A fair time is expected at Tim’s Toyota Center starting tomorrow. The Yavapai Fair returns to the Center in Prescott Valley for the second straight year. Exhibits run from noon to 9 pm tomorrow and the carnival will be open from 4 to 10. Center General Manager Gary Spiker explains the theme of this year’s fair is Happy 100th Birthday, Arizona. Mary Johnson, who serves on the Yavapai County Fair Association Board of Directors, says more information on how to volunteer for the Fair is available online at yavapaifair.com. For ticket information, call the center at 772-1819 or go online to timstoyotacenter.com. The Fair runs through Sunday night at 7.
It’s back to the drawing board for the Occupy Prescott group asking for support of a constitutional amendment. Earlier this month, Occupy Prescott spokesman Thomas Atkins presented a petition to Council for a resolution of support of a Corporations Are Not People amendment. Council couldn’t vote on it at that time because the meeting was for discussion items only, but they did vote to deny the petition request yesterday. Atkins explains the organization will regroup in an attempt to bring the petition back for Council consideration. Councilman Chris Kuknyo, who participated in the meeting by phone, stated he would be willing to meet with the group to refine the resolution. Atkins says Occupy Prescott is looking forward to those discussions. Occupy Prescott had made a presentation on the resolution in April and supporters regularly show up every Tuesday to the Council meetings.
An investigation that started 3 years ago has resulted in the arrest of a 48 year old Cornville man for alleged possession of child pornography. In late 2009, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents learned of a website chat room used to distribute and receive child pornography.
Agents monitored the chat room and discovered Troy Curtis had posted 56 images. In August 2010, agents and U.S. Marshals served a search warrant at Curtis’ home and seized a computer, storage cards and devices. Several hundred images and at least 13 similar video files were found. Last week, Curtis admitted to downloading and storing child porn based on the prior investigation. As a result, he has been arrested for 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. An additional computer and storage drives have also been seized and are being examined for illicit images.
Two Prescott Valley teens are recovering from injuries suffered in a collision on Glassford Hill Road. Last week, 18 year old Raul Rojas was turning left from Glassford to Long Look Drive into Bradshaw Mountain High School. There were also 2 seventeen year old boys and 18 year old Ruben Lara in the vehicle. Rojas turned directly in front of a pickup truck driven by 51 year old Eric Duncan. The truck collided with the first vehicle, causing it to spin before coming to rest along the southwest corner of the intersection. Neither the driver nor passenger in the truck was injured. Rojas was treated on scene for his injuries while the front seat passenger was treated and released at Yavapai Regional Medical Center East. Lara lost consciousness and suffered a possible head injury. The other back seat passenger suffered possible head trauma. Both were flown to Flagstaff Medical Center, where they were treated and released. Rojas has been cited for failure to yield and no proof of insurance and Duncan faces a possible Aggravated DUI charge.