Category: Dolan Springs

ONE KILLED IN DOLAN SPRINGS TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

The Mohave County Sheriff’s office is investigating a May 4 traffic fatality in the northwest Arizona community of Dolan Springs. Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said the two vehicle collision occurred at 11:00 a.m. on Pierce Ferry Road. Carter said a white Suzuki station wagon was eastbound when it drifted into a westbound lane, prompting a collision with an oncoming Dodge truck. She said the driver of the Suzuki was dead at the scene and that the victim’s name is withheld pending notification of kin. Carter said an autopsy will attempt to determine the cause of death and answer the...

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ACCIDENT VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The Mohave County sheriff’s office has identified the Dolan Springs man who was killed in a Monday motorcycle accident in his hometown. Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said 59-year-old Marcus Alan Dansker was dead at the scene of the 5:36 a.m. crash on Pierce Ferry Road. A 15-year-old female passenger was flown to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment of fractures and abrasions. Carter said speed was a factor of investigtive focus in trying to determine how Dansker failed to negotiate a curve before the accident. Neither Dansker, nor the teen were wearing...

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CHURCH ARSONIST UNFIT FOR TRIAL

His mental health issues prevent prosecution of a transient who torched two churches in Dolan Springs last September. Authorities said James Earl Johnson, 78, resorted to arson as revenge after being asked to leave both churches. The Mt. Tipton Church on El Dorado Drive was heavily damaged while the Baptist Church on Pierce Ferry Road was destroyed. Arrest paperwork indicated that Johnson told others that “hell fire and damnation is going to spit down” hours before the churches were set ablaze. One witness said Johnson took a rock from one of the churches claiming it to be his “trophy”....

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COUNTY SIGN CAMPAIGN

Mohave County Public Works, through its Traffic Control Division, is fabricating and installing milepost signing along several unsurfaced roads countywide in an effort to provide new and important source of driver information.  The signs will indicate the number of miles from/to road terminus and consist of a 12-inch by 24 to 48-inch retroreflective panel with green sheeting with white lettering.     Cumulatively, 556 total milepost signs and posts will be installed on 22 roads in one-mile intervals.  Roads receiving new milepost signage include the following:  ·       Arizona Strip Area: Antelope Valley Road, Craigs Ranch Road, Mt. Dellenbaugh Road, Mt....

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FIRE BOARD TAKES COMMAND

A newly-elected board has assumed local control of the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District (LMRFD). The previous Board was disbanded in early 2013 when the near bankrupt rural fire district was placed in the hands of John Flynn, a special administrator who helped nurse the district back to fiscal solvency.    Flynn has relinquished administrative responsibility to the new board, whose five members were elected May 17. During the June 1 organizational meeting of the new board, Steve Berg was selected as Chairman while David Anthony will serve as Clerk.    Tony DeMaio continues serving as Fire Chief and...

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