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2017 Very Merry Parade Of Lights

Photos by Aaron Ricca KINGMAN – Whatever the reason for the season, hundreds – if not thousands – of people lined the streets to watch the 22nd Very Merry Parade of Lights on Beale Street Saturday night. Next to downtown’s flourishing dining, drinking and shopping environment, a continuous strain of unexplainably warm weather is a good bet on a contributing factor for the high turnout. December’s full moon provided a bit of ambient light to accompany the 50 floats, plus or minus a few stragglers and parade-bombers in between. The Kingman Downtown Merchants Association took the lead in making sure the stream of lights, cars, music and whatever else found its way into the Yuletide convoy kept the audience riveted. Many of the spectators came dressed in clothes ready to handle last year’s frigid temperatures. Most peeled off their winter jackets within minutes of finding a great spot to wave at Santa and get pelted with candy. A few hundred other folks headed a block back from Beale Street to City Hall for the 10th Annual Christmas Tree lighting. They were greeted with hot chocolate, Christmas music and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Following are the winners from the Very Merry Parade of Lights on Saturday: Best of Show: Kingman Animal Hospital Best Lighted Float: Kingman Boys and Girls Club Best Theme: Kingman Boys and Girls Club Best Lighted Vehicle: River Rock Oral Surgery Best Walking Group: Kingman Middle School band

Wrestling: Lee Williams Multi - Nov. 29, 2017

The Lee Williams High School wrestling team welcomed Mohave, Cactus and Lake Havasu high schools to town for a multi on Wednesday. Photos by Beau Bearden.

Boys soccer: Lee Williams at Kingman - Nov. 28, 2017

The Lee Williams High School boys soccer team opened its season Tuesday night with a 3-0 road win over rival Kingman High. Photos by Beau Bearden.

Girls soccer: Kingman at Lee Williams - Nov. 27, 2017

Sadie Serrano scored five goals for the second time in her career Monday night as the Lee Williams High School girls soccer team cruised to an 8-1 win over rival Kingman High at LWHS. Photos by Beau Bearden.

Boys basketball: Lee Williams at Kingman Academy - Nov. 21, 2017

The Lee Williams High School boys basketball team held on for a 45-44 win over Kingman Academy Tuesday night at KAHS. Lee Williams' A.J. Herrera led all scorers with 20 points, while Tyler Chinyere led the Tigers with 19 points. Photos by Beau Bearden.

Boys basketball: Kingman at Kingman Academy - Nov. 20, 2017

The Kingman High School boys basketball team defeated Kingman Academy 66-64 in double overtime Monday night. Photos by Beau Bearden.

Girls basketball: Kingman at Kingman Academy - Nov. 20, 2017

The Kingman Academy High School girls basketball team opened its season Monday with a 51-46 win over Kingman High School. Chloe Elliott led the Lady Tigers with 17 points, while Kingman's Courtney Mossor led all scorers with 21 points. Photos by Beau Bearden.

Lee Williams The Loft

The Lee Williams High School production of "The Loft" begins Thursday and continues through Saturday. Tickets are $5.

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Saturday was the 7th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event put on by the Kingman Cancer Care Unit. The route was mapped out by chalk footprints throughout downtown Kingman, starting at Bonelli House and eventually ending at Floyd’s and Co. on Beale street. (Photos by Claire Whitley/Daily Miner)

Kingman High School "Noises Off"

Kingman High School’s first production ‘Noises Off’ opened Thursday evening, continues through Saturday.

Lee Williams football vs. Bradshaw Mountain - Oct. 13, 2017

The Lee Williams High School football team dropped a 35-15 loss Friday to Bradshaw Mountain. Vols quarterback AJ Hererra rushed for a touchdown and threw an 80-yard score to Paul Giglio. Photos by Beau Bearden.

Military convoy at Veterans Memorial Park - Oct. 9, 2017

More than 65 trucks, jeeps and other military vehicles stopped Monday at Veterans Memorial Park as part of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s 2016 Route 66 Convoy from Chicago to Los Angeles. Photos by Hubble Ray Smith.

2017 Pink Heals Block Party

KINGMAN – The crowds were out Friday night, and the block between Fourth and Fifth downtown was pink. Beale Street was blocked off Friday night for the Pink Heals Block Party. There was a Hot Wheels race, bean bag tosses, line dancing and all-around good fun to be had downtown. There was also a silent auction of several local items, and vendors, decked out in pink, littered the street. All funds raised will go directly to Kingman Caner Care Unit to help all kinds of cancer needs.

Cardinals vs. 49ers - October 1, 2017

Larry Fitzgerald caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime Sunday to give the Arizona Cardinals an 18-15 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Photos by Beau Bearden.

2017 Alpaca Farm Days

The 12th annual Alpaca Farm Days was held over the weekend Alpacas of the Southwest’s farm east of Kingman. Nearly 500 people visited the farm on Saturday alone, the second of the three-day event. (Photos by Shawn Byrne/Daily Miner)

Kingman Academy vs. Parker - September 29, 2017

The Kingman Academy football team won in thrilling fashion Friday night, as quarterback Kekoa Makaiwi-Stroup found Gabe Imus for a touchdown as time expired to give the Tigers a 32-28 victory over Parker. Photos by Beau Bearden.

2017 Andy Devine Days Rodeo

KINGMAN – The wind died down enough for the Mohave County Fairgrounds not to be completely swirled in dust for the second half of the 33rd Annual Andy Devine Days Rodeo Sunday. Local community organization The Kingsmen helped make the event a blast for thousands of rodeo fans and competitors on both Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. During opening ceremonies, rodeo announcer Bob Edmonds addressed the crowd and scoffed at the increasing number of NFL players who have been taking a knee during the national anthem. He firmly stated that at the rodeo, everybody stands – to which the crowd erupted in cheer. After a prayer, country singer Shari Rowe, who played at the 100 Club VIP party the night before, belted out ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ loud enough to be practically heard across town. Some local veterans were honored for their service. Dalace Beiswenger was crowned 2018 Rodeo Queen and Angela Bernal 2018 Teen Queen. After the pomp and circumstance, the roping, racing and riding began. Nearly $24,000 in prize payoffs were awarded and the following rodeo contestants took first in their respective categories: Kyle Charley of Lukachukai, Arizona for Bareback Riding; Alex Wright of Milford, Utah for Saddle Bronc Riding; Rylan Wright of Heber City, Utah for Bull Riding; Tim Roberson of Marana, Arizona for Steer Wrestling; Taylor Santos of Creston, California for Tie Down Roping; Aaron Tsinigine of Tuba City and Ty Romo of Whiteriver, Arizona for Team Roping; Sherry Cervi of Marana for Barrel Racing and Taylor Nichols and Kaylie Atchley (no addresses listed) for Junior Barrel Racing. (Photos by Aaron Ricca)

2017 Andy Devine Days (Photos by Aaron Ricca/Daily Miner)

KINGMAN – The Downtown Historic District was jam-packed Friday evening and most of Saturday for the Andy Devine Days celebration. Most of the action was on Beale and Fourth streets. The festivities really kicked off with the Tractor Supply Company’s Human Strength Tractor Pull staged between Black Bridge Brewery and Floyd’s and Company Real Pit BBQ. The Jonathan Lee Band put on a concert worthy of a national headliner between Rickety Cricket and The Farmhouse. Just about any downtown business that was open was filled with curious and paying customers and the UniSource Energy Vendor Row arts, crafts and food would satisfy anyone from early Christmas shoppers to someone on drugs. Saturday’s Andy Devine Days Parade had 73 entrees and lasted a solid hour and a half. Beale Street was crawling with families enjoying food, beverages, mechanical bull rides and bungee jumping. The Miners Mineral Monument was officially dedicated and sealed, with time capsules and photos of those involved in the project placed inside. The cool autumn weather hit the spot and everyone seemed to have a blast before the frigid winds of fall and winter blow through.

Lee Williams football vs. Prescott - September 22, 2017

The Lee Williams High School football team dropped a 21-6 loss Friday to Prescott. Donnie Simms ran for 65 yards and a touchdown. Photos by Beau Bearden.