Cattle rustling in 2016???
A Jerome man has been indicted on charges of cattle rustling. Department of Agriculture officers found 18-year-old Jerry Vojnic with 2 calves at a Sun Valley auction near Payson in April. The officers asked Vojnic about the calves because they had been rebranded recently. When he couldn’t produce acceptable ownership papers, the Department impounded the calves. Last month, the Navajo County Grand Jury indicted Vojnic on charges of trafficking stolen property, forgery, perjury and theft. The investigation extended into multiple Arizona counties and included a search warrant from Yavapai County Superior Court to look for evidence in the Vojnic Family Ranch in Perkinsville near the Verde River. The investigation shows the calves, which are worth more than $1100, belonged to a nearby ranch and they have been returned. Vojnic is scheduled to be back in court on September 29th.
Yavapai College starts classes next week. Really.
Yavapai College is getting ready for the start of classes 1 week from today. It’s Faculty Activities Week, and all College offices are closed today due to an all-day staff convocation. New Vice-President for Instruction and Student Development Ron Liss will serve as the keynote speaker for this event. On Wednesday night at 5, there will be a new student orientation in-person session in Building 4, Room 102. The Kachina and Marapai Residence Halls open to students this Friday. Yavapai College is starting the Fall Semester with an $81M budget, down more than $2M from last year and without a property tax increase. The Fall Semester runs through December 9th.
Grant funding offers opportunity for road improvements.
Prescott Valley’s Lake Valley Road will be getting improved, thanks to grant funding. The Town has received $300,000 from the Arizona Department of Housing for the Lake Valley Improvements Project. Deputy Town Manager Ryan Judy explains what the improvements entail. Judy says construction is expected to start by the end of the year. Liberty School is located on Lake Valley Road. The improvements will take place on 1700 feet of the roadway between Florentine Road and Lakeshore Drive. The Town of Prescott Valley will match the grant funds with street development impact fees.