The Chino Valley Town Council will be talking transit, and you can get an update at 6 tonight. On Council’s agenda is consideration of a Transit Advertising Policy and Procedures. Chino Valley Transit has developed a policy and agreement that would allow solicitation of advertising on bus space. Funds raised through ads would be used to support the bus system. Transit Advisory Committee member Ed Steinbeck is scheduled to give a financial report on transit operations during the meeting, which will be held in Town Council chambers on North Highway 89. The Committee is scheduled to hear an update on advertising and sponsorships during its meeting at 3 tomorrow afternoon. Other updates will be presented on bus shelters, Interfaith Council discussions, a Transit Manager contract and the Volunteer Rider program. The meeting will be held in the Community Center Conference Room on North Road 1 East.
Some streets in Dewey-Humboldt need crack sealing done, so Town officials plan on bidding this project out. The work involves nearly 2 miles of roadway with no curb and gutter, as well as 2 and a half miles of a preservative pavement seal. The deadline for sealed bids has been set for August 30th and the project is estimated to cost nearly 40 thousand dollars. Roads that are expected to receive a fog coating include Old Black Canyon Highway, Dewey and Meadow Roads, Pony Place and Quarter Horse Lane. Roads that have been recommended for crack sealing include Main Street, Old Black Canyon Highway and Dewey and Meadow Roads. Council will discuss this project and give direction to staff during its meeting at 2 this afternoon in Town Hall, located on South Highway 69.
It’s 2 down and 1 to go for the Yavapai Humane Society’s planned expansion project. On August 6th, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved 20 thousand dollars towards the expansion, which would be used to provide medical care for sick animals at the Sundog Ranch Road facility. Humane Society Director Ed Boks explains he appreciates the support from the Board. Last Thursday, the Prescott Valley Town Council approved a 10 thousand dollar contribution. The Prescott City Council is expected to do the same at 3 this afternoon, and Boks says that will put them closer to their fundraising goal. The meeting will be held in Council chambers on South Cortez Street.
The grades for area schools are in, and the Prescott Unified School District has received an A. The Arizona Department of Education has introduced an A to F Accountability System for all district and charter schools. Prescott Superintendent David Smucker explains what is looked at in addition to AIMS test results to determine the grades. Smucker adds receiving the top grade was a cooperative effort. Within the District, Abia Judd Elementary, Skyview School and Granite Mountain Middle School have received an A grade. In Chino Valley, Del Rio and Territorial Elementary have received B’s and the high school has a C. In the Humboldt School District, Mountain View Elementary and Humboldt Elementary are the only schools that got an A.
The Humboldt Unified School District is going solar, and officials are hoping to expand the program to additional schools. APS solar structures are being put in place at Lake Valley, Liberty and Mountain View Elementary Schools. District spokeswoman Mariela Bean explains what’s involved in this process. Not only do the structures provide shade for the parking and playground areas during the day, they provide LED lighting at night. The systems are expected to be operational by the end of this month. Bean says other schools have been selected for the solar program. School Board members are expected to give approval to a Memorandum of Understanding for the Solar Program at the 3 schools at 6:30 tonight. The meeting will be held at Coyote Springs Elementary School on East Highway 89A. One person has been injured and 4 arrests have been made following a drive by shooting in Cottonwood. Twenty-two year old Daniel Hoke claims 21 year old Jacob Conway asked him to come to his Angus Circle home to fight. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn explains what happened once Hoke arrived at the home with 3 other people, including 23 year old Glenn Johnson at around 2:30 Thursday morning. Conway was injured in the leg by the shot fired by Johnson into the home. D’Evelyn says the alleged suspects have been located and are now in custody. Conway and 22 year old Vanessa Gonzales have been arrested for hindering prosecution. Detectives are working to determine who fired the shot from inside the home.
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Detectives are trying to figure out who shot at a vehicle from inside an Angus Circle home in Cottonwood. Twenty-two year old Daniel Hoke arrived at the home at around 2:30 Thursday morning to fight 21 year old Daniel Conway. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says a drive by shooting took place instead. Before that shot was fired by 23 year old Glenn Johnson, someone fired from inside the home, but it’s not clear who. Hoke and Johnson are facing multiple charges, including 5 counts each of endangerment and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, drive by shooting and discharge of a firearm towards a structure. Conway and 22 year old Vanessa Gonzales have been arrested for hindering prosecution.