News Briefs: Tuesday, May 15, 2012


The Kingman municipal general election is today. Six candidates vie for three City Council seats, and voters get to decide whether or not to renew Kingman's Home Rule option as well.

Two incumbents, Vice Mayor Robin Gordon and Councilwoman Carole Young, are up against newcomers Mark Wimpee, Larry Carver, Kelly DeMaio and Janice Palmer. The top three vote getters win.

The Home Rule option, which Kingman has had and renewed every four years since 1988, allows the city to set water, wastewater and sanitation system expenditures outside of state-imposed expenditure limits.

The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m., and identification is required.


After winning several awards in California at the Music in the Parks competition over the weekend, the Kingman High Jazz Band is offering two performances this week.

The band - which picked up a "Superior with Distinction" rating, 1st-place in the jazz category and had one of its members, senior Keith Blake, win a trophy for being the best soloist - is playing a concert at 7 p.m. in the KHS auditorium, 4182 Bank St.

Dora's Beale Street Deli, 509 E. Beale St., and the KHS jazz band is hosting a live jazz dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. It costs $25 to attend, and much of the proceeds benefits the KHS band.