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Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers for Christmas

After gifts have been opened and before dinner preparations begin this Christmas, share in the spirit of the season by volunteering to give someone else a holiday full of cheer and a stomach full of turkey, ham and mashed potatoes.

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Bringing about positive change through Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

EAP is experiential therapy, meaning that the activities associated with it involve actually doing something so as to evoke emotions.

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Readers’ Choice honors businesses with free awards

Winners are chosen based on community input, and are not required to pay any kind of fee to receive the award.

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Kingman Railroad Museum spreads locomotive knowledge to younger generations

“Trains are just magical,” Spurlock said. “If we can get younger children access to them, hopefully that love of trains and hobby will continue.”

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Winter water temperatures bring additional safety concerns

The National Parks Service reports the water temperatures at Lake Mead and Lake Mohave can drop to about 45 degrees in the winter months. The Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Bureau says on its website that Lake Havasu has an average water temperature of 59 degrees in December and 50 degrees in January.

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Kingman police utilize grants to better serve community

The department has also received a substantial grant in the amount of about $136,000 from the Department of Homeland Security for its bomb robot. KPD’s robot is two generations old, DeVries said, and a new robot can cost as much as $300,000 or more.

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Input from businesses to help develop chamber’s strategic plan

The survey asks businesses to provide some of the biggest challenges faced today, things that get in the way of success, and ways the community can improve quality of life.

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Rezone near Slaughterhouse Canyon Road returned to P&Z

Most concerning to some councilmembers, including Councilman David Wayt, was the notice given to the community about the possible rezone.

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Council ready to move Kingman forward

“I am extremely grateful to serve as Kingman’s mayor,” Miles said. “It is a high honor, and I will work diligently to carry out the responsibilities mindfully."

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New Council holds first meeting, Lingenfelter elected vice mayor

“I would like to say that it’s been a great honor and privilege to serve the community in this manner,” said exiting-Councilman Stuart Yocum. “It’s been a very rewarding experience and I’m very appreciative of the opportunity to serve in this capacity.”

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World AIDS Day: Fighting against HIV, supporting those affected

According to the 2017 HIV/AIDS epidemiology annual report from the Arizona Department of Health Services, there were an estimated 141 prevalent HIV cases in Mohave County in 2016 and 159 prevalent AIDS cases.

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Defendant arraigned in shooting death of Jessica Mae Orozco

Mohave County grand jurors indicted Richardson on one felony count of manslaughter, alleging that Richardson recklessly caused the death of Orozco on or about Oct. 27.

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Uber carjacking co-defendants plead guilty

The Las Vegas Uber carjacking case involving two people, Aveyon Lashawn Nevitt and Raitasha Antoinette Williams-Gardner, could be coming to a close now that both have entered guilty pleas and are awaiting judgement and sentencing.

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Kingman’s Relay for Life is Lighting for a Cure

“We’re hoping for a good turnout so we can spread the word, answer questions, and take a minute and reflect on those who have been affected by cancer,” Skousen said.

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New route, same festive excitement for the Very Merry Parade of Lights

Magical Beginnings was chosen as this year’s theme because of the revitalization, economic and otherwise, taking place in the City of Kingman.

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Industrial park signage discussions continue

Gary Kellogg, economic development director, said staff would begin looking at the feasibility of the project. However, he noted a few challenges, the first being cost.

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Hualapai Mountain Road KFC, Long John Silver’s closed

“It was a very tough decision but due to economics a necessary one,” Ogden wrote. “Let me assure you this closure was purely based on economics.”

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Kingman residents have until Monday to complete citizen survey

The City of Kingman is looking for input from residents to gain a better understanding of how the community feels about City-provided services and the prioritization of capital improvement projects.

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State files to designate robbery suspect’s charges as dangerous

The addendum filed with the court designated multiple of the charges faced by Milks as dangerous. The defendant entered a denial to the addendum.

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Walleck Ranch shooting suspect’s case in ‘holding pattern’

Lee Novak, counsel for the defendant, told the judge there wasn’t much to be done at Monday’s conference because the case is in a “holding pattern” due to waiting on a settlement conference.

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Discovery review continues in bridge-blocking case

According to Lindsay Smith, who represented the defendant Monday, defense counsel Nathan Best continues to review some 200 pages of disclosure. She said a plea offer has yet to be made.

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Enjoy the holidays while completing those to-do lists

Shopping season is in full swing now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the holidays are meant to be a time of celebration where people spend time eating, drinking and enjoying time with loved ones.

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Buy a light, help clothe a child

As the tree is lit at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, people can gather at the Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, 1001 Gates Ave.

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Much effort, much reward at Kingman Area Food Bank

Schmidt, along with Executive Director Catherine Walker, said age is no excuse when it comes to prospective volunteers. The evidence of that statement can be found simply by walking around the food bank, where one may come across 95-year-old volunteer Marian Young.

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Allowances increased for accessory structures, secondary dwellings

The proposed text amendment before commissioners was to remove that 10-percent limit to increase the allowable size of detached accessory structures in all residential zoning districts.

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Financial records needed in case of alleged $170,000 theft

Peacey’s next pretrial conference is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 19.

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Change of plea set for alleged Uber carjacker

Williams-Gardner has a change of plea hearing set for 3 p.m. Nov. 30.

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Juvenile probation division recognized for service to youths, community

This year’s award, in the category of Protecting Children, Families and Communities, was presented for the division’s work in two areas; the Opportunity School for education, and the Juvenile Health and Wellness Court for mental health services.

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City fights rumors with facts

The City of Kingman has recently started to address local rumors on its website and here are a few misconceptions heard throughout town the City wants to debunk.

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Rezone near Slaughterhouse Canyon Road could pave way for subdivision

Planning and Zoning commissioners unanimously approved the rezoning of a property off Slaughterhouse Canyon Road to allow for an approximate 47-home subdivision, but noted that there will be additional considerations before construction can begin.

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City prepares for new Council, tax rate

Kingman’s new City Council members will be sworn in Dec. 4, according to the City of Kingman.

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Former WAVE business manager pleads not guilty to felony theft charges

Long was in court for two cases. In the first she is facing three felony counts including theft, theft of a credit card and fraudulent use of a credit card.

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Whiskers and Wine presents a Cowboy Christmas

Tickets for the fundraiser, set for 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Grand Events Center, 515 E. Beale St., are $50 and available at the humane society located at 950 Buchanan St.

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City receives complaints, inquiries on shed setback requirements

The cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Flagstaff, like Kingman, do not require building permits for accessory structures less than 200 square feet. But Scottsdale requires Planning Services staff to review the site plan prior to accessory structure placement, and Flagstaff requires a zoning permit.

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Men arrested in narcotic bust arraigned

Darren Roy Hartwick is facing three felony counts including possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and child abuse by domestic violence.

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Discharging a firearm: it’s more than point and shoot

The Kingman Force on Force virtual range simulator requires critical thinking to make it through active-shooter scenarios

“At the range, normally you shoot at paper, you can’t even move too much,” Luca Zanna, owner of Force on Force, said. “Here, now for the first time, you can shoot in situations that are realistic."

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KAA litigation, audit costs City $328,000

“We have a second case that we proceeded with that was against the attorneys for KAA as well as the KAA board,” Cooper said. “And that was the fact that the City was arguing that they were liable for the uses of the moneys that they are using to pay for the defense of this case.”

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Council declines to extend manufactured home allowances

When asked by the mayor about how many south-side parcels would be affected by any change, Principal Planner Rich Ruggles said there are about 40 undeveloped parcels that could house manufactured homes should the ordinance be changed.

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Operation Christmas Child: Give a gift, secure a smile

Children look forward to opening gifts on holidays and birthdays while their parents and loved ones relish smiling faces as packages are unwrapped. However, some children around the world have never had a gift to open, a sad fact that Operation Christmas Child works year-round to correct.

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Friendships develop, and remain, through service

College freshmen have been known to get homesick, as for some it is their first long-distance experience away from friends and family. But there is a group of people who travel even further from what they know and go longer without seeing their loved ones: military personnel.

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Intersection at Fourth and Beale now a four-way stop

Residents will likely notice a change in traffic control at Fourth and Beale streets while driving downtown from this point forward, as that intersection will be a four-way stop starting Wednesday.

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Why Prop 413? The minds behind it give their answer

Cody Swanty, Tony Campbell and Dan Del Monaco, three of the men who spearheaded efforts for the Responsible Sales and Use Tax Act, thank the community for its support of a measure they say had a sole purpose of giving voters a voice.

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Veteran homelessness: County partnerships ready to end it

“The 30 years I’ve been in Mohave County, and working with Mohave County the last 28 years in these programs, this is the best time as far as resources,” Wolf explained.

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Deana Nelson sets priorities as councilmember

Deana Nelson, one of the City’s recently elected councilmembers, says she never thought she would be in the political arena but is looking forward to serving Kingman.

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Propositions 412, 413 get approval from voters

Two city propositions went to the voters at Tuesday’s general election, and the electorate of Kingman voted to pass both Proposition 412, the Home Rule Option, and Proposition 413, the Responsible Sales and Use Tax Act.

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Nelson, Watkins join Keener on Council

Voters have weighed in to determine the makeup of Kingman’s next City Council, which according to general election results, will see Deana Nelson, Ken Watkins and SueAnn Mello Keener occupying the three vacant seats.

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Masquerade Gala to benefit Beale Street Theater

“We’re trying to create events that are fun for the community and that make them want to come join us and help us renovate,” Brandt said.

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Additional charges brought against Dollar General burglary suspect

The third case for which Allison was arraigned on Monday deals with an alleged armed robbery in the 5000 block of West Highway 68 in Golden Valley on or about June 3.

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She covered Mr. Freeze’s mobile and dressed Poison Ivy, now she’ll be teaching The Club for YOUth how to sew

Staying true to its goal of keeping the mind active and preparing members for successful futures, the Club for YOUth is now taking applications from its members for a new sewing program set to start in January.

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