Today: Jan 21 , 2019

Bill's Newscast: Don't Feed the Animals

Don't feed the animals!

CYMPO looks forward

The purpose of the draft Fiscal Year 2019 Unified Planning Work Program is to use regional leadership in planning and promoting a comprehensive transportation system.  Proposed projects in Fiscal Year 2019 include using the updated traffic model and recommendations to develop short, mid and long range planning priorities for the region and implementing them into planning processes.  The Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Board held a meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss the draft.

Don’t get lost on the trails.

With people hitting area trails due to the warmer weather, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is sharing some tips to keep you from getting lost. Spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn explains you should always bring someone with you on your hike and let family or friends know of your plans. D’Evelyn says you should be prepared for anything that might happen. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team has already rescued a 15 year old hiker from Sedona Butte.  Last Thursday, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office assisted a hiker who was lost and another who was injured in the West Fork Trail area.   

New Development in Prescott Valley?

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to consider new development.  The Jasper Project is a development consisting of more than 12 hundred acres near Highway 89A and the Granville subdivision.  According to Community Development Director Richard Parker, an agreement addresses the timing and financing of public improvements needed for the project, including water storage and delivery, wastewater collection, parks, trails and public property.  The agreement also addresses on and off-site roadway construction.  During discussions on this project last week, Parker and Development representative Jason Gisi answered questions from Council.  They both have indicated the agreement is considered an appropriate balance of the risks of development and the benefits to the community.  The Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.  

Replacement water tank and pump station.

Learn about a new Prescott water tank and pump station project.   The Zone 16 Project will include replacement of the existing tank inside the Hidden Valley Ranch subdivision with a new 250 thousand gallon tank.  Other improvements include tank access road improvements, upsizing of the water main in Haisley Road from Senator Highway to Valley Ranch Circle, increasing the capacity of the Virginia Street pump station and upsizing of the water main from Virginia to the Prescott Community Church property.  City of Prescott officials say this project will provide improved water delivery and increased fire protection to the area.  An informational open house meeting on this project will occur at 4:30 this afternoon in the Cornell Activity Center, located off White Spar Road and Hidden Valley Drive.     

Don’t feed the wildlife

A couple of reminders for residents and visitors not to feed wildlife.   On February 5th, Arizona Game and Fish officials had received information that a 79 year old woman was bitten by a javelina in a neighborhood near Sedona.  The attack occurred at around 4 in the afternoon and the woman received severe bite wounds to her leg as she tried to stop the javelina from attacking her dogs.  A wildlife officer has confirmed the woman was intentionally feeding a herd of javelina at her home.  On February 25th, Game and Fish officials had received information an elderly man had been bitten by a javelina in Oak Creek Village as he was feeding a herd of javelina in his backyard.  The victim has been going through preventative rabies shots.  Game and Fish officials say as wildlife are fed by people, they lose their fear of humans and become dependent on unnatural food sources, putting the person doing the feeding, their neighbors and the wildlife at risk.  

Jeramy Plumb Memorial Scholarship Endowment

A memorial scholarship has been set up for Mountain Institute Joint Technology Education District Superintendent Jeramy Plumb.  Plumb passed away March 14th following a battle with pancreatic cancer.  The Arizona Agricultural Education and Future Farmers of America Foundation have set up the Jeramy Plumb Memorial Scholarship Endowment.  More information on how to donate is available at  Services for the 42 year old Plumb will be held Saturday morning at the Prescott Valley LDS Stake Center, located on Pronghorn Parkway.  The viewing is at 9 and the service follows an hour later.   


Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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