Bill's Newscast: Stuff To Do This Summer

07 June 2018  
Sports activities for summer!

Need transportation?

The Town of Prescott Valley has supplied vouchers to those who have transportation needs, and it could be doing so again during the upcoming fiscal year.  The Town provides limited transit services through the Voucher Transit System that’s administered by the Northern Arizona Council of Governments.  The Council charges 15 percent to administer the program to provide ride vouchers for qualified clients.  The Town and NACOG have had a 17 year relationship for this program, which can be renewed for an extension through June 30th of next year for Prescott Valley residents.   The Town has provided 50 thousand dollars each year for the past 5 years and that amount is scheduled to stay the same in 2019.  Town Council will discuss the Voucher Transit Program during its meeting at 5:30 tonight in the Library Auditorium, located on Civic Circle.   

Sports Activities!

The Humboldt Unified School District is offering sports activities for youths this summer.  Open Gym is Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am to 2 pm now through July 12th.  This is an unstructured activity where the gym is available for such sports as basketball, volleyball and dodgeball.  Sports balls are available or you can bring your own.  Parents are required to sign a waiver on the first day of participation with the Onsite Supervisor.  All registered participants are to be picked up no later than 2 pm daily.  Open Gym is for youths ages 6 to 17 and it will take place at the Bradshaw Mountain High School East Campus, located on Robert Road.   The high school will also be hosting various sports camps for incoming 3rd through 8th Grade students.  First up is Basketball Camp from June 18th through the 21st in the East Campus Gym.  Track and Field Camp is from June 18th through the 22nd at the High School’s Upper Field, Track and Weight Room on the West Campus.  

New sculpture for Cottonwood

The City of Cottonwood has received a special sculpture on the anniversary of D-Day. The invasion of Normandy occurred on June 6th, 1944.  Seventy-four years later, sculptor James Muir has presented Cottonwood officials with a piece titled “Band of Brothers.”  Muir and his wife Linda provided details about the sculpture and the symbolic meaning behind many of the images incorporated within this historic piece.  Dave Blauert, a member of the Verde Valley Military Service Park Committee, was instrumental in acquiring this sculpture and President Ron Luce has accepted it on behalf of the City of Cottonwood.  

Other members of the Committee, as well as City Council and staff members were also on hand to accept the piece, which will be placed at the Verde Valley Military Service Park on Brian Mickelsen Parkway.  As of today, the sculpture can be seen at Cottonwood City Hall on South 6th Street until the pedestal has been completed and installed at the Park.     

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