The Arizona Sundogs’ roster is now at 17. The Central Hockey League team has announced the additions of Forwards Brett Hammond and Kim Karsberg. The 29 year old Hammond comes to the Sundogs after spending last season with the Colorado Eagles. In 49 regular season games, Hammond netted 11 goals, 13 assists and 33 penalty minutes. Karsberg has played in the top league in Denmark his entire career, the same League former Sundogs Forwards Brent Kelly and Tyler Redenbach skated in last season. He was a teammate of Redenbach’s with the Odense Bulldogs, tallying 14 points and adding 18 penalty minutes in 40 contests. The home of the Arizona Sundogs, Tim’s Toyota Center will host the Biggest Yard Sale in Town from 8 to 4 tomorrow. Admission is free with a donation to the Prescott Food Bank.
Hunter education field days will be offered tomorrow. A field day will be held in Camp Verde for individuals who have completed the Arizona Game and Fish on-line hunter education course. The class will run from 7:30 to 1:30 at the First Assembly of God Church on West Highway 260. Following a written test, participants will travel about 15 minutes to the shooting range for additional activities. On-line participants can also participate in a field day in Prescott Valley from 7:30 to 1:30. More information on these events can be found online at azgfd.gov.
From 10 to 2 tomorrow, MATforce will host a “Voices of Recovery” celebration at River Front Park in Cottonwood. The public is invited to learn more about treatment and recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Information will be available as well as speakers, music and food.
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing person. Detectives have determined 64 year old Camp Verde resident Kristal Forest planned to drive her red 1997 Nissan Pathfinder while towing a U-Haul trailer to Austin, Texas on March 29th. Forest was scheduled to arrive on April 2nd but never did. On that day, the trailer rented by Forest was turned in after business hours to a storage lot in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 55-year-old Robert Reed was contacted last month and had possession of forest’s vehicle.
His explanation to detectives as to his involvement with her and her vehicle contain inconsistencies and remain under investigation. Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Forest or Reed’s relationship with her is asked to contact Detective Alex Jaramillo at 771-3278 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
Prescott National Forest officials will close the Potato Patch campground on Monday. In addition to the campground, Forest Road 106, Trailhead 102 and the Summit Picnic Day Use Area will also be closed for construction. Forest officials have received $250,000 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for capital improvement and maintenance. The project will include minor reconstruction and sub-grade repair along with resurfacing of existing asphalt at both recreation areas. The road, trailhead and Summit Picnic Day Use Area are scheduled to reopen in late October. The Potato Patch Campground is scheduled to reopen next season.
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will consider a request from the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council Plan Review Committee. The Committee is requesting the Board take action to initiate the process to update the Big Park Community Plan, pursuant to the plan policy and process adopted by the supervisors on August 3rd. Criteria that must be met in the process and policy includes goals and objectives that are consistent with the County General Plan, meeting the definition of a community as established by the General Plan, meeting priority in terms of need and staff resources in relation to the needs of other County communities and community consensus. Big Park is located near Sedona. The meeting starts at 9 Monday morning at the Verde Valley complex on South 6th Street in Cottonwood.
A proposed de-annexation and annexation issue will be heading back to the Dewey-Humboldt Town Council. According to Community Development Director Richard Parker, Prescott Valley staff and Dewey-Humboldt Community Organization representatives worked together on a boundary description following incorporation of the Town in 2004. The boundary left a 200 foot strip of unincorporated area on the east side of highway 69 between the two communities. A previous de-annexation and annexation has been approved, and now other property owners are requesting the same treatment. Parker explains what will occur next in the process:
Councilman Harold Wise says this is a challenging process for Prescott Valley:
Those requesting to de-annex from Dewey-Humboldt and annex into Prescott Valley include the Cameron, Montgomery and Elkins properties. The Prescott Valley Town Council discussed this issue during its study session last night. Council will not vote on this item until it has been considered by Dewey-Humboldt.