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Jul 272015
 

By Nolan Madden As part of a process that began six months ago, on July 14 members of the Navajo County Board of Supervisors reviewed and approved a tentative $120 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16. As the most important component of the plan, Finance Director James Menlove summarized for the board what he called Read More…

Jul 242015
 

  “Suvoyuki” translated in the Hopi language means to accomplish work through a “joint effort,” and Suvoyuki Day is a festival planned from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Homolovi State Park northeast of Winslow to celebrate the partners who have helped to protect and save Homolovi area archaeological and cultural Read More…

Jul 242015
 

By Nolan Madden The Navajo County Board of Supervisors granted approval last week for the installation of three meteorological (met) measurement towers on property owned by Aztec Land and Cattle Company, located 17 miles southwest of Joseph City. The met towers will gather the wind speed, wind direction and other meteorological data in the Holbrook Read More…

Jul 242015
 

Crews from Frontier Communications engaged in an extensive repair operation to fix Internet and data service outages in Arizona, which were caused by multiple gunshots to Frontier’s fiber backbone between Snowflake and Holbrook. The outage started at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 19, and impacted approximately 15,000 customers ranging from Holbrook south to the White Mountain Apache Read More…

Jul 242015
 

  By Nolan Madden The sheriff’s offices of Navajo and Coconino counties recently aligned in a joint Air Operations Division partnership. The Navajo County Board of Supervisors last week granted Sheriff K.C. Clark approval to co-lease flight time at the rate of $85 per hour flown plus actual fuel and operating expenses for two fixed-wing Read More…

Jul 242015
 
New Marker Recognizes Smiley’s  Place In Navajo County History

  Photo by Linda Kor The stone and ceramic marker in the Holbrook Cemetery informs visitors that the remains of George Smiley, the only legally executed criminal in Navajo County, are buried within the cemetery grounds. Photo courtesy of the Navajo County Historical Society Two announcements pertaining to the execution of George Smiley were written. Read More…

Jul 242015
 

Photo by Linda Kor It may seem too soon for summer break to be over, but students in the Holbrook District will be back in school beginning Monday, Aug. 3. Students registered for classes earlier this week at schools, including these at Holbrook Junior High School. Nicole Lozano (seated) assisted students and their parents in Read More…

Jul 242015
 

  By Linda Kor The Winslow School District is reaping the rewards of converting to solar. During a meeting of the school board last week, Superintendent Lance Heister and the board reviewed the savings realized over the past year and a half. The figures presented showed that over the past 17 months the district paid Read More…

Jul 242015
 
Snowflake Monument  Honors Town Founders

  The Snowflake Monument By Naomi Hatch The history of Snowflake began when William J. Flake left the United Order in Old Taylor, about five miles below Allen’s Camp, and purchased the Stinson Ranch along the Silver Creek. Flake obtained the water rights and sold the land for the same terms as he purchased it. Read More…

Jul 242015
 

  By Naomi Hatch A special use permit to allow construction of a small residence for use by the owners’ parents caused a contentious discussion at the July 14 Snowflake Town Council meeting, but was unanimously approved by the council. Lorena and Ronald Telford want to construct a small second residence on their property in Read More…