The Kingman Daily Miner Logo
Trusted local news leader for Kingman, Arizona & Mohave County
9:20 AM Fri, Feb. 22nd

Back to profile

Hubble Ray Smith

Stories by Hubble Ray

Tease photo

New shelter manager focuses on healthy animals, more adoptions

New director joins the pack

It’s those wet, sloppy kisses that Nicole Mangiameli gets from the dogs at Kingman Animal Shelter that make her day.

Tease photo

Presbyterian church donates to food bank to help struggling families

Linda Schall-Rhodes was determined to make the annual food drive a success for Kingman Presbyterian Church, picking up the workload her late husband had handled until he passed in May.

Tease photo

Government shutdown or not, Grand Canyon remains open to visitors

The government might shut down, but the Grand Canyon will remain open to the millions of visitors who come to Arizona each year to take in the spectacular natural wonder, many of them stopping through town for gas, food and lodging.

Tease photo

Pumpkin pie takes prize as Americans’ favorite Christmas treat

The timeless candy cane was No. 1 in Arizona, though only 9 percent of all U.S. respondents chose it as their favorite.

Tease photo

Deaf Santa pays visit to kids with special needs at La Senita School

It's important for children to be aware of other children's special needs and communicate with them, teacher says.

Tease photo

Engineering contract denied for road improvement in Golden Valley

Several property owners in Malibu Road Improvement District complained to Mohave County Board of Supervisors about an increase in the estimate for design and engineering services.

Tease photo

Wallace could serve more time for aggravated circumstances

Use of dangerous weapon during first-degree burglary, emotional harm to family, age and health of victim are among the jury's considerations.

Tease photo

Rector agrees to plead guilty to first-degree murder of Bullhead City girl

Justin James Rector changed his plea Tuesday to guilty of first-degree murder of 8-year-old Bella Grogan-Cannella in September 2014, accepting the state’s plea agreement in exchange for dismissing two other felony charges of kidnapping and child abuse.

Tease photo

Supervisors appoint Ursenbach as economic development director

Johnson votes against hiring the director because the county has no “vision” for economic development.

Tease photo

Wallace convicted of second-degree murder, burglary, auto theft

Buddy O’Brian Wallace was convicted Monday of second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and theft of means of transportation, spared from the first-degree premeditated murder charge sought by the state’s prosecution.

Tease photo

Jury goes to deliberation on Wallace first-degree murder trial

Closing arguments were heard Friday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial of Buddy O’Brian Wallace, and the jury was expected to deliberate into the evening and possibly return Monday for further deliberations.

Tease photo

County economic development director job goes before supervisors

Mohave County could get a new economic development director if the Board of Supervisors approves the hiring of Tami Ursenbach at an annual salary of $80,246.

Tease photo

Desert beauty ranges from Monolith Garden rocks to Sonoran cactus

Most people see the desert as a barren wasteland of cactus and sand, but if you take the time to look around, its beauty surrounds you.

Tease photo

Wallace murder trial starts out with testimony about footprints

Sheriff's officers recount tracking the footprints from a nearby road to the travel trailer home of murder victim known as "Veteran Johnny."

Tease photo

Democrats gather toys for foster children served by CASA Council

More than 800 foster children are living in Mohave County and the number is growing by the day, said Beverly Siemens, president of CASA Council.

Tease photo

Jury selected for Buddy Wallace first-degree murder trial

Judge dismisses several prospective jurors for religious beliefs, police bias, medical reasons and financial hardships.

Tease photo

Arizona gas prices 40 cents above national average, but on the decline

While the national average is around $2.41 a gallon for regular gas, Arizona is closer to $2.80, according to GasBuddy.com.

Tease photo

‘Twilight’s Last Gleaming’

Author Ronnow writes novel about surviving electrical shutdown

Dane Ronnow started monkeying with the idea of writing his first thriller novel a couple years ago when he wondered what would happen if the nation’s electrical grid was wiped out.

Tease photo

Author Ronnow writes novel about surviving electrical shutdown

In "Twilight's Last Gleaming," North Korea and Iran join forces with a goal of shutting down America's electrical grid and its national infrastructure.

Tease photo

Dolan Springs group to raffle Joshua tree-dotted land as fundraiser

You can own a piece of land with spectacular scenery in this rural town for as little as $20 and contribute to a worthy cause at the same time.

Tease photo

ACA enrollment steady even with no penalty, higher premiums

The penalty for not having mandated medical insurance has been eliminated, and premiums for plans through the Affordable Care Act have increased from the start of the program, but it hasn’t affected enrollment in Arizona, an insurance executive said Friday.

Tease photo

VFW’s Pearl Harbor Day ceremony brings out patriotic small crowd

About two dozen patriots showed up at VFW Post 3516 on an appropriately cloudy and rainy Friday afternoon to pay tribute to the 2,403 people who lost their lives when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Tease photo

Pearl Harbor Day pays tribute to 2,403 people who died in the attack

Kingman resident Bob Campbell joined the U.S. Navy shortly after the bombing and went to the same Naval Aviation school as President George H.W. Bush.

Tease photo

Drought continues, but El Nino could bring temporary relief

Climatologist Nancy Selover said 2018 was an "ugly year" and one of the driest on record for Arizona.

Tease photo

Supervisors extend 15-acre farmland lease with Wakimoto Farms

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a lease extension with Wakimoto Farms for 15 acres of farm land in the Mohave Valley Irrigation and Drainage District for $60 an acre at Monday’s regular board meeting.

Tease photo

VFW plans gun salute, flag retirement for Pearl Harbor Day

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3516 will memorialize Pearl Harbor Day with a four-gun, 12-round salute at noon Friday at the post, 2826 Wikieup Ave.

Tease photo

Justin James Rector wants to represent himself at trial

Judge explains ramifications of facing first-degree murder charge and the importance of making informed decisions.

Tease photo

Supervisors approve $4 million expansion of Kingman library

Scope of project includes renovation of existing library building and addition of 11,500 square feet.

Tease photo

Post office, other federal offices closed for Bush funeral services

President Donald Trump declares Wednesday as national day of mourning for 41st President of the United States.

Tease photo

Employee complaints against Mohave County won’t be made public

Supervisors want to protect identity of employees who launched complaints against Mohave County Development Services.

Tease photo

Perfect Christmas tree is whatever catches your eye and does the job

Look for a tree that's the right size for your home, smells fresh and has strong limbs to support ornaments.

Tease photo

Supervisor wants documents from employee complaint investigation

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors will discuss and take possible action to direct staff to obtain and release all documents, backup materials and exhibits from an investigation into employee complaints against Mohave County Development Services and building department operations.

Tease photo

Cerbat, Mohave Valley landfill fees may be adjusted for inflation

Gate fees are based on costs incurred by Gambi Disposal and Mesa Disposal to operate the landfill.

Tease photo

Kingman turquoise valued around the world for its quality, colors

Mineral Park is the last fully operational turquoise mine in the United States.

Tease photo

Community Services holding home maintenance workshop

Mohave County Community Services is holding a home maintenance workshop Wednesday in partnership with Home Depot and UniSource Energy Services, teaching homeowners how to save money on utility bills through weatherization improvements.

Tease photo

Back to square one after NACFD fire chief applicants fail assessment

The board will have to advertise again or go with a different interim chief to get battalion chief Tim King back on the job.

Tease photo

Johnson unhappy with improvement work at Mohave Valley park

County supervisor supports development of the community park, but not at the expense of taxpayers.

Tease photo

Mt. Tipton VFW plans holiday party for Kids Against Dumb Stuff

Hot dogs and chips will be served, and people are encouraged to bring baked goodies for the dessert buffet.

Tease photo

Winds and rain forecast for coming days, then dip in temperatures

Quarter-inch to half-inch of rain could fall on Thursday, and winds could gust 30-45 mph.

Tease photo

Judge Moss to decide claims over KAA lawsuit expenses

The City of Kingman wants the law firm hired by the airport authority to repay more than $400,000 allocated for the lawsuit.

Tease photo

Winds and rain forecast for coming days, then dip in temperatures

Gusty winds and rain are in the forecast as a winter storm approaches areas of northwest Arizona, southern Nevada and southeast California, the National Weather Service reported Tuesday.

Tease photo

Rector murder trial still on track for April, hearing delayed one week

Prosecutor blames defense for not providing names of expert witnesses to be called upon at trial.

Tease photo

County assessor to adjust land with farming wells at higher values

Valuation has been a challenge for wells that cost around $1 million and are being appraised at one-fourth that value.

Tease photo

Blanco murder trial postponed until January for logistical reasons

Judge Lambert declared a mistrial in September and had rescheduled it for Nov. 27, but approved an order to continue the trial.

Tease photo

Judge affirms Dec. 11 trial date for accused murderer Wallace

Mohave County Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert affirmed the start of the jury trial for accused murderer Buddy O’Brian Wallace for Dec. 11, with a final hearing on evidence disclosure set for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 5.

Tease photo

Giving Tuesday appeals to America’s holiday spirit of generosity

Now that you’ve run up your credit card on Black Friday, shopped small on Saturday and ordered online for Cyber Monday, it’s time to dig a little deeper for Giving Tuesday.

Tease photo

Watson gets appointed to water authority board over newcomer Gould

County Supervisor Angius felt Watson's involvement in local water issues was important to serving on the board.

Tease photo

New supervisor votes against petitions for county road maintenance

Ron Gould questions cost to county for tertiary road maintenance and the extent of work promised.

Tease photo

University of Minnesota solar race cars donated to Kingman museum

One of the cars cost $175,000 to develop and raced in Sunrayce 93 from Texas to Minnesota.

Tease photo

Cattle causing problems on private property, rural roadways

Town hall meeting addresses laws and citizens' concerns about open-range grazing on BLM land leases.

Prev