Camp Verde Mourns the Death of Former Mayor Burnside
The Town of Camp Verde is mourning the death of one of its former Mayors. Robert Burnside, who served as Mayor from 2009 to 2013, died in Camp Verde Sunday. Burnside also worked as a Contracting Manager and Foreman at Yavapai Mechanical for 22 years, opening a local branch in Camp Verde that was open for 10 years. The 70 year old Burnside was also a member of the Town Planning and Zoning Commission, a position he was appointed to in 2014. Burnside had previously served on the Commission in 2006, but stepped down 3 years later when he was elected Mayor. He’s survived by his wife Suzy and their son Thomas Anderson. No service or memorial is planned.
Get Real Men's Expo takes place on Saturday
The Get Real Men’s Expo will be changing dates, but not location. This annual Expo is traditionally held in September, but this year’s event will be held tomorrow from 8:30 am to 1 pm. During a live appearance on yesterday’s Q and A with host DJ Fone on KQNA, spokesman Dan Olsen from Olsen’s for Healthy Animals described what will be happening at this free event. The guest speaker is TC Stalling, who has starred in such movies as “Courageous” and “War Room.” Ken Lain from Watter’s Garden Center said there was a special event for law enforcement personnel Friday night. The movie will be shown at Prescott High School’s Ruth Street Theatre. For more information on this event, go online to everymanprescott.org.
Prescott Valley Police Chief offers opinion, gets in hot water
Is Prescott Valley’s Police Chief attempting to influence this Fall’s elections? One Council member and a couple candidates think so. Last night, Councilman Steven Marshall raised concerns over comments Police Chief Bryan Jarell made in this week’s Prescott Valley Tribune. Jarrell calls the 5 challengers running for Council “ignorant of the realities of government and policing.” Marshall explains why he’s so upset about those comments. Jarrell added the challengers are “running on platforms that are dangerous to the future and security of this town, as far as a safety perspective.” This is due to the candidates apparently stating they had plans to repeal the Town’s half-cent sales tax. Challenger Craig Arps says that’s not the case. Arps read a statement from challenger Joey Solano calling the Chief’s comments inappropriate. Town Manager Larry Tarkowski stated last night Jarrell had been disciplined, but didn’t specify what that punishment was. Jarrell didn’t make any comments at the meeting.