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Dec 232011
 
Prison Visitor Fee Is Ruled Constitutional

By Teri Walker– A Maricopa County Superior Court judge decided Tuesday that a $25 prison visitor fee assessed by the Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC) is constitutional. Judge Karen Potts said the fee is not a tax, and that those who pay the fee benefit from it because DOC uses the money collected for prison Read More…

Dec 232011
 
NAOMI House Receives  The Gift Of Pure Water

By Teri Walker– For 17 years, Linda Russell has offered a safe haven for abused Native American children. She’s given them a home, helped them find their smiles again and, in some cases, even provided them with a new family. What she hasn’t been able to provide all these years is clear, clean water. But Read More…

Dec 232011
 
Petrified Forest

Photo by David Velk Pilot Rock (top left) and the Painted Desert Wilderness are just beginning to emerge from a heavy mantle of snow at Petrified Forest National Park. Ice, snow and freezing fog all brought varying kinds of inconvenience to Northern Arizona over the past two weeks, but travelers who persevered and toured Petrified Read More…

Dec 232011
 
Looking Back

Photo courtesy of the Old Trail Museum Winslow’s historic records indicate that this was W.A. Parr’s first car. A contractor, mortician and civic leader, Parr served two terms in the Territorial Assembly and, after statehood, one term as a state senator. Enjoying the ride are (left to right) Frona Parr, Mrs. Heiser, Hattie Hohn, Minnie Read More…

Dec 232011
 

A Leupp woman died after her car was struck by a semi truck on Interstate 40 between Leupp and Winslow. According to the Department of Public Safety, at approximately 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, a car driven by Rose Nelson, 68, was traveling east on I-40 at a slow rate of speed and without Read More…

Dec 232011
 

By Teri Walker– The Joseph City School District Governing Board closed out 2011 with new employee appointments. During the regular December meeting of the governing board, members voted to approve hiring Rachele Baldwin as a music accompanist. The board also approved the appointment of Julie Fields as Joseph City Junior High School girls’ basketball coach. Read More…

Dec 232011
 
Jose Luis Valencia Charged In White Mountain Lake Murder

By Linda Kor– A White Mountain Lake man has been arrested following a stabbing incident that left another man dead. At approximately 10:40 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, Navajo County Sheriff’s deputies made a welfare check at a home at 8350 Weber Road in White Mountain Lake. Deputies discovered a man lying dead on the Read More…

Dec 232011
 

By Teri Walker– Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) customers will see lower bills in 2012, thanks to a recent Arizona Corporation Commission decision to reduce monthly tariffs. APS charges customers a monthly surcharge, or tariff, to fund the company’s renewable energy development program. Because APS has garnered some savings in the program during the past Read More…

Dec 232011
 

By Greg Perkins– Holbrook’s wrestling team claimed first place at the rescheduled Pat Kenny Invitational last weekend in their final action before resuming their season on Jan. 6. As a team, Holbrook won the nine-team meet with 200 points. Round Valley finished second with 141, followed closely by Winslow with 140. Four Roadrunners won their Read More…

Dec 232011
 

Hoping to build on their elevated level of play from the final day at the Winslow Winter Classic, the Lady Roadrunners of Holbrook accomplished that by handling the Lady Lobos 67-33 on Monday night in Snowflake. Both teams scored well in the first, but the Lady Birds held a seven-point edge after eight minutes of Read More…

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