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Dec 162011
 
Mary Jaramillo

Mary Jaramillo Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Mary Jaramillo passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at her home in Holbrook, Navajo County, Ariz. She was 81. Mary was born on Dec. 16, 1929, in Grants, Cibola County, N.M., to Jose and Lorenza (Baca) Naranjo. Mary was a good person who was loved by Read More…

Dec 162011
 

Julia J. Curley, 91, of Holbrook, Ariz., passed away on November 24, 2011. She was born April 4, 1920, in Indian Wells, Ariz. During her life she worked as a housekeeper for local families. She also worked at Bellemont for many years in the ammunition department, as well as working at Bob’s and Green Lantern. Read More…

Dec 162011
 
Jennifer L. Good

Jennifer L. Good Jennifer Lynn Good, 46, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Flagstaff Medical Center with her family by her side. Memorial services in Holbrook are pending. A final service will be held in the spring at the family ranch near Durango, Colo. She was born on Jan. 27, 1965, in Read More…

Dec 162011
 
County Manager Receives No Raise, But Contract Becomes Open Ended

By Linda Kor– Navajo County Manager Jimmy Jayne was praised by members of the Board of Supervisors on Dec. 13 and awarded the continuance of his employment contract with the county. The only changes noted in the contract were to the length of the contract and the terms of resignation. The previous agreement stated that Read More…

Dec 162011
 
Regional Dispatch Plans Are Outlined

By Teri Walker– After paying $110,000 to Navajo County to provide shared dispatch services between the Holbrook Police Department and Navajo County Sheriff’s Office just six months ago, the Holbrook City Council learned this week there are serious considerations to combine dispatch services for all law enforcement entities in Navajo County, perhaps within the next Read More…

Dec 162011
 
County Board Approves Giant Wind Farm Project

The Disgen Marcou Mesa Project went before the Navajo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday and received the support needed to move ahead with its 390-megawatt wind energy facility. The project, to be located approximately six miles north of Joseph City and south of the Navajo Nation border, calls for a multi-phase endeavor that would result Read More…

Dec 162011
 
Tate's Food Drive

Photo by Teri Walker Jon Bokker’s fifth grade class won the overall title in Tate’s Drive Out Hunger food drive at Hulet Elementary School in Holbrook this week. Classmates (from left) Kaylee Bowman, Betty Gasaway, Mariah Chiquito and Brady Buckley flank one of the boxes of nonperishable food that students contributed during the food drive, Read More…

Dec 162011
 
Arizona Cooperative Mercantile Institution

Photo courtesy of the Navajo County Historical Society After the legendary fire of 1888 swept through Holbrook, the Arizona Cooperative Mercantile Institution relocated along what is now Bucket of Blood Street. The store was part of the Mormon Cooperative Stores of the time, which allowed community members the opportunity to reap the benefits of jointly Read More…

Dec 162011
 

By Sam Conner– The Winslow City Council met Tuesday in a special session to discuss city owned buildings and land, the value of those properties and proposed uses of them. Planner Ahkmed Abdullah and City Attorney Dale Patton led the discussion. The city owns 112 buildings and 107 parcels of property, with two buildings and Read More…

Dec 162011
 

By Teri Walker– Having been expelled from Kayenta High School facilities by Kayenta Unified School District officials to accommodate an alternative high school program, Northland Pioneer College is left to find a new home so community college offerings can continue to be provided in the remote northeastern Arizona community. For now, NPC’s Kayenta classes are Read More…