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Prescott Valley in Brief: Check your speed on Glassford Hill Road

The Prescott Valley Police Department has purchased two ELAN City radar speed signs that are scheduled to be set up on Glassford Hill Road this week. (PVPD/Courtesy)

The Prescott Valley Police Department has purchased two ELAN City radar speed signs that are scheduled to be set up on Glassford Hill Road this week. (PVPD/Courtesy)

Check your speed on Glassford Hill Road

Thanks to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Prescott Valley Police Department has purchased two ELAN City radar speed signs.

The town will install the semi-portable and solar-powered signs along Glassford Hill Road, the Aug. 27 press release from PVPD states. The signs will provide the public with information on their speed, act as a deterrent, and collect data that can be used for enforcement and safety plans.

The radar signs will be placed on Glassford Hill Road, one for southbound traffic before reaching the high school, and the other northbound in the area of Northern AZ Suns Blvd.

The Glassford Hill Road intersections are routinely within the top 10 collision sites in Prescott Valley, said Jerry Ferguson, PVPD Community Service officer.

“Glassford Hill Road is a busy roadway with approximately 27,000 vehicles traveling on it every day. This is based on a 2017 roadway survey conducted by the Prescott Valley Road Department,” Ferguson stated in the release.

The visible radar readout gives the motoring public the ability to better monitor their speed and stay mindful of their driving habits.

“Hopefully this will cause our collision numbers to drop along this stretch of roadway, which also means fewer injuries and a reduction in insurance claims,” he said.

The new radar signs are scheduled to be installed this week.

Weekend traffic patrols includes DUI enforcement

This Labor Day weekend, Prescott Valley Police will be out in force conducting DUI and seat belt enforcement thanks to its continued support of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety DUI Traffic Enforcement Program.

Enforcement begins Friday, Aug. 31 and continues through Monday, Sept. 3. The department is deploying extra officers to enhance traffic safety during this period.

A multi-agency Command Post will be set up at the west end of East 1st Street during the nighttime hours.

The objective of the enforcement program is to reduce the number of car crashes and the resulting injuries and fatalities through increased, highly visible enforcement. Police will focus on occupant restraint, impaired driving, speeding and pedestrian safety.

Efforts will be focused along Highway 69, as this is one of the busiest corridors in the quad city area.

Prescott Valley Police would like to remind motorists and passengers it only takes a second or two to fasten a seatbelt. PVPD also reminds everyone who drinks to have a designated driver. Be responsible and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Please report suspected DUI, reckless, or unsafe driving to local law enforcement. Contact PVPD at 928-772-9267 for non-emergencies or 911 for emergencies.

Early morning lane closures on Highway 169 Thursday

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to use caution and allow extra travel time for lane closures on southbound Highway 169 from the junction with Interstate 17 (milepost 15) to three miles west of I-17 (milepost 12) for guardrail repair work.

The work is scheduled to occur from midnight Wednesday, Aug. 29 to 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. The highway will be narrowed to one lane in each direction with partial closures.

Flaggers will be in place directing traffic through the work zone. Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Social Security Seminar

There will be a Social Security Seminar 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Prescott Valley Public Library, Glassford Hill Room, 7401 E. Civic Circle Dr. This is a free event.

This seminar will answer frequently asked questions about this complex topic. Audience: Participants age 55+ (ideally within five years of retirement).

Key messages: discusses steps toward maximizing this important benefit, describes how Social Security will fit into their retirement income strategy, provides clear next steps for those ready to file.

Registration is required. Register online at pvlib.net>Attend>Classes or 928-759-3040.

‘Medicare 101’

“Medicare 101” is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 30 at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive in Prescott.

The speaker will be Glenn Berkley, Licensed State Agent, Humana. Ever wonder what Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover, and are you eligible? Come learn about your options and get your questions answered.

RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us.

District 4 Town Hall Schedule

Supervisor Brown has completed his scheduling calendar for the annual Town Halls for 2018.

Town Halls provide the community the quality time and opportunity to learn and ask questions regarding the everyday functions of Yavapai County Government. The departments represented at the scheduled meetings will be Public Works, Development Services, Community Health Department, Emergency Management and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

• 6 to 7 p.m. September 6, Paulden Area Community Organization, 24050 Marblehead Drive, Paulden.

• 6 to 7 p.m. September 13, Ash Fork Development Association, 450 W. Lewis, Ash Fork.

• 6 to 7 p.m. September 27, Seligman Library, 54170 Floyd Street, Seligman.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. October 10, Coyote Springs, 6325 Baja Circle, Prescott Valley.

• 6 to 7 p.m. October 11, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott.

• 6 to 7 p.m. October 16, Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 Butterfield Road, Chino Valley.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. October 17, Juniperwoods Land Owners Association, 1108 Folkerts Lane, Juniperwood Ranch.

• 6 to 7:30 p.m. October 30, Williamson Valley Community Organization, 4125 W. Outer Loop Road, Prescott.

For more information, contact Mary Conner, Assistant to Supervisor Brown at 928-442-5132 or visit the website at: Web.bos.district4@yavapai.us.

Yavapai Flute Circle’s Native American Flute Demonstration & Performance

Join us at the Yavapai Flute Circle’s Native American Flute Demonstration & Performance in September! Learn about flute history, stories, traditions, and even get the opportunity to play if you so desire. This free event is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Prescott Valley Public Library’s Crystal Room. No registration is required. If you have any questions, call 928-759-3040.

Legal series

Do you have questions: Who is a “debt collector?” Who is a “consumer?” What can a “debt collector” legally do to collect a debt from a “consumer?” Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 East Civic Circle Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ) for advice and information on Federal and Arizona State Fair Debt Collection. This legal series will have different topics monthly and will be presented by Joseph Waesche, a local attorney. This event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month starting Sept. 27, in the PC Lab.

Space is limited. This is a free event. No registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Qigong

What is beneficial to your health, balance and overall well-being? Join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 East Civic Circle Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ) to try Qigong – a guided meditation that contains 12 movements letting your spirit flow. Qigong is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month starting Sept. 14, in the Crystal Room.

This is a free class. No registration required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Container Gardening

Steve McIntyre, Master Gardener since 2009, will be giving a presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Prescott Valley Public Library, Crystal Room, on the subject of Container Gardening. If you’ve ever wanted to have a beautiful container garden, this is a must attend presentation. All aspects of container gardening will be touched on and you’re sure to learn some great tips and tricks.

Creative Aging-Beginners Watercolor Class

Are you interested in learning how to Watercolor Paint? Then join us at the Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 E Civic Circle Dr. Prescott Valley) for a fun and creative experience. The library is offering a watercolor class for beginners or any level of experience from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Children’s Program Room.

You will learn and practice specific techniques and have a go at creating a simple landscape painting.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please register online at pvlib.net>classes>creative aging classes. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

AARP Disrupt Aging

Aging? Everyone is doing it! Join us from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 7, at Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley). In this workshop we will examine how the way we are aging is changing, mostly for the better. Our ability to live longer, healthier, more productive lives is one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments.

However, we don’t always see it that way. Are you interested in exploring new perspectives of living and aging? Join AARP Arizona as we discuss and explore new choices to age and live life on your terms. This workshop is open to individuals, families and caregivers, anyone who is interested in celebrating life through creativity and reimagining opportunities. A check-in table and door will open at 9:30 am.

Seats are limited so please register. To register, please call 1-877-926-8300 or 928-759-3040. To register online at aarp.cvent.com/CelebrateAging or pvlib.net>classes>Disrupt Aging.

Rockin’ Ukes in concert at library

On Sept. 25 at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, Prescott Valley, the Rockin’ Ukes will perform.

The Rockin’ Ukes are part of the Prescott Ukulele Guild, “PUG.” The Rockin’ Ukes is a ukulele-centric band that plays an eclectic mix of classic rock, folk, country and whatever they feel like playing, according to a news release.

They will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. and have you tapping your toes and singing along before the hour is done. The program is free and suitable for all ages. Seating is limited so come early to get a seat.

No registration required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Library offers computer classes

Prescott Valley Public Library is offering two computer classes in August — Going Wireless: How to Use Wi-Fi, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28; and Google Photos, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

Class numbers are limited, so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes as soon as possible. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

All computer classes are in the PC Lab on the second floor of the library.

In September, the library is also offering computer classes — Introduction to Computers Windows, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27; and Windows 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Class numbers are limited so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Introduction to email class available

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, is offering a two-week course on Introduction to Email in September. The class meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18 and 25.

This course teaches how to create an account, send and receive messages, attach pictures, avoid spam, create and organize folders, and lots more. The course is based on Gmail, but the concepts are the same no matter what provider you use. Registration required. Please sign up at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. Classes are held in the PC Lab. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

3-week class: Complete job serach

Successful job searching requires preparation. Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, is offering a three-week course, “The Complete Job Search,” in September.

The class will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26. This course will guide you through an assessment of your personal strengths, and teach you how to complete effective applications, resumes, and cover letters.

You also will learn to use the internet to search for jobs and learn effective skills for interviewing and follow-up. Prior to taking this course, you should already have basic Windows, Word, internet and email skills.

Registration is required, visit pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. Classes are held in the PC Lab. For information, call 928-759-3040.

Movie Mondays: ‘Overboard’

Join the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle Drive, Prescott Valley, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 for Monday Night Movies. This month they are showing “Overboard,” starring Anna Faris, Eva Longoria and John Hannah — a comedy about a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner who is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. (PG-13) This is a free event and no registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Murder Myster Dinner set for Sept. 8

The Prescott Valley Police Foundation is hosting its 10th annual Murder Mystery Dinner at StoneRidge at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

The event includes dinner, play, raffle and silent auction. Join us for a fun evening of mayhem, mystery, murder, humor and hilarity. Reserve your seat because it sells out.

Call Kay at 928-775-4002 after 2 p.m. or email pvpolicefoundation@gmail.com.