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Mar 302011
 
Two House Bills Are Pending Regarding Medical Marijuana

By Linda Kor – Although the final draft for rules regarding Proposition 203, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, was finalized just two days ago, two bills are already pending in the Arizona Legislature pertaining to monitoring qualified users and protection for employers of qualified users. If passed, House Bill 2585 would require that qualified marijuana Read More…

Mar 302011
 
Holbrook Residents Reap Rewards As New City Fitness Center Thrives

By Linda Kor – The ability to take a deep breath, look great in that new outfit, shed unwanted pounds and build strong muscles all add to an improved sense of self-worth, and it appears many residents in Holbrook are feeling the rewards of better living. When the Holbrook Fitness Center opened five months ago Read More…

Mar 302011
 

By Tammy Gray-Searles – Navajo County employees are being asked to voluntarily reduce their hours and contact state legislators in response to proposed state budget cuts. In a letter dated March 22, elected officials, including members of the board of supervisors, notified county staff that the senate budget proposal would have a negative impact on Read More…

Mar 302011
 
Aztec Land Use Plan To Be Considered

By Tammy Gray-Searles – Adoption of Aztec Land and Cattle Company’s area plan and incorporation of that plan into the county’s comprehensive plan will be considered during a special meeting of the Navajo County Planning and Zoning Commission set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the county Read More…

Mar 302011
 
Underground Storage Tank Clean Up Program Continues

By Tammy Gray-Searles – Stimulus funds are being used to continue an underground storage tank (UST) clean up program initiated in 2004, the Navajo County Board of Supervisors learned during a meeting on March 23. Arizona Department of Environmental (ADEQ) Quality Community Liaison Byron James made a presentation to the board, noting that the clean-up Read More…

Mar 302011
 
Boyd, Losey Campaign Against Senior Hunger

Photo courtesy of Winslow Council on Aging Councilman Marshall Losey prepares to take a meal to a Winslow resident during a campaign to raise awareness of hunger in the community, especially among senior citizens. Winslow Mayor Robin Boyd and Councilman Marshall Losey joined more than 1,000 elected officials across the country on March 23, Mayors Read More…

Mar 302011
 

By Naomi Hatch – Members of the Snowflake-Taylor Tourism Committee agreed to assist those attempting to bring dog trials to the area during their March meeting. There are 281 American Kennel Club (AKC) events in the State of Arizona with 55,000 dogs, generating over $20 million, said Guy Shelander of the White Mountain Bird Dog Read More…

Mar 302011
 

By Naomi Hatch – This year’s Pioneer Day Rodeo in Snowflake will once again have a rodeo queen. It has been several years since Snowflake has crowned a rodeo queen. Beth Craig has worked diligently to hold a contest for three categories of Snowflake Rodeo Queen, which are: Little Darling ages 8-12, Teen ages 13-16 Read More…

Mar 302011
 

By Naomi Hatch – Approximately 80 percent of people in jail have substance abuse problems, members of the Snowflake-Taylor Chamber of Commerce learned at their monthly luncheon held Wednesday, March 23, at Heritage Social Hall in Snowflake. “Locking them up historically has not worked,” said Navajo County Attorney Brad Carylon, who then outlined the Navajo Read More…

Mar 302011
 
S/T Lions Club Honors Essay Contest Winners

Snowflake-Taylor Lions Club held an awards dinner on March 17 at El Rancho Restaurant for winners of the essay contest and their families. The Lion’s International contest is for visually impaired students. Justin Fehr took first place and Robert Carrol was the second place winner. The theme of the essay contest was the power of Read More…