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Phoenix man's body recovered from Lake Havasu after two-day search

LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ - The body of a missing man from Phoenix was recovered in Lake Havasu on Tuesday morning.On June 16, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office responded to the north basin of Lake Havasu for a report of a man who jumped from a boat to swim.The man was not wearing a life jacket and went

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-06-19 18:45:50

Groups scramble to add food bank capacity in wake of Interagency’s planned closure

Following the closure of Interagency Council’s food bank Monday, other Lake Havasu City organizations are making plans to fill the need.Due to a recently discovered financial crisis, Interagency Council announced Monday that it closed its food bank and has future plans to cease all operations by the

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-06-20 06:43:00

Interagency closing by end of month

Interagency Council has plans to close by the end of the month.In early May, the nonprofit organization announced it was in the midst of a financial crisis with an approximately $30,000 deficit each month. While the deficit was said to decrease to about $20,000 a month a few weeks later, the agency

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-06-19 06:10:00

Local titleholders raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network

Miss La Paz County Desaray Brault (left) and Miss La Paz County’s Outstanding Teen, Victoria Velarde were on hand to serve customers June 13 at La Piazza Pizza. It was part of a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network, the national charity of the Miss America Organization.Pioneer photo/John Gu

PARKERPIONEER.NET - 2018-06-19 18:15:00

Common ground found on Prop. 409 and Havasu candidate forum

While opinions varied on a range of topics posed to candidates for Lake Havasu City’s mayor and City Council, all were in agreement that Proposition 409 would mean only good things for Havasu.The candidates gathered Tuesday evening at the Lake Havasu Association of Realtors Convention Center for the

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-06-20 06:23:00

Rick Madison takes 3rd in Caliente

Parker-based off-road racer Rick Madison roars down the course of the Knotty Pines 250, which was held June 8-9 in Caliente, Nev. Madison placed third in the event.Courtesy photo

PARKERPIONEER.NET - 2018-06-19 22:01:00

Editorial: BLM needs to hear from off-roaders

If you’re an off-roader in the Parker area, the Bureau of Land Management needs to hear from you. If you’re out of Parker for the summer and reading this online, contact them anyway. They’re working on their Cactus Plain and Bouse Travel Management Plans, which means they’re looking at which off-roa


Our Views: Teacher raises too low? Try life in the private sector

It’s budget season in local governments and talk of employee pay is part of it.There’s been a lot of talk lately. County constables wanted a raise. Top-level city employees got raises. Teachers are set to get raises of about 10 percent along with an apparent bump in Prop. 301 payments to about $5,00

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-06-20 06:12:00

BLM working on two ‘Travel Management Plans’

The Bureau of Land Management wants to hear from off-roaders in the Parker and Bouse areas. They’re developing their Bouse and Cactus Plain Travel Management Plans, and they want to know which trails off-roaders want to remain open and why. The comment period runs through June 29.The plan covers the


Gov. Ducey campaign to swing through Havasu

Gov. Doug Ducey kicked off his re-election campaign Monday that includes a planned stop in Lake Havasu City this Friday.Although the governor has not been in town since his first run for the office four years ago, city leadership said this will be a prime opportunity to showcase the potential the ci

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-06-19 06:21:00

Mohave County supervisors Ok increase in one constable's pay

Only one of Mohave County’s five constables will see an increase to his salary.Mohave County Supervisors voted 3-2 Monday to increase the salary of North Canyon Justice Precinct Constable Michael Hoggard, while leaving salaries for the for other position, including Lake Havasu City’s, untouched.Supe

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-06-19 06:26:00

Our View: Textbooks are putting the ‘rich’ in enrichment

As many college students know, classroom textbooks can be a shock to the wallet. That’s also true at the younger school levels, and Lake Havasu City schools are getting a taste of just how much new textbooks will set taxpayers back. Havasu schools are in the midst of replacing language arts books, t

HAVASU NEWS-HERALD - 2018-06-19 06:48:00

Havasu woman arrested on felony DUI charge

Ashlee D. Cole, 33, was stopped for a civil traffic violation at the 2400 block of Stroke Drive. Officers allegedly saw an open bottle of alcohol in Cole’s cup holder, and Cole appeared to be visibly intoxicated, according to the report. Cole was administered a series of field sobriety tests, during


Milemarkers program to absorb Norona Effect

The Norona Effect and its Travel for Treatment program will be absorbed this month by special needs care provider, Milemarkers Therapy.The Norona Effect was founded in 2015 by Lake Havasu City resident Nicole Norona, with the goal of bringing a pediatric infusion center to Lake Havasu City, to serve


Oil spill shuts down boat ramp overnight

Popular fishing and boating venue Site Six was closed Wednesday evening after boating engine oil was spilled into the water.According to Lake Havasu City Stormwater Specialist Scott Mitchell, the incident was reported at about 5:30 p.m., after an unknown boater drained his or her bilge near Site Six


Local Titleholders to Compete at State Miss Arizona Pageant

Miss La Paz County Desaray Brault (left) and Miss La Paz County’s Oustanding Teen, Victoria Velarde, will be competing at the Miss Arizona Pageant, June 21-23 in Mesa.Courtesy photo


AWC alumni shares experiences as a college student, governing board member

It’s never too late to go to college and earn a degree.When Randy Hartless moved to Parker in 1990, he enrolled at Arizona Western College with no clear plan of what degree he wanted to pursue. He started taking a variety of courses because he had an interest in learning, but it wasn’t until 20 year


Town purchases radar speed signs for Agency Road

The Town of Parker is taking a new approach to cut down speeding on Agency Road. At their June 5 meeting, the Town Council approved the purchase to two solar-powered stationary radar feedback signs to be posted on Agency Road. The signs will be made by AM Signal Inc. at a cost of $9,140.Interim Publ


Havasu among top picks for California ex-pats

Frank Chase said he knew it was time to leave Los Angeles County when a 13-mile trip to the beach took more than 90 minutes. Chase, now a Lake Havasu City resident for one month, says he left California because of urban sprawl, housing prices and higher taxes.“I came here as a kid and remembered jus


Doug Schuster: Sheriff’s Dept. introducing inmate labor program

Remember to always stay hydrated and plan your day according for extended time outdoors. If you plan on recreating in the desert, make sure that you inform your family of friends of the route you plan to take and the time you are expected to return. Be safe and be smart Mohave County!