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Travis Rains

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City receives complaints, inquiries on shed setback requirements

The cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Flagstaff, like Kingman, do not require building permits for accessory structures less than 200 square feet. But Scottsdale requires Planning Services staff to review the site plan prior to accessory structure placement, and Flagstaff requires a zoning permit.

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Men arrested in narcotic bust arraigned

Darren Roy Hartwick is facing three felony counts including possession of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and child abuse by domestic violence.

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Discharging a firearm: it’s more than point and shoot

The Kingman Force on Force virtual range simulator requires critical thinking to make it through active-shooter scenarios

“At the range, normally you shoot at paper, you can’t even move too much,” Luca Zanna, owner of Force on Force, said. “Here, now for the first time, you can shoot in situations that are realistic."

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KAA litigation, audit costs City $328,000

“We have a second case that we proceeded with that was against the attorneys for KAA as well as the KAA board,” Cooper said. “And that was the fact that the City was arguing that they were liable for the uses of the moneys that they are using to pay for the defense of this case.”

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Council declines to extend manufactured home allowances

When asked by the mayor about how many south-side parcels would be affected by any change, Principal Planner Rich Ruggles said there are about 40 undeveloped parcels that could house manufactured homes should the ordinance be changed.

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Operation Christmas Child: Give a gift, secure a smile

Children look forward to opening gifts on holidays and birthdays while their parents and loved ones relish smiling faces as packages are unwrapped. However, some children around the world have never had a gift to open, a sad fact that Operation Christmas Child works year-round to correct.

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Friendships develop, and remain, through service

College freshmen have been known to get homesick, as for some it is their first long-distance experience away from friends and family. But there is a group of people who travel even further from what they know and go longer without seeing their loved ones: military personnel.

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Intersection at Fourth and Beale now a four-way stop

Residents will likely notice a change in traffic control at Fourth and Beale streets while driving downtown from this point forward, as that intersection will be a four-way stop starting Wednesday.

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Why Prop 413? The minds behind it give their answer

Cody Swanty, Tony Campbell and Dan Del Monaco, three of the men who spearheaded efforts for the Responsible Sales and Use Tax Act, thank the community for its support of a measure they say had a sole purpose of giving voters a voice.

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Veteran homelessness: County partnerships ready to end it

“The 30 years I’ve been in Mohave County, and working with Mohave County the last 28 years in these programs, this is the best time as far as resources,” Wolf explained.

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Deana Nelson sets priorities as councilmember

Deana Nelson, one of the City’s recently elected councilmembers, says she never thought she would be in the political arena but is looking forward to serving Kingman.

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Propositions 412, 413 get approval from voters

Two city propositions went to the voters at Tuesday’s general election, and the electorate of Kingman voted to pass both Proposition 412, the Home Rule Option, and Proposition 413, the Responsible Sales and Use Tax Act.

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Nelson, Watkins join Keener on Council

Voters have weighed in to determine the makeup of Kingman’s next City Council, which according to general election results, will see Deana Nelson, Ken Watkins and SueAnn Mello Keener occupying the three vacant seats.

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Masquerade Gala to benefit Beale Street Theater

“We’re trying to create events that are fun for the community and that make them want to come join us and help us renovate,” Brandt said.

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Additional charges brought against Dollar General burglary suspect

The third case for which Allison was arraigned on Monday deals with an alleged armed robbery in the 5000 block of West Highway 68 in Golden Valley on or about June 3.

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She covered Mr. Freeze’s mobile and dressed Poison Ivy, now she’ll be teaching The Club for YOUth how to sew

Staying true to its goal of keeping the mind active and preparing members for successful futures, the Club for YOUth is now taking applications from its members for a new sewing program set to start in January.

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Council candidates prioritize water, interchanges

The general election, and the electorate’s chance to determine the makeup of the next City Council, is Tuesday.

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Understanding, connecting with different cultures

The film “Free Trip to Egypt” shows how diverse peoples come together and connect

The film won’t be released to the rest of the world until early next year. However, the community will have the chance to view a pre-screening of “Free Trip to Egypt” at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lee Williams High School auditorium, 400 Grandview Ave.

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Dinner and debate with Council candidates

The general election that will determine the makeup of the Kingman City Council is Tuesday, which leaves just a few more days for voters to learn about their candidates.

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Council candidates weigh in on Home Rule Option

The Home Rule Option is an alternative to the local government spending limit set by the state Legislature in 1980. As some cities provide services others don’t, Arizona’s constitution lets citizens vote on alternatives to the limitation.

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Dollar General robbery, burglary suspects face additional charges

Three men arrested in connection with a string of robberies and burglaries throughout the Kingman area are now facing charges in additional cases, adding to the long list of state-alleged felony activities.

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Steve Robinson responds to Councilman Travis Lingenfelter’s statements

In an email to The Daily Miner in which he responded to the PAC’s reasons for demanding a recall, Lingenfelter called the PAC’s name of Kingman Citizens for Honesty, Accountability and Transparency “pretty ironic.”

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How the Home Rule Option feeds into Kingman’s future

The spending limit is adjusted for inflation and population each year, and City Finance Director Tina Moline said those adjustments vary from year to year.

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Council candidates talk annexation

Following acquisition of the airport and industrial park in May, City Council has heard presentations on the potential to annex about 3,616 acres in the area of the airport. Council candidates vying for a seat in the Nov. 6 general election gave their thoughts on whether they would support such action.

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Representation for suspect in Walmart suitcase incident withdraws

Jeremiah Grant Peacey, charged in the alleged theft of a cash-filled suitcase at Walmart, is at odds with his legal representation. Peacey, as of Friday, was being represented by Troy Anderson from the Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp. However, his representation filed a motion to withdraw from the case.

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Don’t be naïve: sex trafficking could happen to you and yours

“It could never happen to me or my family” is a dangerous sentiment to have in regards to any serious issue, and when it comes to child sex trafficking, naivety and parental inattention can make recruiting children that much easier for predators in a technological age where victims can be easily found from a computer or cellphone.

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Councilman Travis Lingenfelter again facing recall

Golden Valley resident Steve Robinson has started Kingman Citizens for Honesty, Accountability and Transparency, a political action committee formed for the “express purpose of filing a recall against City Councilman Travis Lingenfelter.”

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Save our Trails volunteer day at Coyote Pass

The Colorado River Area Trail Alliance invites the public to attend Save Our Trails volunteer day on Saturday, where the community will work together to ensure trails are in pristine condition.

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Save our Trails volunteer day at Coyote Pass

The Colorado River Area Trail Alliance invites the public to attend Save Our Trails volunteer day on Saturday, where the community will work together to ensure trails are in pristine condition.

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Accused Uber carjacker pleads guilty

Aveyon Lashawn Nevitt, arrested and charged in connection with the May carjacking of a Las Vegas Uber driver, pleaded guilty to four felony counts on Thursday and will face up to 20 years in prison.

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Private Pro-Proposition 413 signage passes legal muster

Ron Foggin, City manager, explained that the City was erring on the side of caution in its original determination due to a lack of clarity in the sign code.

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Proposition signage stolen, KPD investigating

Doug Dickmeyer, whose signs are being illegally removed, told The Daily Miner that community members are offering an approximate $700 reward to anyone who can accurately identity the suspect.

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Holiday group wants Locomotive Park shown in another light

“What better place is there than lighting Locomotive Park?” McCoy asked, noting that the Parade of Lights begins in that area.

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Bridge-blocking case could see additional disclosure

The Henderson, Nevada man arrested for blocking Pat Tillman Bridge in an armored car June 15, Matthew Phillip Wright, appeared before Judge Billy Sipe on Monday for a pretrial conference.

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Human Bean open in Kingman

What better time for Kingman’s first Human Bean to open than on a chilly, rainy day?

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Prop. 413 signage, expenditures under scrutiny

The weather is cooling off, but the climate surrounding the general election and Proposition 413 keeps heating up.

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Council receives Fiscal Year 2018 report

A Fiscal Year 2018 wrap-up report shows that the City of Kingman’s finances are in good shape, with increases in TPT collections, state shared revenues and a steadily-growing local economy.

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Expansion of customer base could lead to rate increases

While the local economy is growing steadily and the City is experiencing customer increases in numerous operating funds, Kingman still has issues to resolve when it comes to its water and sanitation funds.

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Junk, trash, and debris keep City Neighborhood Services Division busy

Property owners have 30 days to correct a violation after hearing from neighborhood services. The case then goes to the City Attorney’s Office where it is reviewed for criminal charges (Class 1 misdemeanor).

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Speed Crafting at Annie’s Art Attic

Space is limited to about 15 people per session, so Fuller encourages anyone interested in participating to contact the attic as soon as possible.

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Service dogs are professionals, not pets

Thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey in April, people in Arizona who try to pass their dogs off as service animals without undergoing the necessary training are subject to a $250 fine.

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Planning and Zoning looks to prevent ‘cookie-cutter’ subdivisions in Kingman

“What we’re trying to achieve is a variety of architectural styles that add character and interest to a neighborhood,” Ruggles said.

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Change of plea set for alleged Las Vegas carjacker

According to court documents, Nevitt could be agreeable to a 20-year plea agreement.

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Cases consolidated for Walleck Ranch shooting suspect

Bell was arrested after police responded to a call at about 10:20 p.m. March 22. They arrived at the scene to find a 16-year-old boy with hand and leg wounds resulting from multiple gunshots.

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P&Z expands accessory structure allowances

In the past, property owners in Kingman have hit the wall that is the Kingman Zoning Ordinance when it comes to adding accessory structures on their properties, but the Planning and Zoning Commission is considering text amendments that would expand the allowances for detached structures and accessory dwellings.

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Black Sheep’s fundraiser helps those who help others

Saturday’s earnings will go to the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council

Those who attend Saturday’s fundraiser will need to pick from Black Sheep’s selection of suicide awareness tattoos.

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Vice mayor advocates for ‘no’ votes on ‘Draconian’ Prop 413

The Home Rule Option (Prop. 412) has been approved by Kingmanites since the 1980s. The option provides cities with an alternative to the state-imposed spending limit for local governments.

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State alleges emotional harm in child molestation case

On Wednesday, prosecuting attorney Gregory McPhillips told the judge that the state is also alleging emotional harm on the part of the victim.

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Confederate Krusaders feel they’ve been ‘discriminated against’

Their parade application for this year was originally accepted, but come the week of the festival, Youngblood received an email from the City informing her that the entry was in violation of parade rule No. 3.

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Jeff Adams announces write-in candidacy

“We’ve got some serious challenges,” Adams said. “We need some serious solutions.”

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