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After a lengthy discussion regarding perceived benefits and consequences of repealing the city’s mask mandate, Kingman City Council voted 4-3 to repeal the measure at its Tuesday, Oct. 20 meeting.

By Travis Rains October 22, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people from all walks of life in a variety of ways for more than six months, and with today marking the final day of Kingman’s 14th Annual Walk Away from Drugs event, locals are being encouraged not to succumb to temptation that comes with times of struggle.

By Travis Rains October 22, 2020
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After a lengthy discussion regarding perceived benefits and consequences of repealing the city’s mask mandate, Kingman City Council voted 4-3 to repeal the measure at its Tuesday, Oct. 20 meeting.

By Travis Rains October 21, 2020
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Upon starting his practice in Kingman in 1980, Dr. Ismail Bokhari thought he would stay for a few years before returning to Pakistan.

By Travis Rains October 20, 2020
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Kingman City Council will receive updates on water sustainability efforts and the proposed concept for a downtown infrastructure design project at its meeting set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.

By Travis Rains October 17, 2020
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Just over a month has passed since Kingman City Council voted 5-2 to keep Mayor Jen Miles’ mask proclamation in effect until Tuesday, Oct. 20.

By Travis Rains October 17, 2020
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As the ball continues to roll on the Federal Aviation Administration’s release of 1,800 acres at the Kingman Airport and Industrial Park, Kingman City Council is weighing the pros and cons of annexing the area

By Travis Rains October 13, 2020
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Lee Williams gave Coconino a run for its money on Friday, Oct. 9, but even though the Volunteers were able to come back from a 13-point halftime deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter, the Panthers came out on top 28-21.

By Travis Rains October 10, 2020
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The City of Kingman has made the expansion of its trails system a priority due to expressed interest from community members and visitors alike, and while lots of work awaits city staff in the coming months, in development is a trail system that would link various parts of town to one another by utilizing utility easements.

By Travis Rains October 8, 2020
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Kingman City Council is supporting its sister cities of Bullhead and Lake Havasu in formally opposing the transfer of fourth priority Colorado River water from GSC Farm in La Paz County to the town of Queen Creek.

By Travis Rains October 8, 2020
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The Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District was considering legal action over the alleged use of its logo by Nov. 3 general election candidates for the board, however, it now seems the issue has been mitigated.

By Travis Rains October 6, 2020
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From $900 raised 24 years ago in the first year to $20,000 raised last year, the local Clothe the Kids initiative has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to the community’s generosity.

By Travis Rains October 3, 2020
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The Lee Williams Volunteers had some big plays go their way in the school’s first-ever victory over the Prescott Badgers on Friday, Oct. 2, shutting out the latter in the second half to bring home the win 31-15.

By Travis Rains October 3, 2020
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Kingman City Council will tackle considerations related to the Rancho Santa Fe traffic interchange and the annexation of 1,800 acres at the Kingman Airport and Industrial Park at its hybrid meeting set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 in council chambers, 310 N. Fourth St.

By Travis Rains October 3, 2020
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Kingman City Council has adopted a hybrid meeting process that will allow in-person and virtual presentations, along with public attendance, at upcoming October meetings.

By Travis Rains October 1, 2020
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The Kingman Veterans Treatment Court has now graduated 53 veterans, and in honor of all the behind-the-scenes efforts by those affiliated with the program, inducted its first local hall of fame class on Thursday, Sept. 24.

By Travis Rains September 26, 2020
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The City of Kingman has been recognized as the Safest Driving City in Arizona by Insurify following expert analysis of more than 2.5 million car insurance applications.

By Travis Rains September 24, 2020
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U.S. Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) and U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-4) were the primary speakers at the Lincoln Day Dinner held Saturday, Sept. 19, at which attendees were encouraged to do all they can to bring about four more years in office for President Donald Trump.

By Travis Rains September 22, 2020
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A recall effort is underway for Kingman Mayor Jen Miles and those Kingman City Councilmembers who voted to continue the mayor’s face covering proclamation until Oct. 20 at council’s Tuesday, Sept. 15 meeting.

By Travis Rains September 22, 2020
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Kingman City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 15 approved contracts for a refurbished runway at the Kingman Airport and a new Computer Aided Dispatch system for local first responders.

By Travis Rains September 20, 2020
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Some people enjoy reading more than others, be they children or adults, but there’s little debate to be had on the importance of literacy for all walks of life.

By Travis Rains September 19, 2020
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Mayor Jen Miles’ face covering proclamation survived a lengthy discussion and a 5-2 vote at Kingman City Council’s Tuesday, Sept. 15 meeting, however, the matter of masks will be reevaluated by the city’s elected officials on Oct. 20.

By Travis Rains September 17, 2020
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Mayor Jen Miles’ face covering proclamation survived a lengthy discussion at Kingman City Council’s Tuesday, Sept. 15 meeting, however, the matter of masks will be re-evaluated by the city’s elected officials in October.

By Travis Rains September 16, 2020
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When you see the red flashing lights and the stoplight out, it’s the same as any stoplight; those stop signs are just as important, and if you run them, you take the chance of running over a kid, someone exiting the bus or someone entering the bus.”

By Travis Rains September 15, 2020
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Kingman-area residents will have to be patient before city council decides whether to ratify Mayor Jen Miles’ face covering proclamation at the 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 virtual meeting of Kingman City Council.

By Travis Rains September 12, 2020
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The City of Kingman is aiming for October to offer community members additional options for participating in virtual city council and commission meetings.

By Travis Rains September 5, 2020
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Kingman Mayor Jen Miles, in speaking with City Attorney Carl Cooper and City Manager Ron Foggin, has decided to take the face covering proclamation to Kingman City Council for ratification.

By Travis Rains September 3, 2020
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The City of Kingman received six written comments in support of Mayor Jen Miles’ face covering proclamation along with 10 in opposition, but those who had the chance to speak at Tuesday’s virtual meeting all fell into the latter camp.

By Travis Rains September 2, 2020
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An effort is underway to thank law enforcement officers with the Kingman Police Department and the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office for their service to the community, members of which can now show their appreciation through the local Adopt a Cop initiative.

By Travis Rains September 1, 2020
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Thanks to an outpouring of community support, the Little Free Library at DIG It Kingman Community Gardens once again has plenty of reading material for area children and adults alike.

By Travis Rains September 1, 2020
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Kingman City Council will address Rancho Santa Fe Traffic Interchange and Kingman Crossing considerations at its virtual meeting set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.

By Travis Rains August 29, 2020
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Kingman Mayor Jen Miles has extended her proclamation requiring that face coverings be worn by people over the age of 6 in all Kingman businesses open to the public through the end of 2020.

By Travis Rains August 27, 2020
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The Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council is waiting for instruction from the Arizona Governor’s Office and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development as to how it can spend the $500,000 it was awarded to expand services for homeless veterans.

By Travis Rains August 27, 2020
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Parents and their children seem to be reading more during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led the Little Free Library at Dig It Kingman Community Gardens to seek donations of books for adults, and especially children.

By Travis Rains August 25, 2020
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Numerous agencies, both state and federal, have set up a fire camp at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., and will use the venue as a base of operations to combat the Ridge Fire in the Hualapai Mountains.

By Travis Rains August 22, 2020
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Kingman City Council approved the fiscal year 2021 pavement preservation project at its Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting, with crack seal and surface treatments scheduled for arterial and collector roads in the coming year.

By Travis Rains August 22, 2020
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Having reviewed the Parks, Open Space, Trails and Recreation Master Plan during department reports at the Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting, Kingman City Council could vote on the matter at an upcoming September meeting.

By Travis Rains August 22, 2020
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Numerous agencies, both state and federal, have set up a fire camp at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., and will use the venue as a base of operations to combat the Ridge Fire in the Hualapai Mountains.

By Travis Rains August 21, 2020
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The Ridge Fire in the Hualapai Mountains had burned nearly 2,300 acres as of the evening of Thursday, Aug. 20, and has resulted in the closure of Hualapai Mountain Park starting at sunrise Friday, Aug. 21.

By Travis Rains August 20, 2020
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Vehicle, brush and structure fires have been on the rise in the Kingman area over the past few months.

By Travis Rains August 20, 2020
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Kingman City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 18 expanded the parklet/pedlet program to a 90% match on the part of the city, in addition to increasing the maximum reimbursement from $5,000 to $9,000.

By Travis Rains August 20, 2020
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The Ridge Fire in the Hualapai Mountains has burned just shy of 2,200 acres as of the morning of Thursday, Aug. 20, doubling in size from Wednesday.

By Travis Rains August 20, 2020
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With one missing her tail and seemingly down in the dumps about her current predicament, and the other missing his recently deceased dog, Tuffy, German Shephard Stella and U.S. Navy veteran James Smith were a perfect match.

By Travis Rains August 18, 2020
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“It’s got a real desert rock vibe and there’s definitely a unique vibe about Kingman that I’ve really come to like; I think there’s a lot of untapped potential in this city.”

By Travis Rains August 15, 2020
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The King of Hemp Store in downtown Kingman may be two months away from opening due to COVID-19-related delays, but the farm located near Dolan Springs has received mostly positive results from its first round of testing.

By Travis Rains August 13, 2020
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Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and city, state and tribal governments that share the Arizona Route 66 Association’s mission of preserving, promoting and protecting the Mother Road are now eligible for up to $25,000 in grant funding.

By Travis Rains August 13, 2020
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The Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 43rd Annual Andy Awards, honoring individuals, organizations and businesses making a difference in the community.

By Travis Rains August 13, 2020
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The Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District Board of Directors on Monday, Aug. 10 voted 4-1 to enter into an agreement with Precise Builders, Inc. for the remodel and reconstruction of the structure located at 2600 Northern Ave.

By Travis Rains August 11, 2020
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The Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club has for the past few years hosted its two largest fundraising events, the Mother’s Day Festival and Oktoberfest, at Metcalfe Park, making it the perfect choice for adoption.

By Travis Rains August 8, 2020
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Kingman area residents, though apparently not all from within city limits, marched into the City Complex in the late morning of Thursday, Aug. 7 not only seeking answers regarding the face mask proclamation, but also to “help” public officials understand the perceived dangers of such an order.

By Travis Rains August 6, 2020

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