The Arizona Sundogs have added a former Central Hockey League goalie to its lineup. 28 year old J.F. Perras returns to the CHL after playing the previous two seasons with the Edinburgh Capitals and Coventry Blaze of the Elite Ice Hockey League, the sport’s top league in the United Kingdom. Perras appeared in the CHL during his rookie season with the now defunct Lubbock Cotton Kings. The Ontario native was twice named Oakley CHL goaltender of the week in December 2006 and February 2007 and earned Goaltender of the Month honors that December after posting 2 shutouts in nine appearances. Perras was also named to the 2007 Southern Conference All-Star team.
A Prescott man has been arrested on alleged drug charges. On Tuesday evening, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit, along with members of the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant at a home in the 45 hundred block of Ramada Drive in Yavapai Hills. 46 year old James Price attempted to leave the area but was subsequently arrested. Deputies searched him and his vehicle and located 21 hundred dollars worth of meth, a set of scales, pay and owe sheets and other drug paraphernalia. Price’s 28 year old girlfriend, Katie Shaffery was also arrested on possession charges. Price admitted to deputies he had bought and sold over 60 thousand dollars worth of meth in the Prescott area in the last 6 months.
The Cross Fire continues to move as expected. The lightning caused fire is being managed in an area 18 miles southeast of Williams and has grown to more than 44 hundred acres. Officials expect moderate fire activity until considerable changes in the weather occur. Work continues to secure the northern boundary of the management area. Smoke is temporarily impacting Williams, Parks, Bellemont and areas of the Verde Valley when personnel initiate fire along roadways to strengthen containment lines and maintain fire spread. As for Wednesday’s Sunset Point fire along interstate 17, it has been contained at just under two hundred acres.
The Prescott Valley Police Department building has a new addition. Last night the department hosted a special ribbon cutting ceremony for a new police statue, located at the southeast corner of the building.
The bronze statue depicts a police officer and a boy holding a kite with the Prescott Valley Police emblem on it. Police Chief Jim Maxson says he is pleased with how the statue turned out:
Town officials note the base of statue was paid for by Art at the Center funds with the statue itself funded through an expansion project. The statue unveiling marks the official completion of that 5 year project.
Challenging times bring new opportunities at Yavapai College. College President Jim Horton indicates while enrollment was up 12 percent during the spring semester, the college received 1.2 million dollars less from the state this budget year. Horton stressed yesterday that Yavapai has taken proactive measures to ensure delivery of quality instruction, efficiency in conducting business processes and implemented cost control procedures. Horton indicates one of these measures is a portal called my yc that can be accessed through the college website:
College officials have announced with an increase in financial aid requests, the deadline for deferred payment for the Fall 2009 semester has been extended to Monday, July 27th.
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