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Bill's Newscast: It's County Fair Time!

06 September 2017  

The 2017 County Fair is upon us.

Dewey-Humboldt residents can clean up

Dewey-Humboldt residents can clean up for free this week.  The Town is conducting its Fall Cleanup Program today through Saturday.  Items that won’t be accepted at the Town owned lot at 12938 Main Street include tires, oils, hazardous chemicals, refrigerators and freezers with the freon and coolant canisters attached, household trash and auto batteries.  Brush and yard clippings will be accepted as part of the Town’s Firewise Program.  Dumpsters will be available to handle discarded items and a separate area will be available to receive brush and yard clippings for later chipping and mulching.  The mulch will be available on an appointment basis starting next Monday.  Call Ed Hanks at 632-7362 to schedule an appointment.  Dump Day hours are 7:30 to 5:30 today through Friday and 9 to noon Saturday.  

Dewey-Humboldt Open Space and Trails Committee meets

The Dewey-Humboldt Open Space and Trails Committee meets at 4:30 this afternoon to discuss Town Council response to 2 proposed projects.  The Committee has been exploring the possibility of buying property located off Martha Way.  It would be used as a small hiking and picnic park.  Council has expressed support for this proposal.  The Committee has also been exploring right of way possibilities between Sierra Way and Bradshaw Road and between Foothill and Lazy River Drives.  Members have visited the sites and have been pursuing options with Council to create small hiking and biking trails in those areas.   The Dewey-Humboldt Open Space and Trails Committee meeting will be held at Town Hall on Highway 69.   

Before hiking, do your homework!

A reminder for hikers to research their trip and weather conditions before heading out.   On Monday morning at 11, 2 people had started a hike in the West Fork area of Oak Creek Canyon.  They had planned to hike from the Call of the Canyon trailhead to the Woody Mountain Road Bridge.  During the hike they heard thunder and decided to exit the canyon by climbing up the side to reach the rim.  Due to the terrain and the darkness setting in, they became stranded. One of the hikers was able to call 911 for help.  The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue and the Arizona Department of Public Safety Northern Air Rescue Units responded.  The hikers were located and at 9:30 Monday night, they were flown to Fry Park, where they were met by Search and Rescue personnel and given a ride back to their vehicle on Woody Mountain Road.  

Yarnell Hill transit

Grant funds could be used for a Yarnell Hill Recovery Group Transit Plan.  According to Chris Bridges, Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization Director, 20 thousand dollars was awarded last year to evaluate public and private partnerships for public transit.  However, that information has been obtained through a Regional Mobility Management Plan.  Separately, the Organization Board has approved staff pursue assistance for a shuttle to serve the Granite Mountain Hot Shots Park in Yarnell. ADOT has suggested they are issuing new funding this month that could be used to cover the cost of a Yarnell Hill Recovery Group Transit Plan.  The Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Board will consider an application for additional grant funding at 8 tomorrow morning.  The meeting will be held in the Prescott Valley Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.   

Carnivals and cows are here!

It’s time for carnivals and cows once again.  The Yavapai County Fair opens at 9 tomorrow morning at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds off Fair Street.  During a live appearance on yesterday’s Q and A show with host DJ Fone on KQNA 1130 AM and 95.5 and 99.9 FM, Fair General Manager Rosie Darby explained what will be taking place on the first day of the Fair. Darby says there’s a lot of participation from area schools. Exhibits are open from 9 am to 9 pm today through Saturday and 9 to 4 Sunday, the final day of the Fair.  Special presale family admission passes are available online at until 5 tonight.  

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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