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Friday's Roundup With Bill Monroe: Novemberfest & More

14 November 2008  
Time to reconsider an expiring IGA of the Prescott and Yavapai enterprise zone, take part in Novemberfest and catch an elk poacher.

monroe2.jpgThe Yavapai County Board Of Supervisors will consider renewal of an intergovernmental agreement

This agreement is for the proposed renewal of the Prescott and Yavapai enterprise zone. The zone was formed in 2003 and became effective on January 1, 2004. It expires on December 31, 2008, so a five year renewal is being requested. The Prescott City Council will discuss the agreement during its study session next Tuesday. Also during the nine am meeting, the board will consider project management services at the Prescott Lakes Parkway site. The meeting starts at nine Monday morning at the Verde Valley Complex in Cottonwood.

The first annual Glassford Hill Middle School Novemberfest starts tomorrow morning at eight

The boys A-team basketball tournament will feature teams from around the state at the Glassford Hill campus. While the tournament is taking place, the arts and crafts boutique will get underway in the school’s commons at nine. Over twenty vendors have signed up for this first annual festival. At ten, the Glassford Hill Band will perform in the auditorium, followed by a choir concert at eleven. The HUSD Salsa Challenge makes its debut at eleven, with all schools and departments invited to submit their best salsas. There will be a public tasting and voting from eleven thirty to one. From ten to four tomorrow at the Prescott Olsen’s Grain on Elrod Road, pets can get their picture taken with Santa. Proceeds from photo sales all benefit the Yavapai Humane Society.

Alleged insurance fraud suspects have been arrested

Thanks to a tip from Yavapai silent witness and an extensive follow-up by a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Detective, Chino Valley residents thirty-nine year-old Tracey Tatum, twenty-one year-old Lacey Tatum and Mayer resident thirty-nine year-old Terrell Loomis are in custody. Lacey and her boyfriend reported a stolen vehicle on october fifth. However, Loomis admitted to assisting Tracey in driving the vehicle to a remote location where he removed the rims, poured gas on the vehicle and set it on fire. Loomis and Tracey were arrested on felony counts of insurance fraud. Lacey was also arrested for delayed knowledge and participation in the scheme, and for one count of insurance fraud. No money was paid out by the involved insurance company.

A reward for information on an elk poaching has been increased

The Arizona Elk Society has partnered with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to increase the reward to $8000. The two elk were poached north of Ash Fork on September 24, 2008. After killing the elk, the poachers removed the antlers from the animals and left both elk to rot in the field. Scott Poppenberger, Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife Manager calls this the most senseless act he’s investigated in the past fifteen years. Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact Operation Game Thief at 1-800-352-0700.


Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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