Today: Feb 25 , 2020

Bill's Daily Roundup: Back to School And More

It's back to school day for many local schools, and Bill brings a reminder about the importance of speed limits around school children.

billbusArizona Department of Transportation crews have started rubberized asphalt paving on Highway 89 in Chino Valley. Paving started during the nighttime hours between 7 pm and 6 am yesterday and will continue today and tomorrow. No paving activities are scheduled for Wednesday, but will resume during the daytime hours Thursday and through the afternoon Friday. There will be temporary closures during the night time hours at left turn lanes and intersections. Motorists may encounter brief delays and restrictions during this time. The construction zone will be lighted and clearly marked. Flaggers and temporary signage will guide motorists through the route. Drivers are asked to allow additional time to reach their destinations.

A 63 year old New York resident helped in reducing the time it to get her rescued. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Communications personnel had received a 911 call from a woman who stated she had been hiking alone in the early evening hours and when darkness fell, she realized she was lost in the Boynton Canyon area west of Sedona. The Verde Search and Rescue Posse, Hasty Team was notified and the woman was instructed to remains stationary and let the search team come to her. By doing this, she was eventually located a few hours later. Additionally, her working cell phone with a nearly fully charged battery was her lifeline to a successful outcome. She told rescue members she planned just a quick hike to a lookout vista and expected to return before nightfall. The hiker was escorted to safety by rescue team personnel in good condition.

School is back in session in the Prescott and Humboldt Unified School Districts starting today, so motorists need to drive with caution. According to Prescott Police Lieutenant Andy Reinhardt, drivers need to be aware in all areas and allow extra time and patience to ensure the safety of local children, especially in 15 mile per hour school zones. Reinhardt says all school zone violations are taken seriously:

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Drivers may not pass another vehicle in a school zone and they must remain stopped until children are completely out of the crosswalk. All motorists must stop for school buses flashing red lights and displaying the stop arm, unless the roadway is separated by a raised median.

The Yavapai College Governing Board will consider joining an Educational Technology Consortium. Officials note the consortium is a voluntary educational partnership that promotes sharing educational technology activities, creates a county wide instructional delivery system that will allow site to site interaction and provides a coordinated educational communication network. County School Superintendent Tim Carter explains when the consortium should be in place:

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The College Board meets at 1 tomorrow afternoon at the Sedona Center for Arts and Technology, located on Arts Village Drive.


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Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

Hear Bill Monroe on Northern Arizona's Source for News, Talk and Sports, KQNA 1130 AM, 99.9 FM .