First Cowboy Contest

First cowboy contest of record in the world was held in Prescott July 4, 1888 by Tricia Lewis, Lewis Marketing & Public Relations One-hundred thirty-two years ago, the first cowboy contest (rodeo) ever held in America was staged in the pines of Prescott, and the tradition continues at the World’s Oldest Rodeo®. Now it’s Prescott’s … Read More…

LONDON: START HERE

by Elaine Earle, Publisher London in many ways is home to me. I was fortunate early in my accounting career working for one of the “Big Four” accounting firms to be an expat living in London for a couple of years. After coming back to the U.S. to visit, I often felt like I was … Read More…

Prescott LIVING Inaugural Showcase Edition Coming

Late Summer 2019 Greater Prescott – Arizona’s Prime Destination! Don’t miss your chance to be part of this publication featuring over 200 pages about the Prescott area! This inaugural over-sized, hard cover book will feature area museums, attractions, trails, history, signature events and more. It’s a keepsake you’ll definitely want for your home or business. … Read More…

Phippen Museum 45th Annual Western Art Show & Sale

May 25-27 by Edd Kellerman, Executive Director, Phippen Museum Many of today’s best-known Western artists got their start as juried participants in the Phippen Museum’s Western Art Show & Sale. This Memorial Day weekend tradition on Prescott, Arizona’s historic courthouse plaza, is extremely popular with art enthusiasts, Western collectors and tourists from far and wide. … Read More…

The Rough Riders Were Born in Prescott

by Drew Desmond, Secretary, Prescott Western Heritage Foundation When news arrived of the explosion and sinking of the USS Maine, William “Buckey” O’Neill was Mayor of Prescott. Buckey, like most Americans, was infuriated by the disaster and hungry to join the fight. While discussing the situation with Alexander Brodie and James McClintock, both veteran officers … Read More…

Meet Annie Mortensen

Wife, Mom, Business owner and Fashion Lover Annie lives right here in the tri-city area where she and her husband Judd raise their four children. Annie has deep Prescott roots because her dad was born and raised in Prescott, and she carries on an involvement in the western way of life by producing and promoting … Read More…

Watson Lake and its New Ceremony Pad

by Kelly Tolbert, Recreation Services Coordinator, Prescott Parks and Recreation Watson Lake now features a spacious, flat-ceremony area that captures the stunning views for which the park is known. Surrounded by iconic granite boulders, the newly constructed pad is located just below what is referred to as the Upper Ramada and can be reserved for … Read More…

Something for Everyone

by Ray Newton The expanded event calendar for coming months promises to be “…bigger and more varied than ever,” said John Heiney, Community Outreach Manager, City of Prescott. Heiney told several local business and hospitality leaders that increased community cooperation and participation created an excellent atmosphere for event variety. Residents and tourists alike can find … Read More…

The Highlands Center’s Family Nature Festivals

Fun for the Whole Family! Did you know Arizona has more species of ants than anywhere in the United States? Did you know hummingbirds can survive freezing temperatures by lowering their heart rate? Did you know bats can eat their body weight in insects in one night? Join us for hands-on exploration and discovery with … Read More…