Bill's Roundup: Robbery, AZ Centennial Exhibit

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Monday, 12 September 2011 14:20

Library jobs, robbery suspect being sought, Sundogs, more.

An alleged armed robbery suspect is being sought by Cottonwood Police. Just after 1 Friday morning, the store clerk at the Shell gas station on South Highway 260 told police he had been robbed at knife point by an unknown male subject. The suspect was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt with a gray t-shirt over the top of it, a black Tapout baseball cap, a black bandana with a white design, black pants and black and white tennis shoes. He is further described as a white male, between 20 and 25 years of age, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 180 pounds. An undisclosed amount of cash and several packs of cigarettes were taken before the suspect fled in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured in this incident. Cottonwood Police are actively following up on all leads in this case. Anyone who has information on this robbery is asked to contact Cottonwood Police at 634-4246 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

The Arizona Sundogs stayed busy in Chino Valley last week. On Thursday, defenseman and Team Captain Tyler Butler stopped by Del Rio Elementary School to read to kindergarteners and first graders as part of the school’s books and blankets event during its Reading Week campaign. Butler read the children’s book Z for Zamboni, a book that uses letters of the alphabet to describe different elements of the sport of hockey. After his reading was finished, Butler took the time to talk with kids about the importance of reading, the sport of hockey and the upcoming Sundogs season, which starts on Friday, October 21st at Tim’s Toyota Center. On Saturday night, Butler and forward Luke Erickson were back in Chino Valley to work the annual Corn Dinner at Del Rio. The 2 served corn to visitors of this event.

Closures are scheduled to occur this week on 2 Prescott roadways. The Arizona Department of Transportation will close Highway 89 on a 4 mile segment north of Ruger Road from 8 Wednesday night to 6 Thursday morning, weather permitting. Crews will be applying oil to the roadway surface to protect and preserve the pavement, so drivers will need to use an alternate route. ADOT will also close the entrance to Commerce Drive from Pioneer Parkway from 8 Tuesday night to 5 Wednesday morning as crews work on the project to repave Pioneer Parkway between Commerce and Williamson Valley Road. Drivers on Commerce will be directed to use Willow Creek Road to access the parkway during the closure. An adjacent paving project, administered by Yavapai County, is taking place simultaneously from Commerce to Willow Creek Road.

An Arizona Centennial exhibit can be viewed at the Prescott Downtown Library on Goodwin Street. This exhibit, which is 42 feet long, 15 feet high and 4 feet deep, contains a timeline placing artifacts from the Smoki and Sharlot Hall Museums into context within Prescott’s history. Library officials add new exhibits arrive every month and sometimes there are 2 or 3 smaller exhibits. Sometimes 1 large exhibit, like the Centennial timeline, takes up the whole display. Upcoming exhibits are listed in the online events calendar at The Centennial display is presented by the Prescott Arts and Humanities Council, in partnership with the Prescott Centennial Committee.

Over at the Prescott Valley Public Library, there is a full time Library Assistant position available. Applications must be received by Human Resources by Wednesday, September 21st at 5:30. For more information, visit

With the Arizona Best Fest coming up in Prescott this weekend, the Mural Mice Theater Company will host a series of City tours. Representatives note they will perform during the tours, which will inform and educate about Prescott history and culture. Special featured attractions will include visits from Sharlot Hall in the copper dress she wore to Washington D.C., Bucky O’Neill’s wife Pauline, who will fight for women’s suffrage; Gail Gardner, who will tie a knot in the devil’s tail, Pauline Weaver, the first citizen of Prescott, who will rise up from a vast wilderness where the Yavapai people lived close to the Prescott creeks; the Monday Club, which will establish 1 of the first libraries in the Arizona territory and a herd of Honorable Horribles, who will express themselves from the downtown Courthouse steps. Tours start at 11 am and 2 and 5 pm this Friday and Saturday at the Dinner Bell Café on West Gurley Street. This free event is open to the public.

The Central Yavapai Fire District Board of Directors meets at 2 this afternoon. Agenda items include an amendment to the Crown Castle USA incorporated agreement, an intergovernmental agreement with the Prescott Valley Police Department for a SWAT Paramedic, a contract and addendum to the agreement with Central States Fire Apparatus for new utility, a Fire Chief probationary evaluation and Fire Board policy amendments. The meeting will be held at the District Training Center on East Valley Road in Prescott Valley.

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