News Briefs: Friday, February 5, 2010

KINGMAN

The Lingenfelter Center is holding a party and is asking the residents of Kingman to help out.

The center is holding a pajama party Feb. 12 for its residents, but some residents need new PJs. Kingman residents can help out by dropping off new pajamas before Wednesday at: the Lingenfelter Center, 1099 Sunrise Ave; the Mohave County Sheriff's Office on Beale Street; RM Excavation, 2475 Butler Ave.; St. Johns Church, on Kino just west of Stockton Hill Road; Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 Harrison St.; the First Assembly of God, 1850 Gates Ave.; Catch-N-Rayz, 2325 Airway Ave.; and Southern Baptist Church, 3120 Hualapai Mountain Rd.

NEEDLES

Officials with Needles, Calif., High School say it will cost more than $14,000 to clean up the mess left by four teens who broke into the gymnasium Sunday and covered the entire basketball court and bleachers in the dry chemical spray from several fire extinguishers.

The teens, ages 13 to 17, were arrested for burglary Wednesday. They were identified through evidence left at the scene.

ARIZONA

The Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Water Sustainability will meet for the second time today. The panel will discuss reclaimed water trends, review state authority over water, and review a survey about water use perceptions among residents.

The panel first met on Jan. 8. It was formed in response to Gov. Jan Brewer's request for improved water sustainability practices statewide. The panel is co-chaired by Arizona Department of Water Resources Director Herb Guenther, Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Kris Mayes and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Benjamin Grumbles. The panel includes John Gall of Lake Havasu City, president of the Arizona Association of Realtors.