With the opening of the new Glassford Summit Trail less than a couple months away, a Prescott Valley Eagle Scout troop is lending a hand
Prescott Valley Town officials say on Saturday, members of Troop 7093 and other volunteers helped distribute native grass and wildflower seed mix on the slopes of the Glassford Summit Trail. The troop is also installing signage and picnic tables as part of a scout project before the trail opens in mid-May. The 2 mile trail starts near Castle Drive in the Castle Canyon Mesa area and goes up about 1 thousand feet in elevation. Town Council members have approved the use of more than 106 thousand dollars from a special fund to help complete the trail. Construction on a parking lot and improvements to Castle Drive have been estimated at 60 thousand dollars. The remaining money will be used for signs, picnic tables and benches.
Pinwheels will be planted at the Prescott Valley Civic Center as part of National Child Abuse Awareness Month
Volunteers will plant 3 thousand pinwheels to represent the 3 thousand children under the age of 5 in Prescott Valley. Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is a participant in the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, which uses the pinwheel as the national symbol for happy, healthy childhoods. The pinwheel is also the organization’s primary vehicle for getting the message out that prevention works. If you would like to help plant pinwheels, show up at the Prescott Valley Civic Center on Civic Circle at 10 Friday morning. Volunteers will meet at the Military Monument.
The Mountain Institute Joint Technical Education District plans to put state funding to good use
Districts across the state were looking at budget cuts, but the Arizona Legislature worked to restore funding. Governor Doug Ducey’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget includes 29 million dollars for those districts. During a live appearance on Talk of the Town on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 FM yesterday, Prescott J-Ted Superintendent Jeramy Plumb described what this funding means to his district. Plumb explains what purpose the J-Ted serves.
Over 2 thousand students from 7 local school districts enroll at J-Ted each year
Students attend programs at their home schools or at one of the central campuses, including the Yavapai College Career and Technical Education Center in Prescott.