Desert Messenger

September 15, 2010

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S�������� 15, 2010 Quartzsite Police unveils Quartzsite Police recently unveiled their new undercover 2010 Chevy Ta- hoe, which will help officers target ag- gressive and drunk drivers, speeders and other traffic offenders. new undercover vehicle microphone in the front of the vehicle records all officer interactions with people they stop. The Police Department purchased the police package SUV with a $39,100 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, which fully funded both the vehicle and the emergency equipment. The Tahoe has been on the road for the past six weeks, with Officer James Schultz driving the vehicle. Officer Schultz also coordinates our GOHS Program along with scheduling special traffic enforcement details. Equipped with the latest equipment technology, the vehicle is used on all roads within the Quartzsite town lim- its, including AZ Highway 95 and In- terstate 10. The vehicle features the latest in multi- directional radar which enables the officer to determine the speed of vehi- cles driving in the same and opposite directions. This allows an officer to be stationary and monitor traffic in both directions. A digital video camera and The unmarked Tahoe has concealed lights throughout it, as well as the oth- er standard emergency equipment. In a marked vehicle, drivers are aware of the police presence and often change their driving pattern to avoid being stopped. But with the unmarked ve- hicle, drivers are not aware it’s a police unit, and most people will continue driving as they normally do and offi- cers are able to catch the more aggres- sive drivers and speeders. The most recent special traffic en- forcement detail took place over the Labor Day Holiday weekend with no major incidents or accidents that were reported. However officers did make a total of 79 traffic stops and issued a total of 55 traffic citations. While 5 passengers were cited and released for having opened containers in vehicles, there was no driving under the influ- ence arrests. The Quartzsite Police Department would like to thank the public for be- ing responsible and making this past holiday weekend a safe one. Coffee with Cops Wed. Oct. 6 - 8 am Quartzsite Police Department invites you to Town Hall for “Coffee with Cops” on Wed. Oct. 6th from 8am-9am. ...and donuts, too! Join Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert and Quartzsite Police officers on the first Wednesday of each month! Here’s your chance to bring your questions and concerns to the Quartz- site Police Department. For more information call the station at 928-927-4644. LAPTOP CLEANING AND OPTIMIZING Virus and Malware removal, Optimization allows more system efficientancy and speed. “If I can’t fix don’t pay!” Keep your system clean and protected. plus protection and optimization. Call for appt. & rates today! Have five cleanings get the sixth for free! Send a friend get $5.00 dollars cash or credit. Randall Strong • 928- 927-9139 Email: Open Mon.-Fri. Sat. by appt. ���.D�����M��������.��� Desert Gold RV Park goes for the gold now up an running. The entertain- ment schedule is done and the activi- ties calendar for the Rec Hall is now available for access. The calendars for other rooms and activities are still under construction but they should be completed shortly after the season starts. Also on the website we have a button for access to the monthly news letter. It will be available on the site each month as soon as we get through put- ting it together. If you have Internet access, the recommended software on your computer and a printer you will be able to print the newsletter yourself rather than waiting for dis- tribution. The Contacts Page is still under con- struction however once it is complet- ed you are encouraged to contact us with comments or suggestions. Val and Jean Pike, Entertainment Coordinators, Desert Gold RV Resort Food Handlers classes - plan ahead La Paz County Department an- nounced their schedule for food han- dler classes. All classes will be held at the Quartzsite Senior Center, located at 40 Moon Mt. Rd. • Wed. Sept. 22 ~ 10 am and 2 pm • Wed. Oct. 13 ~ 10 am and 2 pm • Wed. Nov. 17 ~ 1o am and 2 pm Beginning in December, classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 am and 10:30am. thru January. There will be no classes on Dec. 24. For more information, contact La Paz County Health Department in Parker, 928-669-1100. BRENDA- The Desert Gold RV Resort 2010-2011 activities season begins on October 1st. Due to many requests last season for more visibility to our schedule, over the summer we retained a web devel- oper to build us a website. is P��� 5 Fire restrictions lifted Fire Restrictions Lifted for BLM Yuma and Lake Havasu On Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 6 a.m., fire restrictions will be lifted for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands administered by the Lake Havasu and Yuma Field Offices. This includes public lands in the Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave counties in Arizona and Im- perial, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties in California. Sufficient moisture has been received throughout these areas, and fire re- strictions are no longer necessary. “The BLM greatly appreciates the public’s cooperation in helping to min- imize the number of human-caused wildfires this summer on BLM lands,” said Angie Lara, BLM Colorado River District Manager. “Even though re- strictions are no longer needed, we’re asking the public to be very careful when using fire.” Fire restriction hot- line toll free at 1-877-864-6985. Just Rambling... by Elmer London Volunteers are good citizens, honor their service and say thank you now and then. That may be the only payment they will ever receive. Leave your anger at home. It doesn’t become you and leaves behind a trail of stress and discontent. While you go merrily on your way. Just rambling... Brought to you by Elmer London & Desert Messenger FULL SERVICE HAIR CARE Nails by Jo Tanning Bed 735 W. Cowell, Quartzsite 928-927-5400

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