Today: Feb 28 , 2020

Bill's Newscast: Updating the War Memorial Plaque

It’s time to update the War Memorial with additional names yet to be recognized.

RV Fire Total Loss

No injuries, but an RV is a total loss following a fire in Camp Verde.  Just after 7 yesterday morning, Camp Verde Fire District crews responded to the fire on Lost River Drive.  A 5th wheel was fully involved and other local jurisdictions, including the Montezuma-Rimrock Fire District assisted with fire suppression efforts.  The occupants weren’t home at the time and firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the RV.  At this time, it appears the fire was caused by a propane space heater that was left on and unattended.  

AZ Highway Safety Funding

Two Yavapai County organizations have benefited from Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety funding.  More than 407 thousand dollars has been awarded to 23 agencies for the purchase of 2,460 child safety seats.  The money also allows law enforcement agencies to participate in car seat events.  The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has also purchased and distributed 331 child safety seats to community partners throughout the state.  The Verde Valley Fire District has been awarded 75 hundred dollars and 180 seats.  Yavapai Regional Medical Center has received 51 hundred dollars and 150 seats.  Child safety seats average between 50 and 125 dollars.    

Disruptive Properties

The Prescott City Council meets at 5:30 tonight to discuss disruptive properties.  Following discussion on group recovery homes, in January the City Attorney’s Office drafted 4 ordinances, 1 of which deals with activities on residential properties that disturb the peace.  City Attorney Jon Paladini says current City Code does little to deal with negative behavior and frequent and ongoing activities.  Mayor Harry Oberg says he’s familiar with these issues. Oberg explains something needs to be done. A new ordinance would allow City officials to give notice to the property owner of the disruptive behavior.  Repeat notices will result in a fine by Police or the Code Enforcement Department.  The meeting will be held in Council chambers on South Cortez Street.  

Veterans Memorial Plaque

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 tomorrow morning to consider updating the All Veterans Memorial at the Prescott Courthouse Plaza.  During the Board of Supervisors’ meeting in Prescott in December, a request by the Veterans Memorial Plaque Committee was approved to update the names of Yavapai County veterans.  Committee Co-chair Phil Goode describes this effort. Goode says going with a 2 panel design costs a little more. Betty Bourgault, who also co-chairs the Committee, says she started this effort after Memorial Day 2 years ago. Bourgault explains she did a lot of research finding the Iraq and Afghanistan vets. The Board’s meeting starts at 9 tomorrow morning at the County Administrative Services Building, located on Fair Street in Prescott.  

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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