A new presiding judge has been appointed for Yavapai County. Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca Berch has appointed the Honorable David Mackey to that position. Mackey is an Arizona native who attended Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona’s School of Law. He moved to Prescott in 1986 and continued in private practice until joining the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office in 1988. He was a Trial Attorney with that office for 13 years and a Supervising Trial Attorney for his last 6 years. He was appointed to Division One of the Superior Court in 2001 and was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and last month. Mackey will take over for Judge Robert Brutinel, who has been appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court by Governor Jan Brewer.
Today is the final day to submit comments on 3 finalists for the Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem position. The candidates are Douglas Fitzpatrick, Patricia Trebesch and Anna Young. The Honorable Robert Brutinel will consider the comments when deciding who to ask the Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice to appoint to that position. The appointment is subject to Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approval and a decision is expected before the end of the year. The vacancy is created by the retirement of Judge Pro Tem Ralph Hess on January 9th, 2011. Comments can be e-mailed to Court Administrator Deborah Schaefer. For more information on comment submittal, log on to the County’s website at co.yavapai.az.us.
A controversial Conditional Use Permit will be back before the Prescott Board of Adjustment. City officials note after more than 3 hours, last month the Board of Adjustment delayed ruling on Prescott College’s application for a Conditional Use Permit for a 14 unit, 3 building dormitory complex, to be located at North Willow Street between Western Avenue and West Sheldon Street. Nearly 100 residents, many of them who live in the project area attended the meeting and shared their comments. The Board wanted to have City and College officials review possible terms and conditions of the permit reviewed, and a motion to defer passed by a 4 to 3 vote.
Another public hearing on the permit starts at 9 tomorrow morning in Council chambers on South Cortez Street. The Dewey-Humboldt Board of Adjustment meets at 10 tomorrow morning at the Town Library to appoint a new Chair and Vice Chair and to consider changes to Board rules and procedures.
Arizona Sundogs players will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army this holiday season. Players are scheduled to staff red kettle collection points in front of Wal-Mart stores on Gail Gardner Way and Highway 69 in Prescott and at the Fry’s Store on Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley from 3:30 to 5:30 tomorrow. The Salvation Army will collect donations outside the main entrances of Tim’s Toyota Center prior to tonight’s game against the defending President’s Cup Champion Rapid City Rush at Tim’s Toyota Center. The game starts at 7:05 and all the live action can be heard on Cattle Country, 94.3 FM KDDL or online at cattlecountry radio.com.