KQNA & KDDL

KQNA & KDDL (1709)

It's a question of budgets.            A project intended to improve forest health and lessen the fire danger is underway.  A contractor with the Prescott National Forest is hand thinning and piling along the Sierra Prieta Ridge near Prescott.  The hand thinning is taking place along the West Spruce and Sierra Prieta Trails.  These trails will remain open during the project, but Forest Managers are advising users to be cautious if they are in the vicinity.  Numerous signs are posted to make trail users aware of the 85 acre project.  Work is set to continue through the end of this month.  Also this week, Bradshaw Ranger District Fire Managers plan on burning 100 acres of slash piles.  These piles are located along Walker Road near Lynx Lake and Horsethief Basin.       A position on the Seligman School District Board has been filled.  The appointment of Scott Cray becomes effective tomorrow.  Cray takes over for former member Ken Dobson, who had recently resigned.  Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter says Cray is no stranger to the Board. Carter explains how long Cray’s term will last. The position had been posted for 3 weeks with no applicants. Cray was the sole applicant as of the February 20th deadline.     It’s budget time at Yavapai College. During its meeting at 1 tomorrow afternoon, the College Board will hear a presentation on the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget.  Duane Ransom, Assistant Budget Director is scheduled to make that presentation.  College spokesman Mike Lange says budget planning gets underway before the new year. Lange explains budget discussions with the board have already taken place. The meeting will also include a presentation on proposed tuition and fees for the upcoming fiscal year.  This public meeting will be held at the college’s Sedona Center on Arts Village Drive.   
The Arizona Diamondbacks will be honoring the memory of Kayla Mueller.
This is the week of the Wildland Fire Academy held at ERAU.
The budget will be challenging this year in Prescott.
A new citizens committee formed to stop the legalization of marijuana will have representation from Yavapai County.
Prescott Valley is hoping for an updated population number at the US Census Bureau.