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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Quartzsite Mayor Ed Foster suppresses Public Comments

6 Videos are now available online.

The videos are of the Quartzsite Town Council meeting of October 26, 2010. See and hear for yourself Mayor Ed Foster's words telling the Council Members and the public he would not accept any comments under "Reports and Announcements". Council Member Patricia Anderson asked about the council reports. Foster denied any reports or announcements. His excuse was he was afraid that someone might say something off topic and he could be fined, according to Arizona Open Meeting Laws. Foster said he would seek a second opinion after Town Attorney Pamela Walsma advised him of his obligations.

He also denied the people's free speech rights during "Communications/Petitions and Citizen Comments". Both items were on the agenda. Originally, Mayor Ed Foster was not going to allow any public comments at all during the meeting, but he changed his mind, allowing comments under each agenda item.

There are 6 videos in all.

NOTICE: if anyone wishes to make a report or announcement at the next Quartzsite Town Council meeting of Tues. Nov. 9, 2010, make sure it gets on the agenda. According to Town Code Section V.2, "Requests for items to be placed on the agenda should be submitted to the Town Manager or Town Clerk in writing no later than 11:00am on the Wednesday of the week preceding the scheduled Council meeting."

Make sure your submission request is turned in by 11am Wed. Nov. 3, 2010.

Also in the Quartzsite Town Council meeting of Tues. Oct. 26th, the council passed new regulations regarding vendor permits. One of the big changes is that there is now a Special Event Vendor Permit for only $15. This will allow vendors to come for one, two or three day events in Quartzsite and not have to pay the normal $50 fee.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Quartzsite Town Hall meeting today 3pm, QIA

There is a Town Hall meeting planned for this afternoon at 3pm to be held at the Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA). This is an open meeting for the public to discuss town issues with Quartzsite council members. It is a moderated meeting and questions should be submitted on cards, which will be provided.

According to Wikipedia,

 "A town hall meeting is an informal public meeting. Everybody in a community is invited to attend, voice their opinions, and hear the responses from public figures and elected officials about shared subjects of interest, although attendees rarely vote on an issue. In today's heterogeneous communities with large populations, more often, town hall meetings are held so that people can influence elected officials in their decision making or to give them a chance to feel that their voices are being heard."

Monday, October 25, 2010

ATV Trails near Quartzsite informational meeting, Nov. 3

Parker, AZ- The public is invited to the Parker meeting with Arizona Sunriders ATV Club to help bring awareness to the potential threat of trail closures.

Response has been so great location has moved to:
Parker High School- Multi Purpose room- located just left of the student parking lot.
1600 Kofa Ave
Parker, AZ 85344
Time: 6:00 pm

The issue at hand is the possible trail closures by the BLM. Please come and learn how you can help!

928-669-6115- office number

AZ Centennial Event Calendar Planning meeting tonight!

If you missed the last meeting, here's your chance to have input for the Arizona Centennial of Quartzsite Committee plans for the year!

Join us at the Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA) on Ironwood at 7pm. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event for Arizona! Don't miss out on the fun! Organizations, clubs, churches, businesses, groups, individuals, and snowbirds are ALL WELCOME!

The meeting is held in cooperation with the Quartzsite Busines Chamber of Commerce during their regular business meeting. It doesn’t matter if you are ‘seasonal’, snowbirds or snowbird groups, winter visitor-related, or year-round. The more the merrier. Come one, come all.

Bring your calendars for the rest of this year and especially next year’s to coordinate with the Centennial’s calendar. It will give one large “kick” to a fun Centennial Year finishing off with the biggest party of the State here in Quartzsite ending on February 14, 2012!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

What an awesome day! Rockin' in Quartzsite and Red Ribbon Week kickoff!

Thank you Quartzsite for another beautiful event for the whole community! This post will have more personal touches than normal, as I am so grateful for the countless volunteers that helped make yesterday's event such a positive experience for the community!

Rockin' in Quartzsite is a public art event focusing on the uniqueness of what drew many folks to this area, the rocks! Artists paint rock art pieces which go on display around town for the whole season. In March, the rock art will be auctioned at the Rock Auction! Using a Volunteer Equity Program, funds raised will be donated back to the community through the various organizations designated by the volunteers.

The 2nd Annual Rockin' in Quartzsite kicked off yesterday!  Quartzsite Community Prevention Coalition joined the event this year with kid's events, free hot dogs and t-shirts. The theme was "If you abuse..." alcohol, prescription and illicite drugs. There was a special guest teenager, who shared her pain of losing 4 friends over the last two years to drug abuse.

This year, Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite decided to change it up a bit, by using flagstone slabs instead of boulders. Last year, some boulders were difficult to see on the ground. By using the slabs, the level of visibility will increase. Many hours of discussion were held about how to display the rock art. Mark Goldberg, an artist and creative genius, designed and built a protype stand for the stones.  Many volunteers gathered at his workshop to cut, drill, sand, and paint the beautiful stands to showcase the artists work. Mr. Goldberg worked very hard on attention to details and his concern for safety was paramount! Thank you, Mark Goldberg for the untold hours of work you have put into this project.

Hats off to
  • Inland Builders, Ace Hardware in Blythe, CA for donating all the flagstone slabs and building materials for the Rock Art Pieces and stands. Thank you sooo much for your generousity and support of our community!
  • Kym Scott, of Tyson Wells Showgrounds for the extremely generous donation of his warehouse for two weeks! We couldn't do it without you, Kym! Hearts of gratitude for how much to contribute to the community of Quartzsite!
  • Mark Goldberg, for his incredible design, hard work, and long hours assembling the stands for the slabs. And to the many volunteers he recruited to help, even Council member Patricia Anderson and her husband, Floyd,  pounded a few nails!
  • Roger Williams for stepping up to take on the position of project manager for an event about which he knew little. Thank you to his wife, Patty, also for her long hours of volunteering! Awesome job!
  • All the artists who are donating their time and creative energies for this public art event! Jesse Koontz (Ray Ray), Tina Moore, Nan Burrows, Carol Brainerd, Patricia Oechslin, Mary Jo Gilder, Ron Stoltz, Jo Foster Snow, QES Students, Penai Bettmann, Mark Goldberg, Rainbow Patrick, Betty Michel, Annette Crandall, Rita Wilson. Artists Rock in Quartzsite!
  • Quartzsite Elementary School (QES) 3rd & 4th grade teacher, Mr. Wymer. Also of QES: Linda Ward (who's brilliant idea got the kids motivated) and Trina LaFontane for their many hours of volunteering.
  • 16 QES students who painted two Rock Art Pieces and their parents for allowing them to participate. 3rd graders, Ashley Coen, Frederick Hull, Gabriel Norris, Daniel Perez. 4th graders, Savana Adams, Isadore Baeza, Daniel Bedzyk, Cherokee Frazier, Cobey Hager, Zachary Hager, Rober Hull, Maleiah Sharp, Colton Robertson, Laianni Sales, Jeffrey Scott, Jasmine Tinoco. It was a pleasure to have you all there! We hope to see you on Nov. 6th at the Artist Reception! 
  • Thank you to Quartzsite Community Prevention Coalition coordinators, Tracey Richardson and Yesenia Jackson and all their volunteers. Isaiah 58 Project cooked the hot dogs, Mike and Linda Hobby coordinated a great effort for this event!
  • John D. "Skip" Gallup volunteered many hours of photography, both for the 1st Annual Rockin' in Quartzsite and this year's event. You can see his photos of last year's event hanging at Quartzsite Town Hall.  Thanks, Skip, for also taking photos of the Ribbon Cutting yesterday at Alternative Therapies!
  • Thank you, Monica Timberlake, for your tireless volunteering for this and many other events for the community! You Rock!
  • Town of Quartzsite helped with the use of the fork lift to get the pallet of stones off the truck. Thank you so much, Town Manager Alex Taft for your help and flexibility!
  • To the volunteer membership of Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite, I say a heartfelt thank you!  Awesome job everyone! I really appreciate the cooperation of everyone working together. Every event seems to have a few glitches, but ya'll worked together great and without losing your sense of humor! We have many more hours ahead of us, getting ready for the Artist Reception. Let's show Quartzsite what an amazing community we have when we all get together for the benefit of Quartzsite!
Tyson Wells Showgrounds allowed us to transform a warehouse into the Rock Motel where the Rock Art Pieces are now asleep in their "beds". The artists will be painting for the next couple of weeks, away from public viewing. (We don't want to "disturb the rocks" or "awake them" before it's time! tee hee) And then....

Please join us for the
Artist Reception Gala on Saturday, Nov. 6th from 5-8pm.
The public is invited to meet the artists and help wake up the Rocks so they can move onto their next locations all around town for the whole winter season! Here's your chance to get the first look at all the rock art, in one place, before they "hit the town"! This fancy event will honor our artists and allow them to shine! Please join us for the free elegant meet and greet evening of fun, food and entertainment.

Sponsor locations will be found in the Rock Map, published in the Desert Messenger. The public will be able to vote on their favorite for the People's Choice Award at each sponsor's location. Make sure to say thank you to the sponsors, also! It does take a village for an event of this magnitude to happen, so please spread the word and thank everyone involved.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Roundabout near Quartzsite! Vicksburg Rd. & Hwy 60

Construction begins on new roundabout at US 60 & Vicksburg Road Monday

The Arizona Department of Transportation is transforming a four-way stop intersection into a new roundabout at the interchange of Vicksburg Road and the US 60 east of Quartzsite in La Paz County . Construction will begin on Monday, Oct. 25 and should be completed by early spring 2011.
During construction motorists can expect:

•Beginning Oct. 25, work crews will be on-site from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. •Lane closures will take place and workers will be directing traffic through construction zone. •Vicksburg Road interchange will be closed to through traffic beginning Nov. 8. It is expected to reopen by the Thanksgiving weekend. •Local residents will have access to Vicksburg Road . •When Vicksburg Road closes, crews will work from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. •US 60 will remain open at all times. •No work during holidays.

ADOT will replace the existing intersection with a roundabout to improve the flow of traffic through the area. The project also involves removing and replacing existing pavement as well as new lighting, traffic controls and upgrades to the drainage system. The closure of Vicksburg Road will allow the duration of construction to be reduced by two-and-a-half months and will keep motorists and workers safe during construction.

Message boards will be displayed to inform commuters of construction updates and restrictions. Law enforcement officers will be present along the work zone to control traffic and monitor speeds.
As always, drivers are reminded to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

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 at or call 5-1-1.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Gaby Gonzalez at (928) 699-8983 or e-mail

Rockin' in Quartzsite! Today

It'll be a busy day in Quartzsite today!

There will be a ribbon cutting and open house to welcome a new business to Quartzsite at 10 a.m. The new business in town is Alternative Therapies, owned and operated by Barbara Lancaster. Barbara is a registered nurse, who is also trained in Reiki, Hypnosis, and Ear Candling. She also sells Mary Kay products.
Barbara's new office is located at Palm Plaza #8--255 N.Central Blvd (Hwy 95N).
The ribbon cutting is being sponsored by the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce. Please come out
and show your support for this great new business in town and meet Barbara Lancaster and get to know what she does. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. For further information, please call Barbara at 927-5858.

Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite presents the 2nd Annual Rockin' in Quartzsite- A Celebration of the Arts! Come on from 11-1 down to the Rock Motel and see the Rock Art Pieces being painted. There will be 15 third and fourth graders from Quartzsite Elementary School joining the fun this year. The Quartzsite Community Prevention Coalition will also be kicking off Red Ribbon Week. There will be lots of activities for the whole family along with free hot dogs! Come join the fun and see the new Rock Art!
This free family event will also include rock painting and a chance to meet the artists. The Red Hat Run-Abouts will have their October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising booth.
If you missed last year’s event, don’t miss this one! The artists are painting flagstone slabs, which will be very visible when the Rock Art is placed all around town from early November through March 1st. The Rock Art will be available for purchase at the Rock Auction on March 5, 2011.
After Rockin' in Quartzsite take a short drive over to Blythe for a car show. There will be a special concert following the car show in Blythe on October 23 at Quechan Park. The concert will feature Paul Winer doing some great piano boogie woogie and blues, doing songs he wrote from his Sweet Pie days, and will be accompanied by Ralph Martin on the washtub base. There is a dinner before the show and it starts at 5 p.m. The entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Cost for the dinner and show is $15.00 per persons, just for the entertainment $8.00. Have a great day at the car show and stay for the dinner and entertainment.The Country Rangers, who are playing at the car show, will also be featured at the evening dinner and entertainment show.They do classic rock and roll, country and country rock. For more information, please call Sam Patel at 760-922-5143.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I-10 Paving Delays between Quartzsite & Phoenix

Update: Paving project on I-10
near Harquahala Valley Road
 to start on Monday

Drivers can expect 10 miles
of one-lane traffic

YUMA – Paving is scheduled to begin Oct. 25 for 10 miles on Interstate 10 between the Maricopa County Line and Harquahala Valley Road .

Beginning Oct. 25, commuters can expect the following:

•One westbound and one eastbound lane will be closed between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday to allow crews to access the roadway safely.

•The speed limit through the work zone will be reduced to 45 mph.

•Drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

•Vehicles will be limited to a maximum width of 14 feet during work hours. Westbound loads wider than 14 feet will be detoured to US 60 at Salome Road . Eastbound loads wider than 14 feet will be detoured to US 60 at Vicksburg Road . Loads wider than14 feet will be allowed to travel through the area on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Construction is expected to be completed before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

ADOT will fill cracks and apply material to protect the roadway on I-10 near Harquahala Valley Road . Over time, varying temperatures and vehicle tires have worn down the roadway surface creating small cracks. This project will seal the highway surface, preventing water from seeping into the cracks and damaging the base layer of pavement. Performing preventative maintenance is a cost effective method of extending the life of the roadway.

Message boards will be displayed to inform commuters of construction. Law enforcement officers will be present along the work zone to control traffic and monitor speeds.

As always, drivers are reminded to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

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 at or call 5-1-1.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Gaby Gonzalez at (928) 699-8983 or e-mail

Friday, October 15, 2010

Travel alert for Hoover Dam Dedication tomorrow!

Public dedication of new Hoover Dam bridge to create heavy traffic, long delays tomorrow

Bridge expected to open to traffic next week

PHOENIX — More than 20,000 people are registered for tomorrow’s public dedication of the new Hoover Dam bridge over the Colorado River . ADOT is urging anyone who is traveling to Las Vegas on Saturday to take an alternate route due to heavy traffic and long delays from this event.

The $240-million Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is expected to open to traffic next week, according to the Federal Highway Administration. It will not be open during Saturday’s public dedication. The Bridging America dedication is being planned and organized by FHWA.

Motorists who are not confirmed participants at the event will run into heavy traffic delays on US 93 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and should plan to take a different route when heading to or from Las Vegas . Travel options include using State Route 68 east of Kingman to Bullhead City, crossing the Laughlin Bridge onto Nevada State Highway 163, then using US 95 through Searchlight, Nevada. This detour route, however, also will experience heavier-than-normal traffic.

ADOT will provide messages to drivers on digital sign boards located along northbound US 93, westbound I-40, and eastbound SR 68.

Drivers can tune into the latest traffic alerts on 1610-AM and 1620-AM or by calling 5-1-1. Like for any road trips, travelers are advised to bring extra food, water and supplies with them if they must take US 93 and are caught in the delays.

For more information on tomorrow’s celebration, visit and click on “What to Expect” for a detailed description of how to plan accordingly, whether you are a participant in the event, or if you are traveling through the area that day.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Desert Messenger Letters to the Editor Policy

Folks often complain about their letters not being able to be published in the Desert Messenger. On page 4 of almost every edition is the stated policy. For clarification I've decided to reprint the policies here on this blog. For more information on publishing schedule and advertising rates, please visit

Letters to Editor Policy

"Desert Messenger encourages letters from its readers. Letters should be no longer than 300 words, and may be edited for grammar, content and length.

"We invite you to not only see a problem, but search for the solution to share with the community, keeping the benefit of all in mind.

"Letters considered libelous, in poor taste, on a personal issue, mean spirited or dominated by Scripture quotes will not be published. 3rd party letters will not be accepted.

"To avoid confusion over people with common or similar names, writers must provide a full name and indicate the name they are known by. Writers must provide a full street address and phone number. Rvers may provide the location of park/BLM land, etc. Street addresses will not be published. Phone numbers are for verification only and will not be printed."

Mail letters to:
The People’s Voice
Desert Messenger
P.O. Box 3185,
Quartzsite, AZ 85359

E-mail to:

If you have information that is timely, and can't wait until the next printing, please send your press releases and they will be published on this blog.

Busy day for Quartzsite Town Council on Thursday!

Quartzsite- It looks like the council members will be having a full day on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. A special meeting is planned for 2:30pm. A work session is planned for 3:00pm. At 6:00pm is the Training with the League of Cities and Towns. All meetings take place at Town Hall, 465 N. Plymouth, Quartzsite.

All meetings are open to the public. Please note:

"Guidelines for Communications/Petitions & Citizen Comments:
1) The Town cannot discuss or take legal action on any matter not on the agenda;
2) Remarks should be limited to statements about Town issues and not personal attacks;
3) Public comments are limited to 2 minutes/5 minutes. One person may not assign his/her time to another;
4) If there are several speakers on a particular matter, citizen groups may select a person to make the presentation on their behalf;
5) If you wish to make a public comment, approach the podium and wait until you are recognized by the Mayor. State your name for the record;
6) Citizens shall observe rules of propriety, decorum and good conduct. Profanity, threatening or personal attacks and slanderous remarks are not permitted. If such behavior does not cease at the request of the Mayor, the individual may be barred from further audience before the Council, unless permission is granted by a majority vote of the Council;
7) Public officers may respond to criticism or request staff to review or place an item on the agenda."

All agendas for Quartzsite Town Council Meetings can be found online at:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

AZ Centennial Event Calendar Planning meeting huge success in Quartzsite!

Quartzsite- This morning at 10am the Arizona Centennial Committee of Quartzsite held their first ever Event Calendar Planning Meeting. Members of many local organizations were in attendance as well as business owners, and individuals.

Chair Person, Shanana Rain Golden-Bear announced that the committee has worked all summer on this project, sometimes up to 10 hours a week. Events are being planned throughout the centennial year, beginning February 12, 2011 through February 14, 2012. Some of the publicity already in place are Twitter accounts, a Facebook page, a blog.

Education Coordinator, Mary Huntley, displayed the first of many paintings to be displayed during the year. The 3.5' x 4' art pieces will be added each month during the year, displayed on Main Street, on the railings across from McDonald's, etc. Folks will be able to participate in a contest all year long. There will be questions about the scene depicted in the art, what business they are located near, what unique items are in that business, etc. This should increase awareness of our local businesses along with educating folks about the surrounding areas.

Events Coordinator, Monica Timberlake spoke explaining the many new events being planned, as well as asking organizations to incorporate the Centennial theme into their existing events. She explained how important it is for the community to work together.

Lasting Legacy Chair Audrey Berger shared how much she wants everyone to get involved in the events.

Vice Chair Michelle Lukkasson, and Fundraising Coordinator, explained the many fundraising opportunites for businesses and individuals. The attendees were informed that there are no public funds available, none from the state level, county, or town levels. Lukkasson explained the deadline schedule for submissions for the Lasting Legacy Project.

Attendees were given a packet containing the yearly calendar, a detailed calendar, and Lasting Legacy submission information.

After the presentations, the floor was opened for discussion. Many great ideas were shared and some suggestions were given, adding to the calendar. Organizations can email their calendar events to Monica Timberlake at by October 21.

If folks missed the meeting, don't worry! There is an evening meeting planned in cooperation with the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Oct. 25th at 7pm to be held at the QIA.

Please bring your calendars and ideas!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Blue Water Casino Desert Challenge Race this weekend

138 and counting registered racers for the

Inagural BlueWater Desert Challenge
“The American Challenge Continues”

PARKER, AZ – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 14, 15, 16 & 17 BlueWater Resort & Casino will be the official host and race headquarters for the Inagural BlueWater Desert Challenge. The BlueWater Desert Challenge is a new 2-day event of great reacing created by Casey Folks of Best in the Desert Racing Association. Fourteen different states will be represented by 138 and still counting drivers and crew that have signed up for the newest off-road desert race in “The American Off-Road Racing Series”. The race course will consist of 3 laps for most classes, 2 laps for the other special classes and each lap is a 22 to 28 mile loop. Sixteen different classes of racers are vying in this two-day event; classes such as the Trick Truck, ProTruck, Trophylite and the largest class of them all is the 1500 Series. Past over-all winners of the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker ‘425’ that are registered for the Inagural BlueWater Desert Challenge include 2004 & 2005 Over-all winner Chuck Hovey – Class 1500, 2008 Over-all winner Chet Huffman & Jerry Whelchel – Trick Truck and 2010 Over-All Winner BJ Baldwin, Trick-Truck. Baldwin was also the first receipant of a new trophy the Manny Esquerra Valor Award. Created in his honor the Manny Esquerra Valor Award goes to the overall winner of the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425. Manny Esquerra was a true legend in off-road racing and died while racing the 2008 BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425.

As race headquarters Registration, Tech Inspection, Contingency and the Awards presentation will be held at the BlueWater Resort & Casino. For a copy of the schedule of events for the Inagural BlueWater Desert Challenge you can visit the BlueWater Resort & Casino Hotel Registration Desk or view it on line at

Casey Folks has promised his racers a totally different race course from his featured point to point or long loop races of the “The American Off-Road Racing Series”. The BlueWater Desert Challenge ~ is new and challenging and a completely redesigned racecourse. The redesigned race course includes Casey’s conceptual of John Wayne’s Gorge, Marilyn’s Romp, The Matterhorn, The Sand Pile, Parker River Run, The New Thunder Alley and The Snake Pit ~ As Casey Folks has put it “A racers dream, an off-road racers Disneyland”.
Racer’s who have raced in any of BlueWater’s sponsored Best in the Desert Racing events know that Parker is a tourist destination and has the accessed value of a first class racing event to enhance their weekend experience. As Bluewater Resort & Casino and the Colorado River as your backdrop how can you go wrong. The BlueWater Desert Challenge offers something for everyone. BlueWater Resort & Casino producly sponsor the best in off-road racing with Best in the Desert, the Parker 250, Parker 425, BlueWater Gran Prix and the newest in the off-road sereis the BlueWater Desert Challenge.
For more information on any event or upcoming concerts at BlueWater Resort & Casino visit us on line at or call us toll free at 888-243-3360.

CPR Class Parker, Oct. 19

CPR CLASS: October 19, 2010

Two Class Times

WHERE: AWC on 16th Street

Class Room 1 & 2

(Across from Parker High School)

TIME: 9:00am to 12:30pm & 4:00pm to 7:30pm

COST: $25 each
Call 928-927-6556

To register. Space is limited

Instructed by Fire Chief/Paramedic Kevin Hess

AWC Domestic Violence Awareness performance Sat. Oct. 16 Yuma

Theatrical Performance at AWC for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Yuma, AZ -October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and
AWC/ NAU-Yuma Violence Prevention Program is raising awareness by bringing to the community the theatrical production, CONTROL.ASSAULT.DELETE, written by John King and directed by David Barker. The performance will take place on Saturday, October 16 at 5:00-6:30 pm at the Arizona Western College Theatre.

CONTROL.ASSAULT.DELETE is a one-act dramatic performance depicting a typical young woman as she enters college with high hopes and plans to fulfill her dreams and then meets her abuser who controls her life and ultimately ends all hopes of her ever achieving those dreams. This presentation will touch your heart as you see the things this young woman experiences in her quest to find happiness, save the man she believes loves her and finally, as she frantically seeks to save her own life.

The purpose of this work is to:

(1) Point out common mistakes made by parents and friends in their frustrated attempts to help the victim escape the abuse.

(2) Bring to light common tactics used by abusers to trap victims into a rigidly controlled relationship.

(3) Point out to abusers the pain and misery they bring to the lives of others through their actions.

Contact Racine Amos at or by phone at (928)317-7108 for additional information.
“There is no question in our minds that this event will leave an indelible mark on everyone’s minds and force us all to question how we can personally work to reduce domestic violence in our community.” - Linda King, Founder, Fix The Hurt

Friday, October 8, 2010

Quartzsite Town Council meeting & worksession agendas online

Quartzsite Town Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7pm at Town Hall.

There is also a worksession scheduled for earlier in the day, 3pm at Town Hall.

Both agendas are posted on the Town website at:

Please take the time and read the agendas online to familiarize yourself with all the information. When downloading the agenda for the regular meeting, please note the file is large and download time could be long.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New E-edition of the Desert Messenger online

Quartzsite- The newest issue of the Desert Messenger, Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper is now online! Check it out online at

With a major computer crash, comes challenges, so it's not perfect, but it delivered to the printer with barely 10 minutes to spare! They all say, it's not a matter of if, but when a computer make sure to back up REGULARLY...

Be sure to display the Team Spirit Page, page 13 of the Oct. 6th issue, in you home, business, car, etc.! Our Scholars' Academy Football team is great and let's show them we support our youth! GO BIG BLUE!

The next home football game is Friday night 7pm at Town Park. A couple of the lights broke during Monday's storm, but they hope to have them all working by gametime! Come on out for a fun family evening!

Junior Quail Hunting Camp in KOFA

2010 Kofa Junior Quail Camp

Yuma, AZ – The Arizona Game and Fish Department will host a junior’s “Quail Hunting Camp” on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge Friday October 22nd through Sunday October 24th. Additional activities include target archery and BB gun ranges, and quail biology workshops.

The camp is FREE with a refundable deposit, includes meals provided by the Yuma Valley Rod and Gun Club, and is open to all Arizona licensed junior hunters 17 years and under. Children age 13 and under are not required to have an Arizona hunting license and all juniors must be accompanied by an adult. Hunting mentors will be on site for safety and instruction and licensing will be available on site.

Don’t miss this family-orientated opportunity to get outside and swap stories around a campfire while introducing your kids to safe hunting in the Arizona desert. For more information please contact Wildlife Manager Alicia Allen at 928-345-3113 or email

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Monday deadline to vote in general election!

Midnight Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election.

Online registration can be done at
Arizonans who haven't registered to vote or who need to update their registration must do so by the deadline to vote in the General Election.

Early voting begins Thursday.

Arizona voters who are already registered do not need to re-register to cast a ballot.


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