Showing posts from October, 2016

Plan for US 180 restrictions north of Flagstaff during controlled burn Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 2 - 3)

Traffic on US 180 will be restricted to one lane on Tuesday, Nov. 2, and Wednesday, Nov. 3, near Kendrick Park, approximately 17 miles north of Flagstaff, as forest crews conduct a controlled burn in the area. The scheduled burn will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is expected to last throughout the day and potentially through Wednesday if conditions allow. Fire managers will be coordinating with ADOT, which will provide pilot vehicles to lead traffic through the restricted area and determine when to lift the restriction. ADOT will be on scene during ignitions and monitoring smoke impacts to the highway overnight, if necessary. Drivers should allow for extra time for travel, slow down and proceed with caution with the potential reduced visibility conditions in the area. For more information about this project, please call Coralie Cole, ADOT Senior Community Relations Officer at 602.501.4899 or email ADOT works to inform the public about planned

Repaving project continues overnight on I-17 between New River and Coldwater roads

Work will require overnight closure of the southbound off-ramp at Coldwater Road, Tuesday, Nov. 1                                                                                                          Arizona Department of Transportation crews this week will begin paving work on Interstate 17 in conjunction with a project that began over the summer on 13 miles of the interstate north of Phoenix.  Crews will begin paving on southbound I-17 at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Coldwater Canyon Road off-ramp. The southbound off-ramp will be closed during work hours.  Overnight work will continue on southbound I-17 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, and Thursday, Nov. 3. Paving work is expected to continue on southbound I-17 through Dec. 29 and alternating lane restrictions are expected during the overnight work hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday .   ADOT began work over the summer on northbo

Maintenance work scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday on SR 89 south of Yarnell

Southbound lanes will be closed; traffic will shift onto northbound lanes during work hours Arizona Department of Transportation crews are scheduled to clean up the shoulders and ditches on State Route 89 this week, requiring a full closure of southbound lanes. The northbound lanes will be used for two-way traffic while work is underway. Work is scheduled for 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Wednesday, Nov. 2, on SR 89 between Yarnell and Congress.Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destinations. A flagging operation will be in place with clearly marked detour signage, and drivers are encouraged to adhere to reduced speed limits through active work zone.   Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction equipment and personnel. ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but it’s possible that unscheduled closures or restrictions might occur because of weat

GSA Auctions Aircraft and Aircraft Parts Update


GSA Auctions Trailers, Tractors and Manuf. Housing Update

RIDING MOWER 10/31/2016 12:32 PM EDT CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: AR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-07-2016 10:32 AM CT.   Howard Price Turf EQ, Model: TB530-6 Turf Blazer, riding mower tractor with rops, inoperable, torn seat, needs tires and has missing parts. Sold as-is, no warranties. Buyer responsible for all aspects of removal, no agency assistance. Contact Alma Hensley at 870-365-2736 for more information and appointment. Repairs needed. 14713162380006 WHEELED TRACTOR 10/31/2016 12:22 PM EDT CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: LA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-07-2016 10:22 AM CT.   1999 John Deere 6410 wheeled tractor 60" Tiger side boom mower attachment, SN:L06410M247620; Asset 571212, PN# F482327; diesel, manual transmission, hours used: 1557; shows years of use and wear, missing seat cover, hours display not operational, headliner falling, AC vent missing, front tires need replacing. Sold as-is, no warranties. Buyer responsible for all as

GSA Auctions Motorcycles and Bicycles Update

UTILITY VEHICLE 10/31/2016 12:21 PM EDT CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: AR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-07-2016 10:21 AM CT.   2008 Kawasaki Mule UTV, green, 4 seat, diesel, 4x4, Manufacturer: Kawasaki Motors Corp. Model #:KAF950C7F; VIN: JK1AFDE128B500800, Dimensions: 5' wide by 10' long, 1668 lbs, Hours: 942; Estimated mileage: 5,041; 3 cyl; Engine size/type: Kawasaki 953 cc diesel; Engine horsepower: 24 Engine serial #: AF950AE030812. Damage to body, front passenger tire needs replacing, UTV overheats. Cause for overheating unknown. Other unknown repairs/deficiencies may exist. Buyer responsible for all aspects of removal,no agency assistance available. Contact Kelsi Herrington at 479-451-8122 Ext 1223 for additional information and appointment. Sold as-is, no warranties. Usable. 1471L362920002 UTILITY VEHICLE 10/31/2016 12:11 PM EDT CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: AR    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-07-2016 10:11 AM CT.   2007 Kawasaki Mule,


There's now a $24,000 chair that will give you the sensation of feeling weightless. Also, cash-less. A woman in Arkansas was caught using a government credit card to buy her dog a tuxedo. Formal charges are expected. I'm thinking if Hillary is elected president, that the Secret Service's nickname for her husband will be Weatherman -- because he'll always be asking if the coast is clear. It's Halloween! The second scariest day of the year. The scariest, of course, is a week from tomorrow.


One out of six Americans will rake leaves and clean fallen debris from their yards sometime before the end of the year. Research reveals if you want to feel good and have more self-esteem you should talk about yourself or compliment yourself. A recent survey found that being asked for your phone number and email address is the biggest pain while shopping during the holiday season. More than 9 out of 10 people who post photos online say it helps reduce holiday stress. A little over $600 million is spent on fencing material (barbed wire, chain link, chicken wire, etc.) each year in America.


10% of women always carry this in their purse. What is it? (Hint - not pepper spray or cosmetics.) Chocolate


Miss Iceland dropped out of an international beauty pageant when she was told she had to lose weight. United Airlines has hired an executive whose job position is listed as "Storyteller." Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal finds Monday is the day of the week when your coworkers are most likely to be rude. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is denying reports that he yelled out "Trump!" to signal an audible during Sunday's game. In the first game of the World Series, Taco Bell did a promotion where if a player stole a base, everyone in America would get a free Doritos Locos Taco. A player did, so your free taco day is this Wednesday. The LAPD is investing Rob Kardashian and whether he made a threat against someone. NBC has already announced that next year, their live holiday musical will be a production of "Bye Bye Birdie," starring Jennifer Lopez. This year, they're doing "Hairspray" with Harvey Fierstein on


DIY host and singer Vanilla Ice -- aka Robert Van Winkle -- has a Halloween birthday and turns 48 today. Isn't it about time he went back to just plain old Robert Van Winkle? He'll celebrate with a cake, topped with lots of icing-icing, baby. I don't know which not to believe -- that he's a rapper or that he's 48. King Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys is 50. By that age, shouldn't they at least be Beastie Men? Rob Schneider turns 52 today. He started on SNL and then went on... well, let's just say he went on. As a personal favor, we won't mention any of his movies. Director Peter Jackson turns 55 today. Although directing all three "Lord of the Rings" movies make him feel like 90. He needs to lose some weight. If you haven't seen him lately, he's got an awful lot of "middle earth" going on there. He has a way of making movies that are Hobbit forming. He plans a quiet night at home, just playing Dungeons and D


It was on this date, back in 1517, that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church and the Reformation was born. It was not only the beginning of the Reformation but day one of the no-nailing-things-on-the-church-door policy. The church tried to settle out of court and move a few priests around, but no... Since this began the reformation and resulted in the Lutheran church, I'm going to assume that 'theses" is Latin for "Casserole recipes." It was a much more mature gesture than his first -- the 95 feces. On this date in 1864, Nevada became our 36th U.S. state. What were the odds? I'm sure they knew. It was a gamble, but with Nevada, isn't it always? In 1952, the U.S. set off the first hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands. At first, they denied it and blamed the dog. On this date in 1956, streetcar services ended in Brooklyn. Up until that time, Rice-Aroni was the "Fugget About It Treat." Also on this date in

Music Calendar...

In 1908 "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" by Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet is #1 on the charts. In 1942 "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby is #1 on the charts. In 1954 "This Ole House" by Rosemary Clooney is #1 on the charts. In 1958 The Flamingos record "I Only Have Eyes For You." In 1964 Joan Baez joins Bob Dylan onstage for three duets at a concert in New York. In 1964 "Ringo" by Lorne Greene enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1964 "Baby Love" by the Supremes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks. In 1964 Barbra Streisand's "People" LP hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 5 weeks. In 1965 Wayne Fontana leaves the Mindbenders. In 1967 The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones is sentenced to 6 months on drug charges. In 1968 Linda Eastman moves to the UK to be with Paul McCartney. In 1970 Michelle Phillips (Mamas & Papas) weds actor Dennis Hopper. The union would only last 8 d

Today In History...

In 1517 Martin Luther begins the Protestant Reformation in Germany when he posts the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church. In 1864 Nevada becomes the 36th U.S. state. In 1922 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy. In 1926 Erich Weiss, better known as Magician Harry Houdini, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix. In 1938 Orson Welles expresses "deep regret and bewilderment" on the day after his "War Of The Worlds" program panicked listeners. In 1941 A German submarine torpedoes U.S. Navy destroyer "Ruben James" off the coast of Iceland killing 115. It was the first American warship to sink during World War II, even though the U.S. had not yet entered the conflict. In 1952 The U.S. set off the first hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands. In 1955 Britain's Princess Margaret ends weeks of speculation by announcing she would not marry Royal Air Force Captain Peter Townsend. In 1956 Broo

Born On This Day...

In 1937 Singer, Norman Wright (Del Vikings) [d: 4-23-10] In 1705 Pope Clement XIV (1769-1774) In 1740 Statesman, William Paca (signed the Declaration of Independence) In 1795 English poet/publisher, John Keats In 1801 Educator, Theodore Woolsey (Yale University president 1846-71) In 1802 Inventor, Benoit Fourneyron (water turbine) In 1815 German mathematician, Karl Weierstrass (theory of functions) In 1828 English scientist, Joseph Wilson Swan (dry photographic plate) In 1860 Philanthropist, Juliette Gordon Low (founded Girl Scouts of America) In 1860 Congressman, Andrew Volstead (father of the U.S. dry law) In 1867 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Edward Delahanty In 1887 Chinese statesman, Chiang Kai-shek (first Chinese president) In 1888 Explorer, Sir George Hubert Wilkins (polar research) In 1897 Football Hall-of-Famer, Wilbur "Pete" Henry (Giants) In 1900 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Cal Hubbard [d: 10-17-77] In 1900 Singer, Ethel Waters (S


What kind of costume is best for you according to your astrological sign? Aries: Dress as a celebrity athlete, musician, or entertainer, underscoring your natural desire to stand out. Taurus: Emphasize comfort over appearance. Paint a simple vampire face, and throw on a cape. Keep it simple. Gemini: You want to shock people. Your costume will be over the top. Stay out of conservative neighborhoods. You tend to push the limits of good taste with a super sexy costume. Cancer: You should reflect the crab's shell. A knight in shining armor or a warrior or princess in full battle array will fit you fine. Leo: You love to dress as royalty. A princess, King, Queen or member of the royal court is your style. The perfect costume is that of the King of the Jungle. Virgo: You are picky about your costume because of your critical nature. But the costume that every Virgo wins with is the vampire nurse or doctor. It combines your love of science with Halloween's scary side. Libra: Y


According to Dr. Elayne Kahn your Halloween costume reveals a lot about one's personality: Witches Enchanting people, take control in romantic situations. Always honest about their feelings. Politicians Suspicious of authority. Judge people by their actions, not by their words. Opinionated. Movie Stars Concerned about reputation, success. Enjoy being the center of attention. Socially active. Clowns Sensitive to others emotions, self-assured, can laugh at themselves. Aliens Often have a hard time understanding people's intentions. Monsters Appear calm, but they're hiding internal turmoil. Have difficulty expressing themselves. No Costume You're afraid of criticism. Uptight, you have a hard time letting go. Underneath it all, you have an intense need to be accepted.


She's a goblin! I'd like to get a little somethin' in the sack tonight. Just get on your hands and knees and bob your head. She's got a couple of nice pumpkins on her porch. If you just lick it, it will last longer. Let me see your big sack. Can I eat your zagnuts? Have your mom check it before you put it in your mouth. You scared me stiff! He's got candy spread out on the living room floor!


Did you know that the kind of Halloween candy you give out is a reflection onto yourself. It is true, here is a few of the different personality traits related to your candy. Loose Change -- These people tend to be procrastinators. The fact they answer the door instead of pretending not to be there for trick- or-treaters is a sign of their Genuine interest in people and loyalty to friends. Candy Corn, Orange Colored Marshmallow, Puff "Peanuts," etc. -- You know how to pinch every last penny out of a dollar. You prefer spending your money on you, not someone you will never see again. M&M's/Snickers/Milky Way -- Right off the top, you're cool. Quality over quantity is the name of the game with you. You love a great party, are conscious and considerate of others. Likely to be a natural leader. Positive and upbeat on the outside even if your innards are tied in knots. Skittles/Reese's Pieces -- You're up on trends and fashion. You know what'


Woman's Day got some Halloween help from Janet Sobesky. Pumpkin Pointers: Prolong a carved pumpkin's life by lathering the inside of the shell and cut areas with petroleum jelly. For easy cleanup, set the pumpkin on several layers of newspaper before carving. Avoid cutting mouths that are large open spaces or very long horizontally. They weaken the pumpkin at the bottom and can make it collapse. To prevent a fire hazard, use battery-operated candles to light the pumpkin. Small children can make jack-o'-lantern faces by attaching vegetables, fruit or candy with toothpicks instead of cutting. Try cucumber or squash slices for eyes, a green bean for the nose and candy corn for teeth. Outdoor Decorations: Make streamers by cutting a plastic garbage bag into strips (cut just a few inches above the bottom of the bag so streamers stay together). Hang them from the porch. Stuff an old shirt and pants to make a scarecrow body. Set on a chair and top with a plasti


Woman's Day offers these five tricks for dealing with all those treats your kids will bring home this Halloween: Focus on the fun, not the food. Create cool costumes, decorate the house, carve a pumpkin. by celebrating Halloween in other ways, kids are less likely to fixate on the sugar rush. Don't get a head start. Buy treats at the last minute. The longer candy meant for trick-or-treaters sits around the house, the greater the chance your kids or you will nosh on it. Be different. You're not a spoilsport if you choose to give out healthy treats such as mini bags of pretzels or popcorn. Or opt for stickers, rings or toys. Have a sweet strategy. When the loot comes home, go through it with your child and dispose of any homemade treats, or treats you don't want him to eat. Then decide on a sensible number of pieces he can have daily. Over and out. Set a deadline when remaining candy will be thrown out. This makes kids more likely to choose carefully. After a few wee


(1959) It's the first movie to open simultaneously in major cities on the same day. The end of the world saga, "On The Beach." Louisiana Halfback Billy Cannon wins the Heisman Trophy. Twelve nations agree on scientific. peaceful use of Antarctica. Guy Mitchell has a #1 hit with "Heartaches By The Number." (1964) Lockheed's spy plane, the SR71 sets a new speed record, 3530 kph. Shocking news out of California as superstar Sam Cooke loses his life. Dr. Martin Luther King is announced as the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. The Supremes have a hit with "Come See About Me." (1966) Baseball experts still call it one of the worse trades ever... Roger Maris to St. Louis, for Charlie Smith. Young and old mourn the loss of Walt Disney at age 65. Dean Martin stars in a spy spoof as Matt Helm in "Murderers Row" with Ann Margaret. Both Frank and Nancy Sinatra have top ten hits with "That's Life"

Staff Sgt. Reckless statue unveiled at Camp Pendleton


MCCRE | 3/8 Marines conduct Marine Corps Combat Readiness


Most OFFENSIVE Halloween Costumes 2016!!


The Synth Sounds of John Carpenter: Halloween, The Fog, Assault on Precinct 13


GSA Auctions Trailers, Tractors and Manuf. Housing Update

GENERATOR 10/28/2016 05:14 PM EDT CURRENT BID: $10    STATE: MN    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 03:14 PM CT.   ONE TID-213. UNIT IS A GENERATOR 60KW, FERMONT, TRAILER MOUNTED. MODEL MEP006A, 6 CYLINDER ALLIS CHALMERS DIESEL MOTOR, 3 PHASE, 60 HERTZ, 6478 POUNDS. 636.9 HOURS. WILL NOT START. MAY NEED TO REPLACE GLOW PLUGS AND OR INJECTORS. REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. 1236WW6257MN12 1986 TURTLE MOUNTAIN TRAILER 10/28/2016 04:10 PM EDT CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 02:10 PM CT. 1986 TURTLE MOUNTAIN MFG M149A2 TRAILER: s/n BPH09GK-4363, NO other information is available. Bidders are strongly cautioned to inspect prior to bidding. 70525362512531 1986 AERO WELDING TRAILER 10/28/2016 04:00 PM EDT CURRENT BID: $50    STATE: CA    NO. OF BIDDERS: 0     CLOSE TIME: 11-04-2016 02:00 PM CT. 1986 AERO WELDING INC 941A2 TRAILER: s/n 449, NO other information is available. Bidders are str

Restrictions begin Oct. 31 on State Route 260 to accommodate roundabout construction near Interstate 17

Travel restrictions and lane closures will begin Monday, Oct. 31, for both east- and westbound travel on State Route 260 as construction begins on the SR 260 roundabout at Industrial Drive in Camp Verde (milepost 218 to 219) just east of the Interstate 17 junction.  Lane and travel restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day and will be maintained until late February, 2017. A 10-foot-wide load restriction will also be in place during operations. The completed roundabout will keep traffic flowing smoothly in all directions as well as in and out of businesses. At present, traffic on Industrial Drive can only make right turns onto SR 260, while those on SR 260 can wait in long left-turn bays to get to businesses or turn around. For more information on this project, please call Coralie Cole, ADOT Senior Community Relations Officer, at 602.501.4899 or email at .  ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but it

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Major work complete on Loop 101 widening project in East Valley

Project has added new lanes, other safety advances to aid commuters PHOENIX – Major work is complete on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s $73 million Loop 101 widening project in the East Valley. Although final work and some lane restrictions can be expected over the next month, the last scheduled full closure for the project occurred last weekend to allow crews to add permanent lane stripes and complete bridge deck-joint improvements along northbound Loop 101 north of Chaparral Road. Crews have finished resetting the freeway’s speed limit to 65 mph between Shea Boulevard and the Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway). For safety’s sake, the work zone speed limit had been lowered to 55 mph. ADOT’s 11-mile-long project, which began in August 2014, has widened Loop 101 from four to five travel lanes in each direction, including the existing HOV lanes. Crews also realigned ramps and added new merge lanes between major interchanges to

Plan for closures of Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) in Mesa for lane striping

Drivers can use McDowell Road while freeway work is underway The Arizona Department of Transportation has scheduled final lane striping on the Loop 202 in Mesa over the next two weekends. Drivers should allow extra travel time and plan to use McDowell Road as a detour while the following closures are in place: Eastbound Loop 202 will be closed between Gilbert and McDowell roads from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Westbound Loop 202 is scheduled be closed between Power and Gilbert roads from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, to 5 a.m.Monday, Nov. 7.  As always, construction schedules are subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen factors. For the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 511, except while driving. Questions or comments? Contact the ADOT Project Information Line at (855) 712-8530 or email

Got five minutes? You can help shape ADOT’s Long-Range Transportation Plan

Interactive online survey available until Nov. 11 lets you rank what’s most important Got five minutes? That’s all it takes to get involved and help shape the future of transportation in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Transportation is in the process of updating our Long-Range Transportation Plan, also known as “What Moves You Arizona.” This allows us to look ahead 25 years and plan for transportation needs throughout our state. It also helps us determine how we distribute funding to balance the many needs of our state highway system. That’s where you come in. We’ve created an easy and engaging interactive online survey, so you can tell us what’s most important to you when it comes to how we travel to get to work, school, appointments, activities and so much more. The survey is available at . It can be completed on a computer, smartphone or tablet. A Spanish-language version of the survey is al

Weekend Travel Advisory

October 28-31, 2016 Drivers should be aware of the following restrictions this weekend: Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) closed between Gilbert Road and McDowell Road (southeast of Power Road) from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m.Monday Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in areas between Verrado Way and State Route 85 from 10 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday Westbound Interstate 10 ramp to southbound State Route 85 closed from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday    View the Weekend Travel Advisory map in PDF format or visit our site for a complete listing of restrictions for this weekend.

ADOT adjusts times of full closures of SR 77 for rock blasting operations

Overnight closures between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. begin Sunday, Nov. 6 Motorists traveling on State Route 77 south of Globe will encounter full closures of the highway beginning and ending earlier than previous closures for a rock removal project in the Dripping Springs area. There will be no full closures of SR 77 next week, but closures between mileposts 154 and 161 will resume the week ofNov. 6 and continue Sunday nights through Thursday nights between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. through late January 2017. Daytime flagging operations will continue daily in the project area Monday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 3 and motorists should plan for 15 minute delays. When full closures for blasting operations resume Sunday, Nov. 6, motorists can use State Route 177 and US 60 to get around the closure. The detour adds approximately one hour to travel times. After full nighttime closures resume, the daytime flagging operations will continue as well through late January 2

US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road Weekly Project Update

Bell Road remains closed until Nov. 22* between 134th Avenue and West Point Parkway. Area businesses are open during construction and accessible beyond the “Road Closed – Local Traffic Only” signage. Allow plenty of time and observe all traffic control signs and barricades. The project team appreciates your continued patience. If you have questions or concerns, please call the project hotline at 855.712.8530 and press option #1 or email . Weekly Update #40—Week of Oct. 31, 2016 Bell Road closure detour route is from Bell Road to Dysart to Greenway to Litchfield roads. Current Activities View the weekly construction photos and additional information on the project  website . Full closures scheduled on Grand Avenue: US 60 (Grand Avenue) closed in both directions between Dysart and Litchfield roads from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, to paint the Bell Road bridge. Traffic will be detoured at Dysart and Litc