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Former sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak Monday in Kingman

Larry Schiff is taking advantage of the campaign season like a college recruiter, bringing in another blue-chipper to speak to the Conservative Republican Club of Kingman at 11:15 a.m. Monday at DamBar and Steak House, 1960 Andy Devine Ave.

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Mohave County Planning & Zoning commissioner remembered for passion, knowledge

The Mohave County Planning and Zoning Commission celebrated the life of Commissioner Paul Selberg, who was killed April 21 in a boating accident on Lake Havasu, at the start of last week’s meeting.

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Mohave County Planning & Zoning approves fee increases

New fees and increasing others for Mohave County’s Development Services department were unanimously approved Wednesday by the Planning and Zoning Commission, and now will go back before the Board of Supervisors for recommended approval.

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County to lease St. Mary's parking lot for $1,000 a month

Mohave County will pay $1,000 a month for 10 years to use the parking lot of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which will be needed during construction of the new Mohave County Superior Courthouse, Judge Charles Gurtler said at Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Planners recommend Sundance heliport in White Hills

The plan is for 600 to 700 flights a month, or 20 to 30 a day.

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The 40th annual Kingman Festival of the Arts takes place at Metcalfe Park this weekend

Local artists will display their paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry and other crafts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

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Mohave County closes Deer Canyon Road due to fire threat

South Deer Canyon Road was closed Tuesday from Hualapai Mountain Road due to extremely dry weather conditions

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Mohave County Sheriff gets $75,000 for rifle suppressors

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office was approved Monday for $75,000 to buy rifle suppressors from Proforce Law Enforcement

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Regina Cobb defends vote against #RedforEd amendments

“On #RedforEd, there was no heavy lifting done here in Mohave County,” Morgaine said, adding that Cobb voted against all five amendments in the education funding.

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First marijuana dispensary opens in Kingman city limits

The first medical marijuana dispensary within city limits opened Tuesday between Bashas’ and the former Kmart on Andy Devine Avenue with nothing more than a makeshift banner identifying the place, but customers had no problem sniffing it out.

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County to apply for additional Mohave Valley water rights

Here are five agenda items of interest when the Mohave County Board of Supervisors meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.

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Main Street group seeks funding for art alleys

The downtown business district is looking better from the streets, and now the grassroots organization Kingman Main Street wants to beautify the alleys.

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Main Street group takes charge of First Friday

Barb Charon baked a batch of thick, chewy brownies and brought them to Kingman Main Street’s meeting Wednesday as a treat for the grassroots organization’s volunteers who are stepping up to boost downtown business.

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Pinion Pine Fire District assists with putting out Tinder Fire

Pinion Pine Fire Department sent a water tender engine and two firefighters to help battle the Tinder Fire southeast of Happy Jack near Payson, gaining experience and bringing in a little extra revenue.

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At Home on the Range: Get your bang for five bucks at Range Days this weekend

The second annual Kingman Range Days to be hosted by Mohave Sportsman Club begins 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Mile 7 Hill Range, 3155 W. Oatman Road, in Golden Valley.

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County wants Route 66 signage at Shinarump exit

Mohave County is asking the Arizona Department of Transportation to revise and replace signage at the Shinarump Drive exit off Interstate 40 to show Route 66 as a “principal destination” served by the interstate highway.

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Route 66 museum brings history to Fun Run

In his four years as a volunteer at Arizona Route 66 Museum, T.R. Srigley probably sees as many foreign tourists coming through the museum as Americans.

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Appeals court denies KAA motion to stop city's possession

The Arizona Court of Appeals in Phoenix declined a motion filed Tuesday by the attorney for Kingman Airport Authority to stop the City of Kingman from taking immediate possession of Kingman Airport and Industrial Park.

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KAOL teachers were back at work Monday

Nearly 1,500 students and 66 teachers went back to school Monday at Kingman Academy of Learning, one of a few Arizona school districts that have ended the #RedForED teacher walkout.

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New Hill Top owners plan 1950s-style motel renovation

As a kid, Makenzie Baker passed by the Hill Top Motel on Route 66 so many times without giving it nary a glance, other than noticing the cool neon sign and view from the pool.

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Route 66 Fun Run features Show and Shine, drive-in movie

The 31st annual Route 66 Fun Run takes place May 4-6, running 140 miles from Seligman to Topock, with participants coming to Kingman for a drive-in movie Friday and Show and Shine car show Saturday.

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Explosion rocks Pearl Street home

Two engines from Kingman Fire Department and medical personnel responded to a house fire in the 3700 block of Pearl Street Thursday afternoon.

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Motorists claiming road work causing damage

Mohave County’s Risk Management has received a number of requests for claim forms related to window chips, oil splashes and other vehicle damage from road work on Stockton Hill Road, Risk Management Director Byron Steward said Thursday.

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Dunkin’ Donuts on track for summer opening

Dunkin’ Donuts, Jersey Mike’s and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt will be among five tenants occupying a new commercial development at 3535 Stockton Hill Road, the brand director for Dunkin’ Donuts in Phoenix said Thursday.

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Kut-Ups welcome squares and line dancers to jubilee

Put on your dancing shoes for the 38th annual Route 66 Jubilee sponsored by Kingman Kut-Ups square dance club Saturday at St. John’ s United Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave.

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American Civil Liberties Union backs J’aime Morgaine in lawsuit against Rep. Paul Gosar

J’aime Morgaine, the woman who sued Rep. Paul Gosar for blocking her from his Facebook page, remains at the center of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in federal court.

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Spaghetti dinner to raise funds for Golden Valley fire victim

American Legion Post 22 of Golden Valley and the Golden Paradise Landowners are holding a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at 5505 Highway 68 to raise funds for Shannon Pemberton, who lost her home and three dogs to a fire on April 16.

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Murder trial for real estate agent's death on track for September

The first-degree murder trial for Alfredo Blanco, accused of killing real estate agent Sidney Cranston Jr., remains on track for Sept. 25, with a status conference set for May 29 and final management hearing set for Sept. 10.

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40,000 motorcycle riders will be swarming the area this coming weekend

Mother Road Harley Davidson to host a 3-day festival

A good portion of them will bust out of Laughlin and join the party at Mother Road Harley-Davidson dealership at 2501 Beverly Ave. for three days of live music, vendors, food trucks and a beer garden.

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Lewis resigns from NACFD board after appointments

The governing board of Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District filled two vacancies Thursday night, but now has another after Chairwoman Patty Lewis resigned her position.

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Earth Day: Bringing about the end of plastic pollution spearheads the efforts for this year’s celebrations

With her floppy hat blowing in 30 mph wind gusts, Denise Neath led two classes of Hualapai Elementary School third-graders on a tour of Dig It Community Garden Thursday, tying it into Earth Day celebrations Sunday.

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Father’s sentencing delayed in DUI death of 4-year-old son

Sentencing for Daniel Lynn Stuart, charged with aggravated DUI in the death of his 4-year-old son, has been postponed until May 31 to give attorneys time to consider new offers.

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County wants equitable Flood Control monies

The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1, with Supervisor Hildy Angius opposed, to explore potential solutions in collaboration with the cities that would address current trends in Flood Control revenue.

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Bank of America to close Kingman branch in July

The Bank of America branch at 2307 Stockton Hill Road will close July 31, and all employees and customers have been notified, a bank spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

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Things to do in the outdoors as the weather turns better

You’ll find 21 mountain ranges with nearly 150 canyons and probably 1,000 washes teeming with vegetation and wildlife, if you know where to go.

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Judge Moss gives Kingman possession of airport, industrial park

Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steve Moss ruled in favor of the City of Kingman Tuesday with an order granting the city immediate possession of Kingman Airport Authority.

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Three dogs perish in home destroyed by Golden Valley fire

The structure was a total loss, and investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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Davis Camp Park 10-year master plan approved

The 10-year master plan for Davis Camp Park was approved Monday by Mohave County supervisors to improve recreational offerings and bring in more money that can be used to spruce up community parks, a county official said.

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5 things to know | BOS: Update on Mohave County’s legal position in water transfer

KINGMAN – Here are five items of interest from the Mohave County Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mohave County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.:

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Corporation Commission candidates talk water, ethics

Two candidates running for Arizona Corporation Commission gave their reasons for why they would be the best choice to oversee the utility regulatory body at Wednesday’s Mohave Republican Forum.

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Community choir takes stage Saturday

Nothing gets the crowd singing like a rousing rendition of our national anthem, and that’s how the Mohave Community Choir will open “Celebrate America” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Harrison St.

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Councilman Yocum’s DUI trial delayed for 8th time

The jury trial for City Councilman Stuart Yocum, charged with driving under the influence in May 2017, has been continued until June 7 in Kingman Justice Court, according to a court clerk.

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Agencies express gratitude for their dispatchers

It’s people like Valerie Lester, senior dispatcher for Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, who are the initial point of contact for people in times of crisis and disaster.

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Congress candidate Delina DiSanto outlines campaign strategies for Kingman Democrats

DiSanto wants to preserve funding for the Affordable Care Act, continue to fund and support Planned Parenthood, and provide Medicare for everyone.

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Burro Creek shooter gets 22½ years for firing at kayakers

Button, 68, was found guilty by a jury March 5 on numerous counts of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct involving a weapon and endangerment.

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The Collings Foundation Tour brings WWII history to life at Laughlin-Bullhead City International Airport today through Friday

Reading books and watching movies about World War II doesn’t leave the indelible experience of shaking and rumbling in a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber on the runway or maneuvering the stick on a P-51 Mustang fighter.

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Fire services on a tight budget: Better Kingman Fire responses will come at a price

Firefighters were busy running around town putting out fires and responding to medical emergencies in 2017, according to Kingman Fire Department’s annual report.

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Democrat DiSanto targets ‘uncaring’ Gosar

“Paul Gosar does not advocate for our district and we’re all tired of him not representing us,” DiSanto said in a statement to the Daily Miner.

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5 tips for when buying a home

It’s a seller’s market out there and being prepared for the process is a must if you want to score your dream home

Melissa Ellico is looking for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in a nice neighborhood, so one of the first steps she took was enlisting a trustworthy real estate agent who knows the market.

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‘Missing in America’ veterans' remains to get escort to Prescott cemetery

Jamie Zorn was amazed by the thousands of people who lined State Route 89 last year to cheer on Patriot Guard Riders who escorted the unclaimed cremated remains of military veterans to Prescott National Cemetery.