Today: Sep 18 , 2019

Bill's Newscast: Prescott High School Gets a $1.5M New Roof

It’s Time for a New Roof at Prescott High School. Past Time!

The Cottonwood Police Department and the Partners Against Narcotics Task Force needs your help in locating a wanted suspect

Summer Sizelove was arrested in July of last year for alleged multiple sales of methamphetamine and heroin but was later released on bond.  Earlier this month, Sizelove failed to appear on a scheduled court date regarding her pending trial.  A felony warrant has been issued for her arrest with a 100 thousand dollar cash only bond. Cottonwood Police and PANT Detectives have attempted to find Sizelove at multiple locations throughout Yavapai County.  Detectives have also worked with the Phoenix Police Department to locate her in Maricopa County.  Anyone who has information on Sizelove’s whereabouts is asked to call the Cottonwood Police Department at (928) 340-2117 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.   

One more opportunity to learn about what Yavapai County is doing regarding sober living homes

On August 15th, Yavapai County Development Services Director Steven Mauk hosted a public meeting on the regulations of sober living homes.  Based on Representative Noel Campbell’s measure that went into effect earlier this month, certain criteria must be met, including substance free housing in a supervised setting and promotion of independent living and life skill development.  Residents must be a group of unrelated individuals recovering from addiction and receiving out-patient behavioral health services.  Mauk will host a second meeting at 6 tonight at the Yavapai County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.  Attendees are invited to ask questions and share their comments.  

Learn about the new Virginia Street Pump Station and a new water tank

The City of Prescott is hosting an open house meeting on the Zone 16 Utility Improvements Project from 4:30 to 6:30 tonight.  The Open House will allow community members to meet the project team, ask questions and gather information on the design for the new water tank and pump station, the location of new utilities and increased water availability for fire flow.  Design for this project includes replacement of the water tank located off Valley Ranch Circle off Haisley Road, upgrade of the Virginia Street Pump Station and installation of a new water main along portions of Haisley and Virginia.  The meeting will be held in the Cornell Activity Center’s Bassett Room, located on Coyote Road off Haisley Road.  

Some Prescott areas will be receiving improvements

The Tank Maintenance Program involves repairs and maintenance to existing water storage tanks to stop leakage and prevent future leakage.  The first tank scheduled for rehab is located at the end of South Washington Avenue.  The design is complete and construction is set to start this fall.  The 3rd phase of the Small Water Main Improvements Project includes construction in the Campbell Street area near Whipple Street and Madison Avenue.  Existing deficient mains will be replaced with new mains.  This is the final phase of improvements in that area.  Design is 90 percent complete and City of Prescott officials plan on scheduling a public meeting to gather input in the near future.  Also at 90 percent design is the Crystal Lane Improvement Project.  This roadway will be realigned, redesigned and constructed from the Ruger Road intersection with Deep Well Ranch Road to the Airport entrance along Janice Drive.  Water, sewer and drainage improvements will also be constructed.  Work is tentatively scheduled for later this year.  

Tomorrow is the deadline to get your entry in for the 30th annual Chino Valley Territorial Capital Days Parade

Territorial Capital Days starts on Saturday, September 3rd with the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at 6 am at the Chino Valley Senior Center.  The 18th annual 10K and 2 mile run and walk follows at Memory Park at 7.  The Territorial Capital Days Parade, also at Memory Park starts at 9:15 and has a theme of “Chino Valley, Remember When.”  Those who want to participate can decorate a float, a car or buggy or they can ride a horse.  For more information, call the Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce at 636-2493 or the Chino Valley Lions Club at 636-2626.   Territorial Capital Days also includes the FFA Corn Dinner from 3 to 7 on September 3rd.   

Prescott High School is getting a new roof

Back in June, the Arizona School Facilities Board approved funds to replace the roof on the 200 thousand square foot high school building.  However, the process was put on hold. District Chief Financial Officer Kevin Dickerson says Board approval of a 1 and a half million dollar contract Tuesday is getting this project moving. Dickerson explains the entire roof isn’t being replaced. Dickerson explains why this project is getting started later that expected. Southwest Roofing could be starting the roofing work in October. 

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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