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Fort Mohave, AZ: Shop With A First Responder 2018.

Fort Mohave, AZ: Shop With A First Responder 2018.

Kids teamed up with first responders for the “Shop With A First Responder 2018” on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at the Walmart store in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

First responders from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, CareFlight, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona, the Mohave Valley Fire Department along with Bureau of Land Management in California and Walmart all came together to give joy to the youth in our community.

Kids along with their families met at Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Arizona to enjoy hot chocolate as Santa Claus arrived to say hello to all the good boys and girls, arriving from the North Pole by helicopter.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, deputies hosted the “Shop With A First Responder” for youth from Needles, California.

“Great group of kids and a wonderful day giving back to the community,” tweeted the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station.

**** Great work and thank you to all of the first responder participates for giving back to the youth in our community. ****

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station and Mohave Valley Fire Department. **

Fort Mohave, AZ: Come to the 2nd Annual Tri-State Community Holly Jolly Christmas Celebration.

Fort Mohave, AZ: Come to the 2nd Annual Tri-State Community Holly Jolly Christmas Celebration.

The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe and the Avi Resort and Casino will be having their 2nd Annual Tri-State Community Holly Jolly Christmas Celebration, being held from 1:00pm to 5:00pm MT on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 at the Mojave Crossing Event Center, located at 101 South Aztec Road, in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

The community are invited to delight at this year’s themed “Holly Jolly Christmas” event that will feature several festive workshops aimed at heartening the spirit of the Christmas season for area children and their families.

Workshops will offer a number of yuletide activities including Christmas stocking, ornament and cookie decorating, letters to Santa, Buddy Bear Dress-Up, and an Elf Room.

Additionally, children can enjoy Christmas Carousel and Tea-Cup rides and a visit from Santa on his sleigh! Opportunities will abound for families to make merry at the event while enjoying a complimentary meal and music in between visits to the assorted workshops and taking photos with Santa.

There is no charge for admission or participation at this year’s Holly Jolly Christmas celebration.

Avi Resort and Casino and Spirit Mountain Casino Signature and Exclusive card members will receive a complimentary movie ticket when they show their membership card.

For more information about the 2nd Annual Tri-State Community Holly Jolly Christmas Celebration, please contact the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Public Relations Department at: 1 (760) 629-4591 Ext. 106 or e-mail: publicrelations@fortmojave.com

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Needles, CA: Free Composting Workshop at the Needles Recreation Center.

Needles, CA: Free Composting Workshop at the Needles Recreation Center.

If you’re interest in composting, please come on down to a free backyard composting workshop from 9:00am to 11:00am PT on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 in the Needles Recreation Center, located at 1705 J Street, in Needles, California.

We will be discussing how to create and use compost from your everyday kitchen and yard scraps, a quick review on recycling, and an overview of the Green Team Volunteer Program.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP by replying to this e-mail or calling: 1 (951) 265-8699.

Needles, CA: Community kicks off the Christmas and holiday spirit with music, dance, food, shopping, Santa Claus, racing, lights and togetherness.

Needles, CA: Community kicks off the Christmas and holiday spirit with music, dance, food, shopping, Santa Claus, racing, lights and togetherness.

The community of Needles, California kicked off the Christmas and holiday spirit with music, dance, food, shopping, Santa Claus, racing, lights and togetherness during several events all held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was all over the community reporting on the different events being held on that joyful day.

People came together to enjoy the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018 along West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

A variety of activities, vendors and entertainment got the community into the Christmas and holiday spirit, including a bake sell with lots of great treats, arts and crafts for the kids, picture taking with Santa Claus, a Route 66 pee wee derby along West Broadway and a wonderful performance by Dance Trac 51.

Winners were announced for the 8th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby during the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018.

 

** Winners of the 8th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby: **

  • For 4-6 Year Old Participates:

1st Place: Layton Phillips

2nd Place: Mariella Moffitt

  • For 7-10 Year Old Participates:

1st Place: Reddik Rubalcaba

2nd Place: Tre Lawier

Just around the concern, the Christmas and holiday spirit was spreading in tasty food and shopping.

The Needles Eagles Aerie #2599 was serving up big tasty chili hot dogs well The Twist was serving their new sandwiches, salads and hot chocolate, both getting the community filled up and warm with joy.

The Needles Regional Museum’s Thrift Shop held a sale, displaying for your awaiting purchase clothes, shoes and even Christmas decorations, all to help the Needles Regional Museum which was also opened to the public so that people visiting our community can learn more about Needles, California.

Just down the way, Santa Claus made a pit stop at the River Road Plaza near Needles Highway and North K Street in Needles, California.

Families with their children came out and got to meet Santa Claus where he and his little helpers from The Healing Center gave out lots of toys, candy, coloring books, books, and pajamas to all the good boys and girls.

The event is being sponsored by The Healing Center in Needles, California.

Later, the community gather for the lighting of the Community Memorial Christmas Tree by outgoing Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget and newly elected Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams, followed by the Lighted Christmas Parade that shined bright along West Broadway.

Winners were announced for best group, float, and decorate vehicle of the Needles Holiday Fun Fair’s Lighted Parade 2018 that was held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 in Downtown Needles, California.

** Lighted Parade Winners: **

  • For Best Group:

Needles High School Mighty Marching Band

  • For Best Float:

Calvary Chapel

  • For Best Decorate Vehicle:

A Tow Truck

(Pictures Listed Top To Bottom Order)

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Overall, all of the events brought the community more together, and shows that this small community, along with many great volunteers, organizers and sponsors, can still put on a great event that brings all together as family.

**** Great work to all who participated in bring joy and togetherness in our community for the Christmas and holiday season. ****

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

 

 

Mohave Valley, AZ: Long Lake Animal Shelter is having an all adoptions free holiday special throughout December 2018.

Mohave Valley, AZ: Long Lake Animal Shelter is having an all adoptions free holiday special throughout December 2018.

Fort Mojave Long Lake Animal Shelter in Mohave Valley, Arizona are having a holiday special for the month of December 2018, all adoptions are free!

** Here are some of the wonderful and loving dogs and cats you can adopt today: **

  • Roscoe is a male shep-mix about 3 years old.

  • Taz is a male a pit-mix about 2 years old.

  • Monroe is a lab-mix about 2 years old.

  • Sweetie is a shep-mix about 2 years old.

  • Cisco is a shep-lab mix about 3 years old.

  • Charlie is a lab-mix about 1 year old.

  • Emily is a pit-mix about 1 year old.

  • Blue is a husky about 1 year old.

  • Calle is a short hair feline about a 1 year old.

There are more dogs and cats to choose from who need a loving and responsible home so come on in to Long Lake Animal Shelter.

Long Lake Animal Shelter is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm MT and is located at 7500 Dike Road near King Street in Mohave Valley, Arizona.

For more information, please contact the Long Lake Animal Shelter at: 1 (928) 330-3000.

** Pictures from the Long Lake Animal Shelter: **

Downtown Needles, CA: Winners of the Needles Holiday Fun Fair’s Lighted Parade 2018.

Downtown Needles, CA: Winners of the Needles Holiday Fun Fair’s Lighted Parade 2018.

Winners were announced for best group, float, and decorate vehicle of the Needles Holiday Fun Fair’s Lighted Parade 2018 that was held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 in Downtown Needles, California.

** Lighted Parade Winners: **

  • For Best Group:

Needles High School Mighty Marching Band

  • For Best Float:

Calvary Chapel

  • For Best Decorate Vehicle:

A Tow Truck

(Pictures Listed Top To Bottom Order)

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Downtown Needles, CA: Winners of the 8th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby.

Downtown Needles, CA: Winners of the 8th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby.

Winners were announced for the 8th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby that was held during the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018 on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 in Downtown Needles, California.

 

** Winners of the 8th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby: **

  • For 4-6 Year Old Participates:

1st Place: Layton Phillips

2nd Place: Mariella Moffitt

  • For 7-10 Year Old Participates:

1st Place: Reddik Rubalcaba

2nd Place: Tre Lawier

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Downtown Needles, CA: Come today to the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018.

Downtown Needles, CA: Come today to the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018.

Come to the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018 being held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 along West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

There will be a variety of activities and entertainment to get you into the community Christmas and holiday spirit.

The fun all begins at 10:00am PT and will continues into the afternoon.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Come inside Desert Communities Federal Credit Union where Santa Claus awaits to meet and take pictures with all the good boys and girls inside Santa’s Workshop.

There will also be inside Santa’s Workshop kid’s crafts and activities as well as a bake sale.

The Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2018 will be having a One Day Registration during the event from 10:00am to 3:00pm PT inside the Desert Community Federal Credit Union, located at 1001 West Broadway near G Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

Parents and guardians can sign up children for new toys for the holiday season.

Parents and guardians must bring picture identification, proof of residency, and the child that will be recipients.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Outside of the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union, retail and food vendors will lined the street and in the near by parking lot.

Get a chance to find the right gift for Christmas well also getting some delicious food to eat.

At 1:00pm PT, come and enjoy the 8th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby in front of the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union along West Broadway.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

The entry fee for the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby is $20.00 and includes 1 build your own Pinewood Derby Car kit (includes paintbrushes, glue, stickers, and instructions) and a goody bag.

There will be 3 division races for racers to join; 4 years old to 6 years old, 7 years old to 9 years old, and 10 years old to 12 years old.

Medals will be awarded to 1st Place and 2nd Place in each of the division races, and all racers will receive a participation ribbon.

Only derby cars that were supplied by the Needles Recreation Center with your paid entry fee will be allowed to race in the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby.

Inspections of all derby cars will start before the races starting at 12:30pm PT.

All racing contestants between 4 years old and 12 years old must pre-register at the Needles Recreation Center, located at 1705 J Street, in Needles, California prior to the racing event.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Afterwards along West Broadway, enjoy a wonderful performance by the Dance Trac 51 and the Needles High School Drama Club who will get the crowd into the Christmas and holiday cheer.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Later, gather together near the corner of West Broadway and G Street in Downtown Needles, California for the lighting of the Community Memorial Christmas Tree at 4:00pm PT.

Residents can bring memorial ornaments and such to be added at that time, or bring them to the Lightning of the Memorial Christmas Tree.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Afterwards, gather for the traditional Lighted Christmas Parade beginning at 5:00pm PT along West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

The Lighted Christmas Parade will run west along West Broadway from D Street to H Street.

If you would like to be part of the Lighted Christmas Parade, sign up by contacting Mary Gonzales at: 1 (760) 326-7151.

Non-street legal vehicles are allowed during the Lighted Christmas Parade.

Enter your floats, decorated vehicles and groups, including your school band.

Those who will enter non-street legal vehicles should transport them on a trailer to the start point at D Street along West Broadway.

Entries should have at least one visible string of Christmas lights.

There will be three categories: best floats, best decorated vehicles and best groups.

Winners will be rewarded for the best floats, decorated vehicles and groups participants.

** Weather Forecast for the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018: **

  • Today: Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Southwest wind around 8 mph.

** Weather Information Source: National Weather Service: **

 

** Traffic Report for the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018: **

** As of 8:00am PT on Saturday, December 1st, 2018: **

– West Broadway: 

Closure: Between F Street and H Street.

Detour: F Street to Third Street to either I Street or J Street.

– G Street and H Street:

Closure: Between Front Street and Third Street.

Detours: Use either F Street, I Street or J Street to get to either Front Street or Third Street.

** After 4:00pm PT on Saturday, December 1st, 2018: **

Closures will be extended for the Lighted Christmas Parade.

West Broadway: 

Closure: Between D Street and H Street.

Detour: Either C Street or D Street to Third Street to either I Street or J Street.

– Front Street:

Closure: Between A Street and D Street, and Between G Street and J Street.

– D Street:

Closure: Between Front Street and West Broadway.

– E Street and H Street:

Closure: Between Front Street and Third Street.

**** Moderate should drive with caution throughout the event area as there will be lots of pedestrian crossing roadways the intersection is heading to and coming from the event. ****

**** Pedestrians should watch or oncoming vehicles as they crossing intersection is heading to and coming from the event. ****

 

 

ZachNews will be bringing you live news reports from the event, and will be broadcasting live at ZachNews on Facebook the many of the entertainments, including the Community Memorial Christmas Tree and Lighted Christmas Parade.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

Come and be part of the community Christmas and holiday joy and spirit at the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018.

Needles, CA: Santa Claus will be at the River Road Plaza on Saturday with toys and candy for the kids.

Needles, CA: Santa Claus will be at the River Road Plaza on Saturday with toys and candy for the kids.

Santa Claus will be at the River Road Plaza in Needles, California on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 with toys and candy for the kids.

Come and meet Santa Claus in the parking lot area at the River Road Plaza, located on the 1400 block of Needles Highway near North K Street, between 11:00am and 5:00pm PT.

The event is being sponsored by The Healing Center in Needles, California.

Downtown Needles, CA: Come to the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018.

Downtown Needles, CA: Come to the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018.

Come to the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018 being held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 along West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

There will be a variety of activities and entertainment to get you into the community Christmas and holiday spirit.

The fun all begins at 10:00am PT and will continues into the afternoon.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Come inside Desert Communities Federal Credit Union where Santa Claus awaits to meet and take pictures with all the good boys and girls inside Santa’s Workshop.

There will also be inside Santa’s Workshop kid’s crafts and activities as well as a bake sale.

The Needles’ Spark of Love Toy Drive 2018 will be having a One Day Registration during the event from 10:00am to 3:00pm PT inside the Desert Community Federal Credit Union, located at 1001 West Broadway near G Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

Parents and guardians can sign up children for new toys for the holiday season.

Parents and guardians must bring picture identification, proof of residency, and the child that will be recipients.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Outside of the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union, retail and food vendors will lined the street and in the near by parking lot.

Get a chance to find the right gift for Christmas well also getting some delicious food to eat.

At 1:00pm PT, come and enjoy the 8th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby in front of the Desert Communities Federal Credit Union along West Broadway.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

The entry fee for the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby is $20.00 and includes 1 build your own Pinewood Derby Car kit (includes paintbrushes, glue, stickers, and instructions) and a goody bag.

There will be 3 division races for racers to join; 4 years old to 6 years old, 7 years old to 9 years old, and 10 years old to 12 years old.

Medals will be awarded to 1st Place and 2nd Place in each of the division races, and all racers will receive a participation ribbon.

Only derby cars that were supplied by the Needles Recreation Center with your paid entry fee will be allowed to race in the 7th Annual Route 66 Pee Wee Derby.

Inspections of all derby cars will start before the races starting at 12:30pm PT.

All racing contestants between 4 years old and 12 years old must pre-register at the Needles Recreation Center, located at 1705 J Street, in Needles, California prior to the racing event.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Afterwards along West Broadway, enjoy a wonderful performance by the Dance Trac 51 and the Needles High School Drama Club who will get the crowd into the Christmas and holiday cheer.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Later, gather together near the corner of West Broadway and G Street in Downtown Needles, California for the lighting of the Community Memorial Christmas Tree at 4:00pm PT.

Residents can bring memorial ornaments and such to be added at that time, or bring them to the Lightning of the Memorial Christmas Tree.

** Pictures from ZachNews: **

Afterwards, gather for the traditional Lighted Christmas Parade beginning at 5:00pm PT along West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.

The Lighted Christmas Parade will run west along West Broadway from D Street to H Street.

If you would like to be part of the Lighted Christmas Parade, sign up by contacting Mary Gonzales at: 1 (760) 326-7151.

Non-street legal vehicles are allowed during the Lighted Christmas Parade.

Enter your floats, decorated vehicles and groups, including your school band.

Those who will enter non-street legal vehicles should transport them on a trailer to the start point at D Street along West Broadway.

Entries should have at least one visible string of Christmas lights.

There will be three categories: best floats, best decorated vehicles and best groups.

Winners will be rewarded for the best floats, decorated vehicles and groups participants.

ZachNews will be bringing you live news reports from the event, and will be broadcasting live at ZachNews on Facebook the many of the entertainments, including the Community Memorial Christmas Tree and Lighted Christmas Parade.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

Come and be part of the community Christmas and holiday joy and spirit at the Needles Holiday Fun Fair 2018.