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MCUHS Class of ’68 invites all classes to 50th reunion

Once the only high school in Mohave County, there was a bit of a rivalry between the "surfer" kids of Lake Havasu City and the "cowboys" of Kingman.

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Library book sale offers treasure chest of books, CDs and movies

Friends of Kingman Library hold four book sales a year to raise funds for library programs, children's events and replacement materials.

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Supervisors choose economic development over public information

Wakimoto says her district is poised for growth, and it's important to have someone focused on areas outside the three main cities.

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Storage, RV park to start construction near Old Highway 95

The project north of Lake Havasu City will cater to off-roaders with amenities such as a general store, laundromat, swimming pool and kid's park.

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Valle Vista residents hoping to improve fire district service

Former NACFD Fire Chief Wayne Eder told about 40 residents what it would take to form their own fire district, including a cost of about $648,000 a year.

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Supervisor Angius wants Mohave County to join national opioid litigation

Like it or not, Mohave County is "ground zero" for the opioid epidemic, the supervisor said at Monday's board meeting.

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With planning, school lunches can be packed with pizzazz

Bashas' grocery store shares some easy tips that will make it easier for parents to pack their kids' lunches and save money too.

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County wants BLM to extend comment deadline before closing trails

BLM's draft travel management plan calls for the closure of 1,622 miles of nearly 5,600 miles of trails on public land in Mohave County.

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Supervisors expected to support Santa Fe Parkway grant application

The proposed Interstate 11 East Kingman Connection Project is on the agenda for discussion and possible action when the Mohave County Board of Supervisors meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.

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Zanna opens self-defense training center to empower lawful citizens

It’s always best to avoid confrontation, turn the other cheek and walk away from a potentially violent outcome, but when push comes to shove, Luca Zanna wants to give you a fighting chance.

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Johnston hops from Lake Havasu to Kingman as airport manager

The City of Kingman has hired Steven Johnston as manager of Kingman Airport at a salary of $84,000 a year, the City reported Friday.

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Golden Valley mobile home catches fire

It’s been a busy few days for Golden Valley Fire District, having responded to a semi-trailer fire earlier in the week.

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Dig-It Gardens to celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with games, crafts

The American folklore figure was actually born as John Chapman on Sept. 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts.

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Tri-State Veterans Honors Trust taking applications for military banners

The nonprofit organization will hold its fourth installation for banners honoring active-duty military personnel on Nov. 10.

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Too young to remember, students honor flag during 9/11 memorial

Kingman Mayor Monica Gates and Fire Chief Jake Rhoades were joined by seven students from Kingman Middle School and 16 Girl Scouts in remembering the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Writer’s conference added to KABAM Festival and Poetry Slam

The Sept. 22 conference offers local writers an opportunity to network with other writers, editors and publishers, as well as attend five workshop sessions at Beale Celebrations.

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Arizona Game and Fish Emmy Award-winning wildlife cameras bring you into animals’ natural habitats

Come discover the secret lives of animals

The department recently received five regional Emmy nominations from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its television show, “Arizona Wildlife Views.”

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State Democratic chair to attend Mohave County’s open house

The Mohave Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Calico’s.

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Musical duo Galaxy to play final Sounds of Kingman park concert

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic basket to Metcalfe Park for a "space rock" concert by Galaxy presented by Sounds of Kingman.

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County extends time for solar power plant environmental studies

The developer has asked for three time extensions in eight years, primarily because of environmental studies required by federal agencies and changing "economic winds"

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Valle Vista folks unhappy with fire department’s response time

A group of Valle Vista residents met Aug. 15 to discuss service from the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District and to find out why response time for medical calls can take up to 35 minutes.

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Multi-faceted businessman Patel casting for third movie production

Neel Patel knows a friend or two who struggled through a myriad of obstacles to become citizens of the United States, which inspired the local restaurateur, motel owner and executive producer to make his third movie, “Mr. Deshee.”

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Supervisors to honor McCain’s support of Mohave County

Mohave County Board of Supervisors will likely adopt a resolution honoring the life of U.S. Sen. John McCain at its regular board meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St. Supervisors normally meet on the first and third Mondays of each month, but will meet Tuesday due to Labor Day.

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Mohave County surplus office equipment up for auction online

From computer monitors and paper shredders to chairs and desks, Mohave County auctions off surplus equipment online in two-week cycles throughout the year with $1 minimum bid on many items.

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Cobb, Biasiucci advance as GOP candidates for state representative

Stay clear of controversy, don't fall into the negative campaigning trap and focus on the agenda at hand. That's how Leo Biasiucci won the Republican primary.

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McSally wants eligibility changed for Mohave County Downwinders

Arizona's Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to review a study about RECA eligibility criteria.

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Hinckley, Noble promote Kingman at European Route 66 Festival

Kingman set up a booth at the entrance to the festival in Czech Republic, and Kingman resident Jim Hinckley, known internationally as an ambassador for Route 66, spoke at the opening ceremony.

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Judge rules on evidentiary motions in Cranston murder case

More than 20 witnesses are subpoenaed for the Sept. 25 jury trial of Alfredo Blanco, who is charged with first-degree murder and abandonment of a dead body.

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Education group urges voters to get best information on candidates

An education advocacy group has put together an online source for voter information, with an emphasis on key issues dealing with schools, teachers and students.

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Bennett taking Secretary of State’s Office to court

Gubernatorial hopeful Ken Bennett is asking a judge to give him one last chance to qualify for public funding for his campaign.

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Gates promises to work with KRMC on Kingman Crossing interchange

Among her achievements as mayor of Kingman for the last two years, Monica Gates has taken Kingman Crossing interchange off the shelf, worked to repave El Trovatore Hill, reduced the unfunded balance for the Public Safety Retirement System and issued the mayor’s challenge to end veterans’ homelessness.

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Yocum defends sales tax, credits city with progress on airport

City Councilman Stuart Yocum has no qualms about voting for the Transaction Privilege Tax increase, or sales tax, and doesn’t understand why there’s a citizens’ initiative to repeal the tax and why it’s so tremendously controversial.

Kelli Ward stumps one last time before election

Dozens of supporters showed up for Kelli Ward's bus tour through Kingman Friday.

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At age 18, real estate agent Brayson Brock embraces challenging career

Recently graduated from Kingman Academy High School, Brayson Brock passed his real estate license exam shortly after turning 18 in July and has landed a job with Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty.

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Hays disqualified from running for fire district governing board

Judge Lee Jantzen rules that the NACFD board member's petition for the November ballot lacks the required number of valid voter signatures, but not whether he should be kicked off the board over his residency challenge.

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Mohave County Supervisor Johnson opposes combining county economic director, PIO positions

County supervisor doesn't see the need for a public information officer, but the board voted 4-1 to come up with a job description for communications director.

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BLM intent on pleasing public with travel plan for public trails

Some 150 people attend open house to learn about the plan to establish a network of roads for both motorized and non-motorized uses.

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County wants quarterly progress report on Bullhead City BMX track

Supervisors wanted to address a complaint about maintenance and safety issues at the track after approving a four-year lease in December.

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Fallas to close Kingman store as part of Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

The store is expected to close in about three months after all the merchandise, which is being offered at 10 percent to 40 percent off, has been sold.

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Butler residents concerned about health effects from contaminated soil

More than 100 people showed up at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers meeting to learn about the investigation and soil sampling from property that was once part of a World War II gunnery training range.

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Mohave County considers charging upfront for some public records requests

Assistant Mohave County Manager Yvonne Orr said the amount of work required for some public records requests is "overwhelming" and takes away from staff's regular duties.

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Tractor Supply holding pet adoption, supply drive Saturday

Participating agencies include HALT (Help Animals Live Today), 4-H Stockton Hill Herd and Abby's Party Ponies.

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County to work on official policy for Facebook, Twitter posts

Mohave County’s official website puts out press releases with a code that “dynamically echoes” the news to the Twitter account.

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Army engineers to inform Butler residents of gunnery range cleanup

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a community open house on the environmental cleanup of a former gunnery range in the Butler area from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Eagles club, 4536 Patsy Drive.

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Lawsuit challenges fire board member’s residency, voter petition

Carl Hays remains under fire since his appointment to the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District board of directors, the most recent salvo coming from former board chairwoman Patti Lewis, who filed a lawsuit challenging Hays’ petition signatures and residency.

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Blue Cross invests $10 million in battle against opioid misuse

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is investing $10 million over three years to combat the state’s highly publicized opioid epidemic, launching a mobile application to help address the issue.

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NACFD meeting underway

Carl Hays looks at material prior to the NACFD meeting that began at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16

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ArtHub bids farewell to summer residents with reception, exhibit

ArtHub's new program director plans more outreach to schools, youth groups and adult centers.

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Andy Devine Days Parade entries available through Sept. 14

Parade chairwoman Yvonne Cossio wants to see more floats, and emphasizes that parade entries are free of charge.

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County satisfied with Davis Camp cleanup after River Regatta

Anthony Marnell, president of Marnell Gaming, said floaters were policing themselves about picking up trash.

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