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07 October 2016  

Building Permits, Road Construction, Suns and Fall Break.

Building permits in Prescott Valley

The number of building permits issued in Prescott Valley is down slightly.  Last month the Town of Prescott Valley issued 231 building permits with a total value of more than $10 million.  This include 16 homes in the Granville subdivision, 5 each in Quailwood and Stoneridge, 3 each in Pronghorn Ranch and Viewpoint and 2 each in Central Prescott Valley and Mingus West.  This number is down from the 264 permits issued in August.  These permits were for 43 new homes with a value of just over 14 million dollars.  

Pioneer Parkway maintenance through December 1

Watch for delays on Pioneer Parkway in Prescott starting Monday. Asphalt Paving and Supply crews will be performing work on the Pioneer Parkway turn lane onto Commerce Drive.  Yavapai County Public Works Department officials say this construction project is scheduled to run through December 1st.  Meanwhile, Public Works crews are performing road work on Iron Springs Road from Skull Valley to Kirkland Junction.  Work includes a new chip seal pavement layer and asphalt overlay with shoulder work and new guardrail construction. One lane of traffic is open at all times.   This nearly 8-mile project is ongoing through November 17th.  

NAZ Suns hold tryouts

The Northern Arizona Suns will be taking a look at potential additions to the team.  Following a tryout session that took place in Scottsdale September 18th, a second tryout will be held from 9 to 4 at the Prescott Valley Event Center tomorrow.  Participants will have the opportunity to be evaluated by members of the Phoenix Suns and Northern Arizona Suns Basketball Operations staff.  During a recent call-in to KQNA’s Let’s Talk Sports, Northern Arizona Suns Head Coach Tyrone Ellis explained who might make up the team. 

Ellis says while he doesn’t expect his players to be NBA ready. The Development League Draft is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th.  Player physicals and the Northern Arizona Suns’ first practice could take place the following day.  The team hosts the Iowa Energy at the Prescott Valley Event Center November 12th.  

Fall break and a new roof

While students will be off for Fall Break, crews will be working on the roof at Prescott High School.  Prescott Unified School Board members had approved a more than $1 million contract with Roofing Southwest of Phoenix for the roof replacement project.   Superintendent Joe Howard says construction is getting started a little later than expected. 

Howard explains there needs to be some work done around the line as the construction schedule is adjusted. Howard says he’s hopeful work will be done before winter sets in. Howard adds work will mainly be taking place at night so as not to disrupt students and staff members. The cost of the roof repair is being covered by the State Facilities Board.  A $4.5 million heating and air conditioning project is also taking place.  About half that cost is being covered with School Improvement Bonds.   

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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