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Vanessa Espinoza

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UniSource provides grants to local nonprofits

UniSource Energy Services provides more than power. They awarded $80,000 in grants to 39 nonprofit organizations in Coconino, Mohave, Navajo, Santa Cruz and Yavapai counties.

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KHS Bulldogs keep getting contributions after fundraiser

The Kingman High School Athletics department received a tremendous amount of donations during the Graves U-Haul First Responder’s Luncheon.

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Quilt fundraiser raffle Saturday to breast cancer program

Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s the perfect time to get a blanket and bundle up on the couch. Connie’s Quilters Hide-A-Way is hosting its “Quilt Pink for Life” raffle for the Kingman Regional Medical Center breast cancer program.

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Dreams of Flight: Young Eagles rally gives children the opportunity to flex their wings

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 765 is hosting the Young Eagles rally Saturday where young people ages 8 to 18 have the chance to learn about aviation and fly in a plane for free.

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Kingman Unified School District negotiates Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claim

Kingman Unified School District school board approved at Tuesdays school board meeting for Superintendent Roger Jacks to go forth on negotiating an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claim with the school lawyers.

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WACOG offers free classes for seniors

As you live life, it teaches you lessons. The more you age the more you know but someone can never stop learning.

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KUSD Superintendent Roger Jacks announces his retirement after 10 years in position

A decade at KUSD

He is the face of Kingman Unified School District; and has been for 10 years. Throughout the years, he has worked toward improving education and establishing relationships. However in June 2019, he will no longer be KUSD Superintendent Roger Jacks.

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Janet Watson: breast cancer survivor, moral supporter

She felt a lump on her breast and knew it wasn’t normal. Her primary care doctor couldn’t find anything, so she decided to take a diagnostic mammogram to see if something was truly there.

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100 has never looked so good

She has lived for 36,526 days; 5,218 weeks; 1,200 months; 100 years. Kingmanite Helen Dorothy Cardeccia celebrated her 100th birthday among friends and family Thursday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center. Not everyone gets to live to be 100 years old and Dorothy certainly didn’t think she’d reach her centennial.

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How is your school doing? School grades released

Students aren’t the only ones to receive grades. Schools get graded every year, and those report cards from Arizona’s State Board of Education for 2017-2018 are out.

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Friends of Valle Vista library hold book, bake sale Saturday

The Friends of Valle Vista Library is holding its Fall Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at 7264 Concho Drive.

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WCMS received water damage, classes resume Monday

Hurricane Rosa brought damage to different areas around town, including some of the schools.

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Gov. Doug Ducey wants to “secure Arizona’s future”

“In Arizona, under Obamacare, we’ve gone from 24 providers in our state to just one provider in 14 out of our 15 counties. And it’s really that lack of competition that’s causing these price increases in terms of deductions and premiums.”

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Confrontation at Garcia town hall in Kingman

Gubernatorial candidate David Garcia held a town hall Thursday in Kingman and during the town hall an audience member, Steve Robinson, director of the Republican Party for District 1, was allegedly chased out of the auditorium by campaign staff.

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Garcia talks education, border security and opioids in town hall

Gubernatorial candidate David Garcia held a town hall Thursday at the Kingman High School auditorium, 4182 N Bank St.

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Snugs and Hugs: women crocheting for the community, one scarf at a time

Made with love in every stitch, a group of about 15 women get together to crochet scarves, beanies, socks, and even toys to donate to various organizations around town.

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Cops vs. firefighters fundraiser raised over $3k

St. Jude 7th annual Cops vs. Firefighters Night was Wednesday at Chili’s. Both law enforcement entities teamed up to raise money for the organization.

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Congressional candidate David Brill concerned with state of education in Arizona

David Brill, Democratic congressional candidate running against incumbent Rep. Paul Gosar for Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, gave his take on the state of education in Arizona and its rural areas while in town Monday.

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Friendly competition between firefighters and police during fundraiser for St. Jude

The Air methods helicopter made an impressive figure in the Home Depot parking lot at 3860 Stockton Hill Rd. Wednesday evening.

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Hug an alpaca during 13th annual Alpaca Farm Days

Alpacas of the Southwest is holding its 13th annual Alpaca Farm Days at 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 1108 McCarrel Road.

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Three generations of rodeo royalty: Andy Devine Days Rodeo Queen mother, grandmother won title prior

Saddling up her noble steed Macho, getting her cowboy boots dirty, riding with speed, and making sure her equine knowledge is up to date all while keeping her crown shiny is all in a day’s work for a queen.

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Contreras wants to be a voice for real needs as Attorney General

The last day to register to vote is Oct. 9 and early voting begins Oct. 10, so candidates around the state are making sure their platform is heard and they are becoming known.

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Celebrating the heart of Route 66 with Kingman-Opoly

Kingman passes GO

Locals have been excited about the recognition Kingman is getting. Gregg Arnold, owner of Giganticus Headicus along Route 66, which is also featured in the game, found out about the game when we saw an ad for it on the Kingman Walmart Facebook.

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Woman looks for her two pigs

Has anyone seen a pig around their neighborhood?

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Yoga classes help improve flexibility, donate to community organizations

Getting down into a downward-facing dog pose or a warrior pose doesn’t sound like such a bad idea, especially if it’s going towards a good cause.

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Rodeo pageant contestants: racing for the crown

Andy Devine Days Rodeo is near and with the rodeo the queen and teen pageant is lassoed in the festivities.

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Tea benefit to help local pregnancy center

The Advice & Aid Pregnancy Center is celebrating 20 years of service and is hosting its annual Benefit Tea from 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave.

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Fundraiser for young Kingmanite to undergo surgery

A family has been trying to raise money for their daughter to visit a specialist to see what can be done about her rare pancreatic disease.

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KHS Bulldog merit semifinalist sees bright future

Julian Mann, a senior at Kingman High School is currently in this stage of life. School just started but preparing for life after high school is creeping up. After he’s done with high school, he plans to attend a school in-state. He’s still undecided about what he wants to study but engineering could be an option.

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KUSD school board candidates talk about priorities, motivation, representation

Candidates running for Kingman Unified School District school board attended a Community for Education event held by local teachers Saturday.

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Six things to know about how to register to vote in Mohave County before Election Day

Didn’t have an opportunity to vote in the primary because you weren’t registered to vote? Well don’t worry too much because there’s still enough time to register for the general election in November. Last day to register or to update any information is Oct. 9.

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8-year-old Kingmanite making strides for breast cancer

The smell of pink lemonade was in the air Sunday as 8-year-old Mykenzie DeVries was raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness to donate to the Kingman Cancer Care Unit.

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Kingman Academy High School paint parking, senior year memories

Seniors at Kingman Academy of Learning High School took a creative approach to the black pavement in the student parking lot Thursday and Friday. Instead of pulling up to a black paved parking spot every morning for school, they will pull up to a customized painted parking spot.

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Kingman High School receives tennis netting donation, fundraiser still Oct. 1

The Bulldogs athletic department has received a wind netting donation for the tennis courts from West Coast Netting.

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Think before you post: Hoaxes are taken seriously (at all times) locally

In the unfortunate circumstances on the news, citizens may hear of a school shooting. As days pass in other towns or cities, local law enforcement officials may respond to calls regarding someone going to a school or public area to attempt to commit a mass shooting. Sometimes those calls are in reference to posts on social media posted as a joke.

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Educators’ event offers chance to learn about education funding, school board candidates

Local educators will hold a Community for Education event to talk about how schools are funded from the state. Community members will also have the opportunity to hear from school board candidates who will be on the November ballot.

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17 Dogs taken from residence, taken to WAHS

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control officers received a phone call from a concerned citizen Monday about an animal problem. The reporting party advised that a house near her child’s bus stop had a number of dogs that were getting out and expressed concern for other children in the neighborhood.

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Nation, city, community celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15

Celebrating a culture of family

It’s Sunday morning. You wake up to the sound of your mom blaring Vicente Fernández. You pick up other voices in the room that sound like your grandmother, great aunt and great uncle, and your father’s cousin telling each other good morning. Your nose picks up the scent of delicious menudo that you’re excited to eat. Music, family and food are part of the everyday life, but for Hispanics and Latinos it’s the roots of its culture.

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Sweet and savory: choices of food at the fair this weekend

The fair has a range of foods to choose from that make it a challenge to nail down an option. Vendors from all over the country are selling wares for the people of Mohave County.

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Republican forum hosts KUSD board candidates, talk about school security and Red for Ed

Candidates for Kingman Unified School District board attended the Mohave Republican Forum Wednesday evening. Incumbent Carole Young and Cliff Angle, superintendent of Valentine School District were in attendance to answer questions from the public.

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KHS received scoreboard donation

The Kingman High School vice principal, John Venenga received a generous call Thursday morning from Scott and Emilie Preston of Preston Investments saying that they will provide the school the $8,000 baseball scoreboard.

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KUSD taking first steps to open Palo Christi again

Tuesday evening Kingman Unified School District had its monthly school board meeting where they discussed what the district is going to do to Palo Christi Elementary.

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Fundraiser to bring new scoreboard to Kingman High School

Kingman High School and Graves U-Haul are teaming up to raise money for the Bulldogs as part of its annual First Responders Luncheon. The fundraiser will include a car wash, smoked brisket dinner plates, an auction and live music. All proceeds will go toward the KHS athletic department.

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Prostate exam mobile coming to Kingman

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Prostate On-site Project is coming to Kingman to provide screenings for the community.

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Annual grape stomp brings out the child in everyone

Attending every year, D’Arcy Wagner of Kingman makes it her goal to put fresh new grape-stained footprints on her white shirt. She got her feet a little dirty Sunday afternoon stomping grapes and one of the memorable things about her experience is all the “grape” people she gets to meet.

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Report rates KRMC high in COPD, average in other specialties

U.S. News & World Report released its results for the 2018-2019 Best Hospitals and Kingman Regional Medical Center didn’t rank nationally but it was rated high in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease specialty.

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Kingman Photo | Cleaning up the Community

During the annual Day of Caring in Kingman many organizations within the community helped to clean up the city.

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Tee-up Saturday for KRMC’s golf tournament

The green freshly mowed grass, your favorite putter, and pizza sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday morning to raise money for a local hospice home.

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ADOT laying groundwork for future I-11, including Kingman interchange

The smooth pavement on Interstate 11 from Hoover Dam to Las Vegas is a smooth ride, and Arizona Department of Transportation is working toward bringing the new interstate through Kingman.

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Public education loses battle in funding war, Kingman educators upset

Since March, educators from Kingman Unified School District and Kingman Academy of Learning have been out in full force wearing red, standing outside of their schools with signs saying “Walking today for your children’s tomorrow.”

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