News Briefs: Monday, September 15, 2008

Alpaca ranch open to visitors

KINGMAN - Amor Del Alpaca Ranch will participate in the 2nd Annual National Alpaca Farm Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27-28.

The public is invited to visit the farm and see the alpacas to learn more about them. Alpacas were first imported to the U.S. in 1984. They are cousins to the llama and are native to the Andes in Peru, Bolivia and Chile.

Amor Del Alpaca Ranch is located at 11400 E. Deer Crossing Road. Go east from Kingman on I-40 to exit 71. Turn left to cross the interstate, then turn right onto a dirt road and follow the signs for approximately 1-1/2 miles to the ranch.

Safe driver class this week

KINGMAN - The next AARP Driver Safety Program will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2255 E. Butler Ave. For reservations, call Bill Solper at 757-5774.

ADOT crews working in area

KINGMAN - The Arizona Department of Transportation will be working on pavement maintenance projects in the Kingman area from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 1.

Today and Tuesday, ADOT will be working on Route 66 from mileposts 82 to 96, northeast of Kingman. The work will force both east and westbound lanes to be closed intermittently. A pilot car will lead traffic through the construction area. Motorists should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

From Sept. 22-25, ADOT will be working on Highway 68 from milepost 1.3 to milepost 14, east of Bullhead City. Speeds will be reduced in the construction area. Motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

On Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, ADOT crews will be working on Interstate 40 from milepost 57 to milepost 63, east of Kingman. Motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

For a complete listing of freeway and highway closures or restrictions visit www.az511.com or call 511.

Rally for military women set

KINGMAN - Military Women Coming Together, a networking rally and symposium, will be held Friday and Saturday in Kingman.

Friday's events include "Stand Up," which covers services for homeless and at-risk women veterans, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VFW Post 10386, 3036 E. John L Ave. That will be followed by a networking rally from 5 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 14, 235 Oak St.

A breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the American Legion, followed by the Military Women's Symposium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, or if you know someone who needs assistance to get to the event, contact Teresa Livingston of USVETS at (602) 349-4294, or Joan Sisco of Veterans First Ltd. at (602) 487-7022.

Weather spotting class Oct. 2

KINGMAN - The Mohave County Division of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will be holding a severe weather spotting class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, 600 W. Beale St.

Basic weather observation techniques will be taught to assist the weather service in gathering critical severe weather information from across the region.

The class is open to the public and is recommended for American Red Cross, CERT, Search and Rescue and amateur radio volunteers.

For more information, contact the Mohave County Division of Emergency Management (928) 757-0930.