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New trail in Prescott Valley almost complete. 

Prescott Valley Town Council talks about welcome

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to discuss welcome signs.  According to Public Works Director Norm Davis, it has been a long time goal of the Prescott Valley business community to place a “Welcome to Prescott Valley” sign on significant roadways.  Several Northern Arizona communities have similar signs in place that also list available services.  Staff wants input from Council on the placement of signs at the Town entrances.  An application will need to be submitted to ADOT for approval.  Staff is also looking for Council direction on sign locations and architectural design options.  Council’s study session will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.  

Don’t drive drunk for the Irish. 

Your luck will run out if you drive impaired tonight.  The Chino Valley, Prescott and Prescott Valley Police Departments, along with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Public Safety will be conducting DUI saturation patrols within their own jurisdictions from 6 tonight to 3 tomorrow morning.  The Cottonwood Police Department’s patrol of that area is scheduled for 8 pm to 3 am.  These DUI enforcement activities are made possible through funding by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  Director Alberto Guitier says they want everyone to enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but do so responsibly by having a designated driver, calling a friend or getting a taxi ride home.  

A new trail in Prescott Valley

Prescott Valley’s newest trail is scheduled to open in a couple of months.  The trail starts near Castle Drive in the Castle Canyon Mesa area.  Prescott Valley Deputy Town Manager Ryan Judy explains where the money for improvements comes from. Back in 2004, the Town entered into a development agreement with North Central University for its new facility.  As part of that agreement, the University submitted a 2 dollar surcharge to the Town per course enrolled.   Improvements include a new parking lot at the trailhead and signage.  Judy says work is progressing nicely. Last week Town staff members and 2 Boy Scouts measured the trail’s distance and elevation.  It’s just over 2 miles long with an elevation of 950 feet.  

Income taxes need to get done!

With less than a month to go until the income tax deadline, free filing help is available.  The IRS, along with Catholic Charities of Arizona and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program are offering free preparation for Prescott and Cottonwood residents. IRS spokesman Bill Brunson explains residents must meet certain requirements, such as low to moderate incomes. Brunson describes the types of returns that are being filed. Brunson explains where you can get additional tax help. The Cottonwood tax preparation site is located at 736 North Main Street.  It’s open Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm through April 16th.  The Prescott location is at 434 West Gurley Street and hours are 5 to 8 Wednesday nights and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm.  This site is open through April 18th.  

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