Inaugural Grand Marshal Gala honored this year’s marshal, Tommy Meredith
For years, Tommy Meredith had a prime spot for watching the Prescott Christmas Parade: The balcony of the Jersey Lilly Saloon, the Whiskey Row bar he owned for more than a decade and a half.
New open space purchase will preserve nearly a mile of frontage along Peavine Trail
Before she was old enough to saddle up her own horse, Virginia (Storm) Seaver relied on the granite formations on the family ranch to help her mount the horses she rode bareback.
With a 160-acre purchase this week, the City of Prescott has added considerably to its Granite Dells-area open-space holdings.
Master plan, development agreement, airport plan approved in 6-1 votes
Five months of review, dozens of hours of public discussion, and nearly 140 comments from the public culminated this week with Prescott City Council approval of the Deep Well Ranch project.
Not your stereotypical 20-year-old
Alexa Scholl knows that her recent run for Prescott City Council generated plenty of curiosity in the community. The 20-year-old experienced it again and again on the campaign trail, where she fielded numerous comments on her young age.
New mayor to keep full-time job, plus role on school board
This week’s swearing-in of new Prescott City Council members will welcome a varied group that spans age, experience, and careers.
Majority of City Council wants to move forward, mayor says
Despite an effort by Mayor Harry Oberg to allow more time for review of the Deep Well Ranch project, it appears that a majority of Prescott City Council members want to proceed with a possible vote on Nov. 28.
Project Andrew, Healing Haven spring up in Prescott neighborhood
No strangers to tragedy, Jenn Winters-Ashcraft and Tom Ashcraft have become well aware of an unfilled need in the community: Help in dealing with after-effects of grief and loss.
Agreement touches on maximum homes, street construction, open space
Under a development agreement drafted between the City of Prescott and Deep Well Ranch developers, a maximum of 8,000 homes would be allowed on the 1,800-acre property — “until such time as” an alternative water source is acquired.
Streamlining the Circle Trail
No sooner had a group of hard-hatted volunteers scaled the steep, rough ravine off Senator Highway than sounds of metal hitting rock and dirt filled the air.
Couple survived fire inside Glen Ilah-area ranch house
As the Yarnell Hill Fire raged around and over the top of them, Diane and Lee Helm took refuge in their ranch house perched among the boulders.
Second phase involves visiting businesses to ensure compliance
As the first year of requiring Prescott businesses to be licensed comes to a close, the city is nearing the 4,000-license mark.
Question arises over mechanism used to determine how much is fair
Who pays for road and intersection improvements that will be needed in the future as the community grows?
Manager: Current members want to complete review before leaving office
Engineering and traffic for the proposed Deep Well Ranch will top the agenda for the Prescott City Council this week.
Group starts $3M campaign to replace main terminal
For years, the nearly septuagenarian terminal at the Prescott Airport has been eyed for modernization.
Tenneys played key roles in the development of this region
He was a mover and shaker in Prescott for much of the latter 20th century; she was the “miracle worker” behind the scenes.
Scholl is new top vote-getter in council race; Mengarelli is winner in mayor’s race
With the “unofficial final” election results that were posted late Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Prescott City Council race has a new top vote-getter.
1,800-acre project generates 70 written comments from public
Dozens of comments have flooded Prescott City Hall in recent months — many with the same basic message: Vote “no” on the Deep Well project.
Along with questions about homes per acre and water rights for the Deep Well Ranch project, a concern arose this week about tying up so much of the city’s available water on one project.
Prescott voters stuck to their City Council choices over the past month and a half: The four top vote-getters on primary night went on to win in the general election, in exactly the same order.
Tuesday’s work study second looking at 1,800-acre project
Water allocations for the proposed Deep Well Ranch project will be among the topics discussed during a Prescott City Council study session this week.
45 percent of voters have already cast ballots
Nearly half of Prescott voters have already cast their ballots, and the rest have three days remaining to vote in the Nov. 7 general election.
Mayor’s race more than doubles amount raised in previous elections
Money continued to flow into and out of the Prescott Mayor and City Council campaigns in the final weeks before the Nov. 7 general election.
Development agreement will get public airing, says city attorney
Despite a looming change of leadership in late November, consideration of the Deep Well Ranch master plan will move ahead under the current Prescott City Council.
Prescott council members to get overview of project
Fresh off its 4-3 recommendation of approval by the Prescott Planning and Zoning Commission, the Deep Well Ranch project will head to the Prescott City Council this week.
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Prescott voters have until Nov. 1 to vote by mail
Now about two weeks into the general election voting period, less than 20 percent of Prescott voters have cast their ballots for Prescott Mayor and City Council.
Five area veterans – one from each branch of the military, and representing various eras – will take to the streets of Prescott on Nov. 11 as grand marshals in this year’s Veterans Day Parade.
City approves initial engineering work; total cost about $2 million
Repairs on the 98-year-old valves on the Watson Lake Dam will not be the City of Prescott’s typical construction project.
Already known in the community as the Phippen Roundabout, the traffic circle being built in front of the Phippen Museum on Highway 89 will soon truly embody that name.
Crisp leaves of gold and yellow have begun their annual fall, but there are still plenty of places in Prescott to catch the colors of autumn.
Nearly 350 attend to hear from 7 running for office
The value of life experience, the future of the Big Chino Water Ranch, and party affiliation in a non-partisan election all came up in a candidate forum that allowed candidates to question one another.
Between the two Prescott mayoral candidates facing off in the Nov. 7 runoff election, more than $105,000 in campaign money had been raised by the end of September, and about $92,000 of that had been spent.
Manager: They were ‘on different pages’ with city on downtown projects
A staff shake-up in the City of Prescott’s Public Works Department likely will bring a change in the way the city handles its pending downtown street improvements.
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‘No’ to density pushes for dramatic reduction in number of homes; developer objects
The number of homes that will be allowed in the Deep Well Ranch development could drop from 10,500 to about 5,250 if the Prescott City Council follows the advice of its planning board.
Oct. 14 event will honor veterans
Drawing inspiration from a devastating a loss in her own family, Hope Fest co-founder Jaye Lene Long says this year’s festival will have a new focus: Honoring veterans.
Concerns voiced about imposing a restrictive ordinance
When is music in Prescott’s downtown too much of a good thing?
Lifelong Prescottonian moves on
From his start as a teenager busing tables at his grandmother’s Mexican restaurant, Vincent Gallegos’ career moves have been varied and circuitous — but all quintessentially Prescott.
Deep Well Ranch’s vision for a more “compact” development clashed this week with Planning and Zoning Commissioners’ perceptions of appropriate Prescott housing densities.
Prescott Council unanimously OK’s $42,643 cost
A 21-month Sunday shutdown at the Prescott Public Library will come to an end this weekend, when the library is expected to open on the afternoon of Oct. 1.
Local lovers of comics, graphic novels, fantasy, and science fiction no longer have to travel to indulge in their interest: Comic Con is coming to Prescott.
Prescott P&Z Commission weighs concerns about scope, density, airport
In the midst of a host of suggestions from Prescott Planning and Zoning Commissioners this week, a recommendation on the Deep Well Ranch project has been pushed off until at least the end of September.
Homes along the Peavine Trail?
Homes could spring up soon near the Granite Dells’ iconic Point of Rocks, as well as along portions of the popular Peavine Trail — all as a part of the proposed Arizona Eco Development project.
Council members vote 5-2 to make lump-sum payment
Prescott’s pension debt is expected to drop to less than $60 million with the City Council’s decision this week to put $11 million in reserves toward the unfunded liability.
Total City of Prescott payment this year could exceed $26 million
Upwards of $26 million of city money could go toward pension debt this year, if the Prescott City Council approves an early payment this week.
‘Wish Man’ to begin filming next week
For the first time in more than a decade, the cameras and lights of feature film-making are set to return to the streets of Prescott.
Three separate projects underway, in the works
More than a year of construction — along with the accompanying lower speeds, lane closures, and heavy equipment — is in store for drivers on Highway 89 north of Prescott.
Field of candidates reduced to five
The number of Prescott City Council candidates dropped by one this week when incumbent Councilman Greg Lazzell announced that he was withdrawing from the race.
Housing for more than homeless veterans
Homeless veterans and other people in need of low-income housing could have a new option soon, if a Whipple Street redevelopment project gets the go-ahead.