Desert Messenger

September 20, 2023 with SPECIAL SECTION

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WHAT'S INSIDE 2 General Plan workshops 3 Brush Pile updates 3 Bob returns as Election Director 4 Around Town 5 Museum Happenings 6 Editorial 6 Desert Messenger 20th anniversary 7 Letters to the Editor 8 The Salvation Army Update 8 Food Bank Updates 9 Community Center Events 9 QES Students of the Month 9 SHOW DATES 2023-24 10 Gardening with Dennis 10 Town Texting 11 Suicide Prevention Month 13 Food Bank wins grant 14 Social Media Contest winner 15 GFWC ViSaWen 16 Economic Development 17 Solar Eclipse 18 In Memoriam 19 CRIT Pow Wow 19 AA Meetings 20 Puzzle Page 21 Salome High News 22 Classifi eds 22 Paul Winer's Cartoon 23 9-11 Memorial PHOTOS 25-40 SPECIAL SECTION "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" 928-916-4235 September 20, 2023 VOL. 20 # 362 Alwa y s FREE! N�� �� ��� 20 t h YEAR! ������ | S������ ���� ������-���� SEE CONFERENCE PAGE 16 September 20 September 20 Quartzsite, Ariz. - More than 1,400 city and town offi cials, legisla- tors, business leaders, guests and youth council leaders from across the state gathered in Tucson the last week of August for League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Conference, held August 29-Sep- tember 1 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, AZ. Among those in attendance were Mayor Norm Simpson, Town Manager Jim Ferguson, Public Works Nicci Collier, Council Mem- bers Starr BearCat, Karey Amon, Sam Saxton, and Devyn Rosner of Quartzsite. Quartzsite officials gather in Tucson for annual conference Quartzsite, AZ - August 25, 2023- Town of Quartzsite and The Main Event hosted the Ribbon Cutting for TESLA 88-stall Supercharger. It is the largest single build Tesla Supercharger Station. "Here we grow again," said Mayor Norm Simpson. Council members Loretta Warner, Starr BearCat, Karey Amon, and Devyn Rosner also attended. "Humpy the Quartzsite Camel" was excited to meet Alfred Atallah, represent- ing the Main Event; Neal Talaske, TESLA Project De- TESLA Supercharger Ribbon Cutting held veloper; and Beth Sorenson, TESLA Design Engineer. And especially, Al Atallah, owner of Main Event, who celebrated his 73rd birthday by cutting the ribbon! "This is the largest single-build Supercharger we've ever built in the US and the largest outside of Cali- fornia," said Talaske. He thanked Town of Quartzsite staff for all their cooperation. The new Supercharger is located at 370 W. Main St. Quartzsite, Arizona, just east of Terrible's Fuel Station. QUARTZSITE 20 YEARS AS SEEN THROUGH THE of A SMALL TOWN NEWSPAPER PUB LISHER of HISTORY PAGES 25- 40

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