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Aaron Ricca

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Kingman Middle School now offers a culinary arts course, and there is a waiting list

Kingman High School has been at it for years, and now Kingman Middle School is joining in on the culinary experience.

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The Railroad Museum gets a bath

The Kingman Railroad Museum on Route 66 isn’t being prepped for a paint job, but the train depot was being given much needed power wash Monday morning.

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Ranger helicopter on the Loose, aids agencies

The Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Ranger helicopter assists from the sky

You’ve probably seen it hovering in the skies over Kingman.

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Small fire in Hualapais quickly controlled

The Hualapai Mountains may have looked a bit smoky Friday morning.

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City Council denies AECOM contract

Kingman City Council denied Tuesday a proposed contract modification to AECOM Technical Services contract, which could lead to the Kingman Crossing and Rancho Santa Fe Parkway projects to be joined together.

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Kingman eatery hosts Veterans Honor Post

One local veteran has found a way to let other vets recognize their service at a local eatery and watering hole.

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Splash Pad is temporarily closed

The Splash Pad at Cecil Davis Park is out of commission – for now.

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Kingman is finding ways to reuse treated water

Kingman is looking to reuse water

The City of Kingman’s water treatment facilities already reuse solid waste for compost and are looking for a way to recycle the liquid waste, too.

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It’s time to talk to teens about sex

Mohave County Department of Public Health seeking to educate about teen pregnancy

In 2015, the teen birth rate in Mohave County was 10 percent higher than the national average.

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Lietz-Fraze sent out 200 gift bags

First responder and medical agencies throughout the county got ‘Christmas in July’ Tuesday.

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Drilling team rescues two during flood

A rained-out workday turned into a spontaneous swift-water rescue for a local well-drilling crew Tuesday.

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Going back to school is a team excercise

Kingman Unified School District started the school year off with the usual whirlwind of chaos Wednesday.

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KUSD battling against unpaid student lunches

Kingman Unified School District had to bite the bullet on about $30,000 in unpaid student meals last year.

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Arizona woman killed in U.S. 93 crash

KINGMAN – A woman was killed and two people injured in a three-vehicle collision on U.S. 93 Monday afternoon.

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Compost in city parks and golf courses saves the money on fertilizer, reduces water usage

Your feces is making Kingman a prettier place to live – and saves the city money.

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Hualapai Mountain fire kept to a minimum

A lighting strike is to blame for starting a small fire in the Hualapai Mountains Saturday.

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Southbound 93 closed near mile marker 29

Southbound U.S. Highway 93 near mile post 29 south of Temple Bar Road has been closed due to a crash.

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Hualapai Nation K-9 officer laid to rest

The Hualapai Nation Police Department has announced the loss of their K-9 Officer Amigo.

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The first drive into town could be the key to making travelers stay for awhile

What’s it going to take to make downtown more pleasing to the eye and the soul for locals and tourists?

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Back to School for KUSD students

Wednesday is the first day of school

It seems like summer fun is winding down before it even began.

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Kingman Crossing gets the go-ahead with resolution from City Council

There’s still no formal timeline, but the Kingman Crossing project is slowly inching along.

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Neighborhood Watch Can Have Your Back

Law enforcement can’t be everywhere at once, and some residents have taken the initiative to keep an eye on their neighborhoods.

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Military/Veteran Women's expo at KRMC deemed successful

There was a solid turnout of about 60 women veterans at the 2017 Arizona Military/Veteran Women’s Expo Saturday.

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Is it possible to create a bike-friendly Kingman?

Kingman isn’t exactly known for its bike friendly atmosphere, but could that change?

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Mighty Mud Mania: The winners got down and dirty

The ominous thunderheads to the east stayed just far enough away on the horizon to allow Thursday’s 39th Annual Mighty Mud Mania to run its full duration.

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No serious injuries at Smith’s fire

A motorcycle was charred during a fire at the Smith’s Food and Drug gas station on Stockton Hill Road Thursday afternoon.

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KUSD Board OKs budget

The Kingman Unified School District Governing Board signed off on a fiscal year 2018 budget at their July meeting Tuesday evening.

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Memorial fund set up for stricken family 4-year-old boy killed Thursday

Well-wishers have already reached out to help the family of 4-year-old Dustyn Thomas Carley following his tragic death Thursday.

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KRMC hosts health expo for female military veterans Saturday

Women military veterans will have an opportunity to mingle this weekend.

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Fire at Smith's leaves no serious injuries

A motorcycle was charred during a fire at the Smith’s Food and Drug gas station on Stockton Hill Road Thursday afternoon.

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Mexican cartel activity in Golden Valley

The drug bust that netted nearly $50,000 worth of methamphetamines and heroin in Golden Valley Monday has ties to major international drug trafficking organization, the Sinaloa Cartel.

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Splash Pad lacking community care

Summer fun will soon be winding down, and so will the Splash Pad if people don’t take better care of it.

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Have some dirty fun at the 39th Mud Mania Thursday

The City of Kingman Parks and Recreation Department will host its 39th Annual Mighty Mud Mania starting 10 a.m. Thursday at Firefighter’s Memorial Park, giving hundreds of children, teens and adults an excuse to get down and dirty.

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Last wishes: People have made odd requests at the end

Most funerals and burials requests are solemn, quiet and civil as part of the celebration of one’s life. Others, not so much.

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Move On ‘Potluck in the 'Pais’ a successful community cookout

There was copious amounts of food at MoveOn.org’s ‘Potluck in the Pais’ Resistance Summer Community Cookout July 2.

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Nation of Patriots to rumble through Kingman

Get ready for more motorcycle rumbling this week, and don’t be afraid to show support.

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Kingman military members honored with banners waving downtown

Patriots and spectators flooded Metcalfe Park Tuesday morning to kick off Independence Day celebrations by officially recognizing the addition of military banners honoring local service members.

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A walk to remember raises veteran suicide awareness

It’s going to be a long walk, but for a good cause.

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TIKI Bandits bring the crowd

Local surf-rock band TIKI Bandits had Sportsmans Club packed Friday night.

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Dogs get a day at the spa

The fur was flying and as of about 10 a.m., about 25 dogs had passed through The Paw Spa at 206 E. Beale St.

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Butler neighborhood ravaged by fire

Another massive blaze sent plumes of smoke billowing into the Kingman skyline Sunday afternoon.

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KFD, KPD and MCSO work with National Guard for a day of interoperability response

These are dangerous times we’re living in, and someone has to watch our backs.

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Tough competition during FIRST Robotics final

The competition was fierce, but fun.

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Democratic cookout hopes to celebrate diversity

As the age, ethnic, and education demographics in Kingman continue to shift, so does the political landscape.

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Toastmasters celebrate three-year anniversary with open house

Kingman Area Toastmaster’s members invites the public to their open house Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Children explore robotics during week-long summer camp

First Lego League offers children a chance to learn about robotics during week-long summer camp

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math might be intimidating for many students, but a popular toy could help quell the anxiety.

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UPDATE: Bulldog fire still under investigation

Several agencies responded to fire at Bulldog Disposal Monday

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Warbird Races draws crowds to airport runway

There was plenty of remote controlled airplane traffic at the Kingman Airport Saturday.

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Another fire for Bulldog

Numerous agencies responded Monday afternoon to a massive fire at Bulldog Disposal and Recycling at 2800 E. Andy Devine Ave.

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When You Absolutely, Positively Need To Know The Correct Temperature

Kingmanites Don’t Have Far To Go To Know When It’s Hot

As hands sear at the touch of hot steering wheels, sandals stick to sidewalks glued by melted gum and temptations to bake cookies on dashboards swarm the imagination, we pass daily arrogant reminders of how hot Arizona summers are.