Ambitious bollard project
Parade-goers and New Year’s Eve revelers can rest assured: Ongoing efforts continue to improve the safety of events in downtown Prescott.
Questions arise over validity of traffic study
Of the three possible routes for trucks serving the Kirkland Mine, the one that would pass through Prescott is likely to be used the least, says the regional field manager of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Trail through project would close gap on Prescott Circle Trail
A proposed 700-acre annexation that could bring 264 new homes to Prescott city limits got its first review by the City Council this week.
Prescott Mayor, NAACP East Valley President set to meet over travel boycott triggered by Stringer comments
In the wake of last week’s call by the NAACP for a travel boycott of Prescott, a meeting is expected to occur this week between the president of the East Valley branch of the civil rights organization and the mayor of Prescott.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, Prescott is on track to have enough apartment units to meet the demand.
The number of sources for purchase of fentanyl in Yavapai County reportedly has declined in recent weeks.
Despite the Prescott City Council’s action this week condemning state Rep. David Stringer’s recent racial comments and asking for his resignation, Prescott is now facing the call for a travel boycott by the East Valley chapter of the NAACP.
Legislator’s racial remarks condemned in 6-1 vote
In a highly charged meeting Tuesday morning, a majority of Prescott City Council members attempted to distance themselves – and Prescott – from recent racially disparaging comments by local state legislator David Stringer.
Leadership from both major political parties in Yavapai County have now released statements saying State Rep. David Stringer should resign over recent remarks that local officials have termed “racially disparaging.”
Political parties not happy with him either
The Prescott City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday, Dec. 4, calling for state Rep. David Stringer's resignation.
Council to meet in executive session Tuesday
Prescott’s mayor and mayor pro tem (vice mayor) both say Rep. David Stringer should resign from the Arizona State Legislature over recent racial comments, and the entire Prescott City Council is expected to weigh in on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Carleton/Cortez reconstruction latest in Prescott’s massive 2018 street construction program
There will be no wintertime hibernation for construction work on the streets of downtown Prescott this year.
Commission forms to look into the possibility
If “one-stop-shopping” is the ideal for municipal business, officials say Prescott City Hall is falling a bit short.
Post Office, City Hall under review for possible sale
If downtown Prescott were a Monopoly board, the U.S. Postal Service and the City of Prescott would be sitting on the equivalent of Boardwalk and Park Place.
USPS considers moving postal operation to smaller site
Ever since the days of 2-cent postage stamps, Prescott letters, boxes, and postcards have originated from the imposing granite U.S. Post Office building on Goodwin Street.
Preparing now will help to ensure smooth flying after 2020
As many as 150,000 Arizonans have already done it, and anyone planning to travel by air after 2020 probably should consider getting a new state Travel ID too.
On a small plot of rugged chaparral overlooking Willow Creek Road and Heritage Park Road, three recent California transplants are acclimating to their new home in Prescott.
Come Black Friday, cellphone use while at the wheel on the streets of Prescott could land drivers with a warning from the Prescott Police.
Kick-off event set for Acker Night, Dec. 7
Western heritage is all around Prescott’s Whiskey Road, but the tourists who flock to the historic street might not always be tuned into the rich past.
From jewelry to house cleaning to essential oils, a new program by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce has gift-giving covered this year.
For nearly 20 miles from Prescott to northern Chino Valley, a divided four-lane roadway will soon be in place all along the busy Highway 89 route.
If the Prescott City Council opts to bring back several categories of impact fees in the coming year, new home builders over the next decade could pay millions of dollars for growth-related street, police, fire, and parks improvements.
Unofficial results show Fann, Campbell, Stringer with substantial leads
Three incumbent Republican legislators appear to be headed to new terms in the Arizona State Legislature.
The memory of Arizona’s longtime U.S. Senator John McCain was front and center Monday night, Nov. 5, as McCain’s widow Cindy McCain appeared at an election-eve Republican rally on the steps of the Yavapai County Courthouse.
In the patchwork of signs that already adorns the entrances to many Prescott parks, another piece was added recently.
Survival of the fittest: Program aims to give aspens an edge over pines in the competitive Prescott National Forest
In the battle for survival in the arid Prescott National Forest, the towering and prolific ponderosa pines have a natural advantage over the rarer and treasured stands of aspens.
Focus will be on 100th anniversary of 1918 Armistice ending WWI
Hometown heroes – the men and women who left their Prescott homes to serve their country in conflicts all over the world – will lead this year’s Veterans Day Parade.
First came disbelief and an “overwhelming feeling of sadness and helplessness” after local Jewish Community Foundation President David Hess heard word on Saturday of the mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue.
Longtime residents look back on more than a half-century at Prescott’s ‘Halloween central’
Between the two of them, Sue Beyea and Ralph Rodarte have probably passed tens of thousands of Snickers, Skittles, and M&Ms into the little hands of Prescott.
City Council: Is Prescott ban on signs in public rights-of-way enforceable?
Every election year, it seems, the Prescott City Council grapples with a recurring issue: What to do about temporary street signs.
Limited edition ‘Challenge Coins’ now available for contributors to Granite Mountain Hotshot memorial
Coins will go to contributors of $200 or more to courthouse plaza memorial
The challenge to raise a half-million dollars for a Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial on the courthouse plaza has now moved to the public.
Sparkling blue waters reflecting vibrant golds, oranges, and reds of fall are the norm this year along the trails through Prescott’s watersheds.
City issues ‘grace period’ on fines through the end of 2018
Ladies and gentlemen of Prescott: Get ready to start your engines, but put down the cellphones.
Vote was unanimous with grace period
The Prescott City Council members on Tuesday, Oct. 23, unanimously approved a ban on hand-held devices while driving.
Legal use of a hand-held cellphone while driving in Prescott could be a thing of the past soon, depending on this week’s vote by the Prescott City Council.
Group’s chairman: Granite Dells development ‘will break all of our hearts’
A wide cross-section of Prescott made the six-mile roundtrip trek to the heart of the Granite Dells Saturday morning — arriving on foot, astride bicycles, in strollers, and seated in bike taxis.
A holiday opening will culminate the extensive restoration project that has been underway for years at Yavapai County’s historic resort, Castle Hot Springs.
SkyWest, United Express adds Saturday flights to Los Angeles
Fewer than 300: That is the estimated number of ticketed flights to Los Angeles or Denver standing between the Prescott Regional Airport and its coveted 10,000-passenger mark.
When the preliminary design for a new airport terminal is complete late this year, it likely will include elements of iconic Prescott architecture.
Silver icicles dangle from leafy branches on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza, and multi-colored lights are tightly wound on the trees’ trunks.
The back bar at Jersey Lilly Saloon is already sporting brightly colored paper Christmas bulbs – a sure sign that bar patrons are thinking ahead to the cost of the annual lighting of the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza.
Asset or liability?
Over the past 18 years, Prescott’s municipal golf course has racked up more than $5 million in debt with the city’s general fund.
‘What took us so long?’
Ever since her arrival in Prescott two-and-a-half years ago, Police Chief Debora Black says a common question has consistently arisen during her meetings with members of the public.
Pumped storage project gets review by Prescott Council
The hydroelectric plant planned northwest of Paulden would tap into the same underground pool of water that the City of Prescott intends to pump from one day: The Big Chino Basin.
Prescott Council consideration expected in early 2019
It will be at least November before Arizona Eco Development’s (AED) controversial plans for development in the Granite Dells gets to the Prescott Planning and Zoning Commission for review.
The lone Hotshot statue that will be the focal point of a new memorial on the Yavapai County Courthouse will be within view of Prescott City Hall.
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.
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.
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.
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.