Colorado River Rodeo Round Up

42nd Annual Colorado River Round Up Rodeo, Needles Rodeo Grounds

Friday, April 6th at 6:00pm & Saturday, April 7th at 5:00pm

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The Needles Rodeo Association is already preparing for the 42nd Annual Colorado River Round Up Rodeo which will be held April 6th & 7th, 2018.  Our Board Members are volunteers who work hard to give the tri-state area the only local rodeo. Our board members grew up in Needles and went to the Needles Rodeo every year.  We try to continue the tradition that we have all enjoyed for the past almost 42 years.  It is our hope that you and your children and grandchildren will leave the Needles Rodeo with the same fond memories that we have.

Thanks to our sponsors that come through every year and support us year after year. Because of their support and other generous donations, we are able to put needed monies back into the tri-state youth organizations.  We also give scholarships to area high school seniors.

The Colorado River Round Up Rodeo is a GCPRA sanctioned rodeo.  We are a non-profit organization and all contributions to the Needles Rodeo Association are tax deductible.

Missing Persons Update – Littlefield Az

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is still requesting the public’s assistance with any information regarding the disappearance of Jerry and Susan McFalls. The Sheriff’s Office, along with the assistance of the FBI is currently examining evidence and investigating possible leads. If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of the McFalls, please contact your local law enforcement or the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 1-800-522-4312.


February 21, 2018

  The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety conducted a Boating Safety Demonstration for 118 students at the Calvary Academy in Lake Havasu City.  These students, in grades kindergarten through 3rd, were shown several pieces of equipment used by deputies to keep our Lake safe.  Deputies also spoke with the children about the importance of wearing a life jacket, and being safe around boat propellers.  ​The children were then allowed to sit in the driver’s seat of several patrol vehicles, and experience activating the lights and sirens.  Boating season is upon us. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you to BOAT SAFE, BOAT SMART, BOAT SOBER and WEAR A LIFE JACKET!



Sue Callahan
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer


Promotion At The Mohave County Detention Facility

February 20, 2018


Sheriff Doug Schuster (far left) and Chief Deputy Dean McKie (far right) congratulate Detention Officers (left to right)   Eric Staffon, Stacy Summers and Bryan Traxler, who were recently promoted to Corporal at the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility on February 3rd, 2018.

Sue Callahan
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer


Transportation Assessment Survey 2018


Transportation throughout Mohave and La Paz Counties continue to be a main obstacle. The Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) Transportation Department is conducting a survey to learn more about the transportation needs of residents and gaps in current services.

We want to hear your voice in the matter. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by going to the WACOG FaceBook events page and clicking on the Survey Monkey link or filling out a hard copy in your local community. Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate!

The survey will open February 12th to August 30th

Western Arizona Council of Governments
208 N. 4th Street
Kingman, AZ 86401

Contact: Maegan Burns
Phone: 928-377-4961

Math Success Is Spelled “MCC” In Mohave County

Colorado City              Bullhead City               Kingman                      Lake Havasu City

January 2018 

Math success is spelled “MCC” in Mohave County
Student success rates jump thanks to transitional math project


Mohave Community College charted a new course to improve the math skills of students, and the student success rate spiked.

During the MCC board of governors meeting Friday, the college unveiled the first year results of its transitional math project, which helps prepare students for college level math.

The percentage of students successfully completing transitional math courses jumped from 62% in the Fall semester of 2016 to 88% in 2017.

For students taking 15 week courses, the success rate jumped from 68% to 91%.

“These results are phenomenal,” MCC President Dr. Michael Kearns told the board of governors. ”Student improvement results like this get the attention of educators and administrators.”

The need to improve student math skills is no secret in Arizona.

Only 40% of elementary, middle school and high school students passed the math portion of the AzMerit standardized test during the 2016-2017 school year, according to the Arizona Department of Education.

“We changed our philosophy at MCC and moved from expecting the student to be ready for college level math to meeting the student wherever they are in terms of math knowledge, “ said Rosemarie LeFebvre, MCC associate dean of student success & retention. “We work closely with the student and help them learn the skills they need to pass college level math classes.”

LeFebvre is one of the key architects of the college’s transitional math improvement project, which is already seeing double digit improvements in student success rates.

She worked closely with Associate Dean Don Weide, who oversees the MCC Center for Excellence in Learning.

Weide researched math computer programs and identified EdReady as one MCC could use to assist students. “It allows students to go online at any time, assess their math skills, and together with our team at MCC develop a plan for success,” he said.

Advisors, tutors, faculty and staff monitor student progress daily, and administrators meet weekly for updates and to determine what is working, and what changes need to be made.

“We always ask ourselves ‘what’s the new challenge, what’s today’s challenge and what didn’t we think of,’” Stephen Eaton, chief academic officer explained to board members. “Because of that approach we’ve had very few surprises.”

Another big key to the success of the project is flexibility and ease of access to assistance the students may need.

“We make it a priority to work within the student’s schedule to help them,” said LeFebvre. “If a student lags behind, we meet with them to find out how we can help make them successful.”

The college also located the transitional math classes on its campuses within easy access to the Student Success Centers, tutors, computer labs and faculty.

The college also works closely with online students and the success rate for them jumped from 45% in 2016 to 84% in 2017.

MCC board members were overwhelmingly pleased with the transitional math success rates.

“For online pass rates to jump from 45% to 84% is incredible,” said Board Trustee Judy Selberg.

Board Member Julie Bare had a similar reaction. “This is a magnificent representation of what we do best – educating students and helping them improve and succeed.”

Niki Nickle Completes First Year At Institute For Organization Management

Niki Nickle Of Lake Havasu Area Chamber Of Commerce Completes First Year At Institute For Organization Management

A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Niki Nickle,  Membership and Events Manager, of the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at University of Arizona in Tuscon.

“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”

Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. Institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.

Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.