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Governor is expecting fire season to be ‘challenging’

Gov. Doug Ducey is requesting double funding for this year’s wildfire season, seeking to go from $1 million to $2 million in Arizona’s wildfire prevention budget.

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Golden Valley water service takes a hike

The price of water is going up in Golden Valley to cover operating and maintenance costs after the Mohave County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved rate revisions for Golden Valley Improvement District at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

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County preparing to unhitch with 791 tax delinquent properties

Mohave County Treasurer Cindy Landa Cox is targeting January for the sale of 791 tax delinquent properties that continue to be a drag on her department budget.

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Borrelli bill for Industrial Hemp Program passes Arizona Senate

State Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, is working to create Arizona’s hemp industry with Senate Bill 1098, which was unanimously passed Feb. 15 by the Arizona Senate.

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Kingman Police experience a nearly 10-percent increase of calls in 2017

It was a relatively peaceful 2017 for Kingman Police Department with no homicides, but officers responded to 44,814 calls for service, a 9.2 percent increase from the previous year.

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NACFD board member sentenced, must vacate office

The case is closed on 81-year-old Victor Albert Riccardi Jr., providing he successfully completes three years of probation, pays $1,357 in restitution and vacate his position as board member of Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District.

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Judge to set Rector trial date at next hearing

Last week’s decision by prosecutors to withdraw the death penalty for Justin James Rector, who is accused of child kidnapping, rape and murder wasn’t well received by the public, but it’ll go a long way toward getting the trial started 3½ years after the crime was committed.

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Local crews assist at nearby fires

Yucca Fire District sent a wildland fire engine and three firefighters to help battle the 500-acre Gould Fire in Parker on Feb. 13, with the crew assigned to structure protection.

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Murder suspect's accomplice pleads guilty in Cranston case

William Glen Sanders has agreed to cooperate with Mohave County Attorney’s Office in testifying against his former friend, Alfredo Blanco, accused of first-degree murder of real estate agent Sidney Cranston Jr.

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Three things to do on President's Day

Other than mattress sales and special deals on new cars, President’s Day is probably one of the least celebrated U.S. holidays of the year.

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