Leave food items by your mailbox on Saturday.
Leave non-perishable food items by your mailbox to help feed needy families. The 25th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is tomorrow so residents are asked to fill a bag full of such items as beans, canned tuna, peanut butter, soup, canned fruit and oatmeal. A letter carrier will come by and pick up the bags, which will be used to help local food banks restock their shelves. Food and monetary donations can also be dropped off during a live remote from 10 to 1 tomorrow on 94 7 JACK-FM. Drop-off locations are Safeway stores on Highway 89 in Chino Valley, Willow Creek Road in Prescott and Highway 69 in Prescott Valley. All donations stay local.
Volunteers needed to finish up trail off Walker Road
Join volunteers in putting the finishing touches on a ranch trail off Walker Road. Prescott National Forest officials say as part of the Greater Prescott Trails Project, Ranch Trail 62 was rerouted from its previous alignment. Work started on this trail last fall and with the help of volunteers tomorrow, this project is expected to be completed. Volunteers are asked to meet at the trailhead at 8 tomorrow morning. Proper attire is required, including long pants, long sleeve shirts, sturdy work boots and eye protection. Tools will be provided, as will work gloves and hard hats if you don’t have your own.
Alto Pit OHV Recreation area closed for races, open again on Monday
Prescott National Forest officials are closing the Alto Pit Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area to the general public tomorrow and Sunday for safety reasons. Arizona Off-Road Promotions will be holding the Pedal in the Pines mountain bike race and the 4 Hour Power in the Pines team race. Alto Pit, located off Iron Springs Road, will reopen to the public on Monday.
Good Times in Prescott Valley are a’comin’.
There will be Good Times in Prescott Valley. That’s the theme of the 39th annual Prescott Valley Days Parade, which starts at 9 tomorrow morning at Yavapai Road and heads down Florentine Road to Main Street in the downtown area. If you can’t be there in person, you can listen to the parade live on Cattle Country, 94.3 and 103.1 FM KDDL or online at cattlecountryradio.com. Chamber of Commerce Director Marnie Uhl explains there will be other activities following the parade. Uhl says after holding a fiesta in the Downtown Entertainment District at 5 tonight, Prescott Valley Days is going western at 5 tomorrow night. Prescott Valley Days wraps up on Sunday with the carnival, which opens at noon.
A runaway girl from Ohio has been located in Cottonwood
A 15-year-old girl has been found after she went missing from Ohio. Cottonwood Police had received information from the Paulden County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio that there may be a female runaway from their jurisdiction hanging out at the Verde Valley Fair. Law enforcement officers had attempted to locate her with no luck. Cottonwood Police Sergeant Monica Kuhlt says the parents of the girl got involved.
The Verde Valley Fair was held from May 3rd through the 7th. The parents had traveled 1800 miles between May 6th and the 10th.