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Boards and Commissions Openings for the Town of Prescott Valley

The Town of Prescott Valley is seeking applicants to fill seats on three (3) of the Town boards and commissions: Board of Adjustment, Arts and Culture Commission, and Library Board of Trustees, All board/commission positions are volunteer and are open for application. BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from Town Residents to serve on the […]

Prescott Valley Police Department Hosting Open House Recruitment Event

The Prescott Valley Police Department will be hosting an Open House Recruitment Event on Wednesday, February 24th, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Police Department – Training Room at 7601 E. Skoog Blvd, Prescott Valley, Arizona. This is our opening event leading up to our next lateral / recruit testing date, which is Saturday, March 6th, 2020 […]

Winter Weather Returns

Prescott Valley – The US National Weather Service Flagstaff reported that winter weather returns beginning tonight! There is a series of storms set to affect much of the area through Tuesday. Expect impacts due to snow primarily above 5000 to 6000 feet this weekend. Much more widespread impacts due to snow on Monday and Tuesday, as snow levels lower to […]

With Heavy Snow Forecast, ADOT Advises Waiting Before Traveling

Give snowplows time to clear roads of snow and ice.

With a pair of storms moving through Arizona’s high country this weekend and early next week, the Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to consider delaying all but essential travel before heading north. Waiting out a storm before traveling is the safest and most efficient option because it allows ADOT’s snowplows to clear the highways more quickly. A highway takes […]

Your Weekend Weather Forecast!


Take a quick break and check out the forecasted weather for the upcoming weekend.

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Prescott Valley COVID Vaccination Station to Open

Spectrum Healthcare and local Prescott Valley partners launch free Vaccination Station at Findlay Toyota Center 500 to 1000 people to be vaccinated per day

UPDATE: JAN 21, 2021: VACCINATIONS ON HOLD. READ UPDATE: www.signalsaz.com/articles/vaccine-appointments-on-hold-for-yavapai-county/ Spectrum Healthcare and the Yavapai County Health Department are pleased to announce that they have partnered with the Town of Prescott Valley, Findlay Toyota Center, Fain Signature Group, and Talking Glass Media to coordinate mass vaccinations beginning Monday, January 25, 2021 from 8am to 4:00pm. Vaccination Station will be in […]

Events This Weekend in Prescott Valley, Prescott, Chino Valley, and Beyond – January 22nd, 23rd, 24th

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 Alpaca Tours 9:00 am-3:00 pm – Alpaca educational tours and a bag of feed for the alpacas. An experience with Alpacas. MORE Samadhigi Yoga Yin Flow Practice 12:00 pm-1:00 pm – Samadhigi Yoga’s […]

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Prescott Valley Residents – Your Voice Made a Difference

On January 14th, Prescott Valley’s Mayor Kell Palguta posted a request to the residents of Prescott Valley asking for them to speak up in support of a much-needed sidewalk project and your voices were heard! Today, Mayor Palguta posted a follow up to thank everyone who reached out to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. In this morning’s board meeting, […]

A Message from Prescott Mayor Mengarelli – January 18th

Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli discussed several topics in his updates on Facebook providing important information for the residents of Prescott, Arizona. Here is the update for January 18, 2021 Here are the latest numbers we have. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, there are no updated numbers from the weekend. These are the numbers as of Friday, January […]

Incoming Weather System Makes for a Beautiful Sunrise and Sunset

This week Prescott Valley and the surrounding cities expect to receive some much-needed rain and, quite possibly, some welcome snow. Thanks to the incoming weather system, we should expect to see rain and snow Tuesday and showers through Friday this week. As an added bonus, the increase in cloud cover gave the quad cities a gorgeous sunrise and sunset! Did […]

Prescott Police Chief Debora Black Announces Retirement

Deputy Chief Amy Bonney to be Named Interim Chief

Prescott Police Chief Debora Black has announced her intention to retire from law enforcement, effective February 12, 2021. She intends to remain available to the City in an advisory and support role during the transition in departmental leadership. Deputy Chief Amy Bonney will be named Interim Police Chief as City leadership considers the next steps to replace Chief Black. “For […]

City of Prescott Seeks Applications for Council Vacancy

In an earlier release, Councilwoman Billie Orr announced her resignation from Prescott City Council effective January 19, 2021. At their Voting Meeting on January 12 Prescott City Council voted to accept applications to fill the vacancy through the November 2023 Election. Applicants must have been a registered voter in the City of Prescott for at least one year prior to […]

CAFMA Welcomes New Engine 61

On January 12th, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) held a ceremony to welcome the new Engine 61. The new engine, a 2020 Rosenbauer Type 1 pumper carries 1,000 gallons of water and has a 1500 gallon per minute pump. The ceremony took place at shift change and the oncoming and off-going crews, along with some help from CAFMA […]

Town of Prescott Valley Management Services Receives 20th Annual Award for Excellence in Budget Presentation

The Government Finance Officer Association has awarded the Town of Prescott Valley the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2020-2021 budget. This is the 20th year the Town has received the award. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award represents a significant achievement by the Town, reflecting its commitment to meet the highest principles of government budgeting. In order […]

Town of Prescott Valley Needs Resident Support

On Thursday, January 14th, Prescott Valley’s Mayor Kell Palguta posted a notice to the residents of the town. At the upcoming Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting, there is an agenda item to install a sidewalk on the road from Lake Valley Elementary to Sunset Lane. The Town is looking to partner with Yavapai County to make this happen. There […]

Your Weekend Weather Forecast!

Thursday, Jan. 14th – Monday, Jan. 18th

Take a quick break and check out the forecasted weather for the upcoming weekend.

Events This Weekend in Prescott Valley, Prescott, Chino Valley, and Beyond – January 15th, 16th, 17th

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 Alpaca Tours 9:00 am-3:00 pm – Alpaca educational tours and a bag of feed for the alpacas. An experience with Alpacas. MORE Chiles & Chocolate: Sweet and Spicy Foods in the American […]

Black Canyon City Community Cleanup

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in Black Canyon City. The cleanup will be at the Black Canyon City Transfer Station, 21000 E. Landfill Rd. The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents at no charge on February 24th, 26th, & 27th, and March 3rd, 5th, […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures for Prescott Valley, Prescott, and Chino Valley

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day around the corner many city services close in honor of the holiday. Below is your quick reference list for all the closures happening in Prescott Valley, Prescott, and Chino Valley. Town of Prescott Valley The Town of Prescott Valley offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January […]

Sheriff Mascher Honored at First Board of Supervisors Meeting for 2021

At the very first Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting for 2021, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors presented the recently retired Sheriff Scott Mascher with a certificate of appreciation, a State flag that had flown over the Courthouse, an American Flag, as well as a present from the board. The new Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes was on hand […]

Foothills Piggy Bank Scavenger Hunt: Piggy 6, Clue #3!

Here is the first piggy in the Cottonwood area! Be sure to check out the local businesses in Cottonwood to find this little piggy. Clue #3 The smart little piggy was clever indeed. Hiding in a deep dish all covered in cheese. If you find this little piggy, be sure to return it to any Foothills bank location for your […]

Public Comment Sought on Applicants for Judge Pro Tem

The Yavapai County Superior Court welcomes public comment on the applicants for the position of Judge Pro Tem, Division B, a vacancy created by the pending retirement of the Honorable Christopher L. Kottke. The candidates for the Judge Pro Tem, Division B are Matthew Cochran of Dewey, Joshua Fisher of Prescott, Ray Gutierrez of El Paso, Texas, Kyle Hopson of […]

Your Weekend Weather Forecast!

Thursday, Jan. 7th – Monday, Jan. 11th

Take a quick break and check out the forecasted weather for the upcoming weekend.

Events This Weekend in Prescott Valley, Prescott, Chino Valley, and Beyond – January 8th, 9th, 10th

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. FEATURED EVENT Prescott Valley Polar Bear Splash 8:00 am-11:00 am – Come out to Mountain Valley Splash pool in Prescott Valley to enjoy this family-friendly event. There will be cool themed games, contests, and prizes, plus […]

Mondays with the Mayor – January 4th

  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: Polar Bear Splash, January 9th | Learn More Community Services Classes […]

Prescott Chamber is Asking You to Support Local Businesses & Reward Our Local Firefighters

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce would like to express their gratitude to the firefighters that protect our communities and National Forest on the west side of Prescott. Central Yavapai Fire District Station 51 serves the subdivisions of Highland Pines, Wildwood Estates, Pine Lakes, and other west side areas. The City of Prescott Fire Stations 71 and 72 support the west […]

The Value of Volunteers in Policing

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prescott Valley Police Department has received a total of 5,875 hours of volunteer service from Volunteers in Policing (VIP) during the year 2020. Using the State of Arizona’s minimum wage scale of $12.15 per hour, this has saved the taxpayers $71,387! The forty-four people who have provided this volunteer service come from a variety […]

Foothills Piggy Bank Scavenger Hunt: Piggy 6, Clue #1!

Here is the first piggy in the Cottonwood area! Be sure to check out the local businesses in Cottonwood to find this little piggy. Clue #1 All made to order crafted, one by one says the boss. This little Piggy likes his with extra cheese and lots of sauce.   If you find this little piggy, be sure to return […]

Foothills Piggy Bank Scavenger Hunt: Piggy 6, Clue #2!

Here is the first piggy in the Cottonwood area! Be sure to check out the local businesses in Cottonwood to find this little piggy. Clue #2 When the coyote was chasing the roadrunner around. They paused to order when their stomachs started to growl. If you find this little piggy, be sure to return it to any Foothills bank location […]

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Top Ten Trending Articles this Week 01-06

Top Ten Trending articles this week for Central and Northern Arizona are: This Weekend: #1 Councilwoman Billie Orr Announces Her Resignation from the Prescott City Council #2 The Quad Cities Welcome Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group #3 Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Extend Emergency Proclamation #4 Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order To Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution In Arizona #5 […]

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City of Prescott Seeks New Applications for Multiple Boards, Commissions, & Committees

The Prescott City Council Subcommittee on Appointments is seeking applications from citizens who are interested in serving on a number of the City’s Boards, Commissions & Committees. The City of Prescott is currently seeking applications for the following Boards, Commissions, or Committees:  Boards, commissions, and committees provide opportunities for citizens to take an active role in their local government.  Members […]

A Message from Prescott Mayor Mengarelli – January 4th

Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli discussed several topics in his updates on Facebook providing important information for the residents of Prescott, Arizona. Here is the update for January 4, 2021 As of today, Yavapai County has conducted: 84,033 tests 12,420 positive cases In Yavapai County, there have been: 225 COVID-19 related deaths overall 11 deaths since New Year’s Eve. This represents: […]

The Myth of Multitasking

Think you can multitask well? Think again.

Everyone knows someone who is convinced they are able to do several things at once. You may be that person. Reading and listening to music, driving and talking on the phone, or texting while sitting in a meeting. We’ve all been guilty of doing these things and more and may take pride in thinking we can do multiple things at […]

5 Steps for Migrating from CableOne/Sparklight Email


You may have heard the news that CableOne/Sparklight is phasing out their email service and it is true, Sparklight is planning to discontinue their email service completely by the end of 2021. So what do you do? It may seem like an overwhelming task, to move from one email platform to another but don’t panic. There is still time to […]

Councilwoman Billie Orr Announces Her Resignation from the Prescott City Council

Prescott City Councilwoman Billie Orr has announced her intention to resign from public service and will vacate her seat on Prescott City Council effective January 19th, 2021.  She cites her plans to relocate from Prescott for health-related reasons. “After careful consideration, my husband Bob and I have decided that it would be in both of our best interests to leave […]

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Acker Music Grant Process and Applications

The City of Prescott Acker Trust is now accepting grant applications from organizations in accordance with the will of J.S. Acker, “… music and parks, especially for the children of Prescott …”.  Non-profit organizations that promote these values are encouraged to apply for funding for Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022). Deadline: All application materials must […]

A Free Ride: Erick Cedeño Cycles 2,200 Miles to Experience the Underground Railroad

A Chance at Freedom

The Underground Railroad offered enslaved people in the late 18th century a chance at freedom. Some 200 years later, cyclist, Erick Cedeño retraced their steps on wheels, seeking his own freedom. Cedeño first rode the trail in 2014 and completed the 2,220-mile journey from New Orleans to Niagara Falls again in November. “I wanted to retrace the history of the […]

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Extend Emergency Proclamation

At the regular Board of Supervisors meeting held on December 16, 2020, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the Emergency Proclamation until April 6, 2021. The authority granted in an Emergency Proclamation comes from Arizona Revised Statute 26-311 which states: If an emergency is declared pursuant to subsection A, the mayor or the chairman of the board […]

Researchers at Petrified Forest Discover Fossil of a Reptile with Claws and a Beak


A team of researchers at Petrified Forest National Park east of Holbrook have discovered fossilized remains of a new species of prehistoric reptile. The 220-million-year old burrowing reptile is a drepanosaur, an ancient reptile that had a claw on its tail and a birdlike beak. Researchers, who named the species Skybalonyx skapter, announced the discovery Oct. 8. Originally, drepanosaurs were […]

Water World: Arizona Scientists on New Evidence, Questions About Life on Mars


Planetary scientists have confirmed the existence of a large saltwater lake under the icy surface of Mars, and they discovered three more lakes beneath the red planet’s south pole. The discovery, which was published in the journal Nature Astronomy in September, is based on radar data obtained from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft. “Mars actually has a lot […]

Prescott Valley Police Working to Keep You Safe this New Year

The Prescott Valley Police Department, in partnership with the Tri-City DUI Task Force will conduct DUI saturation patrols on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The effort to curtail impaired driving is enabled by a grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Prescott Valley Police also have rented two message board trailers from Trafficade through the […]

City Offices, Library Remain Closed through January 2021 City Boards and Commissions Meetings Remain Virtual

The city of Prescott has announced that City Offices, Police and Fire Departments, and the Prescott Public Library will remain closed to the public. Council and Board/Commission meetings will remain closed to in-person attendance by members of the public and Council and Board Members for the month of January. Public meetings will continue to be live-streamed through various channels as […]

Prescott Valley New Year’s Eve Celebrations & Fireworks

Join the Town of Prescott Valley Community Services Department for an evening of celebration as we bring in the New Year 2021! The fun will begin at 7:00 pm on December 31st at the Findlay Toyota Center parking lot, 3201 N. Main Street, Prescott Valley. Come out and enjoy a huge bonfire, s’mores prepared by Arizona Fire and Medical Authority […]

The SignalsAZ Ultimate New Year’s Eve Celebration Guide!

New Year’s is upon us already and it’s time to celebrate the end of 2020 and the start of 2021. No matter what type of celebration you prefer, an online party, an event at the local bar, or perhaps something a little different, New Year’s Celebrations are taking place around Arizona. Here is YOUR Ultimate New Year’s Eve Guide of […]

Weekend Weather: Thursday, Dec. 31st – Monday, Jan. 4th


Here’s the weather for the upcoming weekend and a sneak peek at Monday.

Events This Weekend in Prescott Valley, Prescott, Chino Valley, and Beyond – January 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

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 Alpaca Tours 9:00 am-3:00 pm – Alpaca educational tour 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. MORE Holiday Treats & Drinks at In The Game Prescott Valley 12:00 pm-8:00 pm – Come taste […]

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Top Ten Trending Articles this Week 12-30

Top Ten Trending articles this week for Central and Northern Arizona are: This Weekend: #1 This Day In History, December 23rd 2020 – “General Walker Killed” #2 Christmas and New Years Closures for Lake Havasu, Bullhead, Kingman Cities #3 Closing on a House: Settlement Tips for Home Sellers #4 Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Vote Approve Guaranteed Maximum Price for […]

Prescott Valley Announces New Traffic Hotline

In order to better serve the community, the Prescott Valley Police Department Traffic Unit has implemented a new phone-in hotline specifically for traffic-related issues. The new hotline is designed to accept calls and record voice messages from citizens regarding local speed complaints, problems that citizens observe with traffic flows, traffic-related questions, or traffic-related issues that do not require an immediate […]

Dewey-Humboldt Mayor Hughes Extends Emergency Proclamation

The Town of Dewey-Humboldt issued a proclamation in April declaring an emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The proclamation has once again been extended through January 31, 2021. Town Hall phones will be answered during normal business hours, and Town Hall will be open by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted. Mayor Nolan’s emergency declaration and ongoing additional […]

A Message from Prescott Mayor Mengarelli – December 28th

Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli discussed several topics in his updates on Facebook providing important information for the residents of Prescott, Arizona. Here is the update for December 28, 2020 Here are the Yavapai County Numbers for, December 28th. Here are the County-wide numbers. As of December 28th, Yavapai County has conducted 80,661 tests, with 10965 positive cases, and 190 deaths. […]


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