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Vanessa Espinoza

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KUSD board meeting updates public on White Cliffs flood damage, Palo Christi

The top items of discussion were the flood damage at White Cliffs Middle School back in October and an update on the renovation of Palo Christi at the Kingman Unified School District school board meeting Tuesday.

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School bus drivers see cars avoid stop arm sign on a daily basis

Stop means stop

Kingman Unified School District bus drivers see cars ignore the pullout stop sign. Cars pass the bus on the left lane and speed in school zones on a daily basis.

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Volunteers needed for bell ringing, tax season

The holiday season has arrived and before you know it tax season will creep up, too.

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Hualapai Elementary participates in ‘Disney Musicals in Schools’ program

Hualapai Elementary School was chosen to participate in the program Disney Musicals in Schools.

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White beats incumbents for Hospital District No.1 seat

The two elected Hospital District No. 1 board members are Penny White and Stephen Pebley.

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KUSD school board results: Incumbents re-elected, Shumway wins

Jen Shumway is the new school board member alongside incumbents Charles Lucero and Carole Young, who each won reelection for Kingman Unified School District.

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A Great Dane brings happy fortunes

Local Great Dane wins national awards

Onida Halona. A combination of the native languages of the Oneida and Muscogee nations, which means “the awaited one of happy fortune.”

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3 vying for 2 seats on hospital district board

Before voting Tuesday, one more thing to know is who the candidates are running for Kingman Hospital District No. 1board members. Incumbent Stephen Pebley and Dan Del Monaco, and candidate Penny White are asking for your vote.

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School board candidates talk academic achievement

Elections are just days, hours and minutes away, but before voting on Tuesday for the next Kingman Unified School District board members, here are some final thoughts from the candidates regarding their views on academic achievement.

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WACOG hosts Medicare open enrollment event

Western Arizona Council of Governments is hosting a Medicare Open Enrollment event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave.

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KHS Bulldog attended major leagues of marching band

“How you do anything is how you do everything” is a quote Kingman High School Bulldog William Whitten learned over the summer while attending The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, and it’s a quote he will live by.

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Local teacher wins $5k grant for classroom

The Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers powered by DriveTime has donated $1 million to 200 Arizona teachers. One of those lucky teachers is from Black Mountain Elementary School in Golden Valley.

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Día de los Muertos: It is not Mexican Halloween

In Mexico, family is a sacred bond. So sacred that people in Mexico celebrate their loved ones while living and dead. On a day like Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) families all over Mexico will honor their loved ones who have passed from the living.

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Last First Friday honors Día de los Muertos

The last First Friday is just around the corner and this month’s theme is Día de los Muertos. Students from Lee Williams High School’s Hispanic Student Union are joining the festivities.

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Ghosts, ghouls, witches and more will be on the streets tonight.

Here are ways to keep everyone out of harm’s way

It’s the night where the ghouls and ghosts are out on the town.

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Painting being auctioned off for KHS athletic department

The Kingman High School athletics department received various donations during the Graves U-Haul First Responders luncheon on Oct. 1. During the event someone donated a painting and now it’s being auctioned off in a silent auction at Gracie’s Vintage.

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EMTs, paramedics see so much in society and do much more

“It doesn’t happen very often but that’s truly the rewarding part of it; to see an actual difference with what you’re doing,” Herrera said.

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It's all in a days work for officer Ashley Walker

The life of a police officer is full of interesting encounters. Officers are dispatched to calls that can sound dangerous at first to being something minor, or the complete opposite. Officers are here in this world to make the public feel safe and assure the people that they are there even for the most random of calls.

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KUSD school board candidates talk teacher retention, financial accountability

During the #RedforEd movement in Arizona some of the issues educators brought up were teacher retention and recruitment. Candidates running for school board have added this to their list of concerns and financial accountability in the district.

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County GOP chair says bombs meant to distract voters

It’s been a battle between the red and the blue recently, especially since midterm elections are 11 days away.

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College and career fair for students, community Thursday

Students in their junior and senior year are starting to realize their high school journey is almost at its end. Now is time when they start thinking about life outside of high school and figure out what they want their future to look like.

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Who did it? KHS puts on classic ‘Clue’ production for community

Getting invited to a mansion through a mysterious letter should set off alarms.

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School board candidates discuss safety, community involvement issues

Kingman Unified School board candidates have many reasons why they are running for a seat at the table. Candidates Cliff Angle and Jennifer Shumway, and incumbents Carole Young and Charles Lucero, want to be the next – or remain – school board members.

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The historical mining town of Chloride full of ghostly encounters

Driving into Chloride seems like driving an endless path to nowhere. After a mile or so of road, your eyes lay upon the tiny town of Chloride.

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Garcia, Brill stopped in Kingman during town hall tour

Gubernatorial democratic candidate David Garcia and congressional District 4 candidate David Brill made rounds to 11 towns Thursday and Friday.

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UniSource provides grants to local nonprofits

UniSource Energy Services provides more than power. They awarded $80,000 in grants to 39 nonprofit organizations in Coconino, Mohave, Navajo, Santa Cruz and Yavapai counties.

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KHS Bulldogs keep getting contributions after fundraiser

The Kingman High School Athletics department received a tremendous amount of donations during the Graves U-Haul First Responder’s Luncheon.

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Quilt fundraiser raffle Saturday to breast cancer program

Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s the perfect time to get a blanket and bundle up on the couch. Connie’s Quilters Hide-A-Way is hosting its “Quilt Pink for Life” raffle for the Kingman Regional Medical Center breast cancer program.

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Dreams of Flight: Young Eagles rally gives children the opportunity to flex their wings

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 765 is hosting the Young Eagles rally Saturday where young people ages 8 to 18 have the chance to learn about aviation and fly in a plane for free.

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Kingman Unified School District negotiates Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claim

Kingman Unified School District school board approved at Tuesdays school board meeting for Superintendent Roger Jacks to go forth on negotiating an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claim with the school lawyers.

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WACOG offers free classes for seniors

As you live life, it teaches you lessons. The more you age the more you know but someone can never stop learning.

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KUSD Superintendent Roger Jacks announces his retirement after 10 years in position

A decade at KUSD

He is the face of Kingman Unified School District; and has been for 10 years. Throughout the years, he has worked toward improving education and establishing relationships. However in June 2019, he will no longer be KUSD Superintendent Roger Jacks.

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Janet Watson: breast cancer survivor, moral supporter

She felt a lump on her breast and knew it wasn’t normal. Her primary care doctor couldn’t find anything, so she decided to take a diagnostic mammogram to see if something was truly there.

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100 has never looked so good

She has lived for 36,526 days; 5,218 weeks; 1,200 months; 100 years. Kingmanite Helen Dorothy Cardeccia celebrated her 100th birthday among friends and family Thursday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center. Not everyone gets to live to be 100 years old and Dorothy certainly didn’t think she’d reach her centennial.

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How is your school doing? School grades released

Students aren’t the only ones to receive grades. Schools get graded every year, and those report cards from Arizona’s State Board of Education for 2017-2018 are out.

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Friends of Valle Vista library hold book, bake sale Saturday

The Friends of Valle Vista Library is holding its Fall Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at 7264 Concho Drive.

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WCMS received water damage, classes resume Monday

Hurricane Rosa brought damage to different areas around town, including some of the schools.

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Gov. Doug Ducey wants to “secure Arizona’s future”

“In Arizona, under Obamacare, we’ve gone from 24 providers in our state to just one provider in 14 out of our 15 counties. And it’s really that lack of competition that’s causing these price increases in terms of deductions and premiums.”

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Confrontation at Garcia town hall in Kingman

Gubernatorial candidate David Garcia held a town hall Thursday in Kingman and during the town hall an audience member, Steve Robinson, director of the Republican Party for District 1, was allegedly chased out of the auditorium by campaign staff.

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Garcia talks education, border security and opioids in town hall

Gubernatorial candidate David Garcia held a town hall Thursday at the Kingman High School auditorium, 4182 N Bank St.

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Snugs and Hugs: women crocheting for the community, one scarf at a time

Made with love in every stitch, a group of about 15 women get together to crochet scarves, beanies, socks, and even toys to donate to various organizations around town.

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Cops vs. firefighters fundraiser raised over $3k

St. Jude 7th annual Cops vs. Firefighters Night was Wednesday at Chili’s. Both law enforcement entities teamed up to raise money for the organization.

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Congressional candidate David Brill concerned with state of education in Arizona

David Brill, Democratic congressional candidate running against incumbent Rep. Paul Gosar for Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, gave his take on the state of education in Arizona and its rural areas while in town Monday.

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Friendly competition between firefighters and police during fundraiser for St. Jude

The Air methods helicopter made an impressive figure in the Home Depot parking lot at 3860 Stockton Hill Rd. Wednesday evening.

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Hug an alpaca during 13th annual Alpaca Farm Days

Alpacas of the Southwest is holding its 13th annual Alpaca Farm Days at 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 1108 McCarrel Road.

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Three generations of rodeo royalty: Andy Devine Days Rodeo Queen mother, grandmother won title prior

Saddling up her noble steed Macho, getting her cowboy boots dirty, riding with speed, and making sure her equine knowledge is up to date all while keeping her crown shiny is all in a day’s work for a queen.

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Contreras wants to be a voice for real needs as Attorney General

The last day to register to vote is Oct. 9 and early voting begins Oct. 10, so candidates around the state are making sure their platform is heard and they are becoming known.

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Celebrating the heart of Route 66 with Kingman-Opoly

Kingman passes GO

Locals have been excited about the recognition Kingman is getting. Gregg Arnold, owner of Giganticus Headicus along Route 66, which is also featured in the game, found out about the game when we saw an ad for it on the Kingman Walmart Facebook.

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Woman looks for her two pigs

Has anyone seen a pig around their neighborhood?

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