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.

MCSO Press Release June 18, 2018


Today, Brian Stock and Taylor Nelson were recognized as valuable members of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office continues to grow in a positive and healthy direction and as such needs competent, reliable, and seasoned leaders. Leaders who understand our mission statement and excel in interpersonal relationships not only with their subordinates, but the general public as well.

Brian Stock has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Stock has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and continues to demonstrate a strong working knowledge of the job. We have great confidence in him and believe he will excel in his new role.

Taylor Nelson has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Nelson has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 8 years and was previously promoted to the rank of Sergeant in January 2015. Lieutenant Nelson has proven to be a valuable asset to our office and has demonstrated the leadership qualities necessary to perform at the highest of levels.

Sheriff’s Office Deputies at Lake Havasu City ASU Criminal Justice Summer Camp.


Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies presented at the Lake Havasu City ASU Criminal Justice Summer Camp. 38 kids between the ages of 14-18 with future aspirations of a criminal justice career received information on boating safety, search and rescue techniques, and K9 handling. Most of these kids are first generation college students from Arizona, California, Nevada, and even Tennessee. Mohave County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish them well with their future career goals and would like to thank them for the opportunity to present our information.

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)

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.

Memorial Day Weekend Boating Statistics




The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office saw a sharp increase in boating traffic and boating related violations during the Memorial Day Weekend 2018. During the weekend, our Deputies made 9 Operating under the Influence arrest, one of which was investigated during a boat crash. This number is more than double from years past. Our deputies also made twice as many watercraft contacts as years prior. This is a direct sign of the increase in the boating traffic on Lake Havasu and the Colorado River. With this clear increase, we would like to remind boaters to Boat Safe, Boat Smart, Boat Sober, and Wear a Life Jacket!

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety handled the following incidents during the 2018 Memorial Day Weekend on Lake Havasu and the Colorado River:

Boater Assists: 26
Disturbances: 1
Agency Assists: 4
Medical: 2
Non-Injury Boat Crash: 3
Injury Boat Crash: 0

The Division of Boating Safety also made the following Contacts:

Compliance / Safety Checks: 236
Operating Under The Influence Arrests: 9
Personal Flotation Device Violation Citations: 7
Transom, Bow Riding, Reckless Operation Criminal Citations: 19
Other Citations: 13
Boating Violation Warnings: 260