Summer Folk Sessions End Sep. 9

The popular Folk Sessions Summer Series in the Pines will conclude its musical season with two final programs – Aug. 26 and Sep. 9. Hosted by the Highlands Center for Natural History, the Aug. 26 performance will be by RISO, with Matt and Rebekah Rolland from the Tucson-based Americana band Run Boy Run. They will … Read More…

Longtime Museum Director Retires

After 16 years — the last 12 years as executive director — Cindy Gresser retired from the Museum of Indigenous People (MIP) in mid-June and will be relocating to Tucson to be near family members. MIP Board of Trustees President Barbara Karkula said Gresser had left the museum in good shape, and that Assistant Director … Read More…

West Granite Creek Splash Pad Welcome Relief in Record Heat

For hundreds of kids, relief from the record-breaking Prescott heatwave keeps happening when they scramble into the recently completed splash pad, open since May 28. Miniature geysers erupt and spray youngsters — and sometimes their parents and pets. Kids climb and crawl over a colorful locomotive and caboose headed down painted tracks to a domed … Read More…

No. 13—Good Luck for Embry-Riddle Flight Team

For the 13th time, the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Golden Eagles Flight Team has won the national flight championship. The Golden Eagles were the best from among 28 top universities across the nation, winning the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (NIFA SAFECON). Results were posted May 22. Prominent signs announcing all … Read More…

NACOG to Expand Broadband Capabilities

Teri Drew, regional director of the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) in Prescott, said she sees an immediate need for increasing broadband service throughout central and northern Arizona. “The intensity for creating broadband awareness has prompted us to sponsor a major survey throughout Yavapai, Coconino, Apache and Navajo counties. That survey will help us … Read More…

CP Technologies’ Future Promising

Local, national and international leaders predicted a significant increase in high tech jobs in the immediate Prescott region during official ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the CP Technologies (CP Tech) manufacturing complex. CP Tech personnel, Gov. Doug Ducey, industry and business leaders, and invited guests spoke during the June 9 program. Ducey told guests: “What we’re seeing … Read More…

Howard Remains at PUSD; No Masks Expected for School Year

Joe Howard, Prescott Unified School District Superintendent since 2014, received a three-year extension on his administrative contract this past June. Howard, noting that few of the district employees received salary increases on their new contracts, declined an increase in his. His annual salary is $142,000, plus benefits. Governing board President Deb Dillion praised Howard, saying … Read More…

Sold Post Office Will Continue to Serve

The 90-year-old multistory brick building dedicated in 1931 as the Prescott Post Office has been sold to undisclosed buyers at a price not announced, Postmaster Brian Wade announced June 22. Even so, a portion of the building will continue to serve as a post office. It is located at 101 W. Goodwin St. However, main … Read More…

Prescott Valley Welcomes New Businesses

More than a dozen new businesses opened in Prescott Valley during the past eight months, prompting community and businesses leaders to feel more and more confident the economy is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Cutter Chamberlain, Prescott Valley economic development coordinator, said he is optimistic: “Business is picking up. In the last few months, retail … Read More…

Busy Summer for Prescott Officials

Mid-summer is finding City leaders and officials caught up in major activity. City budget — Councilmembers approved a tentative budget of $238.4 million on June 8. That’s an increase of $10 million from the original $228.4 million that had been suggested. Additional funds are to provide contingency funding to cover possible future state and federal … Read More…