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Prescott in Brief: PV library hosting ‘How to Stay Safe Online’ class

PV library hosting ‘How to Stay Safe Online’ class

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd, is offering How to Stay Safe Online (Wednesdays, Feb. 6 and 13 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.). The internet is a daily part of our family, social, and business lives. The Internet is also where scammers and identity thieves lurk. Protect yourself by learning to recognize phishing and fraud attempts in this class designed for Internet users of all ages. You’ll learn how to create and use effective passwords, develop and practice good security habits, and reduce your exposure to threats. The class also covers virus protection, firewalls, top scams, credit monitoring, job search scams, and much more. Class numbers are limited so please register online at pvlib.net, Attend, Classes. For more information and to register, call 928-759-3040. All computer classes are held in the PC Lab on the second floor of the library.

Information provided by the Prescott Valley Library

Pile burning planned Feb. 2-3 in the Prescott Basin

Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to burn approximately 300 acres of piles on Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday Feb. 3, weather conditions permitting, 4 miles south of the Lynx Lake Recreation Area, on the east side of Walker Road (R1W, T13N, S33).

The purpose of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood removal activities. Reducing hazardous fuels will help reduce the threat of high severity, high intensity wildfire to the public, adjacent private property and communities. Burning of debris left over from brush-crush and thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.

In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.

All prescribed fires activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality azdeq.gov. Or call 928-443-8000.

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