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Trump? He's just another ear-tickler (Letter)
This letter is in response to a letter from Jan. 13 entitled "Trump can save us."
Friday, February 5, 2016

First Things First's finances need some scrutiny
In 2006, Arizona voters passed a cigarette tax based on the promise of funding early childhood development programs through a newly created organization named First Things First.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Take some advice about burros (Letter)
It's time to open your eyes to the burros that live here!
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Any questions? Read the Bible (Letter)
Are we not all children of God? Yes, but we all won't be with Him for eternity.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Academic Decathlon students showed courage (Letter)
I recently had the opportunity to participate in judging speeches at the Kingman Academy High School's Academic Decathlon Scrimmage.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Taking keys away from some seniors is hard, but necessary (Letter)
Is it just me, or does this make no sense to others?
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A U-turn camera could help traffic (Letter)
We need a camera to catch people doing U-turns.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Careless snowboarder deserves what he gets (Letter)
A couple of weeks ago I heard on the news that a snowboarder went down a ski slope in California.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Shooting the messenger (Letter)
A Harris County, Texas, grand jury, tasked with the job of indicting Planned Parenthood for its horrific practice of selling the body parts of babies slaughtered by abortion, made a bizarre decision to instead indict the two pro-life investigative journalists who exposed PP through numerous hidden camera videos.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Letter of thanks: Venture Club quite an organization
Venture Club of Kingman thanks the community for voting them 2015 Reader's Choice "Organization of the Year."
Monday, February 1, 2016

Letter of thanks: Thanks for the really big shoe
The OCC Northwest Arizona Area Team would like to thank all who participated and helped to increase the county's shoe box donations in 2015.
Monday, February 1, 2016

Letter of thanks: Thanks for help shipping warrior's elk
I would like to extend a very warm thank you to Monty Allsup at Daze Transfer and Storage for donating a shipping crate to Down and Mount Taxidermy, LLC.
Monday, February 1, 2016

Letter of thanks: GV book sale a success
Thanks to the Miner and all the great supporters of the latest Friends of the Golden Valley Library.
Monday, February 1, 2016

Guest Column: A street unlike any other
More traffic citations on this street than anywhere ... if they were issued.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

California money may hit the road (Letter)
Leave this little town just the way it is! Back off all your grandiose plans.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Sales tax already high enough (Letter)
When did the sales tax in Kingman go from 8.35 percent to 9.35 percent?
Friday, January 29, 2016

A friendly hello to the Navy pilots (Letter)
To the pilots and their crews training in the Kingman area I give two thumbs up and a hearty welcome.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Veterans in need of a van, drivers (Letter)
Our Kingman DAV had a very busy 2015. Our vans traveled 62,644 miles.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

In the West, land conflicts are complicated (Letter)
I read the article "Q&A: Key facts about federal land grazing in the West" [Jan. 22, page 5A] with interest, but there are a few points that could warrant further research.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Front page full of diversity (Letter)
Your Sunday, Jan. 17, front page was informative and poignant and is a fine example of people and their deeds.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Scams: Don't show them the money (Column)
I know what it's like to be involved in a financial scam. As a child, I briefly operated my own scam that monetarily benefited me and a friend.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Letter of thanks: Happy veteran lauds KRMC
KRMC knows how to treat their veterans.
Monday, January 25, 2016

Letter of thanks: Donations made a difference
Arizona's Children Association would like to say thank you for participating in the 2015 Holiday Gifts of Hope Campaign...
Monday, January 25, 2016

Letter of thanks: A special Christmas in Dolan Springs
Our 2015 Free Christmas Day Dinner held at the Dolan Springs Community Council Building turned out great.
Monday, January 25, 2016

Letter of thanks: Rotaracts put on awesome parade
Congratulations and thank you Rotary Rotaracts - your Very Merry Parade of Lights was a huge success.
Monday, January 25, 2016

Editorial: A .50-caliber response to 1,800 burro questions
It's not my intention to cause any alarm, but has anyone noticed the parallels between "Planet of the Apes" and the number of burros in the Burro of Land Management Black Mountains Management Unit Quadrupeds-R-Us Commando and Control portfolio?
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Guest Column: A $500,000 question on the future of Central Commercial
Central Christian Church and Carol Ott need to reconsider their tactics as a reaction to the city council denial of their Conditional Use Permit request.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Guest Column: There is good news about county finances
A friend recently told me my columns about the county are too negative. I disagreed, because informed people are better citizens and voters. After all, "knowledge is power" and the public needs to be empowered to act.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Shedding light on standard time (Letter)
Mr. McMurdo's screed regarding the traffic safety problems at La Senita School is well-founded.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Bring back that summer magic (Letter)
These are sad, sad days in this hometown of mine, where I grew up and love.
Friday, January 22, 2016

18-year-olds should be able to drink alcohol legally (Column)
In America, alleged land of freedom, a 19-year-old soldier just back from Afghanistan can't sidle up to a bar and legally order a beer.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Let everyone live, folks (Letter)
Why kill the babies?
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Why stop with cell phones when there is so much we could ban? (Guest Column)
I feel much safer now that the elected stewards of the city of Kingman have decided to finally punish these irresponsible individuals among us commoners who dare to talk over a handheld device while driving.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Parents, take charge and teach children how to handle bullies (Guest Column)
Bullying - each time I am exposed to this word or concept, I become more troubled.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Threat of lawsuit disgusting (Letter)
So, the city and downtown businesses would rather not have a church that wants to (temporarily) move downtown.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Borrelli's campus gun idea is foolish (Letter)
In response to the story about Borrelli and his arming the campus:
Monday, January 18, 2016

Letter of thanks: Palpable spirit of peace at service
Kingman United Pastoral Association would like to thank all those who joined us in our first celebration of a new year in peace and unity.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Letter of thanks: Christmas at Desert Highlands
Desert Highlands Care Center would like to give a very grateful thank you to all the following organizations, churches and the wonderful community of Kingman.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Editorial: Anti-abortion group crossed the line
Remember the highly edited, dishonest videos aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood in a smear campaign? Planned Parenthood is fighting back with what looks to be a pretty fierce lawsuit, including a RICO allegation - Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, the law that's used against organized crime.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Editorial: Destructive wildfire no problem if the right person starts it
My Google skills aren't the best and my devotion to the cause isn't all that great. That said, I couldn't find any information about a prison sentence the government official in charge served following the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Guest Column: Council on the wrong track with property tax
The property tax fiasco that is presently being debated by our city leaders brings to mind another attempt to fleece the taxpaying public approximately 10 years ago by the mayor and the City Council.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tell lawmakers to support transparency in government
There are efforts by the Legislature in play to remove notices printed in newspapers, allowing them to be buried in many obscure, seldom-visited government websites.
Friday, January 15, 2016

If you own animals, care for them (Letter)
This is in regard to the owners of horses that are stuck in a corral and have no shelter from the freezing rain and cold.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Road survey is welcome news (Letter)
Regarding the Jan. 8 Miner story, "Kingman orders surveys of the city's street needs" - well, all right!
Friday, January 15, 2016

Bad school policy - and bad Kingman drivers (Column)
Whose bright idea was it to force our school system's youngest students to wait in the dark to catch the bus?

Who the heck thought this was a good idea?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Always glad to help a veteran (Letter)
On Jan. 6, I was eating at Del Taco. While I was eating, a man who looked liked he may be in his 60s walked in. It was a cold and rainy morning.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Some voices not heard in downtown church debate (Guest Column)
For nearly 30 years we have lived in Kingman, and all that time we have seen in this town the potential for more - more industry, more entertainment, more expansion, more options.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Trump can save us! (Guest Column)
The December letter from one Ted Holcomb is the scary future that most of us are either trying to deny, hide from or kid ourselves that it "couldn't happen."
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Good people helped us through a dark time (Thank You)
Now that the dust has settled somewhat, and the Christmas season is behind us, the Page family would like to publicly thank a few specific people, families and organizations for giving us so much love and support during these past few weeks.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Letter of thanks: KCCU wins with arts, crafts fair
The Kingman Cancer Care Unit says thank you to the community and businesses that supported us for our 40th annual Arts and Crafts Fair.
Monday, January 11, 2016


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