The Arizona Sundogs will celebrate the re-grand opening of the Cottonwood Wal-Mart store on East Rodeo Drive tomorrow. Team mascot Burnie the Sundog is scheduled to visit with fans from 8 to noon and Assistant Coach and recently retired defenseman Chris Bartolone and defenseman Tyler Butler will be on hand from 10 to noon. Butler says he can't wait to get the season started:
\The Sundogs have announced they will play a pair of pre-season contests against the defending President's Cup champions on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th. The games against the Rapid City Rush will be played at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in South Dakota. Saturday's game starts at 6:05 while Sunday's game starts at 5:05.
The Arizona Department of Transportation will hold a public open house from 4:30 to 6:30 this afternoon. ADOT officials have begun a study to produce a long range transportation plan for the Town of Clarkdale. The special open house will allow ADOT and Town representatives to present information on the existing and future conditions, needs and deficiencies of Clarkdale's transportation system. The public is encouraged to attend and provide input at the open house, which will be held at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse Men's Lounge at 19 North 9th Street.
At 5 tonight, members of the Prescott Unified School District Board may be in attendance at the annual Chamber of Commerce and Friendly Pines Salute to Educators at Friendly Pines Camp.
A former Arizona Payroll Systems owner has been sentenced for fraud schemes and felony theft. Damien Andre had been suspected in the misappropriation and theft of over $100,000 during a 2 year time period. At the time, Arizona Payroll Systems served more than 27 businesses located in and around the Verde Valley region.
After a nearly year long investigation by the Cottonwood Police Criminal Investigations Division, Andre was arrested and charged with several felony counts. Earlier this month, he entered into a plea agreement requiring he serve over a year in jail, be placed on supervised probation for 7 years and pay 283 thousand dollars in restitution.
District One Representative Andy Tobin is thanking his supporters following his primary win. Tobin, who received 19,329 votes as of the latest unofficial count, has stated he is honored that the voters of District One have reviewed his record and work ethic. They have decided that he should continue his work to bring jobs to Arizona, get the economic crisis on the right track, protect the state's rivers and serve in the best interest of District One, rural communities and all citizens of Arizona. Tobin adds he is thrilled that Karen Fann will be his running mate in the General Election. Fann explains it's not an easy time to be running in any political race:
The former Chino Valley Mayor received 13,011 votes in Tuesday's Primary to challenger Noel Campbell's 11,610.
District One Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick has congratulated Flagstaff resident Paul Gosar on his primary win. After Gosar won the Republican Party's nomination in Congressional District One following Tuesday's election, Kirkpatrick issued a statement emphasizing the need to spend the next 10 weeks talking about what is important for residents. Kirkpatrick says she is looking forward to a spirited, issue based election:
Speaking of primary election winners, Senator John McCain and Governor Jan Brewer are scheduled to speak at an event at the Stoneridge Golf Club on North Bluff Top Drive in Prescott Valley at 9 tomorrow morning. Brewer and McCain joined Gosar for a victory rally at McCain's East Gurley Street office at 9:30 this morning.
United Way of Yavapai County will host the 2nd annual Community Resource Fair this Saturday.
Officials note the purpose of this event is to help people from the quad city area make connections with nearly sixty organizations. Lunch and child care will be provided at no charge. During yesterday's Q&A with Sandy Moss on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 FM, Chair of the Fair Muriel Haverland explained what type of services will be offered:
The fair will also feature workshops on such topics as job search and resume building, managing stress, budgeting and dealing with foreclosure. This event runs from 9 to 2 at the Rowle Simmons Community Center on Rosser Street in Prescott. Transportation will be provided for Prescott Valley and Chino Valley residents. For more information on the Fair, visit unitedwayyavapai.org.
The Prescott Valley Art Guild is seeking artists for an upcoming event. The Guild is hosting a juried 2-D and 3-D Art Show in conjunction with Fall for the Arts, which will be held inside Tim's Toyota Center on October 9th. Artists are asked to submit works in such mediums as photography, painting, wood and jewelry. Cash awards will be given in 8 categories including Best of Show. Also during yesterday's Q and A with Sandy Moss, Town Arts and Culture Commission Chairwoman Nancy Smith described how this event came about:
Entry forms can be downloaded at the town website at pvaz.net. Applications must be submitted prior to September 15th and there will be an associated fee for all entries, which must be for sale.