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Cindy Barks
Reporter

928-445-3333 Extension: 2034

cbarks@prescottaz.com

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The City of Prescott took another step this week toward the long-planned $64.3 million runway extension that officials say will have a number of positive impacts for passengers flying out of the local airport.

By Cindy Barks May 25, 2022
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By the end of July, a 13-member committee is expected to be on board to take on the multi-year process for updating the Prescott General Plan.

By Cindy Barks May 24, 2022
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is name is among the most well-known in the annals of Prescott’s music and park scenes, and yet, the gravesite of local benefactor J.S. Acker does little to sing his praises.

By Cindy Barks May 24, 2022
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Beginning in July, nearly 1,500 employees of Yavapai County can expect to see salary increases averaging about $4,000 per year, plus a 3.5% cost-of-living raise.

By Cindy Barks May 23, 2022
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After years of planning and months of construction, the long-closed Lower Goldwater Lake is scheduled to open to foot traffic on Monday, May 23.

By Cindy Barks May 22, 2022
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A proposed community garden near Willow Lake, formation of a General Plan Committee and possible improvements to the city’s website will be among the issues the Prescott City Council will consider this week.

By Cindy Barks May 21, 2022
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In a move that was termed a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to help rural communities improve their water and sewer systems, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors agreed this week to use nearly $8.8 million of its COVID-19 recovery money to fund 37 utility projects.

By Cindy Barks May 19, 2022
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Expanded improvements near the Granite Creek Park splash pad, planning for a new park in the Granite Dells, and land for a new fire station could be among the new projects that benefit from the City of Prescott’s share of COVID recovery funds.

By Cindy Barks May 19, 2022
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New Prescott City Hall renovation costs coming in higher than anticipated
City attributes increases to supply-chain issues, higher costs for labor, materials

Much has changed in the construction industry since the City of Prescott bought its new City Hall building about a year ago, and those changes are translating to significantly higher costs for renovations to the new building.

By Cindy Barks May 18, 2022
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Anyone proposing a name change on a city building or street in the future will know going in that they will be responsible for the costs of changing or adding signage.

By Cindy Barks May 17, 2022

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