The Great Depression-era workers who poured the concrete on Prescott’s Summit Avenue eight decades ago left their stamp behind — literally.
With just more than a week to go in Prescott’s mail-in primary, voters are casting their ballots in numbers that exceed the response two years ago.
Several thousand septic systems currently operate within Prescott city limits, and more are added each year. City officials say the septic systems are known to create the type of pollutants that have caused Watson Lake and Granite Creek and other area waterways to be listed as “impaired” for years.
When the City of Prescott approved a controversial residential project in the Bradshaw Drive area earlier this summer, it was with the understanding that the 33 proposed homes would have typical setbacks from the front, side, and rear property lines.
The message from Prescott City Council members to top officials of the state’s public-safety pension system was succinct and sometimes angry this week.
More than two dozen local nonprofit organizations will receive between about $800 and $4,300 to help promote th eir events, thanks to a tax paid by customers at Prescott hotels, motels and other short-term-rentals.
Local discussions on the City of Prescott’s pension debt regularly generate questions about the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System’s investment record, and City Council members will have an opportunity this week to address their questions to top PSPRS officials.
Marilyn Fisher may have started out as an East Coast girl, but it didn’t take her long to realize that the West was her destiny.
About 16% of Prescott voters opted to cast their ballots during the first week of voting for the Prescott City Council and Mayor positions.
The worlds of “Pudgy Pat a Cake,” “Llama, Lama Red Pajama” and “Peter Rabbit” all will be open to Prescott children soon, thanks to a program offering monthly free books to preschoolers.
Despite an effort by defendants to move the City of Prescott’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturers to an Ohio courtroom, the case appears to be headed back to Yavapai County Superior Court.
In separate incidents early Sunday and Monday mornings, two drivers who allegedly were heading the wrong way on Interstate 17 were arrested on charges of endangerment and DUI.
Unknown smoldering trash contents caused a fire in a 48-foot-long trailer at Patriot Disposal in Prescott Valley Sunday afternoon, requiring the response of about a dozen fire-fighting personnel.
By the last week of August, downtown pedestrians could be in for a “scramble” at the corner of Gurley and Montezuma streets.
People throwing parties or planning weddings now have a new go-to spot for the necessary equipment.
Leading up to the Sept. 27 primary, the five candidates seeking office on the Prescott Council have raised more than $50,000.
For two decades or more, the preservation of Prescott’s scenic, open land has been a hot-button issue in City Council elections.
More than 30,000 ballots will begin making their way to Prescott voters today, as the Yavapai County Recorder’s office launches the City Council mail-in primary for the city.
While Prescott officials say proposed changes in the way the city tracks and manages its water portfolio would more accurately reflect reality, a City Council challenger sees them as “pro-growth.”
A full decade and a half has gone by since the conception of the Big Chino Water Ranch, and Prescott officials are now questioning whether the water pipeline is necessary at all.
Work has been underway for weeks at the site of the Hilton Garden Inn – downtown Prescott’s first major new hotel in years.
For more than a year, the proposal by developers Arizona Eco Development (AED) to build hundreds of homes in the Granite Dells has generated controversy in the community.
For the first time in years, Prescott’s pension shortfall is on a downward trend — thanks largely to revenue from a voter-approved sales tax increase.
Candidate Steve Sischka is among the incumbents seeking a new four-year term on the Prescott City Council in this year’s primary.
The only non-incumbent in this year’s Prescott Council race, Cathey Rusing is seeking her first term on the council. She is one of four candidates running for three seats on the council.
Plans for a quarter-mile new section of road that would open up Deep Well Ranch land north of Pioneer Parkway reportedly has passed its first federal-approval hurdle.
Incumbent Jim Lamerson initially ran for a seat on the Prescott City Council in 2003, and he has served four, four-year terms since then.
A lawsuit filed a year and a half ago by local water advocate Howard Mechanic has achieved its goal: acquisition of city water for a 195-home subdivision.
Prescott’s current policy of not providing new water connections outside city limits could change soon, if the Prescott City Council opts for a proposed water-policy adjustment.
An aircraft that is expected to be produced in Prescott debuted on the world air-show stage in June, and city officials say it turned out to be a “darling” of the show.
It hasn’t come as a complete surprise to the community, but recent developments have confirmed it: The historic U.S. Post Office building in downtown Prescott is definitely on the market.
A steady rush of water – totaling about 6.5 million gallons a day – is currently coursing out of a valve on the Watson Lake dam.
It’s hot and it’s high: For many Prescott residents, those conditions make for a pleasant high-desert summer.
With a nod to the evolving housing market, the Prescott City Council approved changes this week that will allow local developer Mike Fann to build more houses on less land in his next phases of Granite Dells Estates.
As a longtime hobbyist wildlife photographer, Everett Sanborn is well aware of the harsh realities in the wild. “Nature is just nature; it’s cruel,” he said this past week.
Arizona Eco Development’s plans are back on the Prescott City Council’s executive session this week, and city officials say it could be late summer before the Granite Dells-area project goes to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
As the main transportation route between northern Arizona and Phoenix, Interstate 17 affects countless aspects of life for Prescott residents.
As fireworks mortars were loaded onto an awaiting barge this week, buzz continued to build for Prescott’s first on-the-water July 4 fireworks.
For Prescottonians of a certain age, the words “water wars” are sure to conjure up specific memories: Of hot summer nights spent toting Super-Soakers and water balloons through the streets of downtown Prescott.
As many as 8,000 people are expected to gather at Watson Lake Thursday for Prescott’s first on-water July 4 fireworks display in recent memory.
Before they died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013, the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots had already made their marks as sons, fathers, grandsons and husbands. And it was their lives – and not their deaths – that was the focus of the Sunday, June 30, memorial in Yarnell on the six-year anniversary of the tragedy.
Two stone monoliths — carved from Rhode Island granite to match the Yavapai County Courthouse — have proven to be a complex element of the Granite Mountain Hotshot monument planned for the courthouse plaza.
For 17,000 people and counting, the Hotshot Learning and Tribute Center has served as place of solace, remembrance, and learning.
The community perception continues: The Granite Creek corridor is “dirty” and “unsafe.”
From clogged downtown streets to preservation of the Granite Dells, local residents were in search of specific answers from the Prescott City Council candidates this week.
Beginning in July, the City of Prescott’s legal department will be led by an interim city attorney.
In recent years, the silver bull that stands in front of the Yavapai Regional Medical Center has been bucking mostly in the dark.