Category: Kingman

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION SURGING IN KINGMAN

There’s a bit of a homebuilding boom in Kingman. Principal City Planner Rich Ruggles said there’s been a significant uptick in the number of permits issued for single family residential home construction the first six months of this year. “We have seen a definite increase in the number of permits being issued by the City. Last year, as of this time, we had 99 home permits issued as of June 30th of last year,” Ruggles said. “This year we’re at 146, so that’s an increase of 47 permits and it’s actually a 47% increase so we’re on pace to...

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UNITED WAY HOSTS FAMILY FUN DAY

River Cities United Way is excited to announce that we are hosting our first ever Horseshoe Tournament and Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Centennial Park in Kingman. As well as a tournament for horseshoe enthusiasts there will be fun for the whole family! Port-A-Party Express and Cosmic Bounce Houses will be providing free entertainment for kids of all ages. There will be bounce houses, games, face painting, balloon animals, live music, raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle. The horseshoe tournament will begin at 8 AM. The entry fee is $50 per team of two players....

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HUALAPAI MOUNTAINS HOST MOTORCYCLE COMPETITION

  Escape the heat of the desert and visit the high altitude pines to see the most technically skilled motorcycle riders in the world negotiate impossible terrain! Set aside the July 29-30 weekend on your calendar and drive up to cooler weather for an unforgettable experience! The Hualapai Mountain Resort near Kingman is the chosen site for the 2017 TrialGP Wagner Cup, where the most elite competitors from many countries are battling for supremacy on the high elevation, boulder covered hillsides. Arizona’s event is number six out of eight global events comprising the 2017 FIM World Championship. It falls...

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NACFD RECALL FAILS

A proposed recall of two Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District (NACFD) board members has failed. Those working for a special election seeking the ouster of Chairman Patti Lewis and Board member Vic Riccardi concede they fell far short of the required number of petition signatures by the July 25 deadline. Chris Simpson said recall advocates encountered general apathy in their signature gathering efforts. He said many people contacted were not eligible to sign recall petitions because they were not registered voters or residents of the district. Riccardi supporter Rick Veradt launched a rival recall campaign seeking the ouster of...

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TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED

Mohave County Department of Public Health supports community youth and parents/guardians of youth between the ages of 12-18. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is offering FREE workshops to both teens and their parents/guardians to improve their health and quality of life. This workshop is a part of a nationwide movement to decrease health disparities, one of which is teen births. High teen pregnancy rates create economic, social and environmental disadvantages for both families and their communities.(http://thenationalcampaign.org/why-it-matters/teen-pregnancy) Mohave County: 35.6 Teen Births per 1000, Females 14-19 years of age. Arizona: 34.1 Teen Births per 1000, Females 14-19 years of age....

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