Cowriter and Food Stylist Donna Britt has Mohave County connection

Nashville, TN – August 15, 2016 – After selling over 30 million albums, scoring 23-chart topping hits and 80 major industry awards, Country music superstar Kix Brooks – one-half of the best-selling duo in country music history, Brooks & Dunn, is expanding his entrepreneurship with the release of his first cookbook, Cookin’ It With Kix: The Art of Celebrating and The Fun of Outdoor Cooking on August 30th.

Written with long-time radio host/producer and friend Donna Britt, the personal book includes over 100 recipes showcasing Brooks’ passion for all types of outdoor cooking, oftentimes with a flare of his Louisiana heritage highlighted, in family recipes alongside personal stories. From side dishes to desserts, cocktails to hot sauces and duck gumbo to beignets, Brooks has created the perfect collection for get-togethers and easy entertaining. Fans can now order the cookbook at

“This cookbook is all about making it easy to create memories with the people who mean the most to you,” said Brooks. “Whether you are getting ready for a backyard BBQ, planning a menu for Thanksgiving Dinner or want to cook up some fish you just pulled out of a stream, we have recipes for you. Before you know it, you’ll be cookin’ like a Cajun too!”

Kix had this to say about his cowriter, Donna, “I knew she would help make my long-winded descriptions easy to understand. I also knew she would cook everything that would be written about in this book, so you can be assured this stuff actually works!”

“We couldn’t be more excited about working with Kix and Donna on this unique book,” said Matt Baugher, Senior Vice President of Thomas Nelson and Publisher of W Publishing Group. “The recipes are amazing but this is as much a celebration guide as it is a cookbook.  And enjoying life is one of the things that Kix has been espousing for years, whether onstage or behind the microphone of his radio show. Buyers of this book are in for a treat.”

In addition to his success as one-half of country music’s must successful duo of all time, Kix Brooks continues to his career as a solo touring/recording artist while simultaneously exploring new paths. Brooks, whom Rolling Stone calls “one of the most versatile guys in country music,” includes lead acting credits and film producer to his impressive resume that also lists three CMA “National Broadcast Personality of The Year” awards for American Country Countdown, hosting his Kickin It with Kix radio show five nights a week, a Cooking Channel series “Steak Out with Kix Brooks,” co-owner of Nashville’s award-winning winery Arrington Vineyards and columnist for Country Weekly. For more information, visit

Donna Britt is the former Executive Producer of American Country Countdown and Kickin It with Kix. Donna is also the former host of Cooking Central Oregon Style and author of Cooking Central Oregon Style Volumes I and II. Donna currently hosts the midday show (10am-3pm) on KVYL FM (93.7, 93.3, 99.9).

The September 17th Bar Stool Auction

Not Just Any Bar Stool Will Do

Creative juices are flowing all over Lake Havasu City as artists, not artists and supporters are gearing up for the HAPA Bar Stool Auction set to take place at the Flying X Saloon Sept. 17.

The event, sponsored by Havasu Area Public Art, will feature painted bar stools to be auctioned off. Proceeds will go toward funding local public art projects.

Attendees will be able to bid on and buy originally designed bar stools during an evening at the Flying X Saloon, 2030 McCulloch Blvd. Auctioneer Ray Fenter will wield the gavel for the live auction. There also will be a Chinese Raffle.

Forty-50 original, hand-decorated bar stools will be on display and available for purchase during the event from 5 to 8 p.m.

HAPA is a recently formed nonprofit organization geared toward promoting public art projects throughout Lake Havasu City. Projects meant to beautify the area will include large building murals, sculpture, rest-area enhancements and more. Projects will be announced as they begin.

The first planned project is a mural on the 100-foot wall of a building at 2079 McCulloch Blvd. The mural will feature classic cars – many depicting those of local collectors.

For an application to enter a stool in the Bar Stool Auction, contact Dick Rounds at 928-486- 1458. Applications are due by Sept. 3.

Moo Stool by Dian Gibson
Moo Stool by Dian Gibson
Coyotes Howling at the Havasu Moon by Barbara Stewart
Mosaic by Barbara Stewart
Oh, Balloony by Judy Whelan
Plant Stand Stool by Barbara Stewart
Tool Stool by Judy Whelan

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe 2016 Indian Days Celebration

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe

2016 Indian Days Celebration

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe is celebrating its Native American Heritage at its Indians Days Celebration on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Havasu Landing Resort’s – Day Beach & Campgrounds.

We are inviting the general public to join us! Saturday morning kicks off with a 6:00 a.m. Fun Run and at 9:00 a.m. a parade down Havasu Main Street. The fun continues with a full day of activities, games and prizes from toddlers to seniors. Enjoy the culture, food, native performances, and a host of traditional native crafts booths.

For more information about obtaining a booth, volunteering, ferry schedule, participating in the parade or activities contact:

Indian Days Coordinators, Donner Ellsworth – Phone 760-858-4219 by E-mail at or

Girlie Dunlap – phone 760-858-4219 by E-mail at

Check the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe web-site at