More Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day events will be held in the Verde Valley this weekend
From 11 to 2 tomorrow, a special 50th anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration Luncheon will be held at the Elk’s Lodge on Airport Road in Sedona. The scheduled speaker is retired United States Air Force Colonel Thomas Kirk, who was shot down in 1967 over Hanoi. Kirk spent 5 and a half years in the Hanoi Hilton camp as a Prisoner of War. The luncheon is free for any Vietnam era vet who served on active duty in the Armed Forces anywhere in the world. The luncheon is open to vets only. On Saturday morning at 10:30, a Vietnam Veterans Ride of Honor starts at the Bashas store on Finnie Flat Road in Camp Verde. The motorcycle procession will go throughout the Verde Valley and will end at Posse Grounds Park in Sedona. A Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration follows at 11:30 at the park, which is also home to a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. It can be seen now through Sunday.
Interested in becoming a school board member? The Yavapai County Education Service Agency will offer some training
The Yavapai County Education Service Agency will provide information on how to get your name on the ballot during training sessions that will take place next month. The first session is next Monday night at the Agency’s training room on Centerpointe East Drive off Highway 89 in Prescott. The second session is next Wednesday night at the Kirkland Elementary School’s multi-purpose room. The 3rd and final session is at the Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex on South 6th Street. Start time for all 3 sessions is 6 pm and candidates will be able to file their Statements of Organization, which will allow them to start collecting petition signatures. There are a number of school board positions that will be up for grabs in the November 8th General Election. Nominating papers must be submitted between July 11th and August 10th.
Prescott Valley has its own Downtown Entertainment District, and now one is being proposed for Prescott
An Entertainment District is established by a City or Town Council, and it gives them the ability to establish what type of liquor licenses are involved. Scott Whitney wants to open a German style bistro and brew pub on South Montezuma Street, but state law prohibits liquor licenses from being issued to establishments that are within 300 feet of a church or school. Mile High Middle School is located near the proposed bistro location.
During a live appearance on Talk of the Town on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 FM yesterday, Whitney explained an Entertainment District would change the liquor license requirement. Whitney describes what an Entertainment District would mean for that area. The District is proposed between West Goodwin and West Carleton Streets, from South Cortez to the Mile High Middle School property.This proposal is scheduled to be before the Prescott City Council on May 3rd.
Watch for delays in the Cornville and Kirkland areas of Yavapai County
Yavapai County Public Works crews will be performing asphalt paving work on Rocking Chair Ranch and Cornville Roads and Bell Rock Boulevard. This work is scheduled to start this Monday and should be finished by May 5th. A shoulder improvement project is already underway on Iron Springs Road in the Kirkland Junction area. Drivers should expect periodic lane closures during construction, which is scheduled to occur through May 30th. For more information on these projects, call Yavapai County Public Works at 771-3183.