Category: Mohave County

ARIZONA RANGERS TRAINING

  Nine members of Arizona Rangers Mohave Company converged on Kingman Saturday to hone their skills needed to effectively complete their mission if called upon. Mohave Company, headed up by Company Commander Captain Bruce Lemming, practiced weapons retention, unarmed defense against knives and proper handcuffing techniques during the two-hour training held at Centennial Park. There are currently 12 regular members of the Mohave Company, in addition to Penny McLaughlin who is an associate member and serves as the company’s dispatcher. Arizona Rangers were originally created by the Arizona Territorial Legislature in 1901 to deal with the outlaws and banditos...

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STORMS HAMMER LAKE MEAD RECREATION AREA

Tuesday rainstorms hammered the south end of the Lake Mead National Recreation area, resulting in flash flooding and road closures. There were no reports of injuries. “During this string of storms, the park setup an incident command to dispatch personnel to multiple areas where response was needed,” a news release stated. “Lake Mead’s pilot flew over the park to quickly locate washed out roads and areas where visitors were present.” The National Weather Service reported that Willow Beach was deluged with 4.72 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. “The access road was closed around 7:30 a.m. Around 20...

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SHERIFF SCHUSTER’S POSSE

Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster congratulated and swore in Sheriff’s Volunteer Posse members during a July 18 ceremony  in Kingman. The graduates completed a volunteer training academy held at the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Doug Schuster swore in 8 new graduates; Wanda Barwald, Tom Delp, Verne Kannianen, Sally McClure, Chuck Rios, Doug Rich, James Vanhorn and Lee Westrope. Erdean Johnson and Alice Jean Rose were not present to be sworn in. The academy participants underwent a 32 hour class which began with an Introduction and Overview presented by Volunteer Posse Coordinator Randy Barchalk. Upon graduation volunteers begin 40 additional training...

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MCC-GOODWILL PARTNER WITH CAREER CENTERS

Mohave Community College and Goodwill Industries are working together to get students and members of the community trained and in good careers. Goodwill is opening Career Service Centers on the MCC campuses. The centers will help people find careers, get credentials they need and chart out a career course. “This partnership will not only help our students, but the entire community,” said MCC President Dr. Michael Kearns. “Together, MCC and Goodwill can help everyone with these one stop career center shops. It’s a perfect fit for MCC and Goodwill to help our community.” Earning a credential such as a...

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RIP K9 CYRUS

Kingman Police Department K9 Cyrus was put down on July 16 after it was determined that he had the deadly disease brucellosis. Brucellosis is a rare, but deadly disease caused by a bacterium. It occurs worldwide and affects all kinds of dogs, and can also be transmitted from dogs to humans. Cyrus had been having physical problems for the past several months and was not on active duty. After several visits to different veterinarians it was determined that he had the disease. There is no guaranteed cure for this infection in dogs. As the disease is zoonotic (capable of...

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