Rhodes Development
Desert Rat I

Los Angeles, CA

#11878 Jul 15, 2013
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>There are plans to development waterfront in Bullhead City. It is in review now and construction is expected to begin in 2 to 3 years. In addition, regular air service is expected in Bullhead City airport by end of year. If either one of the above happens, that will greatly benefit the area.
Yeah, the waterfront will make that side of town look nice and will bring in some jobs, but they will be the same type of jobs that are already saturating the area. The manufacturing plant would of brought in jobs that don't exist in this area and are not dependent on tourism. This area needs more diversity in its job base. The air service will happen. I deal with Frontiers' maintenance group and they took Harrahs charter service to get their foot in the door for expanding to regular service. Job wise they brought in most of their employees from Ohio.
Brian

El Dorado Hills, CA

#11879 Jul 15, 2013
Desert Rat I wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, the waterfront will make that side of town look nice and will bring in some jobs, but they will be the same type of jobs that are already saturating the area. The manufacturing plant would of brought in jobs that don't exist in this area and are not dependent on tourism. This area needs more diversity in its job base. The air service will happen. I deal with Frontiers' maintenance group and they took Harrahs charter service to get their foot in the door for expanding to regular service. Job wise they brought in most of their employees from Ohio.
Do you know if there will be air service from LA? Either way, I think it will bring more people to the area. As Golden Valley is 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Bullhead, this should benefit. Do you know if other developers besides Rhodes have an interest in area? Also do you think the approved wind farm north of Kingman will bring more jobs to area?
mark

Blue Ridge, GA

#11880 Jul 15, 2013
George wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes a cow can eat your flowers in AZ if you do not fence them out. If you hit cow on the road with your car and kill it you must pay the rancher the value of the cow.
If someone cuts your fence in AZ that is a crime. If after that crime you decide to shoot a cow in your yard you have also committed a crime.
Now you know.
Sheesh i didnt know that thanks for the info
Desert Rat I

Los Angeles, CA

#11881 Jul 15, 2013
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>Do you know if there will be air service from LA? Either way, I think it will bring more people to the area. As Golden Valley is 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Bullhead, this should benefit. Do you know if other developers besides Rhodes have an interest in area? Also do you think the approved wind farm north of Kingman will bring more jobs to area?
Not initially, but if everything goes well then yes. Personally I think it should be first but I was told it would be Vegas. 1 to 2 flights per week starting out and they would expand based on demand.
When they first arrived they had an Airbus they were servicing, so I asked if that was a little overkill and was told it was a lot cheaper for them to send planes, just arriving in Vegas and due servicing, to fly them down to Bullhead. So they might be taking advantage of those planes for their initial flights.
Desert Rat I

Los Angeles, CA

#11882 Jul 16, 2013
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>Do you know if there will be air service from LA? Either way, I think it will bring more people to the area. As Golden Valley is 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Bullhead, this should benefit. Do you know if other developers besides Rhodes have an interest in area? Also do you think the approved wind farm north of Kingman will bring more jobs to area?
cont.
Don't know of any developers like Rhodes interested in the area. The ones that were like Mardian and the guy out of Washington that was going to build the community of Sterling on the scale of Pravada have all given up their plans and are instead going to build solar plants on a good chunk of their land. The people who took over Laughlin Ranch from Lords is starting to build again although their prices have dropped a lot compared to when they first started building.
The wind farm will bring in a lot of work for grading, concrete, steel and electrical during the construction phase but mainly just electrical and mechanical maintenance jobs along with some control operator jobs. But overall I doubt they will exceed 30 employees. The manufacturing plant would of been in the hundreds of jobs.
Desert Rat I

Los Angeles, CA

#11883 Jul 16, 2013
No more palm trees on the west side of the entrance! Definitely looks like they are preparing the newly cleared area for planting.
Oldtimer

Long Beach, CA

#11884 Jul 21, 2013
Buy Buy Buy. Investors trying to buy our land Don't sell and hold on for 3 years. Parcel will go for 60K then
Desert Rat I

Los Angeles, CA

#11885 Jul 22, 2013
I assume you mean 60k/acre? With what we know as reality today which is all the major developments went belly up and are turning to alternative energy plants with only Rhodes so far turning a third of his Pravada land to farming and the rest in limbo. Do you really think you'll see those values?
Will there still be a golf course? If not, how will the rest of his plans change? Now that he is changing the land along Sinarump on the west side of Aztec to farming, it seems to me it also be changing a lot of land valuations in that area and I don't mean for the better.
Brian

El Dorado Hills, CA

#11886 Jul 22, 2013
Desert Rat I wrote:
I assume you mean 60k/acre? With what we know as reality today which is all the major developments went belly up and are turning to alternative energy plants with only Rhodes so far turning a third of his Pravada land to farming and the rest in limbo. Do you really think you'll see those values?
Will there still be a golf course? If not, how will the rest of his plans change? Now that he is changing the land along Sinarump on the west side of Aztec to farming, it seems to me it also be changing a lot of land valuations in that area and I don't mean for the better.
Guess we also need to see what happens in surrounding areas such as Kingman and Bullhead City. If those areas take off there will be spill over in Golden Valley. In the overall scheme of things, since the area has a lot to offer and is becoming more accessible from Phoenix, with the widening of 93, there will be some interest in housing down the road. May take longer than 3 years. I spoke with realtors and they still believe Rhodes will put housing on some of his land but will wait till unemployment drops and until property values rise
Realist

North Hollywood, CA

#11887 Jul 26, 2013
Heard from a broker friend who went for a drive with Rhodes. He apparently is motivated in doing farming. The broker also indicated that Rhodes is buying 40 acre parcels for reasonably low prices. Anyone else hear anything about this?
58oFNow

Flagstaff, AZ

#11888 Jul 26, 2013
Lisa, since when is having frequent sex a prequesite for airing one's opinions on this forum? I'm generally going to conserve my energy and wait until something significant happens; like Rhodes starts building in earnest, before I comment further. There are too many degenerate trolls on this site. I feel like an anthropologist in Africa watching the natives decorate themselves with caca here.
58oFNow

Flagstaff, AZ

#11889 Jul 26, 2013
The Sacramento aquifer rests on a plateau 2000' above the Colorado River. It is not fed by this river. In fact, this water has been trapped by its own unique geology and is over 150 million years old! Rhodes should be aware of this and take steps to preserve this precious commodity at all costs if he values his future successful stake in Pravada!
SteveCA

Kingman, AZ

#11890 Jul 27, 2013
I'm told by a reliable source that the annual return on investment per acre for the new agribusiness is expected to be $6 to $6.5K per year...

A lot of truck loads of produce have been rolling away from the operation recently.

Selection of a winter crop will be (IMO), the crucial piece to enable profitability on such a scale. Onions or potatoes perhaps? It will be interesting to watch...
Mark

Blue Ridge, GA

#11891 Jul 28, 2013
58oFNow wrote:
The Sacramento aquifer rests on a plateau 2000' above the Colorado River. It is not fed by this river. In fact, this water has been trapped by its own unique geology and is over 150 million years old! Rhodes should be aware of this and take steps to preserve this precious commodity at all costs if he values his future successful stake in Pravada!
Uhhhhh let me see this clearly... The river is 1200 ft below the dirt.2000 ft is probally coyote pass ...and i think your smoking toooo much of your own product!
Mark

Blue Ridge, GA

#11892 Jul 28, 2013
when you drill a well in GV you better not use plastico cause that is how fast the WATER runs by!!
Brian

San Pedro, CA

#11893 Jul 28, 2013
Realist wrote:
Heard from a broker friend who went for a drive with Rhodes. He apparently is motivated in doing farming. The broker also indicated that Rhodes is buying 40 acre parcels for reasonably low prices. Anyone else hear anything about this?
Haven't heard anything but spoke with a broker and most likely Rhodes will proceed with the homes when unemployment goes down and house prices start to rise. Everything is ready to go.
Desert Rat I

United States

#11894 Jul 29, 2013
Was passing by Pravada on my way home and saw this sign on along side the road on Aztec. Just said Pravadanews,com, so curiosity and the convinence of a smart phone got the best me to look it up. Still under construction but makes some bold predictions, like by the time this website is up and running in April 2014 Rhodes will have began building homes!
Doesn't really say who is creating the site other than local citizens who are pro-growth and development, but appear to be real estate people and one name that appears is Robert Lee who recently started posting on here and in the Kingman paper but shows he based out of Vegas on Flamingo.
Check it out at www.pravadanews.com and also there is a link to Kingman Farms which I will check out myself as soon as I post.
Desert Rat I

Los Angeles, CA

#11895 Jul 29, 2013
Kingman Farms + 40,000 acres! Huh? That's something that has not been mentioned previously. Just might have to contact the sites administrators about.
Interesting to see some of those Rhodes ranchettes that got sold off during the bankruptcy back on the market for a lot more than they were sold for. Even noticed one of the realtors as a good friend and neighbor. Didn't expect that one since she's works out of Havasu.
Good luck on the site Sue.
Christine

Los Angeles, CA

#11896 Jul 30, 2013
Just found this site on the net
Not great but check it out

Pravada news.com
Christine

Los Angeles, CA

#11897 Jul 30, 2013

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Golden Valley Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News At Area 66, mysterious dome beckons (Jul '10) 6 hr John Grady 13
Drugs/Meth/H/oxy30etc Jun 7 Cotton 1
my husband and the prostitute named ruby (May '11) Jun 2 Ashhh 27
Gay/bis in kingman az? (Dec '14) May 31 Tacheon69 35
Bored in Kingman May 28 New to Kingman 1
Any other guys want to make gay porn in kingman May 28 Tacheon68 3
Freeway Interchanges (Nov '17) May '18 Sopr 11

Golden Valley Jobs

Personal Finance

Golden Valley Mortgages