August 2, 2016
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Thunder-Rode and Jack Alexander only want what is best for the City of Kingman, for the downtown merchants, for the citizens, and for our visitors and tourists.
The sanctity of our political system lies in the notion that every vote counts.
As we begin making plans for the Kingman Cancer Unit’s 48th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair we would like to share what we encountered from last year working with Mohave County after they took over the fairgrounds.
When I moved to Kingman 42 years ago I joined the men’s softball league.
Our disabled veterans are grossly undercompensated. Why?
I read with interest Mr. Skowronek’s article in the Community View titled “Kingman needs to stay focused on downtown.” But there are two more far more important issues that $6 million should be going to – water and traffic issues.
In Sunday’s Miner I read with dismay that several members of the city council are having second thoughts concerning the use of American Rescue Funds for the continued development of downtown Kingman.
Real Change PAC has filed its statement of opposition to the Hualapai Basin's designation as an irrigation non-expansion area (INA) as testimony for the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) public hearing process ordered by the ADWR Director on Oct. 12.
This great country of ours needs help and requires new leadership to help do it, and when I say new leadership, I don't mean present or prior leadership like Trump or Biden or anyone like them but one that has a positive vision of what this country once was and what it can return to.
In today's political climate it seems like a day doesn't go by without the right/Republicans blaming the left/Democrats or vice-versa for just about anything and everything, while Independents such as myself are stuck in the middle when in reality we are all to blame, one way or the other, for today's climate but primarily one person has flamed the fires more than anyone.
How can I find this believable that U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) is telling all of us pissed off conservative Republicans that we will not take back the Senate in this election cycle?
This is in response to the rant about freedom from religion that appeared in The Miner on July 6.
Kingman is seeking ideas for transportation projects. Ambitious residents should support an expansion of Amtrak’s “AutoTrain” service to Kingman.
How is it that the South Cove launch ramp situation has reached this critical point of impending total closure?
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Arizona is empowering its volunteers and encouraging the public to be a safe place for the thousands of local children who find themselves victimized or at risk.
Americans from across our great nation will pay homage on Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29, 2022, to those proud citizens who served during the Vietnam Conflict and to those who paid the ultimate price.
As we collectively consider whether our local hospitals may return to what we would call normal course of care, the actual return to “normal” isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Democratic Senators Mark Kelly of Arizona and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire introduced a bill that would temporarily suspend the federal gas tax until the end of 2022.
The Kingman City Council recently approved new parking and driveway enhancements for dust abatement.
Election integrity is, perhaps, the most important political conversation in which we are engaged as a state and nation, because there are legitimate concerns that need to be addressed.
Concerning the Associated Press story published in the Miner titled “Arizona House votes to ban critical race theory in schools,” good for the Republicans.
Numerous so-called animal shelters, rescues and sanctuaries are located in Mohave County, but few are actually permitted by Mohave County government.
As you may have heard, the U.S. Department of Education announced another extension of the flexibilities offered to federal student loan borrowers.
I am a 79-year-old retired firefighter.
It is unfortunate many seniors do not put their wants and desires in writing in regard to their assets prior to them passing away.
So I’m at home watching the news and the crawler has the headline: “Biden laughs off a question on COVID deaths and the origin of the disease.”
The Very Merry Christmas ‘Street of Lights’ Display, Christmas Bazaar and Kingman’s Official Holiday Kick-off was a success!
In response to the letter on Dec. 8, “All About Viruses,” I am offended by some of the statements made by Andy Worth.
While families are counting down to the holidays, many are also anxiously watching a different clock – the one that is running out for Congress to take meaningful action to address hunger and poverty in communities here in Arizona and nationwide.
Beware Biden's Build Back Better bill which should rightfully be called the Bury our Butts Bill.
It isn't a $3.5 trillion spending we need, it’s really just tax reform.
The overall goal of the observance is to bring awareness to the severity of every act of domestic violence.
Another year has passed and the United Nation’s International Day of Peace is scheduled for Sept. 21, the official annual opening of the United Nations.
The photo of a man holding a sign in the Miami Herald which says, “Housing is a human right!” was the final push I needed to stop my own selfish pursuit of happiness ( I am trying to make extra money on the weekends due to working full-time during the week) to take action against the destructive, Socialist rhetoric which, as an American I find offensive, and as a freedom-loving human, I know to be dangerous.
I never had a typical drive home from school.
The news is abuzz with the trillion dollar Infrastructure Bill that has little to do with "infrastructure" but a lot of what can only be called pork.
We moved to Kingman 36 years ago intending to stay just one year.
It baffles me that the value of life and limb of American citizens, here in Kingman and all over cities of our nation for that matter, can vary so widely. I speak of private locations such as shopping malls and other high-traffic pedestrian areas.
No doubt gardening has become a passion during the pandemic.
Emergency legislative action needed.
Please, someone call the paramedics!
Marijuana is legal in Arizona for medical and recreational use, yet there’s this prejudice against people who choose marijuana over alcohol, especially in law enforcement.
Why would attorney Roopali Desai file this case against the City of Kingman and Mohave County? It’s absurd.
This Biden plan is a horror story and it’s only beginning. God help us all.
It's way past time that we acknowledged that we live in a place where people like Paul Gosar and Sonny Borrelli can be elected to "represent" us.
Mayor Miles, a recall is political theater you say?
Many promises were made by those running for elected office during 2020.
As I sit and watch the House proceedings to impeach President Trump I am overwhelmed with a deep, insidious sick feeling in my gut and a cosmic disturbance in my being.
In this day of law-enforcement bashing I want to tell of an incident that happened last week in our town with our sheriff’s office.
The pending proposal to the Mohave County Board of Supervisors to designate Mohave County a Constitutional Sanctuary County is not simply redundant, since we live in a nation governed by a Constitution, but also absurdly ill-conceived.
The “1776 resolution” being considered by the Mohave County Supervisors seems to be inspired by Alex Jones’ rhetoric and theatrics who has the date “1776” placed on many of InfoWar’s products.
The Mohave County Board of Supervisors is considering a resolution declaring the county a “Constitutional Sanctuary County” to counter “unconstitutional” COVID-19 executive orders from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, as well as state-imposed lockdowns and potential federal mask mandates.
As I sit in my study this New Year’s Eve and reflect on the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020, I can’t help but express my deep regret to millions of people throughout the world who were afflicted by it.
The United States Constitution is already the law of the land, so it seems a bit redundant to declare Mohave County as a "Constitutional Sanctuary County."
Happy New Year, Mohave County.
I’m not sure I can write a Letter to the Editor and have a stroke at the same time but I’m going to try.
The Arizona Legislature does not need a two-thirds majority nor does it require the authorization of the governor to call a special session to appoint electors.
I am 82 years old, on oxygen 24/7, and have some chronic medical issues.
The Arizona Elks have made a donation enabling the replacement of an essential freezer to the Kingman Area Food Bank!
The public might not be aware of the many services the Mohave County Justice and Municipal Courts provide.
Our esteemed Mohave County Supervisors have outdone themselves this time. They win the blue ribbon for stupid.
On Sept. 22 Jim Bailey, Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District One board chairman, released information to the public on what a great job the City of Kingman Fire Chief Jake Rhoades is doing managing our fire district.
The Hualapai Tribe has been continuously monitoring the ongoing and evolving changes of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, since March 2020.
It’s been over one year since the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District #1 has entered into the management services agreement with the City of Kingman. As the Board Chairman for NACFD #1, I felt it necessary to provide the citizens an update on this agreement and the impact on the level of services to all areas of the district that encompasses the area just north of the City of Kingman, as well as the areas of Valley Vista, Hackberry, Valentine, Truxton, North Stockton Hill Road and Chloride.
If anyone thinks tolerating this pandemic during the past seven months has been challenging, try adding a cancer diagnosis to the picture.
I am an old man in my 70s.
The health department can only enforce the (governor’s) executive order for restaurants, bars, water parks and gyms.
President Trump issued an executive order to defer the 6.2% tax employees pay toward Social Security from Sept. 1 until Dec. 31.
Throughout the nation school systems appear to be somewhat stunned on how to make our schools safe from COVID-19.
The Nancy Pelosi/Chuck Schumer stimulus plan to help hurting Americans effected by the coronavirus is astonishing. Much of it, completely unrelated to the virus, is nothing more than a socialism wish list.
Well, I’m in the hospital.
I got my first personal cellphone about 22 years ago.
With a fraction of a percent of a death rate in Arizona, it is now very obvious that continuing to use the word pandemic when referring to COVID-19 is ludicrous, and it makes you wonder why some of our elected public servants are continuing to do so.
I must reply to Mr. Pat Farrell on his opinion the United States Constitution supports wearing masks.
Recently I saw former Gov. John Wilder of Virginia being interviewed on television.
The controversy over wearing masks is bordering on the absurd.
Normally, I do not respond to articles in the newspaper, as to be politically active is to be attacked, especially if you are a Republican and a conservative, as, frankly, the aim of the left is to eliminate all opposition.
This is about the GOP picnic where about 200 mostly elderly supporters gathered with no masks or distancing.
I’ve been following the local debate as to the validity of the city council races being non-partisan. It has become clear over the past several years that the Conservative Republican Club of Kingman has eroded that proud tradition.
Other countries with masks and testing since the beginning are showing only slight rises, and their curve is flat.
If Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is truly concerned about our health, he should encourage fitness, not deny it.
In the Community View “You bet your life” by Jim Consolato (July 5 Kingman Miner), he left out a third group when trying to put us all into two groups of sheep.
We see so much change taking place in our United States – demonstrations (often not peaceful), anti-police and anti-establishment.
In reference to any possible discussion and/or action regarding any government entity requiring that individuals or businesses wear masks, I stand in full support that the decision to wear a mask or any other personal protective equipment is to be left to the sole discretion of the individual or business.
A little over two and a half years ago I read an article in the paper about two seats up for re-election in our Hospital District No. 1.
“You Bet Your Life” was a TV series from 1950 through 1960 starring the Groucho Marx where he always asked the operative question: “What is the secret word?”
Thank you, Jack Alexander, for speaking the unvarnished truth about what is going on in our city and country.
Fast forward to the present. Extended overseas wars, race riots, a presidential campaign, and killings are occurring. Oh, and add COVID-19 to the mix.
Our leaders are allowing protesters to take over police departments. The police are our first line of defense.
As our country navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic, “long-term care facilities” across the country have been a large focus by all media outlets.
Let us know what’s on your mind in 40 words or less. Submit Rants and Raves at kdminer.com/rants-and-raves or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your rant/rave is about a specific story please mention the headline.
A recent letter writer suggests we fly a “Black Lives Matter” flag across the street from a business that flies a so-called Confederate flag on the corner of First and Beale streets.
The City of Kingman has been good to Thunder-Rode for many years now. We believe we have provided exceptional products and services to the community and have done our part to be a good member of the city.
I won’t wear a mask because:
In response to Don Heck’s Community View “Virus shouldn’t be our biggest worry,” you, sir, are the stupid one.
For how many years now has a business in our downtown community proudly displayed a Confederate flag?
Folks, it isn’t the virus we need to be concerned about. “Stupid” is the real problem.
All of us at home, self-quarantined to stop a bogus pandemic, watching these obviously orchestrated riots and powerless to stop any of it, we’re shocked to find out that all of the rioters and arsonists that were arrested in New York City were immediately set free because of the Democrat-sponsored and passed “Bail Reform Laws.”
With this COVID-19 business my garage and I have been able to spend more quality time together, but I don't think it’s working out.
The First Amendment of the Constitution states:
This Community View is in response to Michael Pacer’s pep talk about fighting the coronavirus.
Here are the facts. Here’s the law, America, the land of millions of sheep. Wake up, folks.
Has anyone read “Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe?
When Mary McCord Robinson and I were state legislative candidates, we learned quickly to identify and avoid the “campaign sharks,” those candidates with a pathological need to win no matter what the cost, or how dirty they needed to play. They are the “me first” people, motivated by self-interest and photo-ops. And they are everything that’s wrong with politics and government today.
During these uncertain times the Mohave County Assessor, Recorder and Treasurer want you to know we continue to serve you.
In June of 2018, along with a bunch of others, I testified in Kingman, in front of Sen. Gale Griffin and then -Rep. Russell Bowers that now, more than ever, “whiskey is for drinkin’ and water is for fightin’.”
The spotlight has been shining bright on the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Recently, the USDA Office of Communications announced that that the United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health.
The Miner recently posted an article in support of the proposed Veterans Home in Mohave County.
This is a story about the Kingman Veterans Treatment Court, a participating Veteran in Justice, and his advocate and battle buddy, his mentor.
When intentional destruction is done to over 70 property owners there needs to be some accountability.
I wanted to thank the individuals, community organizations and businesses of Kingman, and surrounding areas, for their donations to the Senior Angel Tree Program during the 2019 holiday season.
Presented here are some ”doable” suggestions to reduce the plastics waste deposited here in our beautiful desert community.
It’s that time of year again, when my heart is ready to burst as it is so full of gratitude for our local firefighters.
Upon reading the Kingman Daily Miner article of 8/19/19 entitled “County Gets Seed Money For Kingman Fishing Pond,” I was left with many more questions than answers.
There is the idea that if the 2016 election results were quantified in the National Popular Vote, someone else would currently occupy the White House.
When life (in any form) appeared in this dimension, made by whomever, for whatever reason, it was formed as a complete circle, each inhabitant complementing the other, either as hunter or hunted, ruled or rulers, smart or dumb, black or white, with all shades in between.
When I was a kid we played a game called “Dodge Ball.”
Talking on the phone with my niece one night she began telling me what was on her heart.
A recent Miner article described a meeting of some local residents as the “Kingman Freethinkers.”
Recently our president was labeled a racist and condemned by the House of Representatives.
We all know her, the mother who is sleep deprived, holding a crying infant while she attempts to grocery shop, support her other children, feed her family, and all of the other daily tasks she is responsible for handling.
Taking a trip to the eye doctor, I was a little nervous because I had not been in a while.
There has been a lot of talk lately about the rising cost of prescription drugs in the United States. There just might be an easy solution to this problem.
I taught high school Spanish for 12 years and was the department chairman for many of those years. I also earned a Masters’ Degree in Second Language Acquisition.
When are governments going to learn that they don’t have to keep inviting do-nothing third-party bankers into their development projects?
I’d like to talk about the so-called debate on the Electoral College.
Electing our president ought to be done by national popular vote, which is a “one-person, one-vote” paradigm.
The American Militia isn’t the National Guard or military reserve.
As President Reagan once said,” The American people are not undertaxed, the government in Washington is overfed.”
I find it interesting the animal advocacy groups are taking a play from modern politics: divide and conquer by claiming "ethical" hunters are opposed to managing coyotes using contests. Can the author point to a survey taken by an uninterested third party? I guess we'll just take his word for it.
You may know someone who has PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), a serious genetic disorder in which cysts grow in and around the kidneys, and affects more than 600,000 people in the U.S. Former Kingman resident Toni Stuart has the disease in both kidneys.
Watching our government in action and presidential candidates beginning their running slogans, I saw something missing in every one of their so called agendas. No solutions.
I just got ripped off big time by a firewood guy from Craigslist.
The voters of Mohave County have a decision to make in the upcoming general election that is critical in maintaining the integrity, professionalism, productivity and respect of the Superior Court.
The citizens of Kingman are being asked by Kingman Citizens for Responsible Taxation to reject a 1 cent sales tax that was approved by Kingman City Council and would help build Santa Fe Parkway, AKA Rattlesnake Wash, interchange off of Interstate 40 and future I-11 in addition to the Kingman Crossing Interchange.
I observed the deliberations of the City of Kingman Planning and Zoning Commission this month concerning the change of zoning for those areas south of Andy Devine Avenue in downtown Kingman and came away shocked at the language used in the discussion pertaining to this area.
Travis Lingenfelter, one of our City Councilmembers, recently chose to attack me personally regarding the upcoming Sale Tax Initiative, Proposition 413.
On a recent shopping trip to Bashas’, I was approached twice by people wanting money or a “handout.” After refusing, I continued on my way to do my business.
I will be writing in “Billy Sipe” for Division 6 Superior Court Judge and here is why.
Federal law says there are only two kinds of employees, common-law employee or independent contractor. Both poll workers and county supervisors are common-law employees, as you can see from the quotes from the IRS website.
We have recently seen many articles written about prejudice. Kingman social media is discriminatory and the community remains silent.
The root of the word progressive is PROGRESS. It’s not a dirty word.
In Kingman, this year’s formal observation of the International Day of Peace Sept. 21 will be held at Locomotive Park from 10 a.m. - noon. Bring your own peace signs and a lawn chair. Use search engine and enter: international day of peace for further ideas and information.
This letter addresses the unfair and even malicious portrayals of the Kingman and Mohave Manufacturing Association (KAMMA) and others which have recently appeared in the press and social media regarding our support of the Rancho Santa Fe Interchange, the associated access to the Kingman Airport Industrial Park and the Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT).
You’ll feel relieved to know you don’t have to read Adam Smith or even a book about him to understand how capitalism, a purely amoral economic system, creates wealth.
In 1963 our government reviewed a document, “Communist Goals for Taking over America.” It contained 45 specific techniques to do so; I will list only a partial list at random of what is in that document.
When facing any crisis, it is a good idea to use common sense about the methods and tools we are using to combat it.
Don’t look for race problems where there are none. I am an avid reader and one thing I know – there are always left-wingers trying to split up our country.
For someone who had legally immigrated to this "land of the free" 47 years ago and has lived in Kingman since 1977, I find it surprising that a debate would now begin about the future of Muslims in America.
In other words, by the end of the third grade, all benefits from the publicly-funded pre-K program were gone.
Our society actively and vigorously condemns the cowardly act of bullying and is working toward its elimination in the lives of both children and adults.
On July 19 the Arizona Corporation Commission will decide if UniSource gets to impose unreasonable fees on rooftop solar power in Kingman and Lake Havasu City.
It’s true that in 1912, Arizona was one of the few states that granted the right to vote to women prior to nationally authorized suffrage.
We all are to blame, no exceptions.
I just want to re-enforce that there would not be a need for the cameras if a guide knew how to read a track.
The city needs to find a more proficient manner to expedite the removal of nuisance properties in our neighborhoods.
I understand opioid pain medications are a serious problem for a few people.
We get the honor of watching the destruction of the greatest democracy the world has ever known.
Who can remember “Reefer Madness?” Yikes. That stuff was practically turning people into zombies!
If I had it to do over again, I would try to not let that happen.
Vic Riccardi’s crime is an interesting story.
In regard to The Route 66 Gateway Arch, it seems that again we are inundated with a whole flock of confusing information.
I am a former Kingman resident and this is a departure from guns and politics.
What is really being done to us is a war. This war is being soft pedaled by those who disseminate what is sold as news. War has been declared on America and legitimate American citizens.
Simply put, animal acts in circuses are antiquated and belong in the past
A small group of citizens began a petition-signature drive to take back control of GVID.
Regarding our increasing sales tax: The majority of people who are impacted by this type of tax are the fine citizens of Kingman.
The recent decision to terminate the city’s contract with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) effective next June takes away a great solution that many Kingman homeowners have used to protect themselves against high repair and replacement costs should the residential water or sewer lines on their property fail (Council cancels contract with water line warranty company, July 11).
Mohave County has a problem … a budget problem for fiscal year 2017-2018.
I recently read in the Daily Miner an article on tourism in our community.
The county supervisors are in a frenzy because the elected official retirement plan is underfunded.
Kmart is closing. Oh, say it isn't so. I hate to see yet another chain store head to the chopping block.
I am beyond sick and tired of listening to a bunch of sore losers and crybabies about Trump not being a legal president because he did not win the popular vote!
These hapless animals are starved, beaten, subjected to electric shock, solitary confinement, and all manner of abuse.