A Miner Review: Sunday, January 11, 2009

Council OKs school plans

A new middle school for the Kingman Unified School District came two steps closer to realization at Monday evening's City Council meeting.

With member Kerry Deering absent, Council voted 6-0 to approve a minor amendment to the Kingman General Plan 2020, changing the projected land use of 53 acres northeast of the intersection of Airway Avenue and Prospector Street from Medium Density Residential to Public/Quasi-public.

Council then voted 6-0 to approve the preliminary plat for the school, subdividing 60 acres of the property northeast of the intersection into two lots and two parcels.

Palo Christ turns 80

From Mayor John Salem to former students from the 1930s, streams of people visited Palo Christi Elementary for its 80th birthday celebration.

The elementary held an open house on Wednesday to commemorate the first day of classes in 1929.

ADOT plans require $1.3B

The Arizona Department of Transportation has submitted a wish list of approximately $1.3 billion in road, transit and aviation projects it hopes to receive funding for from the massive economic recovery plan unveiled by President-elect Barack Obama late last year.

But while Obama has stated his intention to invest the money in a modernized, 21st-century infrastructure, a new study released by the Arizona Public Interest Research Group suggests that many of the wish lists, Arizona's included, place far too much priority on new road construction.

KRMC helps soldier get home

When one soldier's voyage home was faced with a tragic setback in Kingman, the staff in the emergency room at Kingman Regional Medical Center made sure he got home.

The morning of Dec. 26, three Army soldiers back from serving in Iraq were caught in an accident on Interstate 40 in their travels from Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, to Los Angeles.

One soldier was treated and discharged in the emergency room the same morning. Because of the automobile accident, the 20-year-old was stranded in the emergency room with nothing more than his dog tags and a cell phone.

The registered nurses and certified nursing assistants raised $110 in five minutes to get the young man home to Los Angeles for Christmas.