September 30, 2018
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Bravo for Hobbs
The state in which our country and our overall negative reactions to just about anything has become frankly sad and sickening.
What if our President decided to resign, leave his post, jump ship, get out the back, Jack?
So, the President wants to wipe away student loans to the tune of $400,000 billion smackers.
Another Presidents’ Day has come and gone. It’s now basically a meaningless, nothing day enacted to give federal employees a three-day weekend while throwing out both Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays.
Highways, byways and even Interstate 40 in Mohave County are in the most decrepit condition they’ve ever been in.
The recent Chinese spy balloon episode underscores the view by China of America as an enemy.
One on-air commentator blurted out that “Super Bowl Sunday has become a national holiday.”
We as seniors in Kingman have no housing which is the biggest problem this state has.
You know folks, the Harry and Megan story is just a rerun.
Now that the election is over, will Republicans and Democrats allow certain religious faiths to continue acts of child abuse? This un-natural act is performed almost every time a male baby is born.
Despite the Kingman City Council’s dog and pony shows to try to convince the city taxpayers to vote another tax on themselves, the measure failed.
The Kingman Marine Corps League, operating as Mohave North, is proud to be part of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program during this 75th year of the program.
Why has the government not done what it has done before and take some of that $700 billion military budget and build a couple of refugee camps in Arizona and Texas.
There is a larger story the media is missing in the Harry and Megan saga.
I think it’s tragic and unjustified that the Arizona Game and Fish Department lets 50% of the property in Unit 10 go unchecked.
I caught a brief story on the downtown El Paso, Texas border area on Nov. 2.
In Arizona 90% vote by mail and I received my ballot along with a state publication explaining the issues and candidates on the ballot so I had time to review the issues.
The rising inflation rate is creating financial uncertainties for all Arizonans and undermining the ability of many to meet the monthly costs of housing, food, clothing and transportation for their families.
I would like all the people who live in Kingman and love animals to know how blessed we are to have an animal control unit whose members genuinely love their job and the animals they protect.
When are we going to clamp down on unprofessional drivers of 40-ton vehicles that slam into other semis or worse, take private vehicles out.
Viewing the latest murder by Phoenix police, it is clear once again just why Phoenix has the highest number of police involved shootings per capita in the country.
Your vote on Proposition 128 is one of the most critically important votes that Arizonans will make.
Mohave County Parks expresses a hearty “thank you” to everyone who attended this year’s Mohave County Fair.
Today I learned Biden’s going to try bringing charges against governors shipping illegals out of their states to other destinations; namely sanctuary cities such as New York City.
At his rally in Wilkes-Barre, Mr. Trump said: “We are a nation where free speech is no longer allowed.”
Recently, I attempted to pick up a book at the Mohave County Library in Kingman.
The continuing political persecution of President Trump and his associates by the Department of Injustice is both frightening and disgusting.
In Christine Flowers’ column “From Rome on partisanship and populism,” she seems to think partisanship is to blame for our problems at home, and I’m sure that contributes.
If you got a call from ICE, you’re not alone. And, for the record, it wasn’t them.
I have found a solution to the electric cart plague in our stores.
First the Republicans demanded it was a hoax, then when the local DA charged a 27 year old with double rape of a 9 year old, they decided to go after the doctor that sent this poor girl out of state for a necessary abortion.
Yep, they did it again, just the other day, another act of wanton, hate-filled, intolerant, violence against Thunder Rode all because of a sign that says “Kung Flu Commie Virus Scamdemic Masks” that has been in front of the Thunder-Rode shop since the beginning of the so-called “COVID” scare.
This is in response to the June 10 Miner article about the study on county housing needs.
As commandant of the Kingman Marine Corps League, I want to thank all the members of the Kingman community who came out to help us dedicate our new Veterans Memorial on May 30 in the Kingman Veterans Memorial Park on Beale Street.
In honor of Father’s Day, here’s a health quiz:
Here we go again regarding gun rights and rightfully so as how many more useless killings must we experience before we do something to stop these tragedies?
In this age of technology, is there a good reason that mail-in votes are counted by hand?
June marks six years since a young Kingman man was last seen.
Something missed by most people is the fact that when our nation needed to act in support of our children 192 Republicans voted against the bill that would have provided $28 million in funding for the FDA to deal with the infant formula shortage – within days of criticizing President Biden for “not doing enough on the issue.”
It was told to me that the City of Kingman pays for monthly birthday parties for the employees.
The Dig It Kingman Community Gardens Dig It Dash was a huge success.
Imagine being so crazed with racial hatred that you’re willing to drive four hours to a different city just to murder innocent people that look a little different than you.
Thanks, President Biden, for once again putting illegals above actual United States citizens. In this case, even worse, United States babies.
A new location for the Mohave County Fairgrounds?
Troop #7478 of Kingman Girl Scouts would like to thank the citizens of the City of Kingman for their unbelievable support during their annual cookie season.
There was a recent meeting in Valle Vista concerning wind and dust storms. It was a waste of three hours.
As we slowly back into World War III I am amazed at the total indifference I see with the American people.
In order to be in the Republican party today you must support Trump’s big lie that the election was stolen from him but only in the few states that would have made a difference, and only him, not the majority that happened to be Republicans that were elected in 2020.
We have to pay more for gasoline in Kingman just like everywhere else but are we paying a fair competitive price?
On Sunday May 1, 2022, there will be a second Kingman ”I support Ukraine” peace vigil from 4-5 PM at Locomotive Park.
Americans like to call this the greatest nation the world has ever known.
Our city has grown considerably in the 17 years I’ve lived here.
A big thanks to the Beale Street Theater players for the super performance of “The Sound of Music.”
Dec. 23, 1913. Note this date as the beginning of the end of our free market here in the United States.
Nobody likes going to hospital, and sadly I have gone way too many times, but I am so very grateful for the incredible staff at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
The U.S. has tried to get China to pressure Russia to stop invading Ukraine, but they have refused to do so.
The Kingman mentality is difficult for me to understand.
San Jose, California is the first city to mandate gun owners carrying liability insurance.
A huge kudos to the Mohave County Board of Supervisors on its decision not to spend $100,000 on a consultant to evaluate/choose land for a new fairgrounds site.
Just received my new Social Security check adjusted for inflation.
The Desert Road Riders Motorcycle Club would like to give a heartfelt thank you and a special Merry Christmas wish to our sponsors and supporters, parents and children, and everyone who helped make this year's Kingman Toy Run a success.
Thank you to everyone involved with the Christmas meals for our homebound seniors.
Commendations to the Kingman Walmart shoppers on Thursday, Dec. 23.
The years 2020 and 2021 have been hard on our family.
Shame on the Mohave County Board of Supervisors for sending local dollars halfway across the United States to a company in Nebraska to perform a service any one of several local companies could do, that being ALLO broadband services.
The school shooting in Oxford, Michigan was at my old high school.
Along with many others of the Kingman area, I just want express appreciation to the Preston family for all the years of bringing good cheer during the holiday season with their lighting display.
The Progressive Socialist Democrat Party is friends of all those who think the world owes them a living and unlimited free stuff paid for by those of us who do work.
I would like to thank the many folks who have reached out to me with offers of help to continue the holiday meal delivery program.
America has already forgotten its climate goals just a week after the Climate Summit.
Early in the pandemic, health authorities pointedly told Americans: “Don’t wear masks.”
A large majority of the population hasn’t got the slightest idea what a police officer does for a living.
Just when you thought it could not get worse, the Republicans are now officially the anti-vaccine party.
I would like to thank the many volunteers, physicians and health-care workers who made the recent Arizona Sonshine free health-care event possible.
Today, 1-in-5 children in Arizona may face hunger in the wake of the COVID pandemic.
I have been watching the obituaries and am sick to my stomach about how many kids who were born from 1956 to 1960 have died.
It would appear that Secretary of State (Anthony) Blinken needs help from his sidekicks, Winken and Nod.
My neighbor and her dog were viciously attacked by two Rottweilers while she was walking her dog in Kingman.
As our state continues to open and public services such as restaurants and stores are hiring for help, we have noticed that the new hires are lacking in proper training by their managers, and wanting to do a good job is far from their minds.
I’m 79 years old. As a child my parents had to make sure I was vaccinated against a whole slew of childhood diseases before a school would admit me.
In response to the recent article on fentanyl abuse, I have a different take.
I laughed when I saw the sign in Golden Valley erected by the Mohave County Democratic Central Committee.
On the television program Politics Unplugged, Democrat Reginald Bolding made wild claims that the new voting laws are restricting the number of people allowed to vote, and that without mass mail-in ballotting those on trtibal lands could not vote because they have transportation problems getting to the polls.
The House of Representatives has already passed the ”For the People Act,” and the bill is now pending Senate approval. Today is the day to call your senators, Sinema and Kelly, to tell them you expect them to support the ”For The People Act .”
With every paper delivery we are met with the front page Death Watch (COVID deaths).
Looks like it’s time to bundle up because Old Mother Nature is at it again. She has been here forever, much longer than us humans, and is used to having her way.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) designated Western Arizona as an Economic Development District (EDD) or ‘WAEDD’ on June 30, 2020.
I want to thank all of the firefighters that bravely fought the Flag Fire that started Sunday afternoon, April 25.
Looking at the beautiful picture of the buffalo and wondering why you can't come up with a better solution than killing them!
Kingman recently lost a community-minded citizen and U.S. Marine Corps veteran David Bekeart.
Despite Arizona voters defeating a well-funded effort in 2008 to allow small-dollar loans to exceed our state’s interest rate cap of 36% plus fees, a persistent group of online high-cost lenders never lost their appetite for trapping cash-strapped Arizonans in debt.
To the misinformed: Social Security we pay into; it’s not socialism.
My wife, Frances, and I had COVID-19 in December, 2020.
The Veterans Administration often receives a bad rap for its delivery of medical services.
“There’s not a big appetite to do things that actually don’t do anything to fix the problem,” said Republican Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.).
So, an insane immigrant from Syria shoots 10 people and the Democrats’ answer is to start banning guns and disarming citizens.
In regard to “impact fees,” the approximate $8,400 fee for building an 1,800-square foot home is a high price to pay to live in the City of Kingman.
When I keep reading these far-right issues like Michael Reagan's column, anti-mask recalls, opening businesses just months away from ending the sickness and death, it’s past time to stop the big lies.
As someone in their 20s studying Parks and Recreation Management, I often read about the conservation champions of our past.
At 66 perhaps it’s time for me to stop caring about the debt.
Voting is vital to our American democracy and is the right of all Americans.
Now that the Democrats have control of both houses of Congress, citizens have high expectations that Dems must do what is necessary to solve the many crises we have been left with, after too many years of Republican control.
The statements made by the Lake Havasu Patriots at the last county supervisors meeting were riddled with false conspiracy theories like “Kamala Harris will make Obama vice president,” calling people clowns and “liberal creeps,” and blatantly partisan, paranoid and extremist statements.
We know about the outlandish political myths like QAnon, but how about the conventional ones?
Well, Arizona has entered the slippery slope leading to a socialistic/communistic state.
For over a year now cattle have been roaming our streets and yards in Vista Bella.
I am writing to express my gratitude to our local librarians for all they do to better our community.
If the Mohave County Board of Supervisors concentrated more on reality rather than their own brand of conspiracy, the number of COVID cases and COVID deaths might actually be stifled.
Nearly 70 million Americans will see a 1.3% increase in their Social Security benefits and SSI payments in 2021.
Mohave County logged 312 infections in two days, over 200 dead, and as of now an American is dying every 30 seconds while doctors and nurses are begging you to wear masks, distance and understand that with three more months with rising cases we are overwhelming their ability to provide health care to any of us for any reason.
World AIDS Day was Dec. 1. This is a time to think about our residents with HIV who call Mohave County home.
I’m aware how much the county has been given in the CARES Act and being retired and barely scraping by each month and certainly living without many of the everyday living items, I’m wondering what county programs and moneys are available to me.
Both a child and grandchild of mine, one in Texas, one in New York City, asked me yesterday about being given a Sharpie to mark ballots.
The political hit piece that was portrayed by liberal cartoonist Garry Trudeau in Sunday's "Doonesbury" comic against President Trump was highly offensive and disgusting.
Tuesday (Nov. 3) will be the day to vote for those running for government offices and it is our right to decide who we want in those offices.
Because of the vast corruption in our Congress, public entities and institutions, the U.S. seems about to go the way of the Roman Empire.
If you don’t usually file a tax return, or didn’t file a return for 2018 or 2019, you might not know you could qualify for an economic impact payment.
All you hear about is this stimulus check; how they are working to help out us citizens.
Everybody is so concerned about the spread of COVID-19 that everybody is paranoid, wearing masks and gloves all the time. Sanitizing and social distancing are our new “norm.”
There is no reason the government should be operating the mail service, or Amtrak or the Tennessee Valley Authority or millions of acres of federal land.
After the president refused to accept a loss in the next election that has people outraged, now a few (very few) GOP lawmakers have assured that there will be a peaceful transition of power in the next election.
In the wake of Ruth Ginsburg's passing, I expect an even more disruptive election in November.
On Friday. Sept. 18 a neighbor was providing a ride to Kingman Regional Medical Center for a medical procedure.
Saturday, Sept. 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day.
About the upcoming election, we are concerned that California residents who have relocated to Arizona will support the far left and Democrats.
Socialism equals communism is a major Trump campaign slogan.
At 71 and a Vietnam vet, I have never seen our great country as divided as it is now and all because of one man.
On July 29 the members of the Scholarship Committees of Meadview Quail and Kingman Morning Glories selected 17 high school seniors each to receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Congratulations to each of them.
I have to wonder if anyone else wants to see a good old-fashioned debate right here in Mohave County?
Finally someone has done something about a problem that has bothered me for the longest time.
Thank you for printing the story about the death penalty.
I’d like to express appreciation to “Stone Soup” cartoonist Jan Eliot.
I, for one, am grateful to Mayor (Jen) Miles for having the common sense and fortitude for mandating masks as our COVID-19 numbers keep going up.
I was sorry to note that Mayor Jen Miles found some of my comments (June 21 Community View, Kingman Miner) to be inflammatory and she was disturbed. Certainly not my intention – far from it.
I used to wake up sick around midnight, so I started taking medication for my heartburn.
What a fantasy – “Greet every visitor with a smile.”
For the past several years I have been a volunteer at Kingman Regional Medical Center and it has been very rewarding. Recently though I have had some health issues which required several trips to the Emergency Department.
Kudos and thanks to the City of Kingman Water Department for the quick response to repair a break in the waterline in front of our home.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a new class of rules, regulations and laws.
The coronavirus has caused both a catastrophic health crisis and an economic one, pushing thousands of families into poverty and hunger in Arizona.
After spending the past four weeks (is it only four? It feels like 20!) homeschooling my kids between the other demands of daily life I have been left with two things: A renewed love for our public schools, and a growing suspicion towards all of these homeschool voucher programs and online learning pushed by special interest groups in Arizona.
A big thank you to not just the health professionals during this coronavirus crisis, but also to the grocery store, pharmacy and essential store employees doing their best for the customers in dangerous circumstances.
The people of America should all stop going to the stores and getting more than what they need!
Here in Kingman, we require a statewide, and local lockdown of the residents.
There are few times when the masses can really take advantage of capitalism, that freedom-loving system where the people actually choose what products succeed and which ones fail, and which service is best will get more-and-more people using the good service and force bad service providers to change or fail.
Reading and understanding the Bible can be a daunting and onerous undertaking. Even when translated into modern English, it can still be difficult to comprehend.
Many years ago our justice system was really strong and victims got compensated.
As the decade comes to its grand finale, it’s absolutely necessary to recognize our incredibly generous and compassionate community.
The Kingman Arizona Social Club would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to those that supported our Charity Benefit and Sale for our Disabled American Veterans, the Kingman Police Department K-9 Unit, and the Mohave County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Public Outreach Program (POP) would like to express our gratitude to the organizations, volunteers and our community for supporting our Second Annual Candy Crawl.
The Route 66 Kingman Street Drags were the best thing that came to Kingman in years.
In his Letter to the Editor Can You Afford a New School Bond (Kingman Daily Miner Oct. 23, 2019) Larry Kersich makes a good argument for voting against the school bond.
Well it is that semi-annual time of year when teacher/schools/education needs more money. (Daily Miner, June 13, 2019).
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A roller skating rink for Kingman?
On behalf of the Desert Willow staff, we would like to extend a warm thank you to the Grandview Pool lifeguards.
On Aug. 3 a deranged gunman killed 20 people in an El Paso Walmart and wounded dozens more.
Not sure about your story and the thought that (U.S. Sen. Martha) McSally cares one bit about a hard-working soul, as she has not ever done real hard work.
No other community has, in my opinion, more thoughtful, careful four-wheel operators than this place.
If the breccia pipes on the North Rim are mined the foreign company (Canadian) would dump the ground-up waste back into these 1,000-foot to 2,000-foot “pipes” that bottom out in the Redwall Limestone formation which feeds the Colorado River.
It is nice to see shoutouts in the media with regard to Kingman.
Please tell me that we can block the rap concert in Kingman, set up by Republican headquarters in Bullhead City.
The one thing we all complain about is paying taxes.
I hope you and the public will hear me.
A census citizenship question is much more important than the liberals are letting on; they’re fearful others will figure out what’s really going on.
This July 4th, I write my Declaration of Independence from fossil fuels.
My father was a Jewish immigrant from Warsaw, Poland. He was a decorated hero in WWII.
As a retiree who takes regular medication for epilepsy and thrombophilia (blood clots), I am beyond frustrated with the cost of prescription drugs under Medicare Part D.
The rise of mesa came upon me fast, coming off heights, down to the swift run, the Colorado, just before the sun climb over eastern rise.
The founders knew enough to fear any type of Democracy, which is why we have the Electoral College. Yes, we all vote but do we all vote with the same mentality, ideology and outlook?
I don’t have a problem with background checks, but I don’t understand why charges you were never found guilty of show up and make you look like someone you are not.
This letter is directed to TB Blake.
In Response to Mr. T. Allen: I don’t know what universe you are from because this one has a God.
I just had a once in a lifetime surgery experience with a surgeon by the name of Dr. A. Khan at the A.I.M.S Surgery Center in Kingman.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as though there isn’t and die to find out there is.
All of these people getting arrested probably does not have to happen if the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office would be more proactive instead of reactive.
I would like to recommend one of your advertisers, Old Time Home and Mobile Home Maintenance and Landscaping.
I have heard on the news that there have been two children who have died in a hot car.
I firmly feel that respect should be a two-way street, which means both parties should receive it. Plain and simple fact. Hint! Hint! To the mental health clinics and the legal departments as well.
Sally, you nailed it! I wrote a verse to a song that goes:
What is it with you people and the president’s tax returns?
NO, Satan has not taken over.
We raised over $4,000 that will go directly toward scholarships for graduating seniors in the Kingman area.
Because of the people at One Stop Auto Body, I’m happily driving around with a very sharp looking car.
Hats off to T&R Collision Repair for being a living example of the love and charity of Kingman’s Christian Community!
How many Americans would give up homes and careers and all their savings for a chance to serve in Congress, to hold pride of place in the American experiment in self-government, and one day maybe to end up in the history books?
If you, Mr. Bernie Sanders, and any of your other progressive socialist Democrat buddies can introduce me to just one man, woman or child who is a living, breathing slave from the time Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, I will hunt down and find a slave owner to pay those reparations.
Christianity has been the primary defender of human rights and dignity for more than 2,000 years.
Feeling sorry for 50 murdered Muslims in New Zealand is getting way out of hand.
There has been a tremendous amount of talk about needing a wall at our southern border, and I for one do not believe that a wall is the answer.
Just thinking ... To qualify for a CDL license, you must take and pass a drug test.
Around “International Women’s Day” this year, something happened in, of all places, Great Britain.
It’s sad to learn that when people no longer want their pets, many of them are just dumped in the desert, on the city streets or next to an on-ramp on the freeway.
Several years ago, I watched a Holocaust denier debate with a Holocaust survivor.
We can learn a lot from the past if we will only pay attention to it.
Arizona and, especially, the City of Kingman have lost a true icon. His love for the City of Kingman and its residents, combined with his concern for its future, were foremost on his mind.
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will significantly revise a crucial environmental safeguard
It would honestly appear that our society has truly regressed from having the ability to show respect for one another or to apply “common sense.”
Let me first commend you for publishing the article by Michael Shannon in your Dec. 17 edition.
On Dec. 18, Martin Swanty and Cody Swanty donated a $500 check to the Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 for the food baskets program now in full swing.
John Micek’s good Monday, Dec. 3 column points out the illogic and impropriety of Trump’s infantile attacks on judges who follow the law and our Constitution by not rubber stamping some of his executive orders.
In reference to the article “Students want ordinance to protect LGBTQ members:”
The decisions we make today determine how global warming will affect us tomorrow and in the future.
In the words of the late, great George Carlin, “I do not torture animals, and I do not support the torture of animals, such as that which goes on at rodeos: cowardly men in big hats abusing simple beasts in a fruitless search for manhood. In fact, I regularly pray for serious, life-threatening rodeo injuries.
This past November, voters, more specifically young voters, turned out in full force at Arizona State University to make their voices heard.
Many thanks go out to the Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 for the great breakfast and all who served on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
When will our schools do something about the constant cases of bullying?
Supposedly they ran on health care, but now we hear that their first order of business is going to be getting the president’s tax returns, impeaching Kavanaugh and widening the two-year-old Russia probe.
A few days ago I had a mishap on my motorcycle in the parking lot of the Powerhouse in downtown Kingman. I was at the mercy of a few wonderful folks who I will designate as “Good Samaritans.”
Connie Allen wrote a very nice opinion Tuesday on Free Range cattle. I also wrote one back in August of 2015.
Michael Nelson in his Oct. 30 Community View “Vote with your conscience,” shows an ignorance and confusion that seems more prevalent these days.
Thank you for your article entitled, “Evolution remains public school standard” in the Oct.23 edition of The Daily Miner.
It concerns me to know that the passage of Proposition 127 would cause Arizona’s energy cost to nearly double. I am disabled due to epilepsy and I don’t have an income. We survive on Social Security and VA compensation, so we would not be able to pay a higher energy bill.
Mutt Matchers & Friends would like to thank Mike at Hooch’s for all he does for the non-profits in the Kingman area. Our dog rescue had the month of September at Hooch’s.
President Trump, you tell us how rich you are and how much you want the Mexican wall. You also said your people could build it in one year and cheaper than the government.
I like to think things are picking up in Kingman, and I would imagine the rest of the state is seeing similar trends. Unfortunately, if Prop. 127 passes, it will create unemployment and undue stress on small businesses. I don’t want to see either of these things happen.
The issue of Prop 413, the TPT initiative is really simple. Repeal the Aug. 15, 2017, 1 percent sales tax increase and mandate that all future sales tax increases be placed on the ballot for the vote of the people.
Four things stand out amongst the many statistics set forth by Travis Lingenfelter in his Oct. 14 op-ed piece.
City Council members and City zoning department have shown they are on a quest to increase the population without regard to safety or proper placement and planning of roads and homes.
Nurses take care of people – it’s what we do.
The rule of law is one of the most important reasons why this country is as great as it is.
Today I was at Petco picking up my dog and when I got home I realized my debit card was missing.