Black Bear Donation 2015The Black Bear Diner recently held a fund raiser in partnership with the Colorado River Heritage Center Task Force, donating 35% of revenue generated by customers redeeming a flyer to the next phase of the Heritage Center: relocation of the Colorado River Museum.

“We’re pleased to be able to support our community” said Kim Konys, General Manager of the Bullhead City Black Bear Diner. “This area is rich with history, and we are proud to be a part of it”.

Pictured (left to right) receiving the donation from Konys is Elsie Needles, President of the Colorado River Historical Society. “Black Bear is a great place to enjoy a meal, and we really appreciate their support of our project” said Needles. “We have a lot of work to do over the next several months, and this generous donation will certainly help us achieve our goals”.

The Colorado River Heritage Center at Bullhead City Community Park is a multi-phased project with the goal of creating one central location where everyone may come to learn of the rich history and culture of the Colorado River region. Phase One was completed when the historic head frame from the Moss Mine was relocated to Community Park in 2013. The community based Task Force then worked over the next two-and-a-half years raising funds to relocate the Lil Red Schoolhouse, which was officially opened to the public on September 26, 2015. The third phase of the project is the re-location of the Colorado River Museum.

The Colorado River Heritage Center Task Force continues to meet on a monthly basis, planning the next phase. If you would like to become involved in preserving the heritage of our community, please contact Lisa McCabe, Chief Information Officer for Golden Vertex Corp, 928-542-2447 or via email

The Task Force is continuing to sell commemorative brick pavers to finance their efforts. For more information on how to purchase your commemorative brick, please contact the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center, by calling 928-754-4121 or emailing