Sunset Lane Improvement Project
The Prescott Valley Town Council will start the year off with discussion on the Sunset Lane Improvement Project. According to Public Works Director Norm Davis, Town staff has worked with Yavapai County staff to prepare an agreement for a project funding partnership. This would allow the town to improve and maintain a portion of Sunset Lane located inside and outside of Town limits. A final agreement has been approved by Town Council. The project consists of the design and construction, which will include widening Sunset between Prescott East Highway and Pine View Drive to 3 lanes, construction of a storm drainage network and pedestrian improvements. Professional design services with Lyon Engineering costs nearly 600 thousand dollars. The discussion will be held during the Prescott Valley Town Council meeting, which starts at 5:30 tomorrow night in the Library Auditorium, located on Civic Circle.
19-year-old arrested after shaking baby
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested after she’s caught on cell phone video allegedly shaking her baby. The incident involving Khadija Greer-Simkins occurred at the corner of Main Street and Highway 260 in Cottonwood. Cottonwood Police Sergeant Tod Moore says an officer was concerned about potential brain damage, so the 10 month old girl was taken to the Verde Valley Medical Center after being treated by Cottonwood Fire personnel. The cell phone video also shows what appears to be Greer-Simkins slapping the baby on the face at the end of the shaking. While Greer-Simkins was being taken into custody, she began to yell and spit at officers. Police are familiar with this suspect, as she has been contacted 6 times since October in response to citizen concerns of Greer-Simkins holding the child while panhandling in that location. She’s facing charges of aggravated assault of a minor, child abuse and endangerment.
Cottonwood Police are looking for a missing man. Gabriel Suarez was last seen at 7 Tuesday morning. He’s described as a 25 year old Hispanic man who is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds with short black hair. He was last seen wearing olive colored jeans, black shoes and a hoodie. According to Cottonwood Police Sergeant Tod Moore, Suarez had texted his mother at around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon to tell her he was on his way home. He never returned. Moore adds Suarez recently moved to Cottonwood from Texas and is unfamiliar with the area. He left home on foot. If you have any information on this missing man, call Cottonwood Police at (928) 634-4246.
ADOT wants to hear from you
Share your comments on a transportation study that addresses future roadway improvements. ADOT is studying a 13 mile segment of Highway 89, between Road 3 North in Chino Valley and 2 miles north of Bramble Drive in Paulden. The purpose of the long range study is to identify future road improvements as funding becomes available. A public meeting on the study has been scheduled for 7 tonight at the Paulden Christian Fellowship Church, located on Aspen Road. A second presentation will be held at the next Chino Valley Town Council meeting, which starts at 6 next Tuesday night at Town Hall on Highway 89.
Want to serve on the PV Council?
The Prescott Valley Town Council will hear from candidates seeking to fill a vacancy at 5:30 tonight. Eleven residents have applied to fill the position left vacant by former Councilman Steven Marshall in November. Each candidate will be given time to make presentations to Town Council. Councilwoman Mary Mallory says she hopes enough time will be taken in selecting a replacement. Mallory explains it’s always good when people show an interest in filling positions like this. Marshall was elected in 2013 and his term runs through the end of this year. The Prescott Valley Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.