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Dec 302011
 
Parsons Retires As Assistant County Manager

By Linda Kor– Dusty Parsons received praise from fellow county employees, as well as the Board of Supervisors, for his hard work and dedication as he officially retires from his position at Navajo County this month. Parsons has served the county for 18 years in the capacity of director for emergency management, director of public Read More…

Dec 302011
 
2011: The Year In Review-Part 1

By Francie Payne– As the years pass, they seem to pass ever faster, and 2011 was certainly no exception. Even so, area residents found time to leave their mark on our communities, as this look back at the year reveals. January Holbrook City Engineer Caleb Lanting received word from Federal Emergency Management Agency officials that Read More…

Dec 302011
 
County Employees’ Salaries Restored

By Linda Kor– Navajo County employees who were subjected to a 2.5 percent decrease in their salary in July 2009 will see their salaries restored after the first of the year. During the Dec. 27 meeting of the Board of Supervisors, County Finance Director James Menlove explained how the salary reduction was initially made to Read More…

Dec 302011
 
Hashknife Cowboys

Photo courtesy of the Navajo County Historical Society These Hashknife Cowboys, pictured in Holbrook circa 1900, are part of the early association of the Hashknife brand, when the infamous “Hashknife outfit” was known for its 60,000 head of cattle and “the unsavory reputation of having ‘the thievinist, fightinest’ bunch of cowboys in the United States,” Read More…

Dec 302011
 

Sharon Lee Young, 68, passed peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Mesa. Graveside services were held Dec. 29 at the Holbrook Cemetery. She was born in Toronto, Canada, on Sept. 3, 1943. Together she and Lee were successful and well-known local business owners in Holbrook. A longtime resident of Holbrook, Sharon is survived by Read More…

Dec 302011
 
Chester Morris

Chester Taylor Morris, 86, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Pinetop. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at the Holbrook Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial was at the Holbrook Cemetery with military honors. He was born July 13, 1925, in Indian Wells to Tsi Cody Ni Bega Read More…

Dec 302011
 

Emerson Clark, 54, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Phoenix. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Branch Building in Indian Wells, with burial following at the Indian Wells Cemetery. He was born Oct. 19, 1957, in White Cone to Robert Clark and Violet Sangster Read More…

Dec 302011
 
Betty Becenti

Betty J. Becenti, 78, passed away on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Holbrook, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held from 1 to 3 o’clock this afternoon (Dec. 30) at St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church, located at 803 Lewis Drive in Holbrook. A private family burial will follow at a later date. Betty Read More…

Dec 302011
 
Roger Lane Willis

Loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, Roger Lane Willis, 65, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at his home in Taylor, surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness. A public viewing will be held from 6 to 8 o’clock tonight (Dec. 30) at Owens Livingston Mortuary-Heritage Chapel, located at 84 Read More…

Dec 232011
 
Changes In Voter Precincts, Polling Places Are Noted

By Linda Kor– As Navajo County waits for pre-clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) of the redistricting boundaries submitted by the Board of Supervisors earlier this month, the county’s election department outlined new voting precincts and consolidated polling places based on those boundaries. Regarding the changes, Elections Director Johnathan Roes states that there Read More…

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