Today: Jun 18 , 2019

Bill's Newscast: Wildfire Academy!

The AZ Wildfire Academy is taking place this week. 

Wildfire Academy

Firefighters from across the United States, Australia and Canada will be in Prescott to receive wildfire training. Spokesman Tony Sciacca explains the Arizona Wildfire Academy started Friday. Sciacca describes the purpose of the academy. About 50 students are enrolled in the Basic Firefighter Training course.  Various field exercises will be held throughout next week to reinforce what will be taught in the classroom.  The Academy runs through next Friday at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.  

Best of AZ locations

Two cities in Yavapai County have made the Top 10 list of best Arizona retirement locations.  The New York based financial technology company Smart Asset has released its 2nd annual study on the best places to retire.  Arizona cities were ranked by their tax friendliness, recreational and social opportunities for seniors and the availability of medical care.  Prescott is ranked at Number 5, down from Number 4 last year.  Per 1 thousand people, the City has 5.7 doctor’s offices, 0.8 recreation centers and 0.4 retirement centers.  The senior population is 33 percent.  Sedona, which has a 32 percent senior population, is ranked 8th on the list.  

Lockers in Cottonwood

A Cottonwood man has been arrested after he allegedly stole items from numerous storage lockers in that area.  Cottonwood Police located 46 year old suspect Glen Garver at a South 8th Street home Monday. Cottonwood Police Sergeant Tod Moore says a home in the Bridgeport area with ties to Garver also had stolen items in it. Garver is facing charges of burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools.  Additional charges are pending as the investigation continues. Moore says Police are looking into other possible thefts. Anyone who finds their storage lockers have been broken into is asked to call Cottonwood Police at (928) 634-4246.   

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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