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Thursday, 21 September 2017 07:30

Bill's Newscast: Rescue at Bell Rock Featured

Sedona Fire District rescues hiker.

Bell Rock rescue.

A woman who fell while hiking on Bell Rock near the Village of Oak Creek has been rescued.   While initial reports indicated the woman was near the parking lot, it was later determined through a Japanese interpreter that she was actually near the top of Bell Rock.  Sedona Fire District Battalion Chief Dave Cochrane explains they had to use a 150 foot long rope to lift the woman to safety. The rescue happened at around 5 Tuesday night, and Cochran says there were concerns over the sun going down. The woman was flown off the mountain and taken to a medical helicopter that took her to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment of her critical injuries.  The Arizona Department of Public Safety helped with the rescue.  


Spouse Drive improvements

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to discuss improvements to Spouse Drive.  A road improvement project proposes to replace the pavement between Glassford Hill Road and Lone Cactus Drive.  The roadway would also be rehabilitated between Lone Cactus and Agua Fria Drive through the application of a 2 inch pavement overlay.  The project also includes road striping. On September 11th, 5 bids were received, with regional pavement maintenance of Arizona submitting the low bid of more than 400 thousand dollars.  According to Engineering Division Manager Ron Pine, the half cent sales tax that went into effect in January of last year provides maintenance dollars for the 260 miles of roadway in Prescott Valley.  The Fiscal Year 2018 Streets Maintenance budget has the Spouse Drive segment proposed for asphalt overlay.  The Prescott Valley Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.  

Congressman Paul Gosar visits with Chino Valley and Prescott Valley residents.

Congressman Paul Gosar has visited with Chino Valley and Prescott Valley area residents.  On Tuesday, Gosar stopped by the Chino Valley Senior Center on Butterfield Road.  He met with local veterans there and visited with Mayor Darryl Croft.  The Congressman also discussed a variety of subjects, including immigration, health care and veterans’ affairs.  From there, he stopped by the Goodwill Job Fair at the Prescott Valley Event Center, where he met with employers as well as Yavapai County Supervisor Jack Smith.  Gosar is no stranger to the area, since he has a local office at 122 North Cortez Street in Prescott. 

Be careful with your donations

The Federal Trade Commission has some advice for area residents who want to help those devastated by recent hurricanes and earthquakes.  The Prescott Valley Police Department is passing along this advice, which involves doing some research to make sure donations will go to a reputable organization that will use the money as promised.  

  • Donate to charities you know and trust with a proven track record with dealing with disasters.   

  • Designate the disaster so you can ensure your funds are going to disaster relief, rather than a General Fund.  

  • Never click on links or open attachments in e-mails unless you know who sent it. Doing so could unknowingly cause malware to be installed on your computer.  

  • The Commission adds when texting to donate, confirm the number with the source.  The charge will show up on your phone bill, but donations aren’t immediate.  

More information on weather emergency donations is available at     


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