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Serious Traffic Collision

Phoenix Police are trying to make sense of a one car crash that’s left the driver in extremely critical condition.   Officer James Holmes says, for some reason, the 24 year old driver of a Chevy Cobalt jumped the sidewalk at 16th Street and Camelback, crashing into a signal light pole.   Holmes says the driver, not wearing a seat belt, transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition, but his 25 year old passenger was buckled in, and is expected to survive. Holmes says detectives found indications the driver and passenger may have been drinking. Toxicology results are pending. Holmes says, despite crashing into the pole, signal lights continued working. –Barbara Villa Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* 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-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; 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-hansi-font-family:Calibri;...

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Chamber Choice Awards

EVENT DETAILS: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce 1251 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ  Sponsored By: Frontier Communications & Mohave Electric Cooperative The Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce announces the 2014 Chamber Choice Awards Nominees: “Non Profit of the Year” – sponsored by Colorado River Women’s Council Colorado River Women’s Council Kiwanis Club of Bullhead City (Morning Group) Saving Animals in Need Together (S.A.I.N.T.) Tri-State Military Moms “Beautification” – sponsored Annette Wegmann Colorado River Vapor (Bullhead City) Western Area Regional Medical Center (Lobby Renovation)  “Health and Wellness” – sponsored by Hospice Compassus Hospice Compassus Mohave Health Mart Pharmacy Mohave Home Health and Hospice  Over the Top Customer Service” – sponsored by S&S Concrete & Materials Small Business Category Village Construction Automobile Consulting Services, LLC Lisa’s Bistro Superior Tire PC Nerds of America EZY Fast Pharmacy, LLC Large Business Category Valley View Medical Center National Bank of Arizona “Out on a Limb/Innovative Business” – sponsored by Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority Small Business Category Silly Cactus Just Divine Photography C.O.I.T. Cleaning & Restoration Services Mattress Land & Furniture Large Business Category Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport US Southwest  “One for All” Commitment to Community and/or Chamber – sponsored by Golden Vertex Corp. Small Business Category Bullhead City Insurance Mohave State Bank Mohave Steakhouse PGXpress Graphics Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Large Business Category Suddenlink Avi Resort and Casino Please join us...

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Audit Reveals EPA Using Decade-Old Data to Pass Strict Regulations

 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recent years has passed hundreds of very strict and costly environmental regulations related to carbon emissions.  Before passing these regulations, the EPA is required by law to conduct and publish Regulatory Impact Analyses, also known as RIAs.  According to a new audit by the nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the EPA has been basing their RIAs off of decades-old data.  “The EPA is using data that dates back to the 1970s for some of their new regulations,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated.  “The economics of today are drastically different than they were back then.  These strict regulations are costing people their jobs and killing economic growth in this country.  With today’s technology, there is no reason the EPA cannot gather information and analyses based on current data,” Johnson continued. The GAO report noted one recent RIA for a waste-water discharge plant that used employment data from 1979 to 1991.  The report also found that RIAs involving the reduction of hazardous air pollutants and water quality lacked information on the monetary costs and benefits of such regulations.  “The EPA is passing regulations based on RIAs that do not accurately represent the impacts they could have on the American people today,” Johnson stated.  “The EPA must be held responsible for their actions and must be required to take a more in-depth look at these regulations before...

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Developmental Service Division Employees Recognized for Outstanding Customer Service and Public Safety

 Two Mohave County Developmental Service Division employees from the Building Division received state recognition for their role in public safety and customer service at the annual Arizona Building Official (AZBO) Business Meeting in Flagstaff last month.  Sam Eshak, Plans Examiner/Building Inspector was named as the AZOB 2014 Building Inspector of the Year, and Sonja Claw received the AZOB 2014 Award of Merit.  “I am extremely proud of these two individuals for setting the standards high on what we expect from all county employees,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated.  “Customer service should always be number one as well as safety.  These two outstanding individuals have strived to provide not only excellent customer service but also have worked hard to ensure the safety of all Mohave County residents,” Johnson continued. The recognition given to Sam and Sonja at the State level is an honor that individuals from around the state aspire to achieve.  According to Developmental Services Director Nick Hont, the selection process is very competitive.  “The awards are based on nomination letters of recommendation, submitted by their peers directly to AZBO, attesting to the employee’s professionalism, helpfulness, leadership and outstanding achievement related to their duties and services to both the general public and their fellow employees,” Hont stated.  “Both of these employees have shown a great deal of dedication to excellent customer service and a commitment to their personal professional development,” Hont...

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Primary Election: Ballots remaining to be Tabulated

Arizona’s counties continue to tabulate ballots from the 2014 Primary Election. The following table details the ballots left to be counted, including early and provisional ballots. State law gives the counties five business days, until the end of Wednesday, September 3, to verify and process the remaining early and provisional ballots. Election results are unofficial until the Canvass, and by way of gentle reminder, our office does not “call” elections. A state canvass to certify official election results for federal, statewide and legislative races is scheduled for September 8. Photo: Elections Director Tempert Counting the last of the Early Ballots    COUNTY ESTIMATED OUTSTANDING BALLOTS as of Close of Business:  8/29/2014 EARLY    PROVISIONAL     TOTAL APACHE                                                  ‐                            893                      893 COCHISE                                                 ‐                            ‐                            ‐ COCONINO*                                   905                           984                   1,889 GILA  ...

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