Mohave County Passport Program

Lake Havasu City, AZ –Supervisor Buster Johnson would like the public to know about a fun contest. “In conjunction with the International Route 66 Festival and the hosting city of Kingman, the County has initiated the Mohave County Passport program. This program is a chance for residents and visitors alike to see some of the beautiful assets our county has to offer,” Johnson explained. The object is to obtain at least six of the eleven participating locations’ stamps listed in the Passport Booklet; however, you are encouraged to visit all 21 locations. To obtain a copy of the booklet on the internet go to in the upper right of the screen. Print the booklet and stamp collection sheet and begin a fun journey through Mohave County. Once you have completed your journey, cut out the stamp collection page, complete the information on the back and return it to the City Manager, City of Kingman, 310 N. 4th Street, Kingman, AZ 86401 by September 5th. The grand prize is $1,000, second prize is $600 and third prize is $400. The winner will be drawn at the Mohave County Fair on September 13, 2014. Winner need not be present to win. “The “Passport” is a fun way to see Mohave County and I want to thank Unisource Energy and Frontier Communications for contributing the cash prizes to this program,” Johnson stated. ###

County Road Crews Working Around the Clock to Keep Oatman Highway Open for Route 66 Festival

Lake Havasu City, AZ – The Mohave County Flood Control District recorded over 1.50 inches of rain during last night’s storm for the Sacramento Wash area near Oatman and Golden Shores. “The Mohave County Public Works Department had road crews out there at 4:30 a.m. this morning to survey and determine the storm damage caused by last night’s storm,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated. According to Johnson, road crews have been working around the clock to assess the damage in time for the International Route 66 Festival which is scheduled to kick off in Oatman tomorrow. According to Festival organizers, more than 80 international groups from around the world have already signed up to participate in this year’s festival. An estimated 10,000 people are expected to attend. “In consideration of the Festival, county road crews are working aggressively to remove debris and repair pavement and shoulder damage done to Oatman Highway,” Supervisor Johnson stated. According to Mohave County Public Works Director Steve Latoski, the county has the resources on hand to dedicate through the day and into the evening to mitigate the storm damage. During last night’s flood, the Flood Control District reported that the Sacramento Wash carried a large amount of storm water run-off across Oatman Highway south of Golden Shores. According to Latoski, the stream flow activity peaked at a flow depth of 2.38 feet. For a detailed report on last night’s storm, please visit: ###