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Ash Fork Area Bridge Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is planning a bridge scour retrofit project on the Ash Creek Bridges, located on Interstate 40 (I-40) from milepost (MP) 146.15 to MP 147.15, on the east end of the Town of Ash Fork, Yavapai County, Arizona.You may comment by responding to the contact information listed. Please provide comments by December 9, 2021. Please submit your comments or concerns by December 9, 2021, to ADOT c/o Mr. Justin Hoppmann via mail at AZTEC Engineering, 501 N 44th St, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85008; via email at jhoppmann@aztec.us; via phone at 602.454.0402 or via fax at 602.454.0403.

 

 


Seligman Community Gathering


Bridge Scouring Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is planning a bridge scour retrofit project on the Ash Creek Bridges, located on Interstate 40 (I-40) from milepost (MP) 146.15 to MP 147.15, on the east end of the Town of Ash Fork, Yavapai County, Arizona. Adjacent lands are mostly undeveloped and primarily owned by the Arizona State Land Department (ASLD), Kaibab National Forest, and private entities. Project activities will be conducted within existing ADOT right-of-way (ROW). I-40 is a four-lane divided highway classified as a Rural Interstate within the project limits, and is located on the National Highway System (NHS). The existing Ash Creek Bridges have been inspected and determined to need repair due to bridge scour and additional damaged bridge structure elements. Scour is the removal of soil from around bridge piers and abutments. Flowing water transports soils from around bridge piers and abutments and moves it down stream, leaving the bridge foundations exposed and in some cases undermined. Undermined bridge foundations can compromise the integrity of the structure and in some cases cause collapse. The purpose of the project is to address these concerns on the Ash Creek Bridges, including replacing damaged elements and performing additional upgrades to increase the lifespan of the bridges to maintain compliance with the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) Standards.

 

 


Congratulations LASER!

                    


YAVAPAI COUNTY LARGE ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTER RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

October 27, 2021, 9:00 a.m., The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors and Large Animal Shelters & Emergency Readiness – LASER, will officially dedicate the County property at 10445 County Fair Trail, Prescott Valley as a Large Animal Evacuation Center to shelter barn animals of Yavapai County residents during emergency evacuations. 

The public is welcome to attend this ribbon cutting ceremony and to get familiar with the shelter site and the organization that runs the shelter during an emergency. More details about LASER’s program can be found at www.laser-shelter.org

Chairman Craig Brown said, “When disaster strikes, our residents need a safe haven for their animals. Upon activation, LASER volunteers will run this facility, with over 150 stalls, providing shelter, feed and care for the animals, and peace of mind for our residents who must leave their homes.” 

Yavapai County is proactive in emergency readiness. During the 2017 Goodwin Fire, 7,500 people were evacuated and over 200 barn animals needed shelter demonstrating the need for an organized response program geared toward barn animals. LASER was created in 2019 with a proven program, and extensively trained volunteers, for the immediate response and care of barn animals. The program began to develop momentum when the LASER organization partnered with the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, Yavapai County Emergency Management and the Facilities Department. LASER now has an ideal facility, as its primary location, where the needs of the public can be met in an emergency. 

When faced with an evacuation, information about the shelter site will be broadcast by Yavapai County Emergency Management countywide.


SR 89:Paulden to Hell Canyon Bridge Pavement Repair


Trunk OR Treat in Paulden!

For details on how you can participate email Sue at paco.secretary@yahoo.com


Horses with Heart Presents- SEQUINS & SADDLES


Congratulations Paulden Library & Friends of the Library!

 

Friends of the Paulden Library did a great job with the Book Barn! It turned out great and Happy 5 year Anniversary to the Library.


Downwinder Bill

The New Downwinder Bill was recently introduced into Congress. 

This new Bill will extend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA, it expires in July, 2022) for 19 more years and also will expand the territory currently covered and increase the compensation amount awarded to qualified individuals.  The cancer screening will be included in the funding of the new Bill.

If you haven't gone to Sherrie Hanna's website, please do so  justice4downwinders.weebly.com and sign the online petition in support of extending RECA.  Please ask your family and friends to sign also.  Downwinder Advocates from around the Southwest will send our signatures to Congress in support of the new Bill.

For questions on this effort please contact: Sherrie Hanna, Downwinder Advocate justice4downwinders.weebly.com, 928-533-2925 hanna132@yahoo.com



Chino Valley 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Elizabeth Vicory, pictured on the left of the plaque next to her grandmother, raised funds for the purchase of the plaque that was part of the Re-Dedication ceremony held on September 11, 2021 in Chino Valley. Elizabeth was also accompanied by her mother on the right of the plaque. The ceremony was well attended and Chairman Brown was glad to be part of the ceremony. 

The plaque reads: The 9-11 Memorial before you was created with a piece of I-beam steel from one of the World Trade Center Towers.

It was obtained from the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey as part of a program to establish memorials across the United States.

Designed and built by local artists and businessman Newell Roundy. Installed here in 2013.

The memorial depicts First Responders working at the Ground Zero site and is dedicated to all who lost their lives during and as a result of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

The Memorial serves to remind us that even during this great tragedy, the American Spirit prevailed and our country emerged more determined to live in freedom.

 


Healing Field Prescott Valley

Chairman Craig L. Brown and Vice Chair Mary Mallory were at the Healing Field in PV this morning. This is the 10th anniversary of this healing field and the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

As Chairman Brown said earlier, “Bring your kids and show them this display of patriotism so that we may never forget.”


There is still time for your voice to be heard

The Yavapai County Development Services Department needs your input. Development Services kicked-off the Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan Update process on November 19, 2020. The Comprehensive Plan is a state required policy document that guides future growth and development in the County. All residents are encouraged to participate in the process and share their thoughts and ideas on how they would like to see their communities and the County grow. Yavapai County Development Services Director David Williams said, “We are truly appreciative of everyone’s participation in the Comprehensive Plan and the development of our great County. If you know someone who may be interested, please forward this website link to your family, friends, and neighbors and have them click “Get Involved” to be added to our mailing list for upcoming meetings and future survey’s which will help us draft the new Comprehensive Plan.”

Here is a link to the Yavapai County website where you can find the surveys and see the results. https://planningyavapai2032.org/surveys

For more information on the Comprehensive Plan, or to learn how you can participate, please join our mailing list by clicking on the following link (Contact Us (list-manage.com))

 


A letter from the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig L. Brown

Over the past few weeks, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of positive Covid-19 test results in Yavapai County. We knew there would be an increase after the events that took place around our Fourth of July celebration, but these numbers have me concerned. More than the positive Covid-19 numbers are the increases we have seen in hospitalizations. Today (7/20/2021) Yavapai Regional Medical Center has 29 patients with Covid and the Verde Valley Medical Center has 13.
I once again am here to encourage everyone to get vaccinated. This is obviously your choice but by getting vaccinated you are not only protecting yourself but those around you who may not be able to get the vaccine. Young children and those with weakened immune systems cannot get the shot and so by doing your part you are serving and protecting those you love.
As the Chairman of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, during an emergency it is my responsibility to take the necessary actions to protect Yavapai County citizens. This may include making the difficult decision to close County buildings to the public, and limiting the events held at the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza. I do not want to restrict access to County buildings or be the cause of fewer events downtown but if we continue to see the Covid numbers increase, like we have over the past few weeks, I will take the necessary actions to protect our citizens.
There are still several places and ways to get the free vaccine right now. You can get more information by following the link below. The vaccine is free right now but may not be in the future.
Please do what you can now, before it is too late.
Thank you,
Craig L. Brown
Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments: https://www.yavapai.us/chs
Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html


Scottish American Military Society Vietnam War Veterans Event

Chairman Brown was invited to attend and speak at the Scottish American Military Society Vietnam War Veterans event to honor the veterans on Monday March 29th at Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza.        

An honor guard from Post 1297, “The Arizona Highlanders,” layed a wreath at the foot of the war memorial to commemorate Vietnam War Veterans Day, as established by President Donald J. Trump in The Vietnam War Veterans Act of 2017.

March 29th was chosen as the day to honor those who served between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, because it was on March 29, 1973 when the United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, was disestablished. It was also the final day U.S. troops departed Vietnam and the day Hanoi released the last of its acknowledged prisoners of war.

“We wanted to take a moment to appreciate the soldiers who did not receive a warm homecoming after sacrificing much for our country during the war in Vietnam,” said PDP Executive Director MJ Smith. “We reached out to the Scottish American Society and they were thrilled to have an opportunity to honor and thank both those who made it home but still carry the scars of war and those we lost.”

Yavapai County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Craig L. Brown, and Prescott City Councilman Phil Goode both Vietnam War veterans, opened the ceremony.

           

                                                         

 

 

 


Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Review New Justice Center Website

Chairman Brown wants you to know that....

At the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday August 2, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors had the opportunity to review and comment on a new website launched on Monday (8/31/2020).  The new website, YavapaiJustice.com says, “This website is here to provide you with the history and illustrate the need for a new Justice Center in Prescott as well as keep you updated on construction developments for this project.” 

Yavapai County Public Information Officer David McAtee presented the website to the board and stated that the design and content was a collaborative effort between the County Administration, ITS and Facilities.  McAtee said, “Everyone came together to make this happen and I think the public will really enjoy the information as well as the weekly updates as the construction of a new Justice Center progresses.” 

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown said during the presentation, “I am very impressed with this site and I know many of the people who have already seen it are impressed. The website is to provide information to the public and I look forward to seeing just how many people come to the site to get accurate information.” 

The site contains a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page where you can read some of the most common questions as well as submit your questions, that will be answered by Yavapai County Administration.  New questions may be added to the FAQ page if appropriate.  

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Mary Mallory said, “I just appreciate having a place where people can go to get correct information and I am proud of the fact that this County is making good decisions in support of law enforcement for this county.” 

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Randy Garrison said, “This is a great project (Justice Center) and will be so beneficial to so many of our communities, and the citizens that live on both sides of the County.  I am proud of the work being done with the Justice Center as well as telling the story of how we got here. The site looks great and you have all done a terrific job with it. I appreciate all the hard work.” 

 

 


Senate passes Route 66 Centennial Legislation

 

The Route 66 Centennial Commission Act (S1014) passed by unanimous consent out of the U.S. Senate on August 10th....click here to read more: PR42_Centenial_Commission_Bill_02.pdf

America's Route 66 makes for an epic, life-changing road trip


Testing Sites in Yavapai County

Click on the link to review information on providers that are testing for COVID-19.  Testing will only be done if there are certain symptoms that are identified:  Testing Sites in Yav Co1.pdf

illustration of COVID-19 virus


Local Food Banks

YAVAPAI FOOD BANK
8866 E. Long Mesa Dr.
Prescott Valley, AZ. 86314
Office Phone: 928.775.5255
 
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
 
Food Distribution Schedule:
Tuesday and Wednesday     3:00-5:00PM
Thursday and Friday 1:00-3:00PM
 
At this time there are no requirements for food distribution and is based on a first come first served basis.
No current needs.

 

PRESCOTT COMMUNITY CUPBOARD

FOOD PICK UP LOCATION
313 W. Goodwin St.
Prescott, AZ. 86303

Office Phone: 928.778.4622 or 928.778.2122 (after 2pm)

Office Hours:
Unavailable at this time
 
Food Distribution Schedule:
Monday -Friday 2:30-4:30 PM

***Registration to receive food from Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank must be done at our local Catholic Charities Community Services office first before you can pick up food.
(928) 778-2531
434 W Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
catholiccharitiesaz.org

Food bank registration hours at Catholic Charities are weekdays, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 3:30pm.

No current needs.

PRESCOTT VALLEY FOOD BANK
8671 E. Spouse Drive, Suite A
Prescott Valley, AZ. 86314

Office Phone: 928.772.4490

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 12:00-2:45PM

 

Food Distribution Schedule:
Monday-Friday 12:00-2:45PM
 

Walk-ins served with no referrals required. Photo ID and proof of address required.

No current needs.

CHINO FOOD BANK
840 E. Road 1 S
Chino Valley, AZ. 86323

Office Phone: 928.636.8478

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00PM
 
Food Distribution:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:00AM-1:45PM
(subject to change)

ID or proof of address required.

No current needs.

 

PAULDEN FOOD BANK
195 Aspen Rd.
Paulden, AZ. 86334
Office Phone: 928.499.5240

 

Office Hours:
Varied

 

Food Distribution:
Thursdays 12:30-2:00PM
 

ID or proof of address is required. Arrive early; number system is used for distribution.

No current needs.

 


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