Today: Feb 21 , 2020

Bill's Newscast: Peaches, Tobacco and Road Construction

Peaches, Tobacco and Road Construction.

Peach slices under recall                          

Check your Nice! brand peach slices and mixed fruit to make sure they aren’t part of a nationwide recall.  Milky Way International Trading Corporation is recalling peach slices and mixed fruit in 8 ounce jars due to glass that may be in the product.  Consumers could be potentially cut or injured if these products are eaten.  To date, there has been 1 complaint on the peaches and no complaints on the mixed fruits.  These products have been removed from shelves in Walgreen’s stores.  A list of the affected products is available online at the Yavapai County Community Health Services website,  Anyone who has these items is asked to return them to the Walgreen’s you bought them from.  Back in January, Milky Way recalled mandarin oranges in 8 ounce jars, also due to concerns over potential glass in the product.   

 YATCY receives special award from MATForce

The Yavapai Anti-Tobacco Coalition of Youth has received a special award.  MATForce, Yavapai County’s substance abuse coalition has given the Anti-Tobacco Coalition its Game Changer award, which is for groups or individuals who make a difference in the lives of others.  In March of last year, the Coalition of Youth went before the Cottonwood City Council to help enact a non-smoking ordinance in designated areas of Cottonwood parks.  Other projects they are involved in include peer education, hosting Great American Smokeout Day and Tobacco 21, which is an effort to raise the age of buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.  The Anti-Tobacco Coalition is made up of Mingus Union High School students in Cottonwood.  

New Executive Officer for next year

Yavapai County has a new Accommodation District Executive Officer for next year.  Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has announced Kellie Burns has been selected to that position.  A 5 member search committee composed of individuals and the Education Service Agency were tasked with evaluating the needs and filling the open position.  The finalists met with the public last Wednesday, and they had the opportunity to interact with students, parents, community members and staff.  The Agency also received a large number of feedback cards, which were evaluated by the search committee. Committee members interviewed the candidates last Wednesday, their decision will be approved by the Accreditation District Board on May 10th.  The Accommodation District helps at-risk students.  Burns has been with the District for 2 years, having served as dean of students before she was named interim District Executive Officer last February. 

DH Selects a new Town Attorney

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council meets at 6:30 tonight to consider a new Town Attorney.  Gust Rosenfeld, which has law offices in Phoenix, Wickenburg and Tucson, has been named as the finalist for the Town Attorney position.  Earlier this month, Town Council members met in a closed session to discuss the 3 firms that had applied for the position.  With approval, the Town Attorney agreement would go into effect July 1st and would end June 30th, 2018.  The agreement would automatically renew on that end date and each June 30th  thereafter unless it’s terminated before that time.  Council’s voting session will be held at Town Hall on Highway 69.  

Roadwork to continue on Walker Road 

Following installation of a new bridge over Lynx Creek on Walker Road in Prescott, the roadway itself will receive some improvements.  As part of its voting session on Tuesday, the Prescott City Council unanimously approved a $1,000,000 contract with Asphalt Paving and Supply for the Walker Road Reconstruction Project.  According to Public Works Director Henry Hash, this project includes earthwork and drainage, removal and replacement of the existing pavement, new sidewalk and striping.  A new water line will also be constructed in Walker Road and an existing water line will be replaced to eliminate maintenance problems. The project area is Highway 69 to the southern City limits.  Construction starts next week. 

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