The Arizona Sundogs will play the first game of their final road trip of the season at 6:05 tonight. The 7th place Sundogs extended their season high home win streak to 3 games with a pair of wins over Amarillo Wednesday and Friday. They dropped the final game of the season series 7 to 5 on Saturday. Arizona is taking on the Corpus Christi Ice Rays, who sit 9 points ahead of the Sundogs for the 5th and final playoff spot in the Southern conference with 6 games left in the regular season. Arizona has also announced they have activated goalie J.F. Perras, who appeared in 18 games before he suffered an injury on December 13th. The team has released goalie Kyle McNulty, who appeared in 28 games, recording a 6 win, 15 loss and 1 overtime loss record. Tonight's game can be heard live on the official radio station for Sundogs hockey, Cattle Country 94.3 FM KDDL.
An arrest has been made after a 3 year old boy is admitted to Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott with a broken arm. Upon arrival at the hospital, Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies learned from nursing staff that the boy was examined after 27 year old Kyle Tang discussed a potential injury with the boy's mother. According to Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn, Tang acknowledged involvement in the incident:
Tang has lived with the boy and his mother on Idylwild Road in Prescott for about 3 years, but he is not the father of the child. He has been charged with one count each of child abuse and aggravated assault. He has posted a ten thousand dollar bond and is awaiting a Thursday court date. Child Protective Services has been assigned to review this incident.
Yavapai College is hosting its annual Career and Job Fair tomorrow. This event is free and open to the public. Participants can apply for full time, part time, temporary or summer jobs, ask career related questions, learn about internet opportunities and talk with representatives from over 30 Arizona colleges and universities. Representatives call the Fair one of the most extensive occupation and professional fairs in northern Arizona. Over 75 exhibitors, including private and public companies will attend the Fair, which runs from 10:30 to 2 in the College Gym on the Prescott campus on Sheldon Street.
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is reminding area seniors to be aware of lottery and sweepstakes scams. These scams usually start with a phone call, a letter or e-mail telling seniors that they've won a sweepstakes, lottery or expensive new car. The callers often say they are with the IRS, FBI, U.S. Attorney, Federal Trade Commission or even international businesses. They tell the winner to keep the news of their prize confidential and to wire money to a foreign country to claim the multi-million dollar check. Goddard explains seniors need to be well informed of these kinds of scams:
Goddard adds residents should be suspicious of these mailings and they should remember no legitimate lottery or sweepstakes company will ask a winner to pay money.
Representative Ann Kirkpatrick will continue her telephone town hall series at 3:50 this afternoon. The conversation will focus on ensuring the nation keeps its promises to veterans. As the daughter and niece of soldiers and a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Kirkpatrick is staunchly committed to our nation's heroes. She was a very early co-sponsor of the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, which prevents Washington from requiring Congress to approve the VA Health Care budget 1 year in advance. Residents can participate in the conversation by calling 1-877-269-7289 and pressing 15024 when prompted. They can ask the Congresswoman a question by pressing *3.
The Prescott City Council could give direction on acquisition of Thumb Butte Estates property at 3 this afternoon. Public Works Director Mark Nietupski indicates following last week's discussions, staff and the Project Engineer evaluated 2 other properties to determine if construction of a tank would be feasible at any of those locations. The company P B S and J has determined those sites are not feasible and are recommending the Skyline Drive property be used. Nieutupski explains Council was not in favor of paying 220 thousand dollars for the property:
Property owner Chuck Stone says he is sticking with that price, but he might be willing to negotiate:
This tank is part of the Thumb Butte Water Reservoir Upgrade and Replacement project.
The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council also meets at 3 this afternoon to hear an update on open space and trails and for discussion on code enforcement questions and ideas. Angela Dye will provide the update, which includes the status of policy making by the Committee and plans development by staff. The meeting will be held in Council chambers on South Highway 69.