Category: Golden Valley

Plane Crash

MCSO PRESS RELEASE July 20, 2014 Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a plane crash in the Arizona Strip Sunday (7/20) evening.   At about 6:29 p.m., deputies responded to the crash scene located about 150 feet south of the Interstate 15 at mp 14, south of the Gorge.  Upon arrival, deputies confirmed two people did not survive the crash and it appears no other occupants were onboard.  FAA and NTSB have been notified.  NTSB will be onsite on Monday (7/20).    Deputies and Search and Rescue members are securing the scene throughout the night.  More details will be released on Monday (7/20).  The identities of the deceased will be released after identification is made and next of kin have been notified. Submitted by Trish...

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Road Work Week of July 21, 2014

Monsoon season is in full swing and weather can change suddenly, sometimes resulting in sudden or unexpected flooding. Mohave County Public Works urges drivers to be aware of weather conditions and forecasts. In instances where County-maintained roads and streets sustain damage from monsoon weather, road maintenance crews will prioritize the repair, restoration, and cleanup of affected roads over some regularly scheduled maintenance activities.   ROAD MAINTENANCE: In the Arizona Strip, crews will be repair areas of Rouch Road.   In the Meadview area, blades will be active on Gregg’s Hideout Rd.   Off Hwy 93, crews will be repairing westbound White Hills Rd. near MP6. NearDolan Springs, a blade will be on First St. from Ash Dr. to Becky Rd. In the Kingman area, storm cleanup will be focused in the Butler area and in the residential area east of Castle Rock Rd. Additionally, a blade will be active in the Cactus Wren area. Off I-40 east of Kingman, a blade will be working on Blake Ranch Rd. In Valle Vista, crews will be chip sealing Mano Dr. off Morningside Dr., while farther east off Route 66, a blade will be working on Antares Rd.   In Golden Valley, the blades will be active in the areas of: NE – Bacobi / Chino to Burro; NW – Troy / Glen Canyon to Estrella; SE – Redwall / Aztec to...

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Back-to-School Safety  

  It’s that time of year again… congested morning traffic, school busses stopping frequently and kids scattered through crosswalks. It’s back to school and the Bullhead City Police Department would like to start off the new school year safely.  Over the summer, motorists have been used to driving the normal speed limit, but people need to be aware of the change. Children will be excited getting to and from school while using the intersections and crosswalks, so drivers should watch the road carefully for pedestrians and kids on bicycles. Officers will be out enforcing the 15 mile per hour school zone speed limit. Parents should also talk to their children about the rules of the road. Pedestrians walk against traffic and bicyclists ride with the traffic. For safety reasons, it’s important to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle and children should lock up their bikes when they arrive at school. In case children get on the wrong school bus, it’s a good idea to teach them their phone number, address and parents’ names. Parents may also want to practice walking with their children to school or to their bus stop so they are familiar with the route and the safe intersections to cross. Motorists need to be patient when following school busses and remember, vehicles traveling in both directions, must stop for school busses that display flashing lights and an extended...

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Dog Dies in Golden Valley House Fire

GVFD Firefighters made short work of a structure fire, containing the majority of the fire damage to the porch and front room entrance of this Golden Valley home.  The 911 call came in about 10:45 pm for the structure fire from the lone occupant of this home on Canelo Road. Golden Valley Firefighters arrived minutes later and quickly extinguished the fire and began a routine search of the home, and discovered the family pet was in cardiac arrest.  Paramedic / Firefighters attempted CPR to assist with breathing, but the dog succumbed to the smoke inhalation and died at the scene.  The homeowner reportedly tried to rescue the dog, who had recently given birth to five puppies, all who were saved by the homeowner, but she was unable to catch the mother dog and had to retreat due to the heavy smoke. Chief O’Donohue stated it’s never wise to go back into a burning home to rescue an animal, rather call 911 and let the firefighters rescue any animals when they arrive.  Golden Valley Fire Marshal Randy Osborn cited improper disposal of smoking material as the cause of the fire.     PHOTOS (courtesy/GVFD): Firefighter Matt Gore begins the attack on the structure fire Contributed by: VFD Firefighters made short work of a structure fire, containing the majority of the fire damage to the porch and front room entrance of this Golden Valley...

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Semi-Truck Rollover Accident

Golden Valley Firefighters responded to a semi-truck rollover accident Wednesday morning at approximately 2:45 A.M. when an eastbound truck loaded with strawberries drifting into the median and apparently over-correcting to bring it back into the traffic lanes.  Both the driver and the occupant in the sleeper were uninjured in the accident which blocked an entire lane of traffic for several hours.  Fire officials warn drivers who drift onto the shoulder of the road to not over correct, which almost always results in a rollover accident, particularly at highway speeds. Photo/Courtesy: GVFD Contributed by: Karen Christensen...

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