Author: Dave Hawkins

SAFE SUMMER GRILLIN’

Summer is a time for family vacations, backyard barbeques and plenty of outdoor activities with food as the centerpiece. But before those steaks and burgers go on the grill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to remind consumers to keep their family and themselves safe from foodborne illness by using a food thermometer to ensure meat and poultry is cooked to the correct internal temperature. “The best and only way to make sure bacteria have been killed and food is safe to eat is by cooking it to the correct internal temperature...

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MEMORIAL DAY REFLECTIONS

(Story and photos by Butch Meriwether) Monday, May 29 is Memorial Day and many who are enjoying the time off from work and school are unaware of exactly why the holiday is so important to our country. Memorial Day honors members of the military who died in service to their country or as a result of battlefield injuries and hostile actions. (An M-1 rifle, military helmet and combat boots representing a fallen soldier stand as a silent Memorial Day tribute adjacent to Kingman’s Veterans’ Memorial Park.)    It has been conservatively estimated that at least 587,982 military personnel have died as...

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NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY

Today, May 28, is national hamburger day! The hamburger is a classic staple of western culture. Historically, it’s most likely that the first hamburger sandwich first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries, but there is much controversy over its origin. Over the years, the hamburger has risen as a culinary icon in America. Burger joints, takeaway food outlets and all-night-eateries serve them up in their millions – with cheese, salad, pickles, bacon and sauces. Why not celebrate National Hamburger Day by making hamburgers your own way on May 28th? Why We Love Hamburgers (and National Hamburger Day)...

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FENCE FIRE ARSON PROBE

The Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District handled a small brush fire in north Kingman on Wednesday, May 24. Personnel responded at 2:47 p.m. to the fire that burned along a fence line in the vicinity of the intersection of Butler Avenue and Sierra Vista. The fire was quickly brought under control. “Cause of the fire was determined suspicious with evidence located on scene indicating that this fire was intentionally set,” a news release stated. “The MCSO was contacted to assist in the investigation.” No structures were damaged and no injuries were...

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HRMC CELEBRATES RURAL HOSPITAL WEEK

It’s Rural Hospital Week and Havasu Regional Medical Center is joining community hospitals and caregivers across the nation in highlighting the many ways we are making communities healthier – both inside and outside of our hospital walls. While rural communities are often considered “small towns,” communities like ours are the backbone of America. Interestingly, if you add up the population of areas like ours across the country, it equals nearly 60 million people, or one in five Americans. At the heart of many of those communities is the local hospital. The most obvious benefit we provide is also our...

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