Campsites Closed for Improvement
The Yavapai Campground in the Delano area of Prescott is getting some improvements. Prescott National Forest crews will be replacing all picnic tables and fire rings and installing a fire hydrant. In order for this work to be completed, a temporary closure will be in effect starting at 10 Monday morning. Work is expected to occur between 7 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. Area residents and visitors can expect noise and dust during work hours. Forest officials are hoping the campground can at least be partially reopened by noon on Friday, September 23rd. Some other campgrounds that can be visited during construction include Lynx, Hilltop, White Spar, Lower Wolf Creek, Mingus Mountain and Potato Patch.
The Verde River Goes to Hollywood
Learn about the history of the Verde River. Gary Beverly will be showing his film, “Viva La Verde!” to the Citizens Water Advocacy Group at 10 tomorrow morning. This film unveils the value of and the threats to the Upper Verde River. The 58 minute video, produced by Beverly and Hugh Denno, tells the history, ecology, geology and hydrology of the river using animation and interviews with scientists and river activists. “Viva La Verde” also features photography and video footage collected during 5 years of exploring the river. There’s no charge for the screening, which is open to the public and will be held at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation Building on Sunset Avenue. A discussion of Upper Verde River issues will follow the screening.
Music on the Grass
The 5th annual 9-11 Memorial Program will be held at the Theater on the Green at the Civic Center at 1 Sunday afternoon. That will be followed by a free patriotic concert featuring the Prescott POPS Symphony at 2:15.