Category: Arizona

BLM NEEDLES FIELD OFFICE CELEBRATES NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Needles Field Office, is celebrating National Public Lands Day on October 18th 2014 at the Five Mile exit off Interstate Hwy 40, Route 66 rest stop.  Officials are asking for volunteers to help improve and clean-up the area around the rest stop.  BLM staff will also be offering “Discover the Desert” opportunities that will include finding places with a GPS unit, learning about the plants and animals that are native to the area, as well as other opportunities the desert has to offer. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Route 66 rest stop at 8:30 a.m. for registration. Lunch will be provided at 12:00 p.m. for those who participate. Come and bring your family for a day of learning and fun while helping improve the desert landscape.  Please call and let us know you are coming so we can get a count for supplies and lunch at 760-326-7000.  Looking forward to seeing you there!!!   Contributed by:  Darlene Hiltner...

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Bullhead City Council Meeting

The city’s premiere event drew 100,000 visitors but garnered a small profit as reported during Tuesday’s city council meeting. The 2014 River Regatta financial report revealed a 3.87 percent profit according to Toby Cotter, city manager. The event brought in approximately $1.09 million. About $1.05 million was spent, leaving the city with a gain of $42,336. Profits from the event will go towards Rotary Park, according to Mayor Jack Hakim. Cotter cited three major expenditures that are typical of the event’s expenses. Bullhead City personnel costs were approximately $227,871. “This is the city paying its employees to do the job of the Regatta,” Cotter said. “This is the largest expense.” Hakim clarified that city employees’ work was not affected. “The Regatta did not prevent them from doing the job they were hired for,” Hakim said. Security and transportation were the second and third largest expenses, according to Cotter. Hakim explained the dynamics of this type of event. “There has been so much negativity about losing money,” Hakim said. “It takes time to create an event that will eventually sustain itself. This is our signature event. It has put our city on the map and we’re recognized in 32 states.” The manager’s report showed an increase in building permits for the city. There were 15 building permits for new single family homes, according to Cotter. “This shows we’re open for...

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SEX OFFENDER SENTENCED

A mix of prison and probation is the punishment for a man who engaged in sexual activity with his girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter in Bullhead City. A complaint from the victim’s grandmother triggered a Bullhead City police investigation in June. Michael Anthony Sifuentes, 25, was arrested for multiple sex offenses on June 20. He pled guilty to sexual conduct with a minor and attempted child molestation charges during an August 26th change of plea hearing before Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steve Conn. Judge Conn ordered a 13 year prison term during an October 6 hearing. Sifuentes will serve lifetime probation upon his release from...

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Mohave County Elections Update

Mohave County Voters! Early Ballots go out in the mail tomorrow!  If you plan to mail back your ballot, mail it early so that it will be delivered to Voter Registration before 7 p.m. Election Day, November 4.  Don’t want to mail your early ballot back in?  After voting your ballot, sealing, and signing the affidavit envelope, drop it off at any Early Voting site or, on Election Day, at any poll site.  An Early Voter can now check to see if their ballot was received by Voter Registration by going to “Search Your Early Ballot” at the following link:    https://voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/Home.do      Give the mail a few days to deliver your ballot!  If you don’t receive your ballot by October 20th, call Voter Registration (928-753-0767) for a replacement....

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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT/CRIMINAL DAMAGE – KINGMAN

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report at the Mohave County Jail Tuesday (10/7) evening regarding an assault on a Detention Officer by an inmate.  Approximately 9:46 p.m., deputies contacted the victim, a Detention Officer.  The DO said that she was speaking with an inmate in her cell when the inmate spit on her and the inmate grabbed her uniform strap and ripped it off her uniform.  The DO further said that during a brief struggle, she blocked the inmates punch, but the inmate scratched her neck.  Deputies observed scratch marks on the Detention Officer’s neck.  Deputies contacted inmate Tiffany Lynn Humphrey, 29, a transient.  Humphrey was charged with aggravated assault on detention officer, felony, and criminal damage,...

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