Today: Feb 17 , 2019

Bill's Newscast: Funding for Schools

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Arizona Town Hall brings recommendations and suggestions for education funding

Share your thoughts and ideas on how pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade education should be funded.  The Arizona Town Hall is sponsoring a community outreach program on education funding at noon tomorrow.  Participants will review results and recommendations from the 110th Town Hall on this subject that was held last November.  Scheduled program presenters include Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Chancellor Frank Ayers, Prescott Valley Town Councilman Marty Grossman, Prescott City Councilwoman Billie Orr and Prescott Unified School District Superintendent Joe Howard.  The community outreach program will be held at Embry-Riddle’s Student Union Hangar, located on Willow Creek Road.  

Mingus Union School District asks for investigation

The Mingus Union School District is requesting law enforcement assistance in investigation of an incident.  The incident occurred on one of the District’s buses.  Superintendent Penny Hargrove states in a news release issued yesterday morning that while law enforcement is permitted to do its job, Mingus educators and employees have been asked to neither comment nor speculate, recognizing and protecting the privacy of all involved.  Hargrove adds the high school has retained legal counsel to ensure students and staff members involved in the matter are appropriately protected and district policy followed.  Mingus Union High School is located on Fir Street in Cottonwood.  

Search & Rescue

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has helped in the rescues of 2 hikers in Sedona.  At 5:45 Thursday night, the Sheriff’s Office had received a report of an overdue hiker at West Fork Trail.  Deputies responded with personnel from the Search and Rescue unit.  The Arizona Department of Public Safety also responded.   At 7 that night, the hiker was seen on the trail returning to her vehicle.  She had become temporarily lost due to inclement weather and she didn’t need medical attention.  At 9:30 Thursday night, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue located an injured hiker also on West Fork Trail.   They helped Sedona Fire personnel in transporting the person 3 miles back to the trailhead.  The hiker was later taken to Verde Valley Medical Center in Sedona for treatment of an ankle injury.  

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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