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Prescott in Brief: City launches online records search portal

City launches online records search portal

A new public-records search portal will make searching for City of Prescott public records “as easy as clicking your computer mouse,” according to a news release from the city.

The city has partnered with Laserfiche Document Management to make searches easier on the City of Prescott website.

“Citizens may search public records like agendas, minutes, resolutions and ordinances,” states the news release.

It adds that while document searches will now be available to the public, residents will still be able to submit public records requests for information they are unable to locate. The public records requests should be submitted through the city’s online portal or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office.

“We are excited to offer this new service to our community and empower our citizen base with knowledge through our records,” stated the city news release.

More information about the records search portal or public records requests is available by visiting the city’s website at or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 928-777-1272.

Granite Mountain School to host career day April 24

Granite Mountain School is only one of nine schools in Arizona to be awarded AdvancED STEM Certification. When it was awarded earlier this year, GMS joined a list of just 140 schools in the nation to currently hold this prestigious certification. With this important award, comes a great responsibility to not only teach our students STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) in the classroom, but also to prepare them for the future. As a result, on April 24, from 8:45 to 11 a.m., Granite Mountain will be hosting a Career Day, to help students begin thinking about careers that interest them, and the roles STEAM plays in everyday jobs.

Each classroom on campus will host a career. Students will have the opportunity to rotate among three classrooms of their choice to participate in presentations about these careers by professionals who have worked or do currently work in them.

We recognize the unique differences among our student population, so to meet their needs and interests, we are looking for a wide variety of professionals to assist us in making Career Day successful and meaningful. If you are interested and able to participate, please contact Bekah Kleinman at by April 15.

Learn about the Arizona wine industry on April 13

Historian and writer Erick Berg will present Arizona Humanities Lecture: Vintage Arizona: The Growth, Death, and Rebirth of a Local Wine Industry from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

Arizona’s wine industry is booming. Starting from almost nothing in the 1970s, there are now more than 50 wineries across the state and more starting every year. Despite the youth of the current industry, there is a long history of wine-making in Arizona dating back some 200 years. Using numerous illustrations, this presentation traces the fascinating -and often amusing story of Arizona wine from the Spanish Colonial period to the present. Topics include pioneering efforts using wild grapes, Mesa’s forgotten 19th century wine industry, the illegal raisin wineries of the Great Depression, and the unlikely band of aspiring winemakers that led the modern rebirth of Arizona wine in the 1980s.

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