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Governor Ducey Provides Health And Safety Updates

Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Director Major General Michael T. McGuire and Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Colonel Heston Silbert today held a briefing to provide Arizona health and safety updates. View the full briefing HERE. View the slides from Governor’s briefing HERE. View daily […]

Yavapai County Citizens Academy Coming to the Verde Valley

The Yavapai County Citizens Academy provides residents with insights into how their government works, promotes open lines of communication, and offers a clear understanding of how County services affect the everyday lives of its citizens. Anyone interested in attending this Verde Valley Citizens Academy can apply by visiting Yavapai.us. The Yavapai County Citizens Academy in the Verde Valley will be open for registration […]

City of Sedona Requesting Public Comment on Stormwater Quality Management

In order to protect Oak Creek from pollutants, and as part of administering the Stormwater Quality Management Program (SQMP), the city of Sedona Public Works Department is requesting public comment on their SQMP. This public outreach also helps maintain compliance with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The SQMP identifies steps the city will take to enhance the quality […]

Prescott Public Library New Exhibit – Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Arizona Humanities Council, presents “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America.” The exhibition examines the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by, and for the people,” and how each generation since continues to question how to form “a more perfect union.” Opening at Prescott Public Library on June 20, 2020, […]

Free City of Prescott Residential Brush Drop Off: June 2020

The first defense against wildfire is to create and maintain a defensible space around your home. Removing excess brush and vegetation debris around your home and structures can slow the rate and intensity of an advancing wildfire. To promote these efforts, the City of Prescott is offering a free brush and vegetation debris drop off program for its residential trash […]

Town of Chino Valley Updated Town Services

The Town of Chino Valley sent out a notification of updated essential town services and guidelines for using various services and amenities within the Town. All updates are effective as of Thursday, June 4, 2020. Town Hall/Utilities: Lobby is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm with a limit of 4 people in the lobby. Police Department: Lobby is open regular hours with a […]

Events This Weekend in Prescott Valley, Prescott, Chino Valley and Beyond – June 5, 6, & 7

Top events happening this weekend in Northern Arizona and beyond! Make sure to check out the Signals AZ events calendar for great things in your community. PRESCOTT VALLEY EVENTS FRIDAY 100 Men Who Care of N. AZ Partners with Yavapai County Food Bank May 11-July 31 – 100 Men Who Care of Northern Arizona is calling out to its membership to make […]

Weekend Weather: Thursday, June 4th – Monday, June 8th


Here’s the weather for the upcoming weekend and a sneak peek at Monday. Temperature highs will start in the mid 90’s and work their way down to the lower 80’s by Saturday.  Sunshine and light cloud cover will blanket the weekend skies. Remember to continually hydrate and wear sunscreen if you plan any outdoor activities. Stay safe and have a […]

Yavapai Library Network Introduces Auto-Renewal

The Yavapai Library Network wants to make your life easier by automatically renewing the items you check out beginning June 1, 2020. No longer will patrons of Yavapai public and college/university libraries need to manually renew eligible items before they are due. Borrowed items will be renewed automatically on their due date, with some exceptions. An item will NOT be […]

City of Cottonwood Seeking Members for Three Commissions

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill seats on three of the city commissions: Airport Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, and Parks and Recreation Commission. All commission positions are volunteer and are open for application. Cottonwood Airport Commission The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill two seats on its Airport Commission, each for a full three-year term. […]

A Letter from Cottonwood’s Mayor Elinski

Dear Cottonwood Residents, While many of us are hoping to emerge from the fog of a coronavirus shut down and the local effects on our income and lifestyle, another unimaginable incident has occurred which has brought a heightened sense of anxiety across the nation. The murder of George Floyd at the hands of an outlier in the law enforcement community […]

A Message from Chino Valley Mayor, Darryl Croft

In line with the May 31, 2020 Emergency Declaration by Governor Doug Ducey establishing a state-wide curfew, Mayor Darryl Croft of Chino Valley, AZ has issued the following statement: “It pains us all to see the unrest around the state of Arizona and our nation. Governor Ducey’s Emergency Declaration is, as he stated, ‘an additional tool to prevent the lawlessness […]

Prescott Frontier Rotary is Holding a Food Drive for Navajo Nation

Just five hours north of Prescot, AZ, the Navajo Nation is suffering. Representing 3% of the state’s population, the Navajo people represent 25% of the Novel Coronavirus cases, and the death toll is rising. The problem is compounded by the remote access with 15,000 homes without electricity, 30% have no running water, all without access to a 9-1-1 safety system. […]

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Statement from Prescott’s Mayor Greg Mengarelli Regarding a Planned Event Tonight

The City has been assisting a group of local citizens, specifically college students, who are planning what they are calling a Peaceful Gathering, Coming together in Solidarity for Black Lives and Families.  They intend this to be a peaceful gathering.  They have been in touch with City and Police leadership, and will cooperate fully tonight to make sure the event […]

Dewey-Humboldt Town Offices Closed to Public through June

The Town of Dewey-Humboldt has determined the offices will be closed for walk-in traffic through the month of June. Appointments can be made for onsite visits and all Town Council Meetings will be available on Zoom. Zoom information for the Town Council Meeting is on the Meeting Agenda. June 2, 2020 meeting: Agenda Meeting begins at 6:30 pm Upcoming Council […]

AED Letter of Intent Discussion set for Upcoming City of Prescott Meeting

The City of Prescott will hold a Study Session to discuss the Letter of Intent (LOI) with Arizona Eco Development (AED) on Tuesday, June 9th at 1:00 pm. There will be a brief overview presentation followed by public comment. The meeting will conclude prior to the 3:00 pm Voting Meeting. Attendance will be limited, due to social distancing measures, but […]

City of Sedona Clean up Event

City of Sedona, clean up and reduce your wildfire risk by disposing of yard waste at the annual Debris Collection Event from 8:00 am-3:00 pm on June 16, 2020, and June 18, 2020, at the city’s Maintenance Yard at 2070 Contractors Rd. Creating a defensible space within 30 feet of your home can greatly reduce the risk of a wildfire. […]

A Message from Prescott Mayor Mengarelli – June 1st

Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli discussed several topics in his updates on Facebook providing important information for the residents of Prescott, Arizona. As of this morning, June 1st, Yavapai County has tested over 11,300 residents, with 299 positive cases, 143 recovered, and 6 deaths. Governor Doug Ducey, declared a state of emergency, following protests, looting and property damage in Scottsdale and […]

A Message from Chief Roser and Prescott Valley Police

The Town of Prescott Valley is not immune from the protest that has been occurring around the country. Saturday night at approximately 7:00 PM several subjects arrived at the courtyard/parking lot area of the Prescott Valley Police Department and began to protest the unnecessary death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. At times the numbers exceeded 150 participants. Police discovered that […]

A Message from City of Sedona on Governor Ducey’s Curfew Order

The city of Sedona encourages residents to be aware of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Declaration of Emergency that enacts an 8 p.m. curfew beginning May 31, 2020, until June 8, 2020, and provides cities with the ability to protect against potential unrest and ensure that any protests are peaceful. Although Sedona has not seen the type of looting and destruction […]

Prescott Valley Police Holding Procession to Honor Hospital, Health Care Workers During Pandemic -Delayed

The Prescott Valley Police Department put out a notice today that the planned procession has been postponed for the time being. Updates will be posted as they are released. The Prescott Valley Police Department will participate in an emergency vehicle procession “Honoring Our Super Heroes” event with 12 other local agencies on Thursday, June 4 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. […]

Steven Sensmeier Running for Legislative District 1


Hi, my name is Steven Sensmeier and I am running to be your State Representative for Legislative District 1. LD 1 is a large district that covers all of Yavapai County except for the Verde Valley, Anthem, Carefree, and Cave Creek. Unfortunately, because this area covers about 8,000 square miles and nearly 200,000 voters, I haven’t been able to get […]

A Message from Prescott’s Mayor Mengarelli


As we continue to approach the start of the gorgeous summer season here in Prescott, it continues to impress me watching our citizens and local businesses navigate through the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been many frustrating days, but overall, we are seeing days with promise and hope. Governor Ducey continues to phase the re-opening of Arizona’s […]

Statement from Mayor Greg Mengarelli Regarding the Governors Declaration of Emergency

Earlier today Governor Ducey issued a Declaration of State of Emergency “Imposition of Curfew”, this declaration states: During the hours of curfew (8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. tonight thru Monday, June 8 at 5:00 a.m.), all persons are prohibited from using, standing, sitting, traveling or being present on any public street or in any public place, including for the purpose […]

Governor Ducey Announces Nearly $600 Million In Local Coronavirus Relief Funds

Local Governments To Receive $441 Million In Flexible Funding; $150 Million Available For Fast-Tracked FEMA Reimbursements

The Governor’s Office is providing nearly $600 million in coronavirus relief and recovery dollars for local Arizona governments and nonprofits as part of a funding plan announced today by Governor Doug Ducey. The plan includes $441 million in direct, flexible funding to local cities, towns, and counties that did not receive direct funding earlier this year from the federal government. […]

Public Library Patrons in Yavapai County Gain Use of Over 70,000 More eBook

What happens to all the eBooks that aren’t checked out? They just sit there in cyberspace doing nothing…until now. Libraries across the state can now offer their available [not checked-out or on hold] digital titles to patrons from other parts of the state. Thanks to a new feature from Overdrive, patrons of the public libraries in Yavapai County will now […]

Governor Ducey Announced Michael Wisehart as Director of AZ Department of Economic Security

Governor Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Michael Wisehart as the new director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES). Wisehart replaces Tom Betlach, who rejoined the administration at DES on a temporary special assignment after previously serving as director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). Wisehart has served in various leadership roles at DES since […]

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Yavapai Court Services Updates Face Mask Requirements in ALL Courts

In early May, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel issued Administrative Order 2020-75, updated and replaced by Administrative Order 2020-79, providing Arizona’s courts and the public with direction on returning to in-court operations after limited operations in response to COVID-19. The Order includes direction for in-person proceedings, empaneling juries, limiting access to courthouses and courtrooms, implementing social distancing, and […]

Local Chambers of Commerce Unveil #YavapaiSafe Program for Businesses

There is no way to guarantee the absence of the COVID-19 virus, however, following the Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) recommendations is the best way a business can ensure they are doing as much as possible to protect the health and safety of their customers. Being #YavapaiSafe means that a business has self-certified that they have reviewed the applicable […]

Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Moves “Social Distance Dinner Theater”

Social Distance Dinner Theater – Prescott’s Yavapai College Performing Arts Center’s shared-but-separate celebration of film – will be taking its live stream programming to Wednesday nights beginning June 3. YCPAC’s innovative combination of local Zoom discussion and Livestream cinema will conclude its Saturday night run at 5 p.m. on May 30, with a curtain talk and post-show discussion around the […]

A Message from Prescott Mayor Mengarelli – May 29th

Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli discussed several topics in his updates on Facebook providing important information for the residents of Prescott, Arizona. As of this morning, Yavapai County has tested over 10,200 residents, with 294 positive cases, 143 recovered, and 5 deaths. 1. Testing Blitz will continue this weekend, with the next one scheduled for Saturday, May 30. Blitz Testing will […]

Governor Ducey, ADHS Director Dr. Christ Provide Public Health Updates

Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Service Director Dr. Cara Christ today provided public health updates for Arizonans, including issuing guidance for organized youth sports and activities to resume. The Governor also signed an Executive Order increasing collaboration among Arizona hospitals and ensuring patient transfers can take place smoothly and efficiently if needs arise. Additionally, the Governor today […]

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Coconino Estates Improvements Project

The city of Flagstaff began the Coconino Estates Improvements Phase I Project on May 26, 2020. The entire project is anticipated to be complete in the Fall of 2022. Typical work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday with occasional work on Fridays. The work will start on the Navajo Road portion of the project from […]

Prescott Regional Airport Access: May 28-Aug 1

Due to ongoing construction related to the new passenger terminal at Prescott Regional Airport, a portion of Janine Drive will be closed from May 28 to August 1, 2020, as construction crews work on the new access road. Passengers will not be able to access the terminal via the Deep Well Ranch Road roundabout or Ruger Road during this closure. […]

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Events This Weekend in Prescott Valley, Prescott, Chino Valley and Beyond – May 29, 30, & 31

Top events happening this weekend in Northern Arizona and beyond! Make sure to check out the Signals AZ events calendar for great things in your community. PRESCOTT VALLEY EVENTS FRIDAY 100 Men Who Care of N. AZ Partners with Yavapai County Food Bank May 11-July 31 – 100 Men Who Care of Northern Arizona is calling out to its membership to make […]

Weekend Weather: Thursday, May 28th – Monday, June 1st


Here’s the weather for the upcoming weekend and a sneak peek at Monday. It’s all about the 90’s this weekend! Summer type weather is here with highs ranging in the low 90’s everyday. The evening should be pleasant with comfortable lows dipping down to the upper 50’s. Clear skies and plenty of sunshine is expected, so remember to stay hydrated […]

Cottonwood Public Library Increases Services with Restrictions

Beginning Tuesday, June 2, the Cottonwood Public Library will reopen to the public with limited services, while continuing curbside pickup for those who prefer not to enter the building. The library will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am-6:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm until further notice. Due to public safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Cottonwood […]

Savvy Prescott Valley Citizen Identifies New Scam

The Prescott Valley Police Department recently received a notification from a savvy citizen who successfully saved himself from being a victim to a new scam hitting the community. The latest scam involves a suspect allegedly representing a cellular telephone company, in this case, Sprint, calling a potential victim and reporting that there has been a fraudulent order placed against the […]

NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Since 2011


A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 3:22 p.m. EDT […]

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Top Ten Trending Articles This Week 05-27

Top Ten Trending articles this week for Central and Northern Arizona are: #1 100 Men Who Care of N. AZ Partners with Yavapai County Food Bank   #2 Prescott Valley Drive-In Movie!   #3 City of Sedona Reopening in Phases This Week #4 Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Dignity Health Explore Possible Collaboration #5 Prescott High School Celebrates 2020 Graduation […]

City of Cottonwood to Host Virtual Public Open House for Parks & Rec Master Plan

The City of Cottonwood is developing our first Parks and Recreation Master Plan, and we need your help! The Master Plan will focus on how to improve our parks and will identify opportunities for future growth. Your voice is an important component of the process. Please join us to learn more about the master planning process and provide your input.  […]

Public Hearings for the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment Begins

As Yavapai County begins to open public offices, the day to day work of Public Hearings for the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment is beginning to be outlined. The Planning Commission is expecting the first post-COVID-19 meeting to be held on September 3, 2020 to address business on the Prescott side of Yavapai County. The Verde Planning Commission Meeting […]

Mondays with the Mayor – May 25th

Mayor Kell Palguta provides a weekly update on the happenings in Prescott Valley, in a video series titled: “Mondays with the Mayor.” Watch the “Mondays with the Mayor” video, posted on the Town of Prescott Valley Facebook page: In this segment, Mayor Palguta covered a few topics including: Memorial Day – take time to remember those who served. COVID numbers […]

100 Club of Arizona Helps Keep PV Police Detective Safe

The 100 Club of Arizona has again made a significant contribution to the Prescott Valley Police Department. This contribution enabled the Department to purchase a ballistic shield to utilize during search warrants and active shooter situations. Detectives arrive on the scene without protection against an active shooter or terrorist attack. Criminals are ratcheting up their firepower, gunmen are using weapons […]

Flagstaff Street Maintenance Projects for 2020

The 2020 streets maintenance program was approved by Flagstaff City Council on May 19, 2020. This project will address various locations in the community and includes minor concrete repairs, asphalt overlays, and chip sealing. The total cost of the project is $5.6 million and is scheduled to begin on May 26, 2020. The maintenance work will be performed on the […]

City of Cottonwood Hosting Blood Drive

If you are looking for a way to help the community, please consider donating blood! The City of Cottonwood is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on June 2, 2020, from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. The drive will take place at the Public Safety Multi-Purpose Room, located at 199 S. 6th Street in Cottonwood. Appointments can be scheduled […]

Yavapai County Administration Offices Open – June 1

On June 1, 2020, following CDC guidelines, the Yavapai County Administration buildings located at 1015 Fair St. Prescott AZ as well as 10 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood AZ, will once again be open to the public. Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown said, “We never fully closed down. We were here and greeting people at the door that […]

Summertime Should be Fun Time; Celebrate Responsibly

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff of all-things summer. Memorial Day originated following the US Civil war with the intent of honoring those who died serving in the armed forces. A fun fact about Memorial Day is that, while several towns claim to be the originators of Memorial Day, in 1966 Congress declared Waterloo, New York to be the […]

Prescott Public Library Closed for Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, Prescott Public Library’s Curbside Service will be closed on Saturday, May 23. Prescott Public Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. with limited entry and services. Library entry and services will be reevaluated frequently in light of COVID-19 concerns. Library hours are 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday-Saturday. In order to comply […]

Keeping Kids Safe from Drowning: Every Moment Matters

Prescott Valley Police Department encourages you to follow these safety tips whenever you are in, on or around water.  Make Water Safety Your Priority. Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water. Ensure that pool barriers enclose the entire pool […]


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