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September 5, 2012

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September 5, 2012 August 28th La Paz County election results By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear With 9621 registered voters in the county, 2588 ballots were cast in the Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 primary election. The fi nal, unoffi cial vote counts for county offi ces have been released by the County Elections Department which included provi- sional and early late ballots. The voter turnout was 26.9%. La Paz County Supervisor Races: District 1: Mesena "Missy" Gilbert (Dem) ran unopposed and will face D.L. Wilson (Rep) and two indepen- dents Bobby Page and Juan Carlos Hernandez in November. Gilbert received 171 votes. In the Republican race, Wilson got 304 votes, Steve Madoneczky 186. District 2: Richard Dinolfi (Dem) will face King E. Clapperton (Rep) in November. Democrat Dinolfi received 190 votes. In the Republican race, Clapperton received 231 votes, Anna Camacho 191, Monty Rust 160, Lyle Browning 142, Pat Jones 137. Clapper- ton and Dinolfi will face independent candidate, Andy Neill in November. District 3: In the Republican race, Holly Irwin received 239 votes, Blain Harold 193, Jennifer Jones 64. There were no Democrat candidates, so Irwin will face an independent, Paul Hale, in the November election. The November race will be the fi rst to include the new districts designed from 2010 U.S. Census. District 1 includes the Parker, Parker South and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation. District 2 includes the Parker Strip, Bouse, Vicksburg and Quartzsite (north of I-10). District 3 includes Salome, Wenden, Alamo Lake, Quartzsite (south of I-10), Eh- renberg and Cibola. County Attorney: Republican Sam Vederman ran unopposed and re- ceived 1365 votes. La Paz County Sheriff: Candy Escorza ran unopposed in the Democratic race with 431 votes. John Drum (Rep) who received 939 votes. Ken "Packy" Schwab (Rep) received 884 votes. Drum and Escorza will face an inde- pendent, Jose Moreno in November. County Treasurer: Republican Leah Castro ran unopposed receiving 1499 votes, winning her seat. County Recorder: Republican Shelly Baker ran unopposed, receiving 1509 votes, winning her seat. County School Superintendent: Jan- ice Shelton (Rep) won her seat with 1171 votes, defeating Jim Cleere who received 490 votes. There were no democratic challengers. County Assessor: Democrat William "Squeak" Kossnar ran unopposed in his race receiving 480 votes. He will face Republican Sharon Schuler who also ran unopposed, receiving 1409 votes. They will face each other in the November election. Important Dates for the November 6th General Election: Voter registration deadline: Early voting starts Oct. 8, 2012 Oct. 11, 2012 Last day to request a ballot by mail: Oct. 26, 2012 Last day to vote early at recorder's offi ce: Nov. 2, 2012 The implementation of Proposition 200 requires every voter to show identifi cation at the polls that matches the information on fi le with the record- er's voter registration rolls. Prop. 200 mandates one picture ID or two non- picture IDs as proof of identifi cation when voting. Page 3 Quartzsite residents lose power again By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear August 29, 2012 - According to Ari- zona Public Service (APS), more than 2,300 residents in Quartzsite lost power Wednesday afternoon after a severe thunderstorm swept through the area. APS spokesman Dan Wool, said there were fi ve poles down north of Quartzsite. Council Members Patricia An- derson, Mike Jewitt and Norma Crooks were attending the League of Cities and Towns Conference during Wednesday's power outage and were able to speak directly with APS representatives at their booth. Council members shared their con- cerns the effect power outages have on our elder population. Anderson explained many of the elders live in trailers with small refrigerators; and when the power goes out their food spoils quickly in the heat. APS representatives responded quickly and crews worked to restore power around 11:30pm. Quartzsite Town Council Mem- ber Patricia Anderson stated at Tuesday's council meeting she had requested a meeting with APS and La Paz County Supervisors to discuss concerns of frequent power outages in the area. La Paz County District 3 WE'RE BACK @ Main St. Laundromat Wash the dog, & the clothes! HOLLYWOOD PETS Mobile Grooming Professionally groomed by Robin Barbour Award winning groomer! 23 years experience! 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