Center Street road improvements in Chino Valley
Chino Valley Public Works crews hope to have improvements on Center Street completed within the next 2 months. The sewer and road work had been delayed by wet weather conditions. This required some wet areas to be excavated and replaced with dry road base material. This material has been placed on Center Street from Highway 89 to Road 1 West. Grading from Road 1 West to the Mollie Rae subdivision has been underway this week. Chino Valley Public Works officials say chip seal and the final dry road base material can’t be placed until the weather gets warmer. Any residents who have questions or concerns about this project are asked to call Public Works at 636-7140.
Montana fugitive in custody
A fugitive from Montana with a 1 million dollar warrant is now in custody. Cottonwood Police had been alerted 39 year old Chad Williams may be in the area in an older model motor home with expired California plates. Cottonwood Police Sergeant Tod Moore says they learned the suspect didn’t want to be taken alive, but he ended up surrendering peacefully. The woman who had given the couple a ride was later identified and contacted by Cottonwood Police. Kaycie wasn’t injured and she was in contact with her family to arrange to be taken back home. Williams is being held in the Camp Verde Jail for Montana authorities on a 1 million dollar bond.
Yavapai College Governing Board considers school district agreements
The Yavapai College Governing Board meets at 1 tomorrow afternoon to consider agreements with school districts. The first agreement is with the Sedona-Oak Creek School District for the purpose of investing in the Sedona Performing Arts Center. This will allow Yavapai College to hold credit and non-credit classes in the facility. The agreement will run through June 30th, 2022. Two agreements are already in effect but are being extended. An agreement with the Humboldt Unified School District would allow on-site training by nurses for students through March 19th, 2018. An agreement with the Mayer Unified School District would allow for the lease of property and improvements to the technology building at Mayer High School through May 31st, 2022. The Governing Board meeting will be held in the Rock House on the Prescott campus on Sheldon Street.
Prescott Valley mining exhibit renamed
The mining exhibit at Prescott Valley’s Fain Park has a new name. The Prescott Valley Town Council has approved naming the display the Jerry Munderloh Mining Exhibit. In 1960, the Munderlohs were the only residents in what was known as Lonesome Valley. Munderloh helped restore the historic Barlow-Massicks House on the Fain Ranch as well as the stamp mill that’s at the park. Jerry’s son John Munderloh, who works as the Town of Prescott Valley’s Water Resources Manager, calls the naming of the exhibit a great honor. While Munderloh wasn’t even born when his dad lived in the Barlow-Massicks House, he does have memories of helping out with the mining exhibit. The 82 year old Jerry Munderloh passed away last December.