Category: LIFE

Aquarius Wins “People’s Choice” for Sixth Straight Year in Fiesta Fundraiser

Aquarius Casino Resort is celebrating! Aquarius won the prestigious “People’s Choice” award for the sixth year in a row at the 2014 margarita competition named, “Fiesta 2014,” that took place on Friday, July 11, 2014.  Aquarius also took home the title for best blended margarita, named “Chadberry” after Chad Nance, the Aquarius bartender that created it. Nance was also dubbed “Best Bartender” by Mohave Valley Daily Newspaper’s Readers in 2014. Fiesta 2014 is a fundraiser and competition that benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River. Since 1998, the Fiesta has become a fun, unique and popular way for the nonprofit organization that serves local area youth to raise funds, and for local mixologists to showcase their talent. This year’s event was sold out two weeks before the competition even began. Aquarius raised more than $750 from the money placed in the “ballot box” at the Aquarius booth. They also presented the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River with a check for $10,000. “Fiesta 2014 is all about margaritas for a mission, and we are proud to participate in it every year,” said Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager Sean Hammond. “Our team did incredible, but the real winners of this competition are the kids in the community who benefit from this event.” Each year the competitors can decorate their booths as they please. Aquarius’ theme showcased their 15 “Best...

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Is Your Contractor Covered?

Recent weather events have caused significant propoerty damage all around the tri state area. After storms and other disasters damage property, contractor scam aertists seek to take advanteg of vulnerable populations. These scam artists frequently solicit door to door offering to do work at unbeatable prices with “leftover material” from another job. They often ask for cash payments before beginning the work. This is a reminder that before starting any work, check with the Arizona ROC at   Contributed by: Sarah J., Mohave...

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Solar energy once was considered a feel-good story.  We celebrated every announcement as a victory.  The promise of free non-polluting power was the hook-line. We celebrated a vision of Arizona where a significant amount of clean energy is produced from the power of the sun. We celebrated Calex Homes for a joint-venture with SRP that introduced both solar water heating and photovoltaics into new home construction.  Johnson Ranch Estates in the East Valley and Armory Park del Sol in Tucson were celebrated for integrating aesthetically pleasing solar systems into the roofs of houses. There were feel-good solar stories of houses whose passive solar features (orientation, thermal mass and masonry construction) provided the majority of their heating needs.  Homeowners like the Ekenbergs in Flagstaff, and Warren and Carol Brown near Benson, shared their passive solar success stories. There were stories of solar pioneers that built beyond the power lines and enjoyed every convenience that a “grid-tied” home enjoyed – even tv.  People like Gary and Marti Ross in Tucson, and Gino and Helen Holton in Prescott. There were even legal victories like the Madigans and Speaks families prevailing in court against their Homeowner Association in a decision that ensured the rights of homeowners everywhere to install and use solar systems on their property. We celebrated our utilities as responsible corporate citizens when they rolled out rebate programs.  Even though the...

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