Category: Mohave County

BBB Warns About Ebola Scams and Schemes

 Better Business Bureau  (BBB) is warning consumers about a variety of Ebola-related scams and problematic fundraisers that have emerged. BBB Wise Giving Alliance  is working with BBB Serving Dallas and Northeast Texas (where the first victim died and two nurses became infected), BBB Serving Greater Cleveland (where one of the nurses traveled before getting sick), and several other local BBBs to investigate some of the Ebola-related efforts. A fundraising page on GoFundMe  was created on Wednesday to raise donations for Amber Joy Vinson, the nurse who traveled from Dallas to Cleveland and is being treated for Ebola in Atlanta. The site may have been the work of a well-intentioned individual, but members of Vinson’s family tell BBB they did not authorize the effort. Although the page shut down, there are more than 100 GoFundMe pages raising money for various Ebola campaigns. Several BBBs have also reported phone solicitations from an organization supposedly raising money to help with Ebola. When pressed, the caller says he is from a famous charity’s chapter in Bronx, New York. BBB Metro New York confirmed that no such branch exists and that the solicitation is likely a scam. BBB warns donors to research any charitable effort – especially those that surface following an event that gains media attention.   Check out charities at give.org , the charity-reporting arm of BBB. Confirm it is a charity. Charitable organizations...

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Mohave County Voters!

Public logic and accuracy testing on the optical scan voting equipment and on the central tabulation equipment will be held on Tuesday, October 21, at 9 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m.  The testing will be held in the Mohave County Elections Dept. on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building, at 700 W Beale, Kingman AZ.  The AZ Secretary of State’s staff will be testing the equipment at 2:00 p.m. and they always appreciate interested citizens coming to take part.  Come and observe these tests and help verify the accuracy of our Mohave County election...

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Road Conditions

In the Arizona Strip area, the blade will be active on Mud Mountain Rd. In the Meadview area, the crews will be finishing road repairs from the summer monsoons. The blade will be active on Glen Rd. between Pierce Ferry Rd and Sandy Point Dr. In the Chloride/Dolan Springs area, the blade will be active on 3 rd Street between Calico Dr. and Canyon Dr. The blade will also be working on 7  th Street between Pierce Ferry Rd. and Inglewood Dr. As time allows, edge of pavement repairs will take place throughout the area. In the Kingman area, millings will be put down on Bruce Dr. Road repairs will be taking place on Hualapai Mountain Rd. at MP 5. In the Golden Valley area, the blade will be active in the following areas: S/E: Aquarius Dr. between Oatman Highway and Centennial Rd. S/W: Shinarump Dr. between Laguna Rd. and Aztec Rd. N/E: Bacobi Rd. between Burro Dr. and Chino Dr. N/W: Todlito Dr. between Estrella Rd. and Egar Rd. In the Mohave Valley area, the crews will be patching potholes in the area throughout the week. The crews will be trimming trees for Line of Site in the Topock Ranchos Subdivision. Pick up Broom will be active in the Desert Lakes and Sun Valley areas. Near Yucca, the blade will be active on Butch Cassidy Rd. In the Lake Havasu City area, the crews will be sweeping Horizon 6. In...

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Polka Music Sunday Concert

An authentic German polka band will perform Sunday in downtown Kingman. It’s the latest act in the “Sounds of Kingman” entertainment series. Set in the lush park surrounded by trees, the “Polka Katzen” concert is scheduled from 2:00 to 4:00...

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Mohave County’s First Same Sex Marriage

In the month of their fifth anniversary Lake Havasu City residents Kelly Meister and partner Kim Manson are the first same sex couple to be issued a marriage license in Mohave County. They were among same sex couples picking up licenses all over the state on Friday, the same day that a federal judge had struck down Arizona’s gay marriage prohibition. Meister, 48, said she and Manson, 51, met online in 2009 before she moved from Tucson to Lake Havasu City. They founded the community’s LGBT Association the next year. The retired Marine said she had a high level top secret clearance status before she was medically discharged, and that she had to be extremely secretive and protective of her sexuality during the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” era. “You know, being a Marine I’ve always felt that I’ve fought for these rights, for everybody, and by God I should have these same rights that my siblings have, of marriage and everything else,” Meister said. She said a legal marriage will allow them to make decisions involving one another and their property when necessary, but won’t much change their lives otherwise. While exhilarated and liberated to be issued their marriage license, some paranoia persists. “When we were walking out of the courthouse I grabbed her to kiss her and there was a guy standing behind us and she (Kim) said...

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