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Sat, Feb. 22

Quad Cities in brief: Reconstruction project to start this week

The City of Prescott is scheduled to begin reconstruction projects along Rosser Street this week, the city has announced in a statement. Work may occur from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, along Rosser Street, from Campbell Avenue to just east of Eagle View Drive, according to the statement.

Lane restrictions, reduced speeds, rough road conditions and flagging operations are likely throughout the work zone, the city said and urged motorists to allow for extra time to get through the area or use an alternate route. The improvements include removing and replacing the paved surface with new asphalt and reconstruction of a detention basin at the corner of West Rosser Street and Campbell Avenue. Additionally, new sidewalk, curb and gutter and driveway entrances will be replaced. The project, scheduled for completion this summer, is intended to relieve storm-water runoff in areas around the detention basin and to provide a smoother road surface.

To learn more about the construction, visit To receive regular eNews updates or reach a project team member, email or call the project hotline, 928-237-3114.

‘Drink Liberally’ happy hour

The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area are holding a “Drink Liberally” happy hour, Tuesday, Feb. 13, on the Bashford Courts indoor patio of the Prescott Brewing Company, 130 W. Gurley, in Prescott. From 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., DWPA members and nonmembers are invited to get to know their neighbors, enjoy lively conversation and happy-hour prices on food and beverages. RSVP to

‘An Eye for Glass’

Pia Davis, a photographer, presents “An Eye for Glass” at the Prescott Art Docents program, 10:30 a.m., today in the Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina. The program is offered at no charge to those who attend.

Davis specializes in macro telephotographic images that show the vibrant colors and complexity of art glass. Her photos also depict realistic landscapes and close-ups of flowers. Websites: and

Scholastic Chess Tournament

The Prescott Chess Club will hold a Scholastic Chess Tournament for students in grades K-12, on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Yavapai College, Building 3, Room 119.

Everyone plays five games (at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:40 p.m.) or by agreement as section completes a round. Sections are grammar (K-5), middle school (6-8), and high school (9-12). There are three trophies for each section.

Wednesday is the deadline for pre-registration for the tournament, with a $10 fee. Email for a registration form. Registration at the door will be 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with a $15 fee. Direct questions to Tom Green, U.S. Chess-certified tournament director, 928-778-1111 or 740-803-2532.

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