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Nov 302011
 
Area Ranchers Grow Feedstock For Biofuel

By Linda Kor- For generations, local ranchers have grown feedstock as an economical source of food for their livestock. Now some local ranchers are looking to grow feedstock too in order to provide fuel. Two area ranchers, one in Holbrook and one in Snowflake, are each providing approximately 20 acres for the growth of a Read More…

Nov 302011
 

Photo by Linda Kor The City of Holbrook gears up for the holiday season by hanging Christmas decorations on the lampposts along Navajo Blvd. and Hopi Drive. City Manager Ray Alley lends a hand to place an angel along Navajo Blvd.  

Nov 302011
 

By Naomi Hatch– “Star’s becoming a leader for the program,” said Superintendent Hollis Merrell. Starlena Begay attended the National Johnson-O’Malley (JOM) Association Conference in Tulsa, Okla., in October and was elected to the national Board of Directors representing Region 1, which is Colorado and Arizona. The national association knows the struggles to meet the special Read More…

Nov 302011
 
Sheriff’s Office Damaged By Alleged Drunk Driver

By Linda Kor– The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office building located at 137 West Arizona Street sustained damage on Thursday, Nov. 24, after an alleged drunk driver collided with another vehicle in the parking lot, pushing it into the building. At approximately 12:45 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a 9-1-1 call from an off Read More…

Nov 302011
 

By Linda Kor– The cause is still unknown for the recent tragedy in which six people, three of them children, were killed when their plane crashed into the Superstition Mountains on the evening of Nov. 23. The plane carried Joseph Hardwick, 22, airplane mechanic; co-pilot and aircraft owner Russell Hardy, 31; co-pilot Shawn Perry, 39; Read More…

Nov 302011
 

A Snowflake man and his wife are in custody following an investigation by Snowflake-Taylor Police Department into allegations of sexual conduct involving a minor. In September of this year the department began the investigation after it was reported that a 13-year-old girl was being sexually molested by Daniel Oldham, 49. The girl and her family Read More…

Nov 302011
 

By Teri Walker– American West Potash has released a timeline for developing a potash mine east of Holbrook, and in conversations with Holbrook city leaders the company president reportedly said it’s possible a mine could be operational by early 2014. American West Potash President and CEO Pat Avery met with Holbrook Vice Mayor Charles Haussmann Read More…

Nov 302011
 

By Teri Walker– The Holbrook City Council voted to increase fees at the Hidden Cove Golf Course, but green fees will remain the same. Citing maintenance costs, City Manager Ray Alley asked the council during a public hearing Nov. 22 to approve doubling the fees charged for golf cart rentals. Cart rentals were increased from Read More…

Nov 302011
 
Historic Navajo County Courthouse To Be Checked For Structural Integrity

By Teri Walker– The Historic Navajo County Courthouse in Holbrook will undergo a structural assessment this week to determine what restoration is needed for the 113-year-old building that was once the center of justice for Navajo County. Prompted by concerns expressed by members of the Navajo County Historical Society related to cracks and other signs Read More…

Nov 302011
 

By Sam Conner– The Winslow Bulldogs will host the Cake’s Car Company Winslow Shootout Basketball Tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-3. There are eight teams participating in the tournament and all will start with a pool play game to determine their first opponents in bracket play. The Bulldogs will play the Ganado Hornets Read More…