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Bill's Newscast: Grand Marshal for the 2017 Christmas Parade Announced

14 September 2017  

Tommy Meredith has been announced as the Grand Marshal of the Christmas Parade in Prescott. 

Prescott Chamber of Commerce recognizes Tommy Meredith for his work in lighting the Courthouse

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce has announced the Grand Marshal for the 2017 Christmas Parade.   During yesterday’s Talk of the Town on KQNA 1130AM and 95.5 and 99.9 FM, host and Chamber of Commerce Director Sheri Heiney announced Tommy Meredith will be this year’s Grand Marshal.  Meredith calls this as big an honor as he could ever expect. Meredith owned Jersey Lilly Saloon on Whiskey Row for more than 15 years before he sold it earlier this year.  He has been involved in raising funds for the annual Courthouse Lighting through the Friends of Jersey Lilly campaign, and this year is no exception.  Heiney has also announced a new event to tie into the parade. The first annual Grand Marshal Gala will be held on Thursday, November 30th at 6 pm in the Plaza View Ballroom on Gurley Street.  The 35th annual Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting will be held on Saturday, December 2nd in downtown Prescott.

Residential Development in the Prescott Country Club area.

New residential development will be before the Prescott Valley Town Council at 5:30 tonight.  Council is being asked to consider a General Plan amendment from low usage to medium and high density residential use on a more than 4 acre parcel in the Prescott Country Club area.  The parcel is located between the 1st, 8th and 9th fairways within the Country Club golf course. Seventy-five townhomes had been approved in the Cottonwood Springs area in the early 1980’s.  The current owners are now proposing to relocate 40 of those townhomes.  Staff members support the amendment as the first step in a proposal to redistribute new residential units.  Reduction of the density of the already approved use in the Cottonwood Springs area will reduce any impacts on existing neighborhoods within the Country Club.  The Prescott Valley Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.  

School Board vacancies in Seligman and Skull Valley

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is working to fill 2 School Board vacancies.  Jan Lockhart has resigned from the Seligman Unified School District Board as of yesterday because she’s moving out of state.  Skull Valley Elementary School District Board member Britanny Smith didn’t give a reason for her resignation, also effective yesterday.   The deadline for letters of interest for the Seligman School Board position is Thursday, October 5th, with interviews to follow on October 10th.  An appointment should be announced the following day.  The deadline for letters of interest for the Skull Valley Board position is October 6th.  Finalists are scheduled to be interviewed October 12th with an appointment expected the following day.  Both terms run through the end of the year.  For more information, contact Carter at (928) 925-6560.  

Mingus Avenue discussion deadline extended

There’s more time to share your comments on the design of Mingus Avenue.  The original deadline for the survey, which is available online at, was September 8th.  However, City of Cottonwood officials have extended that deadline to September 30th.  The roadway alignment exhibit between 8th and Main Streets can be viewed and the public questionnaire answered on the City’s website.  The Town is seeking input on how residents and visitors would like to see the Mingus Corridor developed.  

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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