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Cindy Gresser is serving as the Art in Public Places Committee Chair in Prescott Valley...

Police are asking for help from residents and visitors in reporting suspicious activity.

Police say over the past couple of months, Town Parks and Recreation employees have found items that indicate possible drug use in the Tonto Park North bathrooms. Now that this problem has been identified, intensive patrols of the area have been implemented to help combat this issue and reduce any neighborhood impact. Suspicious activity not only in Tonto Park North, but in any area around town should be reported through dispatch at 772-9267, 911 for emergencies or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

The Yarnell Fire District’s new Cadet program is being called a success.

District officials say the Cadet Explorer program was launched in September and it’s already showing promise. Ten participants function as one unit, but it’s both a club for middle school students and a post for young people ages 14 to 20. The curriculum includes physical fitness, classrooms sessions and hands-on application of textbook material. The program has received strong support from Prescott firefighter Conrad Jackson. Jackson’s 10 years as coordinator of the Prescott Cadet post has allowed him to share insight and advice with Yarnell program leaders. Jackson has also donated equipment for the program, including helmets, boots and gloves. The training schedule for all Yarnell volunteer firefighters has been adjusted so they can be more involved in the training of cadets. This program is open to both boys and girls and the participant fee is 50 dollars, which covers cost insurance and 2 T-shirts.

The Prescott Art in Public Places Committee has a new Chairperson.

City Council members appointed members to the Committee in August and the first meeting was held 1 month later. During that meeting, discussion was held regarding the need for a Chairperson. Following a recommendation by the Appointment Committee, Council has appointed Smoki Museum Director Cyndi Gresser Art in Public Places Committee Chair. The terms of all 5 members expire next March. The Committee meets at 3 this afternoon at City Hall on South Cortez Street. Agenda items include requirements for murals on private property and discussion on a catalog of City owned public art. The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to Council on all matters pertaining to the acceptance of public art.

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