Category: Kingman

FIRE CHARS QUARTER ACRE

Personnel with the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District successfully protected three structures threatened by a May 22 brush fire in north Kingman. Crews responded at 4:00 p.m. to the incident at 1040 Huffman Way.    Arriving personnel encountered a grass and brush fire about 1/4-acre in size.    “Hand lines were deployed to first protect the structures and then extinguish the fire,” a news release stated. “There was no property loss and minor damage to an electrical pole.”    Official said it was determined that the fire was set by juveniles who were playing with a...

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PARTIES IDENTIFIED IN OIS

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has identified parties in a May 14 officer- involved shooting fatality in Kingman. A May 22 news release identified the officers as Dave Coffin of the Kingman Police Department and Matthew Drury of DPS. The officers are on paid administrative leave, which is customary when officer-involved shootings are under review. The man who died by police gunfire is identified as David Jay Juarez, 41, Texas. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said the violence began in Wikieup where Juarez stabbed his employer and the man’s son. Juarez allegedly stole a heavy duty service pickup...

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WEED TORCH SPARKS NORTH KINGMAN HOUSE FIRE

Use of a propane torch to clear weeds sparked a house fire in north Kingman. Personnel from the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District responded at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21 to the incident in the 2100 block of Cactus Wren. Battalion Chief Jason Scott said crews quickly extinguished the fire and contained it to the structure of origin. No one was injured and damage is estimated at...

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NACFD FIRE CHIEF HIRING EFFORT LACKING CLARITY

    It’s not really clear where the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District (NACFD) stands in its search for a new fire chief.  The question was unanswered following a near four hour-long May 18 meeting of the district governing board. Wayne Eder has been serving as interim chief since March 23. While Eder was one of five applicants for the full time chief’s position, he was not among the top three candidates selected for interview by a two member screening committee consisting of board members Mike Collins and Jim Bailey. An agenda item requesting that Eder be added to...

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MASONIC LODGE #22 DONATES BIKES FOR KIDS

(Right rear – left to right) Kingman Kmart Assistant Manager Paul Roach proudly stands with Kingman Masonic Lodge No. 22 members and officers Ken Chism, Richard Prather and Buffalo Hayden, along with the children who won bicycles during the lodge’s 11th Annual “Books For Bikes” giveaway. One student was unable to be at the actual bike giveaway ceremony Saturday, May 20, but did receive his bicycle after the ceremony when he arrived at Kmart. This year, the lodge gave away 14 bikes to children representing six schools that participated in the program. One boy and one girl from each...

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