News Briefs: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MOHAVE VALLEY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A public shooting range in Mohave Valley may soon be a reality. A bill to transfer control of 315 acres federal land owned by the Bureau of Land Management to the Arizona Game and Fish Department was referred to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resource on March 3. The land is located about 10 miles southeast of Bullhead City and two miles west of Boundary Cone Butte according to the BLM website. The land is important to the Fort Mojave and Hualapai Indian Tribes and BLM has been working with the tribes to protect the sanctity of the area. The BLM authorized the transfer of the land to Game and Fish in February 2010.

LAKE HAVASU CITY

Governor Jan Brewer will speak at the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon on Thursday, March 10, at the London Bridge Resort Convention Center, 1477 Queens Bay Road, Lake Havasu.

Fire department to hold fundraiser

GOLDEN SHORES - The Golden Shores Volunteer Fire Department 32nd Annual Barbecue fundraiser is Saturday.

Events include an all-day auction of items donated by the public, horseshoes, and live music. Raffle tickets will be sold and door prizes awarded throughout the day.

All donated items can be dropped off at the fire station located at 12950 Oatman Road, Route 66, in Golden Shores.

Large appliances and furniture donations will not be accepted.

Call (928) 768-4546 for more information.

Chloride celebrates St. Patty's Day

CHLORIDE - The Chloride St. Patrick's Day Parade starts at noon March 12 on Tennessee Avenue.

Vendor spots for the celebration are available.

Call Donna or Allen at the Chloride Chamber of Commerce (928) 565-4888 for more information.