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Q: Are those motorized skateboards street legal?

A: According to Sgt. Todd Bramlet, the town code considers them toys, so they are not street legal. But state law considers them vehicles, so they cannot be driven on sidewalks either, according to Police Lt. Don Engler. Nor can they be driven in bike paths. However a warning or citation is at officer discretion, Bramlet added.

Q: Have there been any cases of West Nile virus reported in the Rim country?

A: The Rim country covers a lot of territory. According to a map from the Arizona Department of Health Services, as of Oct. 3, Gila County has not had any "cases" of the West Nile virus, however, it has been found in horses, birds or mosquitoes in neighboring Navajo, Coconino, Yavapai and Maricopa counties.

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