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Seen By Millions, Recognized by Many

Most of us can go shopping locally or travel throughout the country and generally be anonymous. Not so with Alice Ferris. Prescott residents may know Ferris because of her longtime “hands-on” commitment to fundraising, strategic planning and leadership training at the Highlands Center for Natural History. That is a role she has had for almost […]

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Prescott Becoming Favorite Tourism Destination

A recently released visitor and tourism impact study paints a positive picture for Prescott. Among the highlights: The estimated economic impact of direct and indirect effects of visitor spending amounts to more than $340 million for the 2014-2015 year. Prescott is a favored tourist destination in Arizona. Those visiting the area ranked their “Satisfaction Level” […]

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This vividly lighted float is typical of the entries that entertain viewers during the annual Holiday Light Parade around the Courthouse Square

Arizona’s Christmas City Offering Sleigh Full of Events

“Bigger and better than ever!” That is what Kendall Jaspers, executive director of the Prescott Downtown Partnership, says about upcoming events, which have brought worldwide recognition to Prescott as “Arizona’s Christmas City.” Jaspers, with considerable pride, cited a recent article published in USA Today ranking Prescott as a “must see” community in Arizona, especially during […]

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Entrepreneur Incubator Designed to Improve Economy

Given that regional approaches to economic development have gained considerable momentum in the past few years, sustaining that momentum is a priority for Alexandria Wright and her colleagues at the Yavapai College Regional Economic Development Center (REDC). To better fulfill that and other economic opportunity interests, Wright has initiated the Yavapai Rural Center for Entrepreneurship […]

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Quad Cities Residents Recommending Transportation Improvements

Arizona Department of Transportation officials say economic benefits and quality of life in Arizona are intrinsically linked to transportation improvements and transportation infrastructure expansion. But, they say, Arizona is falling behind in maintaining and expanding its transportation routes. “We are being hurt financially because we haven’t kept up,” said ADOT Deputy Director for Policy Floyd […]

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ERAU Home for Guinness World Record Model Aircraft Collection

Odds are that if it ever flew – anywhere – a model of that aircraft is in the Guinness World Record collection housed in the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University library in Prescott. Known as the John W. Kalusa Miniature Aircraft Collection, the one-of-a-kind display showcases 5,829 models of private, commercial, military and concept airplanes, balloons, dirigibles, […]

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Communities Discussing Transportation Needs, Trends

Residents in three Central and Northern Arizona communities are being asked to share thoughts and reactions about transportation needs and trends. These forums, sponsored by Arizona Town Hall (ATH) in collaboration with Arizona Deliberates, are scheduled this fall in Prescott, Camp Verde and Flagstaff. The overall theme for each forum – exploring how the current […]

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