Those who are looking for love might end up with broken wallets as well as broken hearts. The local Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers to be alert to advertising claims and sales pitches when signing up for an online dating or matchmaking service. According to Bureau Operations Director Carrie Bowen, despite current economic challenges, many singles will continue looking for love online and are willing to pay for the service. So it is very important they know how to get the most out of their service and at the same time, protect their wallet. Consumers should avoid such claims as an exclusive network of people, for sincere daters only and beautiful singles like you. Don’t give in to high pressure sales tactics and know how to break up. Consumers should not assume they will stop being billed once their contract runs out. Many online dating sites automatically renew memberships and steps should be taken, such as calling the company, to keep from being billed again.
Daniel Moffatt has been indicted by a Grand Jury on numerous charges. Last month, Moffatt was arrested and booked for allegedly stalking Prescott Valley Police personnel both at work and at a personal residence. As a result of Grand Jury proceedings, Moffatt has been indicted on 3 counts of stalking, 1 count each of possession of a dangerous drug and paraphernalia and 2 counts of endangerment. The thirty seven year old Moffatt was found to have followed Prescott Valley Police officers around, even periodically showing up on official calls they were handling. The Department had been investigating numerous incidents that occurred between August 2006 and last month. He allegedly made comments alluding to purchase of a weapon and having intentions to take out individuals and making them disappear.
Prescott Police have stepped up commercial vehicle enforcement. According to Lieutenant Andy Reinhardt, it is estimated that over 75 percent of commercial vehicles driving on the roadways have some type of equipment or driver violations. Many of these violations are so serious that Officer Dan Smith will place the vehicle out of service until the violation is fixed. Smith just completed his federally mandated training to perform commercial vehicle inspections, and he now inspects vehicles as part of his daily traffic enforcement activities. He has joined Officer Gary Grahlman, who has been certified for over two years. During a recent two day period, Officer Smith inspected 7 commercial vehicles that had a combined 78 violations and resulted in 3 being placed out of service due to safety violations.
A traffic shift has occurred as part of the highways 89 and 69 traffic interchange project. The traffic shift will allow crews to conduct excavation work associated with repairs to the roadbed. This is a permanent shift, with Sheldon Street traffic moving to the final slip lane configuration following the completion of the new bridge and paving work. Drivers are advised to look for well marked signs to Sheldon earlier in their approach to the intersection. Permanent closures include no right turn from westbound Gurley Street to Sheldon and no left turn from eastbound Gurley or Aven Avenue to Sheldon.
The Prescott Valley Town Council has a new member. Last night, Council held interviews with the three finalists vying to fill the unexpired council term of the late Bob Edwards. Following the interviews, current Town Chamber of Commerce Board Treasurer Rick Anderson was selected to the position. Anderson explains what he feels he can bring to Council:
The other 2 finalists were Municipal Property Corporation member Constance Pinney and 12 year resident Noel Urban.
The Mountain Institute Governing Board has its first President and Vice President. The Board met for the first time last night to approve Rules of Order, Open and Limited Call to the Public, meeting locations, dates and times and Board officers. Former Bagdad School Board member Kathy Circy was named President, and she explains she is pleased to be serving in that position:
Chino Valley School District Representative Roger Harlow was elected Vice-President.Hear Bill Monroe on Northern Arizona's Source for News, Talk and Sports, KQNA 1130 AM .