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Arizona condones pollution by miners for FOUR years!

Just when I thought I’d seen it all, I find out that Arizona allows miners to pollute what little water we have for FOUR (4) years with impunity!

https://kdminer.com/news/2017/aug/03/arsenic-tainted-discharges-yavapai-county-creek-le/

Owners of a Bagdad-area mine that allegedly has been discharging thousands of gallons of arsenic-contaminated water per day into Boulder Creek faces three felony counts for pollutant discharge violations.

On Tuesday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury had indicted Bagdad Hillside, LLC, for allegedly discharging arsenic-contaminated water into the recreational creek.

“Bagdad Hillside is facing three felony counts of Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Violations,” the news release stated.

It added that in 2013, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality inspected the inactive Hillside Mine, located four miles north of Bagdad, and found it discharging arsenic-contaminated water directly into adjacent Boulder Creek at a rate of five gallons per minute or about 2.6 million gallons per year.

“Bagdad Hillside allegedly owns the mine and the surrounding property,” the news release stated, adding that according to tests, the water flowing from the mine contains arsenic levels that are more than 100 times the water quality standard.

“Boulder Creek is open to Arizonans for recreational swimming year-round,” the release added. “It is not believed that anyone uses Boulder Creek as a source of drinking water.”

Since 2013, ADEQ representatives reportedly have tried to work with Bagdad Hillside to stop the mine from discharging contaminated water, and the company signed three consent orders agreeing to file a plan to stop the discharge. “Those plans have not been submitted and the mine continues to discharge into Boulder Creek,” stated the news release.

WTF?????
And the imbeciles on the BOS want … MORE MINING!  

Rosie’s Den theft and arson AGAIN!

 From the Miner:

Rosie’s Den blaze rekindled Thursday

DOLAN SPRINGS – Another fire erupted Thursday at Rosie’s Den Café and Saloon on U.S. Highway 93, just three days after the popular travel stop was hit with possible arson and theft of the business safe.

The dispatcher for Lake Mohave Rancho Fire Department confirmed that fire trucks were sent to the scene, though she didn’t know how many firefighters were on duty.

Early reports were mostly of smoke filling the inside of the restaurant, and an investigation was underway Thursday afternoon, said Capt. Dave Martin of Golden Valley Fire District, which also responded to the fire.

Monday’s fire was contained to the basement and part of the staircase going up the kitchen. After the fire was doused, business owners noticed the safe was gone.

That’s really something.  The wild wild west …

UPDATE: Diamond Bar Road fatal accident | Kingman Daily Miner | Kingman, AZ

Source: UPDATE: Diamond Bar Road fatal accident | Kingman Daily Miner

“… Rescue personnel were on the scene quickly and tried to save the driver, but were able to get the survivors to the hospital. There were also off-duty medical professionals from out of state who stopped and performed CPR, which played a huge factor in saving the two passengers, Carter said. …”

That’s why Meadview residents aren’t supposed to be waiting for an ambulance for hours and we need a fully staffed fire station.

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Roads update

Yesterday morning the County graded Charles and Glen, a week after the last storms resulting in an awful road right after they did the twice a year grading.  Yesterday afternoon it rained and it’s not quite as bad as before, but Charles sure sucks again. And that’s why I’ve been DEMANDING that the County allocateContinue Reading

WSJ: Post office subsidizes Amazon package deliveries

Just when I thought I’d seen it all.   According to the Wall Street Journal article Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery: … The U.S. Postal Service delivers the company’s boxes well below its own costs. Like an accelerant added to a fire, this subsidy is speeding up the collapse of traditional retailers inContinue Reading

Who filled the potholes on Rose? LMC and Unit 7 road update

Updated 6/25/17 with word on the street on the road destruction in Unit 7. ————————————————————————– Who filled the potholes on Rose at Smoke Tree? I’ve done some road work with my crew, but this is the first time EVER that I have seen the potholes FILLED as they should be by someone else.  Not thatContinue Reading

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 droveContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading

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 theContinue Reading