes, but most is already spent

Should Prescott use its cash on hand for pension debt?

For some voters, word this past week that the City of Prescott has a fund balance of $123.5 million begged a question: Why is a sales-tax increase needed if the city has so much money on hand?

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Voters to decide Home Rule Option in primary

Proposition 442 is ‘equally important’ as Proposition 443

The City of Prescott’s bid to extend its Home Rule Option for another four years (Proposition 442) may not have generated as much voter interest as Proposition 443, but officials say it is also critical to the city’s future.

Final week approaches for Prescott voters

Primary ballots due in by 7 p.m. Aug. 29

Now about two weeks into the City of Prescott’s primary voting period, more than 6,000 ballots have been processed at the County Recorder’s Office.

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Residents push for ‘human scale’ in Deep Well Ranch project

P&Z Commission debates building height

Buildings as high as 14 stories, and homes as dense as 65 units per acre continue to raise concerns among local residents and planning commissioners.

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Monsoon Festival features 675-foot water slide

Promise of a cool glide down Union Street is in store for attendees of this weekend’s Northern Arizona Monsoon Festival in downtown Prescott.

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Prescott No. 1 in Expedia’s state destination for nature lovers

New list ranks city for its natural beauty

Locals who are “craving a slice of the peaceful life” don’t have to go far to find it. In fact, they’re already there.

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Prescott voters should have ballots by today

29,008 ballots were mailed out Aug. 7

Prescott’s nearly 30,000 registered voters should all have received their city primary ballots by today, Aug. 14.

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Smoki Museum: Volunteers, community help in Navajo backpack drive

It all started three years ago. Lisa Tsosie, who has been a friend of The Smoki Museum for many years, asked if we could help her out. Lisa has been traveling to Prescott for the museum twice a year (almost every year) to make delicious frybread for our Navajo Rug and Indian Art auctions.

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Deep Well Ranch backers ask for oversight flexibility

As planners envision it, the new Deep Well Ranch master plan would have a level of regulatory flexibility that they say would allow for a cohesive community.

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