The Prescott Courthouse Plaza will be going to the dogs this Sunday. The 6th annual Dogtoberfest runs from 10 to 3. During a recent appearance on KQNA's Pet Corner, Prescott Dog Magazine editor Ann Harrington described what will be taking place at this event. A blessing of the animals will take place at 10:15 and dog races will be held at 2:30. Harrington adds there will be lots of vendors on hand as well. For more information on this event, log on to prescottdog.com.
Traffic on I-17 in the Cordes Junction area is about to undergo a major change. ADOT spokeswoman Tricia Lewis says old bridges and ramps will be closed and new ones will be opened starting this Sunday. Lewis explains you will notice some changes when you're traveling in the area. The on ramp to northbound I-17 at the new Arcosanti Traffic Interchange will open as part of construction. To view the map of the traffic shift, visit azdot.gov.
Want to learn more about Prescott's great outdoors? A free recreation event will be the place to get information this weekend. The City of Prescott is hosting the first ever Outdoor Recreation Festival and Expo at Watson Lake Park. This festival starts at 9 tomorrow morning, but spokesman Walt Anderson says a kick-off event will be held at 7 tonight. This event will be held in the Prescott Gateway Mall Community Room. The free festival and expo will include music, food, vendors, clinics and demonstrations. Anderson explains why it's important to celebrate the great outdoors. Hours are 9 to 7 tomorrow and 9 to 5 Sunday. For more information, go online to cityofprescott.net.
Plenty of information on women's health will be available from 9 to 1 tomorrow. The Celebrate Life Women's Health Expo will include presentations by health experts and giveaways. Yavapai Regional Medical Center Community Outreach Coordinator Roxanne Hull explains this Expo is being held for 2 reasons. Information on free mammography screening will be available. Hull says it's important for women to get themselves checked for breast cancer. The expo will be held at YRMC East, located on East Florentine Road in Prescott Valley. Admission is free.
Chino Valley Transit is looking to expand. Last night Prescott Valley Town Council members heard a presentation on the Yavapai Regional Transit Plan. Liz Toone, Executive Director of New Horizons Living Center, explains why she wants to partner with Chino Valley Transit on this plan. Transit Advisory Committee Chairman Ron Romley says the plan would increase the current service area. Romley says the Chino Valley system has been a success. Chris Bridges, Executive Director of the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization explains where the process goes from here. An application for transit funding is due to ADOT by December 7th. CYMPO will be assisting with that process. The Prescott Valley Town Council is in favor of a letter of support that will be included with the application.