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Kingman, AZ Real Estate News

By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Hualapai Valley Solar is one step closer to reality.  Pending approval by the Western Area Power Administration the 4,160 acre solar power facility will include an electrical substation, a 500 kilovolt transmission line and hopefully provide power to the Meadview-Phoenix line.  Next step is public comments on issues in connection with the Environmental impact statement. The company has signed a letter of intent with the City of Kingman to provide 2275 acre feet of waste water to help cool the plant adding income to the city.    For more information regarding Kingman and the surrounding area visit our website at www.kingmanrealestate4u.com  
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
If you are in town the weekend of Oct 17, come downtown and help the Downtown Merchants parade celebrating the 100th birthday of the historic Powerhouse.  Following the the parade enjoy the Walk-in-the Park Fall Festival at the Powerhouse and adjacent Locomotive Park.  The Parade starts at 10 a.m. Built in 1909, the building was constructed by the Desert Water & Power Company to illuminate the interior of mines in Goldroad, Oatman and Chloride.  Soon after the plant also transmitted power to area businesses revolutionizing Kingman merchants.  The Powerhouse also provided electricity for Hoover Dam during construction.  The construction of Hoover Dam brought an end to the production of electricity for the Powerhouse and it sat idle for 56 years until a group lead by Toby Orr, Local comme...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Hualapai Mountain Medical Center announced they will open mid-October 2009 as scheduled. Located in Kingman off Airway Avenue on Santa Rosa Drive the modern building complex is putting on the finishing touches and has had great success in filling open positions. The Hospital will have limited services until it receives its official Medicare license number.  A Medicare number allows the hospital to receive reimbursement form Medicare and Medicaid which leads to finalization of contracts with private insurance. For information about Kingman and the surrounding area visit www.kingmanrealestate4u.com      
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
The Board of Supervisors unanimously votd to adopt a property tax rate of $1,2637 per $100 of limited assessed value for 2010.    County Manager Ron Walker states that tax rates have decreased approximately 7% over the last few years. Although values were raised last year, this reduction should help property owners in the county that are suffering through the nationwide economic turn down. For more information about Kingman, Mohave County and the general area visit www.kingmanrealestate4u.com.  
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
ADEQ (Arizona Department of Environmental Quality) will issue  an Air Quality Control Permit to the steel reshaping plant just west of Kingman. Nucor purchased the plant from NorthStar last year and spent this time retooling to return it to production.  The Nucor Chief Operating Officer is hoping that the plant will open in September but cautioned about economic conditions.  The facility will emply up to 50 workers.  Good news, jobs for Kingmanites. For more information regarding Kingman and the Mohave County Area click onto www.kingmanrealestate4u.com.    
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
If all goes well, Kingman will be getting a Christmas present in December 2010.  Dave Zanetell, project manager for the Hoover Dam ByPass Project, has announced a target date of late fall 2010 to open the eagerly awaited bypass that will cut  an hour off the travel time between Kingman and Las Vegas.  Now that the support arch for the bridge (named MikeO'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial) is complete and will rise approximately 900 feet above the Colorado River.  It has taken almost 20 years from conception to the awaited completion. The project has seen many delays, but looks like it is finally coming to completion!  Good news for Kingman.   For more information on Kingman and Mohave County Real Estate, visit www.kingmanrealestate4u.com.  
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By Pat Somers, Kingman/Lake Havasu Land & Homes
(Red Sign Realty)
Kingman, Arizona is the ideal area for creating "green" or sustainable programs. In the last few months, probably the last few years, there has been a huge amount of development that wants to create solar farms, wind farms and biodiesel plants. This week has been an extremely active week trying to get approval for a biodiesel plant and also a solar farm in the Kingman area. These two entities have brought their presentations to the county planning and zoning commision for Mohave County on Wednesday of last week and also this Wednesday. There has been a small contingency in the area where these programs want to build their plants that say they want progress but "nimby" - not in their backyard. With the support of the Kingman/Golden Valley Association of REALTORS that brought forward soli...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
A Canadian Company, Rocher Deboule has manganese in its sights in Mohave County.  They have purchased Artillery Peak located 80-90 miles south of Kingman. A company spokesman cites that currently 95% of the manganese used to make U.S. Steel is imported from overseas, particularly from China.  China's own needs have reduced the amount of manganese available for export.  One of the few American reserves of this mineral is located at Artillery Peak.  Although mined before, the company believes there may be up to 150 million tons of 3-4% grade ore, making Artillery Peak the largest source of manganese in the U.S. The company hopes to have the mine up and running in 2 1/2 years with the hope of employing about 100 people.  They currently are in the process of permitting the site. For more in...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Marriott Corporation has announced the opening of their new property, SpringHill Suites® by Marriott® Kingman Route 66 at 3101 East Andy Devine Avenue.  The four story property features 73 suites.  A grand opening will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18,public is invited. Spring Hill is the second major hotel chain to open a property in Kingman in the last two years, proceeded by the popular Hampton in on Stockton Hill Road. Kingman's close proximity to major tourist attractions like the Grand Canyon Skywalk, make it a popular destination of travelers. For more information on Kingman and the surrounding area, visit http://www.kingmanrealestate4u.com.  
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Kingman is hosting it's annual Relay for Life Event on June 6-7th at White Hills Elementary. Cancer has taken my husband and father, and this year I intend to join in the event in honor of their lives and the life of my middle son, a childhood cancer survivor.  I'm participating not only for them, but for the caregivers that experience the heartbreak of the disease. There are many fundraising events that proceed the Relay.  Our team is sponsoring an event at the local I-Hop on Tuesday, May 26 where 25% of your dinner check will go to the cure.  We are also hosting a Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 30th at Realty Executives located at 2403 Stockton Hill Road. I can't imagine what it will feel like when I place the luminares in honor of my lost loved-ones on the field of the event.  I miss ...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Mohave Sun Power, LLC has announced plans to build a 340-megawatt solar concentrating plant 27 miles north of Kingman.  Planned to be one of the largest projects of its type in the world, it will use the same parabolic trough technology with m olten salt storage as the Albiasa Plant previously announced. Along with the plant proposed for White Hills, this is the 4th project to plan relocation to Mohave County! Although there is some concern about water useage for these projects, I am seriously hoping for some give & take on the part of local residents considering the need to promote development and job creation in the county.
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
I've heard people say, there is nothing for the kids of Kingman. Did you know that Kingman has 16 soccer fields, 4 baseball fields, 3 basketball courts, 4 tennis courts, 14 softball fields, 4 horseshoe pits, 2 racquetball courts, 2 volley ball courts, and much more in more than 13 neighborhood and community parks. All are available free of charge. We also have 2 aquatic centers, 2 P.G.A. Championship Golf Courses, askate park, an enclosed dog park and a nine-hole frisbee golf course.   Parks and Recreation offer low cost classes for kids in crafts and more plus there is Little League, J.O. Softball, Pop Warner Football, Youth Soccer, Dolphin Swim Team, Hualapai Tennis, Youth Basketball, Adult Softball, Billiards and Dart Leagues, Bowling Leagues, Gymnastics, Dance and much more.   Don't...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Kingman Regional Medical Center Foundation has just broken ground on the Joan and Diana Hospice Home.  After years of fundraising the much needed home is a reality.  Located at 812 Airway Avenue, the home will provide a place for those who are terminally ill and do not have a caregiver or live too far out of town for at home hospice service. This is a much needed service for our area, please offer them your support!
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Mohave County Planning and Zoning has another solar power plant on the horizon.  Smaller than the first, the Comission will consider a minor amendment to the County General Plan, the Yucca Area Plan and a rezoning request for Havasu Solar Electiric to construct the site.  The farm will sit on 17.7 acres of property east of Interstate 40 and north of Boriana Mine Road near Yucca. Along the same line, it looks like the County is in discussion to amend the General Plan to allow more renewable energy projects to occur!  For more information about Mohave County, Kingman and Golden Valley visit our website at www.kingmanrealestate4u.com.  
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
      With the Memorial Day holiday weekend coming up, many people are making their first camping or exploring trip of the year on public lands in Northern Arizona.  It's time to think safety.      "Given the really hot weather we've had recently, a lot of folks are headed to higher and cooler elevations this weekend," said Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman recreation planner Len Marceau.  "BLM's Wild Cow Springs, Windy Point, Packsaddle, and Burro Creek Campgrounds are popular weekend escapes.  They are first-come, first-served and range from no fee to $10 per site per night depending on which campground."Be careful with campfires, never leave one unattended, and make sure campfires are dead out any time they leave the campsite.  Check with your local county, state, or federal la...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
I have a small confession, I'm a city girl...born and raised back on the east coast....now living in Kingman Arizona. I've gotten accustomed to seeing cattle, quail, coyotes, and other critters right out my back door.  But today takes the cake.  A bear wandered down from Hualapai Mtn and showed up at our local post office.  Of all days, I left my camera sitting on my desk so I could not get a photo.  I'm sure you will all be able to view the incident and hear all the news at the Kingman Daily Miner Website. I'm just loving living where wildlife runs free!  Stop by our website and learn a little about beautiful North West Arizona. www.kingmanrealestate4u.com  
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
These are trying times.  Help your local letter carriers! For the last 17 years the National Assoc. of Letter Carriers have held their food drive on the 2nd Saturday in May.  This year the drive is May 9th. Over 35.5 million people face hunger every day in America including 13 million children.  You can help!In the past 16 years, postal emplyees and other volunteers have delivered nearly one billion pounds of donations to community food banks.  In 2008 they collected 73,113,915 pounds of food. How do you participate?  It's easy.  Just leave your non-perishable donations by your mailbox  before delivery or at the post office.  Local carriers will collect your donation and deliver it to your local food bank. Help the Postal Service Stamp Out Hunger....don't forget, May 9.   If you have a ...
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
Mohave County makes Fox News this morning. It seems that environmentalists are opposing President Obama's renewable energy goals.  One of the projects mentioned is the solar energy plant scheduled to be built outside of Kingman.  Those concerned are opposing water usage, and particularly the effect on the Sonoran Desert Tortoise. We can have non-polluting energy projects and much needed jobs for people or we can protect the Tortoise. I hope clear heads go forward to make the right decision. 
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By Kathleen Murray
(Realty Executives Mohave)
  Not only will a massive windfarm grace our borders, but the news is that Albiasa Corporation has chosen a 1,400 acre site near Kingman as the future location for a $1 Billion 200 megawatt conentrating solar power plant. Gov. Jan Brewer has stated "The arrival of Albiasa Corporation is yet another big step toward establishing Arizona as a leader in the sustainable industries sector..."  The project is expected to generate 2000 jobs during construction and more than 100 permanent jobs for the area. For information on Albiasa visit their website at: http://www.albiasasolar.com/ For information about Kingman AZ visit our website at http://www.kinmanrealestate4u.com  
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By Pat Somers, Kingman/Lake Havasu Land & Homes
(Red Sign Realty)
Kingman, Arizona broke ground this week on their new wastewater treatment facility. This facility increased the capacity of sewage treatment from 2+ million gallons to 5+ million gallons of effluent. There is availabilty of increasing the capacity to allow for golf courses, etc. to purchase the reclaimed water for  irrigation purposes. Looks like development of new homes just received a boost in the arm. The Contractor says that they will be looking at local subs to do the work, which starts on Monday, 5/4/09 so the Kingman economy also will get a boost. If anyone is looking to relocate, now would be the right time while the prices are great and the supply of homes is huge. You also can benefit from the first time buyer's $8000 tax credit benefit as well. There is plenty of fresh air an...
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