Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport Celebrates National Aviation Day
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – In recognition of the 79th Celebration of National Aviation Day, Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport will be hosting an open house on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The event is taking place at Signature Flight Support, the fixed-base operator at the airport located south of the main terminal.
President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed August 19 to be National Aviation Day in 1939. This nationally recognized day coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright, who piloted the Wright Flyer in 1903. The purpose of this day is to celebrate the history and future of aviation.
A variety of approximately 15-20 aircraft will be on display on the airport apron. Visitors will be able to get up close to aircraft and speak to pilots while enjoying the spirit of aviation. A free breakfast snack and coffee will be available for guests during the event available while supplies last.
For more information, please contact airport administration at (928) 754-2134.
Aquarius Team Members Raise $48,406 For River Fund, Inc.
LAUGHLIN, NEVADA July 23, 2018
Aquarius Casino Resort Team Members raise $48,406 for River Fund, Inc. for the 2018/2019 campaign.
River Fund, Inc. is a local non-profit agency that provides direct emergency and crisis services for individuals and families in the Tri-State area. Team members choose to either contribute through payroll deductions or by making a one-time contribution. Since River Fund was established in June of 2010, River Fund, along with the help of Aquarius employees, have now surpassed 1.87 Million dollars in assistance that has impacted more than 65,000 lives. The funds are used to support many non-profit agencies to assisting individuals with utility bills, medical care and much more.
“The River Fund is very excited to once again have the support of the staff and management of the Aquarius for the upcoming 2018/2019 campaign year.” said Executive Director Mike Conner. Through donations by employees from their paychecks, as well as variety of fund raiser proceeds such as employee rummage sales, the Aquarius has always led the way in supporting the community through the River Fund.”
Another part of River Fund, is the River Fund Employee Donor Crisis Fund. This fund has provided over $13,117 in assistance to 85 Tri-State employees.
“Aquarius Casino Resort has the best team members, who enjoy helping in every way possible.” said Aquarius General Manager Sean Hammond. “And what better cause than our local River Fund!”
About Aquarius Casino Resort:
Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin providing 1,906 rooms and suites and a 57,000-square-foot casino offering 1,250 state-of-the-art slot machines, the widest variety of favorite table games, and an all new non-smoking race and sportsbook. The Aquarius Casino Resort offers multiple amenities including restaurants to serve every taste from fine dining to casual dining – For more information, please call (800) 662-5825 or (702) 298-5111. For further information visit www.AquariusCasinoResort.com and check out the Special Offers.
About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – resort and casino operations and distributed gaming. The Company operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs approximately 7,000 team members. Golden Entertainment owns eight casino resorts – seven in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at nearly 1,000 locations and owns nearly 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. The Company is licensed in Illinois to operate video gaming terminals. Golden Entertainment is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging its scale, leadership position and proven management capabilities across its two divisions. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com.
Leadership Lake Havasu
Leadership Lake Havasu is currently accepting applications for the 2018/2019 program. Interested candidates must complete an application, and will be scheduled for an interview during the program Orientation in August.
Leadership Lake Havasu selects 30 talented and emerging leaders for a 9-month community immersion experience. The class gains insight, inspiration and valuable knowledge while building strong relationships with each other and a broad network of community leaders.
Graduates often see beyond their own spheres of influence to the broader needs of the community and are empowered to heighten their efforts to make Lake Havasu City even better.
Our graduates mark it among the most significant learning experiences of their professional life; and join our vibrant and active alumni with a richer perspective of community leadership.
The program runs from September through May, and the class spends one day per month exploring ideas, learning about our assets, and building strong relationships throughout the Havasu area. The class will also plan, organize and execute a fundraiser to be held in the month of April.
Leadership Lake Havasu is a signature program of the Lake Havasu Chamber Foundation for Education and Leadership.
Tuition is $675 for Chamber members and $925 for non-members. Partial scholarships may be available on a limited basis. Applications are available online at www.havasuchamber.com and are due by July 31.
Effective Sunday, August 12, 2018
Due to the sudden passing of Stu Taylor, host of Equity Strategies, we will be replacing the show with Tech It Out.
Tech It Out with Marc Saltzman is replacing
Equity Stragtegies on Sundays from 10 pm-11 pm ET.
Tech It Out is the technology show where you don’t need to speak “tech” to get your questions answered and learn about the fast changing world of consumer technology. Host Marc Saltzman, a veteran in the tech world, breaks down “geek speak into street speak”. He is a technology columnist, author and TV personality.
Each week, Marc discusses consumer technology topics, interviews compelling guests and addresses listener questions and concerns. He has contributed to more than 40 publications, including his syndicated column with USA TODAY. He is also a prolific 16-time author, radio and television personality, and public speaker. Marc specializes in consumer electronics, online technology, business tech, interactive entertainment and future trends.
Tech It Out tackles the latest news, reviews and how-to’s, to help your listeners gain a clearer understanding of what’s hot, what’s not and why. Make educated purchases. Learn how to master your existing gadgets. Find out what’s coming next. Ask questions, and get answers.
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.”
Governor Doug Ducey will be a guest on Speak Out 2.0 today at Noon right after the Fox News. Join Paul LaVoie today for Speak Out 2.0 on KNTR Talk 106.3 FM and to call the show (702) 298-1063.
MCSO PRESS RELEASE July 5, 2018
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INVESTIGATION- KINGMAN
On 07/01/18 at approximately 9:49 PM, Kingman Police received a report of an armed robbery in progress at 3665 E Andy Devine Avenue, a Dollar General Store. Police were advised that there were two suspects, and that they robbed the store at gunpoint and left. Officer Mike Morris, a three year veteran of Kingman Police Department, was the first officer to arrive. He observed a white truck with one person next to at the corner of Sunshine and Horizon. Officer Morris was coming to a stop when the suspect started shooting into his vehicle. The suspect engaged Officer Morris with an AR-15 style rifle that had a bump stock affixed, firing numerous rounds. A short time later, Officer Adam Simonsen, a nine year veteran of Kingman Police Department, arrived to the scene. The suspect turned his attention on Officer Simonsen and fired several rounds at him. Both Officers returned fire with their pistols, and the suspect was shot in the face. The suspect then fled the area on foot and was located at the corner or Airway and Andy Devine. Other Officers with Kingman Police Department deployed a Taser and had to physically restrain the suspect. The suspect was identified as Anthony Axton, 32 years old, of Kingman. Anthony Axton was transported by medical
personnel to Las Vegas. Axton is currently in the custody of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. It was later determined that Axton fired a total of 45 rounds at the officers. Anthony Axton was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, armed robbery, aggravated robbery, and misconduct involving weapons. The other suspect involved in the robbery was identified as Francis William Allison, 58 years old, of Kingman. Francis fled the scene on foot and was not involved in the gunfight with officers. Francis Allison was apprehended on 07/03/18 by Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detectives after a brief standoff took place in the 3500 block of Lum Avenue. Allison surrendered without incident and was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, armed robbery, aggravated robbery, and misconduct involving weapons. Both suspects were wearing body armor during the commission of the crime. It is believed that these two suspects, as well as Preston Earl Milks, 25 years old, of Kingman were involved in multiple robberies and burglaries inside Kingman city limits and in Mohave County. These crimes involved breaking into businesses and restraining employees to commit their robberies. More charges related to the other criminal events will be forthcoming as the investigation continues. Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the shooting investigation, and MCSO and Kingman Police Department are working together for the investigations of the other crimes being committed by the three suspects.
Sheriff Schuster had this to say. “I am very relieved that the officers and any potential bystanders were not injured during this heinous and deadly attack. This thug ambushed two law enforcement officers with the full intent of taking their lives. He should consider himself lucky to be upright and taking air as far as I’m concerned” Schuster said. “In addition, this small group of armed and dangerous thugs have been terrorizing our citizens for some time. I am thankful that these dangerous criminals will no longer pose a threat to our communities and we will ensure that every effort is made to aid in the prosecution and conviction of each
one of them”.
MCSO PRESS RELEASE July 2, 2018
On Monday (7/2), Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster presented a Lifesaving Award to Sherry King, a 70 year old Littlefield, AZ resident. King is being credited with saving the life of a Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on April 27, 2018. On that day, while a suspect was being restrained, a struggle ensued with the deputy. During the struggle, the suspect was able to take possession of the deputy’s taser, but was not able to deploy it. The suspect then began reaching for the deputy’s weapon, when King jumped in and attempted to assist the deputy, but was assaulted and shoved away by the suspect. King then fired a warning shot from her own weapon, and the suspect fled the scene on foot. After the award was presented, King received a standing ovation from all in attendance. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office wants to express our gratitude to Sherry King for her quick thinking and courageous actions, which ultimately saved the life of a young deputy.
MCSO PRESS RELEASE June 27, 2018
VOLUNTEER POSSE GRADUATES- KINGMAN
On Wednesday (6/27), Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster congratulated and swore in Sheriff’s Volunteer Posse members. The graduates completed a volunteer training academy held at the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Doug Schuster swore in 8 new graduates; Kevin Curran, Cheri Williams, Kiara Sanchez, Dennis Rogers, Ralph McKie, Richard Terrien, Steve Kaminski, and William Gleason. The academy participants underwent a 32 hour class, and after graduating, volunteers will complete 40 additional training hours in the field with Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Posse Field Training Officers.
Class participants attended Defensive Driving courses as well as attending prisoner restraint and transport classes. Volunteers are utilized in many areas such as; boating safety, community policing and crime prevention, animal control, computer data entry, dispatch operations, corrections and prisoner
transportation, record keeping and research, radio communications, and neighborhood safety patrols. Anyone interested should contact their local Mohave County Sheriff’s Office to pick-up an application, or contact Sergeant Kyler Cox at (928) 453-0745.