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The Signals Recreation section is full of outdoor and indoor activities taking place throughout the year. Things to do and places to go!

Just a Few Days Left to Enjoy the Arizona State Fair

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The 2021 Arizona State Fair runs until October 31st at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix and this year, the fair is back and better than ever!

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Pile Burning in the Prescott Basin of the Bradshaw Ranger District

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Fire Managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to burn debris piles near the community of Groom Creek, in and around Iron Springs, Lynx Lake, Walker Road, Goldwater Lake and near White Spar Campground. Recent moisture and higher humidity provide desired conditions to burn piles created from previous fuels reduction projects.

Camping and Motor Vehicle Use Closures at Perkinsville Bridge on the Chino Valley Ranger District

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Officials on the Prescott National Forest have implemented a 2-year Camping and Motor Vehicle Use closure for the area near Perkinsville Bridge on the Chino Valley Ranger District effective October 3, 2021, through October 3, 2023. Forest Officials have signed and implemented a temporary camping and motor vehicle use closure in and around the Perkinsville Bridge area. This includes a […]

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2021 Prescott Valley Fine Art Showcase on Display Now

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October is National Arts and Humanities Month and to celebrate, the Prescott Valley Arts & Culture Division is showcasing talented local artists in their annual juried show, the 2021 Fine Art Showcase.

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The 2021 Prescott Plein Air Art Festival Art Sale and Reception

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On Sunday, October 24th, at The FINN at Touchmark, you can view the paintings from the 2021 Prescott Plein Air Arts Festival and have the 1st opportunity to purchase the artworks. Multiple Art Viewings at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm – Award Ceremony at 6pm.

Prescott Public Library Librarians are Telling Tales

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What happens when three book-crazy librarians begin plotting ways to share the books they read? A podcast is born! Last month, Prescott Public Library Youth Librarians Amy Schwall, Blair Runion, and Jennifer Kendall launched the premiere episode of Librarians Telling Tales, a new podcast about books, libraries, and the joys of reading. Youth librarians are always seeking new ways to […]

The Harlem Globetrotters Bring Their Reimagined Spread Game Tour to Prescott Valley

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The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game tour to the Findlay Toyota Center on March 4, 2022, at 7 pm. Tickets start at just $31.50 and go on sale Tuesday, October 12th at 10:00 am. You can get your tickets at the Findlay Toyota Center Box Office or

Prescott NF Offices Closed for Indigenous Peoples Day and Columbus Day Holiday

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All Prescott National Forest offices will be closed Monday, October 11, in observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Regular virtual business hours will resume on Tuesday, October 12. In Arizona, October 11 is recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day after Governor Doug Ducey signed a proclamation on September 4, 2020. As fall colors start to appear on the Prescott […]

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Watercolor Goes West at Prescott’s Phippen Museum

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The Phippen Museum’s The River Flows: Watercolors of the American West Exhibition & Sale showcases the talents of top contemporary Western watercolorists.

Clark Memorial Library is Celebrating 94 Years with Great Programs All Month

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On October 19, 1927, Clark Memorial Library first opened its doors as part of the original Clarkdale town plan, funded by a $100,000 bequest from William A. Clark. Now, 94 years later, Clark Memorial Library is celebrating our anniversary with an exciting lineup of events and activities throughout the month of October. We invite the community to visit Clark Memorial Library to celebrate and commemorate our shared library, town, and Verde Valley history.

Voices of Service Concert at YCPAC To Benefit U.S. Vets-Prescott

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To support their mission, U.S.VETS is kicking off their inaugural concert event to raise funds to support their ongoing effort to ensure that veterans have access to safe and affordable housing. On November 12th at Yavapai College of Performing Arts (YCPAC), Voices of Service, the soulful singing quartet which includes retired Master Sgt. Caleb Green, retired Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hanna, Sgt. Maj. Christal Rheams and retired Staff Sgt. Ron Henry will be performing a concert!

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Have You Heard About These Concerts in the Quad Cities this Weekend?

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From downtown Prescott to the outskirts’ wineries, the Quad Cities is the perfect location to enjoy Arizona’s best musicians crystal clearly. We have partnered with Beltone to find the best live shows to enjoy the sounds of Arizona!

National Visitor Use Monitoring Surveys to Begin October 1, 2021

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In the near future, visitors to Prescott National Forest may see contract employees working in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along Forest Service roads. They will be positioned near signs stating, “Traffic Survey Ahead,” wearing bright orange vests.

Jeff Dunham: Seriously!? This Saturday at Findlay Toyota Center

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The Findlay Toyota Center is excited to have comedy icon, Jeff Dunham, back on October 2, 2021. Jeff Dunham brought his unique style of comedy to Prescott Valley, AZ in 2010 and packed the arena! Tickets are just $59 and go on sale Monday, July 12th at 10:00 am. You can get your tickets at the Findlay Toyota Center Box […]

Bradshaw Ranger District Announces Change in Operation Hours at Day Use Sites

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Starting on October 1, 2021, day-use hours at recreation sites on the Bradshaw Ranger District are reduced reflecting the shorter days. Gates will open at 7:00 am and close at 5:00 pm daily through February 28, 2022.

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Prescott National Forest Issues Swim/Wade Advisory for Mingus Lake and Granite Basin Lake

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Prescott National Forest has issued a warning for Granite Basin Lake and Horsethief Basin Lake located on the Bradshaw Ranger District and Mingus Lake located on the Verde Ranger District.

Yavapai College Verde Campus Renames Gallery to Honor Beloved Art Faculty

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The woman universally described by her former students and colleagues as a fiercely dedicated champion of Yavapai College art programs is being honored posthumously with the renaming of the YC Verde Art Gallery in her honor.

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Camping and Motor Vehicle Use Closures at Perkinsville Bridge on the Chino Valley Ranger District Starting October 3

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Officials on the Prescott National Forest will implement a Camping and Motor Vehicle Use closure for the area near Perkinsville Bridge on the Chino Valley Ranger District starting on October 3, 2021.

Prescott Long Riders to Hold 7th Annual Ride

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Come support the Prescott Long Riders 7th annual 10-mile ride with over 70 horses. The ride is set to end on Whiskey Row in Prescott on October 2nd at 2:20 pm. Prescott Long Riders is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to celebrate horses of the American West, National Day of the Cowboy, and supports our local VA’s homeless programs. The […]

Join the Fall Break Nature Camp at Prescott’s Highlands Center for Natural History

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Wondering what to do for fall break? Come to the Highlands Center in Prescott for Fall Nature Camp! Get some much-needed outdoor time while exploring, completing challenges, crafting, building, journaling, and making friends!

Prescott National Forest to Waive Day-Use Fees for National Public Lands Day

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In celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) and to encourage a shared sense of land stewardship, the Forest Service announces another “fee-free day” on Saturday, September 25.

Be an International Film Critic this Friday at Yavapai College

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Prescott film lovers can join over 100,000 cinephiles from around the world, to view and vote on ten films vying for international acclaim and (perhaps) Oscar glory. It all happens this Friday, Sept. 24, when the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL returns to Yavapai College at 6:30 p.m. in the Prescott Campus Community Room.

Highlands Center Presents Acoustic Blues in the Round

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On Friday, September 24th the Highlands Center presents Acoustic Blues in the Round with Arizona Blues Icon, Hans Olson, guitarist and luthier Mike Eldred, and 2x Blues Showdown winner Eric Ramsey, for a “concert in the round,” with each artist sharing the stage.

Local Musicians Release Song Celebrating Whiskey Row

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On May 23rd of this year, nearly 100 Old West reenactors along with those who honor that era by dressing up and gathering in period clothing convened in the Palace Restaurant and Saloon in Prescott, AZ after closing time.

Trails Re-Open by Hang Glider Launch on Mingus Mountain

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For the last two months a contractor has been using heavy equipment to thin trees on 284 acres of Prescott National Forest land on Mingus Mountain. The Butterfly Stewardship Project is located east of Highway 89A, along Forest Road 104.

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“Art On & Off the Walls” Guide Tracks the Hidden Masterpieces of Prescott

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From the stately lawns of Courthouse Plaza to the winding sidewalks of YC’s Marcusen Sculpture Garden to the menagerie of lions, horses, heroes, dragons and eagles residing in galleries, office parks and alley murals all over town, Prescott has inspired a bounty of art.

Prescott Valley Police Department to Host 6th Annual Puente de la Comunidad

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Join the Prescott Valley Police Department for their 6th annual Puente de la Comunidad event on Sunday, October 10th from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm at Mountain Valley Park.

Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Announces 2021-22 Season

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After nineteen long months, Yavapai College Performing Arts Center is finally ready to utter those magic words: Curtain Up! The county’s premier entertainment hub and largest indoor entertainment venue has spent the lockdown cleaning, revamping, and modernizing its facilities and is ready to throw off the pandemic shackles with a compelling and eclectic sixteen-show season. “I am thrilled to present […]

Arizona Game And Fish Commission Applications Are Open

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The Governor’s Office is now accepting applications from residents in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties who are interested in serving on the state’s Game and Fish Commission. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is responsible for the conservation and protection of more than 800 species of wildlife in Arizona. The Department is also responsible for efforts that range from wildlife […]

Fossil Creek to Remain Closed through Remainder of the Year, Restoration Work in Progress

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The Fossil Creek recreation area, located within the burned area of the Backbone Fire, will remain closed through 2021 and potentially into the fall of 2022 or later as personnel work to assess and repair the damage.

Navajo Nation and the Arizona Commerce Authority Sign MOU to Expand Film and Media Industry in Arizona

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Navajo Nation and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced today a new partnership to promote Navajo Nation as a major international film and media destination. The partnership, which was outlined in a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), aims to build a foundation of generational opportunities in the film and media industry.

The Highlands Center’s Wander the Wild Fundraiser Goes Hybrid for 2021

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Wander the Wild is the signature annual fundraiser to benefit the Highlands Center for Natural History. This year’s event is a hybrid fundraiser, starting with an online auction from September 29th to October 2nd at and culminating with an in-person auction, raffle drawing, and a Wine and Appetizers reception on October 3rd at Chino Valleys Windmill House. Reception tickets are […]

9th Annual Hotshots 19 Memorial Workout Photos are Available

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On August 28, 2021, athletes of all levels assembled at Captain CrossFit of Prescott, Arizona for the 9th Annual Hotshots 19 Memorial Workout. The memorial workout supports Prescott’s firefighting community by recognizing our wildland firefighters of the past, present, and future. Money raised from the 9th Annual Hotshots 19 Memorial Workout supports scholarships for Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy […]

Welcoming a New Season with New & Returning Events

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Mayor Mengarelli addresses residents of Prescott in his monthly letter. Here is Mayor Mengarelli’s full letter:

Highlands Center Presents The Fall Community Nature Study Series

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The Highlands Center for Natural History invites the community to join expert naturalists, researchers, and conservation leaders from across Arizona in a season series celebrating study of the natural world. The Community Nature Fall Series offers a wide range of topics from features to ice and beyond!

Prescott Valley Arts & Culture Dedication and Unveiling of the Jenkin’s Obelisk

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Join Prescott Valley Arts & Culture and the Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry and Gallery for the unveiling and dedication of Jenkin’s Obelisk on Saturday, August 28th. Jenkin’s Obelisk is a new art piece that will be an 18.5-foot tall obelisk that tells a story about the Prescott Valley area featuring the Yavapai Tribe, mining, ranching, and the natural beauty of […]

Agreement Signed by Forest Service and State for Critical Forest Thinning Moves Important Watershed Protection Forward

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A recently signed agreement between the Forest Service and State of Arizona will allow important and strategic forest thinning to begin on a vital watershed that supplies water to the Town of Payson and parts of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Coconino National Forest and the Arizona Departme­nt of Forestry and Fire Management (AZDFFM) signed a Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) agreement […]

Prescott Valley’s Summer Concert Series Summer Concert Series Continues August 20th with Groove Dawgs!

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August 20th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Beer & Wine Garden benefiting Humboldt Education Foundation. New turf for your toes this summer! No pets, please.

9th Annual HOPE FEST Arizona – Festival with a Purpose!

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On September 11, 2021, HOPE FEST will lead our community as we mark the passage of two decades since the day that changed our lives forever.

Enjoy Date Night at Heritage Park Zoo’s After Dark at the Park

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After Dark at the Park is Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary’s newest event! Enjoy Prescott’s cool fall evening air as you sip and stroll through the park for a unique after-hours experience on Saturday, September 18th from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. The coolest after-hours event in Prescott! 

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Initial Application Period Closed for Event Wagering Operator Applicants in Arizona

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The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) remains on track for Event Wagering to “go-live” in the state on September 9, as well as Fantasy Sports Contests to “go-live” on August 28.

2nd Annual Fandomania: A Comic Con Event

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Fandomania is back, bigger and better than ever, and in a larger venue! The Prescott Valley Community Services’ comic‐con event will take place on Saturday, August 14 from 10:00 am‐4:00 pm at the Findlay Toyota Center.

Find One-of-a-Kind Shopping at Shop AZ Market

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Shopping for something unique or looking for that perfect gift is something everyone loves to find when looking through stores in Prescott, AZ, and this August, Shop AZ Market will bring that unique, one-of-a-kind experience.

Dream City’s Christmas show titled “The Brightest Star''

Auditions Opening Soon For One Of Arizona’s Largest Christmas Productions

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Dream City’s “The Brightest Star” Christmas Celebration looking to fill over 175 roles

Auditions for Dream City’s Christmas show titled “The Brightest Star” will begin on August 14, 2021.

Arthropalooza Family Festival: Creepy Crawly Fun at the Highlands Center

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Party down with all things creepy and crawly on Saturday, August 7 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Highlands Center’s favorite Family Festival. If you’ve ever wondered about the little big world of insects, this festival is for you! Become a member of the Dead Bug Society or maybe join the Cicada Club to take a closer look […]

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