Thousands Celebrate New Year at Annual Boot Drop/History
People danced away 2016 in historic downtown Prescott on Saturday night as thousands welcomed in 2017 at the 6th annual “Boot-Drop”. Matt Brassard who ran the event and is owner of M&M Entertainment and Productions as well as Matt’s Saloon said the event went off without a hitch and was probably the largest crowd the event has ever had. Coverage from the “boot-drop” and a back story can be seen on PrescotteNews.com.
Full Story: http://prescottenews.com/index.php/news/current-news/item/29074-thousands-celebrate-the-new-year-on-whiskey-row and http://prescottenews.com/index.php/news/current-news/item/29064-prescott-ready-for-the-6th-annual-boot-drop
New Years Fire at Mountain Valley Park
According to officer Jerry Ferguson, juveniles set fire to a Christmas tree in the men’s restroom at Mountain Valley Park on New Years. Ferguson said there were no reported injuries and the investigation continues.
Phoenix Man Arrested After Admitting He Stabbed Two Men During Fight
According to a release by deputy Chief Bonney, officers responded to the alleyway behind 102 South Montezuma Street on December 30th 2016 at approximately 12:40 am after receiving a report of a disorderly subject. When officers arrived they made contact with a 39-year-old Shane Gille from Phoenix who said he was involved in a fight and had stabbed two other subjects, a 25 year old from Prescott and a 24-year-old from Texas who both had wounds consistent with stab wounds and were transported to YRMC for treatment, the release stated. The release stated the 25-year-old victim sustained multiple stab wounds to the face, neck and back and was transported to a valley hospital with injuries that were serious but not life threatening. Meanwhile, the 24-year-old victim was treated for a laceration on his face and later discharged, the release stated. Gille was booked into the Yavapai County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault (both felonies) as well as one count of assault which is a misdemeanor while the department continues to gather evidence and speak to witnesses, the release stated.
Prescott Valley Year in Review
Many cities across the country were negatively affected when the recession hit at the end of the last decade and Prescott Valley was no different. Prescott Valley Mayor Harvey Skoog remembered the police department went through a hiring freeze, family incomes dropped and road repairs slowed. However, in the last six years, the trend has been moving in a positive direction and Skoog said there has been a modest recovery in 2016 especially in the fourth quarter. Check out Prescott valley enews.com for the story regarding Prescott Valley continuing to recover from the recession and grow in population.
Full Story: http://prescottvalleyenews.com/index.php/news/current-news/item/9514-2016-was-a-year-of-continued-growth-for-prescott-valley
Desert Hockey Classic
Hockey was back at the Prescott Valley Event Center over the weekend as four teams came to play in the 2016 Desert Hockey Classic. The University of Connetciut Huskies won the tournament on Saturday with a win over the Brown University Bears while the Arizona State Sun Devils lost in the consolation game against #18 ranked St. Cloud State on Saturday evening. Sun Devil hockey head coach Greg Powers considered it a good idea to move the tournament to Prescott Valley and could see the team doing more in northern Arizona.
NAZ Suns Drop Seventh Straight Game
The Northern Arizona Suns lost their seventh straight game on Friday dropping the game against the Los Angeles D-Fenders 115-105. NAZ Suns are now tied for second with the Santa Cruz Warriors at 10-8 on the year after starting out 10-1. The NAZ Suns are back at the Prescott Valley Event Center looking to right the ship on Friday Janurary 6th against the Canton Charge. Tip-off is 7pm.