If you’re planning a trip to Fossil Creek at the Verde River, you’ll need to find another fishing spot. Fossil Creek will be closed starting tomorrow to remove small mouth bass from a portion of the creek. The purpose of the temporary closure is for public safety and to allow the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the U.S. Forest Service and U.S Fish and Wildlife to complete the removal and monitor conditions. Non-native fish were removed from the creek in 2004, but bass came back last year. The closure will remain in effect until September 28th, or until the removal is complete.
Town of Dewey-Humboldt staff members have some questions on the local sales tax that they want to get answered. During a July meeting, staff and Council members came up with a list of sales tax questions, such as how the submission and collection process works, which government officials are authorized to access information and which businesses and activities are exempt from this tax. Representatives from the Arizona Department of Revenue, which collects the town’s tax, are scheduled to make a presentation to Council during a special session at 2 tomorrow afternoon. The Department has received the list of questions to review. A presentation will also be made on Fiscal Year 2012 financial statements during the meeting, which will be held in Council chambers on South Highway 69.
If you’re interested in where the Yavapai College Governing Board stands on student housing, you can find out their position at 1 tomorrow afternoon. As part of its voting session, the Board will consider either moving ahead on renovations of the existing residence halls or getting out of student housing altogether. The College’s Housing Team is recommending that 1.5 million dollars in renovations at Kachina Hall take place next summer, followed by 1 million dollars in work at Marapai Hall in summer 2014. It has been proposed that a $7 million apartment complex replace Supai Hall in 2015 if occupancy rates remain high. The Board will decide whether the College should continue to have Residence Halls during the meeting, which will be held in the Rock House on the Prescott Campus on East Sheldon Street.
A Dewey-Humboldt woman with 3 DUI convictions still got behind the wheel, and now she has been arrested for a 4th offense. Last week, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputies saw 40 year old Cynthia Trapp driving an SUV on Prescott Dells Road near Highway 69 in Dewey-Humboldt. Deputies knew Trapp’s license had been revoked but she still picked up 2 of her children at a bus stop. Trapp was stopped on Lavender Road and deputies determined she had been driving impaired following sobriety tests. She admitted to taking prescription medications 3 hours prior to the stop and that she was on probation for a prior DUI. Trapp is now facing charges of aggravated DUI for her revoked license, having children under 15 in the vehicle at the time of the offense and for her third DUI in 6 years. Her kids were released at home under supervision.
An analysis of Antelope Hills Golf Course will help answer questions regarding financial performance and management options for restaurant operations. As part of its voting session at 3 tomorrow afternoon, the Prescott City Council will consider an agreement with the National Golf Foundation for an operational review and economic impact analysis of the course. Councilman Len Scamardo explains why financial performance and other items need to be looked at. Scamardo, who is helping city staff with a financial evaluation of the course, explains he would like to see a private operator take over the Manzanita Grill. Council’s voting session will be held at City Hall on South Cortez Street.
A free trial for wrinkle cream is leaving consumers with frown lines. Consumers are claiming the Chandler based Arizona Nutraceutical offers a risk free trial of Dermapure wrinkle cream through social and print media ads. Unfortunately, Yavapai County Better Business Bureau Director Mary Hawkes explains these trials often come with strings attached. Hawkes says you can take steps to avoid being scammed.
The Bureau challenged advertising on Dermapure’s website in February, urging the company to make it clear that consumers would automatically be enrolled in an auto ship program upon requesting a free trial. The disclaimer has been changed, but the statement is still unclear about the auto ship program. Hawkes says you should always check before making any purchase with an unknown company. Hawkes explains what do if you think you’ve fallen victim to this scam. The Chandler based Arizona Neutraceutical currently has an F rating with the Bureau due to advertising issues and failure to resolve customer complaints.