Category: Bullhead City

MOLESTER GETS PRISON

A local judge has rejected a sex offender’s request for probation and instead sent him to the Arizona Department of Corrections. Bryan Bard, 29, Bullhead City had already spent nearly two years in prison while his case was pending. Bard was arrested in October, 2012 for allegedly touching his three year-old daughter improperly. Bard entered a plea agreement convicting him of attempted child molestation. Bard addressed the Court during his October 1 sentencing hearing, apologizing for any pain the allegations caused anyone. Mohave County Superior Court Judge Derek Carlisle told Bard that talking about allegations rather than what he did is an indicator that he doesn’t really accept responsibility for the crime to which he pled guilty. Judge Carlisle ordered a seven year prison...

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LAKE LEVEL LOWERED

    The Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region is lowering water levels in Lake Mohave beginning to aid in harvesting razorback suckers, a species native to the Colorado River, from lakeside rearing ponds. The work is part of annual river operations that have been timed to coincide with conservation activities for the endangered fish. Lake Mohave, located above Davis Dam on the Colorado River near Bullhead City and Laughlin, Nevada, will steadily lower from its September 26 elevation of 642 feet above mean sea level (msl) to an elevation of about 634 feet msl by the week of...

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RECTOR CAMERA BAN REMAINS IN PLACE

Journalists will not be allowed to use cameras to cover legal proceedings in the prosecution of a Bullhead City man charged in the strangulation murder of his friend’s young daughter. During a Tuesday hearing at the Mohave County Courthouse in Kingman, Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen rejected media requests to use cameras to cover hearings and any trial there may be in the case against Justin Rector, 26.    Representing KVVU, Fox 5 in Las Vegas, attorney Monica A. Limon-Wynn argued that cameras would serve as a window for the tremendous amount of public interest in the case. She argued that professional reporters can maintain courtroom decorum, abide by any restrictions the Court might impose and that privacy should not be an issue with respect to Rector.    “His face is already out there all over the internet,” Limon-Wynn said. “This case has already gotten statewide and national coverage.” Doug McMurdo, a reporter with the Kingman Daily Miner, offered that public interest and right to know is heightened by “the depth of depravity alleged in this case.” He said other spectators or participants are more likely than members of the press to foster any sort of circus atmosphere.    Prosecutor Greg McPhillips and Public Defender Harry Moore both opposed the camera request. They argued that banning cameras and the issues they create is important in assuring that a fair...

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Motorcycle Vs. Vehicle Accident

On Wednesday, October 1st at 1 p.m., Bullhead City emergency crews were called to the intersection of Highway 95 and 7th Street for a report of a motorcycle versus vehicle accident.   The driver of a 2008 white Buick La Crosse, 94-year-old Carmelita Mary Otly of Bullhead City, failed to yield while making a left hand turn into the Post Office driveway and struck the motorcycle that was northbound on the Highway.  The motorcyclist, a 44-year-old Bullhead City man, was transported from the scene via Careflight helicopter to Careflight, NV with serious injuries. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.  Bullhead City Fire Paramedics transported Otly to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.  Possible citations are pending as the accident is still under investigation.  The name of the motorcyclist will be released after next of kin has been notified of his injuries....

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Off Road Club Installs Kiosk

Members of the Bullhead 4 Wheelers recently helped install a new metal informational kiosk Saturday near Mile Marker 8 along Highway 68 and the road leading to the Sleeping Princess Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail in the Black Mountains. The joint project between the Bullhead 4 Wheelers and BLM is a prime example of cooperation that exists between government agencies and the off-road community.    The kiosk will be a way of disseminating information to the off-road public. According to BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Matt Driscoll, the cost of constructing the metal kiosk was about $1,500 (labor and materials) and was paid for by Arizona OHV funds and a matching grant.    Driscoll said the kiosk will be maintained by the off road club. Sleeping Princess OHV trail presents an array of challenging rock obstacles and the road climbs more than 2,000 feet into the heart of the Black Mountains. Much of the road is loose, steep gravel and is rated at about a five on the scale of one through five which is the most difficult of trail ratings. Bullhead 4 Wheelers’ members indicate the Sleeping Princess “run” should be only attempted by experienced off roaders and should never be attempted by quad riders. The trail has potentially dangerous situations and they recommend highly modified axles, suspension, gearboxes, tires 35″ – minimum, a working winch, fire extinguishers, Hi-Lift...

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