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Road construction, Wildfire Academy and a failed recall election

Delays on Prescott Lakes Parkway during road construction

Watch for delays on Prescott Lakes Parkway for the next few weeks.  City of Prescott Street Maintenance crews are scheduled to apply crack seal on Prescott Lakes Parkway between Willow Lake Road and Highway 69 starting tomorrow.  Project hours are 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, but work in intersections will be done overnight, between 10 pm and 6 am.  Work should be completed by Tuesday, March 29th but the schedule could change due to the weather.  Motorists are advised to use alternate routes whenever possible.  Over on the nearby Willow Creek Road, excavation and grading work is ongoing.  Additional work includes constructing retaining walls and box culverts and installing water main and storm drain along the corridor between Pioneer Parkway and the Deep Well Ranch Road roundabout.  No road closures are scheduled at this time.  Work hours are 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday until the end of this month.  

Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy officials are thanking their supporters. 

The Academy is currently underway at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.  There are 749 students registered to take such classes as Basic Wildland Firefighter, Fireline Medical Provider and Portable Pumps.  Officials say training through the Academy wouldn’t be possible without support from the community.  In addition to private donors, groups that provide financial support include Arizona Public Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the City of Prescott, the Eric March Foundation for Wildland Firefighters and the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.  This year, about 30 thousand dollars was donated to help provide scholarships to students.     

Vice-Mayor Bruce George stays on Camp Verde Town Council

Camp Verde Vice-Mayor Bruce George isn’t leaving Town Council.  Unofficial results from yesterday’s recall election show George beating challenger Leah Robbins, 53 to 47 percent.  After the Camp Verde Town Council passed a sales tax increase in February 2015, George was the subject of a recall effort by Cheri Wischmeyer’s Camp Verde for Good Government group.  The group also targeted Mayor Charlie German and Council members Jessie Jones-Murdock and Robin Whatley.  The group failed to gather the required number of petition signatures for those Council members except George.  He was elected in 2011 and chosen by Council in 2015 to serve as Vice-Mayor for 2 years.  

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