A welcome monument has been erected at Community Park along the Colorado River in Bullhead City. Chiseled from flagstone, the sign in the shape of the state of Arizona proclaims Bullhead City as “Arizona’s Hottest Destination.”

City manager Toby Cotter credited former Council member Sam Medrano for the monument concept. He said Medrano envisioned placement of the monument by the river would result in residents and visitors snapping “selfies” that would be sent to friends and help promote the community.

Cotter said the monument was completed just before the holiday and that many used it as the backdrop for pictures taken during the 4th of July weekend.