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.
For a bird’s-eye view of the scope of recent wildfires, head to PV’s highest point
The views from Prescott Valley’s Glassford Hill Summit Trail are always breathtaking – showcasing virtually every surrounding promontory.
Heavy 2018 construction season
If construction crews and detour signs seem to be clogging Prescott streets a bit more than usual this spring, it’s not your imagination.
The T-shirts from fire departments around the country are a potent reminder of the outpouring of grief that came after 19 of Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshots died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire nearly five years ago.
Original $7.5 million appropriation was swept away in favor of education funding
The wave of red that brought in higher salaries for Arizona’s teachers also swept away a bill that would have helped the finances of the City of Prescott.
May 5 Historic Home Tour features North Prescott Townsite area
Between the 1870s and the 1930s, Prescott was a city on the move — evolving from dirt streets and Victorian homes to massive Depression-era public works projects.
Prescott City Council members have no interest in asking voters for a raise, but they could opt to put a number of other changes on a future ballot.
Granite Creek Dam rehab project launches
In place of Watson Lake’s typically tranquil kayak-and-canoe scene this week were massive barges, cranes, and air compressors.
By late May, smoking will be banned in Prescott city parks, except for designated areas.
The story of “Mike the Dog” is uniquely Prescott.
At its study session at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, the council will discuss possible changes to the Prescott City Charter.
Decision could result in several-month gap in passenger service
The City of Prescott said Friday that it is putting the brakes on efforts toward interim commercial service at the Prescott Municipal Airport.
‘Change for the Better:’ Is it compassionate?
Compassion — and questions about whether the city is showing enough of it — was under consideration Wednesday morning during the kickoff of the city’s new Change for the Better program.
Prescott approaches final steps in plan for pollution reduction
Within a year, Prescott should have an answer to a longstanding question: What can be done about the polluted waters of Watson Lake?
Scholarship will ‘open doors’ in council member’s choice of law schools
Prescott City Councilwoman Alexa Scholl, a college student at Arizona State University, has joined the ranks of four decades of exceptional U.S. scholars who have gone on to become prominent politicians, journalists, and judges.
Message: Driving (or marching) while distracted can cause problems
Marching while blindfolded, and driving with eyes glued to a cellphone: What do the two activities have in common?
Nearly a decade since airport reached 10,000-enplanement goal
Assuming that Boutique Air can fill or nearly fill its proposed 36 weekly flights, the Prescott Municipal Airport could reach its coveted 10,000 enplanements per year for the first time in nearly a decade.
With his arms and head securely in place, all the cowboy needs now is his lasso. And that will be coming soon.
Within weeks, signs will begin appearing at busy Prescott corners urging passers-by not to give to panhandlers.
Panhandlers on the streets of Prescott could soon face a number of roadblocks to their efforts to collect money.
Prescott air passengers could have the option soon of daily roundtrip flights to Los Angeles and Phoenix, aboard an eight-seat aircraft described as “the Porsche” of airplanes.
Interim contract process has been expedited, city officials say
Flights to LAX, Sky Harbor, or Hawthorne, California, could be offered within the next month or so at the Prescott Municipal Airport, depending on the airline chosen to take on Prescott’s commercial air-service contract.
An emergency meeting of the Prescott Airport Advisory Committee will take place this weekend for consideration of proposals from airlines hoping to step in to provide commercial flights at the airport.
For visitors to the historic Castle Hot Springs, part of the adventure is getting there.
Reviving a Yavapai County icon
Years before Phoenix would become a mecca for wintertime visitors in the early 1900s, a remote little spot in southern Yavapai County was the spa choice of the rich and famous.
More than 200 people turn out for unveiling of state’s plans
In the midst of a recent Phoenix summer, Black Canyon City resident Venora Jones and her 92-year-old mother-in-law found themselves stuck in an hours-long traffic jam on Interstate 17.
The program that would put homeless people to work could be beneficial not just to those who would be given an opportunity to work, but to the city’s roadsides, golf course, and airport as well.
This week’s approval of a rezoning for a 51-unit apartment project at the Catholic Charities site on West Gurley Street is just the first step in the required review process, Prescott officials emphasized this week.
How did we get here?
Drivers heading north on Interstate 17 on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving 2017 were not in for a fun and relaxing “over the river and through the woods” type of trip.
Public meeting set April 3 to discuss proposed improvements
Solving traffic problems on Interstate 17 has been on the radar of state and local officials for years.
City forwards January sales tax receipts to PSPRS
With Prescott’s new 0.75-percent sales tax bringing in nearly $1 million in its first month, the city took another step this month in erasing its crippling pension debt.
Trail of the Month: Easter Island
Just in time for what is shaping up to a warm and mostly-sunny Easter weekend, a new trail in Prescott’s Granite Dells will take visitors figuratively to “Easter Island.”
Final decision by Prescott City Council expected in April
The right to light up anywhere in Prescott’s parks could be stubbed out soon, in favor of limited smoking areas.
Move leaves Prescott without commercial flights
As of Monday night, Prescott is without commercial airline service.
Fifteen years ago, Prescott voters took a stand against smoking in most indoor public places when they narrowly approved a ban on lighting up in the workplace.
Proposed projects expected to add to mix of Prescott’s rental choices
With hundreds of apartment units already either under construction or in the approval phase, two new projects have emerged recently that would add dozens more rentals to Prescott’s market.
Rezoning request headed to Prescott Council Tuesday
A 51-unit apartment complex that Catholic Charities is proposing to provide affordable housing for veterans and the elderly will go to the Prescott City Council this week with a rezoning request.
The sight of the stocky Bank of Arizona building brushing up against the tall, slender Knights of Pythias façade dates back more than a century on Prescott’s South Cortez Street.
Mayor switches make-up, focus of ad hoc committees
With its large population of veterans, Prescott already does a lot of things right in its efforts to help vets who are in need of medical care or social services, says Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli.
Benefit cost generates debate over PSPRS debt
After eight years of going without vision insurance in their health coverage, city employees will have the benefit again this year, beginning July 1.
Revised policy would allow more flexibility
New guidelines for awarding tourism-related grants to local organizations will be among the matters the Prescott City Council will consider during one of three meetings on Tuesday, March 13.
They were the frontier teachers, historians, and artists; they were also the livery operators, stagecoach-stop proprietors, tribal chieftesses, and state senators.
A city ‘ambassador,’ in the main hallway, will welcome and direct visitors to their destinations
In what has lightheartedly become known as the “information super hallway,” efforts are underway to make Prescott City Hall a more welcoming and informative place.
For much of her life, Vera Dicicco was accustomed to quenching her “thirst for knowledge” with books on eclectic topics such as Ukrainian literature, the economy, and the arts.
Questions arise over plant’s impact on Prescott’s Big Chino water rights
A “seat at the table” is the goal of a Prescott City Council’s Feb. 27 decision to intervene in the review of plans for a hydroelectric plant in the Big Chino Basin northwest of Paulden.