Serving
Mohave County
May 2024
Volume 24 Issue 3
COMPLIMENTARY

Veterans Poker Run motorcycle event to raise money for military vets

Helping military veterans in need in the tri-state area is the goal of a scenic 80-mile round-trip motorcycle ride through the Colorado River valley on April 27 as the Veterans Poker Run returns for its tenth year during Larry Topping’s Mayhem Motorcycle Rally, April 25-28. Entrants have a chance to win prizes by collecting playing cards for a poker hand along the way, with all proceeds from the event benefiting River Fund Inc.’s Veterans Assistance Fund, helping military veterans in need in the Colorado River region.

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Bullhead City Senior Campus March Activities

The Bullhead City Senior Campus provides a wide variety of activities for active adults 50 years of age and older. The Senior Campus is located at 2275 Trane Road between Bullhead City Hall and Ken Forvargue Park. Visitors will meet new friends and share in an assortment of fun activities by attending the events found below. Continental breakfast is available from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. for just $2. For those not interested in breakfast, coffee, tea, or juice may be purchased separately during the same time for only $1. A congregate lunch is available to those 60-plus years old from 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. daily with a suggested donation of $3.

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MCC pioneers new real-world approach to education

Mohave Community College (MCC) is pioneering a new approach to education, focusing on real-world experiences and cross-disciplinary collaboration to better prepare students for the workforce. The initiative, led by MCC Electrical Technology Instructor Michael McKenzie and Carpentry Instructor Dan Underwood, aims to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom instruction.

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Proposed bill would consolidate control of Mohave County public schools

A controversial bill proposed by two Mohave County legislators would implement a pilot program consolidating control of the county’s public school districts under a single elected official.
House Bill 2717, sponsored by State Reps. John Gillette (R-Kingman) and Leo Biasiucci (R-Lake Havasu City), would transfer many powers held by local school boards to the Mohave County School Superintendent’s office for a 5-year pilot program starting in 2025. The bill would also implement a similar consolidated administration pilot program in neighboring La Paz County.

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4 ways small businesses can innovate without a big budget

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, it’s important for small business owners to adopt a mindset for innovation. However, the misconception that innovation requires vast resources and significant time investment can often deter entrepreneurs and business builders from pursuing new ideas and strategies. But with the right approach and perspective, small businesses can foster a culture within the company to make innovation more of an ongoing tenet of a successful business.

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Arizona AG joins FTC and coalition of states to challenge merger of Kroger & Albertsons supermarkets

Attorney General Kris Mayes, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and a bipartisan coalition of states, today announced the filing of a lawsuit that challenges the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons. These companies are the country’s two largest national supermarket chains, and this merger presents a significant risk of reduced competition and higher food prices nationwide. In Arizona, the two chains are the fourth and sixth largest employers, with a combined 35,000 employees across 250 stores. The companies also operate under Fry’s, Smith’s, and Safeway brands in Arizona.

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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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NPS phases out ‘Trailer Village’ at Cottonwood Cove

The National Park Service (NPS) has set into motion a plan that will see the gradual phasing out of a longstanding trailer park on the shores of Lake Mohave. The Trailer Village at Cottonwood Cove, which has been a fixture in the area since the early 1970s, is set to be completely phased out by 2043. The decision was made as part of a new lease agreement between the NPS and Lake Mead Mohave Adventures— a company that oversees the majority of commercial operations within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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Planning home improvements in 2024? Start at the top

While a gleaming kitchen backsplash, an expansive patio deck or luxury spa bath are all pleasing to the eye, the value of other home improvements may best be appreciated through improved indoor comfort. Installed in the attic area, insulation and ductwork are two examples of often overlooked upgrades that can impact comfort as well as energy savings

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‘The Great Duck Pluck’ slated April 13 as fundraiser for River Fund Food Truck Frendzy, children’s coloring contest included in event at Bullhead Community Park

Thousands of little yellow rubber duckies will fill the swimming area at Bullhead Community Park on April 13 as River Fund, Inc., kicks off its newly re-named “Great Duck Pluck” fundraiser. The public can participate in the event for a chance to win prizes and help River Fund continue its mission to assist local individuals and families facing crisis or emergency situations by adopting one or many ducks.

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Alabama court ruling sparks fears for future of IVF in U.S.

In a pivotal moment for reproductive rights and the future of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the United States, a Republican senator’s recent blockage of legislation designed to federally protect access to IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies has ignited a national debate. This legislative effort, spearheaded by Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, comes in the wake of a controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling that declared frozen embryos to be children under state law, a decision that has since led to the cessation of IVF treatments by several clinics within the state​​​​​​.

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