Prescott National Forest fire management officials plan on conducting the Kendall Camp prescribed burn tomorrow. The project area is located 6 miles south of Prescott and 1 mile south of the community of Groom Creek. This burn is an ongoing project that combines prescribed fire treatment and mechanical thinning to provide optimal conditions to help reduce smoke impacts to area communities. The project is 750 acres and broken down into smaller burn blocks ranging from 64 to 270 acres. The smaller burn blocks will result in shorter daily burn durations that help reduce smoke impacts. Officials note prescribed fire treatments are pre-planned fires ignited under a specific set of conditions, with daily operations contingent on optimal weather and ventilation conditions requiring approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
The Town of Dewey-Humboldt has joined the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Organization Executive Board recently approved the addition of the Town as a participating agency of the regional transportation planning organization. In addition, the Board has approved Councilman David Nystrom as Board representative. Prescott City Councilman Bob Luzius, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Board says joining the organization has its benefits:
Members of the organization include the City of Prescott, the Towns of Prescott Valley and Chino Valley, Yavapai County and the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Alleged burglary suspects have been apprehended. According to Prescott Police, officers observed a vehicle pull out of a storage unit area on Hinman Street. An officer noticed property in the back of the truck and asked the driver, 20-year-old Jill Smith where the property came from. Smith advised the items belonged to her boyfriend and they were coming from the storage units. Officers responded and discovered several units had been broken into, along with stolen property that matched the property in the back of the truck. Smith and her passenger, 20-year-old Joshua Blondin were arrested on charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft and criminal damage.
The University of Arizona Yavapai County Cooperative Extension is hosting free workshops for private well owners. University experts will discuss where well water comes from, basics of well construction, land use impacts on well water quality, naturally occurring contaminants, well head protection and well maintenance tips. Officials note there are over 28,400 domestic wells in the County with no water quality regulations. The workshops are an opportunity for well owners to protect the water they drink. The workshops run from 1 to 4 this afternoon at the Yavapai College Library Community Room on the Prescott campus and from 1 to 4 tomorrow at the County Public Safety building on South 6th Street in Cottonwood.
State Attorney General Terry Goddard is scheduled to be in Prescott tomorrow. Goddard is inviting residents to join him at his senior anti-crime university starting at 8 in the morning. This is the 3rd in Goddard’s statewide series of universities designed to teach attendees to detect scams against seniors and help others avoid fraud, scams and abuse. Each university will offer a half day of classes in consumer fraud and scams, identity theft, life care planning and health care directives, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, financial exploitation, elder abuse and neglect, internet safety and charitable giving. The university runs until noon at the Prescott College Crossroads Center, located on Grove Avenue.
The Arizona Sundogs picked up their first win over the weekend, as well as their first overtime loss. On Friday night, Rapid City took a 2 to nothing lead before the Sundogs exploded in the 2nd period, setting a new franchise record by scoring 3 goals in 56 seconds, then tacked on another a minute and a half later. Rapid City was able to tie it up at 4 a piece, but forward Jon Landry scored in the final period for the 5 to 4 win. On Saturday night, the Rush rallied from being down by 2 goals and tied the game up at 3 goals a piece. The game went into overtime, where Rapid City skated away with the 4 to 3 win. Coach Marco Pietroniro explains he is still optimistic about the season:
Landry says he had high expectations for that first victory:
The Phoenix Coyotes have announced former Sundogs defenseman Sean Sullivan has been recalled from their American Hockey League affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. Sullivan collected 9 goals, 16 assists and 19 penalty minutes in 22 games with Arizona during the 2007-2008 season.