Captain Dean McKie, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, had a special engagement in Oatman on December 14th. Captain McKie was greeted by the “Oatman Outlaws” with a generous donation. For the past 15 years, the “Oatman Outlaws” have made donations for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Christmas programs. The Oatman Outlaws earn donations throughout the year from the public by staging an exciting gunfight show at high noon and 2:15 each day in the historic mining town of Oatman on Route 66. This gunfight show can be quite loud, but what’s a gunfight show without shots fired? The group, headed...Read More
The Fire Chief of the historic mining town of Oatman scuffled with a former firefighter at the scene of a fire over the weekend. The Mohave County sheriff’s office reported the incident occurred while personnel were putting out a vehicle fire at the south end of town on Sunday afternoon. The Sheriff’s office said Fire Chief Rick Leivas told deputies that former firefighter Jonathan Blake stepped onto a fire truck and started to manipulate the pressure settings and other functions. “The Fire Chief reported that he and Blake started to scuffle with one another after he asked Blake...Read More
The Historic Mining town of Oatman offers good ole fashioned family fun once again this Independence Day. A couple dozen or more people are expected to compete in the annual 4th of July sidewalk egg frying contest. Medals and prizes will be distributed to top finishers. The egg fry begins at high noon...Read More
(OATMAN HIGHWAY AT SACRAMENTO WASH) A monsoon season storm roared through the region overnight Thursday resulting in the closure of seven Mohave County arterials across western Golden Valley attributed to strong Sacramento Wash flows. Such flows continued to Topock where the Sacramento Wash outlets, bringing closure of the Oatman Highway. County Public Works Director Steve Latoski said crews worked until 11:00 p.m. Thursday and reengaged at 5:00 a.m. Friday Their efforts facilitated opening of a subset of the closed western Golden Valley roads before 9:00 a.m. “In general, the storm impacts rendered significant sediment deposit demanding...Read More
The Mohave County Public Work’s Department received the final go ahead from the Federal Highway Administration that they would be authorizing the final portion of a $1,970,000 federal grant for construction of the Oatman Highway Bridge Project. “Mohave County is one of just 61 other municipalities around the nation to have secured federal funding under the federal Accelerated Innovative Deployment Grant,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated. A condition of the grant requires the County, in cooperation with the Arizona Department of Transportation which is administering the project on behalf of the County, to complete project design and environmental clearances within...Read More
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