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22 February 2019  

It's snowing. But, it should start tapering off today. 

Snow Day - Friday, February 22 : Current Information.

Good morning! If it's a school, it's almost certainly closed. But, in this storm, there are also other offices that are closed. See the list below. Check back frequently to this page for the most up-to-date information. If nothing is indicated, we do not have a report yet. 

If you have further information, please call 928.458.5119 to report it, or send an email to editor@enewsaz.com

Farmer's Market: Will be closed on Saturday, February 23.


AIA Basketball Tournament: Canceled Oops! They've worked out new plans. Look for our story on this soon. But, most of the games will continue!


Yavapai County Attorney's Office: Closed


The Chamber of Commerce: Closed


Prescott Public Library: Closed.


Prescott Snow Plowing Information: http://www.prescott-az.gov/services-safety/streets-traffic/snowplowing/ 

Important message to property owners, and private snow plow operators:

The City of Prescott Department of Public Service reminds you that moving snow out of driveways and parking lots is unsafe, and illegal. 

Do not shovel snow back onto the roadway. It is dangerous and you could be held liable in the event of an accident. Arizona State Statute 12-2906 states that "obstructing a highway or other public thoroughfare is a class 3 misdemeanor."


Yavapai County FB page

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page


Airline Schedule: flight status updates will be provided on Friday morning as more information is known.

Please contact United Airlines on their website at www.united.com or call Reservations at 1-800-864-8331 to discuss potential alternate travel options. In addition, United is still offering the flexible travel waiver if you are currently scheduled on any flight IN or OUT of Prescott Regional Airport until Friday, February 22, 2019 to make alternate arrangements. Please make sure to advise you are impacted by weather in PRC when calling reservations. 

Airport staff has been working throughout last night and early this morning and will continue to work throughout the day and night plowing the runways and taxiways to mitigate operational impact. 

Please continue to be safe if you must leave and allow extra time as needed.


Due to forecasted heavy snow this evening throughout Thursday, some Prescott National Forest offices will be closed Friday, February 21.  The closures include the Forest Supervisors Office, Bradshaw Ranger District and Chino Valley Ranger District.

To check whether or not an office is open, closed, or on a delayed-opening schedule, please call the following numbers at any time:

(928) 443-8000 – for the Supervisors Office, Bradshaw RD
(928) 777-2200 – for the Chino Valley RD
(928) 567-4121 – for the Verde RD 


COTTONWOOD, Arizona (February 21, 2019)  The City of Cottonwood offices will continue to be closed Friday due to the wintery weather. Public Safety will be staffed and there will be on-call emergency utility personnel. The Recreation Center is open to assist with child care for hospital and emergency services and others. The services there will be limited due to staffing shortages. Transit, the transfer station, municipal court and airport will also be closed tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding.


Here's the National Weather Service link.


School Delay & Closure Information

Prescott Unified School District School  Snow Day details. Closed. Note from Superintendent Joe Howard: 

"Hello Prescott Unified School District Families-

"I hope this message finds you cozy and warm... or out enjoying the snow. Kids, we expect you are helping out with shoveling, and I hope this has been a fun and safe day for all of you. I can tell you that snow days are days that we will always remember. I hope that it has been a time for families to be together. I enjoyed taking a snowboard run down the street I live on and plan to take a few more.

"That said, we need another day! Tomorrow, Friday February 22, PUSD will again be closed. Even if it stops snowing right now, we will need the time to get our schools cleared of snow. The City of Prescott has declared an emergency situation due to the snow, and is having a tough time staying up with the clearing of all of the roads. 

"Our currently planned makeup day for a snow day is our spring holiday, which is April 19. That said, we will be looking at options at the state level due to our local state of emergency. We will keep you all posted.

"Be safe, have fun, don't drive if you don't need to. I hope you are all able to use this time to be together as families. Kids... your homework is to keep caught up on the shoveling!

"Sincerely,

"Joe Howard, Superintendent"

Abia Judd, Taylor Hicks, Lincoln and Granite Mountain: Closed; Mile High Middle School: Closed; Prescott High School: Closed

The following schools usually follow PUSD in Snow Day decisions (although we attempt to independently confirm their status):

Cornerstone Preschool & Daycare: 771-2754 - Closed

Franklin Phonetic Elementary School: (follows PUSD) Closed

La Tierra (follows PUSD): Closed

Mountain Oak Charter School  Unverified

Northpoint Academy: Closed

PV Charter School K-12 (follows PUSD) Closed

Sacred Heart (follows PUSD, unless a 2-Hour Delay is called on a Friday, then school is closed) Closed

Trinity Christian School (follows PUSD): Closed

Willow Creek Charter (follows PUSD) website: 2 Hour Delay "Willow Creek Charter is officially calling a snow day for Thursday, 2/21/19. Please stay safe in this severe weather that is headed our way - thank you!"

Other Prescott Schools

Primavera School "PRIMAVERA SCHOOL will be closed for a snow day on Thursday, February 21st!"

BASIS Prescott | Facebook: Closed

Yavapai Exceptional Industries Closed Thursday, Friday

Tri-City Prep: "Due to the possibility of poor/fun weather conditions we will be canceling school on February 21, 2019. Stay safe and enjoy your long weekend."


Chino Valley School District: "Due to the current conditions along with the weather forecast, schools in the Chino Valley Unified School District will be closed today, Thursday, February 21st. Information will be forthcoming in the next week or so about a makeup school day. Please be safe and stay warm."


Mingus Springs Charter School: Closed

Yavapai County High School Closed. "All YASD Schools are closed today, Thursday, February 21, 2019, due current weather conditions!  Stay safe and warm and we will see you on Monday!"

Humboldt Unified School District "The Humboldt Unified School District has called for another snow day for Friday. Based on current weather and road conditions as well as predictions for overnight activity, the Humboldt Unified School District schools and offices will be closed on Friday, February 22nd.

"Please check our Facebook page, Twitter account, and website for any updates. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through these past couple of days and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday.

"The HUSD School Expo has been cancelled due to snow accumulation and low temps predicted for Saturday. We still have our kinder and middle school tours scheduled for next week and of course anyone can call the front office of our schools to request a tour.

"Registration for the 2019-2020 (yes it says 2020) school year is open!"

Science Olympiad Team, 
Due to the weather, our Science Olympiad teams will not be attending the regional competition. We have received confirmation however, that our teams will still be allowed to compete at the state competition. 
Have a great weekend!

Acorn Montessori (follows HUSD)

Other Prescott Valley Schools:

Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center: (no notice yet)

JTED, Colleges & Universities 

Mountain Institute JTED: Closed. "MI CTED will be closed for Friday 2/22/19, due to the continued winter weather."

MI CTED’s Culinary Arts Friday's program spaghetti dinner is also delayed due to the winter weather. This dinner will be rescheduled.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Closed. "Embry-Riddle Prescott will be closed and all related campus activities, including flight operations are once again cancelled on Friday, Feb. 22 due to the winter storm." Their International Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, is also postponed.

Yavapai College Closed. "Due to severe winter weather, Yavapai College is canceling all morning and evening classes and closing all campuses and centers throughout Yavapai County for Friday, Feb. 22.

"All Yavapai College facilities (pools, libraries, fitness centers, tennis courts, etc.), or any other scheduled activity or meeting, is cancelled. Additionally, the Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center on the Prescott Campus will also be closed on Friday, Feb. 22."

Prescott College Closed.

Mayer School District  Not verified yet. "...all extracurricular activities are cancelled Friday. For the elementary school this includes athletics and the 21st Century program. For the high school this includes athletics – also for those students enrolled in Mountain Institute JTED programs for Friday the classes are cancelled.."

Flagstaff Unified School District: Closed. "Due to the inclement weather and the designation by Coconino County of a State of Emergency, all FUSD schools and administrative offices will be closed on Friday, February 22, 2019.  The only staff that need to report to work tomorrow will be those team members with duties that include snow removal. 

"The AZ & NM FIRST Tech Challenge Championship originally scheduled for this weekend has been postponed to March 22 and 23."

*** Denotes a change from an earlier posting.

Lynne LaMaster

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