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25 February 2016  

The World’s Oldest Rodeo will be here before you know it. 

Prescott Valley Town Council looks at rezoning

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets tonight to consider the rezoning of vacant properties.  According to Prescott Valley Community Development Director Richard Parker, earlier this month the Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on the rezoning of properties on Spouse and Loos Drives, between Robert Road and Parent Drive.  This change from commercial to residential usage is to provide additional flexibility to current and future occupants wanting to develop their properties.  The new zoning classification would allow multi-family residential and office type development.   Council will consider the rezoning as part of its voting session at 5:30 tonight in the Library Auditorium, located on Civic Circle.   

Governor’s Task Force has representatives from Yavapai County

Governor Doug Ducey’s newest task force will have representation from Yavapai County.  The Governor has announced members of the Arizona Substance Abuse Task Force, a coalition of experts and citizens.  Among those members is Vince Moser, Executive Director of Mingus Mountain Academy in Prescott Valley.  The Academy was founded more than 30 years ago to help young girls with special emotional needs.  Moser has been with the Academy since 2011 and prior to that, he worked at other residential treatment facilities.  The Substance Abuse Task Force will provide recommendations on a variety of substance abuse related issues, including access to treatment and evidence based and medically assisted best practices.  The first meeting is scheduled for March 23rd in Phoenix.  

A great time for spring cleaning

Yavapai County residents can get rid of some unwanted items this weekend.  The County Public Works Department is hosting a Community Cleanup in Black Canyon City.  This Cleanup is open to all residents at no charge.  Items that will be accepted include household appliances, bagged trash, automotive batteries, unmounted tires, furniture and yard trimmings.  Items that won’t be accepted include loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries and dead animals.  This program is for residents only and no commercial loads will be accepted.  The Cleanup will be held at the Black Canyon Transfer Station on Landfill Road from 8 am to 4 pm tomorrow and Saturday.  

Arizona Town Hall wants input from you!

Arizona Town Hall representatives are seeking input from Yavapai County residents.  Last November, the 107th  Arizona Town Hall focused on solving Arizona’s water needs.  Now community town halls are being held throughout the state where individuals who participated in the Town Hall discussions share their thoughts on recommendations that have been made. Community Town Hall attendees can share their comments on the priorities regarding this topic.  The Prescott Town Hall is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th at 10 am at Las Fuentes Resort Village on Scott Drive.  Terri Farneti from the League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County will host this event, which is free to area residents.  

Make your rodeo plans now

Make plans now to attend this summer’s World’s Oldest Rodeo.  Prescott Frontier Days Manager JC Trujillo explains the World’s Oldest Rodeo runs from June 28th through July 4th: The Frontier Days Parade will be held in downtown Prescott on Saturday, July 2nd at 9 am, and Trujillo says a special Grand Marshal has been selected. For ticket information, call 445-4320 or go online to  

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