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Bill's Newscast: Madeline Connolly Found Alive and Safe

12 May 2017  
Madeline Connolly airlifted safety

Road improvements in PV

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to consider a change to a road improvement project. According to Public Works Director Norm Davis, the initial project scope for the Long Look Drive expansion at Glassford Hill Road stops at Lone Cactus Drive. However, it has been revealed an existing home driveway access matching the future Long Look widening would be problematic. Dava and Associates has explored options for roadway design solutions and determined that adding to the work scope of the current Glassford Hill Intersection Improvement Project would save money by eliminating removal of temporary construction improvements. The Earth Resources company has agreed to construct the needed additional roadway work at the prices received for the original bid contract. The change to the construction contract totals 113 thousand dollars. The Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.

Madeline Connolly found alive and safe.

A 23 year old woman who recently lived in Prescott has been found after being lost a week in the Montana wilderness. Madeline Connelly, a native of the Chicago area and her dog were hiking in the Great Bear Wilderness 1 week ago when they got lost. Family members went looking for her and found her car at a trailhead near Glacier National Park 2 days later. After an extensive search, Connelly was found yesterday in a heavily wooded area. Connelly calls her experience quite the ordeal, especially with the bad weather that hit the area. Connelly was reunited with her parents at Glacier National Park Headquarters. She had stopped in Montana to visit before traveling to Alaska, where she has a job managing a bakery.

PUSD gives Joe Howard a review

The Prescott Unified School District Board will hold a special meeting at noon tomorrow. The Board will consider an out of state travel request from Instrumental Music Teacher Dan Bradstreet. Bradstreet plans on taking 18 jazz band students and 1 or 2 parents to a recording session in California on May 30th and June 1st. Superintendent Hoe Howard says there will also be a portion of the meeting that’s closed to the public. Howard says the special meeting will give Board members plenty of time to go through the evaluation. The special Board meeting will be held in the District Office Board Room on Granite Street.

It’s time for Prescott Valley Days

Prescott Valley will be holding a fiesta this weekend. As part of the 39th annual Prescott Valley Days, there will be a Fiesta Del Pueblo in the Downtown Entertainment District starting at 5 tomorrow night. Chamber of Commerce Director Marnie Uhl says they have settled on May for Prescott Valley Days after holding it in June for many years and in April last year. Prescott Valley Days opens at 5 tonight with the carnival, also in the Downtown Entertainment District.

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