Share your comments on public transit in Prescott Valley. Town Council members have entered into a contract with the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization and Transit Plus regarding establishment of a transit district. A nearly 27 thousand dollar study is underway that focuses on defining a transit district and developing a basic, financially sustainable service plan for the Prescott Valley community. Part of the plan will look at a transit district, which is similar to a school or fire district, to finance the service. Once the plan is complete, it will go to a public vote next year. The transit meeting runs from 5:30 to 7 tonight in the Prescott Valley Library Auditorium, located on Civic Circle.
High school students and their parents can learn about Yavapai College courses, degrees, certificates and transfer programs. The college is hosting an Exploring Majors Fair, where guests can browse major-specific information tables, ask questions about job opportunities for graduates and find out about how long it takes to complete programs. Faculty members representing 32 academic, career and technical certificate and degree programs will be on hand to answer questions. The Fair, which is free and open to the public, runs from 11 to 1 Wednesday at the Susan Webb Community Room on the Prescott campus on Sheldon Street.
The first step in the transformation of Castle Court Park is underway. Improvements to the more than 4 acre park have included clean-up projects, new signage, a new water irrigation system, a drinking fountain and a fitness track. A workout station along the walking path and fencing around the park are expected to be added in the near future. Yavapai County Supervisor Jack Smith says this is part of enhancements in the Castle Canyon Mesa area of Prescott Valley.
Smith explains why this area is so important. Smith has been working on the park project through community donations and he plans on seeking funding for a basketball court and soccer and baseball fields. He held a groundbreaking ceremony for the park, located on North Knights Way on Saturday.
It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Yavapai County Community Health Services is hosting free flu shot clinics this month. Spokesman David McAtee says flu shots are available at health clinics in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Cottonwood as well. McAtee describes how billing works at those 3 locations. The free clinics run from 1 to 4 tomorrow at the Skull Valley Community Center, 11 to 2 Friday at the Ash Fork Community Center and noon to 4 Saturday at the Oak Creek School. For the full schedule, go online to yavapaihealth.com. To make an appointment, call 583-1000 in Prescott and 639-8130 in the Verde Valley.