To assist City of Prescott residents' disposal of yard waste, including limbs, branches and shrubs from pruning or cutting, the City Solid Waste Division will be offering free residential drop-off each Saturday in June (June 6, June 13, June 20, and June 27) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Transfer Station, 2800 Sundog Ranch Rd. in Prescott.
This service is free for City of Prescott residents only. Residents are required to show proof of residency at the Fee Booth, such as a driver's license or utility bill, and must weigh all yard waste material for tracking purposes. The yard waste loads should be contained and covered, but should not be bagged and should not contain any trash or processed wood products. Loads that contain contaminants will be charged full price as solid waste.
This service is for residential customers only. Commercial haulers are required to pay a fee for yard waste disposal.
Please call the Transfer Station at (928) 777-1116 for questions or directions.
Practicing a low water-use lifestyle outdoors is a way everyone can help conserve water. WaterSmart landscaping reduces water use, saves money, reduces runoff, and is a fun way to create your own unique yard. Visit prescottwatersmart.com to virtually tour local WaterSmart landscapes and gardens, select native and low water use plants, share photos and landscape designs, and find local landscape resources. And don't forget to submit a photo of your WaterSmart yard to share with others!
Thanks for doing your part to live WaterSmart!
New Sign Unveiled On Willow Creek Road Recognizing
German Sister City
A new street sign was unveiled on Willow Creek Road, officially recognizing Zeitz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, as Prescott's newest Sister City.
Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall, and Zeitz Mayor Volkmar Kunze unveiled the sign, with members of the Arizona Sister Cities Committee and colleagues of Mayor Kunze in attendance.
Zeitz, with a population of approximately 30,000, is located in the former East Germany, about two hours south of Berlin. The partnership with Zeitz was finalized by the Prescott City Council in February, 2013, after more than a year of communication with Zietz officials.
Zeitz became the third Sister City relationship for Prescott, after establishing relationships with Caborca, Mexico, and Suchitoto, El Salvador.
The bond with Zeitz has led to cultural and tourism exchanges between the two communities, including German students who have traveled to Prescott, and students from Bradshaw Mountain High School who have traveled to Germany. In addition, Mayor Kunze traveled to Prescott during Arizona's February 2012 centennial celebration, and several Prescott residents traveled to Zeitz in the fall of 2012.
Prescott Police Officer Receives Lifesaving Award
Prescott Police Officer Ryan Ehlert was honored with the Prescott Police Department Lifesaving award for saving the life of a professional acquaintance and friend, Dean Swain.
The incident occured on January 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 p.m., when Officer Ehlert was in the area of Highway 89A, near mile post 319 assisting with a vehicle accident which had just occurred. Tow truck operator Dean Swain arrived on scene to remove one of the vehicles involved in the accident.
Officer Ehlert remained on scene to assist, and while Mr. Swain was preparing the vehicle for the tow, Mr. Swain collapsed, falling backwards. Officer Ehlert provided immediate life saving actions by performing CPR on Mr. Swain until he regained a pulse and paramedics arrived on scene. Due to Officer Ehlerts quick reaction and abilities, Mr. Swain survived and is recovering.
Officer Ehlert was given the lifesaving award at the Feb 10, 2015, city council meeting. Members of Dean Swain's Tri City Knights, a car enthusiasts group, also presented Officer Ehlert with a glass trophy expressing gratitude for saving the life of their good friend.
Worlds Oldest Rodeo & Fourth of July
In our historic town, Fourth of July means cowboys. The World's Oldest Rodeo, a tradition since 1888 and the area's biggest annual event, runs June 29 through July 4 at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds and includes bull riding, roping, steer wrestling and other feats of derring-do. During the weekend, you'll find plenty of other reasons to keep wearing your cowboy boots, including rodeo dances, parades, the coronation of the rodeo queen and even "cowboy church," a non-denominational service. A city sponsored carnival and fireworks display cap the weeklong festivities on July 4 at Pioneer Park.
Prescott Frontier Days, Inc., host of the World's Oldest Rodeo, was recently named the one event not to miss in Arizona by Yahoo Travel. This year marks the 128th Annual World's Oldest Rodeo held in Prescott, Arizona.
For the past five years the World's Oldest Rodeo has reached new heights with record attendance including several sell-out performances. This historic event captures rodeo fanatics from all over the world, near and far.
For more information and tickets, visit the Worlds Oldest Rodeo website.
Summer Concert Series
The Annual Downtown Summer Concert Series--free entertainment five days a week--will run through the beginning of September on Prescott's picturesque Courthouse Plaza.
On Thursday's, the concert series will turn the micophone over to local singers vying for the title of "Prescott's Karaoke Idol." To sign up to perform, particpants must go to the The Wolf radio station website. The finale will be held Thursday, September 3, 2015.
The Weekly Lineup:
Tuesday - Jazz on the Square 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday - Movies in the Park - Starts at Dusk
Thursday - Prescott Idol (Except the third Thursday of the month) 6:30pm-8:30pm
ThirdThursday - Central Arizona Concert Band 6:45pm-7:45pm
Friday & Saturday - Various Musical Genres 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
A complete schedule of the entertainment is available here