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Illegal dumping in the desert near Golden Valley continues to be a major problem

Calling the Trash Brigade

Wildcat dumping has plagued the Golden Valley desert for several years, and the mounds of trash continue to grow despite the valiant efforts of a local volunteer trash brigade.

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AZ ranks 46th in U.S. in child education, health and family

Arizona ranks among the five worst states for children’s wellbeing in education, health, economics and family and community matters, according to the Kids Count annual report.

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A ride to remember, a man to never forget

More than 40 people took time off from their busy schedules Friday to participate in the Sidney Cranston Jr. Memorial Ride to commemorate the second anniversary of his disappearance.

Precedent set for anti-trust violations by utilities companies

An Arizona utility can’t escape being sued for anti-trust violations for the rates it sets solely because it’s a quasi-governmental entity, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

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State Rep. Regina Cobb sponsored bills a mixed bag of success

Now that the dust has settled, and the 53rd Arizona legislative session is over, District 5 Representative Regina Cobb, R-Kingman, can weigh in on her successes and failures.

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Kingman grown, Army approved

CW2 Kevin Burcham, who graduated from Kingman High School in 2003, pilots a UH-60 Blackhawk

A 2003 Kingman High School graduate paid a visit to his hometown in a way most can only dream.

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Budget by tax increases on Monday’s BOS agenda

Adoption of a tentative budget with modifications and the possibility of quarter-cent excise tax are among the items on the Mohave County Board of Supervisors agenda for Monday.

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State Rep. Cobb says work on budget, education are positives

For state Rep. Regina Cobb, R-Kingman, the 53rd legislative session was long and methodical going well past its 100 day target for adjournment.

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Feds see Lake Mead levels to be 20-feet lower in 2019

The sensational news about record-setting snowpack in the Sierra Nevada of California and “atmospheric rivers” delivering over 1,000 percent of normal winter rainfall to Big Sur has disguised a much less-than-sensational record of winter moisture elsewhere in the West, according to the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

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Fire restrictions imposed for Mohave County parks

Stage 1 limits for Hualapai Mountain and others in effect

The Mohave County Parks Division implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions in the Hualapai Mountain Park and other county parks, effective Friday.

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Heat wave is coming: Know how to cope

The National Weather Service shows a steady rise in temperature, including 109 degrees Tuesday. There are other weather sites that forecast Kingman breaking 110 on that day, which is a quick jump after reaching 100 just this week.

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Kingman Airport Authority explains land sales at workshop with City Council

Members of both the KAA and City Council feel that the workshops are indeed providing progress and understanding between the two groups. “I feel like we’re making progress. I appreciate everyone putting aside their differences to help out our city,” Mayor Monica Gates said.

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Local favorite sold to entertainment chain

Aquarius casino sold to Golden Entertainment of Las Vegas

The Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin is one of four properties acquired Monday by Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment.

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Traffic delays on Stockton Hill Monday

Sewer pipe work may cause traffic delays on Stockton Hill

The City of Kingman Public Works Department announced they will begin rehabilitation of nearly 800 feet of wastewater pipe on Stockton Hill Road between Sunset Boulevard and Jefferson Street.

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Kingman woman arrested after baby daughter left outside home

A Kingman woman has been arrested after authorities say her baby daughter was left outside without shoes or supervision.

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Chillin': Kingman's downtown car show returns Saturday

What started as a few dozen members of the Route 66 Cruizers car club gathering in a shopping center parking lot off Stockton Hill Road has evolved over the years into Chillin’ on Beale Street...

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BLM implements fire restrictions on Colorado River District public lands

The Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado River District will implement fire and smoking restrictions on all 5.4 million acres of public lands in western Arizona and southeastern California along the Colorado River effective Friday.

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Mayor proclaims Free and Accepted Masons Day

The Free Masons Fraternity began centuries ago with original members being descendants of stonemasons and craftsmen.

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Car-seat drive to give out 150 car seats Saturday

A Kingman local has raised enough support to hold Kingman’s first car seat drive.

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On the Prowl: Four Ways to Protect Against Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the most-committed crimes across the country...

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City official resigns without warning

Jim McErlean, City of Kingman Building Department official, has resigned from his position six months after the department was folded into the Kingman Fire Department.

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UniSource makes a $20,000 splash

UniSource Energy Services, the leading provider of gas and electric utilities in the area, dedicated a $20,000 solar ramada Tuesday to power pumps for the Splash Pad at Cecil Davis Park.

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KAA, City Council meet at workshop

The second of four scheduled workshops between the City of Kingman Common Council, and the Kingman Airport Authority is set to take place Thursday.

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Two killed in Havasu boat accident

Mohave County Sheriff’s Waterways deputies located the body of a missing adult female Tuesday morning.

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Kingman Police seeking vehicle burglary suspects

Suspects in a series of vehicle burglaries are being sought by Kingman Police, and KPD is asking for the public’s help.