August 2, 2016
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It brings the government and the people closer by giving the people a voice on what happens within their communities.
I first came to Kingman in 1994 and was impressed with nice tennis courts at Centennial Park. Recently I visited the courts after several years. It was a pleasant surprise to see the courts resurfaced, well maintained, and better than ever.
Russians, Chinese, North Koreans, these folks do not wish us well!
One of the most popular events last year at the Mohave County Fair was Kingman’s Got Talent. The bleachers were overflowing.
I feel all veterans have been insulted.
The cross country teams at Kingman High School and Lee Williams High School would like to thank the following for their support at the Second Annual Monsoon Madness 5K in August.
There is only one way to solve racism:
Father Mychal Judge was a Catholic priest who served as the chaplain for the New York City Fire Department.
I am getting really fed up with our political unfairness, not to mention unethical decisions that are done.
This year’s race for mayor took a particularly nasty turn last weekend when another paper posted a picture of a check that was given to one candidate that she never cashed.
Driving on Andy Devine, I’m seeing this part of town struggle for an identity. The hard work and dedication in trying to put positive feedback for our beloved town of Kingman has now gotten the brand it was seeking.
It bothered me at the time, and does not surprise me now after returning to Mohave County over 40 years after I left in 1977.
Please consider creating smarter policy concerning security clearances and name it “The Top Secret Security Blabber Mouth Insecurity Clearance Act.”
I was 10 years old when Frank Esquibel was instrumental in starting Little League in Kingman.
As I was watching the news on TV, I saw on the ticker tape that the Grand Jury of Pennsylvania, reported 300 Catholic priests for the sexual abuse of possibly thousands of children.
It does not matter what one’s opinion is of the world or of this country, state, city, community or flags. We all have an “opinion” that social media and letters to the editor allow us to express freely and openly. Our Constitution gives us that right to express our ideas, opinions, and thoughts freely and openly.
It seems we’re going to invent or create racial problems here in Kingman, whether they exist or not.
Trump makes a mockery of all brave Americans who have died fighting communist!
Common sense should have told him not to go out on that lake.
As I see news coverage of problems across our country relating to prejudice, I can’t help but wonder why Kingman was recently made the butt of a joke implying that our community is prejudice.
Thank you, Monica, for your passion and dedication to the City and the people that you were elected to serve, we, the residents of Kingman.
If anyone in this town deserves recognition – it’s him.
It is interesting how a wake-up call works. Some people wake up, others hit the snooze button. When Cynthia Rosenzwelg from NASA's climate impact group says, "It's not a wake-up call anymore" (referring to global warming), we need to listen.
Can’t Arizona find anyone who is truly educated and wants to accept the position of Secretary of State?
If I remember correctly, it was a vertically rectangular sign. Even as a child of nearly 10 years old, I knew it was wrong.
I am more than disappointed that the Clean City Commission recommended to nix curbside recycling for now. I’ve lived at my house in Canyon Shadows 28 years and about 20 years ago we were asked if we would pay $2 more per month for curbside recycling.
My blood pressure is usually normal given I had a triple bypass.
Today’s paper has delightful news for Mohave County tax payers. We have not one, not two, but three proposed tax increases.
When I was in St. Mary’s school we didn’t have to worry about being bullied because our teacher was outside with us to make sure no one would be bullied or even got hurt.
The base of their argument is they can’t do their jobs if they are arrested.
This week I had a serious discussion with a few residents regarding why things don’t change around here when everyone seems to know a serious problem exists but nothing changes.
The level of professional attitude and patient service is the very best I’ve experienced.
Our 4-H Mohave County Interstate Club would like to thank Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale Street, for allowing us to tour the museum with the exchange 4-H youths and families from Michigan in July.
I get it that this is a political year and it’s a free-for-all to get our votes, but to sell us out because some “get rich quick” TV show pointed a finger and said, “You’re racist,” is a sham.
My daughter had the battery in her car go bad yesterday.
Kingman only needs to look inward at its Muslim community members and reflect on the contributions they have made. ... Muslims are an integral part of the fabric of Kingman. I am Kingman and Kingman is me. It will always be home.
Saw the piece on Station 22, still wonder why the training tower is part of it, but neat, right.
I saw aberrant attitudes and hatred of others in the "Town Meeting" as shown in the ghastly Sacha Cohen show, so I went back and reviewed all of the Letters to the Editor and other comments.
In another day, hopefully, I’ll be leaving the recuperation facility, that medical orphan in the shape of a beautiful hospital east of town, to begin life – with a new hip – actually the other one’s just two years old.
Seriously Ms. Stamn?
I don't care if you're Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, or whatever party you wish to be affiliated with, black, white, brown or yellow, unless you're a Native American we ALL came from immigrants and this is the United States of America not the Divided States of America.
As a result of decades of brainwashing and indoctrination from the media and the federal Department of Education, never again will we see any form of America being united.
Earlier this year many Arizona teachers went on strike for higher wages. They abandoned their classrooms and took to the streets waving #RedForEd placards and adorned themselves in red T-shirts.
Will Durst’s hatred for President Trump spills out of him like a broken dam.
I'm responding to Becky Myers' July 5 letter titled "Liberals don't actually care, just trying to fulfill agenda.”
Open letter to thank all KRMC ER staff, nursing team and doctors for getting me checked for treatment.
I have lived here all my life and never once felt ashamed of the City Council ....... until now. The current City Council appears to be in the category of “Sore - Winners”! They filed court proceedings to take control of the Kingman Airport, and THEY WON.
I see these haulers dump so much water on the ground 20-30 gallons every trip.
If we cannot find another way to have Kingman grow other than housing and Route 66, we will become a distant memory, too.
It would appear that Peter Fonda is following in his sister’s footsteps. On June 19, Fonda tweeted that 12-year-old Barron Trump “should be ripped from his mother’s arms and put in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will stand up against the giant A/H she is married to.”
Hey you Democrats.
I’m tired of physicians who either don’t read or can’t understand the 2016 CDC Pain Guidelines or new Arizona opioid law.
The Bible says the beast will fool many to their eternal regret.
A sincere note of gratitude to the crew who removed the carcass of the billboard on Andy Devine at Fairgrounds.
This our constitutional republic that was created and adopted for “We the People” to be in power and control, not a king or queen, not a dictator or committee, and surely not a Congress member, senator, president, judge or bureaucrat.
We’ve seen a few plays in New York, on Broadway, and this play was on par with those plays.
Supervisor Wakimoto rocked it for Mohave County.
Was she wrong? Yes. Was her comment racist? Yes. Was it stupid? Yes. But so was Chris Rock.
What if the City could bring in money and solve a large part of this traffic thing all in one move? To me, that would be great!
Thank You | Mohave County Gemstoners 2018 Gem and Mineral Show organizers appreciate the help they received
The Mohave County Gemstoners held their annual gem and mineral show a couple of weekends ago, and I would like to thank everyone in the club who helped us
This is the position in which the Supreme Court of these United States has placed every athlete with the recent sports betting ruling. This will trickle down to T-ball. What then?
We have an opposing view to that of J’Aime Morgaine’s article Gun Control vs. Second Amendment argument, Daily Miner, March 1, 2018.
Best said article yet. Andy Rooney said it best, “Guns don't kill people, people kill people.”
Thank you Good Samaritans
American democracy is under attack
Trump bashing? That is an amusing idea.
I will continue to buy locally and support the local merchants
Politics should not come before people's lives or property
It was a beautiful sight to see them team up and actually talk to one another
Letter | The people who are supposed to be looking out for Kingman citizens seem to have lost their way
Doug Dickmeyer hit the nail on the head
Something else to complain about
Don't try to erase history, it won't help
Richard Veradt responds to Ralph Hill's letter.
This reader says the rodeo should also be banned
Pamela Jaffrey's vote of the current ballot item is a 'no'
The City wants to purchase and move it’s operations to Palo Christi, however they don’t think about the residents that live downtown and how it will affect them.
Words from a bloviating bully.
I'm sorry to say that in my opinion the Kingman City Council remind me of Abbott and Costello, The Three Stooges and The Marx Brothers combined.
Kingman resident says goodbye to Kmart
I wrote John McCain today and told him I am totally disgusted with him and his voting record as of late.
In reference to Mr. Ralph Hill’s “DACA and Christians” opinion letter in the Sunday, 9/24 of the Daily Miner.
Before the city spends money on razing Hotel Beale, maybe the demolition crew can practice their skill on the infamous eyesores called Pacos Tacos and Golden China, with weeds, and the boarded up Family Practice Counseling.
Russian trolls just spent at least $100,000 on political ads on Facebook during the 2016 election.
I'm responding to J.P. Beck's 9/13 letter titled "Why tear up the American flag?"
About Hotel Beale, two words: eminent domain.
Two years ago I was one of 15 million T-Mobile customers who had their data stolen.
Lately we have been seeing a lot of protests on TV.
The recently published opinion page letter from Lori Gabriel-Dane was one to reread several times.
The thoughtfully compassionate gesture of Dillon Transportation in Kingman is extraordinarily exemplary.
A 0.5 percent sales tax increase is not going to drive that many folks to Bullhead City, especially on normal average purchases.
Stuart Yocum was arrested on May 31 for speeding, running a stop sign and having a blood alcohol count of 0.12.
In the present days, all of us face several issues like drugs, alcohol, sleeping pills, smoking, drinking, misuse of IT devices and many others.
Everyone has a cause they care about.
I love that the president is backing an immigration plan.
Ralph Hill speculates President Trump bought his way out, or faked medical reasons for not serving in Vietnam. I find his statements typical.
I am totally disgusted with the letter that Richard Rufo wrote regarding Senator McCain’s recovery and hospital stay.
I think too much worry is being made about nothing, as to the stores closing.
John A. Let me try to help you understand why gas prices are high in Kingman, Arizona.
President Trump only wants everyone to pay their fair share. Of course China, India and Russia, the worst polluters on the planet, chip in zero dollars.
The Democrats see Trump as guilty until proven innocent. And he can never prove himself innocent to them, given their prejudice against him.
Thanks to Hubble Ray Smith for the inspiring article about the Hualapai Ka-Voka Jackson and other UNLV ecology students restoring native plants.
I propose the City of Kingman no longer allows free use of the city logo.
I fully support the increase as long as the “lion’s share” goes to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department.
Vic Riccardi has been working on the fire apparatuses in that area for well over 25-plus years.
How dare Shawn Byrne write an article using common sense!
Secretary Zinke,we are writing to you as the local governing body of Mohave County and on behalf of our constituents who would greatly benefit from the lifting of monument designations throughout Arizona.
How did we come to this sad state of affairs with a Russian sympathizer in White House?
Humane Society of Mohave County, Low Cost Spay and Neuter, all of the employee and volunteers...
White Cliffs Middle School would like to thank the following business for their donations for our Teacher Appreciation Week.
The last mall built in the US was in 2006, and one-third of the malls now in operation will close within the next few years.
I know I speak for my fellow teachers and the staff at Manzanita Elementary when I say a huge THANK YOU to the folks at Plaza Bonita for providing our Teacher Appreciation lunch last week.
To Washington, We, the people, want you out of the health care business, the insurance mandate business, our lives, and our pocketbooks.
I studied lots on black widows in California.
With Governor Doug Ducey having signed legislation (HB2404) adopted by “our” Republican-controlled legislature to make it nearly impossible to bring initiatives to the ballot, I would encourage voters to join the efforts to repeal HB2404.
Hello, Mr. President.
Let me say I am a “fence sitter.”
In response to Arv Edgeworths letter on evolution failing the test: Arv, you did real well at quoting Bible verses.
With the recent United Airlines overbooking fiasco, I can’t help wondering why DOT/FAA doesn’t require all airlines operating within our airspace(s) to book only the number of seats on their flights.
In the article “Letter: Trust the Lord,” you mention how old scientists have determined the earth to be, which is 13 billion years old.
To everyone who has supported us, we deeply appreciate your support at this difficult time.
Linda Athens’ April 13 letter, in which she claims America was founded by “Christians” based on “Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible,” calls for some correction, as with everything she writes.
We would like to express heartfelt thanks to our neighbors to the northeast for their generous hospitality on April 8.
My husband and I have lived in Kingman for over twenty five years.
On April 3, we had very high winds out here in Chloride.
On April 1, my wife and I were passing through Kingman on our trip home to Canada when we discovered the dead bolt on our fifth wheel was broken and we could not access our rig.
This letter is not only for the Daily Miner, but to the people of Kingman.
If you don’t like renaming Kingman “Pot Hole City,” as suggested, perhaps “Dog Town” would be a better choice.
One thing that really upsets me are these companies that use someone’s misfortune to gouge the daylights out of people. I am talking about the hearing aid manufacturers.
The Friends of the Golden Valley Library thank the Daily Miner and staff for the support of the book sales.
As President Trump waded out in the swamp looking for the drain plug, he encountered alligators.
I, like Sam Wise, found editor Shawn Byrne’s remarks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions completely wrong.
Some time ago, the Miner printed one of my letters in which I related from a particularly strange ‘alternative news’ website.
I guess Kingman’s mayor and city council expect the federal government to bail them out with our sorry infrastructure.
Lately, the Opinion Page has gone from Trump bashing to religion with a fervor and me grabbing a sideline seat.
Thank you to Kingman Parks & Recreation and our tour guide, Yvonne Cossio, for a great trip to San Francisco.
For the past hundred years or so, generations of America’s bravest and best young souls have answered our nation’s call to go and fight against the enemies of our country and of our way of life.
Today, as President Trump and Melania took the stage at his packed event in Florida, Melania spoke to the crowd first.
I have heard repeatedly that Mrs, Clinton should be president because she received the most votes and this country is a democracy.
We have had the most tumultuous last eight years that I can remember in a very long time and it is still running over into the new term.
A few weeks ago, the Daily Miner had a story on the front page about traffic fatalities.
Across this country, media glorifies mob mentality – professional protestors destroying property, jumping on bandwagons, marching with whiny bullies, hoping to accomplish what?
Linda Athens, whose fact-less far-right rants appear frequently in these pages, is at it again. Per her Feb. 5 letter titled, “What Women’s Rights?,” let’s examine one baseless claim at a time:
The Kingman Area Literacy Program, (KALP), a volunteer advocacy group which promotes literary skills for all ages, would like to thank all of our sponsors for their help in promoting our growth throughout the last three years.
Hello, my name is Lily A. I am a fifth-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa.
I recently contacted John McCain to let him know I was not in agreement to proposed changes to Social Security.
Expand Obamacare? It can already expand itself without voting or anyone’s approval or consent. Obamacare established exchanges that would offer cheaper insurance that would cover everyone for everything.
The GOP has been trying to repeal the ACA ever since it became the law of the land.
This will allow our state universities the ability to perform cutting edge research.
It has been on the news that the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus, is hanging it up after 146 years. Chalk one up for these so-called animal activists.
As Martin Luther King’s Birthday weekend just passed, it’s a good time to take stock of our progress in respecting the stories of all Americans.
Kingman’s pothole budget must be almost non-existent.
Finally, something positive to read about the election!
Trump was swept into office and Republicans maintained their majorities in Congress because Americans were sick of Obamacare.
T. Allen: “...make the Adam and Eve story without merit.” Jan. 5, 2017
For those of us who have known all along that Barack Obama’s actions are those of a petulant, immature brat, the following will come as no surprise.
I heard on the news a couple of weeks ago that United Airlines said that carry-on luggage had to be put under the seat.
You invited me to have Thanksgiving Dinner with you and your family. I gladly accepted. When I arrived at your home, I saw you dancing and singing while setting the table for us. Then I saw this total stranger in your home.
As it always happens the animals will suffer because of ignorance.
A badge is not a license to bully or beat people. Three years that I spent as a ride along up in Washington State, I learned many things.
Did you ever have a nightmare so real, so horrifying that you woke up shaking and in a cold sweat? I had one the other night.
Shame on the Kingman Walmart. They advertised that Santa would be there over three weekends.
Recently, I was standing in line at the CVS in Kingman, waiting to pick up my prescriptions.
Many years ago, doctors had honor, dignity and lots of respect. But now it’s all for the paycheck and their leisure time on the golf course while eating $1,000 caviar and cheap champagne!
I don’t understand how the Arizona Legislature has passed laws that protect physicians who write prescriptions for Naloxone.
$1 billion flight plan. Thank you James Heldman! As always, Dave French doing his “got it made” job.
The latest reported CIA findings are that the Russians hacked/leaked embarrassing emails of Democrat Party officials and top Clinton aide John Podesta to help Donald Trump win the election.
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2016, Floyd & Company (formally known as Rednecks Southern Pit BBQ) opened their restaurant to feed the less fortunate in our community.
This is in regards to the Nov. 25 letter from Chuck Cook regarding the naming of Dick Grounds Field.
I would like to respond to the letter written by Aleeta Stamn that was published on Sept. 29.
The first words in the U.S. Constitution are “We the people of the United States.” Strong and powerful words if we take them to heart.
Thank you for your support and for voting fo rme in my bid to be the mayor of Kingman.
I was in the courtroom on Nov. 21 for his sentencing. I didn’t get to say anything there, but Rich and I were able to hug each other on his way in and out of the room.
Can anyone define “justice?” Can you, can I? I bet you thought you could. I know I did in my heart.
As I read the (Oct. 23) edition of the Daily Miner covering the 8th grader that refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, I began to ask myself, “What does this young girl know about the privilege to live in the United States of America?”
In response to Lori Gabriel-Dane’s letter in the Nov. 11 edition of the Daily Miner that ripped into the “deplorable Republicans” and the election victory of Donald Trump, I have this observation: the letter exhibits the rantings of the uninformed persons who vote with their emotions rather than their heads.
When I got my Miner Sunday paper (Oct. 23) I was shocked and fired up.
The family of Dorothy Parr wishes to thank the staff of KRMC Hospice for their unlimited help, care and thoughtfulness.
I live in Valle Vista, where the county maintains the streets.
Open letter to Senator Jeff Flake, R-AZ:
In answer to the letter from Lori Gabriel-Dane on Wednesday, I would advise her to read the letter just below hers from Mr. William “Bill” Meehan.
I sometimes worry about Trump in the White House but the thought of Clinton as POTUS petrifies me.
Our nation has experienced crises and turning points, beginning with the War of Independence, followed by the Civil War, WWII, the Civil Rights Act, and now we are at a turning point with possibly greater changes than ever in our history.
I truly have to wonder exactly what attracts supporters to back Donald Trump. Is it his sexist demeaning of women? Is it his praise for a Russian leader?
Yes, there is the constitutional right to sit during the pledge – question is, why would anyone want to?
I’ve never seen such absolute hatred and filth spewed out at one person as I have seen against Donald Trump.
I’m a firm believer, if you refuse to support our beloved country then please don’t spit on or judge those who were willing to fight for your freedom and rights.
I would like to thank Bob Moore for giving us insight with his Oct. 10 letter to the editor into how certain individuals really feel about Christian conservatives.
Let’s see … Trump employs 22,500 people (nearly the size of Kingman) who pay income, sales, and property taxes directly or indirectly via renting.
Back when Moby Dick was a minnow I did some computer programming in COBOL and FORTRAN.
The Creative Care Foundation would like to all of the racers and volunteers that helped make this year’s Race to Remember 8K run and 1 mile walk a huge success.
There is almost a profound sadness exhibited in the efforts of the conservative/obstructionists as they cling, desperately, to the sinking ship of their choice to be this year’s loser in the presidential sweepstakes.
Hey you political clowns! I have some strong news for you to understand.
I would like to thank the staff at Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital for the excellent and professional care we were given on Aug. 5 of this year.
I was delighted to see the Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center was invited to help teens at Kingman High “see” how a fetus naturally develops in the womb of a woman (Sept. 26 article).
In response to the letter from Aleeta Stamn of Sept. 29, 2016:
I would like to extend my gratitude to the Kingman business community and its people who have helped with donations towards the handicap ramp drive for the American Legion Post No. 14 of Kingman.
It seems that nearly every morning I watch another police involved shooting on the news. Instead of getting better, it seems to be getting worse!
Any game weapons paraphernalia that looks so realistic that you are liable to get yourself shot by a cop while wielding it ...
The Thursday, Sept. 29 KDM front page article, “Nothing to Do: Fact or Fiction?” deserves this heartfelt response.
Enough with politics getting in the way of our kids’ safety at school.
I firmly feel that our politicians have lost their ethics compass.
This October, let us reflect on how many lives have been lost due to domestic violence.
On Monday, Sept. 19, I was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kingman Chamber of Commerce.
The Sandbox Committee would like to thank all the volunteers who participated in the Third Annual Day of Caring!
When Obama’s Justice Department, all in for transgender men using women’s restrooms, jumped in, McCrory asked for more time to go through all the legalities.
In the years that I’ve lived it really upsets me to see others make fun of people who are slow or even mentally challenged.
Year after year rains will wash away substantial amounts of soil and rock on Wagon Wheel Road and at the intersection of Carol and Hoptoad roads.
I was horrified upon reading that Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center is being allowed into local classrooms to “promote the services the center provides” (per a Sept. 26 article).
I read with interest the article by Ric Swats regarding Legend Ranch Road and I-11 (Highway 93).
In response to the farmer who stated farmers need water.
It’s pretty sad how doctors treat most patients in this town.
Lee Williams High School hosted our cross country multiple Wednesday, Sept. 7. We would like to thank those who helped out.
Thank you Lisa Bruno, (past) president of the Venture Club and Friends of Kingman for our Splash Pad.
Hey you political clowns! I have some strong news for you to understand.
I know I’ve heard time and time again, having been a farmer for 18 years of my life, I’ve been there and heard that: farmers wasting water.
It’s pretty sad to see how our system has gone downhill. Back in Wyatt Earp’s time our prisons were not overcrowded. They even believed in capital punishment and the guilty weren’t let out on good behavior.
This presidential election I cannot vote for the candidate I admire most – I must vote for the candidate I mistrust least.
The Bathauer Family would like to thank all the numerous sponsors, the Kingman Softball Association and the City of Kingman for their continued support of the John Bathauer Memorial Tournament.
Thank you for your support and voting for me in my bid to be the mayor of Kingman.
I would like to thank the staff at Cerbat Cliffs Animal Hospital for the excellent and professional care we were given on Aug. 5 of this year.
Thank you Lisa Bruno, president of the Venture Club and Friends of Kingman for our Splash Pad.
I try on this day to keep a clear head within this insanity that numbs and undoes reason.
I wrote recently that I could provide three of the residential addresses from which scenes in the 9/11–indicative film, “Enemy of the State” were drawn.
Recently there has been quite a bit of discussion about the Kingman Airport Authority and the un-cancelable 30-year contract written in 1992.
Why don’t we start a new group called American Lives Matter where we can ALL stand together and tell our government to END TERRORISM NOW because American lives matter!
The way I see it, there are many forms of addiction in this country and all over the world.
Donald Trump is the single most unqualified person to ever vie for the presidency of the United States.
I’m writing to express my support for Sam Medrano in his race for Arizona State Representative in District 5, which includes most of Mohave County and all of La Paz County.
Please get out and vote Tuesday.
Jean Bishop, Mohave County Supervisor District 4, has our back!
I am hearing another case of parental stupidity.
I made a sign for Mervyn Pitchfork Freedom to put in my yard.
Don’t panic if you find your dog food bag crawling with ants.
Kingman officials, shame on you.
I’m very concerned about all the teens who are attempting suicide or actually committing suicide.
A few weeks ago my wife and I were watching some show.
As CEO of Mohave Community Federal Credit Union, I’d like to thank our staff, members, as well as the Kingman community for your generous support toward our “Kicks for Kids” shoe drive.
Kingman Christian Church would like to offer a special thanks to the following businesses and individuals for their contributions to our playground building project...
Rick Armstrong, running for Kingman Supervisor Dist. 4 wants to “rein in spending.”
I just had an encounter with the new neighbor next door, not a pleasant thing to have.