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Arizona voters will head to the polls in the middle of a pandemic on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for the Arizona Primary Election.

By Agata Popeda August 1, 2020
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The Mohave County Supervisors receive three COVID-19 reports daily. But the Mohave County Department of Public Health, which is overwhelmed with work due to an increase in virus cases, would like to limit itself to producing one report per day, MCDPH Director Denise Burley told the board of supervisors on Thursday, July 30.

By Agata Popeda August 1, 2020
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The Mohave County Board of Supervisors will have an agenda filled with 90 items to deal with when they meet at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug 3.

By Agata Popeda August 1, 2020
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After a long delay, Kingman Academy of Learning High School will finally have their graduation ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 at Hope City Church, 1850 Gates Ave.

By Agata Popeda July 31, 2020
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This story contains many dates. Robin Morrow Foster found her grandfather’s World War I memoirs in 2013, shortly after her own father died, passing family treasures down to Foster and her two sisters.

By Agata Popeda July 28, 2020
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After a heated discussion last week when Mohave County Supervisor Hildy Angius of District 2 called for an easier format when it comes to COVID-19 information published on the county’s website, changes are coming.

By Agata Popeda July 28, 2020
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Supervisor Buster Johnson of District 3 questioned Mohave County Department of Public Health Director Denise Burley about the role of her department during the COVID-19 crisis at the county’s board of supervisors meeting on Monday, July 27.

By Agata Popeda July 28, 2020
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An open-the-schools protest took place from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, July 25 in Locomotive Park, 310 W Beale St.

By Agata Popeda July 25, 2020
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More COVID-19 testing is coming to Mohave County. Denise Burley, the county’s public health director, told the county board of supervisors Thursday, July 23 that this weekend’s testing blitz in Bullhead City will soon expand to other major communities in the county.

By Agata Popeda July 23, 2020
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The employees at the Mohave County Department of Public Health are as busy as can be, Melissa Palmer, the county’s assistant health director, told the county board of Supervisors on Monday, July 20.

By Agata Popeda July 21, 2020
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A Lee Williams High School senior, Malachi Ayers, 17, is hosting an open-the-schools protest from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 25 at Locomotive Park, 310 W. Beale St.

By Agata Popeda July 21, 2020
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School will start one way or another on Monday, Aug. 17 in the Kingman Unified School District, but live, in-school instruction may not yet be on the horizon.

By Agata Popeda July 21, 2020
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Coronavirus or not, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) brought her re-election campaign to Mohave County on Saturday, July 18, and joined speakers in calling the county a mecca of Arizonan conservatism.

By Agata Popeda July 18, 2020
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Last week’s executive order by Gov. Doug Ducey limiting indoor dining to 50% capacity gave new enforcement powers to the Mohave County Environmental Health division at the Mohave County Public Health Department, the department’s director, Denise Burley, told the county board of supervisors Monday, July 13.

By Agata Popeda July 16, 2020
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After a resident without a mask or a medical exemption was removed from the previous Mohave County Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairwoman Jean Bishop of District 4 suggested face shields as an alternative for those who wish to attend county meetings but can’t wear a face covering.

By Agata Popeda July 16, 2020
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An anti-mask protest on Wednesday, July 15 attracted 15 to 20 protesters with hand-made posters to the corner of Stockton Hill Road and Sycamore Avenue.

By Agata Popeda July 16, 2020
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He said KRMC tested more than 4,000 individuals over the past four months, typically testing 65-100 people per day.

By Agata Popeda July 14, 2020
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Bishop asked who in the audience had an exemption from wearing a mask. Most claimed an exemption, but one resident admitted he didn’t have one.

By Agata Popeda July 14, 2020
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COVID-19 started as a disease we only heard about but now it’s hitting home, Mohave County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Jean Bishop said during a board meeting on Thursday, July 9.

By Agata Popeda July 14, 2020
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The Conservative Republican Club of Kingman hosted a well-known congressman who is often a featured guest on Fox News.

By Agata Popeda July 14, 2020
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There will be three infiltration basins installed in the upper watershed of Rattlesnake Wash southeast of Kingman to support the Hualapai Valley Water Basin that the City of Kingman relies on.

By Agata Popeda, Travis Rains July 11, 2020
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The Mohave County Board of Supervisors has accepted an invitation from the federal Bureau of Land Management’s Great Basin NEPA Support Team to be a cooperating agency in the development of an assessment for the installation of exclusionary fences, culverts, shade structures and cattle guards to reduce Sonoran desert tortoise road mortality and other negative road effects.

By Agata Popeda July 11, 2020
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Mike Gannuscio, who is running for Mohave County Sheriff against incumbent Sheriff Doug Schuster in the Aug. 4 Arizona primary election, outlined his own plan for body cameras for sheriff’s deputies to the county board of supervisors on Monday, July 6.

By Agata Popeda July 11, 2020
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There’s an increase in the number of ventilators in use to treat COVID-19 patients in Mohave County, county Health Director Denise Burley told the county board of supervisors Thursday, July 9.

By Agata Popeda July 9, 2020
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It’s an alternative mental therapy assisted by EEG (electroencephalogram), metal discs known as electrodes attached to your scalp that detect electrical activity in your brain.

By Agata Popeda July 7, 2020
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While the Mohave County Department of Public Health is working on bringing more COVID-19 testing to the county, recognizing that the access to such tests is still presenting a challenge in the community, Supervisors Hildy Angius of District 2 and Ron Gould of District 5 spoke against testing of the general population.

By Agata Popeda July 7, 2020
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The 76th annual Mohave County Republican Family Picnic is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 at county-owned Hualapai Mountain Park and was discussed at length at the Mohave County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Monday, July 6.

By Agata Popeda July 7, 2020
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The increased spread of COVID-19 in the community can be attributed to family celebrations and events that bring together family, friends and cohorts, Mohave County Public Health Director Denise Burley told the county board of supervisors on Thursday, July 2.

By Agata Popeda July 4, 2020
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With COVID-19 cases spiking in Mohave County, Supervisor Buster Johnson of District 3 expressed concern about early voting that starts Wednesday, July 8 for the Aug. 4 primary election.

By Agata Popeda July 4, 2020
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Phoenix is too hot, and Flagstaff, where his children live, is too cold.

By Agata Popeda July 2, 2020
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The Mohave County Board of Supervisors Thursday, July 2 rejected Mohave County Public Health Director Denise Burley’s recommendation to require the public to wear face masks in businesses in unincorporated areas of Mohave County.

By Agata Popeda July 2, 2020
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The Mohave County Board of Supervisors said its final goodbyes to retiring and now former County Manager Mike Hendrix on Monday, June 29.

By Agata Popeda June 30, 2020
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The Mohave County Department of Public Health has again declared it can’t combat COVID-19 without the public’s help.

By Agata Popeda June 30, 2020
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The City of Kingman has been holding its annual 4th of July fireworks for more than a decade, and the 2020 show will go on despite the coronavirus pandemic.

By Agata Popeda June 27, 2020
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You’ve probably seen them already in businesses all around town.

By Agata Popeda June 25, 2020
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The Arizona Department of Health Services is working with CVS pharmacies to bring COVID-19 drive-thru testing to the communities of Mohave County, county Director of Public Health Denise Burley told the county’s board of supervisors Thursday, June 25.

By Agata Popeda June 25, 2020
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Life in Cycles
COVID-19 brings about a run on bicycles

There are three bicycle shops in town, and only seven bicycles for sale between them.

By Agata Popeda June 23, 2020
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Over $577,000 from the $9 million Mohave County received from the federal CARES Act for coronavirus relief will go to hire a team to support the Mohave County Department of Public Health in the pandemic response. The county will add 17 new temporary positions, which will raise the number of county employees involved in the COVID-19 response to 44.

By Agata Popeda June 23, 2020
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As of mid-June, another three miles of county-owned Shinarump Drive in Golden Valley are paved and open for use – a segment from Aztec Road to Colorado Road.

By Agata Popeda June 20, 2020
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Mohave County will charge Kingman over $108,000 annually for use of what is now the Mohave County Animal Shelter, still operating at its at 950 Buchanan St.

By Agata Popeda June 20, 2020
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The idea of the “Future of Shopping Small” grant program was born in 2019, in the world before the COVID-19 outbreak.

By Agata Popeda June 20, 2020
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s most recent executive order issued Wednesday, June 17 allows local governments to decide face mask requirements in their communities.

By Agata Popeda, Travis Rains June 18, 2020
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Mohave County Public Health Director Denise Burley is hoping to hire more help to assist with tracking an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the county.

By Agata Popeda June 16, 2020
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It’s the hiring season, announced Kingman Unified School District Superintendent Gretchen Dorner in her opening statement at the governing board’s online meeting held on Tuesday, June 9.

By Agata Popeda June 16, 2020
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There is an increase in the use of Intensive Care Unit beds in hospitals across Mohave County, county Public Health Director Denise Burley told the county board of supervisors last week.

By Agata Popeda June 13, 2020
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The Mohave County Department of Public Health decided to explain to the board of supervisors and the public how they proceed with COVID-19 contact tracing and why it is so time-consuming.

By Agata Popeda June 13, 2020
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Moving forward with an energy management program was one of the items approved by the Kingman Unified School District governing board on Tuesday, June 9.

By Agata Popeda June 13, 2020
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The Kingman Unified School District governing board decided Tuesday, June 9 to start the school year on Monday, Aug. 3.

By Agata Popeda June 11, 2020
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There is one thing retiring Mohave County Manager Mike Hendrix wished to take with him, he realized when gradually emptying out the shelves of his spacious office on the third floor of the county administration building, 700 W Beale St.

By Agata Popeda June 11, 2020
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The proposed Kingman Unified School District budget for fiscal year 2020-21 was approved 5-0 by the governing board at its online meeting on Tuesday, June 9.

By Agata Popeda June 11, 2020

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