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Kingman community does more with less
Centennial Park U12/U14 soccer fields brought into the light

“It was a really good deal for everybody involved,” said Recreation Coordinator Ryan Fruhwirth, adding that it’s always good to see local leagues take interest in improving their facilities.

By Travis Rains June 5, 2019
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Careers in law enforcement remain ‘honorable’
The City of Kingman and the Kingman Police Department are changing the way in which they recruit law enforcement officers

Be it the way media portrays law enforcement officers or just a general decline in interest in the profession, the City of Kingman has had some difficulties when it comes to recruiting personnel for the Kingman Police Department. Thanks to a new recruitment campaign, the City hopes those struggles are over.

By Travis Rains June 4, 2019
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Matthew Phillip Wright, who is accused of blocking Pat Tillman Bridge with an armored vehicle and firearms in June 2018, had three requests for county funds approved by Judge Billy Sipe on Monday.

By Travis Rains June 4, 2019
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Small brushfires have been common occurrences in Kingman over the course of the last few weeks, and while first responders have knocked them down before they got out of hand, there are steps the public can take to reduce the risk all together.

By Travis Rains June 4, 2019
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The Mohave County grand jury charges that on or about March 3, 2019 around Milepost 5 on Interstate 15, 46-year-old Printup and David Royden Mitchell, 68, “knowingly imported into Arizona or transported dangerous drugs for sale …” according to court documents.

By Travis Rains June 3, 2019
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According to court documents, plaintiffs Richard Veradt and Arthur Garnica list in the suit directors Jim Bailey, Michael Collins, Erik Berg and John Bryant.

By Travis Rains June 1, 2019
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A lot of moving parts are involved in keeping City of Kingman moving forward, and from planning and zoning to engineering and water, staff provided a snapshot of their duties.

By Travis Rains June 1, 2019
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For decades, people in Kingman looked forward to summer not only for the warm weather and sunny skies but also because of the annual Fence Busters slow-pitch softball tournament.

By Travis Rains May 30, 2019
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Senior Corps of Mohave County is a volunteer service organization through Northern Arizona University that gives back to the community “in a variety of different ways,” explained program coordinator Heather Brassil.

By Travis Rains May 30, 2019
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According to court documents, plaintiffs Richard Veradt and Arthur Garnica filed with the court earlier this year.

By Travis Rains May 29, 2019
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There is a limited amount of tables and chairs, but there’s plenty of room at the park for people to bring their own picnic gear like chairs and blankets.

By Travis Rains May 29, 2019
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To address the issue, the state Legislature passed House Bill 2097 which requires governing bodies to adopt pension funding policies by July 2019.

By Travis Rains May 28, 2019
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“At this point the negotiations are done,” explained Teri Williams, KRMC director of communications and marketing.

By Travis Rains May 28, 2019
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The first-ever City of Kingman Expo is set to take place Thursday, May 30 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Locomotive Park, 310 W. Beale St.

By Travis Rains May 28, 2019
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The trial for Gerald Richardson, the Golden Valley man charged in the October shooting death of Jessica Mae Orozco, is set to begin June 10 in the court of Judge Derek Carlisle.

By Travis Rains May 27, 2019
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It looks as if the I-11 East Kingman Connection Project could receive $20 million for “two interchanges in east Kingman” based on Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget, however, there are two hurdles that must be overcome before work can begin.

By Travis Rains May 25, 2019
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A former business manager at the Western Arizona Vocational Education District, Deborah Sue Long, was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison by Judge Derek Carlisle Friday.

By Travis Rains, Vanessa Espinoza May 25, 2019
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If having to dial 911, there’s a good chance the caller is experiencing one of the most stressful, emotional and fearful times in their life.

By Travis Rains May 25, 2019
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The matter would need to go before the voters for approval. It would be voted on in the August 2020 primary election, but wouldn’t take effect until 2022.

By Travis Rains May 23, 2019
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Johnston noted two major components of lease rates that he will consider when conducting the survey.

By Travis Rains May 23, 2019
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The vice mayor then said “You have my full support for the donation.”

By Travis Rains May 22, 2019
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The judge set a status conference in Dehar’s case for 8:30 a.m. June 25.

By Travis Rains May 22, 2019
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Medication Assisted Treatment Clinic comes to Kingman
The facility isn’t a traditional methadone clinic, rather, it provides clients with a wide range of services to get them back on their feet

Addressing the opioid epidemic and the dependencies associated with its prevalence is not a sprint, nor is there a one-size-fits all approach to helping those seeking treatment.

By Travis Rains May 21, 2019
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Milks, 26, was in court for status conferences in five cases in which the state alleges he participated in multiple burglaries and robberies.

By Travis Rains May 20, 2019
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The enforcement mobilization will take place starting Monday, May 20 through June 2.

By Travis Rains May 20, 2019
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An evidentiary hearing in the case of Justin James Rector is on schedule to commence at 9 a.m. July 11 in Mohave County Superior Court

By Travis Rains May 19, 2019
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A family moves to a Kingman home with more than enough space to accommodate them, or a retired couple settles down to spend their sunset years in the Heart of Route 66.

By Travis Rains May 18, 2019
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General Manager of Kingman’s JCPenney Jenny Fulwiler was one of only 80 recipients out of 860 stores for this year’s Founder’s Award, an accomplishment which she accredits to the hard work of her team and the loyalty of her customers.

By Travis Rains May 18, 2019
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Singer has been a lawyer for about 22 years and a judge for close to 16 years, “and it’s the thing I’m most proud of in my legal career,” he said of Veterans Treatment Court.

By Travis Rains May 16, 2019
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Judge Rick Lambert, who presided over the case, also made mention of what he called “selective prosecution” at the sentencing hearing.

By Travis Rains May 15, 2019
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He said some alternatives would be to use the money for the Kingman trail system or new shade structures and playground equipment at parks. Lingenfelter later said there are likely other community organizations, having specifically named the Club for YOUth, which could benefit from $57,000.

By Travis Rains May 15, 2019
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“The shelter is extremely full right now, we have a lot of beautiful dogs that need good homes and we would invite you to come out to both PetSmarts, Kingman and Bullhead City, and see if you would like to take one of them home,” said Susan Fosher of WAHS.

By Travis Rains May 15, 2019
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“In the citizen survey we asked them to provide what they thought were essential things that we needed to be working on, and of course, pavement preservation was at the top of that list,” said City Manager Ron Foggin in last week’s budget meeting.

By Travis Rains May 14, 2019
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His attorney, Daniel Kaiser, told Judge Derek Carlisle that Mitchell is “suffering from sepsis” and will be in the hospital “indefinitely.”

By Travis Rains May 13, 2019
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“We have put together a meeting with the City team and our consultants and the folks that have requested us to look into developing a development agreement and the CFD,” Foggin explained.

By Travis Rains May 13, 2019
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Those who hope Kingman’s younger generations grow to be productive and responsible members of society would do well to remember that such characteristics don’t grow on trees

By Travis Rains May 5, 2019
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“I’m very proud of the fact that it’s Kingmanites who have kept this event alive and front and center in the attention of the world,” he said.

By Travis Rains May 1, 2019
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Before getting into the pretrial conference, Judge Derek Carlisle told Dehar that he would be muted if he again disrupted the proceeding.

By Travis Rains May 1, 2019
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Attorneys on the case said Wednesday that plea negotiations are underway.

By Travis Rains May 1, 2019
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The brief, two-question poll will take a couple of minutes, at the most, to complete.

By Travis Rains April 30, 2019
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“It’s just a celebration of the accomplishments the club has made over the past 25 years, and the impact we’ve put into the community,” said Club for YOUth CEO Bill Ward.

By Travis Rains April 30, 2019
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“We’re getting close,” said Bob Wallace, director of Arizona Military Order of Devil Dog Charities. “The manufacturing of the machine gun is underway now."

By Travis Rains April 29, 2019
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The Route 66 Fun Run is returning for its 32nd year, and organizers are expecting an even larger turnout than last year complete with more vendors than ever before.

By Travis Rains April 27, 2019
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While Council decides what the City’s five-year capital improvement project list will include, Kingman’s elected officials have another important task on their hands: finding a revenue source.

By Travis Rains April 27, 2019
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A child's safety on the internet: Remaining vigilant online
The internet can be a dangerous place for minors, as evidenced by the recent sting that resulted in the arrest of nine men for charges alleging misconduct or attempted misconduct

The internet offers seemingly endless access to the outside world from the comfort of one’s home, however, it’s unsettling upon realizing that the above statement does not only apply to online shoppers, but to child predators as well.

By Travis Rains April 27, 2019
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Mohave Community College has narrowed down its four finalists for its president search. The final four visited campuses in Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City and Kingman. MCC and community members were able to meet the candidates and ask them questions.

By Travis Rains, Vanessa Espinoza April 27, 2019
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“In total, of course, our streets projects are our largest projects over the next five years, just under $68 million,” Moline said. “We also have parks and recreation at just over $16 million.”

By Travis Rains April 25, 2019
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According to organizer Ronald Handy, those who attend will watch a webinar featuring Sanders.

By Travis Rains April 25, 2019
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The American Heroes Charity Poker Run is set for Friday, April 26. That event comes courtesy of Dalcon Promotions and Kingman’s own Mother Road Harley-Davidson.

By Travis Rains April 24, 2019
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Going back to the very beginning, Khan said he decided to get into medicine after taking sound advice from his father, who wanted him to be a doctor, and his grandfather, who wanted him to then become a surgeon.

By Travis Rains April 23, 2019

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