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KAA increases legal fee expenses in fight against City

Kingman Airport Authority raised the stakes by $100,000 in its legal battle against the City’s condemnation filing to take back control of the airport and industrial park.

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Arnold Plaza sold to Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council

After a decade of sitting vacant and turning into a downtown eyesore, Arnold Plaza was given new life Tuesday when county supervisors approved selling it to Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council for renovation as a veterans’ resource center.

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Three options remain for TPT ratification by City Council

City has town hall scheduled for Tuesday

Ratification of the increase in the Transaction Privilege Tax, or sales tax, is going to be a “pretty straightforward process,” city attorney Carl Cooper said at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

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Downwinders: Survivors losing hope of compensation

Eddie Pattillo developed prostate and bladder cancer in 1997, then a few years later doctors removed colon cancer that had metastasized to his liver.

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Bullhead City’s River Regatta restored

Marnell, chairman of Marnell Gaming, which owns the M Resort in Las Vegas and the Colorado Belle and Edgewater hotel casinos in Laughlin, assured Mohave County Board of Supervisors Tuesday he’ll clean up the camp and river before and after the event.

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5 things to know: Jan. 16 Kingman City Council Meeting

Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St. The regular meeting is expected to start at 7 p.m.

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Kingman Fire's, Kingman Little League's Oscar Lopez named fire chief for Hualapai Nation

It’s the school kids that Oscar Lopez will miss the most when he takes a new job Jan. 29 as chief director of emergency services for the Hualapai Nation.

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Miles, Lingenfelter defend sales tax raise

Vice Mayor Jen Miles and Councilman Travis Lingenfelter both agreed an increase in the city’s sales tax could be put to a vote by the citizens, but that’s not the direction they want to take.

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JAVC auctioning ‘58 Chevrolet Yeoman to help Arnold Plaza cause

To help raise funds for renovation of Arnold Plaza, the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council is selling a donated classic 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman station wagon on eBay. Starting bid is $35,000.

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City’s 2018 fiscal budget to remain much the same as 2017

The city is reducing its debt, and the increased sales tax rate could bring in an additional $3.1 million, but projections for the 2018-2019 fiscal budget aren’t much different than a year ago, Interim City Manager James Bacon said Tuesday.

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Ratification of sales tax placed on Jan. 16 work session agenda

The schedule has been set to ratify an increase in the city’s sales tax and its designated use following a finding by the Attorney General’s Office that City Council’s previous action was approved in violation of the state’s open meeting law.

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Influenza is in season: Emergency rooms and urgent care clinics are being swamped by flu patients

The flu season has swamped the urgent care clinic at Kingman Regional Medical Center, where more than 200 patients have been treated for flu-like symptoms in the last three weeks.

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Same club, different name: Boys and Girls Club changes to Club for Youth

It’s no longer the Boys and Girls Club of Kingman, but the Club for Youth

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These Chloride volunteer firefighters step up, suit up, and take on the flames

Where there's smoke...

It’s been at least four years since there was a fire in this historic mining town (knock on wood), which is fortunate, because it’s been without a fire department for most of that time.

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Black Hawks land for quick break

A fleet of nine U.S. Army Blackhawk choppers dropped into Kingman Airport Friday for lunch on Wade Brambley, a Kingman resident who served in the Army from 1999 to 2008.

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Supporters for a downtown arch are pressing forward wanting to welcome visitors. But at what cost?

Barb Charon loves the idea of a gateway arch entering historic downtown Kingman where she owns The Farmhouse vintage décor shop, similar to the arches she sees in Williams and Flagstaff.

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Resident concerned suspected drug activity continues despite making contact with sheriff's office

Raul Magana watched “kids” come and go with frequent regularity at a home in his Birdland neighborhood, and called the cops to report what he suspected was illegal drug dealing activity.

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City street sweeper to be rebuilt for $90,000

City Council unanimously voted to approve rebuilding a street sweeper at a cost of $90,000 by Norwood Equipment, which will reduce down time and maintenance for the sweeper, said Jack Plaunty of the city’s street division.

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Sales tax can still be ratified by Council despite violation

The sales tax that was approved in August and designated for “capital improvement projects” can still be ratified within the next 30 days despite a violation of the state’s open meeting law, City Attorney Carl Cooper said Wednesday.

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City Council Roundup: website redesign, city code, and appointments

The city’s website will be redesigned to become more photogenic with a format that can be easily updated by each department, information technology director Joe Clos said Tuesday.

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County staff gets raised due to reclassifications

It’s not that Mohave County Supervisor Hildy Angius doesn’t think engineering technicians and specialists in the Public Works department are deserving of pay raises.

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Supervisors agree to a matching K9 grant

Sheriff Doug Schuster had no ponies for his show, but the dogs were impressive enough to convince Mohave County Supervisors to go along with a consent item on their agenda Tuesday for a matching grant for Mohave County K9 Foundation.

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Sid Cranston murder trial set for May 8

Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert set a May 8 trial date for Alfredo Gerardo Blanco, accused of first-degree murder of local real estate agent Sidney Cranston Jr.

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State attorney general's office declares Council's interchange tax increase in violation

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has found the City Council to be in violation of the state’s open meeting law when it voted for the 0.5 percent sales on Aug. 15.

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The Kingman Daily Miner’s 2017 Year in Review

A gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on the night of Oct. 1, killing 59 people and wounding more than 500 in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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5 things to know: County Board of Supervisors

Mohave County Board of Supervisors will consider pay increases for several positions within Public Works Department when it meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale Street.

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Bringing in the New Year with a bit of Country Fever

Like many country musicians, Lewis Duncan started playing guitar and singing at his church in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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State law requires Riccardi jailed without bond

Fire district director Vic Riccardi was offered a plea bargain prior to the Dec. 20 Superior Court hearing in which he was handcuffed and jailed without bond over the holidays, the lead prosecutor said Thursday.

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Beale Celebrations to close at the end of March

Beale Celebrations will close at the end of March as owner Werner Fleischmann seeks a more profitable business model for the former JC Penney store at Fourth and Beale streets.

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The Force and ETF, First Lego League teams from Kingman Academy, are engineering our future

It’s mostly fun and games for the First Lego League teams at Kingman Academy Middle School, but it also teaches kids how to work together and come up with alternative solutions.

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Friends share common outlook after each has survived battles against cancer

They met in a roundabout way through an ex-boyfriend in 2006 and have been best friends ever since, surviving cancer and dressing up in matching outfits to spread Christmas cheer as Santa’s elves or Mrs. Claus.

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City tree lighting moving next year

The annual Christmas tree lighting at City Hall will be moved to Locomotive Park next year and will be held on Friday evening instead of following the Very Merry Parade of Lights.

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Bullhead mother thinks missing daughter could be in Kingman

The mother of teen runaway Kayla Coffman is asking the public for any leads in where she may be and to let her know it’s okay to come back home.

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Will you be dashing out the door for last-minute holiday shopping?

’Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a … wait a minute, we forgot to get a present for Aunt Millie and Uncle Willie.

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City manager restructures meetings to save time

James Bacon, recently hired as interim city manager, developed a City Council meeting structure that should shave time off agonizingly long meetings and give Council a heads-up on future agenda items.

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Training wildland firefighters: NACFD seeks to join the fight against wildfires

Fire Chief Wayne Eder is digging for every extra dollar he can bring into Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District and getting certified for wildland fire response is part of his plan.

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City Commissioners to go through General Plan training

After being presented with three options for annual workshops between the city and its nine commissions that meet regularly, City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday for a fourth option put forth by Vice Mayor Jen Miles.

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Supervisors approve lease agreement for BMX track

They’ll be spinning their wheels at the BMX bicycle track in Bullhead City by the middle to end of January, the new track operator told Mohave County Board of Supervisors Monday.

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Attorney for city argues Kingman Airport Authority case can’t be moved to federal court

The condemnation case against Kingman Airport Authority can’t be moved to federal court unless the case arises under federal law

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Board of Supervisors votes for change at Mohave Valley park

It’s a minor amendment to the wording of the contract with Mohave Valley Community Park

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County administrator to become county manager

Call him County Manager Mike Hendrix, not county administrator.

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5 tips to stay healthy over the holidays

It’s easy to blow off your diet and exercise during holiday festivities and dig into the fudge, Christmas cookies and eggnog offered up so prevalently around this time of year.

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KAA files injunction, hearing canceled

The hearing scheduled for the city’s condemnation filing against Kingman Airport Authority was canceled, pre-empted by KAA filing an injunction in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.

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A friendly Red Kettle contest between Kingman police and fire departments

Although donations have yet to be totaled, Kingman Police Department Explorers looked like they had a pot-load more money in their Salvation Army red kettle than their Kingman Fire Department counterparts after three hours Friday outside Walmart.

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5 things to know: County Board of Supervisors

Mohave Valley Community Park is back on the regular agenda for Mohave County Board of Supervisors to look at clarifying an agreement with park developers.

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Another telephone scam making the rounds in Kingman

Burt Kaploe wants to warn local residents about a scam in which an alleged representative from Microsoft Windows technical department calls about security issues with your computer.

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Hualapai Tribe to get 4,000 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year

An agreement to settle the Hualapai Tribe’s water rights claim in northwestern Arizona would bring a rare resolution that creates positive outcomes for everybody, ADWR Director Tom Buschatzke said during a Dec. 6 hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Stealing Christmas Cheer: Porch pirates are being Grinches

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for porch pirates.

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Group pulls recall papers for 6 council members

A new group called Justice for Kingman has launched a recall effort for the mayor and five City Council members, unhappy with the way they’re voting, particularly on the termination of City Manager John Dougherty.

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Mohave County Fairgrounds has a new manager

As the new general manager for Mohave County Fair Association, Tim Woods wants to clean up the fairgrounds and expand the schedule with everything from equine events to motorsports.

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