Wildfire Safety Tips for Homeowners

Wildfire Safety Tips for Homeowners

As we head into a dry summer, it is key to protect your home from wildfire. Below are some tips to help you keep your property safe.

-Cut away any vegetation within 5- 30 feet of your home, being sure to remove dead debris around any structure. Yavapai County is having a FREE slash drop-off program that expires on June 1st. For more information on this, visit www.yavapai.us/district5/firewise

-Sign up for Yavapai County Sheriff’s Emergency Notification System at www.ycsoaz.gov/community/emergency-preparedness/ens/

-Is your property on a slope? Be sure to use the right vegetation type for your landscaping. This helps create survivable space. See page 5 at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5339207.pdf

-Obey all fire ban restrictions, and be sure to have burn permits before you start any burn.

-Keep up with yard word, especially in this hot weather. Be sure to keep your vegetation watered and healthy, and take the time to prune any dead vegetation. Just a few minutes in the morning will help keep your yard safer, and looking beautiful.

3 Trails for a Quick, After Work Hike

With spring on its way out, and summer right around the corner, it is the perfect time of year for hiking in Prescott. Take advantage of the days getting longer and the beautiful weather with a short hike after work. Below are some of the best short trails around town:

Peavine National Recreation Trail is an easily accessed trail that leads you around Watson Lake. The trail is flat, well-traveled and dog friendly. This is particularly great for people who want a quick hike that you can access from many points. For more information, visit https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g31323-d2277475-Reviews-Prescott_Peavine_National_Recreation_Trail-Prescott_Arizona.html

Lynx Lake Loop is one of Prescott’s lakeside trails, with beautiful vegetation and wildlife. Part of this trail is paved, while the other is a well-traveled dirt path. Lynx Lake Loop is a great trail for kids, is especially exciting for bird lovers, and you can grab a bite to eat at the Lynx Lake Cafe afterwards! For more information, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/prescott/recreation/recarea?recid=67591

Thumb Butte Trail #33 is a short, but rigorous hike that leads to unbelievable views of Prescott. The trail is paved most of the way, and is steep for a quick workout. There are plenty of benches to stop and admire the views (and to catch your breath). For more information, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/prescott/recarea/?recid=67469

YMCA Home & Garden Show and Other Events This Weekend in Prescott

YMCA Home & Garden Show and Other Events This Weekend in Prescott

Highlighted Event

Enjoy the beginning of summer with a spruced up yard! Stop by the Home and Garden Show this weekend to shop, learn, and support local gardeners.

Events

YCCA Home and Garden Show

Fri. 05/18 – Sun. 05/20, times vary

Prescott Valley Event Center

Find everything you need for your home and garden.

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Events

15th Annual Miniature Masterpiece Show & Sale

Thu. 05/17 – Sun. 05/20, times vary

Phippen Museum

More than 60 successful and established westernartists will present small works of art for sale by draw at fixed prices to benefit the Phippen Museum.

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Big River

Thu. 05/17 – Sun. 05/20, times vary

Prescott Center for the Arts

A musical based on Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, that sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Fin help his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. $16-$23

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Dave Stamey Concert

Fri. 05/18, 7pm

Prescott Elks Theatre

There is no end for ballads and tales of the West if you are Dave Stamey, and in the midst of his career, the Western Music Association has honored this exceptional singer/songwriter/entertainer by inducting him into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

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Third Friday Chamber Music Series

Fri. 05/18, 3:30pm

Prescott Public Library

The Third Friday Chamber Music Series welcomes the Sand Fleas ukulele group followed by the Womansong chorale group with director Dr. Will Fisher.

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Royal Tea Party

Sat. 05/19, 1pm

Prescott Public Library

Dress up and enjoy a royal grown-up tea party! The Prescott Tea Ladies will discuss royal wedding traditions from Queen Victoria to Prince Harry while we enjoy tea and tasty treats.

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Walk for the Animals

Sat. 05/19, 9am

Mile High Middle School Field

Enjoy a walk with your fur babies, and help the Humane Society raise much needed funds.

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Master Chef Prescott- Passport to Paris

Sat. 05/19, 5:30pm

Prescott Meals on Wheels

This unique multi course dinner event supports two amazing non-profit organizations in your community, Prescott Meals On Wheels and U.S.VETS Prescott. Each event menu is created by Chef Harley Ray Guy, and this year features a four course French influenced Surf & Turf meal along with suggested wine and beer pairings. $75

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Prescott Valley Music Festival

Sat. 05/19 & Sun. 05/20, 12pm-10pm

Prescott Valley Civic Center

This multi-genre concert will feature 15 bands/artists each day from across the U.S. There will be over 25 vendor and food booths. $13-$35

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Play it Forward Music Fest

Sun. 05/20, 4pm-8pm

The Holiday Courtyard

Music, food, arts and community will be on display outdoors on the Holiday Courtyard. Youth musicians will perform alongside established artists Walt Richardson, Blaine Long, Marcus Weeden, and Drew Hall. $18-$20

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Shakesbeer Prescott Presents Much Abrew About Nothing

Sun. 05/20, 6pm

Lonesome Valley Brewing

To commemorate the longstanding tradition of drinking on, off, and all around the stage, The Wit’s Shakesbeer & Lonesome Valley Brewing present a frothy, hopped-up comedy with notes of romance and intrigue.

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