Today: Apr 06 , 2020

Bill's Newscast: National Night Out

It's National Night Out!


Ongoing Road Construction                     

Watch for delays on Prescott streets due to ongoing road construction.  On Walker Road off Highway 69, crews are installing new curb and gutter and sidewalk ramps from East Liese Drive to Karicio Lane.  In advance of paving, crews are working on the road subgrade in that area.  Meanwhile, on Smoke Tree Lane, crews are installing new water line from Willow Creek Road to near Birchwood Cove.  Sunrise Boulevard in the Yavapai Hills subdivision off Highway 69 is open to traffic.  Crews have finished road paving at the Sunrise drainage crossing and only minor construction activities remain.  On the nearby Hummingbird Way, crews are doing excavation work at the drainage crossing. Hummingbird is closed to through traffic near Hornet Drive with a detour in place.  One lane of traffic is open at all times on all these projects.   Construction hours are 7 am to 6 pm today through Friday.  

Board of Supervisors Meets to consider the County Fair support

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 tomorrow morning to consider assistance in producing the County Fair.  The Fair Foundation is requesting help from the County, the City of Prescott and the Prescott Frontier Days organization in production of this year’s event. The Foundation would plan and coordinate Fair events with City participation while the Frontier Days organization would lease space and equipment at the Fairgrounds.  The County would provide financial resources for this event.  With County Board of Supervisors’ approval, the agreement would automatically be renewed for 1 year every January 1st.  The Board will also consider paying 6 thousand dollars in funding for temporary fencing at the Fairgrounds.  The Fair runs from September 8th to the 11th.   The Board of Supervisors meeting will be held in the County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.  

Meet your teacher

Parents and students in the Prescott Unified School District can meet with teachers before Thursday’s start of school.  Abia Judd Elementary School is hosting a Kindergarten Night for parents only at 5:30 tonight.  At 4:40 tomorrow, there will be a Meet the Teacher and Ice Cream Social event.  Lincoln Elementary’s Meet the Teacher event is at 4 tomorrow afternoon and Taylor Hicks Elementary’s is at 6 tonight.  Mile High Middle School will host its Meet Mile High event at 2 tomorrow.   Granite Mountain School will hold a 6th Grade Orientation at 5 tonight with schedule pick-up to start at 4.   Make-up schedule pick-up is at 3 tomorrow afternoon.  The Prescott Unified School District Board will be getting ready for the upcoming year by selecting a Student Representative at 5:30 tonight.  The High School students interested in serving as Board Representative during the school year are interviewed and a selection is made.  The meeting will be held in the District Office Boardroom on South Granite Street.  

Going Away Party for Crime tonight

A going away party for crime will be held tonight.  The 33rd annual National Night Out event is designed to increase awareness of crime and drug prevention and to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police and community partnerships.  The Frontier Village Shopping Center off Highway 69 in Prescott will host a free event with food, live music by the Cheek Tones and bounce houses at 5 tonight in the Target parking lot.  Over in Chino Valley, National Night Out also starts at 5 in Memory Park at Palomino Road and Road 1 West.  During a recent live appearance on KQNA’s Talk of the Town, Civilian Officer Marrilee Easton said DJ Boom Bandit, who was at last year’s event, will be returning. Easton says there will be another special musical act. In Prescott Valley, officers, Town Department personnel and staff will be out and about, stopping by block parties and celebrations in observance of National Night Out.  Community members can show their support by turning on their porch lights.

 3 vehicle fires on Sunday 

Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority personnel were busy with 3 vehicle fires on Sunday.  The first incident occurred at 12:45 that afternoon in the Dewey-Humboldt area. Central Arizona Fire Marshal Rick Chase says the second incident happened at around 3:30. 

The third fire started in a cargo van on Constance Drive in Prescott Valley.  The owner was able to put some of the fire out using an extinguisher and Central Arizona crews put out the rest of the fire.  The van suffered damage throughout but there were no injuries.  
Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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