Thursday, July 24, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 28th
last day to register to vote in
Arizona Primary Election is
Tuesday, August 26
ARIZONA – Secretary of State Ken Bennett reminds Arizonans that Monday, July 28th before midnight is the last day to register to vote or update voter registration to cast a ballot in the upcoming August 26th Primary Election.
“It is encouraging to see the citizens of Arizona taking seriously their role in government,” said Secretary Bennett. “The ability to vote for our leaders is a fundamental right more people should exercise.”
To be eligible to register, a person must be a citizen of the United States, 18 or older as well as a resident of Arizona and the county listed on the person’s registration. To view personal voter registration information, go online to the Secretary of State’s website at www.azsos.gov and click on the Voter View icon. Information on a person’s current registration, polling place, party affiliation and more is available.
There are three different ways to register to vote: by mail, in-person and online. Mail-in registration forms are available from the County Recorder and online from the Secretary of State at www.azsos.gov and click on the Voter Registration icon. Simply, fill in the form, print the form, sign and date it, affix the proper postage and mail the form to the County Recorder of the county of legal residence. In-person registration is also available at the County Recorder’s Office. If a legal Arizona resident has an identification card or driver license issued by the state of Arizona, the resident may register to vote or update voter registration online at www.ServiceArizona.com.
For questions about voter registration, contact the County Recorder or call the Secretary of State at 1-877- THE VOTE or in the Phoenix Metro Area 602-542-8683.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Quartzsite Town Council will hold a Special Meeting Friday, June 20 at 3:30pm at Town Hall. The meeting was called after Town Manager Skylor Miller presented council members with a Memo updating them on meetings held with WIFA and USDA regarding the sewer expansion project and the case of Mayor Ed Foster v. Town of Quartzsite.
The full memo is below:
Memo TM to Council 6-18-14.pdf
The full memo is below:
Memo TM to Council 6-18-14.pdf
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Quartzsite Police Department
Hosting a Community Update and Awareness Meeting in regards to the recent Missing Person Case of
This meeting is for informational purposes and giving the community an update in the on-going investigation only, tips and information will be taken at that time. Please understand limited information may be given.
When: THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
AT 5:00 pm
Where: Quartzsite Town Hall,
465 N. Plymouth, Quartzsite
Who: Friends and Family, Media and
Why: To inform the public of the
current status in the case
For questions, please call Quartzsite Police Dept.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
ERIC PAUL STAPLETON
June 3, 2014 - Quartzsite, AZ - Quartzsite Police Department issued a Missing Person Notice early this morning. Eric Stapleton was last seen May
18, 2014 at his residence off Riggles Road. Eric failed to report for work on
May 20, 2014 has not been seen or heard from since. He is 58 and has grey hair, about 5'10 or 6' tall. His cell phone & car was at the house with front door open.
If you have any
information of the whereabouts of Eric Stapleton or any information pertaining to
this flyer please contact the Quartzsite Police Department Officer Conley or
Officer Tanakeyowma at 928-927-4644 or Dispatcher 928-669-2281
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
It's political season again in Quartzsite. As a courtesy to political candidates, Desert Messenger is posting the requirements for advertising published by Arizona Newspaper Association and ARS Statutes regulating advertising for candidates. SEE BELOW: It is the candidate's responsibility to know the law.
DESERT MESSENGER POLICY:
Political advertising, advertising on public policy questions and controversial issues will be prepaid. These ads must contain “Paid for by...” the name and contact of person(s) or organization(s) responsible for the advertisement.
Any advertisement by a candidate or political committee that advocates the election or
defeat of any candidate or solicits contributions to a political committee shall state that it
was paid for by the candidate or the candidate’s campaign committee, if that statement is
accurate, or shall state the name of the political committee that paid for the
advertisement, identify the chairman of the political committee and provide a telephone
number for that individual.
If the literature or advertisement is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s
campaign, the advertisement shall so state. If the advertisement is an independent
expenditure (i.e., an expenditure by a person or political committee, other than a
candidate’s campaign committee, that expressly advocates the election or defeat of a
clearly identified candidate, that is made without cooperation or consultation or at the
request or suggestion of any candidate or committee or agent of the candidate) by a
political committee, the advertisement shall also state the names and telephone numbers
of the three political committees making the largest contributions to the political
committee that paid for the advertisement. If an acronym is used to identify any political
committee, the name of any sponsoring organization of the political committee must also
The required disclosures must be printed clearly and legibly in a conspicuous manner in
the advertisement. In printed advertisements, the disclosure must appear in a font that is
at least 3/32 inches tall in a dark type on a light background surrounded by a dark box.
§ 16-901(14), (19). Definitions
In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
14. “Independent expenditure” means an expenditure by a person or
political committee, other than a candidate’s campaign committee, that expressly
advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate, that is made without
cooperation or consultation with any candidate or committee or agent of the candidate
and that is not made in concert with or at the request or suggestion of a candidate, or any
committee or agent of the candidate. Independent expenditure includes an expenditure
that is subject to the requirements of section 16-917 which requires a copy of campaign
literature or advertisement to be sent to a candidate named or otherwise referred to in the
literature or advertisement. An expenditure is not an independent expenditure if any of
the following applies:
(a) Any officer, member, employee or agent of the political
committee making the expenditure is also an officer, member, employee or
agent of the committee of the candidate whose election or whose opponent’s
defeat is being advocated by the expenditure or an agent of the candidate whose
election or whose opponent’s defeat is being advocated by the expenditure.
(b) There is any arrangement, coordination or direction with
respect to the expenditure between the candidate or the candidate’s agent and the
person making the expenditure, including any officer, director, employee or
agent of that person.
(c) In the same election the person making the expenditure,
including any officer, director, employee or agent of that person, is or has been:
(i) Authorized to raise or expend monies on behalf of the
candidate or the candidate’s authorized committees.
(ii) Receiving any form of compensation or
reimbursement from the candidate, the candidate’s committees or the
(d) The expenditure is based on information about the candidate’s
plans, projects or needs, or those of his campaign committee, provided to the
expending person by the candidate or by the candidate’s agents or any officer,
member or employee of the candidate’s campaign committee with a view
toward having the expenditure made.
19. “Political committee” means a candidate or any association or
combination of persons that is organized, conducted or combined for the purpose of
influencing the result of any election or to determine whether an individual will become a
candidate for election in this state or in any county, city, town, district or precinct in this
state, that engages in political activity in behalf of or against a candidate for election or
retention or in support of or opposition to an initiative, referendum or recall or any other
measure or proposition and that applies for a serial number and circulates petitions and,
in the case of a candidate for public office except those exempt pursuant to section 16-
903, that receives contributions or makes expenditures in connection therewith,
notwithstanding that the association or combination of persons may be part of a larger
association, combination of persons or sponsoring organization not primarily organized,
conducted or combined for the purpose of influencing the result of any election in this
state or in any county, city, town or precinct in this state.
§ 16-912(A)-(E). Candidates and independent expenditures; campaign literature and
advertisement sponsors; identification; civil penalty
A. A political committee that makes an expenditure for campaign literature or
advertisements that expressly advocate the election or defeat of any candidate or that make any
solicitation of contributions to any political committee shall be registered pursuant to this chapter
at the time of distribution, placement or solicitation and shall include on the literature or
advertisement the words “paid for by” followed by the name of the committee that appears on its
statement of organization or five hundred dollar exemption statement.
B. If the expenditure for the campaign literature or advertisements by a political
committee is an independent expenditure, the political committee, in addition to the disclosures
required by subsection A of this section, shall include on the literature or advertisement the names
and telephone numbers of the three political committees making the largest contributions to the
political committee making the independent expenditure. If an acronym is used to name any
political committee outlined in this section, the name of any sponsoring organization of the
political committee shall also be printed or spoken. For purposes of determining the three
contributors to be disclosed, the contributions of each political committee making the independent
expenditure during the one year period before the election being affected are aggregated.
C. Subsection A of this section does not apply to bumper stickers, pins, buttons,
pens and similar small items on which the statements required in subsection A of this section
cannot be conveniently printed or to signs paid for by a candidate with campaign monies or by a
candidate’s campaign committee or to a solicitation of contributions by a separate segregated fund
from those persons it may solicit pursuant to §§ 16-920 and 16-921.
D. The disclosures required pursuant to this section shall be printed clearly and
legibly in a conspicuous manner or, if the advertisement is broadcast on a telecommunications
system, the disclosure shall be spoken. For printed material that is delivered or provided by hand
or by mail, the disclosure shall be printed in a font that is at least 3/32 inches tall in dark type on
light background surrounded by a dark box. For communications that are broadcast on a
telecommunications system or other medium that can provide a viewable disclosure and a spoken
disclosure, the disclosure may be made in printed format only and a spoken disclosure is not
E. A person who violates this section is subject to a civil penalty of up to three
times the cost of producing and distributing the literature or advertisement. This civil penalty
shall be imposed as prescribed in § 16-924.
For all your Quartzsite Advertising needs, contact
Shanana "Rain" Golden-Bear, Publisher of Desert Messenger,
Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper
2013-2014 Rate Card is available at www.DesertMessenger.com.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
The Quartzsite Police Department (QPD) invites you to come out and support the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.This is the first official run and participation by the Quartzsite Police Department, who will escort the Special Olympic Torch through the Town of Quartzsite by running and riding bicycles. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Officers from the QPD, along with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and other Public Safety agencies will be running and carrying the torch on Highway 95/Central Avenue from the Quartzsite water treatment facility north of Quartzsite. The Torch will be carried through Quartzsite on Central Avenue to Main Street then to Riggles Road. The Torch will be escorted to the next leg where it will be handed off to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. On May 2nd, the Torch will reach downtown Phoenix at the Capital, where a special ceremony will take place.
The event is estimated to take place from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. From this day forward donations will be accepted along with Torch Run T-Shirts will be sold for Special Olympics Arizona. For more information, call Officer Hilario Tanakeyowma at 928-927-4644. To learn more about Special Olympics Arizona or to make a donation online, go to www.SpecialOlympics.com