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Voter’s Guide for School Board is On-Line   With all the talk about education issues lately, local voters are encouraged to take a few minutes to learn about the four candidates running for two seats on the Prescott Unified School District Governing Board.  The Chamber is prepared to help!  Check our on-line voter’s guide to learn about the candidates.  Each candidate responded to five questions posed by the Chamber.  No limits were placed on the length of the candidates’ responses.  No editing, other than minor punctuation items, was done by the Chamber.  Early balloting begins October 9; the general election is Nov. 4. 

Rain, Rain Go Away   It's official!  This summer's monsoon rain was the wettest on record since Prescott started keeping records in 1898!  18.23" of rain was recorded at Prescott's official rain gauge on Sundog Ranch Rd. according to the National Weather Service.

Take a Deep Breath  Prescott is ranked #1 in the Top 25 Cleanest Cities nationally for year-round particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report for 2014. 

Thank a Police Officer Day  Thank you to everyone who brought food treats, bottled water and other assorted items to be distributed to members of the Prescott Police Department this weekend for Thank a Police Officer Day.  The Chamber served as the "collecition point" for the items.  Organizers of the event were thrilled with the many donations that were made. 

Two Events/One Weekend  There's plenty to do in Prescott Oct. 11 and 12.  The Chamber sponsors the annual Fallfest in the Park arts and crafts show.  Non-profit organizations join the regular arts and crafts vendors for the free event Saturday from 9:00 - 5:00 and Sunday from 9:00 - 4:00. 

At the opposite end of town, the City's Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the third annual Prescott Great Outdoors Festival and Expo at Watson Lake Park from 10:00 - 5:00 both days.  Live music and many outdoor events highlight the program.  Admission is $5 for those 17 and over, $3 for students age 7 - 16.  Under 7 is free. 

More National Recognition for Prescott    Prescott has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine. The May/June issue of the magazine features Prescott as one of “Eight Cities for Golf (and Much More)”  Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said the eight featured cities appeal to retirees who love golf, but are looking for a well-rounded livable locale.  Fuller said “Though golf is a popular sport among retirees, it’s not the driving force behind their decision.  These eight cities boast many options for outdoor activities, culture, shopping, dining and more…and great golf!” 

Prescott Cost-of-Living Below National Average  Prescott's cost-of-living is below the national average. 2014 2nd quarter figures for Prescott came in at 97.7 vs. the national average of 100.  Other Arizona cities participating in the cost-of-living survey and their composite rankings were:  Flagstaff (117.4), Lake Havasu City (100.8), Yuma (100.5), Sierra Vista (97.6), Phoenix (97.2) and Tucson (95.7). 

 

 

Prescott Area Young Professionals PAYP is an affiliate of the Chamber with programs and networking opportunities specifically for business men and women between the ages of 21 - 40. Employees of Chamber members can join PAYP for $25 annually. For membership information and a schedule of coming events, check the PAYP website.


 

 

 

 

 

Population:  

Prescott - 39,888

Prescott Valley - 39,667

Chino Valley - 10,834

Yavapai County - 213,294

(Source: AZ Office of Employment & Population Statistics - July 2013)

Economic Indicators: 

Sales tax revenue up 4.08% FY14

(through Jun. 30)

Unemployment (Aug. 2014): Prescott - 6.8%

Cost of Living Index:

2Q-2014: 97.7 (national norm of 100.0)



 

 

 

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