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Bill's Newscast: Lakeshore Under Construction

19 November 2015   Lynne LaMaster

It’s time for improvements

Prescott Valley’s Lakeshore Drive is expected to get some much needed improvements. According to Public Works Director Norm Davis, there’s been increased traffic on Lakeshore from the Wal-Mart and Maverik stores, as well as other development located along the Glassford Hill Road commercial corridor. Davis says in the past, Windsong has been widened between Robert and Lake Valley Roads. Proposed improvements between Glassford and Lake Valley Roads include 2 travel lanes in each direction and stormwater channel improvements. Davis explains there’s an added feature. Town Council will consider a construction contract with Earth Resources Corporation during its voting session at 5:30 tonight in the Library Auditorium, located on Civic Circle.
The Chino Valley Fire District Board had to fill a vacancy late last year, and it will be doing so again. Karrie Blum was appointed to the Board last December following the resignation of member Jeff Dougan. Now Blum is leaving the Board, effective immediately. In her resignation letter, she states she’s moving out of state. Her term runs through next November. During their meeting at 6 tonight at Fire Station 61 on Road 3 North, the Board will consider accepting Blum’s resignation. Members will then discuss the advertisement and recruitment period for the vacancy. Also on the agenda is a conflict of interest waiver and intergovernmental agreement with the Central Yavapai Fire District for shared operations personnel.
High school juniors and sophomores can learn about Yavapai College’s Career Technical Education programs. The College is hosting its 8th annual Career and Technical Education Day, which will allow students to explore program facilities and interact with faculty. This free event will be held from 8:30 to 1 tomorrow at the Career and Technical Education Center, located on Ruger Road near the Prescott Airport. Some of the 20 technical education programs that will be represented at this event include Lineworker, Automotive Technology, Fire Science, Welding and Diesel Technology. Students or parents who would like more information can call Stephanie Wiltcher at 717-7107.

No injuries are being reported following a Prescott fire. Central Yavapai Fire District spokesman Rick Chase says on Tuesday night at around 9, crews responded to the fire on Shadow Valley Ranch Road in the Williamson Valley area. Chase explains the fire didn’t spread to other areas. The fire is believed to be human caused and is under investigation.

Yavapai College officials are hopeful they will have a new Vice-President for Instruction and Student Development in place by next Spring. Earlier this year, Stuart Blacklaw resigned from that position after a year and a half. Scott Farnsworth, the current Dean of Sciences, Health and Public Safety is serving in the interim. College officials started advertising for the position on Monday. The deadline for interested persons to turn in application materials is January 17th. A Search Committee will be responsible in the evaluation and appraisal of the applicants. Semifinal candidates are scheduled to be interviewed by the Committee during the week of February 15th. Two weeks from that time, final candidates will visit the college and participate in a variety of activities. A new Vice-President is scheduled to be hired in mid-March. That person will start as soon as they are available.