Cottonwood Police are looking for a suspect who is passing funny money. Last Friday and Sunday, a man used multiple counterfeit 20 dollar bills at the Cottonwood Wal-Mart store to buy some items. Police Sergeant Gareth Braxton describes the suspect. Area merchants are asked to keep an eye out for these fake bills, as Braxton explains they may have been used in other places. If you have information on this suspect, you're asked to call Cottonwood Police at 634-4246 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
Drivers along Senator Highway in Prescott could soon be traveling on a newly paved roadway. As part of ongoing construction, crews will be grading the roadway and constructing new curb and gutter. The grading and construction of curb and gutter from South Mount Vernon Avenue to Nathan Lane is being done in advance of paving operations. Allow additional travel time on this roadway due to lane restrictions and flagging operations. Paving could start as early as this Thursday. Over on South Mount Vernon Avenue, landscaping work is ongoing through the end of this project. Crews will be in contact with affected residents. Project work hours are 7 am to 6 pm through this Friday.
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors and the Planning and Zoning Commission will get a Halloween treat with a review of Zoning Ordinance amendments. Those amendments include financial assurances, urban chickens, entry gates and subdivision regulations. The Board and Commission will also discuss adoption of the 2012 Building Code and the Comprehensive Plan Update. This document for future planning was adopted by the Board last month. It contains Land Use, Transportation, Water Resources and Open Space Elements. Other agenda items include detail zoning for Cordes Junction and the impact of the new supervisorial districts on Boards and Commissions. You can listen in on the discussion during the meeting, which starts at 9 tomorrow morning. The joint Board and Commission session will be held in the County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.
The woman killed in a single vehicle accident on Highway 89 in Prescott has been identified. Just before 1 Sunday afternoon, 48 year old Glendale resident Patsy Banks was traveling near the Phippen Museum when her motorcycle left the roadway and travelled on to the dirt shoulder. Banks, who wasn't wearing a helmet, was ejected from her motorcycle. The bike came to rest on the west shoulder of the highway. She was treated on scene by fire department personnel before she was transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Police are still investigating the cause of the collision. Speed doesn't appear to be a factor.
Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters is facing a crisis, and a little help is needed. There are 200 boys and girls waiting for a big brother or sister, but only 48 volunteers have signed up. Organization President and CEO Kathleen Murphy explains what Bigs do for their Littles. Murphy says there is very little cost associated with this program. For more information on how you can sign up to be a big brother or sister or for a family or couple match, call 778-5135 or go online to azbigs.org.
If you want to find out what's going on with Chino Valley's Animal Control Codes, attend the Public Safety Committee meeting at 7 tonight. The Committee will be discussing the latest version of the code ordinance that was drafted last week. Earlier this month, the Committee discussed with the public the topics of the Ordinance, including animals at large, livestock, hobby breeder, kennel, dangerous dogs and fencing. The ordinance also discusses powers and duties of the Animal Control Officer. You can share your comments on the Ordinance during the meeting, which will be held in Council chambers on north Highway 89.
At 6 tonight in Chino Valley Town Council chambers, the Board of Adjustment will meet to select a new Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson. After those selections have been made, the Board will review its Rules of Procedure.