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Aaron Ricca

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Women encouraged to apply for 'Live Your Dream' award

If you’re a woman age 18 or older and could use some financial help, now is your chance.

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Where do cows go after the fair?

Beef is one of the top 6 industries in America

There are a lot of ranches near Kingman, and they’re all part of the beef lifecycle.

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Department of Corrections, Geo Group seek community advice

GEO Group and the Arizona Department of Corrections each want a good partnership with Kingman and held a Community Relations Advisory Board meeting at Calico’s Wednesday.

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Centennial Park tennis courts revitalized

A joint effort between the Kingman Tennis Club and the City of Kingman Parks and Recreation Department has granted tennis players a new surface to play on.

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Libertarians get the word out at Andy Devine Days Rally

Tucked inside Saturday’s downtown Andy Devine Days festivities was a little something called the Libertarian Party Rally.

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Hurricane Harvey relief isn’t over for local volunteers

Local veterans are still helping with the Hurricane Harvey clean-up effort in Texas.

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Deedra Abboud isn't your typical candidate vying for Sen. Flake's seat

A controversial U.S. Senate candidate and her friend, both American-born women and later Muslim converts, paid a visit to the Mohave County Fair in September.

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Fourth Street monument helps preserve Kingman’s mining history

Months of teamwork were finally recognized Saturday.

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Local author publishes book she wrote as a teen

A local writer dug up some teenage scribblings and turned them into a book.

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New attorney on board, judge tries to move Rector trial forward

A solid trial is still a ways off, but things could be moving forward soon in the first-degree murder case of James Justin Rector.

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Palo Christi’s future still unclear after City Council postponement

After lengthy but confusing discussion, the transfer of ownership of Palo Christi Elementary School from Kingman Unified School District to the ownership of the City of Kingman was postponed until October.

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Andy Devine Days Bring Community Together

The Mohave County Fair has just ended, but community get-togethers aren’t over. Kingman’s next big party starts Friday.

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Palo Christi Elementary School opened for the public to view its possibilities as a central city complex

The pitter-patter of feet were once again trampling the grounds of Palo Christi Elementary School Thursday afternoon.

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Sewage, water issues rear their heads at City Council

City Council will take a break from discussing new interchanges Tuesday and turn their focus elsewhere.

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The Mohave County Fair is here through Sunday

End of summer blustery winds didn’t stop hundreds of kids and a Who’s Who of Mohave County from putting the 2017 Mohave County Fair in motion Thursday morning.

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Forging future good wrenches: Understanding mechanics

Lee Williams High School offers students a chance to perfect their mechanic technique

A few lucky Lee Williams High School students occasionally go to class covered in grease and oil.

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KUSD, KAOL excited about new teacher certifcation program

The Arizona Board of Education has given the go-ahead to an alternative teacher certification program, and both Kingman Unified School District and Kingman Academy of Learning are stoked.

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Veterans at Sea get its boots on the ground in Texas

Members of the local non-profit Veterans at Sea are on site in Texas to help with relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.

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Community comes together to remember 9/11

KINGMAN – It was a last minute idea that blew into a great idea.

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Motorcade honoring last Hualapai Nation WWII Veteran

The Hualapai Nation Police Department and Kingman Patriot Guard Riders escorted Everett Manakaja Sr., the last living member of the Hualapai Nation to serve in World War II, who died Aug. 31, 2017

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A Kingman graduate recalls his experience at the Pentagon on 9/11

‘I’ll remember every hurt face I saw that day’

A 1995 Kingman High School graduate was mere meters away from where American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Historic committee, KUSD hosting Palo Christi open house

If you’ve never been inside Palo Christi Elementary School or would like to revisit old memories, then your chance is coming.

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Kids Triathlon gets to training early

About 70 kids and their parents got an early start Aug. 26 during the 11th Annual Kids Triathlon at the Downtown Pool.

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Kingman City Council hears Rancho Santa Fe options

Everyone needs to play nice. At least that’s what the Rancho Santa Fe Parkway subcommittee looking into the development of a Rattlesnake Wash interchange thinks about the possibility of the city adding two interchanges on Interstate 40.

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The Pill: Access and costs of birth control

Numerous contraceptives are available in the Kingman area.

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KRMC proposes solutions for Kingman Crossing

Despite a City Council vote last month to increase the TPT tax, some of which could be used on the Kingman Crossing project, Kingman Regional Medical Center is still willing to play ball in the Kingman Crossing game.

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Honoring Labor Day: Local community leaders reminisce about their first jobs

In honor of Labor Day, The Daily Miner reached out to local community leaders, business owners and artists to learn about their first jobs.

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Treating the Problem Part II: Mohave County needs options for treating addictions

With a Phoenix-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization looking to reach out to Mohave County, what treatment options are there for addicts, especially for those recently released from jail or prison?

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Drug and alcohol rehab recovery service eyes Kingman as place to offer help

A Phoenix-based drug and alcohol recovery service is looking at Kingman as a possible location for one of its Transitional Living Communities.

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A Monument to Miners: After being torn down in the '40s, it's being replaced

History will be remembered and preserved during this year’s Andy Devine Days in a few weeks.

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Brewing up new business downtown

Rickety Cricket Brewing officially fired up its kitchens Monday and according to owners Terry and Stacy Thomson, the place has been packed ever since.

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A Wish Comes True: Nathan Calderon, 6, gets sworn in as an officer with the Kingman Police Department

Words can’t express how a lucky little boy felt while being a Kingman Police officer for a day.

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Woodworking class gives students vocational skills

Students asked for better education and employment opportunities at the “Give the Youth a Voice” Town Hall event Aug. 8.

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College Baptist Church serves Cerbat Elementary children

College Park Baptist Church is continuing a streak of helping one of their biggest neighbors.

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Friends work to improve mountain trails

The trails at Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area are slowly being improved by a group of local mountain bikers.

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Rainy skies block out the eclipse

KINGMAN – Local optometrists were spared the pleasure of diagnosing at least a few expected seared retinas after yesterday’s bum of an eclipse.

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Cool Gun Talk At School

Safety and respect drive Kingman High School’s Sharpshooter’s Club

It’s been decades since people associated guns in school as a positive thing.

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Boys and Girls Club kids get to know RC airplanes

The Kingman RC Modelers Club is getting into the community service gig.

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Kingman Police memorializes K-9 officers

Kingman Police K-9 Amigo was remembered at a short service attended by KPD Chief Robert DeVries, Mayor Monica Gates, Vice Mayor Jen Miles and 30 fellow police officers, family members and supporters last week.

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American Woodmark Foundation donates $52,000 to Cerbat Elementary, JAVC

The American Woodmark Foundation donated $52,000 to local causes this week.

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Doggone good deal: Western Arizona Humane Society’s ‘Most Wanted PAWS’ program starts Monday

If you want a sweet deal on a dog, now’s your chance.

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Kingman Academy of Learning is in session

All schools are now in session.

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Statewide protest, #DontTreadOnAZ, draws few in Kingman

They were a small group among hundreds statewide.

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Last Chance to Sign up for GenK

Registration for Saturday's genK Community Collaboration Session today at 5 p.m.

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City well problems cause dead grass in parks

KINGMAN – The patches of dried grass aren’t going unnoticed by City of Kingman Parks and Recreation staff.

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Is the Lottery Worth It?

Are the $300 million national jackpots worth the money spent on tickets?

Whether you’re playing for fun, or dreaming of an easy retirement, lottery tickets are for both the bored and hopeful.

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Entries for this year’s fair coming due

If you’re gunning for that blue ribbon, you better get your fair entries in ASAP.

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Local high schoolers particpate in a youth town hall and present their own ideas

Kingman’s youth got their say in the Town Hall process.

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911 dispatchers have a lot to handle and are prepared to deal with anything

Communication Center Manager Deann MacLeod and Kingman Fire Chief Jake Rhoades want the public to know they have the 911 game under control.

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