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Vanessa Espinoza

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Lee Williams High School students want an ordinance to protect LGBTQ members

Acceptance. The simplicity of the action can mean so much to someone.

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Rodeo community raises funds for local toddler

Raising a child is difficult. But it can be strenuous when parents find out their child is diagnosed with a tumor.

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Fast Food Alley: Over half of restaurants in Kingman are fast food, do we need more?

Going out to eat is always fun. It’s a moment when you don’t have to worry about cooking or cleaning up after dinner. You can get together and hang out with friends or family, and still have that genuine “family meal.” But sometimes we get carried away and may eat out during the week for lunch one day, the next dinner, and maybe grab a quick breakfast on the way to work.

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Manzanita Elementary received bomb threat, district handles situation

Students, staff and parents were in a tough situation Thursday when Manzanita Elementary School, 2601 Detroit Ave., received a bomb threat.

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Manzanita Elementary school on lock down due to bomb threat

Manzanita Elementary School is on lock down due to a bomb threat. Superintendent Roger Jacks said the situation is under control and Kingman Police Department is clearing out the situation.

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Santa visits Pinion Pine Fire Department, PetSmart and Mohave County Library

Santa is a busy man and he is making multiple stops throughout Kingman.

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MCC students receive award just in time for the holidays

Mohave Community College created a new award to help students pay for college. The new Retention and Completion Initiative Award was recently awarded to 513 MCC students, and 154 of those were students from Kingman.

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A Harmonious Year: After winning sixth place at the state marching band contest, the Kingman High School musicians are focusing on concert season

Marching season is over, but that doesn’t mean band students are putting away their instruments just yet. Now comes concert season and they have to prepare for those competitions as well.

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KUSD schools put on carnival and craft fair Saturday, proceeds go toward angel tree

Lee Williams High and White Cliff Middle schools are hosting a carnival and craft fair from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at LWHS cafeteria, 400 Grandview Ave.

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New bakery: Cookies, pies, and more coming to downtown

There will soon be the smell of freshly baked bread, cookies, and other baked goods wafting out from downtown.

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Public Safety fee added to vehicle registration renewal

As Arizonans go to renew their vehicle registration they may notice an extra fee.

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KHS drama department opens auditions to all KUSD schools

Kingman High School Theater Department is looking for the next King Arthur.

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Think twice, save a life: KPD receives grant for DUI enforcement

The holidays have arrived. Many friends and family come in from out of town and everyone is happy to see each other. A group of people go out to have some fun and maybe a few drinks. A few drinks too many can lead to a driving under the influence, a crash and even a death.

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End of the year book sale starts Friday

Friends of the Library is having its end of the year book sale. The book sale will have a variety of hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, magazines, children’s books, young adult, videos and more at low prices. Books will vary in price but usually the highest priced book is $2.

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Young hunters wanted for waterfowl camp

Young hunters who want to learn about waterfowl hunting are invited to attend the annual Pintail Slough Junior Waterfowl Camp January 4-6 at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.

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Wells Fargo branches accepting food donations for food bank

‘Tis the season to be donating canned foods and non-perishable items to those who help out the needy all year.

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Community comes together to feed anyone in need of a meal, company

It’s the season of blessings, gratitude, family and giving. Many people across the country will gather with friends and family on Thursday to feast on a magnificent turkey dinner.

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Limited fentanyl activity in Kingman, no deaths reported

Across the state there have been more cases of fentanyl overdoses or fentanyl seizures.

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KRMC doctor stays in Kingman after completing residency

Jayson Malufau, an osteopathic doctor at Kingman Regional Medical Center, has chosen to practice in Kingman after completing his three-year residency in family medicine.

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KUSD board selects 3 finalists for next superintendent

Kingman Unified School District has narrowed down its choices to three candidates to be the next superintendent.

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KUSD board meeting updates public on White Cliffs flood damage, Palo Christi

The top items of discussion were the flood damage at White Cliffs Middle School back in October and an update on the renovation of Palo Christi at the Kingman Unified School District school board meeting Tuesday.

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School bus drivers see cars avoid stop arm sign on a daily basis

Stop means stop

Kingman Unified School District bus drivers see cars ignore the pullout stop sign. Cars pass the bus on the left lane and speed in school zones on a daily basis.

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Volunteers needed for bell ringing, tax season

The holiday season has arrived and before you know it tax season will creep up, too.

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Hualapai Elementary participates in ‘Disney Musicals in Schools’ program

Hualapai Elementary School was chosen to participate in the program Disney Musicals in Schools.

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White beats incumbents for Hospital District No.1 seat

The two elected Hospital District No. 1 board members are Penny White and Stephen Pebley.

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KUSD school board results: Incumbents re-elected, Shumway wins

Jen Shumway is the new school board member alongside incumbents Charles Lucero and Carole Young, who each won reelection for Kingman Unified School District.

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A Great Dane brings happy fortunes

Local Great Dane wins national awards

Onida Halona. A combination of the native languages of the Oneida and Muscogee nations, which means “the awaited one of happy fortune.”

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3 vying for 2 seats on hospital district board

Before voting Tuesday, one more thing to know is who the candidates are running for Kingman Hospital District No. 1board members. Incumbent Stephen Pebley and Dan Del Monaco, and candidate Penny White are asking for your vote.

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School board candidates talk academic achievement

Elections are just days, hours and minutes away, but before voting on Tuesday for the next Kingman Unified School District board members, here are some final thoughts from the candidates regarding their views on academic achievement.

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WACOG hosts Medicare open enrollment event

Western Arizona Council of Governments is hosting a Medicare Open Enrollment event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave.

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KHS Bulldog attended major leagues of marching band

“How you do anything is how you do everything” is a quote Kingman High School Bulldog William Whitten learned over the summer while attending The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, and it’s a quote he will live by.

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Local teacher wins $5k grant for classroom

The Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers powered by DriveTime has donated $1 million to 200 Arizona teachers. One of those lucky teachers is from Black Mountain Elementary School in Golden Valley.

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Día de los Muertos: It is not Mexican Halloween

In Mexico, family is a sacred bond. So sacred that people in Mexico celebrate their loved ones while living and dead. On a day like Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) families all over Mexico will honor their loved ones who have passed from the living.

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Last First Friday honors Día de los Muertos

The last First Friday is just around the corner and this month’s theme is Día de los Muertos. Students from Lee Williams High School’s Hispanic Student Union are joining the festivities.

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Ghosts, ghouls, witches and more will be on the streets tonight.

Here are ways to keep everyone out of harm’s way

It’s the night where the ghouls and ghosts are out on the town.

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Painting being auctioned off for KHS athletic department

The Kingman High School athletics department received various donations during the Graves U-Haul First Responders luncheon on Oct. 1. During the event someone donated a painting and now it’s being auctioned off in a silent auction at Gracie’s Vintage.

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EMTs, paramedics see so much in society and do much more

“It doesn’t happen very often but that’s truly the rewarding part of it; to see an actual difference with what you’re doing,” Herrera said.

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It's all in a days work for officer Ashley Walker

The life of a police officer is full of interesting encounters. Officers are dispatched to calls that can sound dangerous at first to being something minor, or the complete opposite. Officers are here in this world to make the public feel safe and assure the people that they are there even for the most random of calls.

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KUSD school board candidates talk teacher retention, financial accountability

During the #RedforEd movement in Arizona some of the issues educators brought up were teacher retention and recruitment. Candidates running for school board have added this to their list of concerns and financial accountability in the district.

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County GOP chair says bombs meant to distract voters

It’s been a battle between the red and the blue recently, especially since midterm elections are 11 days away.

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College and career fair for students, community Thursday

Students in their junior and senior year are starting to realize their high school journey is almost at its end. Now is time when they start thinking about life outside of high school and figure out what they want their future to look like.

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Who did it? KHS puts on classic ‘Clue’ production for community

Getting invited to a mansion through a mysterious letter should set off alarms.

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School board candidates discuss safety, community involvement issues

Kingman Unified School board candidates have many reasons why they are running for a seat at the table. Candidates Cliff Angle and Jennifer Shumway, and incumbents Carole Young and Charles Lucero, want to be the next – or remain – school board members.

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The historical mining town of Chloride full of ghostly encounters

Driving into Chloride seems like driving an endless path to nowhere. After a mile or so of road, your eyes lay upon the tiny town of Chloride.

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Garcia, Brill stopped in Kingman during town hall tour

Gubernatorial democratic candidate David Garcia and congressional District 4 candidate David Brill made rounds to 11 towns Thursday and Friday.

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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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