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.
... the list is long
Don’t let the single boarding gate, quaint fireplace, and unassuming atmosphere of the Prescott Municipal Airport terminal fool you.
Work will require temporary lot closures
After a unanimous contract approval by the Prescott City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the long-discussed reconstruction of the popular Bashford Courts parking lot is slated to begin during the week of March 12 and be complete by June 10.
The Prescott City Council will consider a $1.6 million contract this week that will include the Bashford Courts reconstruction, as well as improvements to the nearby Willis and Cortez Street intersection.
Program fosters a sense of pride among community service workers
Wielding rakes and trash bags, the crew of four orange-vested workers spread out in the wash along Virginia Street near downtown Prescott.
Chainsaws and evening gowns: They might seem an unlikely match for most people, but not for local wildland firefighter Cheyenne Warner.
Trail of the Month
Sit in the new White Rock parking lot off Thumb Butte Road for a time, and you’re likely to see mountain bikers, horseback riders, and hikers all setting out on their individual forest adventures.
Local partnerships, volunteerism propel local trails onto nationwide list
Prescott-area trails just made it onto the map of trail systems nationwide that deserve help with maintenance.
Prescott wondering if legislature will undo local rules; PV welcomes state help
Since new regulations on sober living homes took effect in Prescott in early 2017, the number of the homes has dropped by about 77 percent.
Increase tax for PSPRS will add to overall growth
Even before the City of Prescott begins to see the results of a new 0.75-percent sales tax, revenues from its existing 2-percent sales tax continue to rise.
One councilman terms city contribution a ‘subsidy’
For the $30,000 in cash and $28,000 in support services that the City of Prescott puts into the Whiskey Off-Road mountain bike race each year, officials say the community gains an economic impact of about $6 million.
Some residents have more options than others
Depending on where one lives in the Quad Cities, garbage and recycling options vary, from “one size fits all” to two separate bins, to hauling it to the landfill yourself.
Council to vote on $30,000 annual contribution; may loosen rules on how it’s used
The Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike event would continue to receive $30,000 annually from the city for the next three years under a contract amendment that the Prescott City Council will consider this week.