Category: Mohave County

FIREWORKS AT FAIRGROUNDS

The City of Kingman will be contracting with Lantis Productions for the 4th of July community fireworks show. Assistant Fire Chief Keith Eaton provided an update during the June 20 Kingman City Council meeting. Eaton said agreements are in place to return the show to the Mohave County Fairgrounds. He said the $25,000 contract will purchase more than 1,000 shells, some which will be launched as high as 500 feet and will be visible all around...

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HUALAPAI VOLE DELISTED

Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson is applauding a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to delist the Hualapai Mexican Vole from the Endangered Species list.  The Vole was listed as endangered in 1987 and has since made it harder for Mohave County Officials to go forward with economic development on public lands. “The listing was based off of old data from the 1980’s,” Supervisor Johnson stated.  “Back then they believed the Vole was only confined mainly to the Hualapai Mountain area in Kingman.  New scientific research has shown this to be untrue, and many believe the...

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SUSAN BETTS RETIRING

Human Services Director Susan Betts is retiring after more than three decades of service in Bullhead City. City Manager Toby Cotter paid tribute to Betts during the June 6 Council meeting. “After 32 years I think its very appropriate that as a community we thank her for all of her efforts,” Cotter said. He said Betts’ distinguished career is highlighted by a checklist of awards and honors and for bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants. “I don’t know how yo can put a capstone on 32 years of service but it’s been my privilege to work...

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GOSAR FLOATS BISON BILL

  U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar introduced on Thursday the bi-partisan Grand Canyon Bison Management Act, which would allow the use of wildlife management and conservation techniques on the bison population within Grand Canyon National Park. Specifically, the act would require both the U.S. Department of Interior and the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to coordinate on a plan to manage the bison population utilizing volunteer sportsmen holding a valid state-issued hunting license. The volunteers would then be allowed to cull bison and remove the harvested animal from the park. “This bill is a strong step toward ensuring the bison...

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HUCKER LETTER BOMBS FIRE DISTRICT OFFICIALS

The former administrator of the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District has a lot to say in the resignation letter she submitted on June 5. Lynn Hucker complained of a hostile and shady work environment. “I am no longer able, emotionally or physically, to tolerate the existing environment of intimidation, manipulation and dishonesty,” Hucker stated in a three page long exit letter. She took square aim at chairman Patti Lewis and fire district board members Victor Riccardi and Sue Wilkin. “They have bullied and harassed me,” Hucker said. She said comments and actions by the trio clearly revealed that “the...

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