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Quartzsite, Arizona

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Arizona voters - Deadline to request early mail ballot is Aug. 15

Deadline to request early mail ballot is Aug. 15
All voters may vote by mail, 
early in person or on Primary Election Day

STATEWIDE – The last day to request a ballot from your County Recorder for the Primary Election is 5 p.m., Friday, August 15. The Secretary of State’s Office recommends having your early ballot voted, signed, sealed and sent by August 22. If early voters miss the August 22 deadline they may return their ballot to an early voting location, at the County Recorder’s Office, or at the polling place in their county on Primary Election Day.

For security reasons, election officials recommend to only give your early mail ballot to your postal worker. Should you miss the mailing deadline, you may drop your ballot at an early voting location or with your County Recorder. For locations and availability, contact the County Recorder’s office. If you vote by early mail ballot, do not vote in person.

All voters – including independent voters or those without a party preference – are able to vote through one of three ways:
1.     Early mail ballot;
2.     Early in-person voting; or
3.     In-person on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, August 26.

To find an early voting location and availability, contact the County Recorder. 
Early in-person voting ends Friday, August 22.

For those voting on Election Day, August 26, make sure you know your correct polling location, as voting locations may change from election to election. To know before you go, go online to, and click on the Voter View icon or call 1-877-THE VOTE or in the Phoenix Metro Area 602-542-8683. The Voter View portion of the website is compatible with smartphones and tablets. You also may contact your County Recorder’s office.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Changes to Quartzsite Transit beginning Aug. 1st

Quartzsite, AZ - Janet Collier, Transit Coordinator, held a meeting Tuesday, July 29th for transit riders. She explained big changes will be effective August 1st, 2014.

~ The Town of Quartzsite will no longer be providing transit service to Parker. La Paz County Health Dept. will be the provider for WEEKLY Wednesday trips to Parker. However the Parker trip is now only $5 donation (previously $10). For more information or to schedule your pickupfff, call 928-669-6155.

Quartzsite Transit Services are available to elderly, disabled, and elderly disabled population. There is a limited occupancy of 8 passengers depending on the size of the van. Local bus trips remains at only $3 donation.

~ Beginning August 1st the Transit will be providing local service in town Monday through Friday.
The bus will now deliver passengers daily to Quartzsite Senior Center for their lunch meals. Lunch Donation is $3.50.

~ WACOG has granted the Town of Quartzsite 4,300 AAA passes. Residents must qualify for the free passes which can only be used for in-town bus trips. The trip must also be used for medical, pharmacy or food, such as at the Senior Center Lunches. For more information and to request a Transit Pass, call Quartzsite Town Hall at 928-927-4333.

Daily transit service in Quartzsite is now Monday - Friday ($3 donation)
The bus will go to Blythe on Tuesday, Aug. 5th and Tues. Aug. 19th. ($10 donation)
Yuma trips this month are Wed. Aug. 6th, and Wed. Aug. 20th. ($15 donation)
The only Lake Havasu trip this month will be on Wed. Aug. 13. ($15 donation)

To schedule your pick up, please call Quartzsite Town Hall at 928-927-4333.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Intermittent I-10 closures between Quartzsite & Tonopah Sunday

APS to close I-10 between Tonopah and Quartzsite this Sunday

Overhead power lines 
will installed over the interstate 

PHOENIX – Drivers traveling between Phoenix and California on Interstate 10 on Sunday morning, July 27, need to plan ahead and allow extra travel time as the highway will be closed intermittently between mileposts 67-68 as APS installs power lines over the interstate, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officers will stop traffic several times from 5 to 9 a.m. Sunday up to 15 minutes each time to allow APS crews to make the aerial crossings. The location of the work is about 75 miles east of Quartzsite and 43 miles west of the SR 85 junction in Buckeye.
Drivers can expect delays and congestion approaching the I-10 closure. The speed limit will be reduced near the work zone and flaggers will be present.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center or call 5-1-1.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Last day to register to vote for Arizona Primary July 28th

Monday, July 28th 
last day to register to vote in 
Primary Election

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 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 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

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 to hold special meeting Friday, June 20th at 3:30pm

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:

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Quartzsite Police to host meeting regarding Missing Person Eric Stapleton Thursday 5pm

Quartzsite Police Department
Hosting a Community Update and Awareness Meeting in regards to the recent Missing Person Case of 
Eric Stapleton

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 
                    anyone interested

Why:          To inform the public of the 
                    current status in the case

For questions, please call Quartzsite Police Dept. 
at 928-927-4644.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Missing Person in Quartzsite


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


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