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Friday, 18 March 2016 09:10

Bill's Newscast: Mortimer's Farm Opens New Park

A new family farm park opens in Dewey-Humboldt

Watch for delays on Highway 169 next week

Starting Tuesday and running through Thursday, ADOT crews will be moving the temporary concrete barrier and repaving the existing roadway in the Dewey-Humboldt area. Work hours are 7 am to 3:30 pm each day. Drivers will be guided through the 1 mile work zone with a pilot car in alternating directions. The speed limit in the area will be 45 miles per hour. This work is part of a 1.6 million dollar project that includes widening the roadway to provide new turn lanes. Other safety improvements include drainage, signing and new striping.

Prescott and Sedona residents can get rid of their household hazardous waste for free

The Yavapai County Public Works Solid Waste Department is partnering with the City of Sedona for a free household hazardous waste disposal day from 8 am to noon tomorrow. Items such as aerosol paints, gasoline, household cleaners, pesticides and light bulbs can be dropped off at the high school on Upper Red Rock Loop Road. Residents must provide proof of residency and no latex paints or commercial business waste will be accepted. The City of Prescott’s household hazardous waste disposal day is 8 am to 1 pm Sunday. Acceptable items include acids, antifreeze, appliances, car batteries and prescription and over the counter drugs. Items that won’t be accepted include ammunition, asbestos, explosives and household garbage. Proof of Prescott residency is required for this disposal day, which will be held at the City’s Transfer Station on Sundog Ranch Road.

Five o’clock tonight is the deadline to vote early in person for next Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Election

Early voting is taking place at the Yavapai County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott or the County Annex on South 6th Street in Cottonwood. The County Elections Department is recommending voters don’t mail their early ballots in at this time, but take them to any drop box throughout the County. For information on drop box locations, call 771-3248. Ballots can also be dropped off at any Vote Center on Election Day by 7 pm. Postmarks don’t count.

Mortimer’s Family Farms is officially opening its new park

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 2 tomorrow at the park, located on Highway 169 in Dewey-Humboldt. During a live appearance on Wednesday’s Q&A show with host DJ Fone on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 FM, spokeswoman Sharla Mortimer explained the park will include some familiar attractions. Daily passes are 3 dollars per person, but Mortimer says annual season passes are also available. Parking is free and the Farm Store will be open during the ribbon cutting.

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