There's a long legacy of mining in the Kingman region (hence the paper's name) that is evidenced in these poll numbers:
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar indicates he'll favor a permanent ban on uranium mining in the Arizona Strip outside Grand Canyon National Park. Salazar's announcement was praised by environmental groups and harshly criticized by local officials, who say mining uranium has the potential to create thousands of jobs and millions in revenue.
Science is on Salazar's side
Protect the environment no matter what
There is no legitimate reason to ban mining in the area
Salazar is just another eco-nut
[Thanks to Larry Turner for passing along the link to this]