I’m Bill Monroe. Prescott Police worked to determine what caused the death of 50 year old Phoenix resident Warren Waters. Waters’ body was found on the roof of a gas station at Iron Springs Road and Gail Gardner Way Monday afternoon. He was a private vendor working on the station’s air conditioning system.
The deadline for write-in school board candidates to get their paperwork filed was Wednesday. Regular candidates had to file for the November 6th election by August 8th, and write-in packets became available the next day. The deadline to vote early in person for the August 28th Primary was Friday.
The Prescott Valley Town Council made a change it hopes will put an end to an unfair business practice Thursday night. Council has given the Town Clerk the authority to revoke an existing business license or to refuse to issue a new one. This is for businesses that don’t submit sales tax collections to the town. There are currently liens on 19 businesses for failure to submit those collections.
The 12th annual Jazz Summit kicked off with a free concert at the downtown Courthouse Plaza Friday afternoon. A Meet the Musicians reception was held at the Elk’s Opera House that night, followed by a concert and dancing.
A second Whiskey Row Fire this year was averted, thanks to the sprinkler system at the historic Hotel St. Michael. On Tuesday night, a sprinkler in the basement laundry room had been activated and was spraying water above a pile of burning rags on top of a washing machine. Cotton towels soaked in oil and grease that had been placed in a plastic bag to be cleaned created a chemical reaction that started the fire.
On Wednesday night, a 73 year old Sedona woman drove through the front of the Circle K store on Highway 79 in the Village of Oak Creek. Neither the woman nor anyone inside the store was injured. On July 31st, 73 year old Frank Strattman drove through the front of the Circle K on Main Street in Cottonwood.
The Prescott Valley Town Council approved 500 thousand dollars in funding from the Yavapai County Flood Control District Thursday night. The funds will be used for the Western Boulevard Phase 3 Storm Water Management project and the Agua Fria Flood Plain Study.
And flooding in the Gladiator Fire burn area prompted Governor Jan Brewer to issue an Emergency Declaration for Yavapai County. This declaration frees up funding for flood repairs, particularly along Crown King Road. A closure of that road remains in effect between Cleator and the Poland Creek Bridge until further notice.
I'm Bill Monroe and that's your KQNA News Week in Review.