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Butch Meriwether

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Collisions with cows – there are no winners

The majority of cattle in our area are free range, and many ranchers lease public lands from the Bureau of Land Management

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Are we honestly alone?

"Captain Butch’s log of the Federation Star Ship Golden Valley, star date 79320.1 (Jan. 19, 2018).

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Upcoming golf tournament supports MCSO K-9 Program

Mohave County Sheriff’s K-9 Foundation officials announced they are partnering with Los Lagos Golf Club in Fort Mohave

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Standpipe customers of Golden Valley Improvement District have new payment mechanism

How water-haul customers pay for water at Golden Valley Improvement District (GVID) Standpipe No. 1, located at Bolsa Drive and Estrella Road, will be changing.

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Don’t become a statistic | December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Be sure to allow a friend to drive after you’ve consumed too much alcohol

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, be sure to allow a friend to drive after you’ve consumed too much alcohol

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Golden Valley Photo | GV Fire Department comes together for Christmas

Coming together for a Christmas dinner

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Community View | Taking back Golden Valley Improvement District control from Mohave County government isn’t the answer

A small group of citizens began a petition-signature drive to take back control of GVID.

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Give Back | Toys for Tots in full swing to bring Christmas to children in need

The annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is in full swing throughout the U.S. to bring joy to more families in need this holiday season.

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The Christmas spirit is alive in Golden Valley

It seems just like yesterday that Chris and I finished taking down the decorations from our 2016 Christmas display, packed them up, put them into storage, and thought we had a year-long breather.

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So-Hi Estates gets neighborhood watch

Mohave County District 4 Supervisor Jean Bishop joined the proud residents of So-Hi Estates for the dedication of their new Neighborhood Watch Community sign Tuesday.

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Kingman Photo | Patriot Guard at Veterans Day Parade

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders cruise along Beale Street

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Memory loss or cognitive confusion can be caused by Alzheimer’s

It's emotionally devastating to friends and family when they begin noticing a person has started to have trouble planning and organizing, keeping up with work, completing chores, or following through on plans.

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Oatman gets it first canvass in more than 25 years

Mohave County Assessor’s Office went to the historic mining town looking for structures it didn’t know existed

According to county records, it had been more than 25 years since a full canvass had been completed in Oatman, the historic mining town and tourist destination nestled high in the Black Mountains.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It is better to be safe than sorry because early detection of cancer can possibly lead to a cure.

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Don’t overheat, stay hydrated

Not everyone realizes their bodies need water to maintain itself, not only during the hot-dry summer months, but year round.

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Donations sought for Mohave County Sheriff’s K-9 program

The Mohave County Sheriffs K-9 Foundation is seeking donations as an ongoing effort to help support the MCSO K-9 Program.

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Mohave County Sheriff's Office is seeking to revive its K-9 program

The expansion will hopefully include five K-9 teams by November

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Program became nonexistent in years past.

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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox takes place Saturday

Samaritan’s Purse will host a kickoff event for the 2017 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Project from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Journey Church, 3782 N. Bank St.

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Arizona Rangers train in Kingman

Nine members of Arizona Rangers Mohave Company converged on Kingman Saturday to hone their skills needed to effectively complete their mission if called upon.

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Part III: Valley Pioneer, Golden Valley water customers face rate hikes

This is the third of a three-part series of a study by Meriwether comparing the Valley Pioneer Water Company and Golden Valley Improvement District.

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Valley Pioneer, GVID seeking water rate hikes - PART II of III

VPWC is proposing a 24 percent rate hike because the last rate hike they received was in 2001.

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Fundamental differences exist between VPWC, GVID

Rumors and innuendos are being tossed around in the newspapers, on the radio and social media outlets about the current pricing of water in Golden Valley and the impending rate hikes that are being proposed.

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Eating healthy, exercising can make a world of difference

All too often, seniors trekking into the golden years begin wondering why they have more aches, pains, are always feeling tired, and also begin experiencing medical issues.

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Students learn about different types of tires and their uses

Rick Armstrong, the manager of Superior Tire’s Golden Valley facility, explains the proper procedure of mounting and dismounting tires from rims to five members of the Keeping Hot Rods Going Youth Program.

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A ride to remember, a man to never forget

More than 40 people took time off from their busy schedules Friday to participate in the Sidney Cranston Jr. Memorial Ride to commemorate the second anniversary of his disappearance.

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Sid Cranston memorial ride planned as 2-year anniversary nears

Local Realtor went missing in 2015, found deceased in January

June 16 is rapidly approaching and it will be the second anniversary of the disappearance of the beloved family member, friend and Realtor, Sidney “Sid” Cranston Jr.

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Mohave County Sheriff's Office deputy involved in two-vehicle rollover crash

A Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputy received minor injuries when his patrol vehicle was involved in a two-vehicle traffic accident at 7:19 p.m. Saturday.

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Remembering those who sacrificed everything is the meaning of Memorial Day

Many who are enjoying the time off from work and school are unaware of exactly why Memorial Day is so important to our country.

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Take care of your eyes; they’re the only two you have

Vision is an all-important part of everyday life.

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Buying locally isn’t worth the hassle sometimes

I mentioned to my wife, Chris, a while back that I thought it was time for me to invest in a new chair for my computer desk.

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Cornerstone Mission expands services due to extraordinary giving

The multifaceted non-profit organization Cornerstone Mission Project has announced they are hosting a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at their new Cornerstone Mission Community Care Center and Thrift Store located at 601 Hall St.

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Good nutrition is solution to a healthy life

Not every person is taught the right way to eat and what to eat during their formative years, and because of this, their health can suffer and unwanted medical conditions may manifest in later years.

Fire destroys travel trailer in Golden Valley

Golden Valley Fire District firefighters from Station 12 responded at 3:37 a.m., Friday to a reported structure fire.

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Are we honestly helping the environment by purchasing Tesla vehicles?

I am all for programs or inventions that help the environment.

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3 injured in two-vehicle crash

Three people received injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at milepost 24 on Highway 68 at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

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Sid Cranston’s alleged murderer remanded without bond

Al Blanco, the man charged with first-degree murder of 40-year-old Sidney Charles Cranston Jr., made his initial appearance before Judge Benjamin Haney in the Cerbat/Kingman Justice Court Saturday.

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Water truck overturns in Golden Valley, no injuries

OLDEN VALLEY – Golden Valley Fire District firefighters from Station 12 and GVFD Duty Officer Boyd Lewis, and Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies, responded at 10:46 a.m. Thursday to a one-vehicle accident on West Bolsa Drive near the intersection of Drake Road.

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Volunteerism - a precious resource we cannot afford to lose

January is volunteering and helping others month.

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Golden Valley firefighers had a busy November

The Golden Valley Fire District had its hands full in November.

Seniors, Let's Take a bite out of crime

Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility and there are numerous measures seniors can do in order to keep their property and themselves safe.

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'The House on Dome Road'

Witches, skeletons and dancing dead trees await visitors to this Halloween display in Golden Valley

There are witches, a clown giraffe, skeletons, a cemetery and Halloween display lights in Golden Valley.

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Butch's Brew: Will the newly elected do as they have promised?

Many promises have been made by those running for elected office this year. Only time will tell if those who were victorious will follow through with their promises or if they will conveniently suffer a memory loss.

Butch’s Brew - Public Works maintains 2,107 miles of roads within Mohave County

Mohave County has 13,461 square miles, is the second largest county in Arizona and the fifth largest in the contiguous United States. With that amount of land, and a population in excess of 200,000, you're talking about a lot of roads to maintain.