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Nov 282011
 
What Is Potash?

By Teri Walker– In 2009, the interest in potash in northern Arizona resurged as potash mining companies began exploring the Holbrook Basin, an area east of Holbrook the U.S. Geological Survey says is underlain by 600 square miles of potash deposits. The USGS has reported it believes the Holbrook Basin holds anywhere from .7 billion Read More…

Nov 282011
 

By Teri Walker– New federal requirements for colleges related to online courses may cause Northland Pioneer College (NPC) to have to change its approach to offering courses outside of Arizona. The Department of Education handed down a policy to higher education institutions earlier this year stating colleges must secure individual authorizations from every state where Read More…

Nov 282011
 
Jerry K. Witt

Jerry K. Witt, of Snowflake, Navajo County, Ariz., passed away peacefully on early Sunday morning Nov. 20, 2011, in Show Low. He was 73. Jerry was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., on November 9, 1938, to the late Marvin and Louise (Gibson) Witt. Jerry resided most of his life in Yuma, Ariz., before Read More…

Nov 282011
 
Winslow Board Honors Outstanding Employees

By Sam Conner– The Winslow Unified School District Governing Board recognized certified employees Jodie Garner, Donna Watson and Julie Thomas and classified employees Charlie Hancock, Mark Bradford and Celeste Hartnett as employees of the first three months. The employees were presented with plaques by Superintendent Doug Watson. The board approved the hiring of Teresa Bolen Read More…

Nov 282011
 
Snowflake Schools Save Taxpayers  Over $1 Million In Bond Payments

By Naomi Hatch– The Snowflake Unified School District Governing Board previously said they wanted to return $800,000 of bond proceeds to the taxpayers. “At the end of all our bond projects we had $842,064 bond proceeds remaining in our account,” said Mark Ollerton, Business Manager at the Thursday, Nov. 17, SUSD Governing Board Meeting. Ollerton Read More…

Nov 282011
 

By Naomi Hatch– The cross-country program was kept alive when voters approved a 1-percent sales tax several years ago; however a year later the program was eliminated due to a lack of participation. Recently, Drew Griffin has been talking with Superintendent Hollis Merrell, and Athletic Director Kevin Standefer about the possibility of bringing back the Read More…

Nov 282011
 

Guillermo “Billy” Mendoza was born in Mexico on August 22, 1922, and passed away peacefully at home on November 14, 2011. Billy came to Winslow in 1944. He was employed by Santa Fe at the ice plant and later by Ames Bros. Ford for 49 years. He retired in 2002. He was a member of Read More…

Nov 282011
 
Anthony Ybarra Sr.

Anthony P. Ybarra Sr., 59, passed away November 18, 2011, at his home in Cottonwood surrounded by loved ones. Tony was born October 23, 1952, in Winslow. He enjoyed spending time with his family and loved to hunt and fish. Tony lived life to the fullest, he was always the leader, never the follower. Tony Read More…

Nov 282011
 
Margaret Anne Perkins

Margaret Anne Perkins, “Anne”, was welcomed into Heaven on November 15, 2011, from her home in Perkins Valley. She was born on September 20, 1952, to Jack and Annie Kizzar in Holbrook. Anne was raised in Clay Springs, Ariz., where she resided until she married the love of her life, Bill Perkins, in January of Read More…

Nov 282011
 
Supervisors Again Implore State To Stop Fund Sweeps And Prisoner Shift

By Linda Kor– During the Nov. 15 Board of Supervisors meeting, the board approved a legislative priorities resolution that they hope will garner the attention of state legislators and stop funding sweeps and prisoner shifts. The resolution states that Arizona counties have absorbed $288 million in state budget impacts since 2008, including $93 million in Read More…