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Vanessa Espinoza

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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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Annual Day of Caring bringing widespread community cleaning projects

River Cities United Way is hosting its sixth annual Kingman Day of Caring City Wide Community Clean Up where businesses, organizations, and community members gather to clean up and make sure the community is as beautiful as ever.

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WAHS received cat shed for their influx of cats, some up for adoption

The furry feline friends at Western Animal Humane Society in Kingman now have a for their ease and comfort before being adopted and taken to a loved home.

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Kingman club focuses on conversation

“It’s mostly a matter of enjoying another’s company,” he said.

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Grandparents raising grandchildren support group every second Tuesday starting Sept. 11

Western Arizona Council of Governments is hosting a “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group” from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month starting Sept. 11 at 208 4th St.

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*Update* - Who let the dogs out at WAHS?

There were two dogs short at the Western Arizona Humane Society after roll call and a hole in the fence was added Thursday morning.

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Mohave County Fair looking for pageant contestants

The county fair is just around the corner and the deadline to register for the pageant is approaching quickly. The deadline is Aug. 31 and a $40 non-refundable registration fee is required.

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Cobb taking strides to combat opioid crisis

Representative Regina Cobb (R-Kingman) joined Walgreens representatives last week to discuss the opioid epidemic and make strides toward stopping the crisis.

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An Ultimate Ambassador: Karista Rose Harris inspires and empowers with her past and future

Karista Rose Harris, born in Kingman, is now the Ultimate Elite International Ambassador. The title is awarded to a queen (pageant) who has done the most during their reign, such as community service, making appearances, and demonstrating entrepreneurship.

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Radiologists find abnormalities one scan at a time

In Mohave County, 29 percent of adults are cigarette smokers, which makes it the second-highest rate in Arizona, right behind La Paz County with 33 percent.

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AZMerit results are in: KAOL improves, KUSD says it still has ‘work to do’

Through the school year teachers prepare students for the next level in their lives, but also prepare them for the AzMerit test. Scores have been released for both Kingman Unified School District and Kingman Academy of Learning schools.

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Fundraiser for boy to walk again

“Kinith is our patient and we’ve been treating him over a year. We’ve done fundraisers before and works really well,” Uldrikson said.

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Broken windows anger vehicle owners

Law enforcement officials give out a few pointers to help prevent becoming a victim

Residents are waking up to find their car windows shattered

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Kingman MVD making the experience effortless

Tim Mahan, the manager for the AZDOT Kingman facility, and his crew have spent their time trying to reduce wait times and make the experience at the MVD a painless experience.

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Kingman Center of the Arts and The Smith Center bringing theater to Kingman elementary schools

Kingman Center for the Arts has received the opportunity from The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas to participate in the program Disney Musicals in Schools where two Kingman elementary schools will learn what it takes to put on a performance and maintain a sustainable theater program.

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Education a recurring topic at Democratic forum

“Fixing our education problem in Arizona is our number one priority,” Robinson said.

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Kingmanite wins All-American Girl national crown

Arianna Heinze, a 5-year-old natural beauty, just came back from Las Vegas after competing for nationals in the All-American Girl pageant and was crowned National Tiny Miss Princess.

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Praying for a miracle: Mother seeks help to give son a second chance

Imagine being a 6-year-old boy wishing he could just stand from his wheelchair or jump in a bounce house with all the other children at the birthday party

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First Friday fun for everyone

Beale Street between Fifth and Third streets was filled with families for First Friday festivities embracing historic downtown and the 1950s theme.

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UFOs: Have we had visitors?

“You want to keep watching,” Hayes said. “The last thing you want to do is take your eye off of it.”

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First Friday means fun time tonight

The month of August is upon us and that means today is First Friday in downtown Kingman. This month’s First Friday is taking the people back to the 1950s and dressing up in the retro style from back in the day is encouraged.

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KUSD transportation working out the kinks

Tandy Janson, Kingman Unified School District transportation supervisor, said that over the weekend the older buses received some work done to get the AC back up and running. During the first two weeks, bus drivers are still trying to nail down their routes.

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Busing in the Heat: Hot school buses anger parents

Wednesday was back to school for Kingman Unified School District and as children came home from their first day of school, parents noticed their children were “soaked in sweat” and “coming home with issues from the heat.” Parents were concerned about the buses not having air conditioning.

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Governor confident voters will judge record with four more years

“We were able to do all that, and everyone is saying ‘we need more,’” Ducey said. “I agree we need more, but I want to make sure that these dollars flow to the right places and are getting to the teachers. We’re focused on results and outcomes in our classrooms.”