National Forest offices closed for Labor Day
Prescott National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed for the Labor Day holiday. The Bradshaw Ranger District Office is located on South Cortez Street in Prescott, the Chino Valley Ranger District Office is on Highway 89 and the Verde Ranger District Office is located on Highway 260 in Camp Verde. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5th. Despite the office closure, fire personnel, law enforcement officers and recreation staff will be on duty during the holiday weekend. Prescott National Forest officials are reminding visitors the area is still in monsoon season and the forecast is for rain showers. Be prepared and remember to practice good campfire safety and respect your public lands by packing out your trash.
Cottonwood Transit will be operating on Labor Day
Cottonwood Area Transit will be operating on Labor Day. Transit officials have announced they will be operating all ADA and fixed route services Monday for the Red, Blue, Yellow and Green Lines, Paratransit and Lynx. However, the Transit Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, as well as the Call Center. Any ADA riders who want a ride on Monday or Tuesday are encouraged to contact the main office at (928) 634-2287 no later than 5 tomorrow night. The CAT office on Happy Jack Way will be open at its usual time of 8 on Tuesday morning. Cottonwood Area Transit provides 4 fixed routes and ADA Paratransit in Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Verde Villages, as well as Verde Lynx Commuter Service between Cottonwood and Sedona.
Yavapai College Nursing Program accreditation renewed
Yavapai College officials are celebrating the accreditation renewal of its nursing program. Earlier this summer, a 3 member team from the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing conducted a 3 day site visit to the Clarkdale and Prescott campuses to evaluate the nursing program. The assessment included a review of the program and college resources, its program mission and the qualifications and experience held by Nursing Program Director Mary Brown, as well as all full-time and part-time faculty and staff. The Commission has measured program outcomes using the National Council Licensure Examination exam pass rate. Yavapai College nursing graduates pass rate currently stands at 91 percent, compared with the State rate of 86 percent and the National Pass Rate of 84 percent. Since 1980, the College has graduated more than 21 hundred nursing students from its Associate Degree program.
Sunset Magazine taps Prescott as Top Vest Value Town in the Southwest
The City of Prescott has received another special designation. During a live appearance on yesterday’s Talk of the Town on KQNA, Community Outreach Manager John Heiney explained Sunset magazine has named Prescott the Top Best Value Town in the Southwest. Heiney says this top ranking follows other honors this year. Earlier this month, expedia.com’s Viewfinder travel blog named Prescott the Best Destination in the State for Nature Lovers.