New trail sysem to connect Cornville and Bridgeport
A new trail system will connect the communities of Bridgeport and Cornville. Yavapai County officials say they’ve been working over the past few years on development of a trails system in that area. A trailhead on Zalesky Road has been completed and County and Forest officials are working together on a similar project for the Tissaw Road Trailhead. Yavapai County has received a grant to construct a trailhead for access to the Cornville non-motorized trails. The new trailhead will be large enough to accommodate horse riders and will be fenced. Construction is set to start Monday. Prescott National Forest trail crews have been working on the 12 mile Cornville non-motorized trail system since March 9th. Trail work is focused on sign installation and tread construction. Follow-up work will be completed by Forest Service personnel.
JC Penney will remain open in Prescott
JC Penney is closing 138 stores nationwide, but the Prescott Gateway Mall location isn’t one of them. JC Penney has announced the closures as part of a continuing effort to advance sustainable growth and long-term profitability. 138 stores are closing and about 5 thousand jobs will be eliminated. Liquidation sales are scheduled to start April 17th with the closures completed by June. The Prescott Gateway JC Penney, which isn’t on the list of stores to be closed, was one of the anchor stores when the Mall first opened in 2002. The only store closing in Arizona is located in the Riverview Mall in Bullhead City.
It will cost more for a swim in Prescott Valley
It’s going to cost a little more to go for a swim in Prescott Valley. Last night the Prescott Valley Town Council approved an updated fee use schedule for the Mountain Valley Splash Pool Facility. Parks and Recreation Director Brian Witty says fees are going up due to Proposition 206, which increases the minimum wage. The daily admission youth fee is going up from 2 to 3 dollars. The 3 dollar adult fee is going up to 4 dollars. Witty explains what Town Council members hope to accomplish with the new schedule. Witty says Town Council had been looking at different options. The fees are increasing every year until 2020.