The Arizona Sundogs are hoping to get a couple of wins on the road. The Sundogs will be in South Dakota to take on the Rapid City Rush at 6:05 tonight and tomorrow night. The Rush is coming off a pair of successful opening weekend wins over Missouri. Arizona forward Steve Potvin says after dropping 3 straight at home, this road trip may be what the Sundogs need to get some momentum going:
Those who aren’t planning on traveling to South Dakota can hear both games live on the official home for Arizona Sundogs hockey, Cattle Country 94.3 FM KDDL. With the Sundogs out of town, open skate will be held at Tim’s Toyota Center from 2:15 to 4:15 and 4:30 to 6:30 Sunday and 5 to 7 Monday and Wednesday nights. Open hockey runs from 7:15 to 9:15 Wednesday night.
The Town of Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Commission will host an open house. This open house is scheduled for 9 to 11 tomorrow morning at the Town Civic Center first floor meeting room. The purpose of this meeting is to encourage participation by the public to share ideas related to current and future developments of parks and recreational services made available by the Town.
At the Prescott Gateway Mall tomorrow, a 40th anniversary celebration will include a classic car show and a live band from 10 to 2, live band 8 Tracks, a balloonist, face painting and bull riding to support Buck Up for Wounded Warriors from 3 to 6 and a live band and bull riding from 6 to 9 in the Mall’s Outdoor Village.
Swine flu shot walk-in clinics will be held this weekend. According to Yavapai County Community Health Services, these clinics are only for pregnant women, household contacts or caregivers of children less than 6 months old, children ages 6 months to 24 years old, healthcare workers and emergency personnel. The clinics run from 9 to 1 tomorrow at the Prescott Health Department on Commerce Drive and the Board of Supervisors room at the County Complex on South Sixth Street in Cottonwood. Officials note clinics are scheduled based on vaccine availability. Interested residents can check yavapaihealth.com to confirm clinic dates. General population clinics are scheduled to begin in December.
United Blood Services will host a blood drive from noon to 4 tomorrow at the Stoneridge Community Center on Stoneridge Drive in Prescott Valley. Those who give blood through November 15th will be entered to win one of 3 pairs of exclusive Phoenix Coyotes suite tickets. All winners will receive a “Doaner Club” T-shirt autographed by Coyotes Captain Shane Doan. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-877-448-GIVE or visit unitedbloodservicesAZ.org.
The Yavapai County Arizona Centennial Committee meets at 10 Monday morning. Committee Director Karen Churchard is scheduled to give a presentation before the Committee considers creation of a recognized and sanctioned centennial activities classification for projects and events and a Publicity Committee. Up for discussion and review are status reports, committee projects and ideas, recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding vacant Committee positions and website content, activity and comments. The meeting will be held at the County Board of Supervisors hearing room, located on Fair Street in Prescott.
An auto VIN etching event will be held tomorrow. The Prescott and Prescott Valley Police Departments, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Auto Theft Authority will host this event to help prevent auto theft from 9 am to noon at the Checker Auto Store, located on Grove Avenue in Prescott. Officials note VIN etching is a process of permanently etching the vehicle identification number on each window of the vehicle. That number serves as a permanent fingerprint of the vehicle and the etching takes between 5 to 7 minutes per vehicle. The vehicle owner will need to show proof of registration and will be required to complete a consent form. Participants will also receive a free steering wheel lock while supplies last.
Paving of Glassford Hill Road is scheduled to start tomorrow. The Arizona Department of Transportation is working on a joint project with the Town of Prescott Valley to make improvements to the roadway. The project will include removing existing asphalt and replacing it with new pavement on Glassford between Long Look Drive and Highway 89A. Intermittent closures of streets that intersect with Glassford will be necessary to complete paving operations in these areas.
Detours will be clearly marked leading traffic around the temporary closures. Funding for this project is provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as part of the Federal Economic Stimulus program. The project is scheduled to be complete in late November.
A Cops and Bobbers event will take place tomorrow. The Prescott Valley and Chino Valley Police Departments are partnering with the Arizona Game and Fish Department for this event, which is a chance for youth in the community to come and fish with members of law enforcement. A limited supply of fishing poles and t-shirts will be provided to kids ages 3 to 15. A Native Air helicopter, SWAT and evidence vans and police cars will be available for people to view. Prescott Valley Police spokesman Gene McFarland says similar events have been conducted in the past:
The event runs from 8 to noon at Fain Park on North 5th Street in Prescott Valley.
The Prescott Valley Town Council has approved general salary reductions. A resolution passed by Council last night amends several personnel policies to clarify reductions or similar compensation adjustments are permitted during the fiscal year. It also authorizes Town Manager Larry Tarkowski to implement one or more of the reductions or adjustments by November 1st. Tarkowski explains a 5 percent cut in employee salaries includes Council and positions of Manager, Attorney, Clerk and Magistrate:
Tarkowski recommended the salary decrease after it was learned revenue collections for the first two months of fiscal year 2010 were down 15 percent. Mayor Harvey Skoog explains the town was proactive with a hiring freeze that was put into place a year ago:
Tarkowski indicates the anticipated budget shortfall in 2010, if revenues continue at present levels, could be as much as $820,000.