Desert Messenger

June 13, 2018

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WHAT'S INSIDE 3 Business Chamber closes 3 Council openings 4 Alamo Lake Scoping Meetings 6 Editorial 7 Letters to the Editor 7 Memorial Day Events 7 Bookstore changes 8 Buck Connors Part II 9 Restaurants 11 The Salvation Army Happenings 13 Torch Run 15 Nancy's Kitchen 16 Travelogue 17 Police Arrest Report 18 Churches 20 Puzzles 21 Small Business Week 22 Classifeds 22 Paul Winer's Cartoon • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 VOL. 14 # 280 Now in our 14 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! Police Arrest Report 21 Small Business Week SEE LEASE PAGE 10 Quartzsite's new council member, Joseph Hagar On May 22, 2018 Quartzsite Town Council appointed Joseph Hagar to fi ll interim vacant seat until November. Hagar is a teacher at Quartzsite Elementary School (QES) after receiving his Bachelors of Science in Sociology with a minor in Psy- chology from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in the Spring of 2016. As Resident Assistant at NAU, he dealt with crisis man- agement, policy enforcement, and educational redirection. Hagar attended QES and was Student Government President at Quartzsite's Scholar's Acad- emy and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Education in Sec- ondary Education with Grand Canyon University. Quartzsite, AZ - Quartzsite Parks & Recreation Board and Staff are planning the annual Independance Day Celebration. Family Fun & Fireworks is being planned for Wednesday, July 4th, at the Town Park Pavilion. Activities will start at 5:00 pm and include the water fun for the kids, rock painting, dunk tank, corn hole games, frozen T-shirt contest, food and drinks for purchase, free watermelon, bake sale, games, & more! All community organizations are welcome to set up a tent or dis- plays sharing their information and events. The tall blow-up water slide has been retired due to safety concerns, however the slip-N- slide and yard water toys will be available for water fun. The Town Council approved more funding for fi reworks, so this year, it's going to a much larger show than in year's past. Quartzsite Fire District will put on the Firework show shortly after 9:00 pm. Come on out for the biggest community event of the year! State's water agency won't endorse lease Arizona Department of Water Resources Recommends that the United States Bureau of Reclamation Deny CAWCD and Quartzsite's Lease and Transfer Water QUARTZSITE, Ariz. — The state's water agency says it won't endorse a proposed lease of Colorado River water from Quartzsite. Quartzsite has an annual allocation of 1,070 acre-feet of river water. But it doesn't have a way to get the water from the river about 20 miles away. On August 2, 2017, the Arizona Department of Water Resources De- partment received a request for consultation on Proposed Lease and Transfer of the Town of Quartzsite's Colorado River Entitlement to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD). The Town of Quartzsite proposes to lease and transfer 1,070 acre-feet (af) of its Ari- zona fourth priority Colorado River water entitlement to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District. The water is currently unused by Quartzsite as the Town does not have funds to transport the water from the River. Under the proposal, the 1,070 af of Colorado River water will be leased and transferred to CAWCD for use in fulfi lling the CAWCD's statutory groundwater replenishment authority and re- sponsibilities. July 4th Fireworks and Fun in the Park

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