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News Briefs: Sunday, February 7, 2010

MOHAVE COUNTY

The county is continuing to work on cleaning up storm damage from three weeks ago.

This week, blade trucks will be working streets in the Meadview and Dolan Springs areas. Crews will be removing weeds, repairing shoulders and patching potholes in Butler and along Hualapai Mountain Road. A new cattle guard will be installed on Hackberry Road.

Blade trucks will also be working on roads in Golden Valley. Crews will also be sweeping and repairing roads in Crystal Estates, on North Laguna Drive, on North Teddy Roosevelt Road, Mineral Park Road and Verde Road.

MOHAVE VALLEY

Mohave Valley may soon have a new public shooting range. The Bureau of Land Management has signed an agreement that will give 315 acres of land to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for the range. AGFD submitted an application for the land in 1999. The property is about 10 miles southeast of Bullhead City and two miles west of Boundary Cone Butte. The butte has historical significance to the Fort Mojave and Hualapai Indian tribes. After a decade of seeking alternative sites for the range a solution was finally reached. The range will be set up in a way that is respectful to the beliefs of the two tribes. It may also be closed during tribal events. The Decision Record is available at the BLM Kingman Field Office, 2755 Mission Blvd. or call (928) 718-3700.

ARIZONA

Two Western Arizona landfills have agreed to pay a $58,000 penalty under a consent judgment for solid waste violations.

Allied Waste Industries' La Paz County Landfill, located south of Parker, agreed to pay $47,000. In May 2008, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Solid Waste Inspections and Compliance Unit found soil contaminated by petroleum, hot lead slag used as landfill cover, exposed solid waste and other violations. Copper Mountain Landfill, a subsidiary of Allied Waste near Wellton in Yuma County, agreed to pay $11,000. In July 2008, inspectors found piles of exposed contaminated soil spread over a landfill slope and other violations. The judgment is subject to court approval.

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