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January 4, 2012

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January 4, 2012 BLM, Quartzsite & You By Dick Pankey, President, ALAA The Bureau of Land Management is developing a Travel Management Plan (TMP) for the La Posa Area that includes all BLM land around Quartz- site, AZ. Currently, staff and the con- sultants are developing the full plan and environmental assessment. They are tentatively planning to release the La Posa TMP and Environmental As- sessment for public comment in mid- January/early February. This plan will affect how this land is used and will affect all users of this public land. This plan will affect access, road travel and land use. You will learn about the plan and how you can respond and comment on the plan. To learn more about the La Posa TMP and how it will affect you and others who use and recreate on this area of our public lands, plan to attend the American Lands Access Association's meeting Friday evening, January 20th at the Quartzsite Alliance Church. Jennifer House, Natural Resources Specialist, Colorado River District, Lake Havasu City, AZ will be a keynote speaker at our event. She will discuss the plan, how it is being developed, what the next steps are and how you can have input and be involved. This is your chance, this is our chance to af- fect the future access and use of this area of our public land around Quartz- site, AZ. The American Lands Access Associa- tion meeting was such a success last January that the second annual meet- ing is scheduled for Quartzsite, Arizo- na in January 2012. An open meeting of the American Lands Access Associa- tion will be held on Friday evening, at 6:30 PM, January 20th, at the Quartz- site Alliance Church, 720 Desert Vista on the north side of Quartzsite. Take Moon Mountain Rd. or US Hwy 95 north to Tyson Rd. and turn left and go to N. Desert Ave., and turn right. Go 1 block and park in the big parking lot in front of church. Attend this meeting to learn about ALAA and how you can be involved in saving access to our public lands. We will have an open forum on pending legislation and what is happening with the BLM and USFS. Bring your ques- tions and ideas. This meeting should be of interest to all rockhounds and to anyone who recreates on and uses public lands. The purpose of this meeting is for out- reach to rockhounds and the public at Quartzsite; to let them know about ALAA and what we do. It is to let rock- hounds and the public know the leg- islative and regulatory challenges and issues facing all of us and how they can and should be involved. This is a special invitation to all rock- hounds and users of our public lands to attend this important meeting. If you can attend, please do so, and show how many rockhounds care. DEADLINE is WED. Jan. 11th for Jan. 18th issue of the Desert Messenger Email: Phone: 541-218-2560 ������������������������������������� Hook, Pull and One Finger Release ������������������������������������ �����������������Everyone Needs A Quickie! Rice Ranch #E-7 (3rd Booth behind the Office) RV PROCTOLOGIST Dirty Holding Tanks Need Servicing Annually. Let us clean them for you. WE SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS: • Chemical Buildup Problems • Gauge & Sensor • Compacted Debris • Biological Hazard • Odor 928-916-1908 New Christy Minstrels return! The New Christie Minstrels will be returning to Quartzsite again this January, with two special shows at the Q.I.A. Performances are on Friday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person and can be bought ahead of time at the Q.I.A. office dur- ing regular business hours. This popular singing group has en- tertained millions of people since they first became famous in the '50s and '60s and they have been to Quartzsite to do a special tribute to Hi Jolly for the past two Januarys. Classic songs such as "This land is your land," "Ramblin," "Saturday Night," and many others are sure to get you in the mood to sing along. They also do a special Quartzsite trib- ute song called "Tribute to Hi Jolly". Founder Randy Sparks wrote another fun song, "Set your sights on Quartz- site," which really pleased the audienc- es. Copies of their CDs will be available for sale at both shows, Be sure to mark your calendars for this one of a kind concert that will bring back some great memories. For further information, call the Q. I.A. at 928-927-6325. Healthy Living program Arizona Healthy Living Program comes to La Paz County via the La Paz County Public Health Education & Prevention Program. Are you sick and tired of be- ing SICK AND TIRED ? Then consider the FREE Healthy Living Workshop, which is a six week self-management of chronic conditions workshop that meets one day a week. Call 928-669-1062 or toll free 866- 908-6253 for workshop details, regis- tration and dates. All course materials are provided. There will be an infor- mation meeting at the Quartzsite Town Library on Jan. 4th. At 11:30 am. Experienced HANDYMAN Residential and RV Plumbing & Electrical Service & Repair. Minor Carpentry & Yard Work. All Work Guaranteed - FREE Estimates! Call Bud 928-583-3905 Page 9 Food donations great this year The Quartzsite Food Bank, with the donations of the so many people, put together 205 special Christmas dinner packages. We served 368 people thanks to the support from the whole community. A special thank you goes to the members of the Lutheran Church for all their help. And the artist's of Heartist Cards.Everyone's generous dona- tions helped make this Christmas dinner a wonderful event. Carol Kelley JD's Custom Wood Signs Gold Chain by the Inch Come see us at Tyson Wells Centre • Space 28 Judy & Dennis Meyer 208-890-5109 • 208-861-6408 ANTENNAS that work in the Quartzsite area! Tyson Wells Center Space #5 • 121 W. Kuehn 302-531-6401 QIA Craft Fair 1st Sat. of every month! Daily Activities! NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS Friday, Jan. 13 • 2pm & 7pm $12 Donation Reserve tickets today! 928-927-6325 235 E. Ironwood St., Quartzsite

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