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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Boat fire at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Boat fire at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

A boat fire was reported at around 3:22pm PT on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at Jack Smith Memorial Park in Needles, California.

 

** Video from Jociannah Elena Murillo: **

Jociannah Elena Murillo from Needles, California sent into ZachNews video of the boat on fire along a channel near the boat launching area at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Witnesses as well as a from the San Bernardino County Fire Department Explorer tell ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez that firefighters were on the other end of Jack Smith Memorial Park when they seem the smoke and rushed over to the fire.

** Picture from Jociannah Elena Murillo: **

People who were at the park, barbecuing and playing along the Colorado River all rushed over to see the boat fire.

Mark Davis II from Needles, California was with family barbecuing when he saw the boat on fire and went to find a fire extinguisher, but couldn’t find any at the information kiosk.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

The boat fire caught near by vegetation near mobile home at Verde Shores Estates.

Mark Davis II jumped into the water, swim across the channel, and got onto land to alert residents at the mobile home park that there’s a fire burning near by.

Mark Davis II is seen in the video (Video from Jociannah Elena Murillo) wearing black shorts as he is walked by firefighters to alert residents.

** Picture from Jociannah Elena Murillo: **

** Picture from ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez: **

Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Department arrived to the boat fire and began battling the fully involved boat fire, and began to call in other fire department crews from Mohave Valley Fire Department and Bullhead City Fire Department.

** Pictures from ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez: **

Witnesses as well as deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department telling ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez that everybody on the boat got off safely.

At this moment, the cause of the boat fire is not yet known.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews as more information is still coming in. **

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.

Needles, CA: Colorado River Area Girls Softball holding sign ups at Needles Recreation Center.

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Needles, CA: Colorado River Area Girls Softball holding sign ups at Needles Recreation Center.

The Colorado River Area Girls Softball (C.R.A.G.S.) will be holding sign ups at the Needles Recreation Center, located at 1705 J Street, in Needles, California from 6:00pm to 8:00pm PT on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, and Wednesday, February 8th, 2017.

Registration fee is $50 for the 1st player, and a sister discount for each additional sibling.

With the $50 fee, every player will receive a team shirt and matching socks.

The player is responsible for providing her own softball pants.

Cleats are recommended, but are not required.

Girls ages between 7 years old and 14 years old (League age is determined by player’s age on  Sunday, January 1st, 2017).

Parents or guardians are being asked to please bring a birth certificate to sign ups.

Players will be required to participate in Skills and Drills being held on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at Franz Flowers Field, located on J Street across from the Needles Recreation Center, in Needles, California.

At 6:00pm PT: U10 (League Ages 7-10) and at 7:00pm PT: U14 (League Ages 11-14).

Late registration will cost $60 to sign up on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017.

** For questions or have concerns, please contact the following contacts: **

President: Jessica Powell Sommers either by phone at: 1 (760) 220-9955 or by email at: jpsommers44@gmail.com

Secretary: Kathryn Keller at: 1 (520) 603-9756

Treasure: Ashley DeLeon at: 1 (702) 672-0039

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Colorado River Tri-State: New Year 2017 Weekend Weather and Traffic.

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Colorado River Tri-State: New Year 2017 Weekend Weather and Traffic.

Happy New Year 2017 Everybody!!

Here are the weather and traffic conditions in and around our community.

** As of 10:00pm PT on Monday, January 2nd, 2017: **

**** (This page will be updated throughout the New Year 2017 Weekend) ****

****  Weather Alert!!: ****

– National Weather Service:

Wind Advisory:

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NVZ021&warncounty=NVC003&firewxzone=NVZ465&local_place1=Bullhead%20City%20AZ&product1=Wind+Advisory&lat=35.1678&lon=-114.573#.WGqO6nOIYwg

**  Weather for Area: **

**** Needles, California: ****

  • Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58*F. South wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46*F. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60*F. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46*F. West wind 5 to 7 mph.

**** Barstow, California: ****

  • Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50*F. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36*F. West southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 54*F. West wind around 10 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38*F. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

**** Lake Havasu City, Arizona: ****

  • Monday: Cloudy, with a high near 56*F. South wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47*F. South southeast wind 10 to 13 mph.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59*F. South southeast wind 9 to 13 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46*F. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

**** Mohave Valley, Arizona: ****

  • Monday: Cloudy, with a high near 58*F. South wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44*F. South wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59*F. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44*F. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

**** Bullhead City, Arizona: ****

  • Monday: Cloudy, with a high near 58*F. Breezy, with a south wind 21 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45*F. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
  • Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60*F. South wind 6 to 11 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45*F. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.

**** Laughlin, Nevada: ****

  • Monday: Cloudy, with a high near 57*F. Breezy, with a south wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
  • Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46*F. South wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 58*F. South wind 7 to 11 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45*F. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

** More weather information at the follow weather addresses: **

National Weather Service:

http://www.weather.gov

National Weather Service’s Weather Radar:

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/pacsouthwest_loop.php

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**** Traffic Alert!!: ****

– Caltrans District 8:

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– California Highway Patrol:

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– AZ511 (ADOT):

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** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Yucca, AZ: Single lane of traffic in both directions on Interstate 40 due to construction.

As you head on out to get your New Year 2017 Weekend started, a reminder to all motorists driving along Interstate 40 in the Yucca, Arizona area.

Due to construction work being done on the roadway, Interstate 40 in Yucca, Arizona, west from mile post 11.0, 1.0 miles east from Arizona State Route 95 to mile post 15.0, 5.0 miles east of Arizona State Route 95, is reduced to a single lane of traffic in both directions.

The eastbound Interstate 40 exit onto Franconia Road is closed as well as the on-ramp to eastbound Interstate 40 from Franconia Road is also closed.

The westbound Interstate 40 exit to Franconia Road is open as well as the on-ramp to westbound Interstate 40 from Franconia Road is also open.

Duration of the construction project is from 7:00am MST on Monday, September 12th, 2016 to 6:59am MST on Tuesday, Janaury 31st, 2017.

Temporary concrete barrier are being placed for road construction.

Speed reduced in the construction zone will be 45 mph and restrictions width is 16 ft.

Possible Officers and Flaggers on site.

Daytime Business Phone Number Contact: 1 (602) 712-7355.

Source: Arizona Department of Transportation (A.D.O.T.).

Event Identification: 644830

NevadaDOT:

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** More traffic information at the follow weather addresses: **

California Highway Patrol:

https://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx

Caltrans (California Traffic Map):

http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov

AZ511 (Arizona Traffic Map):

http://www.az511.com/traffic/

NevadaDOT (Nevada Traffic Map):

http://www.nvroads.com

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**** Take Care, Have Fun, Be Safe, and Happy New Year 2017 To Everybody!! ****

** Pictures from ZachNews. **

Needles, CA: Decorated Needles, California 2016.

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Needles, CA: Decorated Needles, California 2016.

ZachNews went on a ride around Needles, California in search of decorated homes and businesses for the Christmas and Holiday Season 2016.

ZachNews Photojournalists Zachary A. Lopez and Branden Lopez along with his family Betty Lopez and Ashley Lopez all drove around the community getting these great pictures from around the community.

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These are a few of the pictures of decorated homes and businesses around Needles, California.

** You can view more on the pictures of decorated homes and businesses around Needles, California at the following ZachNews website address: **

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1448130188538282.1073741941.197035476981099&type=1&l=50fe4eb1ee

If you have a decorated home and business you want ZachNews to check out, please let ZachNews know on Facebook or by email at: news.zachnews@gmail.com

Have A Safe and Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year Everybody.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Winners from the Peewee Derby Races 2016 during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Winners from the Peewee Derby Races 2016 during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016.

The Peewee Derby Races 2016 was held during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016 on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in Downtown Needles, California.

** Peewee Derby Races Winners: (By Racing Categories): **

4 years old to 6 years old:

1st Place: Tomi Trescartes

2nd Place: Kiden Russo

7 years old to 9 years old:

1st Place: Thomas Risse

2nd Place: Bleze Medlin

10 years old to 12 years old:

1st Place: Ben Barrackman

2nd Place: Angelo Calaunan

** Information provided from Jennifer Valenzuela. **

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews where you will be able to watch the full peewee derby races as well as the many other performances that took place during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016. ****

Downtown Needles, CA: Winners from the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park Lighted Parade 2016.

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Downtown Needles, CA: Winners from the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park Lighted Parade 2016.

A lighted parade was held during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016 on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 in Downtown Needles, California.

Awards were given out for the best floats, decorated vehicles, and group in the lighted parade.

** Lighted Parade Winners: **

Floats:

1st Place: Needles Recreation Center’s Dance Trax 51

2nd Place: Fraternal Order of Eagles #2599 (Eagles Aerie 2599)

3rd Place: A & G Towing and Storage

Decorated Vehicles:

1st Place: Bureau of Land Management – ‘The Grinch’

2nd Place: Mohave National Preserves

3rd Place: River Diamond Ranch

Group:

1st Place: Needles High School Marching Band

2nd Place: Fort Mojave Tribal Band

3rd Place: Colorado River Medical Center

** Information provided from Mary Gonzales. **

To claim your prize, please contact Mary Gonzales at: 1 (760) 326-7151.

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews where you will be able to watch the full lighted parade as well as the many other performances that took place during the Ol’ St. Nick on Route 66 Christmas in the Park 2016. ****