Bill's Newscast: Memorial Weekend Events & Travel

25 May 2018  
It’s Memorial Day Weekend.

Yavapai Cemetery Memorial Day Observances

Memorial Day observances will be held Monday. The Yavapai Cemetery Association will host the annual observance, which will include patriotic speeches plus music by the Veterans Memorial Pipers, High Mountain Chordsmen and the Prescott Brass Ensemble. There will also be a presentation of flags by the Camp Verde Cavalry and the Arizona Rough Riders, a flag raising and volley and echo taps by American Legion Post 6. The observance starts at 9 Monday morning at the cemetery, located on Sheldon Street in Prescott. The Prescott National Cemetery, located on Highway 89 will hold its observance ceremony at 11 that morning.


The Healthy Arizona Worksites program has honored 3 local employers. The Prescott Unified School District, the Town of Prescott Valley and Yavapai College were among the employers honored Wednesday at the program’s annual event. The Town of Prescott Valley was recognized at the highest level, Platinum, for making an impact addressing one or more of the many health challenges affecting communities across the state. Yavapai College has been recognized at the Silver level and the Prescott Unified School District at the Copper level, for its initial steps to receive worksite health training. The Program’s annual event was held at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Phoenix.

Planning a Memorial Day roadtrip?

There’s good news for those who are hitting the road during the 3 day weekend. The Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractors won’t schedule any closures along state highways from this afternoon through late Monday night. However, the northbound I-17 ramp to westbound I-40 in Flagstaff will still be closed until late this year for a bridge improvement project. ADOT is recommending drivers check their vehicle before heading out, get some rest before traveling, allow extra time and be prepared for unscheduled closures and never drive impaired. For those who ride the bus, Cottonwood Area Transit will be operating regular service Monday. Since the Transit Administrative Offices and Call Center will be closed Memorial Day, anyone needing a ride Monday or Tuesday is asked to call the CAT office at (928) 634-2287 by 5 tonight.



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