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“In communities that are certainly larger, like ours, they can be and sometimes are a threat to smaller mom-and-pop based businesses or specialty shops,” Kellogg said.

By Travis Rains March 21, 2019
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Council also slightly expanded the scope of the Stockton Hill Road project. The first expansion adds a portion of Gordon drive between Stockton and N. Shadow Road to the mill and overlay work.

By Travis Rains March 21, 2019
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“When you uproot a tournament, it’s almost a forgone conclusion you’re going to lose teams,” Fruhwirth said. “This particular tournament bucked that trend.”

By Travis Rains March 20, 2019
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According to Moline’s estimations, creating a procurement department within the City would cost more than $207,000 each year, which does not include the cost of finding space for the division.

By Travis Rains March 20, 2019
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While people most assuredly still enjoyed themselves over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, it appears they did so responsibly as the Kingman Police Department made only one DUI arrest and the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office made none.

By Travis Rains March 20, 2019
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“It’s a family-friendly festival where everyone is welcome and celebrated,” she said of the event.

By Travis Rains March 19, 2019
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“I highly recommend, even if they’ve attended a town hall in the past, to attend because there’s always new stuff happening,” said Public Affairs Officer Mary Dillinger.

By Travis Rains March 18, 2019
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“It’s not all law enforcement, it’s not all business owners,” Schuster explained. “We wanted a plethora of different experience levels that we can bring forward to apply to all the different situations we find ourselves in.”

By Travis Rains March 18, 2019
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One of the first questions fielded by City Manager Ron Foggin and councilwomen Deana Nelson and SueAnn Mello Keener at Wednesday’s Mohave Republican Forum meeting was in regards to how Kingman is addressing its roads without funding.

By Travis Rains March 17, 2019
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The comment period for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s tentative five-year construction plan began Friday, March 15, and remains of importance to the City of Kingman and its efforts to bring to fruition the Rancho Santa Fe traffic interchange.

By Travis Rains March 16, 2019
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In the past two years, Puchek has been the defense attorney on 12 rape and or sexual abuse cases that have resulted in dismissals or acquittals. That includes nine consecutive acquittals.

By Travis Rains March 14, 2019
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Jordan has contacted City Clerk Sydney Muhle, Mohave County Elections Director Allen Tempert, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Attorney General Mark Brnovich in an attempt to determine “whether or not campaign finance law was violated” by Robinson, who is the Mohave County Republican Committee District 1 director and chair of Kingman Citizens for Honesty, Accountability and Transparency.

By Travis Rains March 13, 2019
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Following a heated February meeting where residents of AAA Mobile Home Park expressed their displeasure with the way management went about introducing park-model homes to the area, almost no complaints were delivered Tuesday to City Planning and Zoning commissioners.

By Travis Rains March 13, 2019
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The Kingman Police Department has decided to cancel the 14th year of the Junior Police Academy due to staffing shortages, a move Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper says will allow KPD to focus on uniformed patrol.

By Travis Rains March 12, 2019
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The City of Kingman Sanitation Department and the Clean City Commission are offering a $3 Special Trash Haul Cleanup for Kingman customers during the last week in March and all of April

By Travis Rains March 12, 2019
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“It’s always good to find out what’s going on with their organization,” said Daughters of the American Revolution representative Jamie Mickalowski.

By Travis Rains March 11, 2019
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“Everything is transitioning back,” Haines said.

By Travis Rains March 11, 2019
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A historic issue: Kingman addresses World War II dross site
Having eyed mitigation since 2005, the City and federal government are now fixing the dross site at the Kingman Airport

“And what’s in the dross site is what you would say is the stuff that couldn’t be in the smelter, because they only smelted the aluminum,” said City Economic Development Director Gary Kellogg.

By Travis Rains March 11, 2019
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While the 2019 Festival of the Arts, a local Mother’s-Day weekend tradition, doesn’t take place until May, organizers are getting a jump start in calling for artists, crafters and other vendors interested in participating.

By Travis Rains March 10, 2019
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The Tri-State Veterans Stand Down held March 1 and 2 in Bullhead City saw nonprofits, organizations, veteran services and governmental agencies came together to help those who have served their country.

By Travis Rains March 9, 2019
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Council on Tuesday approved a new lease agreement for the space occupied by the Historic Route 66 Association at the Powerhouse Visitor Center by a vote of 5 – 1, with Vice Mayor Travis Lingenfelter dissenting, as he was interested in considering a percentage rent as opposed to the agreement presented.

By Travis Rains March 9, 2019
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The car in front of you is sporadically speeding up and slowing down, swerving, not paying attention to traffic signals and making other drivers nervous in general.

By Travis Rains March 9, 2019
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“We’re really just searching for people, citizen volunteers, who are interested in the development of the community and would like a voice in that process,” said Planning Services Manager Rich Ruggles.

By Travis Rains March 7, 2019
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“We raise money for local graduates to go to college,” said event chair Bill Ward.

By Travis Rains March 7, 2019
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After researching the issue, the City decided the intersection at Fourth and Beale doesn’t warrant a signal, as it no longer receives the amount of traffic it once did.

By Travis Rains March 6, 2019
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Prohibiting exotic animal performances: A slippery slope or the right move for Kingman?
Council receives public comment on proposed wild and exotic animal performance ban

The ordinance defines exotic animals specifically, and excludes from the ban those normally associated with “rural agricultural activities” like horses, cattle, llamas and pigs.

By Travis Rains March 6, 2019
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Since the judge has yet to accept the agreement, Nevitt has the right to withdraw his guilty pleas.

By Travis Rains March 6, 2019
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“A lot of the reason for this move is solely based on location. The fact is this puts us in a place downtown that offers great visibility for us,” Hindenach said.

By Travis Rains March 5, 2019
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Fast forward to the summer months when children nearly live outside, have water gun fights and make use of City parks sometimes on a daily basis.

By Travis Rains March 5, 2019
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“Even though you’re a juvenile, you engaged in what would otherwise be considered as adult conduct,” Carlisle said.

By Travis Rains March 4, 2019
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“This is the determining case,” Albright told the judge.

By Travis Rains March 4, 2019
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Residents of the Kingman area are encouraged to bring their old, broken and unused computers and technology devices to the Public Works yard. However, due to recycling costs, televisions will not be accepted at the March 9 event.

By Travis Rains March 3, 2019
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One item returning to Council is regarding wild and exotic animal performances. The City wrote in a press release that the proposed ordinance would exempt rodeos, 4-H programs and other activities “inherent in our culture and region,” from the wild and exotic animal performances prohibition.

By Travis Rains March 3, 2019
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Bob Wallace, director of the Arizona Military Order of Devil Dog Charities, may live in Prescott now, but he grew up in Kingman.

By Travis Rains March 3, 2019
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Judge Carlisle said he believes judges should “for the most part” be consistent, and that it shouldn’t matter which judge presides over sentencing.

By Travis Rains March 3, 2019
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Rector had pleaded guilty in December to first-degree murder after deciding to represent himself in the case. Under the plea deal, charges of kidnapping and child abuse were dismissed.

By Travis Rains March 3, 2019
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Three rezones will be considered by the board. The first is for an approximately 1.95-acre property located north of Spring Rain Drive and east of Franhi Road. The request is to rezone the property from residential-recreation 10-acre minimum to residential-recreation to allow for a minor land division.

By Travis Rains March 2, 2019
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The City of Kingman Public Works Department said that when it comes to mitigating damage from the Feb. 20 snow storm, their focus is “potholes, potholes, potholes.”

By Travis Rains March 2, 2019
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“We think they (the Mohave County Attorney’s Office) ought to recuse themselves now, for no other reason than they’re prosecuting Mr. Eder, who was their witness/victim in a very substantial case,” Novak said.

By Travis Rains February 28, 2019
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Another way KFD is unique, Rhoades said, is because it’s community-driven. He said KFD prefers to develop their plan for service “almost backwards” in that they first contact the community to learn about its needs.

By Travis Rains February 27, 2019
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In 2018, burglaries dropped by 42 percent, thefts by 4 percent and vehicle thefts by 10 percent.

By Travis Rains February 27, 2019
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Adrian Hairston, Kingman Fire Department battalion chief, is now one of only 1,344 chief fire officers worldwide after having completed the International Professional Designation Process.

By Travis Rains February 27, 2019
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Arizona Career Readiness Credential: Bridging the employment gap
The Arizona Career Readiness Credential is helping bridge the gap between employers and job seekers

“The big piece for our employers is it offers them a third-party credential, so that they’re having someone other than the candidate themselves speak to the skills the candidate has,” Hindenach said.

By Travis Rains February 26, 2019
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Steve Robinson, chair of Kingman Citizens for Honesty, Accountability and Transparency, had signatures he filed with the City Monday for the recall of Vice Mayor Travis Lingenfelter returned to him on Tuesday as, according to the City, not enough signatures were collected.

By Travis Rains February 26, 2019
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The City of Kingman is set to revisit concerns of exotic animal usage in circuses at the March 5 Council meeting, and while the City says an adopted ordinance would not affect the circus scheduled for March, there remains opposition to the effort.

By Travis Rains February 26, 2019
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Identifying, reversing an opioid overdose
Overdose prevention training, courtesy of Sonoran Prevention Works, comes to Kingman

“They’ll cover how to recognize an overdose, how to treat the overdose, how to use the Narcan and ways to avoid overdose,” Yamaguchi said of Wednesday’s training.

By Travis Rains February 25, 2019
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Wright’s attorneys, Michael Denea and Aaron Moskowitz, said they would be filing a motion to dismiss either the first or second count charged in the case. Those counts are terrorism and misconduct involving weapons, respectively.

By Travis Rains February 25, 2019
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Gaven Robel told Judge Billy Sipe that he is on prescription medication for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. According to his attorney Sandra Carr, who spoke at Robel’s sentencing, the murder of 41-year-old Kingman resident Ryan Couch “did not need to happen.”

By Travis Rains February 24, 2019
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Kingman Police Department Chief Bob DeVries said his department received more than $650,000 in grants in 2018

By Travis Rains February 23, 2019
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Kingman Police Department facing staffing issues
Low staffing causes department to pull officers from specialty divisions; FLEX and school resource officers included

DeVries said the department received 42,301 calls for service in 2018. He noted that figure is a 5.6 percent reduction from the previous year.

By Travis Rains, Vanessa Espinoza February 23, 2019

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