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September 04, 2019

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September 4, 2019 3 Arizona Peace Trail Be sure to check out the new web- site at www.ArizonaPeaceTrail. ORG (not .com) TOPS summer hours are 7:-00- 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday mornings. We meet at the Alliance Church Fellowship Hall at 720 W. Desert Vista for weigh in. Please join us if you'd like support for losing those unwanted pounds. For more information call Debbie at 928- 927-4304. Quartzsite TOPS Like us on Facebook at /DesertMessengerNews Follow on Twitter @DesertMessenger @QuartzsiteRain Bureau of Land Management extends fire restrictions due to dry conditions LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Fire restrictions, implemented in June, will remain in effect due to ex- tremely dry conditions on Bureau of Land Management lands within the Colorado River District (CRD). The district's 5.4 million acres of public lands in western Arizona extend from southern Mohave County, along the Colorado River, through La Paz and Yuma Counties and include the management of a small strip of land in southeastern California. Visitors to the area are encouraged to plan before recreat- ing in the area and check for up- dates for local weather and fire con- ditions, as localized closures and restrictions are subject to change. "By Labor Day weekend we are usually able to lift fire restrictions," said CRD Fire Management Of- ficer, Wade Reaves. "But, because we have received very little rain and fire conditions are high, we felt it was best to make safety a priority and keep the restrictions in place." The following will continue to be prohibited: • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove other than in a developed campsite or picnic area where agency-built campfire rings and grills are provided. • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or in a developed recreation site at least six feet in di- ameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials. • Welding or the use of any torch, metal cutting or grinding implement. • Fireworks, exploding targets and incendiary devices (prohibited year- round). • Kingman Field Office Only: Dis- charging a firearm, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal or tribal laws and regulations. Pressurized liquid or gas stoves, grills or lanterns that include shut- off valves are permitted when used in an area of at least six feet or more clear from flammable material such as grass and brush. BLM extends fire restrictions Any person who knowingly and willfully violates the regulations shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both. In addition, such persons will be liable to the United States for damages through either an administrative process or in United States federal court. Fire restrictions can vary by agency and jurisdictions. Know before you go, learn more about current fire re- strictions and current fire situations at . Town of Quartzsite announced temporary change of hours for the Community Center. New hours aae Monday thru Thursday, 8am- 2:30pm. Friday 8am - 12:30pm. The kid's after school program occurs Monday - Thursday 3pm - 5:30pm, Friday 1pm - 5:30pm. The Community Center is located at 295 E. Chandler St., Quartzsite. For details contact Town Hall at 928-927-4333. Community Center hours changed Attention Quartzsite Quilters, new and old! Tuesday, October 15, 2019 will be the first gathering for the 2019-20 season. We will be meeting in the big hall of the Quartzsite Senior Center from 9am until 3pm every Tuesday until April. We have several things lined up for this season in addition to our February 7 & 8, 2020 Quilt Show. Bonnie and Ken will be satisfying our fabric needs the first Tues- day of each month. We also have someone offering to hold a begin- ner quilting class at their park on a separate day. Dues are still $10 plus your Senior Center Member- ship. I am looking forward to see- ing everyone soon. ~Barb Williams Quilters update FREE CLASSIFIEDS Desert Messenger offers FREE Classified Ads! HERE'S THE SMALL PRINT: Items for sale under $1000. Private Party Only. 1 per month. Yard/Ga- rage/Craft Sales, Wanted, Give-a-ways, Free, Lost & Found, etc. (non-commercial) For more information, contact Rain at 928-916-4235 or Email:

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