I'm Kim Kapin.
Abia Judd Elementary School in Prescott celebrated its silver anniversary on Tuesday with the public unveiling of a memorial display commemorating the school's namesake. Guided public tours exhibited Judd's lifelong contributions to local education.
Also on Tuesday, the Chino Valley Town Council approved a $28,000 professional services agreement with Walker Consulting. The firm will work with town departments to develop budgets and prepare a strategic plan.
At it's bi- monthly meeting at Prescott City Hall, the General Plan Committee on Wednesday discussed creation of a culture, arts and entertainment district. The Committee is in the process of updating it's general plan which focuses on recommendations benefiting Prescott's future.
The Yavapai Family Advocacy Center and the Prescott Valley Police Department hosted a "Take Back the Night" event on Wednesday evening for family violence victims. Mayor Harvey Skoog issued a proclamation at the event commemorating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Two noteworthy retirement announcements were made. Sky Smeltzer, the Yavapai College baseball coach announced Wednesday that he was leaving the program after sixteen years to pursue business opportunities in the Denver, Colorado area. Smeltzer is the all-time winningest coach in Rough Rider history. And, Prescott Police Chief Mike Kabbel announced his retirement, citing medical reasons. He began serving as Chief in 2009 and has been with Prescott PD since 1990. He will retire as of December 31.
A $35 million project that will increase capacity at Prescott's airport wastewater treatment plant was approved Tuesday by Prescott City Council. At completion, the plant will have a 3.75 million gallon treatment capacity.
And the Arizona Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced approval of a $12 million project for construction of a third lane on i-17 at the top of Copper Canyon in the Verde Valley. construction is expected to start early next year and be completed by the end of 2013.
i'm Kim Kapin and that's your KQNA News Week in Review.