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A snapshot of Kingman’s 2018

It’s the end of 2018. Many events happened that helped shaped the world, country, state and community. Here are the top photos of the year reporters captured of various events and news stories that happened in Kingman. Photos were taken by Vanessa Espinoza, Travis Rains, Hubble Ray Smith, Beau Bearden and Claire Whitley of the Daily Miner.

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January 30 – The Hualapai Mountains a popular attraction for camping, hiking and picnicking. Mountain bikers also have the opportunity to enjoy the Hualapai Mountains with numerous available trails. (Photo by Travis Rains/Daily Miner)

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February 26 – Nick Hont, a civil engineer who was formerly director of Mohave County Development Services, stands at the Monsoon Park water detention basin at Eastern and Southern avenues where he wants to put in an injection well to help recharge the Hualapai Valley Basin aquifer. (Photo by Hubble Ray Smith/Daily Miner)

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March 24 – Kayla Crowe, MCC student held her sign high at the March for Our Lives protest in Kingman, Saturday. Crowe said if we do need assault rifles to protect ourselves from foreign invasion then lets leave that to the trained military professionals. (Photo by Vanessa Espinoza/Daily Miner)

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April 18 – Hualapai Mountain Park is Kingman’s shining jewel, a county park just a few miles outside of town covering 2,300 acres with elevations from 6,000 to 8,000 feet. (Photo by Hubble Ray Smith/Daily Miner)

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April 26 – Emily Baker, then counselor at Lee Williams High School, now at Kingman High School, stands under the hot sun, with her #REDforED sign advocating for more education funding for the state of Arizona. Over 350 Kingman educators stood along Stockton Hill Road holding signs, waving and cheering. (Photo by Vanessa Espinoza/Daily Miner)

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May 10 - A fire broke out Thursday afternoon on the 2900 block of East Snavely Avenue. The "explosions" neighbors heard were a result of pressurized containers becoming overheated. (Photo by Vanessa Espinoza/Daily Miner)

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May 12 – Motherhood is one of the hardest jobs in the world. It’s painful, it’s emotional, it’s stressful, and it is one of the most important jobs. That’s why today is the day to celebrate and appreciate and enjoy your mother. The Finch-Brown family, clockwise from top left: Briley Faith Brown, Sherrie Finch, Crystal Finch Brown, and Lainee Grace Brown. (Photo by Claire Whitley/Daily Miner)

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May 14 – World War II veteran Gilbert De la O and his wife, Jo Ann, have lived in Golden Valley for about six years. De la O was drafted in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946. (Photo by Hubble Ray Smith/Daily Miner)

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May 23 – Wednesday night was a special moment for the 2018 senior class of Lee Williams High School. Friends, family, teachers, faculty and even President Donald Trump (portrayed by Kael Juelfs) was in attendance for the ceremony. (Photo by Vanessa Espinoza/Daily Miner)

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June 4 – A brush fire broke out in the foothills at the end of Jagerson Avenue in Northwest Kingman Monday afternoon. More than 16 firefighters helped extinguish the fire, and one firefighter from Pinion Pines was treated and released with heat exhaustion. (Photo by Travis Rains/Daily Miner)

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June 21 – Keith Klamrowski and his dog, Brownie, enjoy a Wednesday afternoon at Lewis Kingman Park. Currently Kingman’s only dog park, City staff recently completed a third area for dogs. (Photo by Travis Rains/Daily Miner)

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July 13 - Hundreds of children and adults gathered at Firefighters Memorial Park Thursday for Mighty Mud Mania. (Photo by Travis Rains/Daily Miner)

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July 17 – Jeremiah Grant Peacey, background, watches authorities leave his property July 17. Peacey has been accused of taking a suitcase containing about $170,000. In June, a Valle Vista woman reported leaving the cash-filled suitcase on the bottom of a shopping cart at Walmart. (Photo by Beau Bearden/Daily Miner)

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July 31 – Water pipes are lined up in the desert near Kingman Airport where a California nut farmer is preparing about 500 acres for cultivation. (Photo by Hubble Ray Smith/Daily Miner)

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August 30 - Miles described herself as excited and honored to be elected to serve as Kingman’s next mayor, adding a “special thank you” to everyone who voted and those who assisted her in Tuesday’s victory. (Photo by Travis Rains/Daily Miner)

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September 29 – Beale Street was filled with people watching with a smile on their faces of the different organizations and community members in the Andy Devine Days parade. (Photos by Vanessa Espinoza/Daily Miner)

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September 30 – The 34th Annual Andy Devine Days Rodeo was full of boots, horses, sheep, and raving fans in the stands cheering as they saw contestants put their lives on the line in a competitive sport. Contenders from different areas of the southwest competed in the rodeo for their last chance to qualify for National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. (Photo by Vanessa Espinoza/Daily Miner)

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October 2 – Adison Leo won Rodeo Queen during the 34th annual Andy Devine Days Rodeo, which was held Saturday and Sunday. She comes from a lineage of rodeo royalty. Her mother, Tiffany Leo, and grandmother, Sue Olson, have each been rodeo royalty in the past. (Photo by Vanessa Espinoza/Daily Miner)

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December 20 - Ernest Scaff, who plays the role of the “pinch-penny squeezer,” said the performance shows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a “crotchety old man” whose selfish ways are transformed with the help of some “friendly Christmas spirits.” By the end of the performance, Scaff said, Scrooge has learned his lesson. (Photo by Travis Rains/Daily Miner)