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Quartzsite, Arizona

Monday, November 16, 2009

Rockin' in Quartzsite Artist Reception Sneak Preview

Rockin' in Quartzsite! was a gigantic success! Sat. Nov. 14, the public had the opportunity to meet the artists and get a sneak preview of the Boulder Art Pieces. Over 200 guests came to the "Rock Motel" filled with curiosity. Members of Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite transformed a warehouse donated by Kym Scott of Tyson Wells Showgrounds, into the Rock Motel.

The artists have been working for three weeks, painting their Boulder Art Piece. Due to some last minute changes, PNQ had 16 Boulder Art Pieces, plus one Community Painting Boulder - a fundraiser for our new project, Quartzsite Children's Music Program.

The Moreira family helped bring sweetness to the event by serving sparkling cider to the guests. Some of the even painted on the Community Boulder, which is shown below.

Artist Jesse Ray Koontz, with his boulder, "Evening Splender". "Ray Ray", as many know him, was of great help, finding boulders to paint, fork lift/backhoe driver and trailers.

Two musical groups performed for the evening. Both offered their free entertainment at the last minute. It was wonderful combination for the night.

Sunday morning, the Boulder Art Pieces were loaded up and moved to the sponsor's locations around town. There they will spend the next three months giving pleasure to visitors and residents alike. People will be able to vote for their favorite Boulder Art Piece in the People's Choice Award.
On March 6, 2010, PNQ hosts the "Rock Auction", where the public will be able to bid on their favorite boulders.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ed Foster files charges against Town Council Members

Ed Foster's Letter to the Editor follows. Click to enlarge.
Letter arrived at Desert Messenger on Sunday, and due to length, content and time constraints, I have chosen to publish here instead of the Desert Messenger Nov. 4th issue #97. Foster filed charges beginning on Oct. 26, 2009. Council member, Hal Davidson, resigned his position as of noon, Wed. Oct. 28, 2009, stating, "The reasons are many...It has been a great honor serving Quartzsite, but I feel I am no longer of any use to the current council." This morning at 8:30am, Patricia Anderson and Jerry Lukkasson were sworn in as new Council Members. Please note the opinions expressed below do not represent those of the Desert Messenger. Letters to the Editor are opinions of the author.


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