The Latest from District 4...

Maintenance performed in District 4

Work completed during the week of 2/11 - 2/14:

Granite Dells                Tree removal

Sylvan Dr                      Shoulder maintenance

Supervisor Brown appreciates the caution that is adhered to when driving on roads where county crews are working on maintaining county roads!


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State Route 89 - Paulden


The Arizona Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration is planning to widen State Route 89 to accommodate a dedicated north- and southbound right-turn lane and left-turn lanes at the post office and gas station complexes in Paulden. Additionally, the widening will include right-turn lanes on southbound State Route 89 at Midway Drive/Sweet Valley Road, a northbound left-turn lane at Paulden’s RV Park and United Way, and a northbound right-turn lane at the post office. 

The work also includes the following:

  • Widen State Route 89 for a southbound right turn lane at Sweet Valley Road
  • Widen State Route 89 for north- and southbound left and right turn lanes for the RV Parks, Pink Store and post office driveways
  • Install a raised concrete median between the Sweet Valley Road and RV Parks driveways left-turn bays
  • Install a raised concrete median north of United Way
  • Install roadway lighting between the RV Parks, Pink Store and post office driveways
  • Modify roadway signage

Construction is anticipated to begin in December 2018 and last approximately six months. The project will occur within ADOT right of way and adjacent to private lands. The purpose of widening State Route 89 within the project limits is to provide additional turning lanes to separate through and turning movements.

For more Information contact:

Deborrah Miller, Community Relations Project Manager, ADOT Northwest District
Phone: 928.777.5986

Project Area Map

SR89 - Widening - Project map




Seligman Public Library will be open the usual hours this week during a construction project that will result in a better user experience for Seligman patrons and staff.  Friends of the Seligman Library raised $2,000 to fund the removal of a wall and relocation of the circulation desk.  The remodel will create space for a children’s area and much-needed expansion of shelving for all materials.

Approved at the February 6th Board of Supervisors meeting, construction by Yavapai County Facilities Department should be complete by the end of the week.  The library will be ready to show off its new look on Tuesday, the 19th

“This generous donation will help improve the library service and functionality to the people of Seligman.  We always could use more space,” observed District 4 Supervisor Craig Brown.

Library Director Corey Christians expressed his appreciation.  “The Friends of the Seligman Public Library, those who support the Friends and Yavapai County Facilities made this project possible.  My thanks to all of them and to the Library District Board of Directors for their support of the project.”

The District, the library, and the Friends would like to thank all the individuals and businesses who contributed to the success of the project, especially Seligman Justice Court Judge Dominick Sarno. 

The Yavapai County Free Library District (YCFLD) operates fifteen branch libraries in mostly unincorporated communities.  The YCFLD also partially funds individual municipal libraries and fully funds Yavapai Library Network (YLN) operations, supporting a consortium of more than 40 public, academic, school and museum libraries in Yavapai County.

YCFLD was established in 1987 by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, who also serve as the Board of Directors of the Library District. 

Paulden Area Community Association updates




Terri McPherson, President
Mitch Peterson, Vice President
Carol Hanby, Secretary
Kathy Henkel, Treasurer
Betsy Terry, Director
Dan Terry, Director
Gary Hanby, Director
Lance Lopez, Director
Steve Alexander, Director
(928) 899-1838
PO BOX 735, PAULDEN, AZ  86334

Chino Valley Job Fair

On February 1st, Supervisor Brown attended the Job and Career Fair 2019 at Chino Valley High School.    The event ran from 11:00 A- 2:00 pm and yielded 56 employer booths, 300 plus employment opportunities and over 200 job seekers.  The fair provided the latest information about careers and participants could apply for part-time, full-time, temporary or summer jobs.  They were also able to meet with representatives from businmess, healthcare, non-profit and military organizations.



Meath Wash bridge replacement starting January 28th


A 10-month project to replace the bridge over Meath Wash in Yavapai County is set to begin next week. The Meath Wash bridge is located on SR 89 south of Ashfork near milepost 358.

Preliminary work on the $2.9 million project will begin Monday, Jan. 28. The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following work-related impacts:

  • The north-and southbound shoulders of SR 89 will be closed.
  • The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced from 65 mph to 45 mph.

The bridge will close in early March and remain closed for about six months. A temporary detour around the existing bridge will be constructed to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction at all times while bridge-replacement work is underway.

ADOT crews will remove and replace the existing bridge with a new cast-in-place two-span bridge and improve sight distance from the travel lanes at this location.

Drivers are asked to obey traffic control devices and use caution around construction personnel equipment.

Learn more on the project webpage




Cruise in for veterans car show...

Cllick on the link to get the information on the 8th Classic Car Show in Prescott: Cruise in for Veterans 2019.pdf

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Restrictions coming soon for Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte....

PRESCOTT, AZ(January 24, 2019)—Prescott National Forest officials wanted to give folks a heads up that they have one more weekend for climbing opportunities before the Forest implements restrictions on climbing and other activities on the cliff faces of both Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte on Friday, February 1, 2019. Both sites have been consistently occupied by peregrines annually for more than 21 years. These annual closures are providing the undisturbed setting and quality nesting habitat essential for peregrines to successfully raise their young.

The closures will begin February 1st and last until July 15th. For both locations, the closures will be the same as they have for over 20 years. On Granite Mountain, it is prohibited to be upon any part of the Granite Mountain rock cliff face or the rim above the rock face and extending 100 feet back from the edge of the cliff face by rock climbing or any other means of access.  Trail 261 will remain open.  On Thumb Butte, both the north and south climbing faces, the top of Thumb Butte, and the areas at the base of the climbing faces will be closed to entry. 

The Prescott National Forest would like to remind visitors that while our day-use facilities may be closed due to the lapse in government funding, the forest does remain open. These area closures for the peregrine do not impact or close any system trails; Trails 33 and 261will remain open for hiking.   

Maps of the closed areas will be posted throughout both the Thumb Butte and Granite Basin Recreation Area. The Prescott National Forest is asking local birders to share their field observations of peregrine falcons with our resource managers to provide a better picture of peregrine nesting progress. Please send observations, photos and information to Noel Fletcher at

Peregrine falcons were once listed under the Endangered Species Act. They continue to be managed under the protection of the federal code of regulations as well as state and federal law.  Land managers consider the needs of the peregrines and the recreation desires of people to strike a balance where both can effectively use the same space at different times for their respective purposes.

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Snapshots from 2018

Another year has come and gone are a few snapshots from 2018!!!


Ribbon cutting ceremony at Findlay on Willow Creek Road.


Proclamation for Yavapai County Salute to National Veterans Patients Week for recognition of Veterans of US Armed Forces who are currently under the care of the Veterans Administration Hospitals (VA).


Proclamation in recognition of the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017.

Arizona Wildfire donation of $18,000.     


The Supervisors engaged with department directors for one week in April to hear and discuss their requests for the new budget cycle year.


Supervisor Brown reads the Gettysberg address for Memorial Day at the Citizens Cemetery.


Ribbon cutting ceremony for Spectrum Healthcare at the Crossings in Prescott.



August 2018

The Arizona State 53rd Legislature, SB 1089 officially proclaimed August 7th of each year as Purple Heart Day.


Reinstallation of a few Burma Shave signs that were damaged during the storms.




New LED signs were installed in Ash Fork


Supervisor Brown attended a City of Prescott Council meeting to recognize Julius Ortenzo for his heroic efforts on August 30th, in which he saved three lives as the result of a traffic accident on State Route 89.

Equestrian signs were installed on Williamson Valley Road between American Ranch Rd and Buchanan.



During a board meeting, Supervisor Brown donates $1.00 for the adoption of the retired K-9 “Cyrus” to John Bounds. Cyrus began his service with YCSO in October 2013 and was retired in August 2018.

Supervisor Brown participated in the Annual Calf Sale which is held at Maughn Ranch.



Supervisor Brown attended the rededication of the Navajo Springs Monument in Navajo Springs.

On December 29, 1863, the first territorial governor of Arizona, John Goodwin established the temporary government for the Arizona Territory in Navajo Springs, in October of 1930, a sandstone marker to commemorate the event was placed by the St. Johns Stake of the Mormon Church. The elements of the environment toppled the sandstone marker.

Final hearing for adoption of Ordinance 2018-1, an ordinance of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors regulating portable communication devices and texting while operating a motor vehicle.


The Public Works Department installed new signage for Historic Route 66 in different locations throughout Seligman and Ash Fork.


Proclamation in recognition of Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2018.  

Supervisor Brown at the Republican Women of Prescott Veterans Luncheon at the Prescott Resort.


New signs now appear on county roads which represent Yavapai County Ord 2018-2 – HANDS FREE USE ONLY.


Supervisor Brown receives his five-year service award pin from Wendy Ross, Human Resources Director.

Supervisor Brown is announced as Vice-Chairman for the Board of Supervisors for 2019

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new trailhead at Almosta Ranch Road in Williamson Valley.  The event was attended by the Yavapai County Public Works Department, Prescott National Forest Service, Back Country Horsemen, YCSO Search and Rescue to name a few….



Presentation of checks by the Board of Supervisors for Forest Fee Program
There were 20 organizations that were awarded funds from the 2018-19 Title III Forest Fee Program. They include:
Crown King Fire District ($12,000)
Dewey Humboldt Firewise Committee ($25,000)
Hidden Valley Ranch Homeowners Association ($5,000)
Highland Pines Property Owners Association ($6,000)
Hometown Pine Lakes-Arizona ($10,000)
Jerome Volunteer Fire Department ($15,000)*
Manzanita Village Cohousing Community ($1,000)
McDonald Drive Homeowners Association ($4,500)
Old Senator Highway/Juniper Heights ($18,000)
Ponderosa Park Association ($9,000)
Prescott Area Wildland/Urban Interface Comm. ($7,000)
Prescott Canyon Estates ($16,000)
Prescott Fire Department ($31,000)
Prescott Skyline Firewise Community ($8,000)
Rancho Vista Hills Homeowners Association ($4,000)
Southview Trails Community Association ($2,000)
The Mountain Club ($6,500)
Walker Community Action Alliance ($18,000)
Williamson Valley Fire District ($14,000)
Yavapai Hills Homeowners Association ($7,000)
Yavapai County Sheriff ($56,000).


The sign replacement project in Seligman and Ash Fork were completed


The table below demonstrates building permits that have been submitted for the last five years in Yavapai County.  As you can see, District 4 saw a significant growth ....


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Town Halls

Supervisor Brown and Department Directors held 9 Town Halls throughout District 4


Happy New Year!






Closures near Seligman -Interstate 40

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises motorists on Interstate 40 to plan ahead and be prepared to merge into open travel lanes near Seligman at the Interstate 40B overpass bridge (Exit 121) while new bridge deck construction is underway. The work will require the following restrictions:

  • Intermittent lane closures of east- and westbound I-40 are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, and Thursday, Jan. 9. Detours: Traffic will be diverted to the Exit 121 on- and off-ramps for both east- and westbound traffic. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph through the work zone.      
  • East- and westbound I- 40 will be reduced to one lane between mileposts 120 and 122 (right lane closed) beginning Thursday, Jan. 10 and continuing through spring 2019. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through the work zone.
  • A 14-foot vehicle-width restriction will also be in place.

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

For more information about the project, please visit


Seligman Bridges


Arizona Department of Transportation - SR 89

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use State Route 89 in Prescott to plan for the following change in traffic control beginning Wednesday, Nov. 14:

  • North- and southbound left turn lane restrictions will be in place on State Route 89 and MacCurdy Drive.
  • These turn restrictions are scheduled to remain in place through spring 2019.

Drivers should consider alternate routes and allow plenty of extra travel time.

The speed limit in the work zone is reduced to 35 mph. Drivers are asked to obey traffic control devices and use caution around construction personnel equipment

Learn more and sign up to receive project alerts by email on the project webpage


SR 89 Alternate

New Prohibitions in Effect for Trail East Of Lynx Lake

Beginning December 1, 2018, prohibitions along the John’s Tank Trail will be enforced on the Prescott National Forest east of Lynx Lake.  These prohibitions will protect the nesting bald eagles from the potential disturbance from human presence during the nesting season.  While the John’s Tank Trail #94 will be closed to all uses, the Lynx Lake Shore Trail #311 and the Salida Gulch Trail #95 will remain open for their respective uses.

These prohibitions apply to the approximately 1 mile stretch of the John’s Tank Trail that is east of Lynx Lake and connects the Lynx Lake Shore Trail to the Salida Gulch Trail.  The prohibitions will also be enforced north and south of the trail between Lynx Lake and the Salida Gulch Trail. A map of the closure area will be posted at all trailheads accessing the area and well as on the Prescott National Forest website and the Bradshaw Ranger District office.

Special restrictions are written as follows:

  1. It is prohibited to go into or be in the restricted area. 36 CFR 261.53 (e). 
  2. It is prohibited to be on the trails in the restricted area. 36 CFR 261.55(a).                                             

Trail loop opportunities in other areas can be found on the adjacent Highlands Center for Natural History just north of Lynx Lake. The Prescott National Forest would like to thank the members of our community who brought this nest to our attention. We can all work together to be stewards of our natural resources.

In the spirit of stewardship, observing the closure order is critical during egg incubation and the first six weeks after hatching. Any disturbance that causes the eagles to be off the nest for an extended period of time during these important stages of nesting could cause egg failure or death to young eagles that may be in the nest.

For more information, please call the Bradshaw Ranger District at 928-443-8000 or go to  for a copy of the Closure Order Number 09-237 and associated map.


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Historic Route 66

Access to Historic Route 66 along Interstate 40 at Exit 121 will close Monday, June 11, for a $4.3 million bridge project.  ADOT will replace decks on three bridges between I-40 exit 121 and the west side of Seligman. These bridges are between 40 and 50 years old, and the current decks need heavy maintenance. The second I-40 exit (Exit 123), which is about 60 miles west of Flagstaff, and route to Seligman’s east side will remain open.  The project is scheduled to be completed in May 2019.

Signs on I-40 will direct travelers to exit 123, connecting to the east side of Seligman. ADOT also has produced a brochure and video explaining the project and noting that visitors will be able to reach Seligman from I-40 throughout the project.

The $4.3 million project includes:                                                      

  • Replacing the deck portions of the three bridges
  • Removing and replacing guardrails as needed
  • Reconstructing 40 feet of road on either side of the bridges
  • Repairing embankment damaged by erosion
  • Removing and replacing of the approach slabs and joints

For more information please visit


Historic Route 66 Seligman


Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except when driving.


West Seligman Bridges project

The work on the West Seligman Bridges project is scheduled to begin in early June, 2018.  ADOT has been working to provide many of the ideas developed at the April Business Workshop to the public.  Suggestions were incorporated into their Project Deliverables prior to the start of construction, as well as signage and messaging during the construction phase.

As ADOT moves forward with the West Seligman Bridges project, they want to provide you and your business with materials to use on your websites and in your outreach to those who may be looking to visit Seligman in the near future.

Please find attached the following:

Flyer Seligman Bridges.pdf

Brochure Seligman Bridge Repair.pdf

The ADOT Project Flyer – this can also be found posted on the project website:

The ADOT informational brochure-this will also be posted on the project website and hard copies available at ADOT Rest Stops and the Power House Museum in Kingman.

In addition, below is the link for the video produced by ADOT Video Team which informs the public about the exit closing, bridges project and route to Seligman.  This will also be posted on the project website and on YouTube.

ADOT is planning to provide the information above to other State transportation and tourism outlets, but will not be able to provide this information directly to tour bus companies or other businesses that may provide services to your business.  Please feel free to share all of the materials with them through your business website or other means.

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