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Quartzsite, Arizona

Monday, November 10, 2014

Quartzsite to get much needed Dog Park

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona 

Promotes Wellness and Sense of Community by Funding

 Improvements to Quartzsite Town Park

(PHOENIX –Nov. 10, 2014) – With a continued focus on promoting health, wellness, and community, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is proud to provide improvement funding to Quartzsite Town Park. In honor of its 75th anniversary statewide outreach campaign, “Arizonans First. Always.,” the generous donation from BCBSAZ will be used for various park enhancements, including development of the town’s first dog park. The much-needed park improvements will encourage physical activity, community spirit and greater enjoyment of the public space by Quartzsite residents and visitors.

Quartzsite Town Park is located on the northwest corner of N. Plymouth Ave and Chandler. As the centerpiece of Quartzsite, it hosts various community gatherings and events including an annual Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July and Labor Day celebrations, car shows and a summer program for children. It is enjoyed by thousands of people every year, especially when the population of Quartzsite swells in the winter months with RV visitors in town for the gem show and swap meets.

"The Town of Quartzsite is very thankful for the donation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona,” said Skylor Miller, Quartzite Town Manager. “With this funding, the Town will be able to move forward with a much needed amenity in our park."

“Quartzsite Town Park is a hallmark of the community that serves as a gathering place for residents and visitors of Quartzsite alike,” said Rich Boals, president and CEO of BCBSAZ. “We are happy to fund park enhancements that will encourage increased physical activity, resulting in better overall health and wellness in one of the communities we serve.”

The “Arizonans First. Always.” campaign has already visited Pima, Maricopa, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Greenlee, Graham, Apache, Navajo and Mohave counties. Following La Paz County, BCBSAZ will visit Coconino County. To learn more about BCBSAZ and its 75 years in Arizona, visit

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Unofficial general election results for Quartzsite, AZ Nov. 4th, 2014

Quartzsite, AZ
By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear
·            La Paz County continues to tabulate ballots from the 2014 General Election. State law gives the counties five business days, until the end of Wednesday, November 12th, to verify and process the remaining early and provisional ballots. The unofficial results were released late Tuesday evening. All 11 districts had reported. Quartzsite Precinct 58 (north) had a voter turnout of 42.84%. Quartzsite Precinct 64 (south) had 44.22% turnout.

·           QUARTZSITE TOWN COUNCIL:  5 candidates ran for two (2) four-year council seats. Carol Kelley received 246 votes (25.20%) Terry Frausto received 202 votes (20.70%), Hal Davidson received 200 votes (20.49%) Bradley Trainer received 179 votes (18.34%). Monica Timberlake received 141 votes (14.45%) With just 2 votes separating Frausto and Davidson, there will be recount.

·         SCHOOL BOARD QES DISTRICT 4:  8 candidates ran for three (3) 4-year seats. Incumbent Monica Timberlake received 349 votes (19.49%). Carrollynn Henshaw received 327 votes (18.26%). Yesenia Jackson received 284 votes (15.86%)
Shirley Foster received 266 votes (14.85%). Bonnie Quintana received 175 votes (9.77%). Cindy Drakulich received 150 votes (8.38%). Iliana Cruz received 139 votes (7.76%). Irene Segura received 95 votes (5.30%).

·         La Paz County races: Tammy Carnevale (R) ran unopposed for JUSTICE OF THE PEACE JP 4 and received 686 votes (98.0%).

·         CONSTABLE JP4: Marie Wister (R)  received 578 votes (71.01%) Starr BearCat (D) received 235 votes (28.87%).


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