If your little trick or treaters collected more candy last night than they know what to do with, some area dentists will gladly take it off their hands. As part of the Halloween Candy Buyback Program, dentists will offer about a dollar per pound for the sweet treats. The candy is placed in holiday care packages that will be shipped to our troops stationed overseas. Last year, Operation Gratitude received and shipped 125 tons of candy. Participating dental offices on halloweencandybuyback.com include Woodford Orthodontics and Children's Dentistry, both in Cottonwood and Jason Campbell on Whipple Street in Prescott. You should call before bringing the candy over to make sure the buyback program hasn't ended.
Chino Valley's Road 1 East is being extended, but Town Council members have to look at some options first. The first alternative proposed by ADOT will have only 2 left turns for southbound traffic. The first will be at Road 4 and a half South and the second at Road 5 South. According to Town officials, neither of these turns provides a southbound left turn into businesses. The second alternative would have 3 left turns between Roads 4 and 5 South. Council has expressed a desire to do the extension between Roads 3 and 4 South. This will include a left turn into Windy Plaza and the 2 left turns in the first alternative. ADOT wants the design portion to be completed so it can be ready for bid next July. You can learn more about the options as part of Council's study session, which starts at 6 tonight. The meeting will be held in Council chambers on North Highway 89.
While voters are getting ready for the November 6th General Election, Town of Prescott Valley officials are preparing for next March's primary. During a during a Special Session at 5:30 tonight, Town Council members will consider calling for a Primary on March 12th, 2013 and a General Election on May 21st if necessary. The terms of Mayor Harvey Skoog, Councilwoman Patti Lasker and appointees Michael Whiting and Vice Mayor Don Tjiema will be contested. Also during the Special Session, Council will consider a resolution of support for the Home Rule Option. This option, which allows cities and towns to set their own budgets, will also be before voters in March. You can share your comments as part of a public hearing that will be held prior to Council consideration. The meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.
Three kids have been arrested after they allegedly caused major damage to Rimrock High School. Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies had responded to a reported alarm at the school on October 19th. An employee told deputies the suspects had put a hole in a door to gain entry. Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn says deputies had discovered the kids had also forced their way inside a school bus. A 12 year old suspect was arrested last Friday. Two more arrests of a 13 and 11 year old followed on Tuesday. D'Evelyn explains another arrest is expected in this case. All the kids attended Beaver Creek Elementary School.