Author Archives: Christine

Low income $16 monthly discount for Unisource electric

I had no idea that Unisource offers a $16 monthly discount:

A household gross income for the past 12 months that is at or below the following amounts, based on the number of people in your household:

Family Size

Annual Income at or Below:

1

$18,090

2

$24,360

3

$30,630

4

$36,900

5

$43,170

6

$49,440

7

$55,710

8

$61,980

The application is extremely simple:
https://www.uesaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TEP-UES-Customer-Assistance.pdf
And it’s good for 2 years — the easiest way I’ve seen in a long time to make almost $400.

A powerful opinion piece about the Kingman Airport Authority

This has to be one of the best “community viewpoints” posted at the Miner:

http://m.kdminer.com/news/2017/aug/25/letter-john-conners-obfuscation-kingman-airport/

John Conners, La Jolla, California Resident

Originally published Friday, August 25, 2017 at 05:59a.m.

As a frequent visitor to Kingman for many years, and a resident of La Jolla, California for the other part of the year, I am totally shocked by what I perceive is really going on at this once wonderful airfield.

I have been to several airport board meetings. No one seems to want to give the citizens present any accurate expense or operation costs, or they claim ignorance or not having any current information available.

Mayor Monica Gates seems to play to whichever direction the wind is blowing. You claim this and that, Mayor, but never with any consistency.

There is always a local attorney present at these meetings, too. Why? Looks as though that gentleman is a safety net for the airport authority and its incompetency and mistakes. It is all about billable hours, isn’t it Mr. Lawyer?

Business at the facility is in decline. The fire bomber company has left.

At one meeting recently, someone stated that only a small group of pilots or tenants were unhappy with the Kingman Airport Authority. They are mightily wrong there, especially after Mr. (Vearl) Haynes went viral. There is a huge amount of anger, mistrust and disappointment beyond belief all over town and outside areas.

The KAA had a big increase in charges to all their rental property at the airport. For what? They have virtually no outside employees that maintain the airport property.

There are weeds growing everywhere. If intimidated enough, someone will do some minor weeding or clean up the place on occasion.

There aren’t any trash cans at the airport, nor access to any. There is a huge street sweeper in the administration building and it is driven around, but no one I have ever spoken with has seen it sweep anything.

The facility has seven air conditioning units sitting outside. Sure must get hot in that office, which I think are only filled with a couple people full-time. It is a beautiful building inside with all sorts of very expensive decorations and furniture. Go check it out.

Yet the terminal building, where the restaurant is, is rather rundown. The AC is weak and does not adequately cool the building. Why did the planners not install an industrial AC unit in the administration building? I guess someone had a lot of excess inventory to unload. It’s only taxpayers’ money, right?

The airport must be saved. The administration building has a glass wall running from left to right. In all probability it is there to keep us peasants isolated from the elite aristocracy.

This entire operations is in need of a major audit and investigation as to why they need so much money to operate virtually nothing. Is it misappropriation, greed, theft or arrogance of power?

Other airports are established under the rules of Grant Assurance regulations, which guarantees the facility will have no discrimination and will always be an airport. It also guarantees that the charges and fees will be commensurate in the area of other grant-controlled airports, even if they are not in the same state.

I would advise the users, tenants and all interested parties to get major government involvement from the Justice Department, FBI and Grant Assurance specialists.

From all indications and reactions from certain functionaries, there is something very, very wrong.

On Aug. 11, an article printed on the front page of the Daily Miner states that the KAA bowed out of the latest and future workshop with the public.And, of course, they had to hire their local attorney to write a letter to the city attorney that there was no way the people are going to improve the airport or any area of the industrial park.

Are you kidding? This is all about funding loss, the possibility of missing funds and bad management in all areas.

We have never received a straight or logical answer from anyone in the KAA about any one, or all, of the problems at the airport.

Vearl Haynes literally told all who were present, and those on video, when he lost his temper that there is something terribly wrong that the authority is trying to conceal from the City of Kingman and the public.

The first words out of the so-called treasurer’s mouth was to threaten litigation on everyone who questioned his lack of honesty.

Folks, time has run out for these people in charge. They sure do not want any more meetings, fine. Now is the time to plan and initiate a forensic audit.

Get the federal authorities involved.

Who is John Conners from La Jolla?  Why is he involved?  Are these allegations true?
It sure would be helpful if the Miner allowed readers to post comments (not the anonymous morons, but real people).
I’ve been reading bits and pieces about the KAA, but have no comprehensive knowledge.  Wouldn’t be surprised at all if John Conners is correct.

Arizona condones pollution by miners for FOUR years!

Just when I thought I’d seen it all, I find out that Arizona allows miners to pollute what little water we have for FOUR (4) years with impunity!

https://kdminer.com/news/2017/aug/03/arsenic-tainted-discharges-yavapai-county-creek-le/

Owners of a Bagdad-area mine that allegedly has been discharging thousands of gallons of arsenic-contaminated water per day into Boulder Creek faces three felony counts for pollutant discharge violations.

On Tuesday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury had indicted Bagdad Hillside, LLC, for allegedly discharging arsenic-contaminated water into the recreational creek.

“Bagdad Hillside is facing three felony counts of Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Violations,” the news release stated.

It added that in 2013, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality inspected the inactive Hillside Mine, located four miles north of Bagdad, and found it discharging arsenic-contaminated water directly into adjacent Boulder Creek at a rate of five gallons per minute or about 2.6 million gallons per year.

“Bagdad Hillside allegedly owns the mine and the surrounding property,” the news release stated, adding that according to tests, the water flowing from the mine contains arsenic levels that are more than 100 times the water quality standard.

“Boulder Creek is open to Arizonans for recreational swimming year-round,” the release added. “It is not believed that anyone uses Boulder Creek as a source of drinking water.”

Since 2013, ADEQ representatives reportedly have tried to work with Bagdad Hillside to stop the mine from discharging contaminated water, and the company signed three consent orders agreeing to file a plan to stop the discharge. “Those plans have not been submitted and the mine continues to discharge into Boulder Creek,” stated the news release.

WTF?????
And the imbeciles on the BOS want … MORE MINING!  

Supervisor Jean Bishop KILLED the funding needed for Sheriff Schuster

The Meadview Morons got their way, once again. The BOS meeting was riveting – literally. My nose was almost touching my notebook screen because the volume was so low and I didn’t have external speakers with me.  One budget after the other got voted down as Hildy Angius (Bullhead) refused to vote for the propertyContinue Reading

Video: Supervisor Jean Bishop town hall meeting re property tax increase

Jean Bishop held a town hall meeting in Dolan Springs yesterday and I posted the video: Bishop tried hard to keep me from recording her lies, has me blocked on Facebook and did NOT write back to my email.  Of course she also didn’t want me announcing the meeting here, one or two people fromContinue Reading

Rosie’s Den theft and arson AGAIN!

 From the Miner: Rosie’s Den blaze rekindled Thursday DOLAN SPRINGS – Another fire erupted Thursday at Rosie’s Den Café and Saloon on U.S. Highway 93, just three days after the popular travel stop was hit with possible arson and theft of the business safe. The dispatcher for Lake Mohave Rancho Fire Department confirmed that fireContinue Reading

UPDATE: Diamond Bar Road fatal accident | Kingman Daily Miner | Kingman, AZ

Source: UPDATE: Diamond Bar Road fatal accident | Kingman Daily Miner “… Rescue personnel were on the scene quickly and tried to save the driver, but were able to get the survivors to the hospital. There were also off-duty medical professionals from out of state who stopped and performed CPR, which played a huge factorContinue Reading

Roads update

Yesterday morning the County graded Charles and Glen, a week after the last storms resulting in an awful road right after they did the twice a year grading.  Yesterday afternoon it rained and it’s not quite as bad as before, but Charles sure sucks again. And that’s why I’ve been DEMANDING that the County allocateContinue Reading

Budget crisis, property tax INCREASE, NO increased funding for sheriff? And the roads SUCK!

I’ve been busy trying to figure out WHY we need a real estate tax increase while we seem to have a ton of money due to funding increases despite unused funds last year or continued allocation of funds that are not used. Last week supervisor Moss was appointed to superior court judge and our DistrictContinue Reading