December 24, 2021

City of Prescott

City of Prescott Christmas Tree Collection

The City’s Solid Waste Division will be providing a curbside Christmas Tree collection service during the week of January 3rd through January 7th, 2022.  The City’s collection trucks will pass through each City neighborhood one time only. Please have trees curbside by 6 a.m. on your normal collection day and cleared of all decorations, lights

Crime

Police Raid on Local Drug Dealer Nets 1.15 lbs of Meth and 20 Firearms

Detectives with the Prescott Valley Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit served a search warrant in the 4800 block of North Tonto way in Prescott Valley on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. The warrant was the culmination of a several month investigation, conducted with assistance from Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking, resulting in 54-year-old Bryan Radcliff, a long

Holidays

How Christmas became an American holiday tradition, with a Santa Claus, gifts and a tree

The pagan tradition of celebrating the winter solstice with bonfires on Dec. 21 inspired the early Christian celebrations of Christmas. Gpointstudio/ Image Source via Getty Images Thomas Adam, University of Arkansas Each season, the celebration of Christmas has religious leaders and conservatives publicly complaining about the commercialization of the holiday and the growing lack of

Business

Opinion: A “Made in America” Fix for U.S. Supply Chain Woes

Much has been made in the news lately regarding America’s shortage of consumer goods. Increased consumer demand in the wake of the COVID pandemic has led to global shortages of many industrial products. And with cargo ships backed up and waiting to enter America’s congested west coast ports, there’s now a bottleneck. Not only are consumers waiting for imported

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Top 10 Houseplants for a Healthier New Year

Today’s ultra-efficient homes seal outside air from penetrating their interiors, thus recirculating inside air without added freshness. A three-month-old air filter cleans only so many particles before choking on its own dust. We won’t mention formaldehyde-ridden foreign products brought into the home for the holidays. Initially, toxins weren’t an environmental problem because fresh air was

Grants

Federal grant funds training of emergency medical services in rural communities

Amid two intersecting crises in America – an opioid epidemic and mistreatment of emergency mental health calls – the federal government has awarded $5.6 million to better train rural emergency medical workers. Money from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will target rural communities, which have the fewest resources to deal with delicate and complicated emergency calls.

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