Category: Bullhead City

Mohave County —$20,000 in Grants

 That Make a Difference, presented at  Luncheon, Lake Havasu City Arizona Youth Partnership $3,000 Matching Funds for homeless youth services at Harbor House Cornerstone Mission Project 2,500 Emergency shelter services for homeless persons Kingman Aid to Abused People $4,000 Domestic Violence Intervention, Prevention and Education Kingman Area Food Bank $3,000 peanut butter and tuna for food boxes River Cities United Way $1,500 Kids Bright and Healthy WELCOME (Workplace, Education, and Literacy Coalition of Mohave County) $4,000 Kingman Area Literacy Program (KALP) Northern Arizona University Foundation Inc. $2,000 Senior Corps Education Programs  (NAU Foster Grandparent Program in Mohave County)...

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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant

The Bullhead City Police Department recently acquired five new speed detection radar units and one in-car video system, thanks to a Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) 2014 Grant.  “The Police Department’s goal is to make the roadways of Bullhead City as safe as possible,” said Traffic Section Supervisor Sergeant Rodney Polomski. “The use of radar and in-car video systems will help reduce vehicle crashes and aid in their investigation.”  The GOHS Grant awarded $14,455 to the Bullhead City Police Department to purchase the equipment for the patrol bureau and the traffic section....

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TAX BILLS STALLED

Annual Mohave County property tax bills will soon be out in the mail. Treasurer Cindy Cox said, however, that the notices are going out a little bit later than usual this year because of issues associated with installation and conversion to a new computer system within the department. Cox said owners will have plenty of time to pay their property taxes. She noted that many will have their statements by October 1. Cox explained that while first half property tax payments are technically due on October 1 they are not considered delinquent until November 3. She said owners will virtually have all of October and the first part of November to take care of their tax payment...

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NAZCARE GRADUATES SEVEN NEW CERTIFIED PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

Seven new Peer Support Specialists received their certifications last week after completing 80 hours of training at NAZCARE’s F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Wellness Center in Bullhead City, adding to the ranks of personnel certified  to work in behavioral and mental health clinics, substance recovery providers and wellness centers throughout Arizona. Receiving their certifications were Eve Cragen, Daniel Jenkins, John Hall, Shayne Dodemont and Jill McCoomber of Bullhead City and Debra Buick and Cydni Pitcock of Kingman. They were instructed by NAZCARE Master Trainer Delbert Carr. NAZCARE is a peer-run non-profit organization that operates 14 wellness and recovery centers throughout Arizona, including the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Wellness Center in Bullhead City and New Directions Wellness Center in Kingman. Services include individual and group recovery support services and other activities aimed at promoting wellness and recovery. For more information on services offered, including Peer Support Specialist training opportunities, call (928) 442-9205 or...

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Bullhead City Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) 9th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. During this time, law enforcement agencies across the country will provide a venue for people who want to safely and anonymously dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications. According to the DEA, Arizonans have turned in more than 70,000 pounds of pharmaceuticals at numerous collection sites throughout the state as part of this program. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family or friends and often from the home medicine cabinet. All medications collected will be turned over to Drug Enforcement Administrationthe DEA for proper disposal.  A prescription drug drop-off site will be set up outside the Bullhead City Police Department training room, 1255 Marina Blvd, on Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  To find other drop-off sites, log on to www.DEA.gov . For more information on prescription drug abuse, log on to www.DrugFreeAZ.org ....

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