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It’s those wet, sloppy kisses that Nicole Mangiameli gets from the dogs at Kingman Animal Shelter that make her day.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 23, 2018
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Linda Schall-Rhodes was determined to make the annual food drive a success for Kingman Presbyterian Church, picking up the workload her late husband had handled until he passed in May.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 23, 2018
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The government might shut down, but the Grand Canyon will remain open to the millions of visitors who come to Arizona each year to take in the spectacular natural wonder, many of them stopping through town for gas, food and lodging.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 21, 2018
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The timeless candy cane was No. 1 in Arizona, though only 9 percent of all U.S. respondents chose it as their favorite.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 20, 2018
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It's important for children to be aware of other children's special needs and communicate with them, teacher says.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 19, 2018
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Several property owners in Malibu Road Improvement District complained to Mohave County Board of Supervisors about an increase in the estimate for design and engineering services.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 19, 2018
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Use of dangerous weapon during first-degree burglary, emotional harm to family, age and health of victim are among the jury's considerations.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 18, 2018
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Justin James Rector changed his plea Tuesday to guilty of first-degree murder of 8-year-old Bella Grogan-Cannella in September 2014, accepting the state’s plea agreement in exchange for dismissing two other felony charges of kidnapping and child abuse.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 18, 2018
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Johnson votes against hiring the director because the county has no “vision” for economic development.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 17, 2018
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Buddy O’Brian Wallace was convicted Monday of second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and theft of means of transportation, spared from the first-degree premeditated murder charge sought by the state’s prosecution.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 17, 2018
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Closing arguments were heard Friday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial of Buddy O’Brian Wallace, and the jury was expected to deliberate into the evening and possibly return Monday for further deliberations.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 15, 2018
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Mohave County could get a new economic development director if the Board of Supervisors approves the hiring of Tami Ursenbach at an annual salary of $80,246.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 15, 2018
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Most people see the desert as a barren wasteland of cactus and sand, but if you take the time to look around, its beauty surrounds you.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 13, 2018
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Sheriff's officers recount tracking the footprints from a nearby road to the travel trailer home of murder victim known as "Veteran Johnny."

By Hubble Ray Smith December 12, 2018
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More than 800 foster children are living in Mohave County and the number is growing by the day, said Beverly Siemens, president of CASA Council.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 12, 2018
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Judge dismisses several prospective jurors for religious beliefs, police bias, medical reasons and financial hardships.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 11, 2018
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While the national average is around $2.41 a gallon for regular gas, Arizona is closer to $2.80, according to GasBuddy.com.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 10, 2018
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‘Twilight’s Last Gleaming’
Author Ronnow writes novel about surviving electrical shutdown

Dane Ronnow started monkeying with the idea of writing his first thriller novel a couple years ago when he wondered what would happen if the nation’s electrical grid was wiped out.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 10, 2018
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In "Twilight's Last Gleaming," North Korea and Iran join forces with a goal of shutting down America's electrical grid and its national infrastructure.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 10, 2018
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You can own a piece of land with spectacular scenery in this rural town for as little as $20 and contribute to a worthy cause at the same time.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 10, 2018
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The penalty for not having mandated medical insurance has been eliminated, and premiums for plans through the Affordable Care Act have increased from the start of the program, but it hasn’t affected enrollment in Arizona, an insurance executive said Friday.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 9, 2018
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About two dozen patriots showed up at VFW Post 3516 on an appropriately cloudy and rainy Friday afternoon to pay tribute to the 2,403 people who lost their lives when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 8, 2018
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Kingman resident Bob Campbell joined the U.S. Navy shortly after the bombing and went to the same Naval Aviation school as President George H.W. Bush.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 6, 2018
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Climatologist Nancy Selover said 2018 was an "ugly year" and one of the driest on record for Arizona.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 6, 2018
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The Mohave County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a lease extension with Wakimoto Farms for 15 acres of farm land in the Mohave Valley Irrigation and Drainage District for $60 an acre at Monday’s regular board meeting.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 5, 2018
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3516 will memorialize Pearl Harbor Day with a four-gun, 12-round salute at noon Friday at the post, 2826 Wikieup Ave.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 5, 2018
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Judge explains ramifications of facing first-degree murder charge and the importance of making informed decisions.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 4, 2018
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Scope of project includes renovation of existing library building and addition of 11,500 square feet.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 4, 2018
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President Donald Trump declares Wednesday as national day of mourning for 41st President of the United States.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 4, 2018
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Supervisors want to protect identity of employees who launched complaints against Mohave County Development Services.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 3, 2018
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Look for a tree that's the right size for your home, smells fresh and has strong limbs to support ornaments.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 3, 2018
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The Mohave County Board of Supervisors will discuss and take possible action to direct staff to obtain and release all documents, backup materials and exhibits from an investigation into employee complaints against Mohave County Development Services and building department operations.

By Hubble Ray Smith December 1, 2018
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Gate fees are based on costs incurred by Gambi Disposal and Mesa Disposal to operate the landfill.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 29, 2018
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Mineral Park is the last fully operational turquoise mine in the United States.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 29, 2018
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Mohave County Community Services is holding a home maintenance workshop Wednesday in partnership with Home Depot and UniSource Energy Services, teaching homeowners how to save money on utility bills through weatherization improvements.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 29, 2018
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The board will have to advertise again or go with a different interim chief to get battalion chief Tim King back on the job.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 29, 2018
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County supervisor supports development of the community park, but not at the expense of taxpayers.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 28, 2018
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Hot dogs and chips will be served, and people are encouraged to bring baked goodies for the dessert buffet.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 28, 2018
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Quarter-inch to half-inch of rain could fall on Thursday, and winds could gust 30-45 mph.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 27, 2018
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The City of Kingman wants the law firm hired by the airport authority to repay more than $400,000 allocated for the lawsuit.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 27, 2018
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Gusty winds and rain are in the forecast as a winter storm approaches areas of northwest Arizona, southern Nevada and southeast California, the National Weather Service reported Tuesday.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 27, 2018
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Prosecutor blames defense for not providing names of expert witnesses to be called upon at trial.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 26, 2018
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Valuation has been a challenge for wells that cost around $1 million and are being appraised at one-fourth that value.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 26, 2018
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Judge Lambert declared a mistrial in September and had rescheduled it for Nov. 27, but approved an order to continue the trial.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 26, 2018
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Mohave County Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert affirmed the start of the jury trial for accused murderer Buddy O’Brian Wallace for Dec. 11, with a final hearing on evidence disclosure set for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 5.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 26, 2018
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Now that you’ve run up your credit card on Black Friday, shopped small on Saturday and ordered online for Cyber Monday, it’s time to dig a little deeper for Giving Tuesday.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 24, 2018
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County Supervisor Angius felt Watson's involvement in local water issues was important to serving on the board.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 21, 2018
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Ron Gould questions cost to county for tertiary road maintenance and the extent of work promised.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 20, 2018
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One of the cars cost $175,000 to develop and raced in Sunrayce 93 from Texas to Minnesota.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 20, 2018
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Town hall meeting addresses laws and citizens' concerns about open-range grazing on BLM land leases.

By Hubble Ray Smith November 20, 2018

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