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PAYROLL PROBLEMS

Board member Paul Gorham is ticked off about ongoing accounting and payroll errors in the Golden Valley Fire District. Gorham’s comments at the September 18 Board meeting come after problems involving income tax and health insurance withholding deductions and other issues with payroll and compensation. “We cannot, as a District, allow our firefighter’s checks to be messed up,” Gorham said. “It’s beyond me how we can sit here and allow that to happen.  I am at my wits end.”  Freida Huff, the District’s newly-hired financial consultant, assured the Board she is committed to resolve Gorham’s concern.  “Doing the payroll correctly is a #1 priority for me,” Huff said.  The Board approved contracting with Huff for accounting assistance for $1,280 per month. The District is also exploring hiring an in-house accounting manager.  ...

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No Cameras In Court For Arias Trial

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A Judge in Phoenix rules that there wil be no cameras in the courtroom for the penalty phase retrial in the Jodi Arias case.  Local media outlets have been requesting the ability to provide live coverage of the proceedings, or at least the ability to show courtroom footage at the end of each day. Instead, Judge Sherry Stephens says reporters can send out live tweets from the courtroom, and take still pictures.  Video apparently can be shot, but can’t be released until the penalty phase has come to an end.  Prosecutors are moving forward with a  second penalty phase after a jury last year couldn’t agree on a sentence.  The prosecution is seeking the death penalty, but if the next jury also can’t reach a unanimous decision, the death penalty will be off the table.    –Jeff Scott /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;...

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GARAGE FIRE

At approximately 11:54am on Friday, Sept. 19th, 2014 a fire was reported by the homeowner in the 300 block of Cat Claw Ln.  The occupants discovered smoke and fire in the garage and evacuated the residence.  The first arriving fire company reported smoke and flames co ming from a garage window.  Four engine companies, one truck company, and a Battalion Chief responded to the fire and gained control of the fire in 15 minutes.  The occupants evacuated the house safely and no injuries were reported by the firefighters. CERT responded to the fire to assist with Rehab duties for the firefighters.  Crews remained on the scene an additional two hours helping with salvage and overhaul operations.  Damages were confined to the garage area and were estimated at $50,000. Fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading into the residence, saving approximately $200,000 in property and preventing displacement of the residents. The cause of the fire was due to overheating of a remote control(RC)car charging device.  ...

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River Cities Homeless Resource Guide

The City of Bullhead City has created a River Cities Homeless Resource Guide for public safety agencies in an effort to better assist individuals who may be homeless. The pamphlet was distributed to local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, park rangers and other organizations that make regular contact with transients in our area. The pamphlets are not for public distribution, as they are designed for public safety agencies to reference when making contact with the homeless population, such as arranging assistance to help find housing, food, clothing or other social services. It is anticipated that the resource guides will be placed in patrol, fire and park ranger vehicles for use when public safety officials meet an individual in need.  Bullhead City Vice Mayor Jerry Duvall said he has been working with staff on this project over the past few months since discussing the item during council comments at a City Council meeting. He has asked the City Manager and Mayor to hold a City Council workshop in October to discuss additional efforts to assist homeless individuals in the Bullhead City/Laughlin area. PHOTO :  Pictured from R to L: Bullhead City Police Chief Brian Williamson, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant John Healy, Bullhead City Assistant Fire Chief Scott Neal, Vice Mayor Jerry Duvall, City Manager Toby Cotter and Recreation Manager Dave Heath gather prior to distribution of the River Cities Homeless...

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