Prescott in brief: Forest service announces planned pile burning this week
Originally published Monday, February 12, 2018 at 05:57a.m.
Verde Ranger District fire managers plan to continue fuels treatments east of the junction of Highway 169 and I-17 starting Monday, Feb. 12, through Friday, Feb. 16. Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. Cienega Piles – Piles are located along Forest Road 68D and Forest Road 732. Piles are a result of the Cienega fuel break and consist of cut and piled juniper along the roadway. Daily acreage totals will be contingent weather conditions. Smoke will be visible from HWY 169 and I-17 but impacts should be minimal. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling along FR 68D and FR 732. Burning of debris left over from thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning. All prescribed fires activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).
Republican Women’s Club of Prescott Las Fuentes forum
Our Ladies in Leadership: Karen Fann, Arizona State Senator LD1, Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney, Billie Orr, Prescott Mayor Pro Tem, Councilwoman Jodi Rooney, Prescott Valley Town Councilwoman and Sherri Hanna, 1st Vice President RWOP. Linda Nichols and Pam Jones will be moderators. Join us for an exciting and informative program. We will have the opportunity to learn the steps these women took to climb the ladder of success. They will also share the secrets that make them the positive leaders in our state and community. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring your neighbors, daughters and grandchildren to this inspiring event. The forum will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Feb. 16, Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Social Room, Prescott.
Ham radio licensing class
If you would like to get a ham radio license, but don’t know where to begin, the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club has a free entry level class coming up in February. It will prepare you for the “Technician” (entry level) license. The two day class is at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb 24. A test session will be available March 17. Please note that the dates have changed. The class begins one week earlier than previously announced. The class location is the Jeep Posse Building, 1200 Commerce Dr. in Pioneer Park, Prescott. The building is behind the outdoor Hockey Rink. Look for the large antenna. We recommend that you bring a lunch. For more information or to register for the class (strongly recommended), visit our website, www.w7yrc.org/ham-licensing-class-registration/ to use the on-line registration form, or call public information officer Don Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mile High Desert Urban Gardeners and Farmers get-acquainted potluck
Join us at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Chino Valley Meet-up Center, 4005 W. Cool Valley Road, 928-227-1313, for a potluck. Mile High Desert (M.H.D) Urban Gardeners and Farmers is a lighthearted, eclectic group of locals, guests and curious visitors who are interested in delving into a variety of topics around sustainable urban gardening, farming and community building. Topics range from the urban home garden to Nature Smart farming practices, such as, permaculture, water harvesting, constructed wetlands, homesteading and eco-villages. You can expect to meet new friends, enjoy fun, nutritious pot-lucks, get a little dirt under your nails and participate in hands-on learning and projects. Recurring potlucks are held at 5 p.m., the third Saturday of each. This is a donation-based event.
— The Daily Courier