Proposed projects expected to add to mix of Prescott’s rental choices
With hundreds of apartment units already either under construction or in the approval phase, two new projects have emerged recently that would add dozens more rentals to Prescott’s market.
Rezoning request headed to Prescott Council Tuesday
A 51-unit apartment complex that Catholic Charities is proposing to provide affordable housing for veterans and the elderly will go to the Prescott City Council this week with a rezoning request.
The sight of the stocky Bank of Arizona building brushing up against the tall, slender Knights of Pythias façade dates back more than a century on Prescott’s South Cortez Street.
Mayor switches make-up, focus of ad hoc committees
With its large population of veterans, Prescott already does a lot of things right in its efforts to help vets who are in need of medical care or social services, says Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli.
Benefit cost generates debate over PSPRS debt
After eight years of going without vision insurance in their health coverage, city employees will have the benefit again this year, beginning July 1.
Revised policy would allow more flexibility
New guidelines for awarding tourism-related grants to local organizations will be among the matters the Prescott City Council will consider during one of three meetings on Tuesday, March 13.
They were the frontier teachers, historians, and artists; they were also the livery operators, stagecoach-stop proprietors, tribal chieftesses, and state senators.
A city ‘ambassador,’ in the main hallway, will welcome and direct visitors to their destinations
In what has lightheartedly become known as the “information super hallway,” efforts are underway to make Prescott City Hall a more welcoming and informative place.
For much of her life, Vera Dicicco was accustomed to quenching her “thirst for knowledge” with books on eclectic topics such as Ukrainian literature, the economy, and the arts.
Questions arise over plant’s impact on Prescott’s Big Chino water rights
A “seat at the table” is the goal of a Prescott City Council’s Feb. 27 decision to intervene in the review of plans for a hydroelectric plant in the Big Chino Basin northwest of Paulden.
... the list is long
Don’t let the single boarding gate, quaint fireplace, and unassuming atmosphere of the Prescott Municipal Airport terminal fool you.
Work will require temporary lot closures
After a unanimous contract approval by the Prescott City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the long-discussed reconstruction of the popular Bashford Courts parking lot is slated to begin during the week of March 12 and be complete by June 10.
Program fosters a sense of pride among community service workers
Wielding rakes and trash bags, the crew of four orange-vested workers spread out in the wash along Virginia Street near downtown Prescott.
The Prescott City Council will consider a $1.6 million contract this week that will include the Bashford Courts reconstruction, as well as improvements to the nearby Willis and Cortez Street intersection.
Chainsaws and evening gowns: They might seem an unlikely match for most people, but not for local wildland firefighter Cheyenne Warner.
Trail of the Month
Sit in the new White Rock parking lot off Thumb Butte Road for a time, and you’re likely to see mountain bikers, horseback riders, and hikers all setting out on their individual forest adventures.
Local partnerships, volunteerism propel local trails onto nationwide list
Prescott-area trails just made it onto the map of trail systems nationwide that deserve help with maintenance.
Prescott wondering if legislature will undo local rules; PV welcomes state help
Since new regulations on sober living homes took effect in Prescott in early 2017, the number of the homes has dropped by about 77 percent.
Increase tax for PSPRS will add to overall growth
Even before the City of Prescott begins to see the results of a new 0.75-percent sales tax, revenues from its existing 2-percent sales tax continue to rise.
One councilman terms city contribution a ‘subsidy’
For the $30,000 in cash and $28,000 in support services that the City of Prescott puts into the Whiskey Off-Road mountain bike race each year, officials say the community gains an economic impact of about $6 million.
Some residents have more options than others
Depending on where one lives in the Quad Cities, garbage and recycling options vary, from “one size fits all” to two separate bins, to hauling it to the landfill yourself.
Council to vote on $30,000 annual contribution; may loosen rules on how it’s used
The Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike event would continue to receive $30,000 annually from the city for the next three years under a contract amendment that the Prescott City Council will consider this week.
As tragedy’s 5-year mark approaches, plans progress on courthouse monument, displays
Nearly five years after the loss of 19 of Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshots, the tragedy continues to resonate in the community through a variety of memorialization efforts.
Local florist gears up for Valentine’s Day rush
“What’s not to like?” For flower deliveryman David Smith, it’s not a rhetorical question.
Elimination of odors at the Sundog Wastewater Treatment Plant along Highway 89 will be among the benefits expected from a $21.6 million loan that the City of Prescott received this week.
The central part of the state is full of opportunities to go higher, faster, farther
By virtue of Prescott’s location in the midst of 1.25 million acres of National Forest, adventure is, literally, all around.
Yavapai Regional Transit won’t be able to add Prescott routes
Facing an annual loss of more than $50,000, Prescott Transit Authority is officially out of the Citi Bus business.
Preserving the Granite Dells
Local outdoor enthusiasts just gained another artery into the heart of the Granite Dells.
'They were fighting a fire on State Trust Land'
When 19 of Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshots died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013, they were defending state land.
In hindsight, it’s easy to see that the signs of impending economic upheaval were already apparent as 2007 ended and 2008 began.
Changes to take effect in February
Come Feb. 23, users of security alarms in Prescott will have to register their alarm with the Prescott Police Department.
A residential project that will combine recycled buildings with an existing rehabbed house got approval from the Prescott City Council this week.
Collection scheduled to start in March
A contract that is expected to save money for the city and increase convenience for trash-collection customers got unanimous support from the Prescott City Council this week.
City to vote on $80,000 contract this week
Home pick-up of hazardous household materials could begin in Prescott in March.
Amount more than triples any previous Prescott election
With all of the campaign money from Prescott’s 2017 election season now recorded, the total collected for the August primary and November general election tops $300,000 — significantly exceeding any previous city election.
Old building, new location
Long before “reduce, reuse, recycle” became a familiar slogan for conservation of resources, a quiet revolution of salvaging the old was already underway on the streets of Prescott.
It will be women’s stories, told in the voices of local women and men – all brought to you by a program that aims to get more female-authored plays to the stage.
City, school officials surprised by timing
While the list of “wins” in Prescott’s historic preservation is extensive, one long-time preservation advocate maintains that this week’s demolition of the old Miller Valley Elementary School counts among the “losses.”
Irritated? Shooting one down 'is not an option,' City Attorney says
If it’s not a bird, and it’s not a plane, that buzz you hear overhead could very well be a drone.
Once again, Prescott is having a moment on a national listing. This week, the Expedia Viewfinder travel blog chose Prescott as the only Arizona destination to be included in its “18 Cities That Must Be Seen in 2018.”
Two local librarians add to Prescott Library’s reading selections
Thanks to two long-time employees at the Prescott Public Library, patrons have a wide selection of sometimes hard-to-find reading categories: graphic novels, and audiobooks for young adults and children.
City unlikely to adopt ‘verified alarm response’
Mandatory free registration and an accelerated false-alarm fine schedule could be in store for users of security alarms in Prescott.
Council approves $939,000 valve- rehab project
For 99 years, valves on the Granite Creek Dam have allowed water to be released from Watson Lake — originally for irrigation purposes, and more recently, for recharging the aquifer.
Constellation Trail quickest way to reach Granite Dells
It’s already the go-to trail for Prescott residents wanting to show off the area’s beauty to visiting family and friends.
Current project more than half complete; next postponed until spring
With about 60 percent of the city’s $5.1 million Highway 89 widening project now behind it, the community can expect the conclusion by about May or June.
Project could cost city nearly $1 million
A nearly $1 million dam repair at Watson Lake, and a $21.6 million loan for the wastewater treatment system work will be among the issues that Prescott City Council members will deal with this week.
Watch where you walk and ride
Anyone who has walked or cycled the streets of Prescott probably has a close-call story: The time a right-turning vehicle nearly hit them in a crosswalk, or the time a vehicle turned left directly in front of an oncoming bicycle rider.
Proceeds from development would go to charity, he says
Typically, when local water advocate Howard Mechanic deals with the City of Prescott, his focus is on conserving the area’s water.
First year of Prescott business licenses ends; now renewal process begins
Even as the New Year closes out the City of Prescott’s first year of business licenses, it also kicks off a new phase: Renewal for the thousands who have already signed up.
New PSPRS tax goes into effect Jan. 1
A new sales tax that is expected to generate more than $11 million per year is set to go into effect Monday, Jan. 1.