Category: Mohave Valley

TEENAGER SHOOTS SELF—PRIVATE PART WOUNDED

   A Bullhead City teenager was flown to Sunrise Medical Center for treatment after accidentally shooting himself in the penis early Monday. Mohave County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Trish Carter said the accidental shooting occurred while the 19-year-old man was driving along Highway 95 at 12:24 a.m. Carter said it is not known why the teen grabbed his firearm while driving and that the gun was unsecured in the front of his pants when it discharged. She said the victim drove himself to a local hospital before he was flown to Las Vegas. The incident remains under...

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FIRE CHIEF INDICTED

  The interim chief and two governing board members of the politically volatile Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District have been indicted by a Mohave County Grand Jury. Chief Wayne Eder, board member Victor Riccardi and board clerk Sue Wilkin are each charged with misuse of public monies and conflict of interest, felony criminal offenses. Though the indictments were handed down Thursday, Riccardi and Wilkin were served copies of the paperwork and a court summons on Friday, June 30. Eder was served Monday, July 3. All three defendants  have been directed to appear for arraignment in Mohave County Superior Court...

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BITE FIGHT CONTINUES

  Mosquito surveillance conducted this week by the Mohave County Environmental Health Division (MCEHD) revealed several locations that met the protocol to conduct fogging. The MCEHD uses the CDC’s recommended matrix as a guide of when to fog. FOGGING: Adult mosquito control application will begin on Friday evening June 30th, around 8:00 pm, weather permitting. Baron Pest Control was awarded the contract to provide larvicide and fogging services within Mohave County and will be conducting the ground fogging application. Areas in Mohave Valley to fog include: · Quail Run Development, the business and residential area on the SE corner...

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EPCOR CONSOLIDATION APPROVED

After lengthy consideration and intense public comment, the Arizona Corporation Commission approved a rate application for EPCOR Water Company, in a vote of 4 to 1, which includes the full consolidation of EPCOR’s five wastewater systems.   EPCOR’s Agua Fria, Anthem, and Mohave wastewater customers will all see a decrease in their bills while its other two systems, Sun City and Sun City West, will see modest increases over the next five years as the new rates are phased in.  The application passed with amendments that minimized the rate impacts to customers.  An amendment by Commissioner Boyd Dunn modified the...

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BOARD CHAIRMAN DISPARAGES FIRE CHIEF FINALIST

Chairman Patti Lewis disparaged one of the applicant finalists for the fire chief’s position during the June 15 meeting of the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District (NACFD) governing board meeting. Lewis’ awkward remark referenced interviews with one of the finalists for the job. “We’ll see if we can get the alcoholic in here,” Lewis said. She declined comment as a reporter attempted to ask her to clarify which candidate she referenced. “I ain’t talking to you,” she told the reporter. “The last time I did it got me in trouble.” Lewis was mistaken because it was another reporter with...

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