Kingman, AZ

MAGNET makes fentanyl traffic bust

KINGMAN – An ongoing investigation of fentanyl sales in Mohave County has led to a drug bust about 20 miles east of Kingman. Deputy Kingman Police Chief Joel Freed said a DPS trooper assigned to the MAGNET narcotics task force made a traffic stop on U.S. 93 at about 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16.
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Man found dead at Topock Marina

TOPOCK – The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation at the Topock Marina. Agency spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said a 54-year-old man died after being found face down in the water just before 8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 13. “The investigation revealed that a trio had gone...

Man arrested for ‘human smuggling’ in Mohave County

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A California man was arrested in Arizona for allegedly smuggling illegal immigrants in his vehicle. Ricardo Escamilla, 53, from Huntington Park, California was stopped around 1:30 a.m. Aug. 17 on Highway 95 near Aztec Road. According to police, several Hispanic subjects were in the back of Escamilla’s vehicle trying to conceal themselves.

Silver Alert issued for missing Kingman woman

Authorities in Kingman have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Kingman woman. Police say 71-year-old Brenda Marshall is known to have left the Kingman area on August 10th. Her vehicle was last seen in southern Phoenix on August 13th. Authorities believe Marshall may be with her daughter in the...

Victims of head-on crash identified

KINGMAN – Authorities have identified the two Mohave County residents killed in a wrong-way, head-on collision about 17 miles south of Kingman. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) said the crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 was reported just after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13. DPS...

ADOT seeking federal grant for the West Kingman Traffic Interchange

KINGMAN – The Arizona Department of Transportation has submitted an application for a federal bridge grant that, if awarded, would allocate nearly $73 million toward the construction of the planned West Kingman Traffic Interchange that will provide a free-flowing connection between US 93 and Interstate 40. If the grant...

Safeway roof partially collapses

KINGMAN – The roof of the Safeway grocery building at 3125 Stockton Hill Rd., partially collapsed on Saturday, Aug. 13, following a torrential rain storm. No injuries have been reported. The store is closed for repairs.

County fair pre-sale tickets available

KINGMAN – The Mohave County Fair will be held Sept. 15 – 18 at Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd. There will be fun for the entire family including rides, exhibits, vendors, food, and live entertainment. Discount wristbands for rides are on sale now for $30 each at the Fairgrounds Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 20 Best Things to do in Kingman, AZ

Kingman is found on the historic route 66 in Arizona. It is the jewel of Arizona and boasts of multiple attractions and a unique culture that surrounds it. So, what are the 20 best things to do in Kingman, Arizona? You can visit the recreational areas in Havasu, Mohave, and Lakes Mead. Moreover, you can go hiking and visit the museums and the winery.

Watkins sworn in as Kingman mayor

KINGMAN – Vice Mayor Ken Watkins was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Kingman at the August 16 city council meeting. Watkins succeeds Jen Miles who stepped down as Mayor on August 5 due to health issues. Watkins praised the former Mayor, wished her well and acknowledged...

City of Kingman launching new customer payment portal

KINGMAN – The City of Kingman will launch a new customer payment portal mid-September 2022 for Utility Billing and other payment customers. The new payment portal will accept the current payment methods, as well as a more diverse array like Google and Apple Pay, Venmo, and PayPal. It will also allow customers to make one-time payments and set up text or email reminders for their bill, including a pay-by-text option. Existing accounts will not roll over to the new system, so customers who use a recurring credit/debit card payment method will need to re-register in the new portal. Customers will start to be notified of the upcoming changes through email and mail.

Saturday storm hits Kingman hard

KINGMAN – Mother Nature came into town after having too many drinks at the local dive and let the kids (30,000-plus residents of the area) have it. We took our licks and licked our wounds. Our wounds being downed trees, lightning strikes, shingles blown off of roofs, scared pets...

Free garden workshop offered

KINGMAN – Want to learn about the soil for your garden? Want to learn how to amend and fertilize your garden for better results? Want to learn about composting?. The Mohave County Master Gardeners will present a free soil workshop on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Mohave County Library, 3269 N. Burbank St.

Kingman City Complex opening late Thursday, August 18

KINGMAN – The City of Kingman would like to inform the community of the late opening of the Main City Complex building Thursday, August 18. The opening time for Thursday will be 8:00 a.m., instead of the normal 7:00 a.m. This will give departments time to have safety training and continue our commitment to providing the team with some valuable exercises.

City of Kingman Primary Election Results

The candidates who successfully filed to have their names printed on the Primary Election ballot were: Mayor: Ellery “Ken” Watkins, and Councilmembers: Marion “Smiley” Ward and Shawn Savage. Write-in candidates are Mayor: James “Jimmi D” Kopf and Councilmembers: Cameron Patt and Charles “Kevin” Sarkisian.
Mohave Daily News

Wayward trailer causes power outage

MOHAVE VALLEY — A utility trailer was blamed for causing a power outage that impacted residents around Boundary Cone Road, the dividing line between Mohave Valley and Fort Mohave, on Wednesday. According to Mohave Electric Cooperative, the utility trailer came loose from a vehicle that was towing it on...

Lee Williams students tackle a major trash eyesore

KINGMAN – A few girls from Lee Williams High School are just as sick at seeing all the trash near Walmart as the rest of us. They decided to do something about it, and weren’t even court-ordered to be there. For the last few months, Portia Koebke, Kalee...

School costs discussed at Rotary

Susan Collins, Save Our Schools Arizona Network Northern Arizona Coordinator spoke at Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club’s August 12 meeting. She noted Arizona is last in the nation in per-student spending and teacher pay and has the second most crowded class sizes and highest teacher turnover. Arizona needs to prioritize our public schools and provide a quality public school in every neighborhood. For further information log on to
Mohave Daily News

Driving into floodwaters can be costly

KINGMAN — Driving through flooded washes can be dangerous. It also can be expensive. At least five drivers have been cited since Sunday for driving around barricades into flooded areas on closed roads in Mohave County with each facing fines of up to $2,000 under Arizona’s so-called “stupid motorist law.”