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Well #3 at Sandy Point and Green Tree is closed

I drove by the well and a bunch of people were there, so I decided to stop.  They all quickly left and Paul Stowe said that he wouldn’t talk to me because of the “bullshit” I wrote in my last water co-op post:
http://highdesertdirt.com/blog/2017/04/23/cloudy-water-at-sandy-point-and-greentree-well/

I asked Paul what was wrong and he literally just drove away.  WTF????

Last Saturday at the well cleanup I asked Tim what had happened with that cloudy water and he didn’t know. Nor did he know how it could be that the water is cloudy on the first run and then clear, and later again cloudy on the first run.

As you can see, many members showed up to weed, unlike last time when there were only about 3 others aside from myself.

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5/20/17 cleanup at well #3

Back to the water quality issues. 

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Dolan Springs fatal accident

Drove to Vegas yesterday shortly after this horrible accident occurred on Pierce Ferry at MP 7, by the Mormon church:

Contrary to the wishful thinking of the Dolan Springs tourist haters, both drivers were locals.  According to Facebook posts, the driver of the car was in the oncoming lane and DOA and the driver of the truck William “Skip” R Frakes Jr. is recovering with a broken foot.

We’ll see many more of these head on accidents if our supervisors (Jean Bishop for District 4) go ahead with the idiotic plan to turn Pierce Ferry into a 3 (three!) lane highway.   Dolan Springs needs a bypass and in typical Mohave County m. o., our BOS ignores reality — they couldn’t possibly care less about human lives.

Cloudy water at Sandy Point and Greentree well

Several people reported cloudy water at well #3, but when I hauled 3 loads this morning it was fine — Paul was checking when I got the 2nd load.

Then others reported cloudy water on the first run but clear water on subsequent loads and I really don’t understand how that can be since the water comes out of the same tank.  I suppose the water in the tank could be disturbed when the big pump in the well runs, but this sure is weird.

The tank at my house was empty this morning and I just had someone drink 2 glasses of water from the tap, so I’ll update if he gets sick.   So far so good …

 

Shaun Vincent Manore and Jessica Elaine Rogers arrested in Meadview

From the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office 4/4/17 press release: 2X’S BURGLARY/DRUGS/WARRANTS – MEADVIEW Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Shaun Vincent Manore, 30, and Jessica Elaine Rogers, 24, both of Meadview, Monday (4/3) afternoon. Manore was arrested for burglary, possession of dangerous drugs, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, a probation violation warrant issued byContinue Reading

Kayakers shot at on Burro Creek

I’ve been wanting to check out Burro Creek for years.   Incredibly, a resident SHOT at kayakers and held them hostage. http://kdminer.com/news/2017/feb/07/mcso-man-shoots-burro-creek-kayakers-says-they-tre/ BURRO CREEK – A Wikieup man is in jail after he allegedly shot at kayakers on Burro Creek Saturday. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Danny Eugene Button, 66, for three counts of unlawful imprisonment,Continue Reading

New pictures of the Joshua Tree massacre

Here are some new pictures of the Joshua Tree massacre on Pierce Ferry and Greggs Hideout (Antares on the other side of Pierce Ferry.)  They’re done drilling the new well and I’ve been told they’ll keep on clearing going up Patterson Grade, but I have no first hand knowledge.  I will do more research andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Joseph Edward Thomas arrested for attempted murder in Meadview

UPDATED 1/16/17 with the word on the street. 1/13/17 press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s office: MEADVIEW – Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking information on a possible drive by shooting Thursday night. According to Sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter, deputies arrested Joseph Edward Thomas Jr., 67, of Meadview Friday morning for attempted first-degree murder,Continue Reading

Fiber optic cable on Charles

This afternoon I was thrilled to see that they were almost done running the fiber optics cable on Charles. I can’t wait to finally get usable internet! Haven’t had time yet to post about my Thanksgiving week with NO Frontier internet and how the Frontier billing people kept me on hold for over half anContinue Reading

Rescue a Joshua Tree

I just saw this flier posted on Sunday — the date of the deadline to register at 564-2224.  Since the trees aren’t removed until January, I don’t know why you had to register by the 11th.   I also don’t know where the trees are removed.   Stockton Hill and Pierce Ferry?  South of where they’re drillingContinue Reading