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Jun
5
Fri
Prescott Frontier Rotary Food Drive for Navajo Nation @ Watters Garden Center
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am

Non Perishable food and cleaning supplies for the Navajo Nation

When: June 5-7, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 to 5 pm.

Where: Watters Garden Center, 1815 W. Iron Springs Rd., Prescott

 

Just five hours north of Prescott, AZ, the Navajo Nation is suffering. Representing 3% of the state’s population, the Navajo people represent 25% of the Novel Coronavirus cases, and the death toll is rising. The problem is compounded by the remote access with 15,000 homes without electricity, 30% have no running water, all without access to a 9-1-1 safety system? Access to cleaning supplies and non-perishable food has come to the forefront this week. Prescott residents are collection supplies and heading north to help!

The needs of the Nation are almost beyond belief! Prescott Frontier Rotary has stepped up to collect non-perishable food and cleaning supplies this weekend, 9 to 5 Friday through Sunday, June 5-7. “Prescott has always been a peaceful place known for retirement and recovery, and we want to share some of that with the Navajo Nation, ” says Mary Fusinski, 2020 club president.

 

Watters Garden Center will have a large cargo van provided by U-Haul in front of the store all weekend with Rotary members available to help collect food and cleaning supplies. Monday morning, a club caravan heads north to deliver these life-saving supplies. Please help!

The needs are high for all non-perishable canned items like vegetables, meat, and fish, soup, peanut butter, and jelly. Dry goods like pasta, beans, rice, and cereals are also much needed right away. Any cleaning supplies like liquid bleach, bleach wipes, Lysol spray and wipes (or something similar), antibacterial soap, paper towels, and toilet paper.

“For those that don’t want to shop, we are also accepting donations through our Foundation,” says Mike Payson, Rotary Community Projects Manager. “Make checks out to Prescott Frontier Rotary club, through our solid connections, we’ll do all the shopping for you, but we need your help.” Checks can be mailed to Prescott Frontier Rotary, PO Box 1903, Prescott, AZ 86302 for a tax credit, with the club matching the first $500 of donations dollar-for-dollar.

Drive-by drop off point has been established at fellow Rotary member location at Watters Garden Center. “It will be obvious when you drive into the parking lot. Look for the large van, larger Rotary banner, with local club members lending a helping hand all weekend,” says Mike Payson, club service director.

 

Jun
6
Sat
Verde Valley Farmers Market @ Camp Verde Town Ramada
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am
Verde Valley Farmers Market @ Camp Verde Town Ramada

Join us at the Verde Valley Farmers’ Market! Saturdays May 16th to October 3rd 2020 from 8am-11am. Thank you for your kind support! We take the health and safety of our shoppers and vendors very seriously. Covid-19 precautions will be in place to insure everyones well-being.

Prescott Frontier Rotary Food Drive for Navajo Nation @ Watters Garden Center
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am

Non Perishable food and cleaning supplies for the Navajo Nation

When: June 5-7, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 to 5 pm.

Where: Watters Garden Center, 1815 W. Iron Springs Rd., Prescott

 

Just five hours north of Prescott, AZ, the Navajo Nation is suffering. Representing 3% of the state’s population, the Navajo people represent 25% of the Novel Coronavirus cases, and the death toll is rising. The problem is compounded by the remote access with 15,000 homes without electricity, 30% have no running water, all without access to a 9-1-1 safety system? Access to cleaning supplies and non-perishable food has come to the forefront this week. Prescott residents are collection supplies and heading north to help!

The needs of the Nation are almost beyond belief! Prescott Frontier Rotary has stepped up to collect non-perishable food and cleaning supplies this weekend, 9 to 5 Friday through Sunday, June 5-7. “Prescott has always been a peaceful place known for retirement and recovery, and we want to share some of that with the Navajo Nation, ” says Mary Fusinski, 2020 club president.

 

Watters Garden Center will have a large cargo van provided by U-Haul in front of the store all weekend with Rotary members available to help collect food and cleaning supplies. Monday morning, a club caravan heads north to deliver these life-saving supplies. Please help!

The needs are high for all non-perishable canned items like vegetables, meat, and fish, soup, peanut butter, and jelly. Dry goods like pasta, beans, rice, and cereals are also much needed right away. Any cleaning supplies like liquid bleach, bleach wipes, Lysol spray and wipes (or something similar), antibacterial soap, paper towels, and toilet paper.

“For those that don’t want to shop, we are also accepting donations through our Foundation,” says Mike Payson, Rotary Community Projects Manager. “Make checks out to Prescott Frontier Rotary club, through our solid connections, we’ll do all the shopping for you, but we need your help.” Checks can be mailed to Prescott Frontier Rotary, PO Box 1903, Prescott, AZ 86302 for a tax credit, with the club matching the first $500 of donations dollar-for-dollar.

Drive-by drop off point has been established at fellow Rotary member location at Watters Garden Center. “It will be obvious when you drive into the parking lot. Look for the large van, larger Rotary banner, with local club members lending a helping hand all weekend,” says Mike Payson, club service director.

 

Jun
7
Sun
Prescott Frontier Rotary Food Drive for Navajo Nation @ Watters Garden Center
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am

Non Perishable food and cleaning supplies for the Navajo Nation

When: June 5-7, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 to 5 pm.

Where: Watters Garden Center, 1815 W. Iron Springs Rd., Prescott

 

Just five hours north of Prescott, AZ, the Navajo Nation is suffering. Representing 3% of the state’s population, the Navajo people represent 25% of the Novel Coronavirus cases, and the death toll is rising. The problem is compounded by the remote access with 15,000 homes without electricity, 30% have no running water, all without access to a 9-1-1 safety system? Access to cleaning supplies and non-perishable food has come to the forefront this week. Prescott residents are collection supplies and heading north to help!

The needs of the Nation are almost beyond belief! Prescott Frontier Rotary has stepped up to collect non-perishable food and cleaning supplies this weekend, 9 to 5 Friday through Sunday, June 5-7. “Prescott has always been a peaceful place known for retirement and recovery, and we want to share some of that with the Navajo Nation, ” says Mary Fusinski, 2020 club president.

 

Watters Garden Center will have a large cargo van provided by U-Haul in front of the store all weekend with Rotary members available to help collect food and cleaning supplies. Monday morning, a club caravan heads north to deliver these life-saving supplies. Please help!

The needs are high for all non-perishable canned items like vegetables, meat, and fish, soup, peanut butter, and jelly. Dry goods like pasta, beans, rice, and cereals are also much needed right away. Any cleaning supplies like liquid bleach, bleach wipes, Lysol spray and wipes (or something similar), antibacterial soap, paper towels, and toilet paper.

“For those that don’t want to shop, we are also accepting donations through our Foundation,” says Mike Payson, Rotary Community Projects Manager. “Make checks out to Prescott Frontier Rotary club, through our solid connections, we’ll do all the shopping for you, but we need your help.” Checks can be mailed to Prescott Frontier Rotary, PO Box 1903, Prescott, AZ 86302 for a tax credit, with the club matching the first $500 of donations dollar-for-dollar.

Drive-by drop off point has been established at fellow Rotary member location at Watters Garden Center. “It will be obvious when you drive into the parking lot. Look for the large van, larger Rotary banner, with local club members lending a helping hand all weekend,” says Mike Payson, club service director.

 

Sedona Heritage Museum Collecting COVID-19 Memories
Jun 7 @ 9:22 pm – 10:22 pm

The Sedona Historical Society is asking residents to share their COVID-19 experiences for posterity. The Society would like to capture some of the stories about how you are coping with the COVID-19 virus restrictions and risks. They plan to preserve these stories for the future as part of their permanent collection and possibly a future exhibit.
What has your experience been like? Do you have a funny, sad, poignant, uplifting story? What’s different, or the same? Share your stories about how you’re staying in touch, coping with kids at home, learning a new skill, etc. Anyone can submit a story by visiting the Society’s website and following the guidelines at sedonamuseum.org/covid-19-stories/
“We are living history.” said the Society’s Historian, Janeen Trevillyan. “Just as people are looking back in time now for valuable experiences and lessons-learned, along with inspiration and strength, so will future generations look back at our experiences in 2020 for their own know-how and insight.”
Stories and memories will become a collective diary of experiences. Guidelines for submission are on the webpage. Submissions will be screened before posting for public view for appropriateness; it is not intended as an opinion-sharing forum.
The Sedona Historical Society’s mission is to research, preserve and tell the history of the greater Sedona area. For more information, call 928-282-7038.  sedonamuseum.org.

Jun
8
Mon
Camp Verde Summer Day Camp Returning
Jun 8 all-day

Summer Day Camp at Camp Verde Parks & Recreation is planned to return June 8 for its third year. Guidance and modifications required by the COVID-19 restrictions have resulted in camp opening a week late this year as new procedures are developed and staff trained. Increased cleaning and disinfecting as well as social distancing and face coverings for campers and staff are some of the challenges to be overcome in planning for reopening. New CDC and State standards and best practices are now available to help staff prepare for camp.

Accredited by the American Camp Association, this camp has shown major growth and lots of happy campers in its first two years and we plan to continue that this summer.  Some changes in camp routine will include at least initial restrictions on field trips but visits to the Town pool are still planned.  The ACA is the only national organization offering accreditation for all types of camps. Their nearly 300 comprehensive standards covering all aspects of camp operation ensure a fun and safe camp experience. Standards include site and program safety, staff screening and training, operational management as well as programming evaluation. Our summer day camp is the only accredited municipal camp in Arizona.

“We know that a lot of parents need this camp as people return to work and the kids are surely looking forward to some fun” said Michael Marshall, Camp Verde Parks & Recreation Manager. “Youth activities are a priority for us so getting day camp and the pool up and running has been a staff focus” according to Marshall. “Most of the camp staff is returning so that helps with the modification and training processes as well as providing a familiar face to returning campers” said Parks & Recreation Coordinator Shawna Figy.

Camp will run Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4pm until July 25 except for July 4 and is open for youth who attended kindergarten-6th grade during the 2019- 2020 school year. Registration is available for weekly or day spots and remains $90 per week or $20 per day. Campers bring their own lunch and snacks and staff brings the fun.

Campers will enjoy outdoor fun and sports on the field as well as indoor sports opportunities in the air-conditioned Gym, arts and crafts projects and guest speakers. The Summer Reading Program through the Camp Verde Community Library is also part of the planned activities, although campers will not be transported to the library this year because of limiting exposure concerns for staff and campers.

There is a link for registration on our Parks & Recreation home page at campverde.az.gov or our Facebook page – Town of Camp Verde Parks & Recreation, just click the blue “Book Now” button. Additional paper forms to collect detailed camper information will be completed prior to campers starting their first day. Registration opens May 28th and is limited to 30 kids per day so don’t miss out.

More information is available by calling Parks & Recreation at (928)554-0828.

Jun
9
Tue
City Council Study Session Regarding Letter of Intent with Arizona Eco Development
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm

The City of Prescott will hold a Study Session to discuss the Letter of Intent (LOI) with Arizona Eco Development  (AED) on Tuesday, June 9 at 1p.m.  There will be a brief overview presentation, followed by public comment.  The meeting will conclude prior to the 3 p.m. Voting Meeting.  Attendance will be limited, due to social distancing measures, but alternate locations have been arranged for, as well as phone-in public comment, for both the 1 p.m. Study Session and the 3 p.m. Voting Meeting.  Here are some ways that the public will be able to participate.

 

  1. Public may attend as an in-person audience in the following locations where staff will be present to collect comment cards.
    1. Council Chambers (50 people maximum capacity)
    2. City Hall Basement Conference Room (25 people max)
    3. Centennial Center (50 people max)

 

  1. Public may view the meeting remotely via the City Website, City Facebook Page, public access channel Channel 64, or Prescott Media Center website.
    1. Should public viewing remotely wish to comment they may call: (346) 248-7799 and use Meeting ID # 894 5329 1176
    2. The public is reminded to only call the above referenced number if they wish to comment or ask a question regarding the LOI. Upon calling they will be placed in a “waiting room” and admitted on a first come first served basis one at a time by the City Clerk.
    3. Following staff’s presentation and the floor being opened and public comment taken in the following order (in the order received by staff):
      1. Comments from the Founders Suite
      2. Comments from the Basement Conference Room
  • Comments from Council Chambers
  1. Comments from public calling in
  1. The Mayor will limit comments to a maximum of 2 minutes. The meeting will not go beyond 3 pm.
  2. The Voting Meeting will begin at 3 p.m. The LOI will be on the Regular Agenda, to be voted on by Council at that time. If there are members of the public who did not have an opportunity to speak during the Study Session they may do so at this time. Additionally, staff and Council will address questions stemming from comments during the Study Session during the brief presentation at the Voting Meeting.
  3. Should people wish to comment at any time before or after the scheduled meetings they may submit a comment via the City’s Website http://www.prescott-az.gov/city-management/leadership/speaker-request-form/

 

If this LOI is approved by the City Council, then it is expected that AED would submit an amended proposal.   Once submitted, there will be an extensive staff review, and a series of public hearings, followed by a 60 day public comment period.   The entire process is expected to take 4-5 months following the AED formal submission.

 

Previous AED submissions and documents can be found on the City of Prescott website at Prescott-az.gov, click on AED Annexation from the home page.  Proposition 400 can be found within the City Charter, Article 1 Section 4.

Jun
11
Thu
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS INVITES QUESTIONS FROM VOTERS FOR CANDIDATES FORUMS
Jun 11 @ 5:20 pm

Verde Valley Tv will broadcast the forums, available at https://myradioplace.com/vvtv-2/
The League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley (LWV GVV) invites voters to submit
questions to candidates for local primary elections. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public
gatherings, LWV GVV will videotape candidate forums during June and post 20-minute
segments of each forum in July on youtube.com and LWV GVV website:
www.lwvverdevalley.com. Moderators for each forum will compile and pose voters’ questions
to candidates. Voters may submit questions for local candidate forums by emailing:
[email protected] by June 15
[email protected] by June 15
[email protected] by June 22
[email protected] by June 22
LWV GVV also offers guidance for online voter registration. Anyone who is a US citizen, 18
years of age by the time of the next election, and holds a valid Arizona Driver’s License or
Arizona Non-Operating License, is eligible to register to vote. Voters can also sign up for the
Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) to receive and return a ballot by mail. Voters can vote safely
without the need to gather at potentially crowded polling sites. Useful sites:
https://servicearizona.com/VoterRegistration?id=LWV
At this site voters can register for the first time or change address. If voters are already
registered and want to get on the PEVL, use this site to repeat the short registration process
and opt to join the PEVL.
https://my.arizona.vote/PortalList.aspx
At this site voters can check registration status to ensure they are registered, address is current
and correct, and they are signed up for PEVL
July 6 is registration deadline to vote in primary election August 4.

Jun
13
Sat
Verde Valley Farmers Market @ Camp Verde Town Ramada
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am
Verde Valley Farmers Market @ Camp Verde Town Ramada

Join us at the Verde Valley Farmers’ Market! Saturdays May 16th to October 3rd 2020 from 8am-11am. Thank you for your kind support! We take the health and safety of our shoppers and vendors very seriously. Covid-19 precautions will be in place to insure everyones well-being.

Jun
15
Mon
Yavapai County Citizens Academy-registration
Jun 15 @ 7:45 pm

The Yavapai County Citizens Academy provides residents with insights into how their government works, promotes open lines of communication, and offers a clear understanding of how County services affect the everyday lives of its citizens.  Anyone interested in attending this Verde Valley Citizens Academy can apply by visiting Yavapai.us.  The Yavapai County Citizens Academy in the Verde Valley will be open for registration from June 15 through July 30, 2020 or until there are 30 applications received.  The Academy starts on August 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM and runs every Thursday night for 9 weeks. A light dinner will be provided.

Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Chairman Craig Brown said, “I want to thank everyone that will be attending this upcoming class in the Verde Valley, for taking the time to get involved and for being an advocate for the County.  I encourage every citizen to be informed about their local government and this is a great way to learn about your government.  If you have ever wanted to know how each County department serves you, go to Yavapai.US and register right away.  This class will fill up quickly.”

Participants will interact with the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, County leadership, and other citizens in this collaborative and informative course.  By the end of the class, participants will have an increased understanding of the organizational structure and operation of the various County departments that influence the quality of life in our community.

The Citizens Academy is at no charge and is open to anyone living in Yavapai County, 18 years of age or older.  Classes are offered twice a year, once in the Verde Valley and once in Prescott.  The class will accommodate 30 participants and registration is on a first come, first served basis.  The Academy is not intended to be a platform for complaints or to debate political issues but rather a place to ask questions, and learn.