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Prescott Valley in Brief: GoFundMe account set up for 2 sons whose mother died in May 31 crash on Highway 169

GoFundMe account set up for 2 sons whose mother died in May 31 Highway 169 accident

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the former husband of the deceased Amanda Colvin, 35, from Prescott Valley.

Colvin and former husband Tyson Holland’s two young sons, Jaxon, 4, and Ryder, 7, were among the four people who died in a head-on collision May 31 on Highway 169 near Dewey-Humboldt.

While he is on leave from work, Holland needs help paying for rent, food, and support to pull him and his two other children from a previous relationship, who had known Colvin as their mom, through the tragedy, according to family.

For more information, visit: rebrand.ly/2ohcqnp.

Prescott Valley Community Garden renting out plots to help local food banks

The Prescott Valley Community Garden has been growing vegetables for food banks in the Quad Cities every year since 2010. To help its cause, the garden has a few plots available to rent for the 2020 growing season. Each plot is 4 feet-by-20 feet and it will be on a drip system, water included, and have been amended for growing. Plot rent is $60 with a $25 deposit for the season. Garden renters are encouraged to log 20 hours of volunteer time in the community area of the garden by planting, harvesting, pulling weeds, etc. If you don’t have room in your yard, or you don’t want to prepare a space, Prescott Valley Community Garden is the place to go. The garden is in a convenient location and there’s nothing better than helping those in need. The garden is located on Lake Valley Road, due north of Liberty Traditional School. For more information, call Robin at 928-899-2652.

Prescott Golf Club sets walking/jogging/dog-walking policy at golf course

Following Scotland’s tradition of allowing public access to golf courses, Prescott Golf Club near Dewey is allowing “responsible access” for walking, jogging and dog-walking on the course’s cart paths under certain conditions, a Club news release states.

Rules include allowing access only when: No golfers are on the course; the time is from sunrise to 7 a.m. or after 6 p.m. to sunset; you stay on cart paths where they exist; you stay off of the greens and out of the sand bunkers; you keep your dogs on short leashes; you clean up your dog’s waste and dispose of it properly; and you realize that access is subject to your own risk.

Under previous ownership, public access to the golf course was prohibited. Prescott Golf Club is now going to allow responsible access subject to the above-mentioned rules in hopes that everyone will be respectful and courteous to others.

This policy is subject to compliance with the rules and may be subject to modification and/or termination if the rules are not adhered to.

For more information, visit prescottgolfclub.com.

Prescott Valley seeks applicants for boards, commissions

The Town of Prescott Valley is accepting applications from residents to serve on the following: Arts and Culture Commission, Board of Adjustment, Library Board of Trustees, and Parks and Recreation Commission.

• The open seat on the Arts and Culture Commission is for a non-voting member. This commission serves in an advisory role to the Town Council on visual and performing arts and culture in Prescott Valley. This volunteer position appointed by the council requires some experience and knowledge of arts and culture. The position requires someone who can lift, bend, and set up and tear down events. First priority for membership is given to those who live within Prescott Valley’s town limits. However, persons who live outside of the town limits who are uniquely qualified for membership may be considered for appointment.

Applicants are required to attend at least one Arts and Culture Commission meeting before scheduling an interview.

• The town also is accepting applications from residents to serve on the Board of Adjustment. This is a volunteer position appointed by the Town Council and requires general knowledge of zoning concepts and town codes. Applicants must live in Prescott Valley. The board interprets and enforces town codes regarding zoning and code regulations.

• The opening on the Library Board of Trustees is a volunteer appointed by the Town Council, requiring general knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures. Appointees must live in Prescott Valley’s town limits.

• For the Parks and Recreation Commission, which recommends regulations and policy for the administration, control and improvement of public parks, this volunteer position is appointed by the Town Council. It requires some experience and knowledge of Parks and Recreation programming, special events, and parks maintenance. Appointees must live within Prescott Valley’s town limits.

Applications for these openings are available in the Executive Management Office on the fourth floor of the Civic Center, 7501 E. Skoog Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 928-759-3102 or send an email to: etaylor@pvaz.net. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Parents should monitor their children’s internet activity, police warn

As Arizona begins to reopen and the community begins to find its new normal, families may have a predator that has crept into their homes unnoticed, Prescott Valley police stated in a news release. With schools and other child-advocate agencies closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many children have relied on the internet for their education, social contact and entertainment.

For many of these children, using the internet is a new experience. With increased internet usage comes the risk of your child contacting an online predator, the release stated. These unknown, anonymous persons often pose as someone your child’s age. They are savvy at obtaining information from children and convincing them to engage in inappropriate and often risky behavior.

Prescott Valley police state that they are encouraging parents to monitor their children’s internet activity. It is OK to ask your children questions about who they are contacting online, what their topics of discussion are, and if anything or anyone has made them uncomfortable. Keeping the lines of communication open is key.

The Prescott Valley Police Department keeps internet-safety packets available at its station, 7601 Skoog Blvd., for parents who want more information about how to keep their children safe online.

In these unprecedented times, PVPD officials say they want to partner with parents and give them the tools to protect their children from those who would do them harm. Community service officers are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer questions.

For information, call 928-772-9267 for non-emergencies and 911 for emergencies. Yavapai Silent Witness is also available at 1-800-932-3232.

Consumer scams, identity theft talk reset for Sept. 19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prescott Valley Police Department has tentatively rescheduled its Consumer Scams and Identity Theft presentation for 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

For more information, call the department at 928-772-5164.

Participate in Census 2020 to help Town of Prescott Valley

It is Census time, and the Town of Prescott Valley wants to obtain an accurate count of its residents so that the town can receive the federal funding it is entitled to, based on population.

As of a recent review, Prescott Valley residents’ Census response rate was 50%, nearly 10% higher than the state average of 40.2%.

Visit census.gov to fill out your Census form.

Chip-seal project to cover multiple locations in county 

Asphalt Paving & Supply, Inc., in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be conducting chip sealing and fog sealing operations on various roads and neighborhoods in the county, a Yavapai County news release stated.

Areas include Village of Oak Creek West and East, Government Canyon, Ho-KayGan, Peeples Valley, Prescott Valley, Yarnell, Cottonwood and Mayer. Construction will include placing a 3/8-inch chip seal, fog seal and striping on various roads. The chip seal is a rapid-moving construction method, so impact to drivers should be minimal.

Construction will continue through June 18. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times; however, motorists may encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds, and flagging operations throughout the work zones. Motorists should expect minor delays and allow extra time to get through the construction areas. Follow all traffic-control devices when traveling through the work zones. 

For more information, call Yavapai County Public Works at 928-771-3183 or visit yavapai.us/publicworks.

School offers free meals on Monday, Thursday mornings

Prescott Valley School is offering free meals to any child in the local community 18 and younger. Breakfasts and lunches are available for pickup from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Meals are available on the middle school side, 9500 E. Lorna Lane in Prescott Valley.

For information, call 928-772-8744 or send an email to: sdieu@pvschool.com.

Tips for wearing face coverings in public, from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings, such as grocery stores, where physical distancing is difficult to maintain. This can slow the spread of COVID-19 and help people who may not know that they have the virus from transmitting it to others. If you wear a face covering, here are some tips on how to wear one correctly:

• Cover your nose and mouth;

• Make sure your covering fits snugly, but comfortably;

• Wash your hands before and after wearing the covering; and,

• Clean your cloth mask regularly.

For more information, visit the CDC’s website at: https://bit.ly/2ymxgwR.

Editor's Note - this set of briefs has been updated to clarify, according to family members, the GoFundMe account mention.

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