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Kingman Academy of Learning students, celebrated the last day of September by wearing a gold ribbon to spread awareness for childhood cancer.

By Vanessa Espinoza October 2, 2019
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Mohave County receives visitors from every corner of the world to learn about the area’s vast history.

By Vanessa Espinoza October 1, 2019
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Kingman Center for the Arts has more time to collect donations to renovate Beale Street Theater.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 30, 2019
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It’s a tale as old as time, the story of a beauty and a beast.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 26, 2019
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Western Arizona Council of Governments is hosting a mental health first aid training.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 25, 2019
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MCC president shares passion for education
Stacy Klippenstein always enjoyed educational environments

Stacy Klippenstein started this summer as the new Mohave Community College President.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 22, 2019
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Dinner theater: Wear your boots and spurs for a night of food and laughs
Beale Street Theater presents ‘The Legend of the Lone Texas Walker Ranger’

His name is on the poster so therefore he is the most important cowboy to ever roam the southwest. He is the Lone Texas Walker Ranger.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 19, 2019
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Kingman songsmith has been writing music for nearly 30 years
Mike Britt hosts Nashville artists in the Hualapais for songwriter showcase

Although he doesn’t sing or play the guitar, he writes songs for those that have the vocal chords and can strum to the lyrics.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 18, 2019
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Kingman Area Books Are Magic Festival is having its 14th annual Book Festival and second annual Writer’s Conference.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 17, 2019
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Kingman Golden Valley Association of Realtors is hosting a charity event by showing the 1970s horror-comedic-musical film adaptation “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a screenplay by Richard O’Brien.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 17, 2019
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Mohave Republican Forum held its monthly meeting Wednesday and the guest speakers were Kingman Unified School District Superintendent Gretchen Dorner, KUSD Finance Director Ahron Sherman, former KUSD superintendent Roger Jacks and Bruce Ricca, KUSD board member.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 14, 2019
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Beale Street Theater: Coming to a city very near you
Kingman Center for the Arts’ renovation will yield fully functioning theater

The building has been a movie theater, a thrift shop, a church, a music store, a shoe repair shop and possibly other things.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 11, 2019
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The smell of pumpkin is in the air and October will be here in a blink of an eye.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 10, 2019
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Hot Jobs: MCC Fire Academy gets firefighters in the door
Applications for 2020 Fire Academy are now being accepted

Most kids growing up dreaming of being a police officer, teacher, astronaut or firefighter.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 8, 2019
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A clean city is a happy city. And to that end, River Cities United Way is making sure weeds are pulled and trash is picked up around Kingman through its annual Day of Caring event.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 7, 2019
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Lace up those sneakers and get ready to run during the Mohave County Sheriff’s Public Outreach Program Reach Out Ranch Run Saturday, Sept. 7.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 4, 2019
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Teachers at Cerbat Elementary School received donations to help kids further their education and make it easier.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 4, 2019
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National Grandparents Day is Sunday, so White Cliffs Senior Living is hosting a Community Celebration for Grandparents Day.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 3, 2019
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Educator’s each day try to make a difference in a student’s life whether it be one-on-one in the classroom or at a higher level as an administrator.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 2, 2019
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Kingman Center for the Arts has a new feature on its website that shows how many donations they have received as part of the Angle Homes Matching Grant Challenge.

By Vanessa Espinoza September 2, 2019
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A topic in education that always comes back during the first few weeks of school is that teachers and students are always in need of supplies.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 31, 2019
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As an educator it’s important to have a mutually respectful relationship with their students. It’s never OK to have a relationship that exceeds a student-teacher relationship.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 29, 2019
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Hualapai Elementary School has a new loveseat and sofa in its lobby thanks to Arizona Furniture.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 28, 2019
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Going back to school means for some children getting new things, like clothes, school supplies and shoes, but others aren’t so fortunate.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 28, 2019
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A beautiful gown, sparkly shoes and a chance to win the crown.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 27, 2019
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Baseball in Kingman dates back to 1889
Kingmanites saw locals, major leaguers play in their own backyard during the 1900s

All it takes is a bat, a ball, gloves, a field and 18 players.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 26, 2019
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The Kingman Middle School band is putting down the instruments and picking up sponges to wash cars for its fundraiser Saturday.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 22, 2019
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Due to the community’s effort, Kingman Academy of Learning and Kingman Unified School District will be able to provide less-fortunate students with school supplies.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 21, 2019
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It’s been a few weeks into the new school year and some students in the Kingman Unified School District are in new schools as a result of enrollment changes that occurred early in the year.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 20, 2019
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The smell of burning rubber is getting closer as the Kingman Route 66 Street Drags event is getting near.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 18, 2019
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Nonprofit organizations are a staple in the community that comes together to make a difference in someone else’s life or the greater community.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 15, 2019
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The Arizona Claus Cause is looking for car enthusiasts to register for its last car show of the year, Summer’s End Car Show at the College.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 14, 2019
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Regina Cobb took a trip down memory lane to the schools her daughters once attended.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 13, 2019
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Kingman Center for the Arts is hosting its 6-by-6 on Route 66 fundraiser to benefit activities hosted at The Gallery.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 13, 2019
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Reuniting loved ones one pet at a time
Golden Valley Pet Recovery members dedicate their time rescuing pets

They also raise money to spay and neuter pets for those who can’t afford it because it’s a way to help with the overpopulation of pets in shelters.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 11, 2019
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School bells ring at Kingman Academy of Learning
New high school principal, future executive director look forward to impacting students at charter school

There is nothing like the sound of the first bell, on the first day of school. On Monday students from Kingman Academy of Learning will head back to school.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 10, 2019
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The children at Building Blocks Preschool have a new basketball hoop to play with during recess thanks to a donation made by Nucor Steel Kingman, LLC and Lifetime Products.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 8, 2019
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A recent Lee Williams High School graduate has the opportunity of a lifetime at her fingertips. Shai Weaver has earned a full-ride scholarship to The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, but she has to raise money to get closer to her dreams.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 7, 2019
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Monday was a record-breaking day for Kingman when the temperature outside reached 107 degrees, which broke the previous record high of 105 degrees set in 1986 and 1998.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 6, 2019
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A local family is asking for the help of the community to raise money for funeral expenses for their son.

By Vanessa Espinoza August 6, 2019
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Max is a toy poodle that lives with his loving owners.

By Vanessa Espinoza July 28, 2019
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It took 30 seconds for Judge Derek Carlisle to mute Donald Cory Dehar during a Thursday hearing for discussion on the results of a Rule 11 examination, which assesses a defendant’s mental capacity.

By Travis Rains, Vanessa Espinoza July 27, 2019
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The clouds have been teasing Kingmanites for the past few days, and on Wednesday, they finally gave in and gave us some moisture.

By Vanessa Espinoza July 25, 2019
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Gym class. The class where students are required to run a mile, dodge some balls and suit out into gym clothes. Now that it’s almost time to go about their day and change back into everyday clothes.

By Vanessa Espinoza July 24, 2019
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Pencils, notebooks and backpacks are essentials for a student’s first day of school. Mission Bank is hosting its 17th annual School Supply Drive “Our Town Cares!”

By Vanessa Espinoza July 24, 2019
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Mohave County History: The mystery behind Death Trap Rock
A neon blue rock brings death to those who touch it

Up in the Cerbat Mountains, a blue light beams from the range. Some say the blue beam is near Cherum Peak. Although this glowing rock may look like nothing seen before in nature, it is known to bring instant death to those who touch it.

By Vanessa Espinoza July 22, 2019
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Students and teachers attending Kingman Unified School District return to school Wednesday. But before that first bell rings parents should be aware what time school starts.

By Vanessa Espinoza July 20, 2019
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Hackberry Elementary School District is heading back to school Wednesday, July 24 and that means students will get free breakfasts and lunches throughout the school year.

By Vanessa Espinoza July 18, 2019
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The 2019-2020 school year is just around the corner. Kingman Unified School District spent the first half of the week preparing and training its new teachers during New Teacher Inductions.

By Vanessa Espinoza July 17, 2019
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Adrenaline starts consuming your body from your head to your toes as your foot starts to press against the gas, ready to floor it at the sound of “Go!” Sitting behind the wheel, racing to the finish line is the goal, and trying to beat out the other racer who is right behind your tail wanting to pass you and win.

By Vanessa Espinoza July 16, 2019

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