County RoundUp: Wednesday, December 22, 2010

From the Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management Lake Havasu Field Office has completed an environmental assessment for the proposed lease of 280 acres of public lands to Lake Havasu City. Public comment is requested.The property is part of 320 acres identified by BLM for disposal in the 2007 Resource Management Plan. The land is available for recreation and public purpose uses. It is located on the south side of Lake Havasu City between Highway 95 and the lake. The parcel's northern boundary is shared between Highway 95 and an existing residential neighborhood, and the southern boundary is a private parcel of undeveloped land with undeveloped BLM land to the east. Lake Havasu City applied for rights-of-way across the 280-acre parcel to establish a transportation and utility corridor to support the proposed development on the land as well as to serve Havasu Riviera public access. Havasu Riviera is a vacant parcel of private property within city limits recently zoned for resort/residential purposes. The property is situated between the 280-acre parcel and the lake but is separated from the lake by BLM land. Lake Havasu City proposes to use the BLM property to enhance recreational opportunities for the community. The proposed developments include roadways, infrastructure and paths, a visitors' center, community park, municipal golf course, fine/performing arts center and parking, and recreational support facilities. Copies of the environmental assessment and information can be obtained online at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/fo/lake_havasu_field.html or by contacting Kirk Koch at the BLM Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406; or by calling (928) 505-1200. There is a 30-day public review and comment period for the environmental assessment. Written comments on the EA must be received by BLM by close of business on Jan. 28. Comments may also be faxed to (928) 505-1208 or e-mailed to lake_havasu@blm.gov.

From the Mohave Daily News

A 65-year-old Kingman woman is listed in good condition at a Las Vegas hospital after being run over by her own truck. Carol Gebbia parked her truck at a location on Airpark Drive in Bullhead City Sunday evening when the truck began to roll. Police believe the truck had not fully shifted into park when Gebbia got out of the vehicle. She was run over by the left front tire and dragged a few feet. She was transported to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center and later flown to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

From Mohave County

District II Supervisor Tom Sockwell has been spreading the holiday spirit. His office donated a county-owned 1994 Ford pickup truck to American Legion Post 87 in Bullhead City. Sockwell found out that the post needed a truck to haul color guard and other equipment to a variety of events. He checked to see if the county had a vehicle it could donate to the post. "We found the truck, which could have been auctioned off for a few bucks, but I believe it is far more valuable serving our veterans who, themselves, have served us all," Sockwell said. He also donated $550 to St. Vincent de Paul in Bullhead City. The money came from the funds designated for his office from the county's general fund.