Making recreation easy
The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to discuss a parking lot for a new recreation trail. According to Prescott Valley Engineering Division Manager Ron Pine, in 2010 the Town contracted with Dava and Associates to provide survey and engineering services related to the design of a trail that runs from the bottom of Glassford Hill to property near the Town’s Summit Water Tank. Construction of this trail has recently been completed. Town staff has identified a need for parking at the trail head on Castle Drive. Earth Resources Corporation has provided the low bid of more than 61 thousand dollars for this project. With Council approval next week, construction would start on May 2nd and is scheduled for completion 2 weeks later. Council’s Study Session will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.
Teen Maze takes place tomorrow
An activity that aims to help teens make the right choices in life is ongoing through tomorrow. Teen Maze is an interactive experience that provides accurate information about the realities of substance abuse, teen pregnancy and the costs of teen parenting, dating dangers, healthy relationships, social media, how to make good decisions and much more. Diane DeLong, Senior Program Manager with North Star Youth Partnership says teens navigate their way through the maze by drawing scenario cards, spinning a wheel and rolling dice that indicates a choice for them. Teens will discover some of the realities those choices may bring. Now in 17th year, Teen Maze is being held at the Prescott Activity Center on Gurley Street. For more information on the event and times, call coordinator Kasey Shaver at (928) 899-7141.
The Secret Garden revealed
Abia Judd Elementary School’s Secret Garden isn’t a secret anymore. Abia Judd is partnering with the Highlands Center for Natural History off Walker Road for an update to the Secret Garden. This upgrade includes transforming the space off Williamson Valley Road into an outdoor classroom. In January, planter beds and trails were recreated followed by the installation of drip line irrigation one month later. Work in March included finishing up drip system installation and digging holes for plants. Abia Judd staff is inviting community members to help them plant and spread mulch as part of a Schoolyard Habitat Work Party. Those who plan on participating should bring plenty of water, a hat and sunscreen. If you own such items as wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes or gloves, those can be brought to the work party, which runs from 9 to 1 Saturday.
Prescott Valley Days takes place earlier than usual
Prescott Valley Days is taking place a little earlier than usual. Earlier this year, the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce decided to move this event up to this weekend from its usual June dates. Chamber of Commerce Director Marnie Uhl says there were some concerns about getting the word out about the date change. The Paradise Carnival starts at 5 tonight in the downtown Entertainment District off Glassford Hill Road. Tomorrow’s activities include the Quilt Show from 11 to 4, a Bigfoot display at Sun Valley Tire on Highway 69 at 1, a Disco Dance Party at the District’s Main Stage at 7 and the Matchstick Rush Fire Show at 9. For more information on Prescott Valley Days, visit prescottvalleyeventcenter.com.
Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy spreads their message
One Arizona group is speaking out against the legalization of marijuana. The Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy spread their message on April 20th, which is a big day for marijuana activists. Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk serves as Vice-Chair of the group, and she says a measure regarding the legalization of marijuana is expected to be before voters come November. Polk explains that state has seen negative consequences since then. Polk adds efforts to get this measure on the ballot have already started. The group argues marijuana can’t be legalized like alcohol and legalization would lead to more arrests, costs and problems. Information on Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy’s efforts is available online at ardp.org.