Category: Mohave Valley

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES MAY EXPLAIN DOG KILLING

An animal cruelty charge is pending against a distraught Mohave Valley man who allegedly stabbed his dog to death. Mohave County sheriff’s deputies responded Monday afternoon, November 14, for a welfare check on a possibly suicidal subject at a home in the 4300 block of Pima Drive. Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said Thomas Olroyd, 47, told arriving deputies that he was hearing voices and there were demons on his roof. “He said that he didn’t want to, but he killed his dog by stabbing him,” Carter said. Carter said a dead dog was located and removed from the back...

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PARTIAL GENERAL ELECTION UPDATE

Close balloting is evident in the budget override proposed for the Mohave Valley Elementary school district. The question is currently passing by a 32-vote margin (3,696-3,664). The proposed bond issue for the Colorado River Union High School District is passing by 70 votes (9,734-9664). County elections director Allen Tempert said there are at least 4,100 more ballots to be processed and added to the final unofficial general election...

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COLORADO RIVER COMMUNITY ELECTION ROUNDUP

   Colorado River Union High School District voters have narrowly defeated a proposed bond issue (8,999-8,932). Winning school board seats were Kerry Burgess and Donna Williamson. Mohave Valley Elementary School District voters narrowly rejected a proposed budget override (3,415-3,345). Tommy Queen, Pete Van Rooy and Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi claim seats on the Ft. Mohave Mesa Fire District Board. Cynthia Christy, Jason Evans and Daniel Meister have been elected to serve the Mohave Valley Fire District board. Randy Osborn, Bill McCarter and Gary Juneau win seats on the Golden Valley Fire District...

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COMMISSION POSITIONS AVAILABLE; APPLICATIONS WELCOME

  The City of Bullhead City has Commission seats available for citizens who are interested in getting involved and serving on a city board or commission. The City Clerk’s Office is currently accepting applications from citizens interested in volunteering for the following positions: The Water Resources Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the City Council regarding water related issues such as water acquisition or distribution. One seat is available for a partial term effective upon Council approval through June 30, 2017. The Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals of actions taken by the Zoning Administrator and meets on an...

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MAN DIES IN MOBILE HOME BLAZE

An elderly man was killed when fire destroyed a single wide mobile home in Bullhead City early Tuesday. Fire Department Battalion Chief Craig Stephenson said crews responded at 1:00 a.m. to the blaze in the 200 block of Santa Cruz Avenue. Stephenson said the residence was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. After putting out the fire, personnel located the body of the victim in a back bathroom of the home. The victim’s name is withheld pending notification of  kin. No other injuries were reported. Cause of the fire is under...

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