More open space
“Earlier this year, Prescott City Council approved purchase of over 300 acres of property, for the purpose of natural open space in the Granite Dells. The land was acquired from the Storm family, following a letter of intent approved by Council on Nov. 9, 2021.
“This strategic acquisition of property meets the criteria as set forth in the 2009 Council-adopted Open Space Master Plan, and will provide for outdoor recreation and use for generations to come. Acquiring this last segment of the Storm Ranch is a monumental accomplishment, which demonstrates the City’s ongoing commitment to open space preservation.
“This will be a true legacy in the long run. Thank you to Joe Baynes, the Storm Family and everyone involved.”
Important work ahead
“City Council confirmed membership of the Prescott General Plan Committee; seven members will serve through the approval of the new General Plan, which is due by 2025. The General Plan was last adopted in 2015 and must be updated every 10 years in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes. Citizen participation is required for the creation of a plan to be adopted by the City Council for the General Plan updates, which will then be approved by voters by 2025. Congratulations to our citizen appointees: Ralph Hess, Rod Moyer, Jim Huffman, Deborah Thalasitis, Gary Worob, Terry Sapio and Andre Carman. The Committee has already begun work. You can find their meeting agendas and minutes on the City website.”
Veterans Day Parade
Friday, Nov. 11; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Opening ceremonies will take place at 10:30 a.m. on stage at Cortez and Union streets. More information at 928-777-1552 or www.prescott-az.gov.
Holiday Light Parade & Bonfire Festival
Saturday, Nov. 26; 6 to 9 p.m.
Downtown, 120 S. Cortez St. Kick off the holiday season in Arizona’s Christmas City when 35-40 festively illuminated floats light up the evening with Prescott’s Holiday Light Parade. Bonfire festivities to follow at Mile High Middle School Field.
Applications to participate at www.prescottdowntown.com; sponsored by the Prescott Downtown Partnership. Check out more holiday events at www.ArizonasChristmasCity.com.
40th annual Christmas Parade — Superhero Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 3; 1 to 3 p.m.
Downtown Prescott, 17 W. Goodwin St.
68th annual Courthouse Lighting
Saturday, Dec. 3
Music starting at 5:50, lighting 6 to 6:30 p.m.; Downtown Prescott, 120 S. Cortez St.
More information at PrescottChamber/Facebook.com, www.prescott.org and 928-445-2000.