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May 202011
 
College Board Approves Property Tax Increase

By Linda Kor– The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board held a Truth in Taxation hearing May 17 that resulted in a heated discussion regarding the purpose and method utilized to impose a property tax increase on the citizens of Navajo County. According to the formula for Truth in Taxation, the increase in primary Read More…

May 202011
 
WHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Photo courtesy of Winslow High School This year’s Winslow High School valedictorian is Tonya King, the daughter of James and Michelle King. The distinction of salutatorian of the Class of 2011 was awarded to Craig Boyd, the son of Dr. Robin and Teresa Boyd.

May 202011
 
HHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Photo by Linda Kor– The valedictorian of the Holbrook High School Class of 2011 is Kory Koerperich (right), son of Dr. Robbie and Debbie Koerperich. Tess McGee (left), daughter of Ron and Nannette McGee, is the salutatorian. The special guest speaker at the commencement exercises will be Dean McNamee (center), who was selected as the Read More…

May 202011
 
McLaws Road Reconstruction

Photo by Linda Kor– Navajo County employees have worked for the past two weeks reconstructing nearly two miles of badly damaged roadway on McLaws Road. Although the road remained open to traffic, delays slowed down the commute for residents in the area. The work is scheduled for completion this week as long as the weather Read More…

May 202011
 

The State Bar of Arizona has determined that an investigation into the agreement between attorney Robert J. Lyttle and the Hopi Tribe is not warranted. After reviewing allegations made by Benjamin H. Nuvamsa against Lyttle, who serves as the Hopi Tribe’s chief legal counsel, the bar issued a letter stating: “After our review of the Read More…

May 202011
 

The long awaited replacement of two traffic signals in Winslow, located at the intersections of Second and Third streets and Williamson Avenue, will begin on Monday, May 23. Construction on this project will last for approximately four months while crews replace the traffic signals, remove and replace sections of curb and gutter, install sidewalk/access ramps Read More…

May 202011
 

By Tammy Gray-Searles– Arizona loses $132 million each year on remedial college education, according to the Alliance for Excellence in Education. A report issued May 5 notes that the state spends $81 million each year to provide remedial college courses designed to fill in the gap between high school and higher education. An additional estimated Read More…

May 202011
 

By Teri Walker– The trash cans have been emptied and the lights switched off at the Arizona Legislature with the ending of the 2011 legislative session. Counties and municipalities statewide are left filtering through the myriad actions taken by lawmakers to determine what impacts they need to prepare for. The aftermath is also when governments Read More…

May 192011
 
Dating Abuse Education Information Provided To Winslow School Board

By Sam Conner– The Winslow Unified School District Governing Board held an open hearing May 4 on dating abuse information, another meeting on the expenditure budget and, finally, its regular meeting. Superintendent Doug Watson addressed the board and the audience regarding the meeting required by the state legislature to discuss incorporating dating abuse information into Read More…

May 192011
 

By Tammy Gray-Searles– Attendance rates are lower at Holbrook Junior High School and Holbrook High School than in the elementary schools in the district, according to reports recently submitted to the school board. Park Elementary School had one of the highest attendance rates, but it declined as 2011 progressed. The overall attendance rate for January Read More…