Today: Dec 07 , 2019

Bill's Newscast: A New Trail in Prescott Valley

Prescott Valley Opens a New Trail


It’s budget time in Dewey-Humboldt

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council will hold a special budget meeting at 9 tomorrow morning at Town Hall on Highway 69. According to Town Manager Yvonne Kimball, General Fund revenues are expected to rise by 62 thousand dollars. All state shared or collected revenues are higher statewide with income tax revenues seeing a 10 percent increase. Town officials are hopeful that permitting services are reaching a steady level of workload that appears higher than the original estimate a year ago. Kimball adds the upcoming fiscal year also anticipates 60 thousand dollars from the Yavapai County Flood Control District and about 300 thousand dollars in Community Development Block Grants. The Flood Control moneys will be used for Town drainage maintenance. Community Development Block Grants will be used to enhance the Blue Hills Farm neighborhood and the area around the elementary school.

Prescott Valley has a new trail and soon it will have a new parking lot to go with it

The Glassford Hill Summit Trail is located off Castle Drive in the Castle Canyon Mesa area. Public Works Director Norm Davis explains this 2 mile trail has been in the works for some time. Davis says now that the trail has been completed, the Prescott Valley Town Council will consider a parking lot at the trailhead during its meeting Thursday. On Saturday, a local Boy Scout troop installed picnic tables, sign posts and markers on the new trail. Yavapai College representatives have also helped smooth the trail as part of an Earth Day project. The Town is targeting May 21st for a grand opening.

Eleven Yavapai County students are receiving college funding help from the Yavapai County Education Scholarship Endowment

All students will each receive a 19 hundred dollar scholarship and they hope to teach in area schools. Recipients include Prescott residents Amanda Mikrut, a freshman who plans on attending ASU and NAU Junior Emily Thomas, Prescott Valley resident and Yavapai College sophomore Nora Graybill, Chino Valley residents Caleb Boone, a Prescott College Senior; Ricky Rodriguez, a sophomore at Frank Philips College in Borger, Texas and Sara Schuler, a Junior at NAU. Other recipients include Cottonwood residents Melissa Brooks, a Junior at NAU and Debra Earl, a Sophomore at Rio Salado College in Phoenix; Clarkdale resident and NAU Junior Angelina Chavez, Bagdad resident and NAU Freshman Marissa Rottnek and Sedona resident and Grand Canyon College Junior Haley Halverson.

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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