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What were those hikers thinking? (Letter)
Summer is in full swing, hot weather is upon us. People are out hiking.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Bikers: Let's bring back our local events (Guest Column)
Let's get permits, and insurance and permissions and let's start bike night again. And let's make sure that all events are permitted.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Terror and mass destruction (Letter)
One of these days, these terrorists will get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jets to Iran? Why? (Letter)
I read in the Daily Miner on Monday, June 20, [Page 12] that the Boeing Aircraft Company is selling 100 jets to Iran.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Water meeting is critical to our future (Guest Column)
Here in the arid southwest United States and, more importantly, here in northwest Arizona's Mohave County, the very mention of water is sufficient to start bitter arguments and greater unpleasantness.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Letter of thanks: Fishing event wows newcomers
The wife and I, being new to Kingman, have really enjoyed the small town feel of the area and the involvement of the community in the different city/public functions.
Monday, June 20, 2016

Editorial: A step forward in gun debate
I do not own an AR-15. Nor do I own a Sig Sauer MCX, the rifle the Orlando, Fla., shooter actually used, or any other similar firearm.
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Editorial: This national news is very local
All news is local, my mom once said.
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Letter: Kingman Muslims condemn massacre
Every sane person is shocked to hear and see the aftershocks of the murderous attack in Orlando last Sunday unfold on television and the Internet.
Sunday, June 19, 2016

FBI: Focus your attention on the threats, not the lawful
Much of the information on the latest terrorist attack in Florida is not known yet. But there are some pieces of evidence that are available.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Shake an officer's hand (Letter)
I heard on the news a couple of weeks ago that some police department in Arizona purchased body cameras for all of its officers.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Guess what? We're still paying taxes (Letter)
Question: Does the influx of money into the schools due to Proposition 123 mean that the portion of our property taxes that funds the schools will go down?
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Letter: Airport Authority still leaving pilots hanging
Just another follow up concerning the Kingman Airport and Industrial Part.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Letter: $45k a waste for 'sort of'
I have to laugh (probably along with many others) when I see that the city council is willing to pay $45,000 to sort of get Kingman on the map.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Letter: ADOT, KPD got it right
My hats off to ADOT and KPD for refusing permission to private citizens to direct, regulate or control traffic on our roadways.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Letter: This is not a choice
Is this the best we can do? Our candidates for president, a crook and a blow hard.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Letter: Why stop with cool water?
City needs to cool the water. Also, have extra-large A/C units to cool the city.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Letter of thanks: 'It's About Time' Car Show
We would like to extend our appreciation to all who attended our annual "it's about time" Car Show on June 4.
Monday, June 13, 2016

Editorial: If we spend it, will tourists come?
Kingman is getting into the business of more aggressively promoting itself.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Letter: Who to choose?
Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump, oh my.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Letter: Proactive welcomes
Regarding the "Run For The Wall" and the confusion in unwelcoming the riders to our fair city: If we are really intent on growing Kingman and being a more prosperous, generous city, we must be proactive in welcoming events to us.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Column: Wake up, America
While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are battling in their final round in the Democratic primaries and Donald Trump is arguing that Clinton should be in prison for failing to safeguard state secrets while she was secretary of state, the same FBI that is diligently investigating her is quietly and perniciously seeking to cut more holes in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Letter: There's no overreaction to home invasion
On May 29, you told a story about wanting justice for your son.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Letter: Speed bumps required
A few days ago my wife and I drove into a small shopping center on Stockton Hill Road.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Letter: Hot and hot running water
Hey City Council! OK, now that I might have at least one of you paying attention ... how about doing something that the citizens of Kingman actually need? Cold running water in the summer.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Letter: Miner, and system, crooked
I, Janice L. Palmer, a candidate for the seat of Mohave County Supervisor, District 1, wish to log a complaint against the Miner on behalf of all of the Democratic, Independent, and other candidates who didn't get mentioned in Saturday's paper.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Column: Don't burn Zoo Mom at the stake
If you haven't heard what happened at the Cincinnati Zoo the other day, I'm just going to assume you are in the belly of a lion, with limited Wi-Fi.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Trip to tout Route 66 will be tax money well spent (Guest column)
Recently the Kingman City Council approved a recommendation from the TDC for the reimbursement of travel expenses associated with my attendance in the first European Route 66 Festival in Ofterdingen, Germany.
Monday, June 6, 2016

Editorial: Remember when it got up to 132 degrees? Me neither
Here's one thing I've noticed when it gets really, really hot: When you leave a controlled, air conditioned environment after a long period of time and go from there to your car, the heat that's built up inside the car feels good.
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Letter: Wasting assets
Well, Kingman stepped in it - again.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Letter: Take a stand, America
I'm sick of all the lip service and no action taken.
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Hillary on the ropes (column)
Late last week, the inspector general of the State Department completed a yearlong investigation into the use by Hillary Clinton of a private email server for all of her official government email as secretary of state.
Friday, June 3, 2016

A recipe for stagnation (Column)
The first step in inventing something shouldn't be waiting for government approval. What would ever get done?
Friday, June 3, 2016

Letter: Business and government hurt wages
So this is how it will be? Business and industry and their peak of power.
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Letter: 'Gridlock' to cost merchants
Your Monday, May 30, headline "Welcome to Gridlock, AZ" should have read "Welcome to Idiotville, AZ."
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Please note the condition of your American flags (Letter)
Each Memorial Day, members of the American Legion family of Post 14 place American flags on the graves of veterans in Mountain View Cemetery.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Why all the gripes about a road plan? (Letter)
After reading about the Golden valley shortcut, I couldn't believe that anyone could find fault with it.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

No justice for duct-taped dog (Letter)
There was a recent story that shocked and appalled all that heard about it.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A rarity in this day and age (Letter of thanks)
Denny Smith and D&D Auto Repair did an excellent job repairing my 2002 Ford Ranger truck.
Monday, May 30, 2016

Beautiful, patriotic music (Letter of thanks)
A few words on a positive note. Last Saturday I attended another excellent concert put on by the Mohave Community Orchestra and the Mohave Community Choir.
Monday, May 30, 2016

A moving tribute to veterans (Letter of thanks)
With all the negative and confusing news about the state of The United States, my body and spirit greatly appreciated the beautiful and moving Armed Forces Salute on the evening of May 21 at the Kingman High School.
Monday, May 30, 2016

KRMC staff 'highly professional' (Letter of thanks)
I would like to give nothing short of my complete gratitude toward the staff at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
Monday, May 30, 2016

Government is all up in our grill (Letter)
My letter to the Miner regarding Cliven Bundy, dated May 7, 2014, is referenced this morning along with your story about the federal government's ongoing actions in the case against him and others.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Too much government that pushes too hard (Letter)
After reading the Sunday opinion page, what do you think? I think way too much government in our lives!
Friday, May 27, 2016

A poor welcome while traveling through Kingman (Guest Column)
Hi. I'm writing in response to the most disrespectful, rude, and yes, dangerous treatment shown to the riders, Run For The Wall participants.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Little love shown during the Run (Letter)
It always amazes me how generous and welcoming everyone is to us along our route in providing us food and fuel.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

A time of great change in history (Letter)
Our government will make America great again. That sounds great, but it won't happen.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Letter of thanks: An incredible Samaritan
A big thank you after car trouble.
Monday, May 23, 2016

Letter of thanks: KABAM! heroes saluted
The Steering Committee of the 12th Annual Kingman Area Books Are Magic (KABAM!) Fest would like to thank the following listed here...
Monday, May 23, 2016

Letter of thanks: Showing how it works
Mohave County Democratic Central Committee's District 1 Democrats (Kingman) would like to thank Mike Meersman, City of Kingman's Parks and Recreation director for speaking before those attending May's monthly meeting.
Monday, May 23, 2016


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