Category: Willow Beach

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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Hiking Trail Closures Imminent

After seeking input from the public, Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails will close May 15 through Sept. 30 annually. Park management implemented temporary emergency closures on these two trails in the summers of 2014 and 2015 after public safety incidents significantly increased. In 2013, there were 17 incidents, which resulted in one fatality, 31 patients and five medical transports. In the first seven months of 2014, there were 37 incidents, resulting in three fatalities, 35 patients and 13 medical transports. Park management added signs to discourage summer hiking, but the signs did not have the desired effect. People continued to hike the trails, endangering their lives and the lives of other visitors and rescue crews. During the 30-day public comment period, 13 people provided opinions about the proposed closure. Three were opposed to the closure;four supported the closure and six had mixed opinions. Those with mixed opinions identified themselves as hikers who said they understand the dangers of hiking in the heat, but acknowledged that they see inexperienced people along the trails.    Goldstrike Canyon is a strenuous hike, requiring bouldering and climbing. It leads to Goldstrike and Nevada hot springs and the Colorado River. The area known as White Rock Canyon has multiple trails leading to the Arizona Hot Spring, Liberty Bell Arch and the Colorado River. During the closure period, visitors may still access the...

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Successful Park Celebration

    Hundreds of thousands of people helped Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument celebrate National Park Week April 16-24. The parks held traditional events along with a few out-of-the-box virtual experiences in order to reach such a wide and diverse audience. “During the centennial celebration, we are using tried and true methods to connect with the next generation, but we’re also looking for innovative ways to connect with millennials, in an effort to inspire new visitors to discover our parks,” said Lake Mead Superintendent Lizette Richardson. “During National Park Week, we tested these groundbreaking methods and were successful in reaching hundreds of thousands of people.” Pacific West Regional Director Laura Joss kicked off the week in Southern Nevada April 16 by attending a cleanup at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and a National Junior Ranger Day event at Lake Mead. At Tule Springs, the new park recruited eighty volunteers, including Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross, who donated 240 hours to fill a 40-yard roll-off will debris. At Lake Mead, around 500 people stopped by the visitor center during Junior Ranger Day, and Joss swore in more than 50 Centennial Junior Rangers. “Being a ranger is special,” Joss told the crowd. “We have a very important mission to preserve natural resources … and cultural resources … so that hundreds of...

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Region’s new Deputy Regional Director

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Regional Director Terry Fulp announced the selection of Jacklynn L. Gould (Jaci) as the Region’s new Deputy Regional Director. Gould began working in the Boulder City headquarters on March 1, 2016.  “I’m pleased that Jaci is joining our Regional Office leadership team here in Boulder City,” said Director Fulp. “Jaci has a proven track record of successful partnerships and management of complex programs that will benefit the Region’s stakeholders and employees as a part of our leadership team.”  Gould will provide oversight for Regional programs such as the Lower Colorado Dams Area Office...

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