Happy post-Thanksgiving! This is Flashback for the week of November 21st to November 27th. Here's what you may have missed while enjoying that Thanksgiving feast.
Tribal Gaming Pact
Governor Doug Ducey and nine tribal leaders on Monday affirmed amendments to the Indian Gaming compact which builds a connection among the tribes in Arizona and solidifies a promise made 15 years ago in the original compact according to a release by Ducey. The release states the amendments will allow the respective tribes a higher gaming class on their reservations while in return refraining from building future facilities in the metro Phoenix area. It also begins future discussions to improve the compact of the state to make it work for every tribe.
Motorcycle Rider Killed
Shortly after noon on November 25th, a driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a pickup after attempting to pass three vehicles while traveling west on Iron Springs Road according to YCSO. The release said the accident caused the driver, who was not wearing a helmet, to fly off the bike. The driver identified to be 41-year-old Brandon Michael Wilson from Scully Valley died at the scene according to the release. The crash remains under investigation but the driver of the pickup was cooperative and showed no signs of impairment according to YCSO.
Hunters and Doves
The states second dove shooting season began on Friday November 25th. According to Arizona Game and Fish, the late season runs for 45 days through January 8th, 2017. The possession limit of doves is 45 and only 15 daily, all of which must be mourning doves. However, there is an unlimited daily bag and possession limit for the invasive Eurasian collared-dove. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset. Also, hunters are responsible for cleaning after themselves.
Christmas Season Has Begun
Downtown Prescott was bright with lights and holiday cheer on Saturday night as the annual light parade took place. The temperatures were cold but that didn't stop people from coming out to enjoy the floats who participated in the parade. The holiday season is officially underway in Arizonas Christmas City. Next Saturday December 3rd has two events happening at the square. First from 1-3pm is the Christmas Parade with an All I Want for Christmas” theme. Then at 6pm, when the sun has set, the courthouse will make downtown glow in the annual courthouse lighting which will feature the "Christmas Story” and choruses led by school children. And don't forget about Acker Night on December 9th from 5:30-8:30 pm as thousands of people pack the downtown area to see performances in local business featuring a variety of acts. The festival is a good cause as it goes to help provide scholarships for local students. Check out prescottenews.com for photos from the light parade.
A Christmas lover is sure to have an enjoyable time at the Prescott Gateway Mall in Prescott this year at M&M Entertainments Enchanted Christmas Indoor Holiday Light Attraction. There are 25 themed rooms, over 1 millions lights, a model rail-road, a Department 56 Christmas Village and approximately 100 Christmas trees all to go along with a cup of warm hot chocolate. Admission is a $5 donation per person, children under five are free, and there is a discount if you bring one toy or can of food and pay only $4 per person. The attraction lasts until December 30th and is open from 3-8pm on Tuesday through Thursday, Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 12-6pm while closed on Monday. Find out the whole story on Prescottenews.com
Northern Arizona Suns are HOT
The wins keep coming for the Northern Arizona Suns. The team picked up two more wins over the weekend, beating the Reno Bighorns and the defending NBA D-League Champion Sioux Falls Skyforce. Suns are back on the court on Tuesday to close out the month against the Salt Lake City Stars before returning to the Prescott Valley Event Center on Saturday for a rematch against the Bighorns. Both tip offs are 7pm.
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