March 31, 2021

Local

Trail Closures Due to Thinning Operations along Hwy 89A-Mingus

Beginning this week, a contractor will begin using heavy equipment to thin trees on 41 acres of Prescott National Forest land on Mingus Mountain. The Butterfly Stewardship Project is located west of Highway 89A, along Forest Road 106 and near the Woodchute Wilderness trailhead. Thinning operations are dependent on weather and soil conditions, but visitors

COVID-19

City of Prescott Mayor Rescinds Proclamation of Emergency Regarding COVID-19

In light of declining case counts, ongoing mass vaccination efforts, and recent executive orders by the Governor, Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli today rescinded the year-old City of Prescott Proclamation of Emergency, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am pleased with the progress made by the citizens of Yavapai County, and the State of Arizona,” said

Opinion

Opinion – Global Cannabis Reform: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

With so much of the current news focus on North American cannabis legalizations, one may need to be reminded that cannabis reform has been happening for a long time around the globe. The November 2020 U.S. election brought several new states under some form of expanded legal guidelines and Mexico has recently voted to begin

State

Arizona Leads Nation In Personal Income Growth

Wages, Salary Increases Help Drive Income Growth Personal income in Arizona rose last year at a rate faster than nearly any state in the country, according to new estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. With a personal income growth rate of 8.4%, Arizona tied with Montana for the fastest rate of growth in personal income

State

Need rescue? Hikers lost or requiring supplies can find help from satellite communication device

Arizona is not just a desert. The state boasts six national forests, tied for the ninth-most for any state in the country. Approximately 15 percent of the state’s land is designated as forest, including the largest ponderosa pine forest in North America. Mountainous grassland and chaparral in the state’s “transition zone” separates the true desert and the woods, creating a paradox

Opinion

Opinion: Conservative Women Can Make Washington Work Again

Americans have lost faith in their government, and for good reason. For years, Washington has catered to special interests, kicked the can on tough spending decisions, and empowered unelected bureaucrats over the American people. Unfortunately, the problems run even deeper than dysfunctional government. Seventy-nine percent said in a recent poll that they feel like the entire

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