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Quad Cities in Brief: Public comment requested for Judge Pro Tem finalists

Public comment requested for Judge Pro Tem finalists

The Yavapai County Superior Court is accepting public comment on finalists for a full-time and three seasonal Judges Pro Tem.

The four candidates for the full-time Judge Pro Tem, Division B, position are Krista M. Carman, of Prescott, Christopher L. Kottke of Prescott, Debra R. Phelan of Prescott, and Linda Wallace of Sedona.

The vacancy was created by the appointment of Judge Napper to Division 2 by Gov. Doug Ducey.

The three finalists for Seasonal Judges Pro are Clyde P. Halstead, of Prescott, Susan J. Kayler of Scottsdale, and Thomas K. Kelly of Prescott.

These judicial officers will be on-call and will fill in as needed by the court.

All the finalist resumes are posted on the Yavapai Superior Court’s website for reference at

Anonymous comments will not be considered, and adding your phone number or email address will allow court personnel to follow up for clarification or additional information.

Email comments to or mail them to the Superior Court in Yavapai County, Attn: Rolf Eckel, Court Administrator, 120 S. Cortez, #410, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Written comments must be received by Monday, Nov. 20th to be considered.

State grants Chino Valley PD $29,000 for safety equipment

The Chino Valley Police Department has been awarded $29,285 in grant funding by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The money came in the form of two grants, and will be used to increase safety of officers at the scene of traffic crashes, make it possible to track traffic patterns and speeds, and educate drivers on the speeds they’re traveling, said Lt. Vince Schaan.

Funding will also cover overtime costs for officers to work traffic and impaired-driver details.

One grant, $5,855, will be used to purchase a trailer that will carry barricades, cones, flares and portable signs to major crash scenes.

“The goal of this equipment is to help decrease secondary collisions as well as increase safety of those on the scene,” Schaan said.

The second grant, for $23,430, is for the purchase of software and equipment that gathers roadway data such as the number of vehicles driving, how fast they’re going, and when. It will also be sued to buy portable radar and speed signs to remind drivers of their speeds.

“We will utilize the data gathered from the equipment on where and when vehicles are violating traffic laws so we can deploy enforcement details and staff to the areas that are most burdened with violations,” Schaan said.

Chino Valley police are also asking for the public’s help in reporting areas they feel there is a need for extra enforcement by calling 928-636-4223 extension 2 and making a report describing the time and place violations are happening.

People Who Care Volunteer Information and Orientation Meeting

Prescott People Who Care will host a volunteer information and orientation meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Prescott United Methodist Church Douglas Room, 505 W. Gurley.

People Who Care volunteers provide caring non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive due to age-related and physical limitations, in order to help them to continue living in their own homes, independent living apartment and in their own communities.

People Who Care operates in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Chino Valley. Call 928-445-2480.