News Briefs: Sunday, December 19, 2010

City customers should put on trash a day early

KINGMAN - There will be no residential or commercial trash service on Friday, Dec. 24.

Thursday and Friday customers should put their cans out one day early.

KART to give free rides on Dec. 31

KINGMAN - Kingman Area Regional Transit will close starting Thursday, Dec. 23, and resume normal operations on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010.

Holiday hours on Wednesday, Dec. 22, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Once again, KART will be giving free rides from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31. KART will be closed Jan. 1 and 2, and resume normal operations on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.

ADOT expects to complete I-40 project by Christmas

KINGMAN - The Arizona Department of Transportation is on schedule to complete bridge improvement work at the Interstate 40 Lake Havasu Traffic Interchange (Exit 9) before the Christmas holiday, requiring one final bridge closure from noon Monday, Dec. 20, to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Motorists traveling south to Lake Havasu City on State Route 95 from westbound I-40 will be detoured seven miles to the Needle Mountain Traffic Interchange (Exit 2). Drivers traveling northbound on State Route 95 to westbound I-40 will be detoured four miles to the Franconia Road Traffic Interchange (Exit 13).

Road crews will be working in Meadview, Butler

KINGMAN - Mohave County Public Works crews will be out making road repairs this week. Crews will be working on shoulders and potholes in the central part of Meadview on Surf Spray, Sandy Point and Driftwood drives.

Crews will also be working on shoulders, pruning trees and removing brush in the Butler area north of Kingman. In Valle Vista, crews will be working on shoulders and repairing potholes.

The blade trucks will be working their regular routes in Meadview, Dolan Springs and Golden Valley.

Officers capture 30 pounds of crystal meth at border

DOUGLAS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 30 pounds of crystal meth concealed inside a non-factory compartment built into the firewall of a vehicle last week.

On Dec 10 at 1 p.m., CBP officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico. The officers selected a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by an 18-year-old man for inspection. The total weight of the meth was more than 30 pounds with an estimated street value of $1.4 million. The man was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation and prosecution.


On Tuesday, Peter Cimino took his upcoming Magical Christmas Show to Black Mountain and Cerbat elementary schools for a private showing for the students. 

The Yoshi and Gamba Magical Christmas show premiers Monday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Castle Rock Event Center, 3743 U.S. Highway 93 in Golden Valley. 

Another upcomming event at Castle Rock is The Clay Mac Band performing Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17-18, from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Clay has performed with such country legends as Meryl Haggard, Buck Owens, Tammy Wynett, Hank Williams Jr., the Gatlin Brothers and many more.


The University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension is offering Urban Home Horticulture Training beginning Wednesday, Feb. 9. The class series is 15 weeks long. Classes will be held every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., location to be announced.

This comprehensive course covers topics such as botany and horticulture; geology of Mohave County; soil amendments and understanding soil analysis; composting; and much more. The training is also an initial training for those interested in going on to become a certified master gardener.

The cost of this series is $175. For credit card payment and registration, call Vicki Coombs at (928) 753-3788.


St. Johns United Methodist Church hosts a special community "Blue Christmas" service for those who wish to acknowledge their grief while celebrating the birth of Jesus.

The service, which starts at 5:30 p.m. today, is geared to all people who have lost a loved one and those who wish to honor friends and loved ones. The church is located at 1730 Kino Ave.


Kingman First Assembly of God, 1850 Gates Ave., presents the dramatic musical "A Time for Christmas" this week.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. Sunday. The public is invited.

Call Brent at (928) 279-4432 for more information.