Category: White Hills

WILD PLANET ANIMAL SANCTUARY PROJECT EXPANDS

  Jonathan Kraft believes recognition that exotic animals are in crisis all over the world and dedication to saving them has seen his Wild Planet animal refuge blueprint grow from a $40-to-$50-million project in northwest Arizona. The master-planned refuge is proposed over a 2,480-acre area about 35 miles northwest of Kingman and about the same distance south of Hoover Dam. Kraft said groundbreaking within the next few months should see the Wild Planet open for business sometime in 2019. Kraft said countries around the globe are adopting laws that are putting circuses, some zoos and other animal exploitative enterprises...

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MOBILE HOME PROJECT PERMITTED

  Mohave County Supervisors have approved a special use permit required for development of a mobile home park in a remotely located between Chloride and Mineral Park north of Kingman. Authorization came during Monday’s board meeting, despite opposition from neighbors to the project. One man objected that the mobile home park would disrupt his piece, while others expressed concern about impacts on roads, traffic and water supply. Supervisors approved the permit subject to a number of utility and infrastructure-related...

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MOTOCROSS REZONE APPROVED

Mohave County supervisors have approved rezoning required for a motocross racing facility near the community of White Hills north of Kingman. The vote came after a resident indicated that he and other cattle ranchers opposed the project as a disruption to their quiet way of life in their remote location. The facility operator pledges to restrict racing activity to weekends and he plans to construct a six foot high berm that will serve as a noise-obstructing fence, or...

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ANGIUS ALONE IS UNOPPOSED

Hildy Angius is the only Mohave County Supervisor who is running unopposed in the current election cycle. The District 2 republican is the only incumbent who drew no challengers by the June 1 nominating petition filing deadline. A total of 16 others are running for supervisor in the county’s four other districts. Buster Johnson, the most tenured member of the current board, will face Gary Kellogg, Martin Brown and George Schnittgrund in the republican primary in August. The winner would face former republican Cassandra Mooneyham who advances to the November general election as the only Independent contender in District...

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Local Election Notes

Mohave County voters approved both statewide ballot measures in Tuesday’s special election. Results are unofficial pending ongoing vote processing and the election canvas. Tabulation of nearly 27,000 votes reveals county voters favoring passage of proposition 123 (14,960-11,778). Prop 124 is passing in Mohave County (16,610-9,785). Unofficial results place three men and two women on the new board of the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District: Steve Berg                       228 David Anthony                 223 Eric Terrill                        215 Charlotte Kiffer                213 Debora Cass                  ...

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