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3 missing in Hualapai Mountains

Mohave County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue is actively searching for three missing people last known to be in the Hualapai Mountains

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Board member Sue Wilkin returns to fire district after conflict-of-interest flap

Sue Wilkin feels vindicated with her re-election to the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District governing board after being forced to resign over a conflict-of-interest charge that she plea bargained to a misdemeanor.

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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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Fire district board pushes public out of room for closed meeting

Rick Veradt estimated an average age of 70 for the people forced to stand in the Northern Arizona Consolidate Fire District’s weight room while the governing board went into a 40-minute closed session meeting Thursday.

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Pre-trial hearing for state Rep. Mosley postponed

A pre-trial hearing in the speeding case against an Arizona State legislator has been continued again. The hearing for Rep. Paul Mosley, R-Lake Havasu City, set for Nov. 15 in Parker Justice Court has been rescheduled for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6.

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Seven people arrested, about 800 pounds of marijuana seized

Following a four-week long investigation, Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives have arrested seven people in the connection with two illegal marijuana cultivation operations.

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Prosecutors say no more delays in Rector case

A man accused in the death of a Bullhead City child has yet to stand trial after more than four years, and Mohave County prosecutors are tired of waiting.

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Central Arizona Project proposes a $60M water conservation plan

A major Colorado River water user has proposed an interim plan for Arizona as the state faces a looming deadline to manage expected shortages. The Central Arizona Project board said its proposal could jumpstart talks after previous ones failed to gain consensus among water users.

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Forest Service’s cutting of older trees draws criticism

A Forest Service decision to cut down more than 1,300 trees that were more than 150 years old because of fears of an invasive parasitic plant is being criticized as breaking trust with backers of a thinning project.

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Sharing the warmth with those in need

The chilly season is approaching quickly, and not everyone is lucky enough to have warm clothing for the cold. Kingman Moose Lodge is trying to help in that regard.

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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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Pistachio farms could generate $44 million, 400 jobs for Mohave County

Residents of Mohave County relish living in the land of the free with minimal government regulation, but now they’re calling for restrictions and monitoring of agricultural water usage after farmers drilled more than 200 wells in the Red Lake area.

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GOP launches ‘audit’ of Maricopa County Recorder

Alleging voting “irregularities’’ the state Republican Party is launching what it calls its own an “independent audit’’ of practices by Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes – an audit being aided by a law firm that represents the party.

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Supervisors to hear recommendations on travel management plan

Mohave County supervisors will hear the first comments and recommendations from the newly formed Public Lands and Recreation Commission regarding the BLM’s travel management plan when the board meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.

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Airport Advisory Commission tackles rates, lease terms

The Airport Advisory Commission has a long list of agenda items designated “old business” that will be considered at its meeting at noon Monday in Council chambers, 310 N. Fourth St.

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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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Violence burdens ‘bone and skin’: Indigenous women run in prayer to outpace pain

The sun rose into a violet-tinted sky as dozens of O’odham and Piipaash women prepared to leave for the last leg of a 53-mile journey spent in prayer for missing and murdered indigenous women.

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ASU Police Department gets emotional support dog for victims

The Arizona State University Police Department's ranks now include an emotional support dog.

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State Parks director fired

Embattled Arizona state Parks Director Sue Black was fired Friday following numerous complaints, including the bulldozing of potential archaeological sites to rush development of cabins and other improvements.

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Arizona sheriff plans for registry of dementia patients

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office is planning to create a registry of Alzheimer's and other dementia patients to help authorities find them more quickly if they go missing.

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3rd victim of bar shooting in Arizona town of Globe has died

A third victim in a bar shooting in the eastern Arizona town of Globe has died.

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Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road.

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Hobbs wins Secretary of State as Gaynor concedes

Steve Gaynor finally conceded late Friday he isn't going to be secretary of state

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Upcoming work on Stockton Hill Road

Progress on the Stockton Hill Road project continues with Haydon Building Corp.’s southbound crew wrapping up lateral installations and pressure tests this week and work is set to begin on the next work zone from the traffic signal near Chili’s to Plaza Drive in the coming days.

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