Bill's Roundup: Sundogs Talk Season Schedule

16 August 2011  
Sundogs release their season schedule, and the Chino Valley DUI checkpoint stops 968 drivers.

Photo courtesy Arizona Sundogs/Matt Santos.
The Tri-City DUI Task Force has completed a checkpoint on south Highway 89 in Chino Valley. From 8 Saturday night to 1 Sunday morning, officers from the Chino Valley, Cottonwood, Prescott and Prescott Valley Police Departments and deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office contacted 968 drivers during the checkpoint. There were 3 DUI arrests, including one felony Aggravated DUI. The average Blood Alcohol Content for these drivers was .183%. There were also violations for 122 equipment, 52 seat belt, 2 open container and 4 drivers were cited for child restraint violations. Fifty-four drivers identified themselves as sober designated drivers. The checkpoint was made possible by a grant provided by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Yavapai County consumers are urged to watch out for false promises from onlinebusinessscams.com. The local Better Business Bureau reports consumers are alleging onlinebusinessscams.com is falsely charging for Bureau complaint resolution services. Upfront fees run between 15 hundred to 2 thousand dollars for assistance in collecting money owed from businesses, only to forward complaints to the Bureau. One consumer has indicated the company told him in order to help him collect money owed from a business, he needed to pay 30 percent of the amount owed. The site requested half of the 30 percent up front, which he paid to begin the process. After receiving the fee, onlinebusinessscams.com asked the victim to provide details of the dispute so it could determine whether or not to handle the case. Afterwards, he received an information packet with an envelope addressed to the Bureau. Site representatives told him his money would be recovered within 90 days. That time has passed and his attempts to contact company officials have been unsuccessful.

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council will discuss Arizona Centennial monumentation and events. Town officials note in May, Council agreed to purchase 3 flagstone monument blanks for the purpose of celebrating the state’s 100th Anniversary, with the intention of deciding later on where to place them and what wording would be inscribed on them. Many questions need to be answered, including whether or not a design contest should be held and what prize should be offered, what sort of structure will need to be designed to support the monuments and what Council plans to do to promote a Centennial Ad Hoc Committee.

Consideration will take place during Council’s voting session at 6:30 tonight at Town Hall on south Highway 69.

Traffic is scheduled to be shifted back to the north half of Rosser Street this Thursday. City officials note as part of the Rosser Reconstruction Project, the north half has been closed to allow for construction of water, sewer and roadway improvements. The traffic shift back to the north half onto a paved surface will allow completion of the water and roadway improvements on the south half of Rosser. The north half of the Boardwalk Avenue intersection is now open to traffic. As for the replacement of deteriorated asphalt pavement on Cedarwood Drive from Rosser to about 300 feet north of Brandon Circle, construction is complete and Asphalt Paving and Supply has some minor punch list work and administrative tasks to complete to close out the project.

The Arizona Sundogs have released their 2011-2012 regular season schedule. The Sundogs will start the season at Tim’s Toyota Center on Friday, October 21st against conference rivals the Laredo Bucks as part of a 5 game home stand. The team will play 10 straight games at home during the month of January and their longest road trip of the season will take place in February, when the team embarks on an 11 game stint. Out of the 13 other teams in the Central Hockey League, 11 of those clubs will visit Tim’s Toyota Center. The Missouri Mavericks will visit Tim’s Toyota Center for the first time on October 26th and the Quad City Mallards will make their first visit on December 13th. One team that won’t visit Prescott Valley are the President’s Cup champion Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, who have ceased operations. General Manager Chris Presson says the are working on special events such as a Kids’ Day game.

Prior to the start of the Sundogs’ 6th season, Coach Marco Pietroniro explains he is looking forward to the start of training camp in the upcoming weeks.

Pietroniro adds due to the Sundogs’ location and the required travel for the club, there’s no such thing as an easy schedule, but he’s excited about the better mix of teams they’ll get to host this season and he knows fans will be excited as well.

Bill Monroe

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