Need2Know: Chick-fil-A arrives, APS wants lower rates, and Ruger cuts jobs
Chick-fil-A arrives in Prescott Valley
The Prescott Valley Crossroads Chick-fil-A, 5773 E. Highway 69, opens at 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. The first 100 people in line have the opportunity to receive free Chick-fil-A meals for a year, officials said.
If more than 100 people are onsite when the line officially opens at 6 a.m. on Jan. 17 a drawing will be held to randomly select the first 100. Those chosen will be need to camp out until the grand opening in order to secure their winning spot. During the afternoon of the first 100 event there will be a charity activity for campers to participate in while they wait, officials said.
During the event, the restaurant will also collect books to be donated to Granville Elementary School. Visitors can bring new and gently used children’s books during grand opening week to be placed in a nearly 3-foot Book House, built from reclaimed wood.
APS wants to cut electric rates
APS is asking the Arizona Corporation Commission to approve a $119 million bill reduction for customers, based on federal corporate tax cuts, effective Feb. 1, 2018.
If it’s approved, the $119 million decrease will offset the $95 million revenue increase that APS recently instituted.
APS customers would receive a credit on their monthly bills.
The company said “additional tax cut savings will be available at a later date once the full impact of the new law is realized.”
Sturm, Ruger to eliminate 50 jobs – but where?
Sturm, Ruger & Co, the firearms manufacturer with a facility in Prescott, announced that it will lay off 50 employees, but would not say from which of its facilities.
In a written statement, the company said the jobs, which it called “indirect labor positions,” amounted to less than 3 percent of its 1,800 employees.
The statement, from CEO Christopher Killoy, said, “These reductions were made in all of our locations and cut across all disciplines.”
Nurses Network Home Health and Private Duty awarded
Nurses Network Home Health and Private Duty recently was awarded for patient satisfaction from a nationwide survey company. The award was presented to Nurses Network because of five-star ratings from its discharged patients for locations in Prescott Valley, Sedona and Flagstaff. It’s the second consecutive year that Nurses Network has been given this award, according to a news release.
What happened to Prescott Valley Sonic?
If you’ve noticed the Sonic Drive-In on Pav Way is shut down, don’t worry — a spokesperson for the company says just it’s closed temporarily for a re-model, which includes adding a drive-thru window. It’s expected to re-open this spring.
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