Today: Jan 21 , 2019

Bill's Newscast: Prescott Valley Days!

It’s time for Prescott Valley Days!

Prescott Valley Days

New events have been added to this year’s Prescott Valley Days.  The first ever Bear Dash 5K follows the Prescott Valley Days Parade at 10:30 tomorrow morning.  During a live appearance on Talk of the Town on KQNA 1130 Am, 95.5 and 99.9 FM Tuesday, Bradshaw Mountain High School Athletic Director Tony Miller described this run and walk. The first Ranch to Table Dinner is at 5 tomorrow night in the Downtown Entertainment District.  Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce Director Marnie Uhl explains why this event is being held. Danny Romero and the Arizona Territory perform following the dinner.  The Prescott Valley Days carnival opens at 5 tonight, 11 tomorrow morning and noon Sunday.  


What to do about the old Admin facilities?

The Prescott Unified School District Governing Board meets at 1 this afternoon for continued discussion on a sale of the former District Offices property.  The Board met in a meeting that was closed to the public Tuesday night, but when it reconvened into open session, no decision on modifications to the sale and purchase agreement was made.  Another closed session in the District Office Board Room on Gurley Street will include further discussion on the modifications, which will remain confidential until the close of escrow.  The former District Offices are located on Granite Street.  The move from that location was made in March and a Grand Opening was held on May 1st.     

 PVED Days

Prescott Valley’s Economic Development Coordinator has received a special honor.  Coordinator Ben Hooper has received an Arizona Association for Economic Development’s Distinguished by Excellence award.  Association representatives say this award honors individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the Association, as well as the economic growth within the state of Arizona.  Hooper has been honored for his immediate impact on the Association within the first few months of joining.  He has become an active leader of the Northern Arizona committee and was instrumental in organizing a Prescott Valley symposium titled “The Economic and Community Value of Sports.”  

Hooper also chaired the organization’s Fall Forum in Prescott.  Association representatives call both these events highly successful in terms of education, collaboration and participation.  

Time for a Swim! 

Children in the Paulden area will be able to ride for free to the Chino Valley Aquatic Center.  Ron Romley, Chairman of the Yavapai Regional Transit Board, had approached Town of Chino Valley staff for Council support to help defray costs of taking children and adults to the aquatic center for the 2018 Swim Season, which starts May 25th.  Yavapai Regional Transit has provided this transportation opportunity for Paulden children for several years. Chino Valley Town Council members have approved a 17 hundred dollar contribution towards this effort, which had participation from 400 kids last year.  Romley adds this contribution helps with fuel and maintenance costs.   

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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