Today: Apr 10 , 2020

Bill's Newscast: Back to School Starts Now

School is back in session - yes, already. At least in some districts.

Yavapai County gets grant funding

Yavapai County will be getting its share of grant funding for trail related projects. Arizona State Parks has approved funding totaling more than 3 million dollars. The money will be used to improve existing trails and facilities, as well as to develop new trail systems. In Yavapai County, the Prescott National Forest’s Bradshaw Ranger District will receive more than 79 thousand dollars for work on non-motorized trails. More than 78 thousand dollars will be used to improve trails in the Camp Verde area. All projects are funded through the federal Recreational Trails program and the State’s Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund.

PV Town Council to adopt a road

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to consider making a roadway an official part of the Town. According to Prescott Valley Deputy Public Works Director Boyd Robertson, as part of the Enterprise Parkway Roadway Development Project, a short roadway was established called Academy Way. This was done to provide access to Highway 69 at the new signal light at the Parkway. Town officials have found the property had been gifted to the Town by recording a deed without staff being aware. Now that construction has been completed, the deed is being presented to the Mayor and Council for formal acceptance so Academy Way will be part of the Town roadway system for maintenance. The Prescott Valley Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.

70-year-old Linda Schleizer’s body found

A tragic end in the search for a missing Ash Fork woman. The search for 70 year old Linda Schleizer started on July 16th after her husband reported her missing from their home. Schleizer suffered from Alzheimer’s and she was known to walk around the property. The active search continued through the 19th when it was transitioned to continued limited status. Chief Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Driscoll says this was a pretty exhaustive 2 week search.

Last Saturday, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue teams were conducting a follow-up search in the Juniper Wood Ranches area. The body of Schleizer was found under a juniper tree in a shallow wash area. Driscoll says this is a pretty remote area. It appears Schleizer died of natural causes, but the Coconino County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine her exact cause of death.

School is back in session

School is underway as of today in the Prescott Unified School District, while the Humboldt Unified School District doesn’t start until next week. Superintendent Joe Howard says preparations have been going well. Howard is reminding drivers that school zones will be back in effect. During a live appearance on yesterday’s Talk of the Town Supe Scoop on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 and 95.5 FM, Terry Pemberton, who has been teaching at Mile High Middle School for 46 years, said times have changed, but the kids haven’t. Also on Talk of the Town, 12 year Taylor Hicks Elementary School Principal Brian Moore explained a data wall to identify at risk students will be used this year. Meanwhile, tonight’s activities in the Humboldt Unified School District include a Back to School Night at Liberty Traditional School at 6. Coyote Springs Elementary School will hold a Back to School Night and Granville Elementary will hold a Meet the Teacher Night. Both events start at 5. Lake Valley Elementary’s Back to School Night is at 4:30 and Mountain View Elementary’s Open House is at 5:30. School starts in the Humboldt Unified School District Monday. Chino Valley Unified School District students don’t start classes until next Tuesday. Heritage Middle School will have an open house at 3:30 this afternoon. The Territorial Early Childhood Center will have class lists posted at 5 tonight.

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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