You won’t be able to access Yavapai Library Network services tomorrow. Library officials say services will be down from 7 am to 5 pm. The downtime is the result of the transfer of technology infrastructure from the Prescott Public Library to the Yavapai County Administration Building on Fair Street. The shutdown will affect County residents’ ability to access library services from home, including the online library catalog. All county libraries will be open during normal hours. Staff can help patrons find items while the online catalog is unavailable. Forty-three academic, public and school libraries belong to the Yavapai Library Network.
More than a year of construction headaches on Park Avenue are about to come to an end. City of Prescott officials say Fann Contracting crews will be completing final tasks as the project moves towards completion later this month. Detour routes and message boards have been removed, but for the safety of the work crew road closures may remain in place. This reconstruction project, which runs from Canyon Springs Road to Gurley Street, includes water, sewer and roadway improvements. A contract for the 5 and a half million dollar project was awarded to Fann in May of last year.
The Humboldt Unified School District is saying goodbye to its outgoing Superintendent. After 5 years with the District, Superintendent Paul Stanton is leaving at the end of the month. Stanton will be the Superintendent of the Washington Elementary School District in Phoenix. He’s taking over for Susie Cook, who’s retiring after 19 years, 10 of them as Superintendent. During their voting session at 6:30 tonight, School Board members will honor Stanton. They will also introduce the new Assistant Superintendent. Jim Bogner previously served as Assistant Superintendent of the Creighton Elementary School district and he was a finalist for the Humboldt Superintendent position. Humboldt Assistant Superintendent Dan Streeter is taking over for Stanton on July 1st. The Board meeting will be held at the District Transportation Facility on Robert Road in Prescott Valley.
The search continues for a Las Vegas man who has been missing for more than a month. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says 69 year old Edward Cox was last seen on May 11th: On May 17th, Cox’s vehicle was found abandoned on Bloody Basin Road. D’Evelyn explains it’s not known why the man was in Arizona or how he got out of the Bloody Basin area. Cox’s cell phone has been off since May 10th and he hasn’t been in any area hospitals. Anyone who has information on this missing man is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 771-3260.