Category: Meadview

LAKE MEAD PUMPING STATION CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES

  Facing the worst drought on record in the Colorado River Basin, and as lake levels continue to fall, the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) Board of Directors approved the construction of a low lake level pumping station. The pumping station will allow the SNWA to pump water from Lake Mead from an elevation as low as 875 feet above sea level. Lake Mead water levels have dropped more than 130 feet since the drought began in 2000, and the pumping station will ensure Southern Nevada maintains access to its primary water supplies in Lake Mead. Development of the...

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One Meadview man is charged with the attempted murder of another who was hospitalized for treatment of a gunshot wound. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said that Joseph Edward Thomas, 67, was booked into jail on January 13. Acting sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sandy Edwards said that Thomas and a 70-year-old man were first involved in an altercation at the local VFW. Subsequently, Thomas allegedly fired shots from the roadway, injuring the older man who was inside his home on Sandy Point Drive. Edwards said the victim was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center, then flown to a Las Vegas hospital...

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KIDS FISH FOR FUN AT LAKE MEAD

“I was hoping to catch a fish which I did but I also caught a turtle. I was so excited because they said that was the only turtle ever caught at CAST. Thank you!” said Suzanne. “I had so much fun and I got to go on my first boat ride. It was a neat day,” Donald remarked. “My captain really taught me how to catch the big ones. I’m going fishing again soon with my new pole. Thank you everyone at CAST,” Robert added. “I really liked being on the water. Everyone was so nice and the food...

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ATV FATALITY NEAR MEADVIEW

The Mohave County Sheriff’s office has released the name of a northwest Arizona resident killed in an ATV accident southeast of Meadview on Friday, September 30. Spokeswoman Trish Carter said Gilbert Dunn, 81, Meadview, was dead at the scene of the accident just before 1:00 p.m. Carter said Dunn was ascending about a 70% incline when the front wheels raised and his off road vehicle flipped and rolled down the hill about 100 feet, coming to rest on top of him. She said Dunn was scouting for gold prospecting locations at the time of the accident and that he...

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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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