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Lake Havasu City police chief counting down toward retirement
Lake Havasu City Police Chief Dan Doyle has started the countdown for his retirement. However, that date could still be up to five years away.An application for Dan Doyle to enter a Deferred Retirement Option Plan with the Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System was approved by the local p
Details emerge in McDonald's parking lot slaying: Suspect faces first-degree murder, held on $2M bond
Pictured booked at the La Paz County Jail in neighboring Parker, Arizona, 49-year-old local Troy Elliot Washington is currently facing a felony first degree murder with malice charge in relation to the July 27 death of Diane Washington in the Blythe McDonald’s parking lot.
Charles Kotan: Lake Havasu City needs change in leadership
The existing City Council needs radical change. As I poured over the July 19 Havasu News Local Election Guide, I was struck by the “me too” statements by some incumbent council members, and mayoral candidate Sheehy. Unbelievable - “everything is great, we’re doing a great job”. I disagree, and belie
Havasu ranked among cities with low economic inflation
Lake Havasu City ranks among 40 communities throughout the U.S. that have seen the least amount of inflation since 2007, according to a study released this week.Financial advisory company SmartAsset founded its research on documentation from research agencies including the Council for Community and
Fundraiser for family of fallen DPS Trooper
In published reports, DPS Col. Frank Milstead said Edenhofer completed the DPS Academy in May and was an officer-in-training. He was scheduled to complete his training that week. At the Aug. 11 dinner, La Paz County Sheriff’s Capt. Curt Bagby said it was planned that Edenhofer would be assigned to t
Suspected abductor of 1-year-old Havasu girl faces multiple felony charges
Lake Havasu City Police detectives are still attempting to ascertain a motive for the abduction of 1-year-old Joanne Mclaskey, who was taken from her parents’ home by a Havasu man this past weekend.Patrick Colley, 55, was arrested Aug. 11 on charges of kidnapping, theft of a means of transportation
Our Views: No, the press is not the enemy of the people
There are a lot of things to dislike about the so-called “mainstream media.” But for all of its flaws, the American press fulfills an essential role in our society, holding government of all levels accountable when nobody else will.President Trump and his followers do a disservice to the idea of a f
Public defender contract vote delayed amid questions
An agenda item that would have granted a contract for public defender services to a Kingman-based law firm was tabled by the Lake Havasu City Council due to lingering questions about how the selection was made.The item that went before the City Council Tuesday called for a five-year professional ser
Mohave County Search and Rescue could receive ambulance
The Mohave County Board of Supervisors will decide this month whether to approve the donation of a former ambulance to the county’s Search and Rescue program.According to Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Anita Mortensen, the ambulance was purchased by a Lake Havasu City memb
Busy year for Mariah Sharpe, Miss Indian Arizona 2017-18.
“I’ve been attending local pageants, conferences, parades and town events,” she said. “I’ve also been volunteering at the Mo Chem Ho Na Senior Center in the summer when I’m off.”
MCC physical therapy assistant students see success on exam
BULLHEAD CITY — The success of Mohave Community College students at passing the National Physical Therapy Examination is no accident, program officials said.Actions taken by faculty at MCC have led to the third consecutive year in which every student in the physical therapist assistant program passe
AMBER ALERT CANCELED: One-year-old girl safe
The suspect, 55-year-old Patrick Colley, is described as 6'2, 155 lbs with grey hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt, and shorts with red bandanas hanging from both sides.
Arizona students perform poorly on AzMerit testing
Every year, Arizona students in grades 3 through 11 take the AzMerit statewide standardized test. A passing score on AzMerit isn’t a requirement for graduating or progressing to the next grade level – which is the only good news for Lake Havasu City youth this year.This year, about 41 percent of Ari
Shutdown of Parker water system planned for early Aug. 15
The Town of Parker is continuing with repairs and maintenance to its water lines. The town advises that repairs to the water main line on 16thStreet will be taking place in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 15, resulting in water being turned off to all those living in the Town of Parker
George Kroepil: City spending in focus
Editor:I read with interest Mayor Nexsen’s letter and Sunday’s headline story on what will happen if Prop. 409 fails. The mayor’s letter was in response to earlier letters, one was mine, that opposed Prop. 409 as written.
Mayor Mark Nexsen: Prop. 409: Why a $5M permanent base adjustment makes sense
Unlike many other cities in Arizona, we know the ultimate build out of Lake Havasu City. It will be roughly 96,000 residents and will not occur for several decades. Our growth is limited by land and more importantly water. Our current population of 54,000 residents use just over half of our water al
Amber Alert issued for 1-year-old from Lake Havasu City
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — An Amber Alert has been issued after a suspect abducted 1-year-old Joanna McLaskey from Lake Havasu City, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward pushes immigration as central issue
As the Aug. 28 primary election draws near, Kelli Ward is doubling down on her immigration stance.The former Arizona state senator from Lake Havasu City is counting on her hawkish stance translating into votes at the ballot box. Ward is in a three-way battle with GOP contenders Martha McSally, a con
Area assesses storm damage: 75 mph gust reported in Bullhead City
BULLHEAD CITY — Residents got their power back and began assessing the damage Sunday following a vicious monsoon storm that lashed the Tri-state Saturday night.The storm hit a little after 7 p.m. Saturday, first with high winds that kicked up a major dust storm about 20 minutes later. Rain and light
City would have 10 months to make cuts if Prop. 409 fails
Lake Havasu City officials have stated that a no vote on Proposition 409 would result in cuts to city services.What exactly those cuts would be, however, is anyone’s guess.According to City Manager Jess Knudson, if the ballot intuitive is voted down by voters on Aug. 28, the city will have 10 months