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Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:42

Bill's Newscast: Business to Farm Featured

It’s time for the first-ever Business to Farm event!

Hey, non-profits: Grant funding available

Local non-profit organizations have less than a week to apply for grant funding.  Unisource Energy Services has announced it will award 80 thousand dollars this Fall to help non-profit organizations improve education.  The grants can also be used to protect the environment and expand limited income assistance.  Applications must be submitted online by 5 next Wednesday night. Grant funds are being divided among Unisource’s service areas based on population.  Fifteen thousand dollars will be awarded in Yavapai County.  The minimum grant request amount is 1 thousand dollars.  For more information, go online to uesaz.com.  

City of Cottonwood wants you to put in your 2¢ worth on a roadway design project

The City of Cottonwood’s Engineering Department is seeking input on a roadway design project.   The Department has come up with 3 conceptual roadway alignments for Mingus Avenue between 8th and Main Streets. City of Cottonwood officials say staff and local engineering firm SEC has been considering options that may result in cost savings, safety enhancements, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, drainage improvements and transit accommodations.   The cost for this project is 2 million dollars.  The 3 design options will be presented during a public meeting at 5 tonight.  Interested residents are invited to share their concerns on proposed alignment concepts, existing traffic issues, pedestrian and bicycle usage and drainage issues.  The meeting will be held at the City of Cottonwood Recreation Center on South 6th  Street.   

Catch-22 suspect in custody

A suspect that had been featured in June’s Catch-22 program is now in custody.  According to Yavapai Silent Witness officials, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for 29 year old Jerriad Wallace, who was wanted on aggravated assault charges.  His last known address was in Chino Valley.  On Tuesday, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Wallace at a home in Lake Montezuma.  This arrest follows that of 62 year old Michael Stokes, who was featured on Day 15 of the Catch-22 program.  Wallace was featured on Day 9.  Stokes had been wanted by Cottonwood Police on suspicion of child or vulnerable adult abuse, and he was arrested by Prescott Police on the same day he was featured.  If you have information on any of the other Catch-22 suspects featured online at yavapaisw.com, you could earn a 500 dollar cash reward.  Call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 with that information.  

Business to Farm partners the Prescott Chamber with Mortimer’s Farm

Area residents can learn about what local businesses have to offer while enjoying fun farm activities.  The first ever Business to Farm event will be held at Mortimer Farms in Dewey-Humboldt from 11 to 7 Saturday. During a live appearance on Monday’s Q and A Show on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 and 95.5 FM with host DJ Fone, spokeswoman Sharla Mortimer described what is involved with this event. Mortimer says there will be a Farm to Table event featuring a wine tasting and live music starting at 5:30 Saturday night. Special admission price for Business to Farm is 5 dollars for children and adults.  Tickets for the Farm to Table event are 35 dollars.  For more information, visit the Prescott Chamber of Commerce’s website at Prescott.org

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