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Bill's Newscast: Mt. Valley Park Rehabilitation Project

14 September 2018  
PV Town Council considers park improvements.

Yavapai Regional Transit helps children from Paulden go swimming.

Yavapai Regional Transit has received a generous donation to a program that helps children from Paulden take a plunge.  The organization was seeking 5 dollar donations to give a child from the town of Paulden entry to the Chino Valley Aquatic Center from May 28th to August 3rd.  The donation to the Paulden Plunge program includes a ride to and from the Center from a Yavapai Regional Transit bus.  During the Chino Valley Town Council meeting Tuesday night, a check for 11 hundred dollars was presented to Transit Board Chairman Ron Romley.  This money will cover transportation costs and entry fees for over 400 visitors during the swimming season.  Thirty-two towels were also donated to children participating in the Paulden Plunge.

Lynx Lake South Shore shut down temporarily

You won’t be able to use the Lynx Lake South Shore until 2 this afternoon.  Prescott National Forest crews are in the process of sweeping and restriping the parking area at the South Shore, located off Walker Road in Prescott.  Alternate day use opportunities include the Lynx Lake North Shore, Thumb Butte, Mingus Mountain and Granite Basin.  This improvement project follows work on the Thumb Butte Trail late last month.  Crews repaired failing retaining walls and patched asphalt on the main paved portion of this trail, which was in need of repairs for a number of years.  During the 2016 monsoon season, one of the large block walls failed, requiring immediate repair. 

Cottonwood man fights with police officers.

A Cottonwood man is facing numerous charges after he gets into a fight with police officers.  Last Friday, officers were called to East Cottonwood Street to check on 29 year old Joel LeMoine.  The caller was concerned with the overall wellness of LeMoine because he looked in distress.  LeMoine denied needing medical attention although he had a black eye and fat lip.  He gave an officer a fake name and said he couldn’t remember his birthday.  Another officer recognized LeMoine, who said he lied because he knew he had warrants.  Officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, but he fought with officers to avoid getting handcuffed until he was threatened with a taser.  After LeMoine was handcuffed, he grabbed the fingers of an officer and tried to bend them, but he let go after the officer gave him a knee strike to the leg.  LeMoine was found to be in possession of almost 3 grams of heroin and paraphernalia related to drug sales.  He’s been booked for possession, resisting arrest and taking the identity of another, in addition to his warrants.  

Prescott Valley Council considers park improvements

The Prescott Valley Town Council met at 5:30 tonight to consider park improvements.  Approval of a $60,000 contract would allow the Regional Pavement Maintenance company to do work on the Mountain Valley Park Rehabilitation Project on Nace Lane.  Parks and Recreation Director Brian Witty describes what that work would entail. Town Council will also consider a nearly $100,000 dollar contract with Play It Safe Playgrounds for new equipment at George Andersen Park on Superstition Drive.  Witty explains there will an expanded play space area. The Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.
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