Mohave County
May 2024
Volume 24 Issue 3

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Celebration river boat begins new chapter as ‘Bullhead Belle’

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August 2023

The Bullhead Belle was donated to the City of Bullhead City by Brea and Trevor Chiodini of Laughlin River Tours when it was retired from its life as The Celebration, a 65-foot mock paddle wheel boat. The Celebration was built in 1966, and set off on its maiden voyage in May of 1977. It carried nearly 1,000,000 passengers up and down the Colorado River as a touring restaurant and special event venue. The Celebration was retired in December of 2022, and begins its new life as the Bullhead Belle in August 2023. The Belle is a riverside concession stand and special event venue, taking advantage of its new location on land to expand its serving capacity to a two-tiered patio overlooking the Colorado River in Bullhead City’s scenic Community Park. With it’s new life, the Belle will continue it’s tradition of service on the river as a preserved piece of Bullhead’s history. –Photo courtesy of Bullhead City

AZYP awarded significant grant aimed to assist homeless youth

The Arizona Youth Partnership (AZYP) has secured a significant financial boost in its mission to support homeless youth in Mohave County. The non-profit organization has been awarded a $307,000 grant from The Arizona Housing Coalition, part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation by the Arizona Department of Housing.

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Arizona residents brace for fallout from University of Arizona’s financial problems

The size of the university’s financial problems has become increasingly alarming in recent months. Initial reports of a multimillion-dollar shortfall have ballooned, with the latest estimates suggesting a deficit potentially exceeding $140 million. It appears this is not simply a one-time budget gap but a deep-seated structural problem with the university spending far more than it brings in each year.

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