Arizona Israel Technology Alliance meeting focuses on local tech potential
With Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s cybersecurity expertise as a backdrop, about 20 Israeli entrepreneurs had a business-to-business encounter with their Arizona counterparts this past week.
The trail ties together sweeping views with forest terrain
At virtually every turn on the newly rerouted Badger Mountain Trail, a stellar view of Thumb Butte, or downtown Prescott, or Granite Mountain is front and center.
If there was new ground to be broken in Prescott over the past half-century or so, Carol Springer was the woman to do it.
ADOT: Project should be completed by August 2019
The number of roundabout intersections on Highway 89 is on the rise once again.
A move that was intended to generate revenue for the Prescott Public Library reportedly has had the opposite result.
$146.5M in improvements over next 20 years
With projects totaling more than $146 million now on the books, the Prescott Municipal Airport is looking at multiple major improvements over the next two decades.
On most days of the week beginning Aug. 29, one hundred dollars will get Prescott passengers to Los Angeles and back.
Water also central to discussion over Arizona Eco
Rocks and water: For months to come, the two prominent Prescott features are expected to take center stage in the community.
Jobs offer welcome opportunity, say shelter residents
Picking up trash and debris vs. panhandling: For a group of past and present residents of the Coalition for Compassion and Justice’s homeless shelter, it’s no contest.
Prescott’s recent “experiment” on how best to reduce panhandling on city streets has had mixed results, say city officials.
New barbershop, taproom, coffee shop aims to bring business activity to North Granite Street
A creek setting, a hip taproom and coffee shop, and an array of relaxing barber chairs: A pair of local entrepreneurs is hoping it will be a winning combination.
Peavine trail washed out
An old railroad bridge that has endured along the historic Peavine route for more than a century was no match for the intense rainstorm that moved through the area Wednesday, July 18.
The Peavine Trail suffered extensive damage from a storm Wednesday night, July 18, closing portions such as the Sundog Trailhead indefinitely.
Piecing together needed equipment
When fire destroyed Prescott Creek’s log-cabin offices late last year, much of the organization’s supplies and equipment went with it.
New era of travel
In a move that local officials term “a long time in coming,” and a “paradigm” shift for local travelers, a major airline will begin offering flights at the Prescott Airport within about a month.
It is now official: SkyWest Airlines has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide commercial service at the Prescott Airport.
A storm that brought “torrential walls of water” to the remote Castle Hot Springs in southern Yavapai County has pushed off the highly anticipated opening of the historic resort.
City kicks off revitalization of the downtown creek trail system
Foreboding, seedy, inhospitable. These are just a few of the negatives used this past week to describe one of downtown-Prescott’s most prominent features — its creeks.
Terminal is ‘showing its age,’ says airport director
Even before a new commercial airline arrives in Prescott by late summer or early fall, plenty of activity is expected at the Prescott Municipal Airport.
City of Prescott requests more information
Local residents interested in hearing the details of a development proposal in the Granite Dells area will have to wait for at least another week.
The roadside view of Prescott’s Willow Lake is getting significantly busier this summer with the addition of a series of 65-foot-high electrical poles.
Prescott's hidden gem
On the list of Prescott’s lakes, the 8.5-acre Lower Goldwater Lake is often overlooked, hidden as it is among the ponderosa pines on the western edge of the larger upper lake.
Then & now
As the name implies, the “World’s Oldest Rodeo” is steeped in history — about 130 years of it.
Regional jets carrying local passengers to Los Angeles and Denver, with connections to United Airlines flights all over the world, could soon be a regular feature at the Prescott Municipal Airport.
PRESCOTT — Even five years later, the news that 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew had died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire is devastating.
A lone Hotshot backed by a stylized granite-slab image of Granite Mountain is expected to soon join the cowboys and veterans that already grace the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza.
The 10-day weather forecast for Prescott tells the story. With a zero-percent chance of precipitation expected through July 4, the City of Prescott decided this week that proceeding with fireworks in the current dry conditions would be too risky.
Remembering the Hotshots
From downtown Prescott to the community of Yarnell to the Prescott Gateway Mall, the 19 men who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire five years ago will be remembered in various ways on Saturday, June 30.
In the largest applause point of the night, Save the Dells Chairman Joe Trudeau challenged the current Prescott City Council to do what he said past councils had failed to do: Preserve the heart of the Granite Dells.
The familiar orange-and-purple logo serves notice to mall visitors: The new Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew Learning and Tribute Center is a storefront of a different sort.
As the five-year mark of the Granite Mountain Hotshot tragedy dawns on Saturday, California firefighter Joe Zambrano has every intention of being at the spot where the Granite Mountain 19 died.
Channeling the pain
Family members of the 19 young men who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, 2013, describe the grief as a “cyclone,” a “gaping hole,” a “gray cloud.”
Granite Mountain has come a long way in the past five years. Long gone are the sooty rocks and charred log waterbars that were left behind by 2013’s Doce Fire.
Prescott’s 2018 precipitation is driest on record, National Weather Service says
Remember last year when Willow and Watson lakes were overflowing for weeks?
With commercial-airline bids pending in July, the City of Prescott appears poised to kick off a $6.1 million safety project on the Prescott Airport’s main runway in the coming months.
Under new law, state will take on regulatory authority
From a high of 200 or so in 2016, the number of sober-living homes in Prescott has now declined by nearly 90 percent — to a total of 28.
Based on the hundreds of coins deposited so far, the community is responding to the City of Prescott’s new Change for the Better program.
The century mark
It started as three half-mile trails in city parks 21 years ago, and it didn’t stand still for long.
Prescott Council approves greater ‘safety net’ for employees through paid time off cap
In an attempt to make City of Prescott employee benefits more competitive, the city has approximately doubled the amount of paid time off that workers can accumulate.
Wildfire concerns continue
Fireworks displays that coincide with the peak of wildfire season: It has long been a July 4 dilemma for the City of Prescott.
All 3 incumbents seek re-election to Arizona Legislative seats in Prescott-area District 1; primary is Aug. 28
Seven candidates, including the three incumbents, appear to be headed to the Aug. 28 primary for three Arizona Legislative seats in Prescott-area District 1.
The singular nature of the Point of Rocks: It is one point that gets no argument in the ongoing dialogue on development in Prescott’s Granite Dells.
New ‘Solo’ movie opens today
If the model number of the Millennium Falcon (YT-1300F) or the color of the milk consumed by Luke Skywalker (blue) are details that come easily to mind, several local podcasts might play right into your pop-culture IQ.
Boat dock scheduled to be open for Memorial Day weekend
After several weeks of activity featuring concrete trucks, cranes, and barges, Watson Lake should be back to normal for the coming holiday weekend.
Prevention vs. reaction
In a preemptive move that aims at keeping Prescott off the tragic school-shooting list that includes Parkland, Santa Fe, and Newtown, a new officer could soon join the ranks of the Prescott Police Department.
In a community accustomed to landing at the top of national lists for charm and history, any showing among “the worst” is rare.
End of an era
Ridgelines were in jeopardy, scenic tracts along Granite Creek were facing development, and trail development was floundering.
The City of Prescott is expected to add about $20 million more in payments toward its public safety pension debt in the next fiscal year — on top of the $25 million it is paying this year.
Opening of center set for June 29 at Prescott Gateway Mall
Over the nearly five years since the loss of 19 of Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshots, those close to the tragedy heard a recurring comment: “Something needs to be done.”
Free mixer planned for Friday at Smoki Museum
One of the community’s longtime arts-advocacy groups is hoping for a successful sequel performance.