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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 23:11

Bill's Newscast: Arrest Following Head-on Injury Crash Featured

Blood donation, free haircut, more.

Blood donation gets you a free haircut.

Make a blood donation, get a free haircut. As part of the Saving Lives Never Looked So Good campaign, anyone who donates blood or platelets with the American Red Cross will get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips. The coupons will be sent out via e-mail several days after any donation made between September 1st through the 30th. The coupon is valid through November 11th at participating Sport Clips locations. Blood drives are scheduled to occur in Prescott from 9:30 to 4 on Thursday, September 7th at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, located on Willow Creek Road in Prescott. A second drive will be held at the Sedona Public Library on White Bear Road from 11 to 4 on Friday, September 15th. For more information, go online to or call 1-800-733-2767.

It’s the Chino Mudder

The Chino Valley Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold 2 special meetings this week to discuss fun in the mud. The Town of Chino Valley is hosting the Chino Valley Mudder event this Saturday at Old Home Manor. The first wave is at 8 and teams or individuals can come dressed in their favorite costume. This event is a 5K, or a just over 3 mile run containing more than 20 obstacles. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University engineering students have designed the course. Proceeds benefit parks and trails improvements in Chino Valley. At 3 Thursday afternoon, the Parks and Recreation Board is scheduled to meet at the event site to discuss planning. After Chino Mudder, the Board is scheduled to meet at Aroma Pizza on Highway 89 at 1:30 Saturday to review the event. More information is available online at

Head-on Collision blamed on opioid overdose.

A driver suspected of an opioid overdose has been arrested following a head-on injury crash in Cottonwood. Police Sergeant Monica Kuhlt says the accident involving 34 year old Eric Johnson occurred on Main Street at around 7 Sunday night. Kuhlt explains why Johnson was suspected of an opioid overdose. The driver of the truck, who is from Prescott Valley, had reported injuries due to the airbag deploying.

After Johnson was treated and released from the Verde Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department, he was arrested for aggravated DUI, aggravated assault and criminal damage.

Glassford Hill Road improvement project

The Glassford Hill Road improvement project is in the final stages of construction. Town of Prescott Valley officials say final pavement surfacing and striping is scheduled to begin next week on Glassford Hill Road, Long Look Drive and Panther Path. It’s anticipated these activities will be completed by September 1st. Traffic Restrictions will be in place to facilitate the safe movement of vehicles through the work zone. The Town of Prescott Valley has been working on this improvement project throughout the summer. The traffic signals at Long Look Drive were taken out and new signals were expected to be installed by the start of school on August 7th. Unfortunately, a delay caused that installation to be pushed back to August 11th.

Prescott College starts next Tuesday

Some important dates are coming up as Prescott College gets ready for the start of Fall classes next Tuesday. Orientation is taking place all day today and tomorrow for limited residency programs on the Grove Avenue campus. All incoming students are required to participate in new student orientation at the beginning of their first semester. College officials say these sessions help students receive information and experience activities designed to guide them through their specific programs. On Friday, there will be limited residency counseling, new student move-in day and resident undergraduate orientation. Counseling and orientation continues on Saturday with a campus tour at 1 that afternoon. There’s also a mandatory hall meeting for all new residential students at 1. For more information on all activities leading up to the August 29th start of classes, visit

Sewer Main Installation to take place through Saturday

Sewer main installation along Highway 89 in Prescott is set to take place through this Saturday. This installation from Prescott Lakes Parkway to near the Willow Lake Road roundabout is part of a utility upgrade at the Sundog Wastewater Treatment Plant. This project involves construction of a wastewater lift station that will force wastewater through the sewer main to a junction structure near the Willow Lake roundabout at Lillian Lane and Highway 89. City of Prescott officials say this upgrade is the first of several phases to centralize wastewater collection and treatment throughout the municipal system. Once complete, the system will direct all effluent to the expanded Airport Water Reclamation Facility. Work hours are 7 am through 7 pm Monday through Saturday. This phase is scheduled for completion in Winter of next year.

Deep Well Ranch rezoning

Share your comments on the Deep Well Ranch rezoning at 9 tomorrow morning. This rezone involves 1800 acres located at the corner of the Highways 89 and 89A intersection. According to Community Development Director Tom Guice, a specially planned Community District requires a Master Plan to address and control land use issues, as well as other development aspects within the area. The planning group that’s employed by Deep Well Ranch has submitted an extensive Master Plan and is seeking a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission. Area residents have addressed noise and safety concerns due to this project, which is expected to bring as many as 10 thousand new homes to the area over the next 40 to 50 years. Tomorrow’s public hearing will be held in Prescott City Council chambers on South Cortez Street. The Commission could vote on the plan on August 31st.

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