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City Of Prescott

201 South Cortez
928-777-1100

Mission

The mission of the City of Prescott is to provide superior city services, to create a financially sustainable city and to serve as the leader of the region

Vision

Prescott is a livable, dynamic community where there is a range of housing choices for all, where residents and guests enjoy an active lifestyle with great recreation and leisure amenities, where people have quality living, where the community acts as a responsible steward, and where there is pride in our home town.

Recent News

Burned Area Emergency Response Team Assessment of Tiger Fire Impacts Begins

BAER Information: David Moore, BAER Team Leader and Coordinator 928-713-9028 BAER Team Assessment of Tiger Fire Impacts PRESCOTT, AZ -- A BAER team was established to begin a burned area assessment of the Tiger wildfire. BAER…

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Firefighters Respond to Lightning Caused Fire South of Prescott

Passing thunderstorms yesterday evening ignited a wildfire 5 miles south of Ponderosa Park in the Hassayampa drainage; east of Wilhoit (T12N, R3W, S11). The Buzzad Fire is approximately 100 acres. There are three Type 1 crews, one Type 2 IA crew,…

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Prescribed Burn Planned on the Bradshaw Ranger District May 2nd-10th, 2019

Prescott, AZ - Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District will begin implementation on the Groom Prescribed Burn beginning Thursday, May 2nd through Friday, May 10th; pending favorable weather conditions. Fire managers plan on burning…

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Pile Burning Planned May 9th – 12th in the Prescott Basin

Prescott, AZ – Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin.  Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and…

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Prescribed Burn Planned on the Bradshaw Ranger District September 19th – 23rd, 2016

Prescott, AZ – Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to continue burning south of Prescott,  Monday, September 19th through Friday, September 23rd; if conditions are favorable. - Crooks prescribed fire is a 381 acre…

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Pile Burning Planned July 28-August 5, 2016 in the Prescott Basin

Prescott, AZ – Prescott National Forest fire managers plan to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin.  Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and…

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Access to Charcoal Gulch Trail #9419 Temporarily Closed June 13-29 for New Trailhead Construction

Prescott, AZ – Access to the Charcoal Gulch Trail #9419 at Newtown Avenue adjacent to the town of Dewey-Humboldt will be closed from June 13 through June 29 to allow for public safety while the Prescott National Forest constructs a new multi-use…

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Reminder of Increased Wildfire Potential - Stage I Fire Restrictions Anticipated to be In Effect Next Week

Prescott, AZ – Summer is here and more people are heading outdoors to enjoy the season. The Prescott National Forest would like to remind visitors and residents in communities adjacent to the forest to be extra cautious while engaging in…

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Arizona Wildfire & Incident Management Academy Thanks Supporters

PRESCOTT, Ariz., March 7, 2016 : There are 614 people (including students, instructors and incident management team members) on campus at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona for day three of the Arizona Wildfire & Incident…

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Pile Burning Planned November 17-20 in the Prescott Basin

Prescott, AZ -- Recent moisture have provided an excellent opportunity for Prescott National Forest fire managers to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin. Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the…

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Pile Burning in the Prescott Basin, January 14-16, 2015

Prescott, AZ –– Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to burn Wednesday, January 14 through Friday, January 16,  pending favorable weather conditions.  Specific days to burn will be determined by current and expected…

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Fire Restrictions Reminder - Current Fire Restrictions on National Forests Remain in Place

ARIZONA - Campfire and smoking restrictions on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott, Tonto, and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are still in effect following a weekend of rain and snow in many areas. Despite the precipitation, predictions are for warm,…

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Fire Restrictions To Begin On Four Arizona National Forests

ARIZONA - Campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented at 8 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests in order to protect public health and reduce preventable human-caused fires. On the Kaibab…

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Forest Road 104 on Mingus Mountain Closed for the Winter

Prescott, AZ -- Recreation officials on the Verde Ranger District announced that on Monday, November 25,  Forest Road 104 on Mingus Mountain was  closed for winter.  The closure is just past Forest Road 413 (Allen Springs Road) junction and will…

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Pile Burning Planned for January 14-18, 2013

Prescott, AZ – Fire managers are planning the burn piles the week of January 14-18, pending favorable weather conditions. Burning piles of debris left over from thinning projects require an adequate amount of moisture in the surrounding…

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Prescribed Burning Planned for October 16-19, 2012

Prescott, AZ -- As part of a continuing program to improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels and return fire to the ecosystem, fire managers are preparing for this season’s prescribed fire program on the Prescott National Forest. Pending…

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Area Closures Ending Friday On Granite Mountain And Thumb Butte

PRESCOTT, AZ - Effective Friday, July 13, 2012, climbing and other activities on the cliff faces of Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte will once again be open to the public. Monitoring volunteers identified peregrine falcons using both nesting sites…

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