Today: Nov 20 , 2019

Bill's Daily Roundup: About Transportation & Recreation

Two transit and transportation meetings coming up, as well as Community Workshops on recreational projects.

bill_transportationThe Transit Technical Advisory Committee meets at 8 tomorrow morning. One item to be considered includes an intergovernmental agreement and Transit Administrator job description with Yavapai County. Last month Committee member Mike Willett, who represents the County moved to continue work on the job description and provide an update to the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Board. Other consideration items include the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Jobs for Main Street Act, the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program and the Unified Planning Work Program Budget Cycle. Program Manager Vicky McLane will provide an update on 2007 and 2008 Section 5307 funds. The meeting will be held in Prescott Valley Town Hall, Room 433 on East Civic Circle.

The Prescott Transportation Coordinating Committee meets at 9:30 tomorrow morning. Agenda items include discussion and Committee action and a recommendation on the 2010 Street Classification List and Map and a traffic calming policy and traffic signal improvements. The meeting will be held at the Public Works Conference Room on North Virginia Street.

Community workshops on recreational projects will be held today and tomorrow. Prescott National Forest officials are working with a wide variety of agencies and community partners to assess and develop a sustainable recreation plan for the area. Those interested in the plan, including recreation user groups, recreation and tourism providers, conservation organizations, residents and private landowners are invited to share their input on this effort. The workshops run from 10 to noon today at the Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room on Civic Circle and 6 to 8:30 tonight at the Chino Valley Activity Center on North Road One East. Tomorrow's workshops run from noon to 2:30 at Yavapai College on Sheldon Street in Prescott and 6 to 8:30 pm at the Stone Ridge Golf Course on Bluff Top Drive in Prescott Valley.

The Arizona Sundogs have kept their playoff hopes alive. Last night forward Jason Visser opened scoring and Arizona held that 1 to nothing lead for the first 40 minutes of the game. However, the Corpus Christi Ice Rays would score in the final period to take a 2 to 1 lead. Arizona tied the game then scored another goal to reclaim the lead. The Ice Rays would tie the game at 3 and an overtime period would be played. No one scored in that period and forward Steve Potvin collected the eventual game winner in the 7th round of a shootout for the 4 to 3 win. Arizona takes on the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees at 9:30 tomorrow morning. All the live action can be heard on the official home for Sundogs hockey, Cattle Country 94.3 FM KDDL or online at cattlecountryradio.com.

Prescott Valley Police have arrested an alleged stabbing suspect. Police responded to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center East campus for a report of a delayed stabbing. Officers contacted the 20 year old male victim from Chino Valley, who was being treated for multiple stab wounds. Officers learned through an interview with the victim that there had been an altercation at a party in the 6000 block of Tower. Officers responded and located blood evidence at the scene. The 21 year old suspect, Brandon Whitaker was not on scene but investigators were able to contact him by phone. Whitaker gave misleading statements and refused to turn himself in. He was later located at a Prescott Valley residence and taken into custody for one count of aggravated assault. The victim was treated at a Phoenix area hospital and released.

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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