Today: Jun 03 , 2020

June 1st Letter from the Mayor of Prescott

A letter from the Prescott Mayor.

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As we continue to approach the start of the gorgeous summer season here in Prescott, it continues to impress me watching our citizens and local businesses navigate through the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been many frustrating days, but overall, we are seeing days with promise and hope. Governor Ducey continues to phase the re-opening of Arizona’s economy and Prescott is following suit. So many restaurants and small businesses have taken the negative aspects of their circumstances and turned them into positives and inventive new ways to do business. Our local governing bodies also continue their teamwork in helping guide the quad city areas and all of Yavapai County through this difficult season.

While our trails, lakes and parks remained open throughout the stay-home orders, we’ve now also been able to re-open playgrounds and public restrooms for the convenience of Prescott families. So many parents have reveled in the opportunity to have more quality time with their children despite the sometimes stressful moments of schools being closed, and seeing our parks and playgrounds full showcases this. In light of the distancing restrictions that have been associated with COVID-19, time in the great outdoors has made such a positive impact on everyone that has been able to take the time to enjoy what Prescott has to offer. In addition to reopening playgrounds and bathrooms, city staff has worked diligently to reopen city hall and satellite offices to the public once again. As you come to visit the community development department or utility billing you’ll see evidence of this with safety barriers and floor markings to help encourage the safety of city employees and the public. I am truly proud of the level of service that has continued through all of the uncertainty and the dedication of city staff in serving our community in new and unique ways.

As re-opening continues, it has been inspiring to once again see citizens enjoying an afternoon patio lunch or drink at our local restaurants and supporting our local economy. Restaurant owners are working hard to ensure social distancing and CDC cleaning requirements are maintained while welcoming their customers back. They are continuing to offer curbside pickup and delivery services, specialized menus for “family to-go meals”. While not all of our restaurants have yet been able to reopen it is my hope that by the end of summer everyone will have been able to navigate this pandemic and begin serving their loyal customers once again. In addition to restaurants reopening their doors, so many of our locally owned shops, salons, barbershops and gyms have also been able to welcome their customers back. Prescott is such a unique and vibrant community and the value its citizens hold for our small business owners is heartwarming and has never been more evident.

The Prescott community has a long history of coming together to get through times of crisis and stress, and that has been highlighted extensively during the last few months. We’ve remained strong, positive and showed grace to each other as everyone has navigated this unique and trying time. That perseverance has allowed us to come back step-by-step and continue to support each other as we look to the future. There are many good things to come. It is important to continue to be diligent, safe and respectful as reopening continues so that the positive progress continues. I have been and continue to be deeply proud of our beautiful hometown.

Sincerely,

Mayor Greg Mengarelli

Hungry Badger Food Truck

The Hungry Badger usually parks at theat the Prescottonian Best Western on Gurley.

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And now... for your reading pleasure, I shall now jump from 100' up into a glass of water! Here I go! Several tense seconds pass. TA DA, I made it! Now, wasn't that exciting? It's not often you get to read about someone jumping 100 feet into a glass of water.

So, in that spirit, I am going to paint a picture in your mind, a picture so stunning, so precise and yet so Indomita... so indomni... so indomia... so darned good that I am confident you will line up and just get some good grub.

I am talking about the Hungry Badger Food Truck which normally hangs out at the Prescottonian Best Western right near the start of the hill going to PV. Ryan and his team serve up some of the best rustic and tasty chow in the area. There is always something new on the menu, from Pork Belly tacos, to Ahi Tuna cooked just right with a wasabi sauce that can cause small fires.

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It is truly a fun place to go. Wander up to the window, and just ask them for the specials or choose from the standard menu. You will surely find something tasty. I asked him for something Keto friendly. He whipped up a delicious pulled pork green chili concoction that was both tasty and low carb. If you love carbs, he can probably toss on a chocolate cake.

Try the Philly Cheese steak, lots of finely cut beef, sauteed onions, peppers and oh, that melty provolone cheese. Watch as you take a bite and the cheese stretches for miles. Or try the Crab Tostada. Lots of crab meat fresh veggies on a crunchy tostada.

What I am saying is... get on down there and get some tasty grub. 4 Snouts, and well deserved. So, drop by their Facebook page and find out where the truck will be. Sometimes they hang out at the Windsock Lounge and who knows where else you will find it.

Prescott Gas Prices

Gas prices are staying low.

Developed campgrounds and recreation facilities will remain closed for Memorial Day weekend.

Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli called a news conference today to announce a letter of intent between EcoDevelopment owner Jason Gisi and the City of Prescott.

While curbside service will be closed on Memorial Day, the library itself will reopen on Tuesday, with a number of restrictions.

James Family Prescott YMCA Is Open

The gradual re-opening of the YMCA is being conducted under state and local health authorities.

Restaurants Reopening in the Quad Cities

Many restaurants are opening this week for dine in in Prescott and the Quad Cities.

The Prescott Public Library has a new policy for picking up books.

Prescott VA Patient Diagnosed with COVID-19

It is now possible to view number of cases by zip code. 

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