Travel South to Small Towns, Big Worlds

by Blake Herzog If you’re looking for a respite from Greater Prescott’s winter chill, Phoenix is far from the only option. If you’re looking for some small-town warmth without the big-city traffic and noise, Southeastern Arizona is packed with smaller towns worth a road trip on their own or combined with their neighbors. They come … Read More…

10th Annual Boot Drop to Ring in 2021

Ready to Give 2020 the Boot? by Tracey Horn (Owner, Helken & Horn Agency) Photo by Blushing Cactus Photography New Year’s revelers — safely social distancing — can say goodbye to 2020 during the 10th annual Boot Drop celebration Dec.31 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Montezuma Street in downtown Prescott. The event, which … Read More…

Looking Back to Christmas a Century Ago

by Drew Desmond, Secretary, Prescott Western Heritage Foundation The Christmas of 1920 was one of goodwill with special attention given to the children of the city and the still recuperating World War 1 veterans at Whipple. It was both old-fashioned and heartwarming. The municipal Christmas tree program on the Plaza began at 7:30 p.m. on … Read More…

Winter Happenings at Your Library!

Prescott Public Library’s Virtual Meeting Rooms For individuals, nonprofits or government groups in need of using a Zoom account with no time limit, the Prescott Public Library now has a Zoom® Business account available. Thanks to a CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act grant from the Arizona State Library, Prescott Public Library is … Read More…

Day Trips from Prescott

When you live in Arizona, you don’t need to worry about taking a long and costly vacation. Our state offers a wide variety of unique towns, national parks and stunning natural formations to keep you day-tripping for a few years. You can find the perfect day’s fun for your family inside the many museums, shops … Read More…

Elisabeth Ruffner: Immeasurable Success through Unmatched Leadership

by Dennis Gallagher, Founder and CEO, Prescott Western Heritage Foundation, Inc. Elisabeth Ruffner will be remembered as the quintessential Renaissance woman. She was a writer, a radio and TV host, an advocate for the arts, a cultural historian and a preservationist. She was born Sept. 17, 1919 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from the University … Read More…

Discover the Joy of Learning with Prescott Public Library!

Your Voice, Your Vote Enjoy our virtual docent-led tours of the Smithsonian Museum’s touring exhibition Voices and Votes: Democracy in America and the companion local exhibit, and learn more about the people who have used their voices and votes to help shape our democracy. As you watch the virtual tours, think about how they address … Read More…

Quebec Shines as City for All Seasons

Article and Photos by Tori Ward, Cruise and Resort Specialist, ROX Travel When temperatures hit 98 degrees in Prescott, my friend and I fantasized about sitting by the water in the shade with a cold drink and a deli nearby that delivers. I laughed and told her I was at the perfect place at Christmas … Read More…

That’s a wrap! 133rd World’s Oldest Rodeo® completes a successful yet challenging rodeo season

THANK YOU, PRESCOTT AND THE SURROUNDING AREA, FOR YOUR SUPPORT! The 133rd World’s Oldest Rodeo® will go down in the history books, as it does each year, but this year is going to be different. With planning efforts from Prescott Frontier Days, Inc.®, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the City of Prescott and the Yavapai … Read More…

1903: Granite Dells Resort is Born

by Drew Desmond, Secretary, Prescott Western Heritage Foundation, Inc. Although some had attempted to develop the Granite Dells into a recreational attraction previously, all fell short. Enter businessman Ed Shumate. “Mr. Shumate is the first person who has been able to make a complete success of this resort,” the Weekly Journal-Miner reported, “and he has … Read More…