Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Lip Sync Challenge

A new video featuring the top three officials in the Mohave County Sheriff’s office has gone viral on social media. Sheriff Doug Schuster takes the lead role in lip-syncing Johnny Horton’s Battle of New Orleans song released in 1959.

With toilet plungers stuffed over the nozzles of their rifles, Chief Sheriff’s deputy Dean McKie and Undersheriff Ed Trafecanty join Sheriff Schuster in a lip-sync video performance that runs a little more than three minutes.

 “Believe it or not, looking at our stellar dance moves there was no choreographed movement whatsoever. It was completely contemporaneous,” the Sheriff said.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said the “lip-synch challenge” videos featuring law enforcement officers are popping up all across the country. She says there’s no fundraising associated and that it’s just officers of different ranks from different agencies enjoying some good natured fun.

Schuster said the video drew 2-million views in the first 16 hours it was posted.

“It’s crazy. I’ve got family back east. I’ve got people calling me from all over the place,” Schuster said. “It’s refreshing to know and shocking to see how many people viewed that little video.”

Mortensen said some of the agencies that make the videos challenges other agencies to do the same. And Sheriff Schuster has laid down the gauntlet challenging heads of other local law enforcement agencies to get their creative juices flowing.

Schuster said he has high expectations for his former high school pal, Bullhead City police Chief Brian Williamson. “He actually has a tremendous sense of humor so if he picks the right song I see him turning out a very cool product,” Schuster said.

Deputy Kingman police chief Rusty Cooper said he enjoyed the Sheriff’s trio and credited them with a job well done.

 “I was awfully entertained by it,” said Kingman DPS commander Jamie Clark said of the video. “I don’t know that we’ll do one, but we’ll wait and see.”

“We enjoyed it. It was actually a lot of fun. And what I like about it is that it shows the other side of the department,” Schuster said. “We have changed the culture at the sheriff’s office. We’re all about interacting with the public and this was great because it shows the average person that we’re just people. We’re trying to do the best job we can but we like to have fun too. It’s a win-win for us.”

Harrah’s Beach Party Concert Series Continues Saturday, July 14th

Win a pair of tickets for Saturday’s Harrah’s Laughlin Beach Party. Gates open at 8PM
Call main line at 928-855-9336

Sugar Hill Gang & Club Nouveau

Don’t miss the Sugar Hill Gang & Club Nouveau on Saturday, July 14th as part of the Beach Party Concert Series! The former is responsible for classics like “Rapper’s Delight” and “Apache,” and the latter released hits in “Jealousy,” “Situation #9” and a cover of Bill Withers’s “Lean on Me.” Arrive early for a dance party with a DJ.

Governor Makes Campaign Stop In Havasu

Today’s News-Herald: Governor makes campaign stop in Havasu

After announcing his bid for re-election Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey set off on a statewide campaign tour that included a stop in Lake Havasu City Friday.

Ducey shook hands and listen to voters concerns during several stops that included the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9401, Sam’s Shooters Emporium and various downtown businesses.

Although Ducey’s trip to Havasu came during one of the hottest days so far this summer, the governor seemed pleased to be in town. His last trip to Havasu was 2014 during his first run for the state’s highest office.

The message this election is continuing to provide opportunity for everyone.

“We’ve got a state that is growing,” Ducey said. “We’ve got people coming here from around the country and around the world, so we want to make sure we secure Arizona’s future, economically and at our border. We also need safer schools and safer neighborhoods.”

Despite having his critics, Ducey has made headway on several of his initiatives.

In his first year as governor, he took a $1 billion deficit and balanced the budget, without raising taxes. In K-12 education funding, although there is a long way to go to fix what many say is woefully inadequate Ducey has added nearly $2.7 billion to Arizona public schools.

Ducey has also cut regulations with the goal to stimulate job growth, as well as reformed and simplified the state’s tax code. In addition, Ducey launched Arizona’s Border Strike Force, to enhance security along Arizona’s southern border and stop the flow of cartels and human traffickers.

“We’ve got a place where people are proud to live and we want to keep heading in the right direction, and a growing economy,” he said. “We are a state that embraces entrepreneurship, that has K-12 education improving, and that has a wonderful relationship with Mexico, while having a secure border.”

Of keen interest to Ducey is balancing the water needs of rural Arizona communities, especially those along the Colorado River, against metropolitan communities in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties.

“I want to see Arizona speak with one voice on water,” he said. “There’s more to do in our legislative cycle. I’m going to make sure that life in rural counties is protected, while we have ample water all across our state.

Scam Alert

SCAM Alert – claiming to represent MHS, RVHS and LHS when they do not.

 It has been reported from Mohave HS that scam artists are claiming to represent MHS, RVHS and LHS when they do not.

They claim to be collecting funds for the schools athletics such as Cheer or Football. Information about the vendor has not yet been provided. However, if you can alert your fellow businesses, please let them know that if they receive such a solicitation, please try to get as much information as possible and then provide Lance Ross, Director, Public & Community Relations/Public Information Officer, Bullhead City Elementary School District #15 * Colorado River Union High School District #2, with specifics so that he may work with the Better Business Bureau. “We use sanctioned vendors, whether they’re local or national.” said Ross.

If you have any information regarding activity of this sort please do not hesitate to contact:

Lance Ross
Director, Public & Community Relations/Public Information Officer
Bullhead City Elementary School District #15 * Colorado River Union High School District #2
1004 Hancock Road * Bullhead City, AZ 86442
928-219-3012 (direct line)
928-758-3961, x-1412 (switchboard)