The Central Yavapai Fire District won't be ending its relationship with the Prescott Regional Communications Center. During a special District Board meeting 2 weeks ago, members stated they would be rescinding a letter of intent to terminate an intergovernmental agreement with the Center. The Board officially approved this item during its voting session yesterday afternoon. Now that this action has been taken, Fire Chief Paul Nies says staff will now be looking at timelines for getting issues with the Prescott Center cleared up. The District had plans to create its own emergency dispatch center. However, items related to this proposal died due to lack of motions 2 weeks ago,
Yavapai County high school students can plan for their futures by attending the 6th annual College Fair. Bradshaw Mountain High School will be hosting this free event in its gym from 5 to 7 tomorrow. This College Fair will allow students and parents to interact with Admission Office representatives from a variety of colleges and universities. Armed Forces and military academy representatives will also be on hand to give out information. To prepare for this event, attendees are asked to come up with a short list of questions, decide which colleges interest you and dress appropriately. Bradshaw Mountain is the only rural high school in the state that will be hosting a National College Fair. The gym is located on Long Look Drive.
If you want to learn about efforts to combat domestic violence in Prescott Valley, be at the Town Library at 6:30 tonight. As part of the Police Department's Cop Chat series, domestic violence will be discussed. Representatives from the Violence Against Women Unit are scheduled to make the presentation. This Unit is part of the Criminal Investigations Section and detectives are dedicated to investigating and preventing crimes against women. Cop Chat allows attendees to hear a presentation on a different topic on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. There is also time for questions and an open talk with Police representatives. The Library is located on Civic Circle.
More than 2500 Yavapai County residents are expected to participate in the Great Arizona Shake Out. This event is an opportunity for you to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes. While this drill has been held since 2008, this year will mark the first time Arizona will be participating. At 10:18 Thursday morning, you're asked drop, cover and hold on. Emergency Management experts agree dropping to the ground, taking cover under a sturdy desk or table and holding on until the shaking stops is the best way to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. For more information on how to be included in the drill, log on to shake out.org. According to the Arizona Geological Survey, the Prescott, Flagstaff and Grand Canyon areas are at moderate to high risk from earthquakes. The largest quake near Prescott was a 5.1 Magnitude event in 1976. Clarkdale experienced 2 quakes in January and March of last year.
A reminder to buckle up as a 16 year old from Chino Valley is ejected from his vehicle during a rollover crash. Prescott Valley Police Sergeant Brandon Bonney explains the accident occurred Sunday afternoon at the Highway 89A and Glassford Hill Road. The boy was air lifted to Phoenix Children's Hospital with head trauma. He is listed in stable condition. Bonney says the boy was very lucky to have survived the accident. The investigation is ongoing as to what caused the driver to veer off the roadway. At this time, impairment isn't suspected.
New sidewalks could be coming soon to 2 Dewey-Humboldt streets. Seven bids have been received for some 5 feet wide sidewalks along Corral and Prescott Streets. Koyuk General Contractors had submitted the low bid of just over 80 thousand dollars, but it has been deemed non-responsive. According to Town Manager Yvonne Kimball, the Community Development Block Grant Team found 3 deficiencies in the low bid. It is being recommended the project be awarded to Earth Resources, which has submitted a more than 93 thousand dollar bid. This company is the current contractor for another Community Development Block Grant project, road improvements in the Placer right of way and Wells Street area. Town Council will consider the contract award during its voting session, which starts at 6:30 tonight. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in Council chambers on South Highway 69.
The Prescott Unified School District has updated its policies, and the Humboldt District will be doing the same. These policies involve such items as bidding and purchasing procedures, staff duties and responsibilities and drugs and alcohol use by students. Prescott Superintendent Dave Smucker explains why school boards need to revise these policies from time to time. Prescott School Board members approved the policies earlier this month. Humboldt School District spokeswoman Mariela Bean says administration members are involved with the policy review process. The Humboldt Board will consider approval during its meeting at 6:30 tonight. The meeting will be held in the Transportation Training Facility on Robert Road in Prescott Valley.
Some Humboldt Unified School District policies will be undergoing some changes. Pending approval by School Board members, the new policies will go into effect. Spokeswoman Mariela Bean explains the Arizona School Boards Association reviews these policies on a regular basis. Prescott School Superintendent David Smucker says the changes are the result of action by the state legislature. The Prescott Board approved the revised policies earlier this month. The Humboldt Board will consider doing the same at 6:30 tonight. The meeting will be held in the Transportation Training Facility on Robert Road in Prescott Valley.