Presidents Day Info & Closures Featured

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  • The City of Prescott offices and Library will be closed
  • Trash schedule will be maintained
  • Yavapai County Offices Closed for Washington’s Birthday
  • The Prescott National Forest will offer a Fee-Free day
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Here’s all the news you need to know about the coming Presidents Day Holiday

PRESCOTT, AZ (February 11, 2022) – In observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 21, City offices and Prescott Public Library will be closed, and some services will be affected.  Solid waste services including trash collection and the transfer station will be operating.  Here are some details:


Schedule for City of Prescott Offices

The City of Prescott offices will be closed on Monday, February 21.  City offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 22, at 8 a.m.


Schedule for Prescott Public Library

Prescott Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 21, reopening Tuesday, February 22 at 9 a.m.  

Remember, your virtual library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week offering eBooks, newspapers, magazines, movies, courses, reference material, and much more! Visit www.prescottlibrary.info  and click on “Online Resources” or call 928-777-1526 for more information. 


Schedule for Solid Waste Division

The Solid Waste Division WILL BE collecting residential and commercial trash and recyclables on Monday, February 21, 2022.  Please have your containers curbside on your regular scheduled pick-up day by 6 a.m.  Commercial routes will also be serviced on their regular schedule.

The City of Prescott Transfer Station WILL BE open on Monday, February 21, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please remember to cover and contain all loads when transporting them to the Transfer Station located at 2800 Sundog Ranch Road. 

For more information, please visit www.prescott-az.gov or call the Solid Waste Division at 928-777-1116.


Yavapai County Offices Closed for Washington's Birthday


Yavapai County offices will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2021, for Washington's Birthday or more commonly known as Presidents Day.  Offices will open once again the following Tuesday with regular business hours.  

  On the third Monday in February, we honor our first President, George Washington, whose birthday is February 22.   We also traditionally honor President Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is February 12.  George Washington’s Birthday was the first Federal holiday to honor an individual's birth date. In 1885, Congress designated February 22 as a holiday for all Federal workers. Nearly a century later, in 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Law changed the date to the third Monday in February. The position of the holiday between the birthdays of Washington and Abraham Lincoln gave rise to the popular name of Presidents Day

The Prescott National Forest will waive fees at day-use recreation sites on Monday, February 21, 2022, to celebrate Presidents Day. 

Presidents Day honors our nation’s presidents, with emphasis on President Washington and President Lincoln. On observed holidays such as Presidents Day, all Prescott National Forest offices will be closed, resuming virtual business hours on Tuesday, February 22. 


The Forest Service participates in fee-free days with other federal agencies to encourage Americans to visit their public lands.  As part of this nationwide event fees will be waived at the following sites: 


  • Lynx Lake Recreation Area:  North Shore, South Shore and Lynx Creek Ruin
  • Granite Basin Recreation Area:  Cayuse, Wekuvde, Boat Launch, Playa, and Metate
  • Thumb Butte Recreation Area
  • Alto Pit OHV Recreation Area:  Day Use Site
  • Hayfield Draw OHV Recreation Area 
  • Groom Creek Nature Trail

The remaining fee waiver dates for 2022 are National Get Outdoors Day on June 11, National Public Lands Day on September 24, and Veterans Day on November 11.

Stay up to date on Prescott National Forest news by checking the Prescott NF website and following us on Facebook and Twitter.  


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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

Besides prowling around for community news - especially good news! - Lynne and her husband Lewis enjoy their eight children and six grandchildren (although more are always welcome!). Lynne is connected non-stop to her camera and loves creating unique gifts with her Cricut!

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