City of Prescott supporting technology, cyber symposia

As part of its emphasis upon strengthening the Quad-City business economy, the City of Prescott partnered with several local and state organizations to bring two distinct “heavy-hitter” symposia to Prescott in August and September. The first was the Arizona Technology Council (ATC), held Aug. 14-15. More than 120 leaders from Arizona top technology businesses and … Read More…

Use of new pickleball courts has exceeded expectations

City of Prescott Parks & Recreation personnel said they had no idea the eight new pickleball courts constructed near Pioneer Parkway would appeal to so many people — locals and out-of-towners. Recreational and tournament play began on the eight new courts almost immediately after they were opened in June, Parks and Recreation staff said. The … Read More…

Deep Well Ranch development under consideration

Plans for the long-term development of a 1,800-acre multiuse residential and commercial project have been presented before several community meetings and City Council and city planning and zoning officials during the past several months. Trevor Barger, Chief Executive Officer of Espiritu Loci, a Scottsdale-based firm, has been representing Chamberlain Development and the James Family during … Read More…

Primary elections results: Both propositions win; run-off needed for Mayor, City Council

Both propositions on the primary ballot of Aug. 29 passed handily. However, no candidates for city offices won outright, which necessitates a run-off election on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The first proposition, 442, had voters approving an extension of the Home Rule option by a substantial margin — 10,289 yes votes, or 66.27 percent; to 5,238 … Read More…

Why Prescott is the Softball Capital of Arizona

Some call them “The Boys of Summer”—the historic and traditional name for ballplayers, professional, semi-professional and amateur—who scramble onto baseball diamonds across the nation. But in Prescott, change it to “Boys and Girls, Men and Women of Summer”—all ages, sizes and abilities. What’s more, they come from all over the country to play in what … Read More…

Prescott National Forest Stage I Fire Restrictions

The Prescott National Forest entered into Stage I Fire Restrictions on June 1. The following prohibitions were placed into effect for all Prescott National Forest lands: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, except in developed recreation sites with metal fire rings or cooking grills. Forest visitors are urged … Read More…

Visitors Keep Discovering Prescott

Seeing several out-of-state license tags is routine when you search for a parking place in downtown Prescott. The same is true with finding seats at restaurants or vacant rooms at hotels and motels. Such places are filling up. That’s not surprising, considering that hotel occupancy numbers are higher by more than 5.8 percent over the … Read More…

Requests Have Doubled for Services at CCJ

Since the highly visible Prescott-based Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) relocated to 531 Madison Avene, just southeast of the U.S. Post Office on Miller Valley, requests for its services have more than doubled. With a primary mission of providing vital services, education and advocacy for those living in poverty, CCJ shifted its administrative and … Read More…

Findlay Auto Group Hopes to Expand Customer Satisfaction

Findlay Auto Group, which recently purchased Tim’s Auto Group in Prescott, has one major objective. “We want to expand and increase customer satisfaction,” said Michael Hoyt, who will manage sales for the Subaru and Hyundai divisions of the dealership. Other managers include Jamaal McCoy, who has the title of general manager for the Buick, GMC … Read More…