Category: Kingman

PRESCRIBED BURNS PLANNED IN THE HUALAPAI MOUNTAINS

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM), Kingman Field Office and Colorado River District Fire Management Office, in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will conduct a prescribed burn in the Hualapai Mountains southeast of Kingman in the coming weeks.  Burning operations will take place over multiple days through April 1st, pending appropriate weather conditions, and are expected to be complete within three to five days after ignition.  Local fire departments and emergency management agencies will be coordinated with prior to ignitions.   The purpose of the burn is to treat approximately 1,500 acres of dense interior chaparral...

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RECOVERED REMAINS ARE THOSE OF MISSING KINGMAN MAN

Human remains located in a desert area north of Lake Havasu City last November are those of a Kingman man who was reported missing last June. The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s office used DNA testing to establish that the remains are those of Joseph Daniel Ligori, 38. Spokeswoman Trish Carter said the Mohave County sheriff’s office had been investigating the recovery of the remains as a possible murder. She said, however, the Medical Examiner has not yet been able to determine the cause of...

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ADOT PATCHING I-40 POTHOLES EAST OF SELIGMAN

   Arizona Department of Transportation maintenance crews are continuing pavement repairs along northern Arizona highways after winter storms. Crews this week will lay asphalt over existing pavement to smooth sections of Interstate 40 at milepost 156 westbound and continue this work between mileposts 169 and 172 eastbound, about 10 miles east of Williams.    Patch work and asphalt overlays also will continue on State Route 89A in Oak Creek Canyon.    Potholes can pop up quickly when moisture seeps into and below asphalt, which in northern Arizona can be stressed by the combination of freezing overnight temperatures and daytime...

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PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN

Arizona State Parks and Trails, Arizona State University and a team of dedicated outdoor recreation professionals, have partnered over the last year to collect national and statewide outdoor recreation data. The 2018-2022 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) outlines the state’s priorities on recreation, conservation, community vitality, diversity, youth engagement and much more. The draft of the plan is now available online at AZStateParks.com/publications for public review and comment. Comments are welcomed through Wednesday, April 5, 2017 and can be made via email to scorp2018@azstateparks.gov. The SCORP acts as a plan that sets the criteria to distribute funds available...

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AUDITING FIRM SUED IN EMBEZZLEMENT CAPER

Alleged theft of more than $1.1-million from the city of Kingman by a former budget analyst now involves civil litigation. The City of Kingman and its Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool have sued the city’s former auditing firm, Heinfeld, Meech & Co. The suit filed in Mohave County that is lodged with Presiding Judge Charles Gurtler alleges that the auditing firm was negligent and breached its contract for failing to detect internal embezzlement over an eight year period. The suit seeks reimbursement for loss of the city funds. A 23-count criminal indictment alleges that former budget analyst Diane Richards...

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