Cruhsd Fieldhouse To Become “Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse”

Cruhsd Fieldhouse To Become ‘Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse’ In $625,000 Multi-Year Naming Agreement

BULLHEAD CITY – The Anderson Auto Group of Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City has been awarded naming rights for the new voter-approved fieldhouse being built by the(CRUHSD).  The 125,000 square foot indoor arena, located at the southwest end of the Bullhead Parkway adjacent to the Mohave Crossroads Shopping Center, will be known as the “Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse.”

CRUHSD Superintendent Riley Frei made the announcement during Tuesday’s Bullhead City Council meeting.  The sponsorship is for $125,000 annually for five years, and is renewable after that.

“We’re extremely pleased to partner with a wonderful community-based and community-minded family business in Mohave County,” said School Superintendent Riley Frei.  “The District and Anderson Auto Group share the same vision for quality academics, and we look forward to this partnership continuing well into the future.”

Anderson Auto Group was selected following a competitive bidding and review process that included several major businesses in the Tri-State area.  It will also host a naming ceremony at the Fieldhouse site, 3663 Bullhead Parkway, on June 23.

“We are very excited and honored to be the naming rights partner for the all-new CRUHSD Fieldhouse,” said Anderson Auto Group owner Jason R. Anderson.  “This state of the art facility is a tremendous addition to this region of Arizona.  This will provide a sports and activities experience that is second to none.  We are a community minded organization and supporting this project with CRUHSD and the citizens of Bullhead City is something we wanted to be a part of.”

The public open house marking the naming rights will be held at the Fieldhouse construction site on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 8:30 am.  Virtual reality tours will show what the Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse will look like when completed, which is expected in the first quarter of next year.

Updated artist renderings and construction site photos are available on the current website,, which will soon transition to a new online address reflecting the Anderson sponsorship. The naming rights contract will be formally presented to the CRUHSD school board at its June 25 meeting.

Anderson Auto Group currently owns five dealerships in the Tri-state area: Anderson Ford in Bullhead City, Anderson Ford and Lincoln in Kingman, and Anderson Chrysler, Anderson Nissan and Anderson Toyota in Lake Havasu City.  It has had a presence in the region for 20 years, including two years in Bullhead City.

CRUHSD was created in 1989 and operates three public high schools: Mohave High, which opened in 1969 in Bullhead City, River Valley High, which opened in 1992 in Mohave Valley, and CRUHSD Academy in Bullhead City, now beginning its ninth year.  In addition to athletic facilities, the Anderson Auto Fieldhouse will also have classrooms for several CRUHSD career-technical and vocational educational programs.

Frei said that additional Fieldhouse sponsorships are being signed on a frequent basis.  A variety of levels are available through CRUHSD’s marketing partner, International Coliseums Company.  Contact information is posted on the Fieldhouse website.

New Horizons Presents Lake Havasu City’s First Community Garden

The Lake Havasu Area Chamber Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony for New Horizons celebrating 25 years as a chamber member.

New Horizons has been providing service to people with disabilities for 45 years. It offers community integrated activity programs like Lake Havasu’s first Community Garden, built on land donated to New Horizons.

Attending the ceremony from left to right were Ashley Bartosiewicz, Claudia Gonzalez, John Federico, Lindsay Hughes, Dempsey Nail, B.J. Dye, Terry Delia – CEO, Paul Vaughn, John Blosl and Teri Jameson

Welcome Debi Pennington To The Better Business Bureau

Debi Pennington Joins Better Business Bureau as Regional Director for Mohave County (Lake Havasu City, AZ – October 11, 2017)

Better Business Bureau serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) welcomes Debi Pennington as new Regional Director for its Mohave County office in Lake Havasu City, succeeding Elaine Cullen who retired in September 2017. Pennington will continue to serve Mohave and La Paz Counties, building on three years of community involvement since the opening of the office in 2014.

Pennington joins BBB as key liaison to Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, Kingman, Parker and surrounding communities. In a continued effort to help locals select brands and charities they can trust, Pennington plans to collaborate and join forces with other organizations, serving both consumers and businesses.

“We are grateful for the trust and support local organizations, nonprofits, businesses and consumers have offered since our opening in 2014, and look forward to continuing and expanding partnerships to better serve the community,” said Matthew Fehling, BBB President/CEO.

Prior to joining BBB, Pennington worked as Educational Director for Interagency Council of Social Services, where she lead over seven educational programs, collaborated with local leaders to optimize outreach, worked with organizations to establish services, and evaluated the impact of community programs. Pennington holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Arizona State University.

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Pennington and her two daughters relocated to Lake Havasu City eight years ago. In her free time, she volunteers for a variety of local events and currently serves as an ambassador for the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce.

“I hope to continue building awareness of BBB programs that help promote trust and consumer confidence in our area,” said Debi Pennington, BBB Regional Director for Mohave County. “Elaine Cullen did an amazing job and has left a great framework for me to follow.”

The BBB Mohave County Campus is located at 60 S. Acoma Blvd., Suite B102 in Lake Havasu City. To learn about BBB and its more than 11,800 BBB Accredited Businesses, visit or contact the local office at 928-302-3701.


For more information or to schedule an interview with a BBB spokesperson, contact Debi Pennington at (928) 302-3701 or

Boating Safety At School

September 29, 2017


Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety was invited to speak with the school children at Havasu Preparatory Academy in Lake Havasu City on Thursday (9/28).  Deputies spoke to 28 kindergartners and 32 of their 6th grade reading buddies about Boating Safety, and especially, wearing a life jacket!  The students had a great time playing with the SCUBA dive gear, along with exploring a Patrol boat, Patrol cars, and a patrol truck.