If you were online at all Monday, July 9, you likely saw a story that was widely circulated describing a security expert’s warning that car key fobs need to be protected from hackers, and that wrapping them in foil will do the trick.
As students’ college loan debt grows, ways to manage it become important
Like many of her classmates, Noelle Hutson has built up student loan debt to get her college education.
Need2Know: New restaurant coming to the former Rancher’s Wife space; Bin 239 closes down; playing Cornhole for a Cause
The former Rancher’s Wife store, 156 S. Montezuma St., is being converted to a restaurant to be called Carmella’s.
Bill would give the ‘Mother Road’ preservation efforts permanent funding
The road now called “Historic Route 66” is closer to Historic Trail designation following unanimous passage of a bill by the House of Representatives in June. The bill is in the hands of the U.S. Senate for consideration.
Need2Know: Willow Creek apartment construction back on, says developer; Hotshots Learning and Tribute Center now open; and Farm Provisions restaurant not closing
Apartment construction back on, says developer The apartment complex at 3137 Willow Creek Road, which has had a troubled past and remains unfinished, will soon be open.
But we racked up over $1 trillion in credit card debt
Consumer credit card debt is a bellwether for the overall economy’s health.
Need2Know: Krispy Kreme to PV; ESI Grips moves to CV; new directors at Glassford Place; and WeLocate relocates
As the Dunkin’ Donuts shop begins to take shape at the corner of Glassford Hill and Centre Court, adjacent to the Hampton Inn, word comes of a future Krispy Kreme outlet.
MoviePass gets competition for discount movie tickets, but mixed in Quad Cities
MoviePass, the subscription service that allows you to pay $10 a month to see a movie a day faces serious competition from a similar service announced by AMC Theaters this past week.
Fireworks are a problem for fire chiefs
Fireworks displays, even those put on by professionals, are a problem for fire departments. Citing the high fire danger, Prescott Fire Chief Dennis Light decided to cancel this year’s July 4th fireworks display, set to be launched from downtown.
A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County alleges that a helicopter crash near Wikieup in 2016 that killed the pilot and his passenger, also a pilot, from Prescott Valley, was a result of the faulty design of the Robinson R-66 helicopter.
Welcome to Rodeo Week 2018, where there’s more going on than you can shake a stick at. (Well, OK, you could, but your arm would get pretty tired.)
Tiny houses have received major attention over the past few years, but, although potential buyers view them with fondness, these small homes often come with big problems when their owners want to place them on land within incorporated areas.
Need2Know: Prescott Junction restaurant mulls sale; the Event Spot now open; and Edelweiss Boutique in new location with new owner
Answering the rumor that his restaurant is up for sale, Don Burton said, “We’re contemplating (a sale). I’m thinking about it."
Local fire departments would rather you call than get hurt trying to save an animal
There was once an old Hollywood trope that firefighters were the people to call when a cat was up a tree and wouldn’t come down.
The Prescott area is leading the state in the percentage of new jobs created, with 1,930 new jobs in this area for the first quarter of 2018.
Yavapai County ranks third in Arizona -- behind Maricopa and Pinal counties -- in terms of incoming investments in the county, and Yavapai County is also third highest in the state in the number of building permits issued, according to a new survey released by SmartAsset.com.
Local official questions study’s motive, accuracy
In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Yavapai County, renters need to earn $17.13 per hour, according to a report released Wednesday, June 13, by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Arizona Housing Coalition.
Need2Know: Vintage 107 nears opening; new painting business in Prescott; Alfonso’s about to open 2nd location; unbiased financial advice available
Vintage 107 antique store nearly ready to open The Vintage 107 antique store is preparing to open its new location at 219D N. Cortez St., near the Peregrine Book Company.
Survey finds Californians looking for homes here in increased numbers
A new survey by Realtor.com finds that people living in California are looking to move away from the high cost of housing, and Prescott, along with Phoenix and Las Vegas, are in their sights.
Need2Know: Watters Garden Center to host Frontier Rotary’s Grapes-4-Grades; Rickety Cricket opening delayed; Dutch Bros. Coffee closer
Watters Garden Center, 1815 W. Iron Springs Road, will once again host a garden party for the Prescott Frontier Rotary’s 13th Grapes-4-Grades benefit, with all proceeds going directly to Rotary causes and the Prescott Unified School District’s 21st Century Grant Summer Program.
Prescott’s become more bike-friendly over the past few years, say cyclists, but still has a way to go
With mild weather, which makes commuting by bicycle practical, and a well-developed system of trails, Prescott seems to be a pretty bike-friendly city.
Need2Know: Dunkin Donuts hailed; Gripstone Climbing opening; Sears store in Prescott dodges closure; and more
In a video posted to social media on May 29, PVPD Officers Gabe Maldonado and Branden Kelly exchange high-fives after discussing the fact that the construction permit has been pulled for the long-awaited Dunkin Donuts.
The event supports fight against breast cancer again this year
The roughest, toughest cowboys in the West will once again prove they’re “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” as the Prescott’s Frontier Days Rodeo hosts the 11th annual event to raise money to fight breast cancer at its performance on Monday, July 2.
Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo
The roughest, toughest cowboys in the west will once again prove they’re “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” as the Prescott’s Frontier Days Rodeo hosts the 11th annual event to raise money to fight breast cancer at its performance on Monday, July 2.
‘Future-proofing’ your job
The story of robots — what we now generally refer to as “artificial intelligence” — taking over human jobs has long been a staple of science-fiction movies, and usually is portrayed as part of a dystopian future.
Need2Know: Beal’s Auto Body and Paint robot; Summer’s DanceWorks celebrates; Dunkin’ Donuts still coming; and Talking Rock expands
If watching paint dry isn’t your idea of a good time, you might appreciate the new robotic dryer at Beal’s Auto Body & Paint, at 1460 Iron Springs Road in Prescott.
Proceeds go to support veterans
If you want to display your support for any one of a number of charities or other worthwhile causes, you can pay extra and get a license plate that shows your support for anything from Special Olympics to Route 66.
Printpack, a manufacturer of flexible packaging products, will make a major investment in its Prescott Valley, manufacturing plant, according to Printpack’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jimmy Love, who made the announcement during a recent visit to the plant.
In a meeting in Prescott on May 8, shareholders of Sturm Ruger and Company won a vote to force the company to track and report on gun violence involving Ruger weapons, a move that the board of directors had advised against.
‘Really cool stuff,’ says fire spokesman
Drones, more properly called “quadcopters” or “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs), are starting to make inroads into the world of firefighting.
Need2Know: Farm Provisions restaurant opens in downtown Prescott; Prescott True Value wins company “Best Hardware Store in Town” award
Farm Provisions restaurant opens in downtown Prescott Farm Provisions, a new restaurant, has opened at 148 N. Montezuma Street in Prescott. Co-owner Brittany Peters said they offer an “American-style” menu, with dishes from lobster to hamburgers.
If you spend any time on social media, you’ve probably seen the photo: The interior of a home gutted by fire, and, in the background, a bedroom, relatively untouched by the blaze.
Driving for Uber or Lyft is one of major sources of revenue for people who, depending on whom you ask, either participate in the emerging “gig economy” or drive as a “side hustle” to pick up some extra cash.
Need2Know: Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery celebrates 24 years in business, TASERs now available at Sportsman’s Warehouse
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery celebrates 24 years in business Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery was founded by a group of Prescott artists, who believed in themselves and the ability of a small town to showcase quality art 24 years ago.
Owner Joe Lohmeier says he will be back
The owner of Far From Folsom, at 214 S. Montezuma St. has not sold the place.
A 16-year-old girl was allegedly behind the wheel of the car that struck and seriously injured a 12-year-old boy on May 7, as he crossed Lakeshore Drive in Prescott Valley, according to Prescott Valley Police Department spokesman Jerry Ferguson.
The intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Lake Valley Road was shut down around 3:15 p.m. after a car reportedly struck a pedestrian.
When you think of business, you might think of Walmart, Amazon, or maybe McDonald’s, or an airline, such as American or Delta.
Need2Know: Lucy’s Machine Co. moves to Prescott Valley; new office for Sumner Commercial Real Estate; and Cowboy Country Antiques has new hours
Lucy’s Machine Co. moves to Prescott Valley Lucy’s Machine Company, a supplier of a variety of machine tool accessories and adaptors, has relocated to 7256 E. 2nd Street in Prescott Valley from a California plant.
Fires in single-family homes have decreased considerably in the last 30 years or so.
Ten years after the start of the Great Recession in the U.S., the western Yavapai County economy is now looking solid, said Teri Drew, the regional director of the Northern Arizona Council of Governments’ (NACOG) Economic Workforce Division.
Need2Know: Bob’s Barber Shop to move; Chino Valley Shopko Hometown shutting down; Mountain Valley Regional Rehab Hospital in top 10 percent; Flour Stone Bakery and Café in Mayer expands hours
Bob’s Barber Shop to move After 33 years in the same location, Bob’s Barber Shop has closed at 732 W. Hillside Ave. and will be re-opening on May 2 at 340 W. Willis St., on the corner of Willis and McCormick streets, according to owner Lily Gannon, who bought the shop from Bob Reichmuth last year after working there since 1984.
Rep. Sinema wants largest 'slurry bomber' available to fight wildfires
The Global Supertanker, a modified 747 jumbo jet that serves as the largest “slurry bomber” in the world, stands a better chance of being available to fight wildfires in Arizona and other states, after Arizona congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, District 9, on Thursday, April 26, offered an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that would direct the FAA to review and revamp the approval process for air tankers.
3 local companies share a profitable, semi-symbiotic relationship
The three Rs of sustainability — reduce, reuse, recycle — are being demonstrated daily by three companies, two in Prescott and one in Prescott Valley, as they work together to reduce waste, increase their profits and keep jobs local.
Need2Know: Four new tenants coming to Gateway Mall; Uma’s Haven Resale Store benefits animal shelter; and Prescott DermaLiftClinic celebrates third anniversary
New tenants coming to Prescott Gateway Mall A range of four new tenants will soon be opening at the Gateway Mall, according to Matthew Fish at Sumner Commercial Real Estate.
The Findlay Automotive Group will close its Hyundai dealership in Prescott this week, on Thursday, April 19, according to the former manager of the dealership.
Cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, are gaining popularity. In fact, they’re so popular, they’ve already experienced their own bubble, seen it burst, and are now on the rebound.
'Sgt. Steve' makes a comeback
Once upon a time, Steve Rosen was an out-of-shape sergeant first class in the U.S. Army. He didn’t start that way; he got bored doing monotonous military push-ups and sit-ups.
Need2Know: The Event Spot now in PV; ON Q Financial and Farmers Insurance opening; Firehouse Subs still coming; local Walmarts miss out on re-modeling projects
The Event Spot opening soon in PV; now booking The Event Spot, a venue for large gatherings, opens soon at 6520 E. 1st Street, Suite B, in Prescott Valley, and, owner Ken Foote said, reservations are being accepted.
In the closest finish in nearly three decades of identifying the nation’s top airlines, Alaska Air barely edged out Delta Airlines to retain its No. 1 position, according to the 28th annual Airline Quality Rating, released Monday, April 9, and produced in part by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Customers can choose, but are they satisfied?
In February, electricity generation company Arizona Public Service (APS) introduced a new billing system that allows a customer to select a plan that seems to be best for their pocketbook.