Author: Jessi

THURSDAY, July 31, The “36th Annual Mighty Mud Mania” sponsored by the City of Kingman

This will be held for another year at Firefighter’s Memorial Park. Mud Mania is open to anyone wanting to take part in this annual summer ritual which signals the start of the coming school season. Firefighter’s Memorial Park will be the scene of the crime as nearly 400 brave souls will slip and slosh their way to a dirty and gritty ending while trying to win the crown of fastest mud runner in their age division. Boys and girls compete separately to see who can navigate the obstacle course the fastest. The Champion and Runner-up in each age division is awarded a Mud Mania Tee-shirt and the winner will also receive a Champion Mud Mania Trophy. Age divisions are divided into 4 and 5 year old, 6 and 7, 8 and 9, 10 and 11, 12 to 14 years, 15 to 17, 18 to 34 years and the Sr. Division of 35 years and older. It’s all for fun and a great way to spend a day in the park. Participants will also have the opportunity to get clean by stepping into the friendly Haz-Mat shower after their run. Event T-shirts will be sold for $15 to anyone interested in showing their muddiness. It’s gonna be dirty and it’s gonna be fun, so we’ll see you at the big event. At Firefighter’s Memorial Park (2201 Detroit Ave.) in Kingman....

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Voter Education Guides Available

Both the Elections Department and Voter Registration Department have received cases of the “Voter Education Guide” pamphlets from the Arizona Clean Elections.  The Guide is a “Statewide and Legislative Candidate Statement Pamphlet”in both regular print and large print.  Anyone is welcome to come to  pick up these guides—as many as you want!  The office is located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building, 700 W Beale St., Kingman...

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New Traffic Signal at Kiowa South and Palo Verde South to Begin Regular Operations

 The new traffic signal at the intersection of Kiowa South and Palo Verde South in front of Lake Havasu High School will placed into normal operation at 6:00 AM, Friday, August 1, 2014, just in time for school to begin the following week.  Motorists are urged to exercise extreme caution around this and all school zones as students return to school over the next several weeks. Commuters travelling through the intersection should be aware that the new traffic signal is programmed to stop all traffic while pedestrians cross in all directions.  Drivers are advised they may need to adjust their commute time accordingly.  Maintenance Staff will be in the areas, monitoring the traffic and pedestrian flow as well as the operations of the signal.  The Police Department will be monitoring traffic flow and enforcing speed limits in the area of the traffic signal as well as the nearby School Safety Zone (School Crosswalk at Telesis). Motorists traveling through the area between now and Friday may notice the traffic signal in timed operations for short periods for testing and are still advised to use caution as paint striping and sign work will be proceeding throughout the week. As always, use caution when traveling through construction zones and be especially careful around school areas. Questions can be directed to the Maintenance Services Division, Operations Department for Lake Havasu City...

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Family of four escapes injury following rollover

As a dust storm approaches, a family escapes serious injury after their Ford Expedition rolled and slid down the highway before coming to rest on its wheels as it was headed southbound on Hwy-93 around Mile-Post 53.  GVFD Firefighter / Paramedics treated the four occupants of the single vehicle accident.  Captain Boyd Lewis stated all occupants were restrained, which he credits for the limited injuries.  Ultimately one person was transported and the mother signed refusals for herself and the other two minors who were in the back seat.  Firefighters worked as the dust storm passed, blocking out the last bits of sunlight before sunset.  Hwy-93 southbound was down to a single lane for approximately 90-minutes while DPS investigated the accident and had the vehicle towed off the highway.   PHOTO/Courtesy GVFD: The Ford Expedition rests in one lane of Hwy-93 following the...

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Abandoned Golden Valley home destroyed in afternoon blaze

Saturday afternoon around 12:30 pm Golden Valley Fire responded to a reported fully-involved home fire in the 4300 block of W. Collins Drive.  Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in the abandoned home which was vacated approximately 2008 following the death of the occupant.  The neighbors stated the home has seen vandalism over the past several years, and the property owners have no insurance on the home.  The Golden Valley Fire marshal was notified, and the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, although officials said it is suspicious since there are no utilities.  Officials advised that all such structures should be secured if possible to discourage unauthorized entry.   PHOTOS/Courtesy GVFD:   First arriving fire units found the home fully-involved and mostly...

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