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Bill's Newscast: Retirement and Rodeos

Chino Valley Superintendent Duane Howard prepares for retirement, and the World’s Oldest Rodeo seeks long-term lease.

Grant money is available to non-profit organizations, and workshops are being held to outline the application process.

The Arizona Community Foundations of Sedona and Yavapai County are offering funding for projects that promote environmental stewardship, arts and culture, healthcare and other community needs. The first workshop on the grants will take place at Yavapai College Sedona, Room 34 on Thursday, January 21st from 3 to 5. The second workshop will take place 1 week later from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona, located on Aubrey Street in Prescott. The workshops will outline the application instructions, eligibility requirements, guidelines and an overview of the application process. Qualified non-profit organizations, public schools, municipalities and tribal entities are encouraged to apply for up to 10 thousand dollars in competitive funding. The process begins February 8th with final applications due February 26th. For more information, go online to azfoundation.org.

The Chino Valley Unified School District could officially get a new Superintendent tomorrow.

The 2 finalists are Assistant Schools Superintendent Cindy Daniels and Director of Support Services John Scholl. During a recent live appearance on KQNA’s Talk of the Town, Superintendent Duane Howard explained he’s calling it quits at the end of the school year. Howard says one of his biggest accomplishments is consolidating district schools. Howard has served as Superintendent since 2012. The District Board has scheduled a special meeting at 1 tomorrow afternoon in the Board Room on Center Street for selection of a new Superintendent.

With its lease at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds expiring at the end of next year, Frontier Days representatives are hoping they can extend their stay.

Yesterday representatives were before City Council members, stressing the need for a new multi-year lease. Currently the rodeo is on a 15 year lease that started in 2002. Frontier Days Manager JC Trujillo describes what needs to happen next in this process. Trujillo calls the rodeo extremely valuable to the city. Frontier Days President Joe Butner told Council without a long term lease, they are having trouble booking specialty acts into the future. Council has expressed support for the lease.

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