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Jul 202011
 
R. Gregory Burt

Richard Gregory Burt, 53, of Preston, Idaho, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Funeral services were held July 16 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 8525 Thom Blvd. in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born on April 22, 1958, in Farmington, N.M. The son of Richard and Marie Burt, Read More…

Jul 202011
 
Betty M. Begay

Betty M. Begay, 79, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011, in Flagstaff. Funeral services were July 19 at the Faith Assembly of God Church in Holbrook. Burial was at the Holbrook Cemetery. She was born Dec.18, 1931, in Ganado into the Honey Comb Rock People for the Water Edge Clan. Betty was a homemaker. Read More…

Jul 142011
 
North-South Transportation Issues Discussed By Winslow City Council

By Sam Conner– During a special session held Tuesday evening, the Winslow City Council heard a presentation and discussed north/south transportation with representatives of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and HDR Engineering. The issue has become of major concern due to work on the Second Street and Williamson Avenue traffic signal affecting traffic at Read More…

Jul 142011
 
Tentative County Budget Of $113 Million Is OK’d

By Linda Kor– The Navajo County Board of Supervisors approved a $113 million tentative budget for fiscal year 2012 on Tuesday. The amount reflects a reduction of approximately $1 million over the fiscal year 2011 year’s budget that includes a general fund budget of approximately $38 million. “Last year we budgeted about $38 million for Read More…

Jul 142011
 
Flow Study To Aid Holbrook Growth Plans Commissioned

By Teri Walker– With potential significant growth on the horizon should plans to initiate potash mining operations near Holbrook come to fruition, the City of Holbrook is evaluating its infrastructure to see how it will bear the weight of new development. The Holbrook City Council voted Tuesday evening to commission a wastewater flow study, analyzing Read More…

Jul 142011
 

By Sam Conner– Winslow City Manager Jim Ferguson advised the city council Tuesday evening that the company proposing to build a private prison in Winslow, LaSalle, was approved as one of four finalists for building a private prison. He said that a final decision is expected from the Arizona Department of Corrections within about a Read More…

Jul 142011
 

By Teri Walker– Arizona lawmakers have decided state and local governments can no longer accept photo-ID cards issued by foreign consulates as a valid form of identification. Proponents of the new law, Senate Bill 1465, have been trying to pass the legislation for a number of years, citing the concern that the cards are too Read More…

Jul 142011
 
Recent Monsoon Showers Cool Things Down

Photo By Teri Walker Jaden Mulder, 9, of Joseph City, enjoyed a break from the summer heat after a monsoon shower cooled things down Tuesday afternoon. Possible thunderstorms forecasted for the weekend are expected to keep temperatures in the 90s in Holbrook, Joseph City and Winslow.      

Jul 142011
 
Old West Days Celebration Was A Rip Roarin’ Success

  Photos by Linda Kor: Marshall Trimble entertained crowds with his tales and songs of Arizona’s past during Old West Days. These young Native American dancers performed the dances of their ancestors for visitors at Old West Days. The crowd at Old West Days, which took place on Holbrook’s historic courthouse grounds, was estimated to Read More…

Jul 142011
 

By Linda Kor– The Holbrook School District Governing Board met on Tuesday and passed a $21 million budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year. Following a public hearing that went without comment, the board approved the budget, which includes a 3.9 percent increase in the maintenance and operations budget, a 1.2 percent increase in the regular Read More…