Arizona Department of Transportation maintenance crews are continuing pavement repairs along northern Arizona highways after winter storms. Crews this week will lay asphalt over existing pavement to smooth sections of Interstate 40 at milepost 156 westbound and continue this work between mileposts 169 and 172 eastbound, about 10 miles east of Williams. Patch work and asphalt overlays also will continue on State Route 89A in Oak Creek Canyon. Potholes can pop up quickly when moisture seeps into and below asphalt, which in northern Arizona can be stressed by the combination of freezing overnight temperatures and daytime...Read More
Posted by Butch Meriwether | Mar 7, 2016 | Arizona, Arizona Strip, Bullhead City, Chloride, Desert Hills, Dolan Springs, Fort Mohave, Golden Valley, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Meadview, Mohave County, Mohave Valley, Oatman, Peach Springs, Seligman, Topock, White Hills, Willow Beach, Yucca | 0 |
By Butch Meriwether After the age 50, many of us can’t see as well as we use to. The thought of having to wear bifocal or even trifocal prescription eyeglasses for reading, medium and long distances, and/or the clouding of vision, can be frustrating to all of us. It is a medically proven fact that we all have to live with it sooner than later and many of us are likely to hear our optometrist say those life-changing and troubling words, “You have cataracts.” No, cataracts are not some exotic virus or condition contracted while trekking through the jungles of South America in search of adventure. It is plain and simple; cataracts occur when the lens of the eye clouds and affects vision. Most cataracts are related to the aging process and are very common in older people. It is conservatively estimated that by age 80, more than half of all Americans either have cataracts or have had cataract surgery. It is furthermore estimated that more than 50 million people will suffer from cataracts by the year 2050, but cataracts are not the end of the world as “as we see it.” I know many wonder what exactly causes fogging of the lens and is commonly referred to as cataracts. What it boils down to is the lens lies behind the iris and the pupil that works basically like a...Read More
Posted by Butch Meriwether | Mar 6, 2016 | Arizona, Bullhead City, Chloride, Desert Hills, Dolan Springs, Fort Mohave, Golden Valley, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Meadview, Mohave County, Mohave Valley, Oatman, Peach Springs, Seligman, Temple Bar, Topock, White Hills, Willow Beach, Yucca | 0 |
By Butch Meriwether There is a group of dedicated individuals who, unlike many of their counterparts, donate their time and efforts to help make Mohave County a better place to live, and also provide residents with a venue to present their views and requests in regard to the county’s roadway system. Many of the county’s residents have never heard of the Mohave County Transportation Commission, but those who serve on it provide a viable service to community. The Transportation Commission was established in 1997 through the efforts of Mohave County Board of Supervisors (BOS) District 3 Buster Johnson and...Read More
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to assist with spotlighting efforts to help document the population of endangered black-footed ferrets in Aubrey Valley near Seligman. As part of the recovery effort, the department has scheduled two spring spotlighting projects – March 24-26 and April 21-24. The spotlighting method involves using high-powered lights to locate and identify black-footed ferrets. Their eyeshine is reflected by the spotlight and helps surveyors with identifying and locating these elusive, nocturnal carnivores. “Volunteers play a vital role,” said Jeff Pebworth, terrestrial wildlife program manager for the department’s regional office in Kingman....Read More
Posted by Jessi | Jan 6, 2016 | Bullhead City, Dolan Springs, Fort Mohave, Golden Valley, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Mohave County, Mohave Valley, Oatman, Parker, Quartzsite, Seligman, Topock, Weather, Yucca | 0 |
With showers moving through portions of the valley overnight, roadways are wet this morning. Be sure to use caution on your commute! More rain and mountain snow is expected later today and again...Read More
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