Praxair Industrial Clothing Is Hosting A Local Food Drive!

Praxair Industrial Clothing is hosting a local food drive!

All non-perishable food items received will be donated to the local food bank. What’s in it for you besides the selfless act of giving? For every food item donated receive 50% a single clearance item. Praxair Industrial Clothing carries Dickies, Red Wing, Carhardt, Doc Martens, Georgia Boots, Sketcher Scrubs and sooo much more…

So help us feed those whom have fallen on hard times in our community with your donation. Also, discount. So win, win for everyone.

The most needed food items:

  • Canned tuna, chicken or salmon
  • Peanut butter
  • Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit in its own juice or water
  • Olive or canola oil
  • Spices (cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, salt-free spice blends)
  • Canned foods with pop-top lids
  • Low-sugar whole grain cereals
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)

Aquarius Kicks off the Annual “Give for Kids” Campaign

Aquarius Kicks off the Annual “Give for Kids” Campaign by donating $10K to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River 

Aquarius Casino Resort kicked off the Boys & Girls Clubs “Give for Kids” Campaign by donating $10,000 to this annual event.

The “Give for Kids” annual campaign is one in which the Board of Directors reaches out to friends, family and business peers within the community asking them to consider making a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs.  Generated funds from this event are unrestricted and can be utilized for utilities, payroll, liability insurance, and general operating costs of doing business. The 2018 campaign goal has been set at $80,000.

Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager Sean Hammond presented Autumn Boyle-Robinson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs, a check for $10,000 on April 20.

“We are so grateful for this amazing donation from Aquarius” Boyle-Robinson said. “This will truly kick off the “Give for Kids” campaign! We are serving more and more children every month and summer is our peak season.”

Hammond, who is also on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs, has challenged other organizations, businesses, and individuals within the Laughlin community to match the generous donation.

Aquarius has made this donation every year for the past 11 years in conjunction with the Golden Entertainment Community Connections.  Golden Entertainment Community Connections is made up of management and team members that give back to the community through volunteers and service projects.

“Whether it is one company giving $10,000,  a few companies giving a couple thousand dollars each, or 10,000 people giving $1 a piece, I challenge everyone in this community to help make a difference in the lives of our youth. Together we can change future.”

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

Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center Opens Medical Specialty Clinic

Cardiologists, orthopedics specialists, neurologists and surgeons to share office space in town to ease access for residents

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is announcing a new opportunity for collaboration with hospitals and physicians throughout the region to provide subspecialty care in the local community. This new access to advanced medicine for residents in Laughlin and Bullhead City is an extension of Sunrise Hospital’s longstanding commitment to treating thousands of Mohave County, AZ and Laughlin, NV acutely ill patients at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

“By bringing specialized medicine closer to your home, our goal is to augment the expert care provided by primary care physicians, specialists and hospitals in Mohave County and Laughlin while adding a higher level of convenience for local patients,” said Todd P. Sklamberg, CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
The Advanced Medicine Center of Sunrise Hospital opened this spring offering patients local follow-up acute care. Advanced medicine services include cardiovascular services, orthopedics, neurosciences and surgical weight loss.

About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital

As Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center offers high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of southern Nevada, its surrounding region and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. Sunrise Hospital is now home to Nevada’s first and only Joint Commission Accredited Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Heart Center at Sunrise Hospital offers advanced cardiac care and features an Accredited Chest Pain Center. In addition to having the busiest Emergency Department in Nevada, Sunrise Hospital is also home to a County-designated STEMI receiving center.
Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital – Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital and home to the only pediatric open heart surgery program in the state. It features a 24/7/365, dedicated pediatric emergency department.

For more information on Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, visit sunrisehospital.com, follow us on Twitter @SunriseLasVegas and facebook.com/SunriseHospital.

BOAT SAFE, BOAT SMART, BOAT SOBER and WEAR A LIFE JACKET!

MCSO PRESS RELEASE
ADDITIONAL
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
928-753-0755
Susan.Callahan@mohavecounty.us

 

Promotion At The Mohave County Detention Facility

SPECIAL MCSO PRESS RELEASE
February 20, 2018

 PROMOTION AT THE MOHAVE COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY

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
928-753-0755
Susan.Callahan@mohavecounty.us

 

Transportation Assessment Survey 2018

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
Email: MaeganB@wacog.com
Website: https://www.wacog.com/

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.”