Breaking News!!: No votes tonight by United States House of Representatives to avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’.

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Washington, DC: The United States House of Representatives will not be voting on any legislation to avoid the “Fiscal Cliff” tonight and will wait until earliest Tuesday to debate and possibly vote on any tax and spending legislation.

Because the United States House of Representatives will not be voting on any legislation to avoid the “Fiscal Cliff” before midnight tonight, the “fiscal cliff” will take place with taxes for most taxpayers rising and mandatory spending cuts will take place in defense and non-defense agencies.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more information regarding this news story.

Remembering Former Mayor and City Councilman of Needles Roy Aaron Mills.

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Needles, CA: The community of Needles, California came together to remember former Mayor and City Council Member for the City of Needles Roy Aaron Mills.

 

 

Family and friends fulled the Needles Christian Church in Needles, California last Thursday for a memorial service to remember a great, caring, and helpful man who had done so much for his community and touch the lives of many who got the know him.

 

 

The memorial service began with a prayer and music by Needles Christian Church Pastor Tony Valentine followed by friends of Roy Mills sharing their favorite memories of him and talking about how much he loved his family and his community.

 

 

Roy Aaron Mills was born on Friday, April 6th, 1945 in Auckland, New Zealand.

 

 

Roy graduated from Needles High School in 1963.

 

 

Roy was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War.

 

 

Roy retired from ATSF (Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe) and BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Railroad with 35 years of service being a railroad conductor and engineer.

 

 

Roy lived in Needles, California and was first elected to service the community of Needles, California in 1984 and became a mayor, a vice mayor, and city councilman over his years of serving the community he loved so much.

 

 

Roy was 67 year old when he passed away on the morning of Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 from Cancer.

 

 

Roy Aaron Mills is survived by his wife of 44 years Donna Mills, his sons Roy Jr., Jimmy, Chris, and grand children Arron, Morgan, Leslie, Zack, Jamie, and Chantele.

 

 

The memorial service ended with a tearful presentation of Roy Mills’ life followed by family and friends gave warm tearful hugs to Roy Mills’ wife and children, and grand children.

 

 

Roy Aaron Mills will be missed by many in the community he loved so much of Needles, California.

 

 

Our thoughts and condolences go out to all the families and friends of Roy Mills.

 

 

Colorado River Tri-State Weather and Events: New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day:

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Colorado River Tri-State Weather and Events: New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day:

**** Good Morning and Happy New Year’s Eve Everybody!! ****

**** If you are going out to party on New Year’s Eve, please make sure to party safely and do not drink and drive. Here are a few locations and weather reports where the party is going to be at to welcome in the 2013. Have a great party and take care everybody. ****
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** Needles, California Weather: **

– Monday, December 31st, 2012:

Mostly sunny, High 54*F.

North wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, Low 34*F.

Northwest wind around 8 mph.

– Tuesday, January 1st, 2013:

Sunny, High 53*F.

North wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

– Tuesday Night:

Mostly clear, Low 37*F.

North wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

**** Needles, California New Year’s Eve Events: ****

A New Year’s Eve Celebration will be held at the Needles Elks Lodge 1608 located at 1000 Lillyhill Drive in Needles, California.

The public is invited to this New Year’s Eve Celebration which will begin with a gourmet dinner at 6:00pm PT. A New Year’s Eve dance will begin at 8:00pm PT and will features finger foods and hourly champagne toasts as the Needles Elks Lodge 1608 welcome in the New Year through the multiple time zones.

** For more information regarding this event, please contact the following contacts: **

Needles Elks Lodge 1608:

1 (760) 326-1608 or 1 (760) 326-4415
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** Laughlin, Nevada Weather: **

– Monday, December 31st, 2012:

Mostly sunny, High 55*F.

Breezy, with a north wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, Low 36*F.

North wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

– Tuesday, January 1st, 2013:

Sunny, High 54*F.

Breezy, with a north wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

– Tuesday Night:

Mostly clear, Low 38*F.

Breezy, with a north wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

**** Laughlin, Nevada New Year’s Eve Events: ****

The Colorado Belle and Edgewater Hotels and Casinos will be putting on a fireworks show above the Colorado River at Midnight on New Year’s Eve. Many Casinos in Laughlin, Nevada will be offering New Year’s Eve specials and parties leading up to the fireworks show.

** More information regarding this event at the following websites: **

– Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Website:

http://www.edgewater-casino.com/special_events.aspx

– Edgewater Hotel and Casino Website:

http://coloradobelle.com/special_events.aspx
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** Kingman, Arizona Weather: **

– Monday, December 31st, 2012:

Mostly sunny, High 41*F.

North wind 6 to 11 mph.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, Low 23*F.

East northeast wind around 8 mph.

– Tuesday, January 1st, 2013:

Sunny, High 42*F.

North northeast wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

– Tuesday Night:

Mostly clear, Low 26*F.

East northeast wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

**** Kingman, Arizona New Year’s Eve Events: ****

The 1st Annual New Year’s Eve Boot Scootin’ Bash! will be held at the Stetson Winery and Event Center located at 10965 North Moonscape Way in Kingman, Arizona.

The 1st Annual New Year’s Eve Boot Scootin’ Bash will include a Five Course Gourmet Dinner for dinner seating from 8:00pm to 8:15pm MT, Party Favors, Live Music, Dancing, and Champagne toast at Midnight.

Tickets are $75 per person and dress in Cowboy formal.

Shuttle service will be available.

** More information regarding this event at the following websites: **

– Go Kingman Website:

http://www.gokingman.com/stetsons-new-years-eve-boot-scootin-bash-2012
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** Lake Havasu City, Arizona Weather: **

– Monday, December 31st, 2012:

Mostly sunny, High 56*F.

North northwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, Low 35*F.

North northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

– Tuesday, January 1st, 2013:

Sunny, High 55*F.

North northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

– Tuesday Night:

Mostly clear, Low 36*F.

North wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph in the evening.

Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

**** Lake Havasu City, Arizona New Year’s Eve Events: ****

The 4th Annual Uptown Countdown celebrating New Year’s Eve in Lake Havasu City, Arizona begins at 6:00pm MT with a fireworks show scheduled for 8:00pm MT and Midnight.

The street party is 21-years-old and older after 9:00pm MT. Beer and wine will be available until 2:00am MT. There will be live music on 3 stages a olive drop at Midnight.

** More information regarding this event at the following websites: **

– Lake Havasu City Main Street Website:

http://lhcmainstreet.com/nye2012
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** National Weather Service Radar of the Colorado River Tri-State Area at: **

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

** For more weather information, Please head to the National Weather Service website at: **

http://www.weather.gov/
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** Maps Were Made By ZachNews Using Google Earth. **

Needles, California Weather.

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Needles, California Weather.

**** Good Morning Everybody!! ****

**** Due to equipment problems, ZachNews will be on break until equipment is replace. All pass news stories before 4:00pm PT on Thursday, December 27th, 2012 are still being worked on, but all new news stories are on hold or unable to cover due to equipment problems. Please see message from ZachNews for more information. Have A Great New Year Everybody. ****
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** Needles, California Weather: **

– Friday:

Mostly sunny, High 55*F.

North wind 8 to 10 mph.

– Friday Night:

Partly cloudy, Low 37*F.

West northwest wind around 6 mph.

– Saturday:

Mostly sunny, High 56*F.

West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

– Saturday Night:

Partly cloudy, Low 38*F.

West northwest wind around 6 mph.

– Sunday:

Partly sunny, High 55*F.

West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming north in the morning.

– Sunday Night:

Mostly cloudy, Low 37*F.

** National Weather Service Radar of the Colorado River Tri-State Area at: **

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

** For more weather information, Please head to the National Weather Service website at: **

http://www.weather.gov/
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A Message From ZachNews:

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**** A Message From ZachNews: ****

 

 

ZachNews has been reporting on local news, weather, breaking news, city meetings, and events for over 3 years.

 

 

From heated Needles City Council Meetings and Community Events, to Breaking News Stories such as wild damaging winds hitting Downtown Needles, California, wildfires burning near Jack Smith Park, Hurricane Sandy hitting the East Coast of the United States, and a San Diego family’s search for their son along the Colorado River.

 

 

ZachNews does the best to cover as many news stories as possible and works very hard to check news story information, ask questions the people want answers to, and report on the news stories that affects the people.

 

 

ZachNews is not big or has lots of money like the other media outlets or tries to buy the best equipment to report the news and events affecting the people.

 

 

Because of low funding, ZachNews has had equipment problems that has cost ZachNews money to replace or fix.

 

 

Tonight sadly is another equipment problem and this is a big equipment problem for ZachNews.

 

 

As I was covering tonight’s Needles City Council Meeting, the camera I use has died and the video lost. I did try to fix the camera, no luck.

 

 

So for now until I can replace the camera, ZachNews will sadly be taking a break.

 

 

I, Zachary A. Lopez do what I do for the people and I do not plan to give up on the people, but for now I need to find a way to help get both better equipment and more funding.

 

 

I thank you the people for following ZachNews for what is happening in our community and what is happening in your community.

 

 

Take Care Everybody.

 

 

News Update!!: Burger Hut now not closing.

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News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Burger Hut now not closing.

ZachNews has receive new updated information from a Burger Hut employee that Burger Hut is now not closing.

Some changes may be occurring that has so far stopped the planned closing of Burger Hut at the end of the month.

ZachNews is awaiting for more information on those changes from the Burger Hut owner before ZachNews reports on that information.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for news updates regarding this news story.

News Update!!: Agenda items tabled during Special Needles City Council Meeting.

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Needles, CA: Members of the Needles City Council voted tonight to have a Special Joint Meeting of the Needles City Council and Board of Hospital Trustees on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 to discuss agenda item #1, and tabled agenda item #2, and tabled agenda item #3.
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Here are a few of the agenda items coming up at the Special Needles City Council Meeting being held on Thursday, December 27th, 2012:

** (As stated on the Special Needles City Council Meeting agendas and their website links to the agenda items as posted date for Thursday, December 27th, 2012) **

– Item #1: Discuss status of CRMC (Colorado River Medical Center), including but not limited to financial status, operational status and management.

– Item #2: Discussion and possible action to remove Board of Hospital Trustees Members.

– Item #3: Consideration and possible action on emergency appointment of individuals to serve on CRMC (Colorado River Medical Center) Board of Hospital Trustees.

– Item #4: Discussion and possible action to advertise for candidates to apply for nomination to Board of Hospital Trustees.

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For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meeting, please contact Dale Jones at the City of Needles City Clerk’s Office at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.