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Mar 232011
 
Census: Most Growth Was In South County

By Tammy Gray-Searles – Navajo County’s population increased by just under 10,000 people in the last 10 years, according to results of the 2010 Census. Total population in the county is now 107,449, the census revealed. In 2000, the population was 97,470. Of those counted in the census in Navajo County, 75,476 were 18 years Read More…

Mar 232011
 
Goldwater Institute Declines To Issue Correction On County ‘Piglet’ Charge

By Tammy Gray-Searles – “Our research is accurate as far as the documentation in existence,” Goldwater Institute Chief Economist Byron Schlomach said regarding a “piglet” report stating that Navajo County overspent by $3.5 million in fiscal year 2008-09. Navajo County officials refuted the report, indicating that the document used by the Goldwater Institute was inaccurate. Read More…

Mar 232011
 
Homolovi Re-opening Celebrated

Photo by Tammy Gray-Searles A Hopi dancer performs the Water Maiden Dance during the March 18 re-opening celebration for Homolovi State Park. More than 400 people attended the celebration, which included dances, demonstrations and a traditional corn planting. More photos from the event will be published in Friday’s edition of The Tribune-News.  

Mar 232011
 

By Linda Kor – In an effort to address the ongoing public intoxication issue in Holbrook, Navajo County Attorney Brad Carlyon held a public meeting that included the participation of Holbrook Police Chief Mark Jackson, Sheriff K.C. Clark and representatives of various community resources on March 17. The issue was addressed as a concern for Read More…

Mar 232011
 

By Naomi Hatch – The potash mining project undertaken by Passport Potash just east of Holbrook could bring 1,000 to 1,500 construction jobs and 300 to 500 permanent jobs to Navajo and Apache counties, Town Manager Paul Watson advised town council members at their March 15 meeting. “The indirect impact would be even larger with Read More…

Mar 232011
 
Taylor Students And PTSO Raise Funds For Park Trees

By Naomi Hatch – Students from Taylor Intermediate School presented the Taylor Town Council with a check for $1,000 last week to purchase trees. TIS Student Council President Colten Despain explained that students paid 25 cents to wear a hat on hat day, with the proceeds set aside to purchase trees for Freeman Park. The Read More…

Mar 232011
 

By Tammy Gray-Searles – “Industry and innovation will not come to Arizona by ‘watering down’ educational opportunities,” Holbrook School District Business Manager Garry McDowell told Senator Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake. McDowell made a plea to legislators to support Governor Jan Brewer’s budget and oppose the senate budget plan. “I appreciate the sacrifices you make to serve Read More…

Mar 232011
 

By Sam Conner – The Winslow City Council and staff completed their strategic planning session March 16. The council adopted a resolution early in the meeting in support of a county-wide jail district. The resolution noted that the actions of the state legislature are having the effect of passing expenses to the counties and cities, Read More…

Mar 232011
 

By Sam Conner – The Winslow School District Governing Board approved issuing contracts and work agreements for most of its previously approved personnel March 16. The contracts for administrators will be on the agenda of the next board meeting. The board also approved the hiring of Jolyn Nebeker as district part-time substitute bus driver, Michael Read More…

Mar 232011
 
NPC Rodeo Club Will Host Rodeo April 22-23 In Taylor

By Naomi Hatch – In 2007, Northland Pioneer College organized a Rodeo Club coached by John Doyle, which offers young men and women the opportunity to participate in rodeo at the college level. Over the past four years, the NPC Rodeo Club has successfully competed against larger college rodeo programs and for the past three Read More…

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