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Suspects are in custody.

New businesses may be coming to Prescott Valley. According to Economic Development Director Greg Fister, last January Town Council approved a development agreement with Presley Investments for construction of a Volkswagen dealership.

Recent controversies regarding diesel vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen worldwide have impacted the timeline for constructing and opening the new dealership next to the current Earnhardt Liberty Kia dealership on Market Street. Fister says Earnhardt representatives assure the town they are committed to this project and believe an opening in 2016 is possible. Council will consider a development agreement amendment as part of its voting session at 5:30 tonight. Council will also consider a final development plan for a Dutch Brothers coffee store. The 909 square foot store will be located in the Crossroads Center off Highway 69. The meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.

The former Arizona House Speaker has been appointed to another position. Governor Doug Ducey has announced the appointment of Andy Tobin as Interim Superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions.

Tobin replaces outgoing Superintendent Lauren Kingry, who recently resigned. Tobin was appointed in October as Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance, a role he will continue to serve while filling his new post. He represented District1, which includes the Prescott area, from 2007 to 2015. Tobin was House Speaker from 2011 to 2014 and House Majority Leader from 2010 to 2014. He was appointed Director of the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures in January. That department will be phased out next year.

There are still a few days left in the latest phase of this month’s Catch-22 program, but 2 arrests have already been made.

Yavapai Silent Witness Director Steve Skurja says the featured alleged suspect on Day 8, 37 year old John Cadete is now in police custody. Day 10’s featured suspect, 52 year old Elaine Dalton is in custody as well. Dalton was wanted on aggravated DUI, child abuse and endangerment charges. Even though 500 dollar cash rewards are no longer being offered for these suspects, there are still 20 others who haven’t been located. Call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 with suspect information and you could receive 500 dollars cash.

With a change in Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting dates comes a change in the way agendas are set.

After the first of the year, the Board meetings move from the 1st and 3rd Mondays to the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. As a result, agenda items must be delivered to the Board Clerk no later than 5 pm on Fridays. The Board Chair will have final approval of the agenda. The Supervisors will consider a new agenda policy during its meeting at 9 Monday morning, which will be held at the Verde Valley Complex on South 6th Street. This will be the Board’s last regular Monday meeting.

Smoke may be visible next week as Bradshaw Ranger District Fire Managers do more prescribed burning. One hundred nineteen acres of piles in the Thumb Butte area of Prescott near Dearing Park are scheduled to be treated.

Twenty acres of piles in the Ponderosa Park and Highway 89 areas are also on the schedule. The piles are made up of debris left over from thinning projects. Moisture that has recently hit the area typically helps these burns produce lighter smoke. This week Fire Managers completed treatment of 367 acres of piles near Spence Springs in the Iron Springs Road area. Smoke may be visible in the area for the next several days.

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