Governor Ducey’s office interviews judicial candidates
Governor Doug Ducey’s office will be interviewing candidates who have applied to fill a judicial vacancy in Yavapai County Superior Court. Candidate Joseph Goldstein is scheduled to be interviewed at 8;30 tomorrow morning in Room 301 in the Superior Court building on South Cortez Street in Prescott. Andre Carman will follow at 9:15 and the last interview will be with Andy Jolley at 9:45. Due to his travel schedule, John Napper will be interviewed in Phoenix at a later date. All interviews are open to the public and each session will include a public comment period for citizens to comment on the applicants. The vacancy in Yavapai County Superior Court was created by the appointment of Judge Jennifer Campbell to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.
Wrong-way driver causes many collisions and one fatality
A wrong way driver on I-17 near Black Canyon City has caused 5 crashes, one of which has resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. Department of Public Safety officials say they had received calls around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon near Rock Springs. DPS spokesman Kameron Lee explains there are many questions as to how the SUV driver got onto the highway going northbound and possibly drove for almost 2 miles. Lee calls this accident puzzling since it happened mid-afternoon on a busy highway. The accidents caused a traffic backup of about 7 miles. That section of I-17 reopened at around 7:40 that night. The identities of those involved in this incident haven’t been released.
No 4th of July fireworks? No problem for the City of Prescott. On Monday, City of Prescott officials opted to join the Town of Chino Valley in cancelling their fireworks show Tuesday night. During a live interview with Sanford Cohen on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 and 95.5 FM yesterday, Mayor Harry Oberg explained what led to that decision. Oberg says there doesn’t seem to be any tourism impact from the Goodwin Fire during Frontier Days Rodeo week or lack of 4th of July fireworks. Even without the fireworks, thousands of people still participated in 4th of July festivities at the Mile High Middle School field. Food vendors, bouncy houses, live music and water slides were featured as part of this event.