Category: Mohave County

WATER TRAIL DESIGNATED

A scenic stretch of the Colorado River below Hoover Dam has been added to the National Water Trails System. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis designated the Black Canyon Water Trail as part of the system that includes 14 other water trails earlier this summer.   The Black Canyon Water Trail is located along a remote portion of the Colorado River within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The trail starts at the base of Hoover dam and meanders 30 miles through Black Canyon, ending at the historic mining area known as Eldorado Canyon on Lake Mohave.  The Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail in Washington State and the Black Canyon Trail in Nevada and Arizona are added to the system by virtue of the federal designation. “These trails provide an opportunity for families to get outside and explore some of our nation’s most beautiful waterways, and by highlighting them as part of the National Water Trails System, more visitors will have the opportunity to visit and add value to their local economies,” Director Jarvis said, in a news release. “The National Water Trails System highlights the best of our nation’s water trails that encourage recreation and stewardship.”  The news release stated that the Black Canyon Trail provides unique paddling and rafting opportunities from flowing hot springs in some of the side canyons,...

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REGISTERING BUT NOT VOTING:  ARIZONA VOTERS SEND MIXED MESSAGE

With National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23, O’Connor House is encouraged, but not satisfied with Arizona voter registration and turnout statistics.  While there is a 3 percent increase in voter registration since July 2013, only 27.2 percent of eligible voters turned in a ballot for the Aug. 26 primary. This does not bode well for the coming Nov. 4th General Election if voters are unenthusiastic to cast their ballots. According to a study by the Center for the Study of the American Electorate, voter turnout among the 25 states that held primaries is down 18 percent from the 2010 election. Through the O’Connor HouseGreat Voter Challenge, eligible Arizonans are being asked to register, become informed and exercise their right to vote on November 4th. The Great Voter Challenge was launched by O’Connor House on Sept. 23, 2013, to address the low voter turnout in the 2012 General Election which placed Arizona 45th in the nation.  The Great Voter Challenge, using voter registration from the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, set a target to increase voter registration 10 percent per county by the upcoming Nov. 4th General Election. “While Arizona has seen steady voter registration growth over the past several years, we always see room for improvement,” said Secretary of State Ken Bennett. “We’re glad the O’Connor House is continuing their effort to help increase registration and look forward...

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MOHAVE ELECTRIC WASHINGTON D.C. YOUTH TOUR APPLICATIONS DUE

Mohave Electric Cooperative reminds high school juniors, the application deadline for the Washington, D.C. Youth Tour competition is Friday, September 26th. Mohave is once again sponsoring a program to select two high school juniors to participate in the week-long trip to our nation’s Capitol June 11-18, 2015. This year marks the 23rd year that Mohave has offered this once in a lifetime experience for two students, whose parents or guardians are members of Mohave Electric. National Rural Electric Cooperative Washington, D.C. Youth Tour is an opportunity for students to join hundreds of students from across the country, to see highlights of our national history and experience first-hand what it is like to be involved in government and today’s social issues. The students travel with other Arizona students to visit historical sites such as the World War II, Vietnam, Iwo Jima and Korean War memorials where they experience the impact of the loss of soldiers that gave their lives to maintain our freedom. They step into history as they journey through Mount Vernon, the Holocaust Museum and explore the world through avenues such as the Smithsonian museums and National Cathedral. They tour the Capitol Building where they learn more about our nation’s leaders and the workings of our government. Applications are available at Mohave High School, River Valley High School, Mohave Accelerated Learning Center, Mohave Electric’s Member Service Office at...

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SEX OFFENSE/KIDNAPPING – MOHAVE VALLEY          

 Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Miguel Alberto Coronado, 43, of Needles, CA, Saturday (9/20) evening for attempted molestation of a child, kidnapping, aggravated assault on a minor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with threatening/intimidation, misdemeanor.  At about 7:48 p.m., deputies responded to a 911 call at a residence in the 2000 block of Lone Start Road.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted a 14-year-old male victim.  The victim said that he spent the night at his friend’s house and his friend lives with his Aunt.  The victim further said that his friends Aunt’s boyfriend identified as Coronado was also at the residence.  The victim reported that as he was walking home, Coronado picked him up with the intention to drive him home, but Coronado drove them to the area of Mountain View Road and Lone Start Road where Coronado started to rub his chest and Coronado attempted to rub his private area.  Investigations determined that Coronado physically prevented the victim from leaving the vehicle as he threatened him.  Deputies responded to a residence in the 8700 block of Sycamore Street where Coronado was taken into custody without incident.  During conversations with Coronado, he said that he drove the victim to the victim’s friends’ house. Coronado was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. Coronado has a $200,000 bond, his next court date is 9/30/14 at the Bullhead City...

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WANTED FELON   

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ralph Tyler Sizemore Jr., 34, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Sizemore is wanted for stabling a 41-year-old male victim of Lake Havasu City early Sunday (9/21) morning in the area of the 4000 block of Window Rock.  Sizemore also has two felony warrants for unlawful flight and possession of dangerous drugs for sale. The victim is currently listed in stable condition. Sizemore is a white male, 6’03” at 185 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is considered armed and dangerous.  The public should not approach or contact Sizemore. An ATL (Attempt to Locate) has been issued for Sizemore. Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Sizemore is asked to contact Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 753-0753 or Silent Witness at (928)...

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