Category: Kingman

KINGMAN HOME AND GARDEN BUSINESS EXPO

For your entire home, landscaping and gardening projects, the Home and Garden Business Expo is the place to be Professional demonstrations and advice for all you Do-It-Yourselfers. The Expo also features a carnival for the kids, food, games and lots of vendors. Friday, Saturday & Sunday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds (2600 Fairgrounds Blvd.)in Kingman.  Gates open at 10:00am. For more information call the Mohave County Fairgrounds at 928-753-2636 or go to...

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MONITOR ORDERED FOR GOVERNMENT-CHURCH ABUSES

  A federal judge has found that the Town of Colorado City and the City of Hildale engaged in a decades-long pattern or practice of police misconduct and housing discrimination, and ordered expansive relief to remedy the violations and prevent further violations in the future, announced the Department of Justice. U.S. District Judge H. Russell Holland’s order, issued April 18, adopts findings made by a jury last year that the Colorado City Marshals Office engaged in a long-standing pattern of abuses that included false arrests, unreasonable seizures of property, discriminatory policing on the basis of religion, and violating the...

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CITY COUNCIL CHARTS COURSE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Months of discussion and debate over economic development topics came to a head at the April 18 Kingman City Council meeting. Council and community members have been at odds with respect to what should be the proper approach and sequence of events, but it appeared that a timeline was established during the meeting. Monica Gates was unable to command majority council support for her contention that a grass roots Arizona Town Hall should come first. Only Council members Vickie Kress and Stuart Yocum sided with the Mayor that the Town Hall should lay the foundation before other things occur....

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COUNTY SHEEPISH ABOUT CHANGING ELK SEAL

  An accomplished sportsman and outdoor enthusiast has failed to convince the Board of Supervisors to feature a desert big horn sheep rather than an elk on its official Mohave County government seal. Don Martin told supervisors during their April 17 board meeting that elk were imported from Yellowstone National Park and introduced in the Hualapai Mountains southeast of Kingman 80 years ago. He said fewer than 100 elk inhabit the mountain range while the county hosts a more substantial population of big horn sheep. “That’s something in the county that we should be proud of,” Martin said. “We...

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ATTORNEY DIRECTED TO REVIEW RICCARDI COMPLAINT

The toxic politics of the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District (NACFD) has reached the Mohave County Board of Supervisors (BOS). Local firefighter’s union president Chris Simpson’s complaint seeking the removal of NACFD board member Vic Riccardi was heard during the April 17 BOS meeting. Simpson urged the board to direct the county attorney’s office to take Court action seeking Riccardi’s ouster for his alleged failure to complete training courses required by law. “I’m being accused of non-compliance,” Riccardi told supervisors. “I have documentation that I’ve been to the training sessions…I know that I am compliant.” Simpson responded that Riccardi...

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