Scenic Highway 89A Turns 100

by Drew Desmond, Secretary, Prescott Western Heritage Foundation When it first opened Aug. 1, 1920, it was declared “Yavapai’s Greatest Attraction” by Yavapai Magazine. A Jerome Chamber of Commerce brochure declared: “Members of the National Geographic Society … proclaimed it as ‘the most beautiful drive in America.’” What is known today as Highway 89A was … Read More…

Remodel, Amenities Recharge SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn in Prescott

by Margo Christensen, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations, Ponderosa Hotel Management Services The lower-than-expected spring occupancies because of COVID-19 allowed the two Prescott Marriott hotels to move quickly through construction and renovation projects that otherwise would have been challenging with higher occupancies.  SpringHill Suites in downtown Prescott underwent its 21-year remodel, which started in … Read More…

EXPERIENCE GREATER PRESCOTT

When you want a real mountain town experience, coupled with a healthy dose of history, outdoor activities to stretch those muscles, community festivals and unique dining options, Prescott is the one destination that offers it all. Western culture and charm make the downtown district and Courthouse Square a big draw for visitors. The area’s natural … Read More…

Summer in Prescott

There’s no better place than Prescott for summer fun and activities! With everything from hiking, biking and listening to music on the Courthouse Plaza — you’ll love being in town this time of year. Places to Go, Things to Do Visitors may be surprised to learn that Prescott has four museums, and they all have … Read More…

Arizona Downs Brings Horse Racing Back to Yavapai County

Arizona Downs is kicking off its inaugural summer racing season with 35 days of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. The racetrack is a mile long and eight races are held each day. There is something for everyone – besides the expected concession stands and restaurant, look for food trucks and a Family Fun Zone. “MIni … Read More…

Food Trucks Helping Local Nonprofits at Residence Inn by Marriott

by Margo Christensen, Ponderosa Hotel Management, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations Food trucks seem to be popping up everywhere these days; downtown, empty lots, hardware stores and even hotels. A couple years ago when Marriott International implemented a brand standard that every Residence Inn nationwide must have a food truck to serve guests once … Read More…

Deep Well Sports Park

Creating a Premier Multi-Sport Complex in Prescott Imagine an indoor and outdoor sports complex featuring a variety of amenities and attractions. A complex that will include not only high-performance athletic courts but also dining, fitness center, and more. Welcome to Deep Well Sports Park. Deep Well Sports Park (DWSP) was formed for the purpose of … Read More…

A Day in the Life of an Elks Theatre Docent

by Trevor Odom, Assistant Marketing and Program Manager, Elks Performing Arts Center Anyone that has visited the Elks Theatre has likely interacted with our Docents. The Docents operate as part of the Elks Opera House Guild, a nonprofit group created to “Preserve, Promote and Support” the Elks Opera House. Founded in 2008, the members of … Read More…

Prescott Gem & Mineral Club Presents 16th Annual Show

by Linda Loschke, Past President The first meeting of the Prescott Gem & Mineral Club was held in October, 2001 with 35 members in attendance.  It has been growing steadily; now its current membership is almost at 300.  The Prescott Gem & Mineral Club’s charter is to: foster the development of amateur lapidary and jewelry … Read More…

THE GREAT PRESCOTT OUTDOORS

by Greg Mengarelli, Mayor, City of Prescott Summer has arrived and many of us have turned our attention to the vast array of outdoor activities available in our community. Our mild climate, beautiful mountain vistas, five lakes, multiple golf courses, sports fields and the Granite Dells are an allure to visitors and residents alike. With … Read More…