Today: Dec 12 , 2019

Bill's Newscast: Downtown Entertainment District

Entertainment District up for consideration in Prescott

Prescott Mayoral Candidates

Hear from the candidates seeking to be Prescott’s next Mayor as part of a public forum.  American Legion Post 6 is hosting a Mayoral Candidate Forum from 5:15 to 6:45 tonight.  Veterans are encouraged to attend and learn what each candidate’s vision is for the veterans who live in Prescott.  Attendees can bring written questions that can be submitted to the candidates.  The forum will be held in the American Legion Post 6 Main Hall on South Pleasant Street.  Candidates who have been invited to participate include Greg Mengeralli, City Councilwoman Jean Wilcox and Mary Beth Hrin.   

Prescott City Council considers establishment of Downtown Entertainment District

The Prescott City Council meets at 3 tomorrow afternoon to consider establishment of a Downtown Entertainment District.  According to City Manager Michael Lamar, the creation of the District would give flexibility for the City to recommend approval of certain establishments that are located within 300 feet of a church or school and governed by Arizona Liquor License laws, on a case by case basis.  The District will also help new and existing businesses in site selection by expanding options available to them.  It would also help with economic development outreach to prospective new businesses.  The Prescott City Council discussed this proposal 2 weeks ago.  Officials have indicated there have been no complaints about the concept from schools or churches.  The discussion will continue in City Council chambers, located on South Cortez Street.  

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Yavapai College Partners with local school districts

Yavapai College is expected to continue partnerships with area school districts.  As part of its meeting at 1 tomorrow afternoon, the Yavapai College District Governing Board will consider an agreement with the Mayer Unified School District and the County Free Library District.  The District has a suitable location for a library in the community of Spring Valley.  The College leases space from the District and will provide library services at the Mule Deer Drive location.  The College will maintain and keep the Library premises in good condition, pay utilities and provide furniture and technology.  The Board will also consider an amendment to the agreement between the College and the Mountain Institute Technical Education District.  The amendment is for implementation and administration of an educational program.  The Yavapai College District Governing Board meeting will be held in the Rock House on the Prescott campus, located on Sheldon Street.    

Cottonwood Silver Alert canceled

A Cottonwood man who had been reported missing yesterday has been found safe.   A Silver Alert had been issued after 61 year old Cottonwood resident Melvin Martin left the Verde Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department on Candy Lane on foot at midnight Sunday.  He’s new to the area and he suffers from dementia.  At 12:30 pm, a citizen saw Martin walking in the area of East Aspen, about a mile from the hospital.  This person called police and stayed with Martin until officers arrived.  Martin was in good condition and returned to the hospital.  Cottonwood Police Sergeant Monica Kuhlt says the Medical Center has put additional measures in place to ensure Martin’s safety. 

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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