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Feb 252011
 
Allen Hopes To Codify Right Of The Public To Speak At Meetings

By Tammy Gray-Searles – Some familiar faces are at odds over a pending state bill that would require public bodies to hold a call to the public during meetings. Senator Sylvia Allen of Snowflake is the driving force behind the bill. She has indicated that she believes it is a step in the right direction Read More…

Feb 252011
 

By Tammy Gray-Searles – Work on the Winslow levee will move forward in fiscal year 2011, even if a request for federal funds is denied. The Navajo County Board of Supervisors approved the expenditure of $204,000 on the project Tuesday, noting that at this time it is the maximum amount that can be spent until Read More…

Feb 252011
 

By Linda Kor – During the Feb. 22 Holbrook City Council meeting, Finance Director Randy Sullivan informed the council that the city is in good shape financially, with all departments but two staying under budget. “The airport has gone over budget due to a large fuel purchase and facilities is over due to a final Read More…

Feb 252011
 

By Tammy Gray-Searles – A new zoning ordinance regulating the location of medical marijuana dispensaries was approved in a 4-1 vote by the Navajo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The ordinance restricts dispensaries to certain commercial zones, requires issuance of a special use permit, sets distances from schools and places where minors congregate, and prohibits Read More…

Feb 252011
 

By Naomi Hatch – “In 2008, the Town of Taylor was required to build a wastewater treatment plant because the lagoon systems were overloaded and were at risk,” recounted Town Manager Eric Duthie. “The plant was built through a small interest loan and is now capable of handling sewage treatment for years to come.” With Read More…

Feb 252011
 

By Naomi Hatch – Members of the Snowflake Town Council previously discussed Ordinance No. 11-333, regulating recreational vehicles, and at their Feb. 22 council meeting, Planning and Zoning/Building Safety Administrator Dale Call presented a final ordinance and recommended approval. “I have a problem with the recreational vehicle permit you’re wanting the town to issue,” stated Read More…

Feb 252011
 

A Second Mesa man died last weekend after being struck by a commercial van in Flagstaff. At 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, officers of the Flagstaff Police Department arrived on scene of a severe traffic accident in the area of East Route 66 and Ponderosa Parkway. The accident involved a large commercial van and Read More…

Feb 252011
 
Work Proceeding On Holbrook's New Well

Photo by Linda Kor Terry McCray (left), owner of A to Z Drilling in Taylor, and Dub Bergman hoist out a drill being used to drill Holbrook’s new well located approximately four miles off of McLaws Road. The drill had reached the depth of 80 feet as of Feb. 23, and McCray is hopeful that Read More…

Feb 252011
 
Holbrook Council Candidates Discuss Issues That Face Them

Six candidates have filed their packets and will be on the ballot for Holbrook’s primary election, which will be held on Tuesday, March 8. Mayor Jeff Hill is unopposed in his bid for re-election. Candidates vying for three council seats include incumbents Phillip Cobb, Charles Haussman and Richard Peterson, and Melissa Prather and Robert (Bobby) Read More…

Feb 252011
 

By Sam Conner – The Winslow City Council reappointed Sarah Smithson and Marci Heavrin to the Arts Council Tuesday evening. In other action Feb. 22, the council: * Authorized a change order for changes to the scope of work for final plans, specifications and cost estimates for the wastewater treatment plant modifications by PACE water Read More…

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