January 16, 2021

Local

MLK Day Toiletry Drive for Local Homeless Shelters & Veterans

Arizona Serve, an AmeriCorps program of Prescott College, seeks community support for their Toiletry Drive beginning on Monday, January 18th through Friday, January 19th which benefits local unsheltered veterans and homeless shelters in the area. “The Toiletry Drive is an extension of our Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service,” said Mona Stephens, the

Legal Beat

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

Local

Area Closures Coming Soon to Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte

Prescott National Forest officials would like to give folks a heads up that they have three more weekends for climbing opportunities before the Forest implements restrictions on climbing and other activities on the cliff faces of both Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte on Monday, February 1st, 2021. Both sites have been consistently occupied by peregrines

State

Governor Ducey’s Budget Focuses On Education, Tax Relief

Governor Doug Ducey today released his fiscally responsible, recovery-focused budget for Fiscal Year 2022. With a resilient economy, the budget makes historic investments in K-12 education, public health, public safety, wildfire prevention, infrastructure, and more, while also providing tax relief to everyday Arizonans. “Arizona is resilient, and we continue to move forward in the face

State

Officials prep for possible inauguration protests at Arizona Capitol

The Arizona Capitol is surrounded by two rows of chain-link fence and police presence has been increased, as authorities brace for possible violence in response to the inauguration next week of President-elect Joe Biden. The preparations come amid reports that the FBI has warned of possible armed protests at all 50 state capitals next week,

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