Prescott http://knau.org en Prescott City Council Votes to Oppose Recreational Marijuana http://knau.org/post/prescott-city-council-votes-oppose-recreational-marijuana <p>The Prescott City Council has approved a resolution opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the move comes as national and local groups are attempting to place legalization on the ballot.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ryan Heinsius 44276 at http://knau.org Prescott City Council Votes to Oppose Recreational Marijuana Final Results are in for the Democrats in CD4 http://knau.org/post/final-results-are-democrats-cd4 <p>The Democratic Party now knows who will run against Republican Paul Gosar in November. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:23:07 +0000 Zac Ziegler 20095 at http://knau.org Plans to Rebuild Prescott's Whiskey Row Approved http://knau.org/post/plans-rebuild-prescotts-whiskey-row-approved <p dir="LTR">City preservation officials in Prescott have approved a design to replace the Whiskey Row buildings destroyed by last May’s fire. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:44:56 +0000 Zac Ziegler 18953 at http://knau.org Plans to Rebuild Prescott's Whiskey Row Approved The Hard Work of Putting Out Wildfires http://knau.org/post/hard-work-putting-out-wildfires <p>Scenes of wildfires are almost commonplace this time of year in the southwest</p><p>Photos of billowing smoke and threatening orange flames&hellip;</p><p>Firefighters weighted down with equipment&hellip;</p><p>Homeowners looking weary and frightened&hellip;</p><p>Behind the dramatic images though are sometimes hundreds of men and women putting in long hours in poor conditions, doing dangerous work.</p><p>Media reports about the Gladiator Fire, southeast of Prescott, routinely mentioned rough terrain slowing down fire fighters.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:02:36 +0000 Zac Ziegler 15334 at http://knau.org The Hard Work of Putting Out Wildfires Firecrews Working Long Days to Conquer Gladiator http://knau.org/post/firecrews-working-long-days-conquer-gladiator <p>The Gladiator Fire has topped 16,000 acres, but the blaze has slowed considerably this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It&nbsp;grew by leaps and bounds in its early days.&nbsp;</p><p>A major reason has been the Red Flag weather warnings that have plagued most of the 12 days the fire has been burning.</p><p>But proper planning and frequent reevaluation has helped keep the fire at bay.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 01:14:06 +0000 Zac Ziegler 14452 at http://knau.org Despite Winds, Firecrews Holding Gladiator Back http://knau.org/post/despite-winds-firecrews-holding-gladiator-back <p>The Gladiator Fire grew only a small amount Wednesday despite weather conditions that had previously made the fire grow rapidly.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The fire&#39;s damage&nbsp;now stands at 15,600 acres.&nbsp; The fire made no significant gains on Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p>Containment levels have also stayed the same at 26%.</p><p>Large flames continue to burn on the interior of the fire, but fire lines and hot shot crews are containing the spread of the fire.</p><p>High winds and low humidity continue to keep a red flag warning in effect in the area.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:28:02 +0000 Zac Ziegler 14421 at http://knau.org Despite Winds, Firecrews Holding Gladiator Back Gladiator Fire Slowing Down http://knau.org/post/gladiator-fire-slowing-down <p>The growth of the Gladiator Fire seems to have stalled despite high winds and dry conditions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The fire did not add any acreage overnight.&nbsp; It stands at 15,600 acres.</p><p>The fire is 26% contained, and fire crews seem to have a good hold on the fire in crucial areas, such as the borders creeping towards Crown King and Towers Mountain.</p><p>Gerry Perry with the Gladiator Fire Incident Management Team describes how the line is holding near Tower Mountain.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 01:02:32 +0000 Zac Ziegler 14388 at http://knau.org Gladiator Fire Slowing Down Firecrews Making Progress on Gladiator Fire http://knau.org/post/firecrews-making-progress-gladiator-fire <p>Red Flag warnings are causing the Gladiator Fire to spread quicker than it has in recent days.&nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp;damage increased&nbsp;over 600 acres since Monday.&nbsp; It now stands at just over 15,600 acres.</p><p>Control numbers continue to rise, with the fire now 26% contained.</p><p>Some of the resources used on the fire are being diverted to new wildfires in Arizona.</p><p>Gerry Perry with the Gladiator Fire Incident Management Team:</p><p>&ldquo;We did lose four air tankers that left for other fires.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 16:16:15 +0000 Zac Ziegler 14350 at http://knau.org Firecrews Making Progress on Gladiator Fire Gladiator Fire Update: May 22, PM http://knau.org/post/gladiator-fire-update-may-22-pm <p>Fire crews continue to fight the Gladiator Fire in Prescott National Forest.&nbsp;</p><p>The fire has now burned more than 15,000 acres.</p><p>Fire crews have been working on holding back the southern and eastern fronts of the fire in order to protect the small communities in the area.</p><p>Southwesterly winds are now gusting up to 25 miles per hour, testing the lines that crews have built.</p><p>Despite the large size of the fire, there has not been much damage to man-made structures in the area.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 01:00:08 +0000 Zac Ziegler 14317 at http://knau.org Gladiator Fire Update: May 22, PM Gladiator Fire Update: May 22, am. http://knau.org/post/gladiator-fire-update-may-22-am <p>The Gladiator Fire continues to grow in Prescott National Forest, but fire crews&nbsp;continue to make&nbsp;progress.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp;fire&#39;s damage&nbsp;now stands at nearly 15,000 acres.&nbsp;</p><p>On Monday it grew by less than 5%,&nbsp; roughly 800 acres.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It had only grown about 1,200 acres&nbsp;over the weekend.</p><p>The low winds have allowed smoke to settle into the towns in the area of the fire.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 15:54:38 +0000 Zac Ziegler 14278 at http://knau.org