Today: Dec 15 , 2019

Bill's Newscast: Job Growth Comes to Yavapai County

Yavapai County saw a more than 5% increase in manufacturing jobs from last March.

Cyber Threat Education

Learn about cyber threats, protection strategies and resources to improve Arizona’s cyber resilience.  The City of Cottonwood is hosting a free cybersecurity workshop at 9 tomorrow morning.  City officials say everyone is under attack by cyber criminals, hacktivists and nation states.  Everyone needs to be able to prevent, detect, respond and recover from cyber attacks.  By sharing information and safeguarding ourselves, families, businesses, organizations and governments, we help protect our nation and the internet.  The Cybersecurity workshop will be held in the City of Cottonwood Public Safety Building on 6th Street.  For more information or to reserve a seat, call City Information Technology Department Manager John Carter at (928) 340-2709.  

Prescott Council meets Tuesday

The Prescott City Council will be starting things off early tomorrow.  Before its 3 pm voting session tomorrow, Council meets at 10 to discuss an agreement between ADOT, Yavapai County and the City regarding Prescott’s takeover and ownership of Highway 89 between the Watson Lake roundabout and Highway 89A.  Also on the agenda is Essential Air Service contracts at the Prescott Airport.  This meeting, which is closed to the public, will be held in the Lower Level Conference Room at City Hall on South Cortez Street.  At 1, Council meets to discuss possible charter amendments, including how votes are counted during City elections.  According to City Manager Michael Lamar, there are a number of clean-up items where the charter provisions are outdated and no longer applicable, or otherwise in need of revision.   Some or all the changes could be forwarded to the public for a vote.  This meeting will be held in Prescott City Council chambers.  

$1K Reward for information regarding Anival Diaz-Moreno

One thousand dollars in cash could be yours if you have information that leads to the arrest of a wanted fugitive.  Anival Diaz-Moreno is wanted by Prescott Valley Police for felony trespassing that occurred 1 week ago.  While police were investigating this incident it was revealed Moreno had been carrying a handgun and he made statements to friends the police won’t be able to take him alive.  He’s also wanted by police for aggravated assault and endangerment on a police officer and felony flight that occurred last Thursday in Prescott Valley.  Moreno is also wanted by the Maricopa County Superior Court for a felony warrant issued with a bond of 20 thousand dollars for failure to appear on a dangerous drugs charge, and by Wickenburg Police for felony flight from police last Thursday.  

Anyone who has seen this suspect or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 911, Prescott Valley Police at 772-9267, Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or your local law enforcement agency.  

Yavapai County adds jobs

Good news for those seeking employment, Yavapai County is seeing an increase in job growth.  The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity has released its employment report for March, which shows Yavapai County with a more than 3 percent increase in job growth over last year.  Office spokesman Doug Walls says this rise in non-farm jobs was expected. Walls explains Arizona’s economy continues to grow, up more than 2 percent. Yavapai County also saw a more than 5 percent increase in manufacturing job employment from last March and construction related job employment is up 8 percent over that same period. 


Possible Walk-Out in HUSD

Humboldt Unified School District officials are preparing for a possible school walk-out this Thursday.  According to Superintendent Dan Streeter, there are plans in place that include operating schools as usual, keeping schools open as long as there’s adequate staff, operating with limited staff or full school closures.  Officials will make every effort to avoid closing schools.  If limited staff is available, schools will remain open to provide breakfast and lunch for students.  Transportation and class instruction won’t be available.  Streeter adds schools will be operating on normal schedules today through Wednesday and officials plan on providing updates as to the rest of the week to give parents as much time as possible to prepare.  Updates will be posted on the Humboldt Unified School District website, school websites and social media.  

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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