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Watch for delays on Highway 169 in the Dewey-Humboldt area

For the past few months, ADOT crews have been working on additional turn lanes on 169 at Cherry Creek Road. Now that the turn lanes have been completed, on Monday crews are scheduled to restripe the roadway. Drivers will be guided through the work zone with a pilot car and flaggers between 9 am and 3 pm. On Tuesday and Wednesday, crews will begin work at the Orme and Old Cherry Roads intersections, which will result in traffic delays between 9 am and 4 pm. The installation of barrier and preparation of a safe work zone for the new turn lanes will take place at that time. This 1.6 million dollar safety improvement project to widen the existing roadway also includes drainage improvements and signage.

Only 3 finalists remain for the position of Yavapai Accommodation School District Executive Officer

A 5 member search committee reviewed applications and selected the finalists, including current Interim District Executive Officer Kellie Burns and President of the Arizona Correctional Educators Association Marvy McNeese. The third finalist is Jim Wells, former Principal of Bradshaw Mountain High School and Prescott Mile High Middle School. Wells is currently an Assistant Principal at Prescott High School. The finalists will meet with students and staff at Aspire High school on Centerpointe East in Prescott on April 12th. Interested citizens can provide written comments on the candidates during a public forum at 5 that night, also at Aspire High School. The finalists will be interviewed and a recommendation is expected to be before the Yavapai Accommodation School District Governing Board on May 10th.

The City of Cottonwood has a new brand

During a live call-in to yesterday’s Talk of the Town show on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 FM, City of Cottonwood Economic Development Director Casey Rooney described the new branding, which takes advantage of a new industry. Rooney says the new brand will start popping up all over the state. Rooney adds there 10 wine tasting rooms and 10 wineries in and around Cottonwood, which are creating jobs. The City of Clarkdale is hosting the Verde Valley Wine Festival on May 7th and the 3rd annual Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival will be held in Cottonwood’s Riverfront Park on June 17th and 18th.

Chino Valley residents can learn more about their police department

Chino Valley Police are hosting a Citizens Academy. This is a 6 week course and classes will be held Wednesday nights starting at 6 in the Shooting Range Classroom. Attendees will be able to meet the officers who patrol their streets and neighborhoods, experience firsthand what some of the training officers go through in a shooting simulator and watch K-9 demonstrations. Registration is ongoing and more information is available by calling 636-4223, Extension 8. The Prescott Valley Citizens Academy, which includes a look at the Police Department, started March 16th. Academy sessions take place every Wednesday night through May 18th.

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