Yavapai County Students Earn GIFTS Scholarships

Nine Yavapai County students representing seven communities each received a $3,500 scholarship from the Gardner Family Teachers Scholarship Endowment (GiFTS) during an awards ceremony April 30. Recipients were recognized by Yavapai College President Lisa Rhine, who told them they were “entering one of the most noble and respectable professions in the world. Teachers influence eternity.” … Read More…

Arizona Downs Opens Racing Season

Arizona Downs near Prescott Valley has announced its return to live horse racing, effective June 1. Races will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Sept. 15, Steve Peterson, track spokesman, said. The track will open earlier on race days for those who want to eat or have beverages. Arizona Downs is east of … Read More…

Affordable Housing, Thrift Store Projects Launched

The Prescott-based Coalition for Compassion and Justice is moving ahead with two major projects. One is an affordable housing project involving an estimated 20-unit mobile home park to accommodate homeless or low-income individuals and/or families. The second is the opening of the Coalition for Compassion and Justice Thrift Store in its new location at 531 … Read More…

ERAU Honor Students Awarded Circle of Excellence

Student members of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national academic honor society were honored as national Gold winners of the prestigious “Circle of Excellence Award” during ceremonies Feb. 15. Dr. Curtis James, Chapter 337 president, made the announcement during winter initiation ceremonies of 29 juniors and seniors and one graduate … Read More…

NACOG Creates Strategic Plans for Workforce Development

Economic downturns and loss of jobs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have prompted the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) to focus upon development of two significant plans to respond to economic hardship. Teri Drew, Prescott-based regional director for NACOG, explained the Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) division is formulating two plans to help solve … Read More…

New Prescott Airport Terminal Opens

More than 70 invited guests celebrated the ribbon-cutting at the $15 million Prescott Regional Airport Terminal (PRC) March 31. Kristi Miller, airport management analyst, introduced city and community leaders who helped bring the new terminal to the community. Leading off was Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli. He reviewed the importance of the airport in Prescott history. … Read More…

Big Crowds Expected for Rodeo June 29-July 4

Jim Dewey Brown, recently named general manager of Prescott Frontier Days®, is confident “capacity crowds will be on hand for all eight rodeo events” for this summer’s World’s Oldest Rodeo®. Audiences will hear “Ride em, cowboy” the first time at 7:30 p.m. June 28. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Subsequent performances are scheduled June … Read More…

Granite Creek Corridor Improvements to Begin

Prescott City Council members have given the go-ahead for design and engineering work to make the downtown Granite Creek Corridor a “user-friendly and safe area.” The Council approved a $179,178 contract with Kimley-Horn and Associates (KHA) and its Prescott office for preparation of design and engineering work necessary for Granite Creek renovation. KHA is an ... Read More...

Clark Tenney to Replace Billie Orr on City Council

Clark Tenney, a Prescott resident for 38 years, was appointed by a 6-0 vote of the City Council to replace former Councilmember Billie Orr, who resigned in January because of health reasons. Tenney, currently assistant principal at Prescott High School, said he would be a moderate conservative voice on the council, unfettered by a narrow … Read More…