Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Dusting of snow reported from Tuesday’s winter storm.

Weather Alert!!: Needles, CA: Dusting of snow reported from Tuesday’s winter storm.

The California Highway Patrol and the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada have confirmed that there was a dusting of snow near Needles, California during a passing storm in the evening of Tuesday. February 27th, 2018.

The California Highway Patrol posted this picture of some of the snow along a roadway in the Needles, California area.

The National Weather Service tells ZachNews that a dusting of snow fell along U.S. Highway 95, between Interstate 40 and Cal-Nev-Ari, Nevada, with some of the snow sticking to the ground due to the cold.

Snow was also reported along U.S. Highway 95 south of Boulder City, Nevada.

The winter storm brought Tuesday afternoon rain and gust winds to the Needles, California area and a thunderstorm over the Lake Havasu City, Arizona area.

Snow last fell over the community of Needles, California was on New Year’s Eve morning of Wednesday, December 31st, 2014.

 

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

** Coming Soon **

The Needles Planning Commission Meeting was broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook, but due to audio problems, the live broadcast was remove until audio is added to the video. The video of the live broadcast will be added later in the week to this posting.

** Here is a summary and the voting results that occurred during the meeting: **

**** Old Business: ****

  • Agenda Item #7(A):

Application from Mr. Kevin Ostby for a Special Use Permit to allow the installation of a 40’ tower to provide wireless internet service, at 3630 Riverview Terrace, Needles, CA, located in the “CRR” Commercial Resort Residential Zone, also known as Assessor’s Parcel No. 0660-151-36 (Continued from the 2-7-2018 Meeting).

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 02-21-2018 PC approving a Special Use Permit to allow the installation of a 40’ tower to provide wireless internet service, at 3630 Riverview Terrace, Needles, CA, located in the “CRR” Commercial Resort Residential Zone, also known as Assessor’s Parcel No. 0660-151-36.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted 5-1 to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 02-21-2018 PC. A member of the Needles Planning Commission excused himself from this agenda item. 

 

  • Agenda Item #7(B):

Application from Palms River Resort for a Special Use Permit to allow the installation of a 40’ tower to provide wireless internet service, located at 4170 Needles Highway, Needles, CA 92363 in the “CRR” Commercial Resort Residential Zone, also known as APN 0660-211-39.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to continued to the next meeting being held on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018.

 

**** New Business: ****

  • Agenda Item #7(C):

c) An application from Mr. Don Brown for a Special Use Permit (SUP) for a Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park, located at 4418 My Place Road, Needles, CA, also known as Assessor’s Parcel Number 0660-251-38.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No.02-21-2018-1 PC approving a Special Use Permit for a Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park, located at 4418 My Place Road, Needles, CA, also known as Assessor’s Parcel Number 0660-251-38.

Agenda Item #7(C) was pulled from the agenda and continued for another 30 days. Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted 5-1 to 

 

  • Agenda Item #7(D):

Application from Mr. Kenji Fujishima for a zone change at 212 Bazoobuth, also known as APN 0186-154-05, from “Single Family Residential” (R-1) to “General Commercial” (C-2).

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 02-21-2018-2 PC recommending approval of a Zone Change at 212 Bazoobuth, also known as APN 0186-154-05, from “Single Family Residential” (R-1) To “General Commercial” (C-2).

Members of the Needles Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 02-21-2018-2 PC.

 

  • Agenda Item #7(E):

Reconsideration for Medical Investor’s Holdings (MIH) Fence Requirement for the Project Site on Needles Highway.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 02-21-2018-3 PC recommending modification of the fencing require- ment for Medical Investor’s Holdings (MIH) Needles Highway Site at 3253 Needles Highway.

Agenda Item #7(E) was pulled from the agenda. 

 

  • Agenda Item #7(F):

Inventory of Towers in the City .

Agenda Item #7(F) was information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Planning Commission.

 

  • Agenda Item #7(G):

Solicitation from other Cities on options to mitigate installation of structures without entitlements being processed.

Agenda Item #7(G) was discretionary only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Planning Commission.

 

  • Agenda Item #7(H):

Discussion on placing on Planning Commission Agenda amending tower requirements.

Agenda Item #7(H) was discretionary only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Planning Commission.

 

** Consent Items: **

  • Agenda Item #7(I):

1203 E. Broadway – refund of deposit funds held back for sewer installation.

Agenda Item #7(I) was information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Planning Commission.

 

  • Agenda Item #7(J):

3253 Needles Highway – submittal of elevation drawings with architectural enhancements.

Agenda Item #7(J) was information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Planning Commission.

 

**** Board Requests: ****

  • Members of the Needles Planning Commission:

**** City Manager Report: ****

  • Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:

 

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Cindy Semione, Secretary to the Board, at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 327.

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Pigeon poop build up, dust, and rain caused utility pole fire and power outage.

News Update!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Pigeon poop build up, dust, and rain caused utility pole fire and power outage.

ZachNews has learn from from the City of Needles that pigeon poop build up, dust, and rain caused a utility pole fire and power outage just after 8:00pm PT on Tuesday, February 28th, 2018 along an alleyway next to the United States Postal Service in Downtown Needles, California.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that Jack Lindley, City Electric Supervisor, confirms drizzle rain caused the pole fire.

Generally, when we have light rains, it is normal that we have an occasional pole fire. It is caused by dust and pigeon poop build up and when moistened it causes an arc that causes the fire. When it rains hard it washes the dust and poop away and there is no problem,” said Needles City Manager Rick Daniels.

ZachNews photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez broadcast live from the scene of the utility pole fire and power outage after being alerted of the incident by ZachNews fan, Krikit Glass.

San Bernardino County Fire Department Station 32 along with utility crews from the City of Needles responded to the utility pole fire and power outage in the alleyway off D Street between West Broadway and Third Street in Downtown Needles, California.

The power outage affected residents in an area between West Broadway to the north, D Street to the west, Third Street to the south, and C Street to the east.

The flashing traffic signal at the intersection of West Broadway and D Street was also out.

Utility crews from the City of Needles worked into the night to make repairs on the utility pole and the power has since been restored to the affected area.

** Pictures and Live Broadcast from ZachNews; **

Needles, CA: Mr. Needles 2018 Contest at Needles High School on Thursday.

Needles, CA: Mr. Needles 2018 Contest at Needles High School on Thursday.

The Needles High School’s Associated Student Body (A.S.B.) will be presenting the Mr. Needles 2018 Contest starting at 6:30pm PT on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 inside the auditorium at Needles High School, located at 1600 Washington Street near Park Avenue, in Needles, California.

There will be a gown ceremony, introduction, interview, dance show, and talent show before the winner is pick.

Tickets are $3.00 for Students and $5.00 for Non-Students and Adults.

Tickets can be purchased at Mrs. Edgertans room or at the door to the auditorium the night of the contest.

Come and show your support to this wonderful tradition.

For more information, please contact Needles High School at: 1 (760) 326-2191 and ask for Ms. Edgertan.

** Picture from ZachNews: **

Traffic Alert!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Vehicle accident along southbound Arizona State Route 95 near Willow Drive.

Traffic Alert!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Vehicle accident along southbound Arizona State Route 95 near Willow Drive.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, firefighters from Mohave Valley Fire Department Station 81 and 805 our currently working on vehicle accident along southbound Arizona State Route 95 near Willow Drive, in front of the smoke shop, in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

Please use caution when you’re in the area.

** Picture from the Mohave Valley Fire Department: **

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Fatal rollover collision along eastbound Interstate 40 near Water Road.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Fatal rollover collision along eastbound Interstate 40 near Water Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 11:25am PT on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018, officers from the California Highway Patrol Needles Area responded to a rollover collision on eastbound Interstate 40, east of Water Road, west of Needles, California.

Once on scene, officers determined that this incident was a 2 vehicle collision, involving a 2008 Chevrolet and 2008 Toyota; with one of the vehicles over turned in the open desert to the south of Interstate 40.

Initial investigation suggests that 70 year old Kenneth Colombero from Upland, California (P-1) was traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 within the #2 lane at a high rate of speed.

While attempting to overtake 70 year old Robert Graham from Mire Loma, California (P-2) who was traveling within the #1 lane of eastbound Interstate 40, P-1 allowed the left front of his vehicle to strike the right rear of P-2’s vehicle.

P-1’s vehicle then made a hard right turn toward the open desert south of Interstate 40, where it overturned several times.

During the rollover, a passenger in the bed Kenneth Colombero’s pickup truck was ejected and suffered fatal injuries.

That passenger is identified as 64 year old Lawrence Berger from Upland, California.

Kenneth Colombero also suffered fatal during this collision.

The right front passenger in Kenneth Colombero’s vehicle suffered major injuries and was transported to Sunrise Hospital via helicopter.

The right front passenger is identified as 58 year old Mary Berger from Upland, California.

Robert Graham did not suffer any injury.

** Press Release: **

ZachNews has learn from the California Highway Patrol that this fatal accident is a separate crash that occurred in the same area a few minutes later, which that later accident involving 2 semi trucks along eastbound Interstate 40 near Water Road had no injures involved.

Live Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Fire on utility pole causes power outage.

Live Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Fire on utility pole causes power outage.

A fire was reported on utility pole in the alleyway next to the United States Postal Service off D Street between West Broadway and Third Street in Downtown Needles, California.

San Bernardino County Fire Department Station 32 responded to the reported fire.

The reported fire caused a power outage to an area between West Broadway to the north, D Street to the west, Third Street to the south, and C Street to the east.

The flashing traffic signal at the intersection of West Broadway and D Street is out.

City of Needles Utility Crews are on scene working to make repairs and restore power as soon as possible.