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Fourth grade students learn about the Chinese New Year (2018 is the Year of The Dog), how people celebrate and the traditional gifts they receive during their social studies class at Vista Colorado Elementary School on Feb. 15. Pictured are students from Dylan Webb’s and Megan Kole’s fourth …

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NEEDLES — Toddler Boot Camp returns to the Needles Branch Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. beginning March 6. For active toddlers, the camp features high energy songs with lots of movement to inspire a health model of physical exercise in a fun and engaging way. It focuses on development…

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NEEDLES — The city of Needles reviewed fiscal year 2017-18 mid-year budget revisions during the city council meeting of Feb. 13.

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NEEDLES — A poker run exploring the history and scenery of the Mother Road expands this year to a walking, bicycling or touring cruise on portions of Route 66. Pack a cell phone with photo capabilities or a digital camera for any of the three: there will be a test later.

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#NeedlesNow, Friday, Feb. 23

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KINGMAN — The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is still requesting the public’s assistance with any information regarding the disappearance of Jerry and Susan McFalls from Littlefield, Ariz. Both are 62 years old and are considered missing-endangered. They were last heard from on Jan. 11.

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NEEDLES — The community welcomes the Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Show back for the tenth year this week. The festival of beauty and speed fills Jack Smith Park along the Colorado River with the sights and sounds of custom and performance conveyances for land or water, attracting a delighted…

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#NeedlesNow, Thursday, Feb. 22

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Needles Community TV Club holds annual meeting Monday

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Meet Tank, a 4-year-old American Staff Bull who would like to go to a good home. He would prefer to be the only dog, doesn’t get along with cats but is friendly to people. He would need training, a big yard to run in and is sponsored to receive shots and be neutered. Visit the animal shelter…

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How they voted: Needles Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting in regular session on Feb. 20, 2018. Trustees Michael ‘Shane’ Breaux, Christina Cameron-Otero, June Leivas, John Paul Lusk, Marilyn Mathews, Margot McKee and Superintendent Mary McNeil were present. Trustee Carolynn Bl…

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Aeryelle Fritz (far right), Needles High School Drama student, participates in a improv game called ‘late for work’ with Tony Sloan (left), member of the Utah Shakespeare Festival team, at the NHS student lounge on Feb. 20. The Utah Shakespeare Festival offers a free public performance of Th…

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#NeedlesNow, Wednesday, Feb. 21

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NEEDLES — The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Standard Milage Rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purpose, gets updated every January.

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The Bush Street Substation is officially the Bill Yoney Substation after its dedication by city of Needles Mayor Ed Paget, M.D., in honor of longtime city lineman Bill Yoney on Feb. 13. “This is the biggest honor that my dad could have gotten and we are honored and thank the city for doing t…

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#NeedlesNow, Tuesday, Feb. 20

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