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Jul 292011
 
Holbrook Schools Open With New Teachers And New Goals

By Linda Kor– When the school year starts in the Holbrook School District on Wednesday, Aug. 3, there will be 20 new teachers, as well as new goals and programs within the district to greet students. New teachers to the district include Alisha Shelley of Washington, who will teach third grade at Hulet Elementary School; Read More…

Jul 292011
 
County Budget Totaling $113 Million Approved

By Linda Kor– The 2011-12 budget received final approval from members of the Navajo County Board of Supervisors during their July 26 meeting. The $113 million budget was presented by County Manager Jimmy Jayne, who thanked Finance Director James Menlove and his department for a well thought out budget. There was no opposition presented regarding Read More…

Jul 292011
 
Historic Renegades Car Club

Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum The Renegades Car Club was active in the late 1950s and early 1960s in Winslow, and regularly held drag racing events on the runways at Lindbergh Municipal Airport. Officers of the club included (top left photo, front row, left to right) Ronnie Carlson, secretary/treasurer; Johnny Pritcard, publicity officer, Read More…

Jul 292011
 

By Teri Walker– Ranchers and farmers in Navajo County and surrounding areas struggling with lack of forage for their livestock may find relief through a low-interest emergency loan program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Governor Jan Brewer announced July 22 that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has granted a disaster designation to Arizona Read More…

Jul 292011
 

By Teri Walker– Holbrook Volunteer Fire Department Chief Alex Baker asked the city council to consider changing the fire codes used to guide new construction during Tuesday evening’s council meeting. Baker asked the council for permission to switch from the Uniform Fire Code (UFC) currently used by the city to the National Fire Protection Association Read More…

Jul 292011
 
Area Weather

Photo by Misty Benham/mistybenhamphoto.net Lightning brightens the skies near Winslow Monday evening as traffic moves along Interstate 40. The storm brought some welcome rain to towns in the Little Colorado River valley.  

Jul 292011
 
Winslow City Council Approves $22.3 Million 2011-12 Budget

By Linda Kor– The Winslow City Council gave final approval of the city’s $22.3 million 2011-12 budget Tuesday evening. The capital projects that are part of the budget include $1.9 million to continue work on the Route 66 Renaissance Project for continued improvements to streets and $73,000 toward airport improvements outside of improvements in line Read More…

Jul 292011
 
Holbrook High School Volleyball Practice

Photo by Teri Walker Janecia Nez spikes the ball during volleyball practice at Holbrook High School as Erin Aragon watches. The senior girls, along with the rest of the Lady Roadrunners, are preparing for the beginning of the season, which will start with a home game against Window Rock on Tuesday, Aug. 30.  

Jul 292011
 
Handgun Match Results Noted

The results of the July Northeastern Arizona PAL Sportsmen’s Association Handgun Match included: Auto-1, Frank Lucero; Auto-2, Bob Wheeler; Revolver, Bob Cayton; and Rifle, Frank Lucero. Stage winners were: first and second stages, Frank Lucero; third stage, Allen Papin; and fourth stage, Bob Wheeler. The weather turned out to be nice and warm. The first Read More…

Jul 292011
 
Ira Lamar Willis

Ira Lamar Willis, 83, passed through the veil on Saturday, July 23, 2011, with his family at his side. He was at home on the ranch where he had lived for 64 years. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, at the Snowflake Main Street Chapel, with a visitation beginning Read More…