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Pilot identified in F-16 crash.


PUSD Conducts a Survey

The Prescott Unified School District wants your input on certain goal areas. The District is conducting a survey that focuses on student achievement, culture, communication and stakeholder relationships, enrollment and resource accountability. In addition, respondents are asked to list 10 items they believe a Prescott High School graduate should possess. Respondents can also share their comments on what they think the District is missing. Input will be used as the District shapes its 10 year strategic plan. The survey is available online at prescottschools.com.

Forest Thinning Underway

If you hike or walk in the Groom Creek area near Goldwater Lake, watch for forest thinning equipment. A contractor for the Prescott National Forest will be using heavy equipment to thin 500 acres of chaparral and small trees. Numerous signs will be posted in the area to notify users of the Circle and Feldmeier Trails, as well as Schoolhouse Gulch starting today. Forest officials say this project is funded through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership Program, which aims to restore lands across large landscapes. This helps reduce wildfire threats to communities and property owners, protect water quality and supply and improve habitat for at-risk species. This was one of 15 Partnership projects selected last year.

Pilot of Crashed F-16 Identified

Taiwanese media have identified the pilot killed in an F-16 fighter jet crash. Thirty-one year old Taiwanese Air Force Major Kao Ting-Cheng was on a routine training mission when the single seat, single engine jet went down near the town of Bagdad Thursday morning. According to the Taipei Times, Kao was a 2007 graduate of the Air Force Academy and had logged more than 800 flight hours. Spokeswoman Kyley Dougherty says Kao was training at Luke Air Force Base in the Glendale area. Yavapai County Search and Rescue personnel found the wreckage Thursday afternoon and the site was secured that night. The Focus Taiwan News Channel reports Kao is survived by his wife and 2 young children, including a baby boy born late last year. The accident remains under investigation.

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