Numerous closures will be in effect for Monday's Labor Day holiday, so you'll have to hold off on doing city or town business that day. In addition to City and Town Halls, Police Administrative Offices, banks, Post Offices, libraries and Fire Stations will be closed. The Prescott Valley Library closure will also be in effect on Tuesday. No classes will be held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Prescott and Yavapai College, as well as in the area school districts. If you're a Best Pick Disposal customer, your Monday pick up day has been changed to tomorrow. Patriot Disposal will do pickups on Tuesday. City of Prescott residential trash customers are asked to place their containers curbside by 6 Tuesday morning. All remaining routes will be serviced on regular pickup days and the Sundog Road Transfer Station will be closed for the holiday.
Months of work on a future planning document for Yavapai County are about to come to an end. During its meeting at 9 Tuesday morning, the County Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of the Comprehensive Plan. Board Chairman Tom Thurman explains what the plan entails. Thurman says the 113 page plan was reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission, with a recommendation of approval by the Board. You can share your comments on the plan during the Board meeting, which will be held in the County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.
The Prescott City Council will be conducting interviews with the City Attorney candidates Tuesday morning. Twelve people applied for the position by the August 13th deadline. Nine are from Arizona and 3 are from out of state. The 3 finalists include Ellen Van Riper, who has been practicing law in the Phoenix area for 25 years; J. Lee Robbins, a lawyer from Indianapolis, Indiana and Charles Apt the third, a lawyer from Iola, Kansas. City Attorney Gary Kidd retired last month and Eugene Neil is serving in the interim. The interviews and discussion of the finalists start at 9:30 in the Lower Level Conference Room at City Hall, located on South Cortez Street. No action will be taken during the Executive Session.
If you're heading up to the Sedona area this holiday weekend, you need to be bear aware. Arizona Game and Fish officials are monitoring some bear sightings in the Boynton Canyon area near Sedona. While the most recent reports have been of a female with cubs, it is believed there are other bears in the area. Game and Fish spokesman Jim Paxon says if you see a bear, you need to call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-352-0700. Game and Fish Public Information Officer Shelly Shepherd is recommending that you don't run from a bear, since it might instinctively want to chase and catch you. Instead, stay calm, face the bear and slowly back away. Speak loudly or yell and make loud noises by banging pans or using whatever is available.
One hundred years of cowboys will be celebrated in Chino Valley tomorrow. That's the theme of the 26th annual Territorial Days Parade, which starts at 9:15 at Roads 2 North and 1 West from Heritage Middle School to Memory Park. If you can't be there in person, you can listen to the parade live on Cattle Country, 94.3 FM KDDL. During Monday's live Talk of the Town on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 FM, Chamber of Commerce Director Ab Jackson said if you show up tomorrow morning, you better bring your appetite. Jackson explains where you can get more information on this event. Live music, kids' activities and arts and crafts will be featured at Memory Park from 11 to 5. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served by the Chino Valley Firefighters Association. Also in Chino Valley this weekend, Granite Creek Vineyards on North Road 1 East will be hosting its Labor Day Weekend Harvest Festival. Hours are noon to 5 tomorrow and Sunday.
Good news for holiday travelers, there aren't any construction related closures planned over the Labor Day weekend. According to ADOT officials, there are some work zones that will remain in place on I-17 at Cordes Junction and Munds Park. Drivers are urged to use caution, as reduced speed limits and lane changes will be in effect. Prescott Police Lieutenant Ken Morley says there are some simple steps you can take to avoid any holiday fender benders. Morley adds law enforcement officers will be out in force looking for impaired drivers. If you do over celebrate, you're urged to find a friend or family member give you a ride or take a taxi home.