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Freelance Photojournalist and Reporter for ZachNews. News Stories from Needles, California.

Traffic Alert!!: Topock, AZ: Additional construction work begins on new roundabout.

Traffic Alert!!: Topock, AZ: Additional construction work begins on new roundabout.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.), motorists traveling in the area of Mohave County Route 1 (C.R. 1), the Golden Shores Parkway, and Oatman Highway in the Topock, Arizona and Golden Shores, Arizona area should be prepared for brief delays and intermittent lane closures starting from Monday, September 18th, 2017 until Friday, October 6th, 2017.

Construction will include drainage improvements in the northbound lanes along the intersection of Powell Lake Road and Golden Shores Parkway.

Crews will also be modifying the southbound section of the Golden Shores Parkway roundabout, returning to a 2 way road.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.), motorists will expect Golden Shores Parkway, both north- and southbound, will be closed for several hours at a time during the first two weeks while crews remove the existing asphalt and regrade the roadway

While temporary detours are in place, businesses will remain open in the construction area.

Construction work hours will be from 6:00am to 5:00pm MST Monday through Friday.

Motorists should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction equipment and personnel.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.), in 2015, Mohave County secured Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program construction funding for a roundabout at the intersection of County Route 1, Golden Shores Parkway, and Oatman Highway.

The project’s purpose is to improve the overall flow and access at the “Six Points Intersection” of Mohave County Route 1 (C.R. 1), Golden Shores Parkway, Powell Lake Road, and their intersections.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.), we works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions and closures, but it’s possible that unscheduled impacts might occur because of weather or other factors.

For more information regarding the roundabout, please contact the Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.) Project Information Line at: 1 (855) 712-8530 or Michele E. Beggs, Senior Community Relations Officer for the Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.) Northwest District by either by phone at: 1 (928) 681-6054 or by email at: mbeggs@azdot.gov

** More information regarding the roundabout can also be found at the following Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.) website addresses: **

https://azdot.gov/projects/northwest-district-projects/mohave-county-topock-golden-shores-roundabout

https://azdot.gov/projects/northwest-district-projects/mohave-county-topock-golden-shores-roundabout/traffic-alerts

The additional construction works comes as some in the community are unhappy with the roundabout, including how long the project is taking and the design, and just weeks after monsoon storms caused a muddy mess next to the new roundabout.

On Friday, September 8th, 2017, road crews had to dig a new trench to drain away water next to the new roundabout after passing thunderstorms caused flooding caused flooding into several businesses that are located right next to the new roundabout.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Needles, CA: Weekly Arrests by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

Needles, CA: Weekly Arrests by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

In a press release, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station posted their weekly arrests that were made in the Needles, California area from Monday, September 11th, 2017 to Sunday, September 17th, 2017.

** Pictures of Press Release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (@CORiverStation): **

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station said that they remain committed to a proactive approach to suppressing crime in the City of Needles.

Anybody with additional information regarding these investigations or any others are urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Anybody wishing to remain anonymous is asked to contact We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME or via the We-Tip Hotline website at: https://wetip.com/

** Press Release: **

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Needles, CA: Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017.

Needles, CA: Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017.

The Military Vehicle Preservation Association (M.V.P.A) is conducting a Route 66 Convoy 2017 from Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 to Santa Monica, California on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. 

As many as 80 historic military vehicles retracing the original 1926 Route 66.

As part of the journey along historic Route 66, the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017 will driving into Needles, California on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.

Estimated time of arrival in Needles, California is 2:30pm PT.

The community is welcomed to welcome in the long historic military vehicles convoy as they drive west along Route 66 and as they make a stop at Santa Fe Park, located on the 900 block of Front Street near G Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

At this moment, the route Route 66 Convoy 2017 well in Needles, California include westbound Interstate 40, Five Mile Road, U.S. Highway 95, East Broadway, West Broadway. Front Street, and Needles Highway, but the route is subject To change and can be updated leading up to the arrival.

According to the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (M.V.P.A) website, World War II caused a marked decline in civilian and tourist traffic, but it stimulated new business along U.S. 66, when it acted as a military transport corridor moving troops and supplies from one military reservation to another. Motels saw an increase in occupancy, as families of servicemen stationed at military bases stayed for long stretches. But more significantly, Route 66 facilitated perhaps the single greatest Wartime mobilization, as thousands of jobseekers headed to California, Oregon and Washington to work in defense plants.

Route 66 had its official beginnings in 1926 when the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation’s first Federal highway system. Like other highways in the system, the path of Route 66 was a cobbling together of existing local, State and National roads. The highway quickly became a popular route because of the active promotion of the U.S. 66 Highway Association, which advertised it as the shortest, best and most scenic route from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles.

The original 1926 route began in Chicago, Illinois traveling through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before ending in Santa Monica, California covering a total of 2,448 miles. Route 66 is remembered by a popular song “Get Your Kicks on Route 66″ recorded in 1946.

** More information about the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017 can be found at the following website address and social media websites: **

  • Website:

http://www.mvpa.org/

  • Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/MVPAConvoy

  • Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MilitaryVehicle

Follow the hashtag: #MVPACONVOY on Twitter for more pictures and videos from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017.

Please come out and welcome the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017.

**** ZachNews will have live news coverage of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017 enters Needles, California along historic Route 66. ****

** Pictures and videos from Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017: **

Needles, CA: Come to the 47th Annual Peddler’s Fair.

Needles, CA: Come to the 47th Annual Peddler’s Fair.

The 47th Annual Peddler’s Fair will be held on from 8:00am to 2:00pm PT on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at St. John’s Episcopal Church located at 2020 J Street in Needles, California.

The Peddler’s Fair offers a fun full day of shopping and having lunch with friends from our community.

There will be lots of artists and craftsman, selling their creations in booths in this open air market.

A food court will be in the Parish Hall offering delicious chili, chili bowls, hot dogs, chili dogs, pie, coffee, and cold beverages.

Tables and chairs are available for you to enjoy a leisure lunch with your friends and family.

For information about the 47th Annual Peddler’s Fair or to reserve your table, please contact either Nyla at: 1 (760) 326-2677, Norma at: 1 (760) 326-3194, or Barb at: 1 (928) 768-3414.

Don’t miss this opportunity to present your creativity and business to the whole community.

 

Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Overturned big rig truck along eastbound Interstate 40 before Needles Agricultural Inspection Station. 

Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Overturned big rig truck along eastbound Interstate 40 near the Needles Agricultural Inspection Station.

According to the California Highway Patrol, an overturned big rig truck is blocking a lane along eastbound Interstate 40 near the Needles Agricultural Inspection Station in Needles, California.

Crews are working to unload and upright overturned big rig truck and closure may take a haft an hour before reopening.

Needles, CA: Needles Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday.

Needles, CA: Needles Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Needles Planning Commission Meeting will start at 4:00pm PT.

**** 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.

Needles, CA: Needles Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event.

Needles, CA: Needles Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event.

The City of Needles, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, and the San Bernardino County Fire Department welcomes all local residents of Needles, California to drop off their unwanted household hazardous waste during from 7:00am to 11:00am PT on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at the Needles City Yard, located at 112 Robuffa Street in Needles, California.

Items being accepted during this event are motor oil / used filters, auto and household batteries, paint products, antifreeze, household cleaners, pesticides and fertilizers, televisions and computer monitors, irons, Central Processing Units (C.P.U.), fluorescent tubes, microwave ovens, cellular phones and landline telephones, space heaters, stereos and radios, Video Cassette Recorder (V.C.R.) and Digital Versatile Disk (D.V.D.) players, and music cards.

This drop off event is only for residents of Needles, California and all residents must bring proof of residency and identification.

No business waste will be accepted during this drop off event.

For more information, please contact the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2115 ext. 140.

** More tips on recycling and keeping our community clean can be found at the following Needles Recycles on Facebook website address: **

https://www.facebook.com/Needles-Recycles-335362083494879/

** Stay clean and beautiful Needles, California. **