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Bill's Newscast: Resisting Arrest in Cottonwood

31 May 2016   Lynne LaMaster

Road work, job growth and resisting arrest.

Overnight delays on Walker Road in preparation for new water line installation.

Watch for overnight delays in the Walker Road area. In preparation for new water line installation, City of Prescott crews are switching to night work this week. Road excavation and trenching operations will be performed at night along East Liese Drive between Ranch Drive and Walker Road. One lane of traffic will be open at all times, however motorists may experience lane restrictions, reduced speeds and rough roads while driving through the project area. Work hours are 6 pm to 5 am today through Thursday. The Walker Road Project consists of reconstruction of the roadway and placement of curb and gutter, sidewalk and drainage and water line improvements.

Roadway improvement projects resume.

Now that the Memorial Day holiday is over, City of Prescott and Yavapai County crews will be working on roadway improvement projects. City of Prescott street maintenance crews will be pouring a concrete valley gutter in the alley between South Alarcon and South Pleasant Streets. Work hours are 6:30 am to 2 today through Friday. No through traffic will be allowed. Also starting in Prescott today is construction work on Tolemac Way off Iron Springs Road. Yavapai County Public Works will be performing asphalt removal, subgrade reconstruction and installing new asphalt. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times. Work hours are 7 am to 5:30 pm today through July 1st.

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors to consider agreement to foster job growth in the state.

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 tomorrow morning to consider an agreement aimed at fostering job growth in the state. According to Management Information Systems Director Michael Holmes, Yavapai County will participate by allowing use of its name and seal on the Center for the Future of Arizona’s website. The County will also add links from its main website and will communicate about any major job creation indicators on an ongoing basis. Holmes believes this is a great opportunity to help showcase growth in Yavapai County and to foster better communication between various partners around the state. The Center was formed in 2002 as a non-profit organization that helps identify long term solutions to challenging issues. The Board of Supervisors meeting will be held in the County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.

Cottonwood Police Officers get their man.

Two Cottonwood Police officers are recovering from minor injuries suffered during an arrest. Last Thursday night at around 9, an officer heard shouting in the area of Mingus and Main Street. The officer located 3 people who were involved in the argument. It was later determined 19 year old Cornville resident Michael Walts had an arrest warrant. Cottonwood Police Commander Gary Eisenga explains 2 officers took Walts into custody, but the suspect wasn’t giving up easily. The first officer suffered cuts to his knee, elbow and wrist while the second officer suffered an injury to his knee. Eisenga explains Walts is now facing charges in addition to the warrant. Other charges include attempted escape and criminal damage. The 2 officers were treated for minor injuries by Cottonwood Fire and EMS at the Police Department facility.

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