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Cindy Barks
Reporter

928-445-3333 Extension: 2034

cbarks@prescottaz.com

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After being postponed in October 2021, the City of Prescott’s improvements to the downtown-area Granite Creek Corridor will be back before the Prescott City Council this week for possible contract approval.

By Cindy Barks September 24, 2022
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As Yavapai County continues to search for a new elections director, two new positions are being added to the department to help deal with the growing number of registered county voters, as well as an increased level of public scrutiny in elections.

By Cindy Barks September 22, 2022
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Local residents ask ‘Why now?’ on proposed new Airport Vicinity Overlay
Airport runway extension funding could be at risk without AVO, says airport director

A longer runway at the Prescott Regional Airport reportedly would offer a number of community benefits, but airport officials say getting the federal funds needed for the $64.3 million project could be difficult without the Airport Vicinity Overlay that is currently under review.

By Cindy Barks September 21, 2022
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Imagination Library of the Prescott Area expands reach of Dolly Parton-sponsored program
Free monthly books now available to all Yavapai County children, birth through 5 years old

From “The Little Engine that Could” to “Owl Moon,” the personal libraries of Prescott preschoolers have been growing over the past three years, thanks to the Dolly Parton-sponsored Imagination Library.

By Cindy Barks September 20, 2022
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A Miller Valley Road building that has housed a number of Prescott businesses over the years could become a new location for the Yavapai County Community Health Department, depending on a decision by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors this week.

By Cindy Barks September 19, 2022
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From the heights of Thumb Butte to the arena of the World’s Oldest Rodeo to the coves of Watson Lake, visitors to downtown Prescott can now take a walk through some the community’s most classic scenes.

By Cindy Barks September 19, 2022
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For weeks, residents of subdivisions near the Prescott Regional Airport have worried that a proposed new Airport Vicinity Overlay district would cause their properties to become “legal non-conforming uses.”

By Cindy Barks September 17, 2022
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Unpaid Prescott parking tickets from 1995-2016 could be suspended
Prescott Council expected to vote at future meeting

The thousands of drivers who failed to pay Prescott parking tickets of $70 or less between 1995 and 2016 could soon receive amnesty of sorts for paying those fines.

By Cindy Barks September 15, 2022
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Prescott council nears decision on proposal for redevelopment of old city hall
Special public meeting planned for Oct. 18 to consider finalists

Two proposals for redeveloping the old Prescott City Hall property into a combination of retail space, hotel space, and long-term rentals got another review by the Prescott City Council this week.

By Cindy Barks September 14, 2022
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With the swearing into office of new Prescott City Councilwoman Connie Cantelme on Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Prescott City Council is now back to its full seven members.

By Cindy Barks September 13, 2022

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