Category: Oatman

BRIDGE FUNDING SECURED

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...

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ANGIUS ALONE IS UNOPPOSED

Hildy Angius is the only Mohave County Supervisor who is running unopposed in the current election cycle. The District 2 republican is the only incumbent who drew no challengers by the June 1 nominating petition filing deadline. A total of 16 others are running for supervisor in the county’s four other districts. Buster Johnson, the most tenured member of the current board, will face Gary Kellogg, Martin Brown and George Schnittgrund in the republican primary in August. The winner would face former republican Cassandra Mooneyham who advances to the November general election as the only Independent contender in District...

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Local Election Notes

Mohave County voters approved both statewide ballot measures in Tuesday’s special election. Results are unofficial pending ongoing vote processing and the election canvas. Tabulation of nearly 27,000 votes reveals county voters favoring passage of proposition 123 (14,960-11,778). Prop 124 is passing in Mohave County (16,610-9,785). Unofficial results place three men and two women on the new board of the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District: Steve Berg                       228 David Anthony                 223 Eric Terrill                        215 Charlotte Kiffer                213 Debora Cass                  ...

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Wild Horse and Burro Numbers

The Bureau of Land Management has announced that as of March 1, 2016, more than 67,000 wild horses and burros are roaming Western public rangelands – a 15 percent increase over the estimated 2015 population.     The updated numbers show more than twice the number of horses on the range than is recommended under BLM land use plans. It is also two and a half times the number of horses and burros that were estimated to be in existence when the Wild and Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act was passed in 1971.     To help address the problem, BLM is seeking legislative authority for additional initiatives.    “Over the past seven years we have doubled the amount of funding used for managing our nation’s wild horses and burros,” said BLM Director Neil Kornze. “Despite this, major shifts in the adoption market and the absence of a long-term fertility control drug have driven population levels higher. A number of program reforms are underway, but assistance is needed from our local, state, and federal partners.”     While herds of wild horses consistently double in size every four years, there has also been a dramatic decrease in adoptions in recent years. In the early 2000s, nearly 8,000 horses were being placed with private adopters each year.  Due to a number of economic factors, that number is now down to roughly 2,500 animals each year,...

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Early Voting begins tomorrow!

Early Voting begins tomorrow!  Here are a list of the Early Voting locations, addresses, days, & times:   3 Early Voting Locations: 1.  Mohave County Library     1770 N McCulloch Blvd, Room A     Lake Havasu City, AZ  Hours of Operation for May 17 Election:         April 20 – April 29  (Monday thru Friday)         9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                May 2 – May 13   (Monday thru Friday)         9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  2.  Mohave County Library      1170...

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