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    The Town of Dewey-Humboldt could be taking the next steps in the Newtown Trailhead project. 
  Some areas of Prescott Valley have new street signs, and the...
           Watch for delays if you’ll be traveling on Highway 89 between Prescott and Chino Valley.  ADOT officials say traffic will be shifted onto a new temporary detour on 89 at Road 4 North starting Monday.  Drivers in both directions will be shifted onto the new detour for the next 6 months.  This will allow crews to start construction on the new roundabout at that intersection.  The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage.  Additional work on this 2 million dollar project includes removal and replacement of existing pavement and drainage improvements.  Also included are new pavement markings and lighting.  This project is scheduled for completion by August.    Grant funding could help the Groundwater Users Advisory Council with a stream monitoring program.  According to hydrologist Keith Nelson, it’s been shown that natural water recharge occurs in such areas as Granite and Lynx Creeks and the Agua Fria River.  Acquiring additional data will help further improve understanding of recharge distribution over time.  Results may also provide opportunities for water management projects.  The Council is seeking grant funding for the monitoring program.  Council will discuss the program and consider a letter of support for the grant application during its meeting Monday morning.  It starts at 10 at the Prescott Valley Civic Center on Civic Circle.     Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be going international.  The school’s International Student Association and the Center for International Programs will be holding a festival.  Attendees will be given a passport that will allow them to sample foods from a variety of countries.  Embry-Riddle students from around the world will prepare and serve the food.  The passport is free to the public but donations will be accepted to cover the cost of food.  The 15th annual Festival will also offer information on other countries and cultures.  There will be examples of native clothing and music.  Entertainment and activities will be provided by student and community groups.  The festival runs from 4 to 6 tomorrow at the Campus Activity Center on Willow Creek Road in Prescott.     Girls can get some tips on how to keep from becoming a victim of bullies.  Rhonda’s Stop Bullying Foundation for Girls will hold a Super Saturday Leadership Academy.  Foundation President and Founder Rhonda Orr will host this free event for girls ages 9 to 12.  Scheduled guests include Sergeant Steve Rosen, owner of Prescott Adventure Boot Camp for Women and Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Cele Hancock.  The Academy will be held from 10 am to 6:30 pm tomorrow at the Hassayampa Inn on Gurley Street in Prescott.  Lunch, dinner and materials will be provided.  The Academy will close with a graduation fashion show.  For sign-up information, visit    There will be a change in the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors’ meeting schedule come next year.  On Tuesday, the Board voted to move their meetings from Mondays to Wednesdays.  Supervisor Jack Smith, who had suggested the idea, explains one reason for the change. Meetings are held in Prescott on the first Monday of the month and in Cottonwood on the third Monday of the month.  If a federal holiday falls on that day, meetings are moved to Tuesday, as was the case with President’s Day.  Smith says that will change starting next January. Supervisor Chip Davis had voted against the new meeting schedule.    
Kayla's parents speak with grief, but show no anger.
Alto Pit Closure scheduled for Sunday. 
Kayla Mueller's brother talks about the Taliban prisoner swap and how it affected his sister's situation.        Kayla Mueller's brother talks about the Taliban prisoner swap and how it affected his sister's situation.