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12 September 2016  

Balancing Recreation with Conservation & Restoration

Yavapai College Board is holding a retreat

The Yavapai College District Governing Board holds its annual retreat from 9 to 4 today. On the agenda is an environmental scan of trends and challenges in higher education, a progress report and examination of the Student Pathways project and a review of the Board’s annual calendar. The retreat will be held at the Rock House on the Prescott campus on Sheldon Street. Following the retreat, the Yavapai College Governing Board will meet in its regular voting session at 1 tomorrow afternoon. The Board will consider agreements with the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, the Mountain Institute Joint Technical Education District and the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. The meeting will be held on the Verde Valley campus on Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale.

If you see smoke, no worries

Smoke could be in the air this week due to prescribed burning. Prescott National Forest managers plan on treating more than 800 acres 3 miles from Prescott next to Ponderosa Park. Night time smoke impacts could occur within the Ponderosa Park area and the Hassayampa River drainage area. Major roads impacted could include Highway 89 and Ponderosa Park Road. The burning is scheduled to occur tomorrow through Saturday. All prescribed fire activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, the weather and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. For information on these burns, call 777-5799.

Planning recreation in the Verde

Verde Valley residents can share their comments on a recreation planning effort. The Verde Front started in 2008 with a focus on outdoor recreation on the Verde River. Representatives say the goal of this effort is to balance a variety of recreational uses with conservation and restoration efforts led by the Verde River Watershed Restoration Coalition. The Verde Front and the Coalition will co-host public meetings that will focus on river recreation, trails, economic development, Fossil Creek and watershed restoration. The first meeting is tonight at Yavapai College’s Sedona Center on Arts Village Drive. The second meeting will be held tomorrow night at the camp verde schools cafeteria on camp lincoln road. The final meeting is scheduled for Wednesday night at the Cottonwood Recreation Center on 6th Street. All 3 meetings run from 5:30 to 8:30.

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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