Category: Bullhead City

ROGUE REGATTA CONCERNS LAUGHLIN OFFICIALS

Officials from the town of Laughlin are concerned that the public is extending the life of a massive Colorado River floating event that most thought was canceled last year. The Bullhead City Council voted to discontinue the annual regatta that drew as many as 30,000 participants at its zenith, presenting a host of problems ranging from trash and transportation to public safety and civil liability. MJ Smith, the Executive Director of the Laughlin Tourism Commission, and Jackie Mazzeo, the Executive Director of the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce, attended Monday’s Mohave County Board of Supervisors meeting in Kingman. They said...

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JUDGE WEISS LAUDED FOR FOSTER CARE COORDINATION

Mohave Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss was honored in Phoenix Saturday (March 11) with the Sue Gilbertson Leadership Award for his leadership in coordinating a court team aimed at improving outcomes for young children in foster care. The award is named after the Founder of Mentally Ill Kids In Distress, a statewide organization that works to improve the behavioral health and wellness of children in Arizona. CEO Dick Geasland said Weiss was honored, in part, for his leadership in the development of the Parent Support Now pilot program that began in 2015 in Kingman. He said the program has...

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POLICE LOOKING FOR RUNAWAY TEEN

   On Thursday, March 16th, a youth counselor reported that a teenage girl had run away from the youth shelter.    Witnesses reported that the girl, 16-year-old Heidi Frances Zaremba, willingly got into a vehicle at Don Sullivan Park, off Balboa Drive in Bullhead City. The vehicle was a black Ford Explorer driven by a teenage Hispanic male.    Zaremba was last seen wearing a maroon shirt with “Love” in white lettering on the front, black leggings and black sandals. Zaremba is approximately 5 foot 3, 135 pounds, blue eyes and long blonde hair. (Photo attached).    Heidi was...

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CHILD SEX SUSPECT RETURNED FOR PROSECUTION

A man wanted for sex crimes involving two young girls in Golden Valley has been arrested out of state. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said Malakai Thomas Benta, 31, Golden Valley said Benta was a suspect in the ongoing sexual abuse of girls aged 12 and 14 at a residence in the 3200 block of Bryce Road. Benta was arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Inyo County, California on February 18. Benta was returned to Arizona on March 7 and was booked into the Mohave County jail on 3 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of...

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OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER SHOWCASED SATURDAY

Are you looking to volunteer but don’t know where to start? The Tri City Community Volunteer Expo will feature many different organizations in need of volunteers. Interested parties can learn about the many volunteer opportunities available in the Kingman area. The Expo is scheduled Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center on Airway Avenue. For more information please call Sarah Mayo:...

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