Today: Nov 20 , 2019

Bill's Daily Roundup: PV Library, Disaster Relief and More

Disaster relief money will be on its way to Yavapai County; Kirkpatrick says she wants to preserve the right to keep and bear arms; and a new award for the Prescott Valley library.

bill_pvlibraryCornville Road will be reduced to one lane at the McGuireville Traffic Interchange. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the reduction is being done to provide a safe work zone as crews conduct bridge repairs. Temporary barricades as well as flaggers will be on site to direct traffic through the work zone. Lane restrictions will be in effect 24 hours a day as of 7 this morning through seven Friday night. Drivers should plan on reduced speed limits and potential delays. Repairs taking place on the bridge are not expected to impact traffic on Interstate 17. ADOT is advising everyone to drive safely and to be alert for construction equipment and crews in the area.

Yavapai County has been included in a major disaster relief request from Governor Jan Brewer. Brewer has announced President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for 8 Arizona counties, including Yavapai and 6 tribal nations, committing the release of federal funds to help rebuild state and local government infrastructure damaged by the January winter storms. Dozens of Black Canyon City residents were left homeless after the River's Edge RV Park was hit by flooding on January 21st and the 22nd. The Federal Government will provide funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to repair roads and other public infrastructure. A decision on the Governor's request for monies to pay for damage to individuals' property and businesses is still under review. In the interim, the State has coordinated the formation of Long Term Recovery Committees in the communities hardest impacted.

District One Representative Ann Kirkpatrick has held a conversation on preserving the right to keep and bear arms. Kirkpatrick updated her constituents on her work to protect and defend the 2nd Amendment and recommitted to defending the freedoms of greater Arizonans in a recent telephone town hall. More than 41 hundred residents joined her for the conversation and 16 questions were asked.

She responded to constituents about the greatest threats to the right to keep and bear arms, discussed the status of several anti-gun rights bills in the House of Representatives and reviewed an upcoming Supreme Court case that could put a stop to local governments trying to get around the constitution. This was the 4th conversation in the Town Hall series. Other discussions have focused on protecting seniors, creating jobs and ending the economic downturn and on making Washington better keep its promises to veterans.

The Arizona Sundogs have finished up the season with a win and a loss. On Friday night, the Sundogs tallied a franchise record 6 power play goals against the Eagles. Although Colorado was trailing 7 to 3 in the final period, the Eagles fought back to pull within 1, but Arizona got the 7 to 6 win. Saturday night's game was closer, with forward Marc Belanger opening scoring for Arizona. Colorado took a 2 to 1 lead in the middle period and later skated away with the 3 to 2 win. Belanger, who scored the other Arizona goal in the game, says the Sundogs did well against the Eagles:

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More than 34 hundred fans were in attendance at Tim's Toyota Center for the last game of the season.

The Prescott Valley Library and Yavapai College building has been recognized as Project of the Year. The Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association has bestowed this honor on the library and college building for structures in the 5 to 25 million dollar category. Mayor Harvey Skoog explains the facility has fulfilled the Town's expectations:

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Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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