Prescott is known to some as "Everybody's Home Town."
To others, it's just "P-town."
If you lived around these parts, you might have been heading for the hills this week.
Or, "from" the hills if they looked like this.But, not to worry. It's just the annual ritual called "slash burning". The Forest Service burns off some of the dead trees to keep them from burning in an "uncontrolled burn" later in the year. One of those fires, apparently started by homeless transients, nearly burned the town out a few years ago.
So every year, the Forest Service tries to protect folks from themselves and we see letters to the editor in the paper about all the terrible smoke.