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Bill's Newscast: Cooling Weather

25 September 2017  

Be ready for fall weather.

Cooler weather is here

Fall is officially here, and that means the weather is getting cooler. There have been strong winds around Northern Arizona as a cold front moves into the region. Darren McCollum from the National Weather Service in Flagstaff explains temperatures will be dropping some 10 degrees. McCollum says don’t expect any rain during this first weekend of fall. Breezy conditions are expected to decrease.

Pickleball Courts in PV?

Prescott has pickleball courts, and Prescott valley could be getting some too. Last night Town Council members heard about an effort to construct 6 pickleball courts at Antelope Park on Cattletrack Drive. Cost of this project is $140K. Pickleball Ambassador Jan Gradle explains how funds will be raised. Gradle says this sport is catching on in the area.

Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Director Brian Witty describes what’s next in the process. Witty explains how the town would assist the Prescott Valley Pickleball Association during construction. Last May, Prescott got its first public pickleball courts at Pioneer Park and a Players Association was formed. Once construction starts in Prescott Valley, this project is expected to take a year to complete.

Cottonwood Transfer Station

The City of Cottonwood Transfer Station is no longer accepting cash payments. City officials say the reason for this decision is someone has been passing counterfeit bills at the station. The Cottonwood Police Department has taken several reports of fake 50 and 100 dollar bills being passed at local businesses. They are looking for a white man and woman who had been passing the bills in Cottonwood and Jerome. Starting tomorrow, only credit or debit cards will be accepted at the Transfer Station on Mingus Avenue. The station is closed Sunday through Tuesday. Hours are 8 am to 3 pm Wednesdays, noon to 5 Thursday and Friday and 8 am to 5:30 pm Saturday. Anyone who has questions on the payment change can call the City of Cottonwood Public Works Department at (928) 634-8033.


The 11th annual Prescott Intertribal Powwow was at Watson Lake Park this weekend. This event featured music, food, dancing and art. The powwow started with gourd dancing and the Grand Entry. The Grand Entry involves men, women, boys and girls dancing in traditional regalia. Everyone is asked to stand as flags are brought in. All veterans were honored with the Warrior’s Medal of Valor. There was a hand drum contest with a first place prize of $100. The powwow concluded Sunday with gourd dancing at 10 and a Grand Entry at noon. Watson Lake Park is located off Highway 89.


Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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