Saturday celebrates clean air, environment, fire prevention
Downtown Prescott is the place to be Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, as the community celebrates Earth Day and the annual Firewise Expo in a variety of activities.
Prescott Valley changes its non-consensual tow policies
When a woman wrote to the Prescott Valley Police Department saying she couldn’t pay the $585 bill from the company that towed her vehicle from Fain Park following the suicide of her estranged husband, the department decided to change its requirements for tow companies on its rotation list.
No critical violations for 241 facilities
It’s tough to earn and tough to hang on to. This year, the Yavapai County Golden Plate Awards went to 241 – 26 more than last year – food establishments around the county, acknowledging no citations for critical food handling violation throughout 2017.
After Gov. Doug Ducey on April 5 signed legislation that requires Arizona’s public and charter elementary schools, grades K-5, to offer two recess periods every school day, Joe Howard, superintendent of Prescott Unified School District, said he wished the legislators would devote their time on more important matters.
A future cell tower in Highland Pines off Iron Springs Road would help close the gaps in cellphone service in that area and on down to Skull Valley.
Subject of workshop on substance-exposed children
Whether in utero or through the environment, babies and children exposed to substances may exhibit challenging behavior and thought processes for the rest of their lives. Drugs — legal or illegal — can affect impulse control, moods, ability to soothe oneself, organization, memory, social cues, and how to process and express feelings.
Fire Expo offers info, resources April 21
Wildfire season has begun – it runs from March to October – but it’s not too late to take measures now to get your property in firewise condition.
Removing excess trees and brush around structures will reduce the risk of wildfire and make your property safe for firefighters, which increases the chances of saving homes and stopping the spread of fires.
Choosing a company to “firewise” a homeowner’s property – to effectively, efficiently and knowledgeably remove vegetation – can take a little bit of inquiry.
County transfer stations will accept brush and yard trimmings beginning April 1 without charging residents fees. The program runs through June 1.