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Prescott listed No. 5 among best places in Arizona for retirees
Financial tech company ranks Prescott in its Top 10; Sun City West earns top honors

Is it any wonder Prescott is ranked among the top cities in Arizona for retirees?

By Doug Cook August 22, 2020

Prescott-based Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate BloomTree Realty (BHGRE) this past week merged with Sumner Commercial Group (SCG) to form the largest commercial brokerage firm in the Quad Cities, a BloomTree Realty news release reported.

By The Daily Courier August 21, 2020
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For the second straight year, Swarovski Optik awarded Jay’s Bird Barn in Prescott with its prestigious Naturalist Dealer of the Year for the Western Region. Jay’s Bird Barn has now received the award for both 2018 and 2019.

August 15, 2020
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Chino Valley Economic Development Project Manager Maggie Tidaback wants quad-city area residents to know that town officials, like she, are working hard to make the municipality a destination place.

By Doug Cook August 15, 2020
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Lee Rose Aesthetics, a mini med-spa studio for beauty and wellness, recently opened in the Old Firehouse Plaza at 218 W. Goodwin St. Suite 204 in downtown Prescott.

By Doug Cook August 15, 2020
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Stock indexes barely budged on Wall Street Friday, leaving the S&P 500 just shy of its record once again.

By Associated Press August 15, 2020
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Andrew Hartman, a National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) union president from Pennsylvania, stated in a Facebook post this month that some of his local post-office branches had received no mail for delivery on Aug. 1

By Doug Cook August 8, 2020
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Every day for nearly the past 17 years, Pat Gregory operated A Dog’s Life, a hot-dog cart stationed in front of the Foxworth-Galbraith Home Improvement Center, 430 N. Sixth St., Prescott.

By Doug Cook August 8, 2020
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We are over half-way through the year and things are still nuts! At times we get brief glimpses of hope then just like that it’s gone.

By MARNIE UHL, Special to the Courier August 4, 2020
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When indoor restaurant seating was reduced to 50% recently because of Arizona’s COVID-19 spike, Skyler Reeves saw the potential at his Rosa’s Pizzeria shrink even further than the restricted seating that was already in effect.

By Cindy Barks August 1, 2020
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Arizona should add more than 511,000 jobs by the end of 2028 compared with 2018 — assuming no major economic disruptions, people keep moving here and residents get older.

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The Landings of Prescott Valley, a new, single-floor senior living community at 3500 N. Windsong Drive, is mostly finished, but managers do not plan to open it until the end of September, executive director Gail Hitt said July 28.

By Doug Cook August 1, 2020
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Yavapai County has Arizona’s third-highest home values, financial tech company reports
Only Pinal, Maricopa counties rank higher in SmartAsset’s study

A financial technology company recently ranked Yavapai County as having the third-highest home values in Arizona over the past five years, basing its findings on factors such as school ratings and effective property tax rates.

By Doug Cook August 1, 2020

Great Expectations salon, 125 S. McCormick St. in downtown Prescott, this past month announced the newest addition to its team in esthetician Kevin Chase.

August 1, 2020
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The new education center at Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St. in downtown Prescott, was not able to open to the public this spring or summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing road construction around the historic complex.

By Doug Cook July 25, 2020
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Home permits issued in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley rise from May to June
Interest in home ownership grows, buoyed by low mortgage rates

The Yavapai County Contractors Association reported this past week that the number of permits issued for single-family homes and manufactured homes in the Quad Cities increased substantially from May to June, likely buoyed by historically-low mortgage rates and following a national trend.

By Doug Cook July 25, 2020
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If you and your children have been stuck at home quarantining because of the COVID-19 pandemic these past few months, there are still some entertainment options for them, provided you follow social-distancing guidelines.

By Doug Cook July 18, 2020
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Sales of RVs, trailers booming in Quad Cities during pandemic
Local dealers say increased popularity tied to safer travel, family experiences

With Americans still nervous about traveling on airplanes, buses and trains because of recent spikes in coronavirus cases nationwide, summer vacationers have gotten creative in seeking alternatives — and RVs have become one of the preferred tickets.

By Doug Cook July 18, 2020
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List of Prescott-area businesses requiring masks is growing
Target, CVS join Walmart, Starbucks, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Kroger and Costco

Target, CVS Health and Publix Super Markets on Thursday, July 16, joined the growing list of national chains that will require customers to wear face masks regardless of where cities or states stand on the issue.

By Staff and wire reports July 16, 2020
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Hundreds of residents, mostly senior citizens, living in a small rural town in northern Arizona have raised concerns after losing their only post office amid the coronavirus pandemic.

July 11, 2020
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If you want your morning or afternoon pick-me-up coffee/tea drink from Starbucks but prefer to venture inside the establishment, you will need to wear a face covering starting Wednesday, July 15...

By Doug Cook July 11, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on July 6 started the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which loans federal government money to small businesses, large companies, casinos and nonprofits so they can continue paying their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Doug Cook July 11, 2020
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Founding Fathers Collective, a future barber shop, taproom and coffee shop at 218 N. Granite St. in downtown Prescott, recently hung a small, temporary black-and-white sign on the east-facing wall indicating that work on the ambitious project had begun.

By Doug Cook July 4, 2020
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Arizona health club complies with order as COVID cases skyrocket
Second chain of health clubs stays open, opts for court date

One of two health club chains in Arizona that had defied a state order to shut down and faced possible legal action said Friday it had closed.

By TERRY TANG, Associated Press July 4, 2020
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COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on our planning for activities and events.

By Marnie Uhl, CEO of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce June 30, 2020

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