The Yavapai County Roads Department worked to clear debris from the mudslides and residents were allowed access to the roadway under escort. The Crown King area was burned by the Gladiator Fire in May and June.
The monsoon rains allowed the Prescott National Forest to lift the fire restrictions that had been in place since early June. Yavapai County and the Central Yavapai Fire District also lifted their fire bans on Wednesday morning.
The owners of the Bird Cage Saloon, the Prescott Food Store and Pearl’s Place Barbecue were presented with a check for 86 thousand dollars on Wednesday afternoon. These 3 businesses were burned in the Whiskey Row Fire in May and the money came from a fundraiser held later that month.
The largest amateur softball tournament in Prescott history got started on Friday. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department announced 65 fast pitch teams would be participating in the Best of the West, which marks the highest number of entries ever hosted for a single tournament. There are also 2 additional teams in the tournament this year.
Prescott Valley’s first Mayor, Richard Addis died Sunday, July 15th after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He moved to Prescott Valley in 1974 and served as Mayor from 1979 to 1981. Addis also served as a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy and retired in 1998. He was 76.
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved a hiring exception for the Superior Court Administrator position Thursday morning. Deborah Schaefer, who has served as Administrator since 1996, is leaving as of August 13th.
The Prescott Valley Town Council discussed ways to put an end to the practice of businesses not remitting their sales taxes. Council expressed support of a measure that would revoke licenses of businesses that refuse to pay their sales taxes.
And attorneys for James Ray asked the Arizona Appeals Court to overturn the self-help guru’s convictions or order a new trial. Ray was sentenced to 2 years in prison last November for negligent homicide following the deaths of sweat lodge participants Kirby Brown, James Shore and Liz Neumann in October 2009.
I'm Bill Monroe and that's your KQNA News Week in Review.