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Needles, CA: Community prepares to welcome the Run For The Wall 2017.

Needles, CA: Community prepares to welcome the Run For The Wall 2017.

The community of Needles, California is preparing to welcome hundreds of motorcycle riders participating in the Run For The Wall 2017 as they stop on into Needles, California on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017.

Hundreds of motorcycle riders, including veterans of recent wars and those currently on active duty, will be uniting together in a cross country ride from west to east into Washington, District of Columbia.

The Run For The Wall recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation.

The organization promotes healing among all veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (P.O.W./M.I.A.), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (K.I.A.) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.

In a press release sent into ZachNews, the Needles Chamber of Commerce said that this year’s Run For The Wall will feature a panoply of patriotic groups who will present and perform in honor of the veterans who will be welcomed in Needles, California.

** Pictures from the Needles Chamber of Commerce: **

The veteran “Pack” will be greeted by the National Anthem, performed by Cheree Souter while the Fort Mojave Color Guard presents the colors.

A special military honor, the Bronze Star, will then be posthumously bestowed on fallen Needles veteran Robert Gonzales by VFW Post 404 Commander George DeLeon.

The Mohave High School ROTC, under the guidance of USAF (Ret) Major Earl Davis will then perform.

Run For The Wall Central Route Coordinator Jim Sloan (“the Sweep”) will then present certificates of appreciation to the local sponsors and supporters of Run For The Wall.

** Pictures from ZachNews. **

The Fort Mojave Tribal Band and the Needles High School Band will then perform patriotic music as the Run For The Wall riders eat lunch and greet public supporters.

A new component this year will be the presence of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lake Havasu Chapter.

They will be present to greet the veterans and to thank them for their dedication and service.

The general public is invited to welcome the Run For The Wall “Pack” by lining the streets in Needles, California, including along West Broadway between L Street and G Street.

There will be no food or vendors available to the community at this event.

Lunch will be served to Run For The Wall participants with official wristbands only.

The “Pack” will arrive for refueling on the west end of Needles, California at approximately 1:45pm PT, exiting I-40 at River Road, following Old Route 66 into Needles, California.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Following the fuel stop, they will proceed to Santa Fe Park, located along the 900 block of Front Street near G Street in Downtown Needles, California, will be closed to through traffic so the expected 400 bikes can park there.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Time spent in Needles, California is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, after which they head east to spend their first night in Williams, Arizona.

In pass Run For The Wall riders through Needles, California, people are seen lining along overpasses and along hillsides along Interstate 40 waving American flags and waving as the hundreds of motorcycle riders participating in the Run For The Wall drive by them, including along Five Mile Road overpass and the Park Moabi Road overpass in Needles, California.

Their trek across the United States will end on Memorial Day in Washington D.C. at the Vietnam Memorial Wall where they will honor those who can’t make the ride, the fallen, the disabled and the still missing.

Their journey can be followed day by day at the following Run For The Wall website address:

https://www.rftw.us/

Please be sure community to show your support for the Run For The Wall.

**** ZachNews will be Facebook Live at the Run For The Wall 2017 luncheon and ceremony at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California and will have more pictures and videos from the luncheon and ceremony afterwards. ****

** Picture above from ZachNews. **

Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: West Broadway and Needles Highway Closed.

Traffic Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Jam 2: West Broadway and Needles Highway Closed.

Construction crews have closed West Broadway from Needles Highway to Walnut Street and Needles Highway from L Street to O Street in Needles, California as part of the Interstate 40 / Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

** Closures: **

West Broadway from Walnut Street to Needles Highway is closed.

Needles Highway from L Street to O Street is closed.

Closures as part of the Interstate 40 Arizona Highway 95 Connector construction project.

Closures may last from a few days to a few weeks.

** Detours: **

West Broadway (From Walnut Street): Take Walnut Street East to L Street north back to Needles Highway (At L Street).

Needles Highway (From L Street): Take L Street south to Market Street west to O Street north back onto Needles Highway (At O Street).

** Roads to Avoid: **

If you’re driving tall semi trucks or campers, do not use the North K Street Underpass or North K Street from Walnut Street to Front Street.

The North K Street Underpass has a Clearance Height 8ft and not recommended for tall semi trucks or campers.

Use West Broadway or Interstate 40 as your best detour.

** Businesses in Closure Area: **

Businesses in the closure area are still open so please make sure to stop in and support our local businesses.

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Needles Jam 2. ****

Laughlin, NV: The 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship begins today.

Laughlin, NV: The 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship begins today.

The 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship, powered by Monster Energy, is being held from Thursday, April 13th, 2017 to Saturday, April 15th, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada.

Polaris RZR UTV World Championship is an epic race for Best In The Desert, in collaboration with our Mad Media and UTV Underground partners; we are proud to bring you this great event for UTV’s, Motorcycles and Quads.

**** Schedule of Events: ****

** On Thursday, April 13th, 2017: **

  • From 9:00am to 3:00pm PT: At the Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Tech and Contingency Vendor Set Up.
  • At 5:00pm PT: At the Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Pit Crew Challenge.

The UTV World Championship begins Thursday night at The Riverside Resort with the first annual UTV World Championship Pit Crew Challenge. The top UTV teams will battle head to head for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

  • At 7:00pm PT: Loser’s Lounge – Riverside Resort and Casino: UTVWC Official Kick Off-Party:

Immediately following the pit crew challenge will be the official UTV World Championship kick-off party at the Losers’ Lounge inside the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

** On Friday, April 14th, 2017: **

  • From 8:00 am to 10:45am PT: Race Track: Family Fun Poker Run:

The 3rd Annual UTV World Championship Poker Run will also be held Friday.

This is a one of a kind opportunity for UTV owners to drive their UTVs on the UTV World Championship race course! Onsite registration will be held at Don’s Celebrity Theatre inside the beautiful Riverside Resort and Casino.

Entries are extremely limited those wishing to participate are encouraged to get in line early.

Advance sign-up is available through Best in the Desert Racing Association by visiting their Best in the Desert website.

Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be given out to the drivers with the top poker hands!

  • From 9:00am to 5:00pm PT: Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Tech and Contingency:

On Friday, the world’s biggest off road UTV festival, the UTV World Championship Tech and Contingency, will take over the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

Those in attendance will be able to view the largest collection of UTV’s in the world and have exclusive access to the latest parts and accessories from the top UTV parts manufactures from around the globe.

This is a fantastic chance for UTV owners to save hundreds on OEM and aftermarket parts for their machines!

The race vehicles will be on display as hundreds of UTV race teams parade them through a massive vendor set-up.

Official UTV World Championship merchandise will be available and racers will be on hand to sign autographs and and take pictures!

  • At 4:00pm PT: Tech and Contingency: UTVWC Contingency Raffle:

The UTVWC Contingency Raffle will include over $50,000 in prizes.

** On Saturday, April 15th, 2017: **

  • At 6:30am PT: Race Track: Motorcycle and Quad Race.
  • At 10:00am PT: Race Track: Desert UTV World Championship Race.
  • At 2:30pm PT: Race Track: Youth Production 170 and Unlimited 250 UTV World Championship Race.
  • At 3:15pm PT: Race Track: Short Course UTV World Championship Race.
  • From 7:00pm to 9:00pm PT: Harrah’s Beach: Awards Ceremony Party.
  • At 9:00pm PT: Loser’s Lounge at Riverside Resort and Casino: UTVWC After Party.

The race track is located north of Bruce Woodbury Drive, west of Thomas Edison Drive, and south of Laughlin Highway.

The races will begin just to the northwest of the intersection of Thomas Edison Drive and Bruce Woodbury Drive.

The race track route includes 2 crossing along Needles Highway.

Needles Highway, between Bruce Woodbury Drive and Laughlin Highway will be closed during the races, and motorists will be detoured to either Thomas Edison Drive or South Casino Drive.

All events at the UTV World Championship are “FREE” and the family friendly atmosphere promises to be a great event for all in attendance.

** More information regarding the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship is at the following website addresses: **

  • UTV World Championship:

http://utvworldchampionship.com

  • Best In The Desert:

http://bitd.com

**** Come Party, Race And Spectate!! ****

** Flyer and Map Pictures from 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship and Best in the Desert. **

Laughlin, NV: Get Ready for the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship.

Laughlin, NV: Get Ready for the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship.

Get Ready for the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship, powered by Monster Energy, being held from Thursday, April 13th, 2017 to Saturday, April 15th, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada.

Polaris RZR UTV World Championship is an epic race for Best In The Desert, in collaboration with our Mad Media and UTV Underground partners; we are proud to bring you this great event for UTV’s, Motorcycles and Quads.

**** Schedule of Events: ****

** On Thursday, April 13th, 2017: **

  • From 9:00am to 3:00pm PT: At the Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Tech and Contingency Vendor Set Up.
  • At 5:00pm PT: At the Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Pit Crew Challenge.

The UTV World Championship begins Thursday night at The Riverside Resort with the first annual UTV World Championship Pit Crew Challenge. The top UTV teams will battle head to head for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

  • At 7:00pm PT: Loser’s Lounge – Riverside Resort and Casino: UTVWC Official Kick Off-Party:

Immediately following the pit crew challenge will be the official UTV World Championship kick-off party at the Losers’ Lounge inside the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

** On Friday, April 14th, 2017: **

  • From 8:00 am to 10:45am PT: Race Track: Family Fun Poker Run:

The 3rd Annual UTV World Championship Poker Run will also be held Friday.

This is a one of a kind opportunity for UTV owners to drive their UTVs on the UTV World Championship race course! Onsite registration will be held at Don’s Celebrity Theatre inside the beautiful Riverside Resort and Casino.

Entries are extremely limited those wishing to participate are encouraged to get in line early.

Advance sign-up is available through Best in the Desert Racing Association by visiting their Best in the Desert website.

Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be given out to the drivers with the top poker hands!

  • From 9:00am to 5:00pm PT: Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Tech and Contingency:

On Friday, the world’s biggest off road UTV festival, the UTV World Championship Tech and Contingency, will take over the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

Those in attendance will be able to view the largest collection of UTV’s in the world and have exclusive access to the latest parts and accessories from the top UTV parts manufactures from around the globe.

This is a fantastic chance for UTV owners to save hundreds on OEM and aftermarket parts for their machines!

The race vehicles will be on display as hundreds of UTV race teams parade them through a massive vendor set-up.

Official UTV World Championship merchandise will be available and racers will be on hand to sign autographs and and take pictures!

  • At 4:00pm PT: Tech and Contingency: UTVWC Contingency Raffle:

The UTVWC Contingency Raffle will include over $50,000 in prizes.

** On Saturday, April 15th, 2017: **

  • At 6:30am PT: Race Track: Motorcycle and Quad Race.
  • At 10:00am PT: Race Track: Desert UTV World Championship Race.
  • At 2:30pm PT: Race Track: Youth Production 170 and Unlimited 250 UTV World Championship Race.
  • At 3:15pm PT: Race Track: Short Course UTV World Championship Race.
  • From 7:00pm to 9:00pm PT: Harrah’s Beach: Awards Ceremony Party.
  • At 9:00pm PT: Loser’s Lounge at Riverside Resort and Casino: UTVWC After Party.

The race track is located north of Bruce Woodbury Drive, west of Thomas Edison Drive, and south of Laughlin Highway.

The races will begin just to the northwest of the intersection of Thomas Edison Drive and Bruce Woodbury Drive.

The race track route includes 2 crossing along Needles Highway.

Needles Highway, between Bruce Woodbury Drive and Laughlin Highway will be closed during the races, and motorists will be detoured to either Thomas Edison Drive or South Casino Drive.

All events at the UTV World Championship are “FREE” and the family friendly atmosphere promises to be a great event for all in attendance.

** More information regarding the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship is at the following website addresses: **

  • UTV World Championship:

http://utvworldchampionship.com

  • Best In The Desert:

http://bitd.com

**** Come Party, Race And Spectate!! ****

** Flyer and Map Pictures from 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship and Best in the Desert. **

 

 

Breaking News!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Traffic collision along southbound Arizona Highway 95.

Breaking News!!: Mohave Valley, AZ: Traffic collision along southbound Arizona Highway 95.

Several vehicles are involved in a traffic collision along southbound Arizona Highway 95 near Courtwright Road in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

According to Public Information Officer Trooper Kameron Lee, the traffic collision occurred along southbound side of Arizona Highway 95 near Milepole 227.7 at 11:55am PT involving a dark gray jeep and green Subaru outback.

At least 2 people were injured in the traffic collision, including a person sent to Valley View Medical Center.

The roadway has been reopen as of 12:27pm PT.

** Picture from Timothy Terral from Needles, California. **

News Alert!!: White Hills, AZ: Fatal multi-vehicle crash along northbound U.S. Route 93.

News Alert!!: White Hills, AZ: Fatal multi-vehicle crash along northbound U.S. Route 93.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, at least 8 vehicle were involved in a crash along northbound U.S. Route 93 at milepost 27 near White Hills, Arizona at around 12:25pm PT on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017.

At least 2 people were killed in the crash.

NBC affiliate KSNV Channel 3 is reporting that a dog was also killed in the crash.

At least 2 people were injured in the crash, including a person transported to a hospital and another person transported by medical helicopter to a hospital,

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred after a vehicle failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled in front of a tractor truck that was pulling another truck-tractor.

The tractor truck’s driver then swerved to avoid a collision and the vehicle rolled over causing a series of crashes.

All northbound lanes of U.S. Route 93, a main highway from Kingman, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada, had to be closed as patients were being medically treated.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, all northbound lanes of U.S. Route 93 has been reopened at 7:08pm PT.

** Pictures from the Arizona Department of Public Safety. **

 

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Traffic accident near the Needles Bridge.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Traffic accident near the Needles Bridge.

A traffic accident has occurred near the Needles Bridge on North K Street in Needles, California

ZachNews received this picture from Andy of Needles, California of the traffic accident and a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department vehicle blocking southbound North K Street.

According to Eric Sherwin, Duty Public Information Officer with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, a patient with minor injuries was transported to Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona.