A 12 year old Chino Valley boy is recovering from injuries suffered when he was hit by a car. Chino Valley Police Commander Mark Garcia explains the accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 89 and Road 2 South just after 6:30 Tuesday night. Garcia describes how the accident happened. Witnesses have confirmed Lord had the green light and was traveling at a speed of 45 miles per hour. No citations have been issued and the accident remains under investigation.
You won't be able to use the Alto Pit Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area this weekend due to a motorcycle trials event. Prescott National Forest spokeswoman Debbie Maneely explains the closure will go into effect at 7 tomorrow night. Maneely says there are other options if you are looking to take your off-highway vehicle out for a ride. Alto Pit, which is located off Iron Springs Road in Prescott, will reopen at 7 Monday morning. For more information on this weekend's event, go online to centralarizonatrials.com.
Prescott downtown business owners will have to wait a month to see if a section of South Montezuma Street will get a name change. An effort is underway to officially name the 100 block of South Montezuma Historic Whiskey Row. Palace Restaurant owner Dave Michelson is leading the charge, and he says costs associated with the name change would be minimal. The Prescott Preservation Commission had been scheduled to consider the name change during its meeting at 8 tomorrow morning. Commissioners are asking to defer action until November 9th so all input can be received on this request.
The Town of Prescott Valley won't be receiving Special State Project funds, but officials will be trying again in another round of grants. The 300 thousand dollars in grant funding would've been used for the 3rd phase of Loos Drive improvements. The Town wasn't successful in its application, but the Arizona Department of Housing has opened up a second round of housing. The deadline to apply is December 17th. You can share your comments as part of the first of 2 public hearings scheduled for 5:30 tonight. Following the hearing, Council will consider an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Arizona Parks Board. This agreement is for a Site Steward Program to preserve and protect the Town's archaeological resources. The hearing and meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.
If you have questions on the 9 propositions that will appear on the November ballot, you can get some answers tomorrow. A General Election Town Hall will be held at 3 at Las Fuentes Resort Village on Scott Drive in Prescott. That night at 7, the Town of Chino Valley will host a Town Hall in Council chambers on North Highway 89. These meetings are free and open to the public. Secretary of State Ken Bennett is hosting 25 Town Halls throughout the state. Attendees can learn about the ballot propositions and pose questions to staff members. These events wrap up on Tuesday, October 30th in Wickenburg.
Don't pour the milk on those Mini-Wheats just yet, that cereal may be part of a food recall. The FDA has initiated the voluntary recall due to the possible presence of metal fragments from a faulty manufacturing part. Affected products include only Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Unfrosted with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date. If you have these products or have questions, you can call Kellogg's at 1-800-962-1413. You can also go online and use the Contact Us feature on kelloggs.com. For more information on the recalled products, visit yavapaihealth.com.
District One Congressman Paul Gosar wants answers to questions about lapses in security in Libya. Gosar has questioned Federal Government officials affiliated with the U.S. mission in Libya. He has asked why multiple requests for additional resources and protections for U.S. personnel and facilities were denied. Gosar says the attack on the Consulate last month should have been anticipated and protected against. Gosar adds the September 11th attack that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans was well orchestrated. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a special hearing yesterday on the attack. Gosar explains there were no demonstrations in front of the Consulate as the Obama administration said at first. The hearing has investigated the request for further security against numerous threats. Also discussed was breaches of security and how the Government can better prepare and protect the thousands of U.S. personnel stationed at diplomatic posts around the world.