Aquarius Team Members Raise $48,406 For River Fund, Inc.

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 2019 Program

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.

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.

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, www.crsfieldhouse.com, 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.

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.

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.”