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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 20:47

Bill's Newscast: New Justices of the Peace to be Appointed

Schools, Councils and Judges

Prescott Unified School District to appoint a new Principal.

The Prescott Unified School District Board meets at 5 tonight to consider a new Principal for Taylor Hicks Elementary School. According to Superintendent Joe Howard, when Brian Moore became the new Chief Financial Officer for the Prescott Unified School District, Kelsey Secor was appointed Interim Principal. A committee chaired by Assistant Superintendent Mardi Read was implemented to review applicants for the position and set up interviews. There were about 18 applicants and 5 were recommended for interviews. The committee has selected Secor as the permanent Principal at Taylor Hicks Elementary. The Prescott Unified School District Board meeting will be held in the district office Board Room on South Granite Street.

Dewey-Humboldt partnerships with Blue Hills and Foothills Firewise Boards

The Blue Hills and Foothills communities Firewise Board is seeking support from the Dewey-Humboldt Town Council on a potential partnership. During its meeting at 6:30 tonight, Town Council is scheduled to hear a presentation from Board representative Bob Baker. Baker says the Board shares the Town Council’s and the community’s concerns over lack of emergency access in the Blue Hills area. An assessment of that area has resulted in an overall hazard assessment of 115, which is over the 70 to 112 point range that would rate it as an extreme hazard. Bureau of Land Management property that connects Prescott Dells Ranch Road and the Upper Blue Hills area has been identified as a possible access point. The Firewise Board is suggesting a letter of support be sent by Council to initiate a potential partnership with BLM regarding this connection. The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council meeting will be held at Town Hall on Highway 69.

Power outages from last night’s storm


Many Yavapai County residents found themselves in the dark following last night’s storm. Power lines went down in the area of Long Mesa Drive to Yavapai Road and Verde Vista and Carla Vista Drives in Prescott Valley, affecting 910 customers. The downed power lines had caused a closure at Robert Road from Spouse to Lakeshore Drives. Spouse from Tonto Road to Miner Drive was completely blocked off and Yavapai College classes were cancelled. One hundred forty Chino Valley residents were without power from Couling Road to Picacho Boulevard and Highway 89A to Maple Lane. Fifty-nine residents in the Town of Paulden were affected by power lines down in the area of Robbie Lane to Runway Road and Shallow Well to Linda Lane.

Over in the town of Rimrock, 31 customers were without power from Semper Fi Drive to Solar Place and Cornville Road to Independence Lane. Arizona Public Service crews worked throughout the night to get power restored to all areas.

New Justices of the Peace for Yavapai County to replace Judge Walker


Due to the retirement of Yavapai County Superior Court Judge John Walker, 3 Justices of the Peace Pro Tems are being appointed. County officials say Arizona State statute provides Justices of the Peace to direct weekend and holiday initial appearances, as well as to cover weekday court proceedings during training or absences. During its meeting at 9 tomorrow morning, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will consider the appointments of Judges John Kennedy, Shelly Bacon and Charles Davies from April 6th through the end of the year. Supervisor Jack Smith says the meeting will also include discussion on the County Facilities Capital Improvement Plan. Smith explains Yavapai County has been thrifty when it comes to buying properties.

The Supervisors meeting will be held in the Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.

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