IN THE SPOTLIGHT

As of Nov. 13, the search for missing teen Rhiyanna Nicole Timberlake continues, as neighboring Quartzsite law enforcement seek out any information regarding her whereabouts — believed to be in the Blythe, Ehrenberg, or Quartzsite area.

On Nov. 9, Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) representatives held a public hearing to receive direct comment from locals on the issue of town’s proposed lease and transfer of 1,070-acre-feet of its Colorado River water entitlements to the Central Arizona Water Conservation District.

The Town of Quartzsite is scheduling meetings this November in an effort to answers questions, listen to concerns, and/or receive feedback from local residents regarding a number of upcoming projects the collective council is looking to press forward with.

Late last month at the Town Council’s second monthly meeting, Quartzsite Police Department Police (QPD) Chief William Ponce returned from his FBI training to not only thank the council for their support, but to also introduce the town’s newest officer — David Gray.

On Oct. 4, the Town of Quartzsite’s Park & Recreation Committee held their regular monthly meeting at Town Hall. Items on the agenda included a review of possible changes to the Town Park rules, fees and rental applications; an update on the park’s Snack Shack; insurance coverage for spe…

As part of the State of Arizona’s Board of Education’s annual letter grade evaluation of schools, both Quartzsite Elementary and Ehrenberg Elementary received significant positive markings – with Quartzsite going from an “F” in 2014-2015 to a “C” this year and Ehrenberg improving their marki…