Author: Jessi

Back-to-School Safety  

  It’s that time of year again… congested morning traffic, school busses stopping frequently and kids scattered through crosswalks. It’s back to school and the Bullhead City Police Department would like to start off the new school year safely.  Over the summer, motorists have been used to driving the normal speed limit, but people need to be aware of the change. Children will be excited getting to and from school while using the intersections and crosswalks, so drivers should watch the road carefully for pedestrians and kids on bicycles. Officers will be out enforcing the 15 mile per hour school zone speed limit. Parents should also talk to their children about the rules of the road. Pedestrians walk against traffic and bicyclists ride with the traffic. For safety reasons, it’s important to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle and children should lock up their bikes when they arrive at school. In case children get on the wrong school bus, it’s a good idea to teach them their phone number, address and parents’ names. Parents may also want to practice walking with their children to school or to their bus stop so they are familiar with the route and the safe intersections to cross. Motorists need to be patient when following school busses and remember, vehicles traveling in both directions, must stop for school busses that display flashing lights and an extended...

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Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Announces Sale of River Palms Resort and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (“Tropicana”) announces that its subsidiary companies Columbia Properties Laughlin, LLC (“CP Laughlin”) and CP Laughlin Realty, LLC (“CPL Realty”) entered into and simultaneously closed a sale and lease back transaction with Laughlin Hotel, LLC (“Laughlin Hotel”) and Nevada Restaurant Services, Inc. (“NRS” and, collectively with Laughlin Hotel, the “Buyers”). Pursuant to the terms of an asset purchase agreement, CP Laughlin and CPL Realty sold substantially all of the assets associated with the operation of the River Palms Casino in Laughlin, Nevada (“River Palms”) to the Buyers, in exchange for $6.75 million in cash. Concurrently with the execution and closing of the asset purchase agreement, CP Laughlin leased back River Palms for a period of up to ninety (90) days, subject to an additional thirty (30) day extension, and further subject to earlier termination rights. Tropicana intends to terminate the lease and discontinue its operation of River Palms in September 2014. “We are pleased to announce this transaction today,” said Tony Rodio, President and Chief Executive Officer for Tropicana. “We have had River Palms on the market for some time and upon the closing of this transaction and the discontinuance of our operation of River Palms in September 2014, we will be able to focus our Laughlin efforts exclusively on our flagship property – Tropicana Laughlin.” “Nevada Restaurant Services is excited about the opportunity to operate the...

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Dog Dies in Golden Valley House Fire

GVFD Firefighters made short work of a structure fire, containing the majority of the fire damage to the porch and front room entrance of this Golden Valley home.  The 911 call came in about 10:45 pm for the structure fire from the lone occupant of this home on Canelo Road. Golden Valley Firefighters arrived minutes later and quickly extinguished the fire and began a routine search of the home, and discovered the family pet was in cardiac arrest.  Paramedic / Firefighters attempted CPR to assist with breathing, but the dog succumbed to the smoke inhalation and died at the scene.  The homeowner reportedly tried to rescue the dog, who had recently given birth to five puppies, all who were saved by the homeowner, but she was unable to catch the mother dog and had to retreat due to the heavy smoke. Chief O’Donohue stated it’s never wise to go back into a burning home to rescue an animal, rather call 911 and let the firefighters rescue any animals when they arrive.  Golden Valley Fire Marshal Randy Osborn cited improper disposal of smoking material as the cause of the fire.     PHOTOS (courtesy/GVFD): Firefighter Matt Gore begins the attack on the structure fire Contributed by: VFD Firefighters made short work of a structure fire, containing the majority of the fire damage to the porch and front room entrance of this Golden Valley...

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Semi-Truck Rollover Accident

Golden Valley Firefighters responded to a semi-truck rollover accident Wednesday morning at approximately 2:45 A.M. when an eastbound truck loaded with strawberries drifting into the median and apparently over-correcting to bring it back into the traffic lanes.  Both the driver and the occupant in the sleeper were uninjured in the accident which blocked an entire lane of traffic for several hours.  Fire officials warn drivers who drift onto the shoulder of the road to not over correct, which almost always results in a rollover accident, particularly at highway speeds. Photo/Courtesy: GVFD Contributed by: Karen Christensen...

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Lake Havasu City Recognized As a Heart Safe City

 Through the efforts of the Lake Havasu City Fire Department, the Police/Fire 9-1-1 Dispatchers, and Havasu Regional Medical Center, Lake Havasu City was able to meet all the guidelines and requirements to become a Heart Safe Community. At the July 8, 2014, Council Meeting, Carol Gibbs, Public Education Coordinator for the Save Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education (SHARE) Program, presented Mayor Mark S. Nexsen with a Heart Safe City award and a letter from Dr. Bentley J. Bobrow, the Emergency Medical Services Director for Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). The following are some of the achievements mentioned: Fire Department Paramedics have played an active role in teaching Cardio Cerebral Resuscitation (CCR) to citizens of Lake Havasu City. They continue to do so on the third Thursday of every month. The Police and Fire Departments have ensured that all emergency dispatchers are knowledgeable in providing pre-arrival CPR instructions through the City’s 9-1-1 center. HRMC and the Fire Department developed a campaign to increase public awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which encourages bystanders to intervene and assist in caring for a person suffering from a possible heart attack. CCR protocols were established within the Fire Department. The Fire Department has identified high-traffic public areas and helped establish AEDs in those areas. In addition, the AEDs are registered with the SHARE program. During real life emergencies, the Fire Department reports...

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