Category: Lake Havasu City

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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Channel Weed Harvesting to Start This Week

City crews will start the annual underwater weed harvesting program this week in the Channel and along the beach areas of Rotary Park and London Bridge Beach. During warm summer months, underwater weeds grow rapidly in the shallow areas along the channel and beach areas. If left unchecked, these weeds pose an inconvenience to boat propellers, kayaks and paddle boarders. The program requires the use of a large floating weed harvester designed specifically for this purpose. The harvester works at a slow pace cutting the weeds and removing them from the water using a conveyor belt. The weeds are deposited onto the harvester and later transported to a truck for disposal on land.Boaters are cautioned to not get near the harvester and allow it a wide area for operation. The harvester cannot navigate as quickly as a boat and is subject to sideways movement during windy days. City crews expect the harvesting to take approximately one month to complete. For more information, please contact the Lake Havasu City Maintenance Services Division at 855-3377. Submitted by Jerri...

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Nighttime Road Closures

Nighttime (4:00 pm to 6:00 am) road closures will be in effect at the intersection of Palo Verde Boulevard South and Kiowa Boulevard South (Lake Havasu High School), Tuesday and Thursday (July 22 and July 24), for milling and paving work. During daytime hours on Wednesday, July 23, traffic will be slowed through the intersection. Motorists are encouraged to utilize alternative routes, including Acoma Boulevard and upper Kiowa Boulevard South. Upon completion of the paving work, crews will place new striping and signage to facilitate the activation of the traffic signal by the start of school, August 4, 2014. Thank you for your assistance and as always, please exercise caution when driving through any construction area. To view a pdf map of alternate routes around the affected area, please visit the Lake Havasu City website at www.lhcaz.gov and click on Operations, Maintenance Services, Street Projects. For more information contact the Maintenance Services Division at (928) 855-3377.   Submitted by Jerri...

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Lake Havasu City Inmate Worker Program

In November of 2013, a six-month trial period of the Lake Havasu City Inmate Worker Program was initiated by Judge Mitchell Kalauli with the Lake Havasu City Consolidated Courts and Chief Dan Doyle of the Lake Havasu City Police Department. Judge Kalauli and Chief Doyle felt that individuals whose actions brought them into the criminal justice system should have an opportunity to pay back the community. The Inmate Worker Program is a voluntary program for those low level offenders incarcerated in the Lake Havasu City Jail to participate in general work projects in a supervised capacity that will benefit both the City and the inmate.  As part of the program, inmates are scheduled for various jobs ranging from in-house cleaning and janitorial work to outside details around the city.  All work is strictly limited to City projects due to judiciary rules. How does this program help Lake Havasu City and the taxpayers?  As with any city, there is always work that needs to be done to maintain the infrastructure to include cleaning the parks, checking and cleaning the washes from debris and other hazards, and maintenance on  buildings and grounds. During the six-month trial period, participants provided over 6000 hours of labor to the City which equates to savings for the city taxpayers. Lake Havasu City taxpayers are not the only winners with the implementation of this program. Individuals sentenced...

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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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