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Needles, CA: Community welcomes and shows support for the Run For The Wall 2018.

Needles, CA: Community welcomes and shows support for the Run For The Wall 2018.

The community of Needles, California welcomed and showed their support for the Run For The Wall 2018 on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018.

Hundreds of motorcycle riders were participating in the 30th Annual Run For The Wall event, this annual journey across America 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.

Veterans of recent wars, those currently on Active Duty, Non-Veteran Supporters, and Patriots come together and trek across America ending on Memorial Day in Washington, District of Columbia at the Vietnam Memorial Wall where they will honor those who can’t make the ride, the fallen, the disabled and the still missing.

There are 3 routes making up this year’s Run For The Wall, the Southern Route which rides across the lower states along interstate 10 and the Midway Route and Central Route who both ride along Interstate 40 heading east until they split in New Mexico, all routes reportedly left from Ontario, California earlier that morning.

Well the Midway Route ride by Needles, California for lunch in Kingman, Arizona, the Central Route makes their stop in Needles, California.

ZachNews on Facebook was broadcasting live on Facebook as the Central Route arrived into Downtown Needles, California for a welcoming event put on by the community.

A long line of motorcycles from the Central Route began arriving along Front Street as people waved at the greeted by American flags waving and people shouting out “Thank You!” and “God Bless America!” as they went by with music played by members of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe.

Written messages on colored American flags by students from Vista Colorado Elementary School greeted motorcycle riders as they seat down at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California to eat a delicious taco lunch provided by 19th Hole Bar and Grill and delicious cold ice cream served by The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.).

According to the Needles Chamber of Commerce, 500 veterans enjoyed the lunch served by the crew at 19th Hole Bar and Grill, who prepared 1500 tacos for the veterans.

As the motorcycle riders eat and rested, organizers along with city and county representative prepare to speak during presentations.

The welcoming event began with an opening prayer and Tatyana Medrano singing the National Anthem.

A presentation was held by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 Commander George DeLeon for Stanley D. Jump, World War II Veteran who joined the United States Navy in December 1st, 1944 and received the American Area Medal Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Area Medal Ribbon, and World War II Victory Medal Ribbon.

A medals shadow box was presented to the family of Stanley D. Jump, which included daughter Wendy Puccio and granddaughter Lacy Hedrick, followed by an honor guard gun salute.

Proclamations were done afterwards by City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget, Phil LeJeune from 1st District San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood’s Office, and Isis Fuentes from California State Assemblyman Jay Obernolte’s Office.

Plaques were headed out and thanks were presented by the Run For The Wall followed by drill demonstration by Reserve Officers’ Training Corps students from Mohave High School in Bullhead City, Arizona.

As the event came to a close and people said good bye to all of the motorcycle riders at Santa Fe Park, a small group of people holding American flags stand along the Five Mile Road overpass along eastbound Interstate 40 await the line of motorcycles to come by.

ZachNews on Facebook was broadcasting live on Facebook from the Five Mile Road overpass as everybody awaited the motorcycle riders.

As they approached the Five Mile Road overpass along eastbound interstate 40, vehicles including semi trucks honked their horns as people saluted and waved the American flags at the long line of motorcycle riders.

With many thanks and safe travels, the motorcycle riders with the Central Route department Needles, California and ended into Mohave County, Arizona heading to their next stop for the night in Williams, Arizona.

The community thank you for stopping into Needles, California on your journey across America for all who have served our nation and their sacrifices and contributions made for us to live in the land of the free, thank you for serving.

For more information regarding the Run For The Wall or to follow their journey across America can be found at the following website address:

https://www.rftw.us/

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News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Deputies assisted City of Needles as they shut down marijuana cultivation operation that were not permitted.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Deputies assisted City of Needles as they shut down marijuana cultivation operation that were not permitted.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, deputies on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 assisted officials with the City of Needles as they shut down marijuana cultivation operation that were not permitted along Balboa Place near Needles Highway in Needles, California.

Pictures taken by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station show the shut down of the un-permitted marijuana cultivation operation.

A press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station hasn’t been release yet to the public and news media, only pictures of the incident have been released to the public and news media.

But moments ago, well following up on a graffiti related news story, ZachNews received more information regarding the un-permitted marijuana cultivation operation incident from Needles City Manager Rick Daniels.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that the shut down occurred at around 9:30am PT on Tuesday.

We had the Sheriff’s Office (San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department) come in Monday with suspicion that there was – they had reason to believe that were was an illegal cannabis operation, because they can smell in the area. So they went up to the building where it was, came in and reported it to us (City of Needles), and we took a look at their utility bill and found a spike in use in electricity, which told us that there was probably cultivation. So we then went to court and got both a search warrant and inspection warrant- ones for criminal and one for civil – and the judge signed those, and on Tuesday morning we executed them (the warrants) and went out there with the warrants and we found a mother plant had clone and found 40 plus plants, which they were not allow to have in a commercial enterprise zone, home and personal use doesn’t comply here. So we issued notices of violation for ever plant, we had County Fire (San Bernardino County Fire Department) there worried if there was any hazmat materials which they found nothing, building officials were their (City of Needles) for building code violations which they found violations related to wiring. Afterwards, the guy said he wanted to get this matter resolve so this morning (Thursday, April 5th, 2018), Adrian (Senior Needles Code Enforcement Officer) video taped him grinding up all the plants and the product that there were some buds that were harvested because there has been a harvest even know there were like 40 plus plants growing, there was a harvest recently. So he wanted to resolve the matter so Adrian (Senior Needles Code Enforcement Officer) video taped him grinding it up, mixed it with dirt, and it got brought up to a landfill,” Needles City Manager Rick Daniels telling ZachNews.

ZachNews asked if anybody gotten cited or arrested by deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

We (City of Needles) cited them notices of violations but they (San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station) did not  – there was no arrest,” said Needles City Manager Rick Daniels adding,We as a City (City of Needles) handle it as a civil matter and we issued 40 plus violations, and as of now, its shut down, cleaned up, all materials gone, and this was the only location that was shut down.”

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that this is was the second illegal cannabis operation that got found and shut down this year, the other illegal cannabis operation that was discovered was at a home along K Street in Needles, California.

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station: **

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor’s State of the City Address 2018 is today.

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor’s State of the City Address 2018 is today.

Join the Needles Chamber of Commerce and City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will he presenting the “State of the City Address 2018” at 5:00pm PT on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at the Giggling Cactus, located at 2411 Needles Highway (also known as West Broadway), in Needles, California.

City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will address the present state of the Needles, California, including what is the state of the economic for the City of Needles; what recent achievements the City of Needles has reach, and what are the upcoming plans and goals for the City of Needles.

After the State of the City Address 2018, there will be a questions and answers period for the public.

Complimentary appetizers and a limited no host dinner menu will be offered during the State of the City Address 2018 event.

ZachNews on Facebook will be broadcasting live the State of the City Address 2018 starting at 5:00pm PT.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews

For more information regarding the State of the City Address 2018, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor presents State of the City Address 2018.

Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor presents State of the City Address 2018.

Join the Needles Chamber of Commerce and City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will he presenting the “State of the City Address 2018” at 5:00pm PT on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at the Giggling Cactus, located at 2411 Needles Highway (also known as West Broadway), in Needles, California.

City of Needles Mayor Dr. Edward T. Paget will address the present state of the Needles, California, including what is the state of the economic for the City of Needles; what recent achievements the City of Needles has reach, and what are the upcoming plans and goals for the City of Needles.

After the State of the City Address 2018, there will be a questions and answers period for the public.

Complimentary appetizers and a limited no host dinner menu will be offered during the State of the City Address 2018 event.

ZachNews on Facebook will be broadcasting live the State of the City Address 2018 starting at 5:00pm PT.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews

For more information regarding the State of the City Address 2018, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Investigation into a fire at an abandoned house on I Street.

Breaking News!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Investigation into a fire at an abandoned house on I Street.

ZachNews has confirmed from the City of Needles that a fire occurred on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at an abandoned house along the 200 block of I Street in Downtown Needles, California.

The fire was reported at around 4:09am PT.

This picture sent into ZachNews by Timothy Terral (Picture Above) shows the taped off area from the parking lot area of the Jack In The Box fast food restaurant with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicle near by.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Anybody with information regarding this fire are urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

** Pictures from ZachNews taken on Monday, June 13th, 2015: **

The abandoned house has been abandon for years and survived a large fire back on Monday, June 13th, 2015 that burned an old 2 story apartment building and 2 houses along I Street and West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

ZachNews is asking the City of Needles what is being done to address this abandoned residential property and will have their response posted soon.

Needles, CA: Family and community come together during new substation dedication ceremony honoring Bill Yoney.

Needles, CA: Family and community come together during new substation dedication ceremony honoring Bill Yoney.

The City of Needles held a dedication ceremony for the new Bill Yoney Substation on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 811 Bush Street in Needles, California.

ZachNews broadcast live on Facebook the dedication ceremony for the new Bill Yoney Substation as family members of Bill Yoney along with City of Needles Officials and crew members who worked on building the new substation attended the ceremony.

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget and family members spoke about the life of Bill Yoney and what he did for the community he loved.

ZachNews spoke with Jenny Yoney, Bill Yoney’s Daughter, about her father and what he met to the community.

Before his passing from stage 4 lung cancer in June 2015, Bill Yoney was a lineman for the City of Needles for 38 years, working hard to keep the community’s power on, including going out in the stormy nights to get the power back on.

Bill Yoney was very well respected and liked by many in the community and would help anybody in need, including helping to save a man’s life in a traffic accident.

A temporary sign was posted up during the dedication ceremony until the new brass plaque arrives and be place inside the gated substation lot on a cement block facing Bush Street.

Bill Yoney’s dedication to keeping the community’s power on still lives on in the hard working utility crews of today who are building new power lines to improve the power system in the community, and rushing out into the storms to get power back on as fast as possible.

The community thanks Bill Yoney for his service to our community and to all of the hard working utility crews who continue to keep the lights on in our community no matter what the weather conditions are outside.

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Needles, CA: Enjoy hot boats, custom cars, golf tournament fun, a virtual poker run and ride, and delicious brunch during the 10th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.

Needles, CA: Enjoy hot boats, custom cars, golf tournament fun, a virtual poker run and ride, and delicious brunch during the 10th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.

Get ready to enjoy hot boats, custom cars, golf tournament fun, a virtual poker run and ride, and delicious food during the 10th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show in Needles, California.

** Schedule of Events: **

The Needles Elks Lodge #1608 will be having a Taco Dinner and Registration Packet Pick Up event starting at 5:00pm PT on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 inside the Needles Elks Lodge # 1608, located at 1000 Lillyhill Drive just south of Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

Taco Dinner tickets are $8.00 and there will be beverages, chips and salsa, and a full bar.

The Golf Tournament will be held at 8:00am PT on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at River’s Edge Golf Course, located at 144 Marina Drive, in Needles, California.

Register for the shotgun start, 3 man scramble tournament, and get a chance at the Free Hole-In-One competition for a 2018 White Chevy Camaro, sponsored by Bradley Chevrolet and River City Pizza of Needles, California.

Sign ups will begin at 6:30am PT.

The Virtual Poker Run and Ride will be held at 8:00am PT on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 starting at the Needles Chamber of Commerce Office, located at 100 G Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

The Virtual Poker Run and Ride will take place along historic Route 66 and the Mojave Trails National Monument.

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The 10th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will be held on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 and Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at Jack Smith Memorial Park, located at 1000 River Road, in Needles, California.

There will be lots of hot and fast classic, custom and performance boats and vehicles as well as vendors and entertainment just steps away from the beautiful Colorado River.

** Ticket Price Information: **

Tickets for the 10th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show are haft off if you purchase before the event, $10.00 for 2 days of fun.

On the day of the events, tickets for the 10th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will cost are $10.00 for each day of the event.

** Ticket Purchasing Locations: **

According to the Needles Chamber of Commerce, tickets for the 10th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show can be purchases at the following locations:

  • Ace Hardware:

2350 Miracle Mile #160 in Bullhead City, Arizona

4515 Arizona State Route 95 in Fort Mohave, Arizona

  • Hardware Express:

419 West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California

  • NAPA Auto Parts / Big O & Auto Parts:

949 West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California

  • Needles Chamber of Commerce Office: 

100 G Street in Downtown Needles, California

** Parking Information: **

Parking at the event next to Jack Smith Memorial Park will be $10.00.

Free parking with shuttle service will be behind Giggling Cactus, located at 2411 Needles Highway (2411 West Broadway) in Needles, California.

After all of the events, Giggling Cactus will be presenting the 2nd Annual Boat Show Brunch starting at 9:00am PT on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 inside Giggling Cactus, located at 2411 Needles Highway (2411 West Broadway), in Needles, California.

Come hang out with the boat and car folks and say good by until next year’s event, a truly elegant feast.

This will be a no-host brunch event.

** More Event Information: Contacts: **

  • Golf Tournament:

Please contact the River’s Edge Golf Course at: 1 (760) 326-3931.

  • Virtual Poker Run and Ride:

Please contact the Bureau of Land Management’s Needles Field Office at: 1 (760) 326-7000.

  • Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show:

Please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at:  1 (760) 326-2050.

  • Boat Show Brunch:

Please contact Giggling Cactus at: 1 (760) 326-2233.

** More Event Information: Facebook Pages: **

  • Needles Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show:

https://www.facebook.com/NeedlesHBCCS/

  • Needles Chamber of Commerce:

https://www.facebook.com/NeedlesChamberOfCommerce/

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