A change in seasons means a change in Prescott National Forest day-use area hours. These hours are being reduced to reflect the shorter days. Gates will open at 7 am and close at 5 pm daily through February 28th. The Lynx Lake Recreation Area’s North and South Shores, Salida Gulch and Gold Pan and the Lynx Creek Ruin off Walker Road in Prescott are affected by the adjusted hours. The Thumb Butte and Granite Basin Recreation Areas will change their hours as well. Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain serve as peregrine falcon breeding areas and are normally closed annually from February through July. Forest visitors can get more information on the fall and winter hours by going online to fs.usda.gov or by calling 443-8000.
Yavapai Regional Transit wants to continue its relationship with the county. In September 2013, the Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with Yavapai Regional Transit for office space. An extension was approved last year but it expired on September 30th. Now a request has been made for another extension that would run through September 30th of next year. The 100 feet of office space is located in the County Public Works building on Commerce Drive in Prescott. The Board will consider the request during its voting session at 9 Monday morning. Also during that meeting, Transit Chairman Ron Romley will give the Board an update on operations. Following that presentation, the Supervisors will present Romley with a 15 thousand dollar check for transit services. The meeting will be held in the County Administrative Services building on Fair Street in Prescott.
The Homecoming celebration continues at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this weekend. Open houses will be held from 4 to 5 tonight at the Colleges of Aviation, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Security and Intelligence. A Fair on the Prescott Willow Creek Road campus that will include food, live music and a flyover demonstration follows from 5 to 8:15. The Alumni Reception and Awards Dinner starts at 5:30 in the Eagle Gym. Tomorrow morning a pancake breakfast is at 8 at the Ernest A. Love Field Flight Line. Also at the Flight Line, the Wings Out West Air Show runs from 10 to noon. This is a private show just for the Embry-Riddle community and guests. A complete list of events is available online at prescott.erau.edu.