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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.


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.


More than 1700 marijuana plants seized in Vidal and Big River

A 70-year-old Big River man was arrested and more that 1700 marijuana plants were seized the morning of Aug. 8 by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies when they served search warrants on two properties, one in Big River, Calif. and another in Vidal, Calif. They also seized 19 pounds of processed


New heights for planned outdoor bar near Havasu Heights

“We really don’t have any expectations at this point of being that busy, but I think it’s going to do well especially with off-roaders who ride the Peace Trail, which is nearby,” said Chris Blackwell. “Our hope is that people will come and visit the Thirsty Lizard Saloon when it opens.”


Effort underway to revive gold mine

A new attempt is underway to revive the former Copperstone Gold Mine between Parker and Quartzsite. Martin Kostuik, President of Toronto-based Kerr Mines, Inc., told the Pioneer Aug. 2 that they believe this could be a long-term, lasting project for La Paz County. He said they are currently trying t


Big River resident shoots himself, then gets arrested for illegal possession of a firearm

A Big River resident accidentally shot himself and was subsequently arrested for being a felon in illegal possession of a firearm. Allen James King, 27, was arrested the afternoon of Aug. 3 by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies following an investigation of the shooting that occurred July 15.A


BLM to gather wild burros

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management is conducting a trio of emergency gathers of wild burros that started today in Bullhead City, Ariz. and next week in Cibola and the Parker Strip.


Parker Little League completes 2018 season

Parker Little League has completed its 2018 season, one in which generous sponsorships from the community meant young players were not charged to participate. The season began in spring with t-ball for the youngest players, seen here.Pioneer photo/John Gutekunst


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


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


Arizona Views: School's in session; do yo know the rules?

Anyone who has read my columns for even a short period of time knows I am big on safety and preparation. A common topic is children — call it keeping them safe.Well, school is in session again, and for everyone other than the little ones, school days bring congestion and rules of the road.Yellow sch


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.


US 95 closed south of Quartzsite because of flowing runoff

QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (AP) — A section of U.S. 95 in western Arizona was closed Saturday morning because of storm runoff flowing through washes across the north-south highway.The Arizona Department of Transportation says the closure is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Quartzsite and that there's


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


The Latest: Western Arizona highway reopens after closure

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Our View: County’s ‘magic money’ doesn’t raise taxes, it asserts

• Project the extra tax revenue at around $1 million and, according to the county manager, expect this will cover some $4.3 million in what it calls “unfunded liabilities.”


Low jobless rate posing challenge to Havasu businesses trying to fill open positions

Ashley Dimascio, a housekeeper at London Bridge Resort, tidies up one of the resort’s rooms Wednesday.Chelsea Curtis/Today’s News-Herald


Parker biker couple killed in South Dakota accident - Parker Live

According toKOTA TV, James and Deanna Bradley, 54 and 45, were killed when their motorcycle slammed into the side of a semi on Highway 14-16 as they crossed the intersection with South Ellsworth Road. Another motorcycle also hit the semi but the riders were not seriously injured, according to the re


Jon Meese: Media criticism

Editor,:I usually get a chuckle when I read one of the many letters complaining about the liberal media bias displayed on CNN and MSNBC. I agree with these people, the programming on those networks is heavily biased. What I find humorous is that these people never complain about the biased and preju


Input on Havasu's planned environmental learning center sought

The public’s input is being sought by the team researching the economic feasibility of Lake Havasu City’s impending environmental learning center.As part of the Vision 20/20 Implementation Plan, the environmental learning center is planned to be constructed within the Havasu Riviera project for the