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Aug 262011
 

By Greg Perkins– Week one of the high school football season kicks off tonight (Aug. 26) as all of the area schools open their 2011 campaigns. With the new restructuring of the athletic landscape, conferences such as the 3A North and 3A East no longer exist, having been replaced by sections and divisions. In football, Read More…

Aug 242011
 
Holbrook School Board Awards Contract To Navajo Sanitation

By Linda Kor– It appears that the City of Holbrook will lose at least $42,000 in revenues and the Holbrook School District will save approximately $12,000 as the district governing board awarded a contract for sanitation services to Navajo Sanitation on Aug. 18. The bid was for daily trash pick up for the Holbrook School Read More…

Aug 242011
 
Passport Potash Set To Acquire 41,000-Acre Fitzgerald Ranch

By Teri Walker– Passport Potash Inc. has signed a letter of intent with the Fitzgerald Family Trust to acquire the Fitzgerald Ranch outside of Holbrook, bringing its total land holdings intended for potash exploration in the Holbrook Basin to 121,000 acres. “This is a terrific advancement for Passport,” said Passport President Joshua Bleak. “Not only Read More…

Aug 242011
 
‘The Little Fair That Could’ Celebrates Its 80th Year

By Linda Kor– This year the Navajo County Fair celebrates its 80th year. The theme for this year’s fair is “The Little Fair That Could-80 Years of Celebration,” which is appropriate with all of the changes the fair has experienced through the years. It has grown to become not only a source of pride for Read More…

Aug 242011
 

By Sam Conner– The Winslow Unified School District Governing Board held the second reading and approved all but one of the policy changes recommended by the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) Aug. 17. Two items had minor changes to meet local situations. The one policy not approved had two parts and was on parental involvement Read More…

Aug 242011
 

By Naomi Hatch– Labor Day weekend is coming and with it the Taylor Sweet Corn Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3. Festivities will begin at 7 a.m. with the Sweet Tri Triathlon, which opens at the Snowflake swimming pool. It will then take to the streets, where bikers will race from Snowflake to Taylor on Main Read More…

Aug 242011
 

By Teri Walker– Snowflake Intermediate School has achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a measurement defined by the No Child Left Behind Act, based on results of the school’s spring 2011 AIMS (Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards) scores. It was erroneously reported in the Aug. 10 edition of the Silver Creek Herald that Snowflake Intermediate had Read More…

Aug 242011
 
Windmill Offers Taylor Farm Hedge Against Electric Costs

By Naomi Hatch– Farming has been a way of life in Taylor since pioneers settled in 1878, but over the past 133 years, farming has changed. In 1960, Leroy Saline moved to Taylor from the Gila Valley and began farming. His children continue that tradition, with one of their crops being Taylor sweet corn. Farming Read More…

Aug 242011
 

By Linda Kor– Meetings are being held throughout Navajo County to obtain public input regarding the redistricting of the Supervisorial and the Navajo County Community College District election districts to balance their populations after the 2010 Census. The need for changes in the boundaries of the districts is due to increases in the county’s population. Read More…

Aug 242011
 

By Sam Conner– The Winslow Bulldogs hosted the Camp Verde Cowboys for a controlled football scrimmage last Friday at Emil Nasser Stadium. Both teams showed strengths and weaknesses, which should help their coaching staffs prepare for their season opening games on Friday, Aug. 26. No scores were kept in the scrimmage, during which each team Read More…