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Mar 232012
 
WHS Speech And Debate Team Garners Four State Championships

By Linda Kor – The Winslow High School speech and debate team earned four state championships last weekend as WHS hosted the event that included 200 entries. Schools from all areas of the state were represented in the 1-3A Arizona Interscholastic Association State Speech and Debate Tournament. Winslow, the only school repre-senting northeastern Arizona, ranked Read More…

Mar 232012
 
APS Weighing Cholla’s Future

By Teri Walker – Ever increasing environmental restrictions have Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) weighing whether it will continue operating the Cholla Power Plant near Joseph City. Mark Schiavoni, APS senior vice president of fossil generation, says APS is closely watching wrangling within the state over EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) rulings that greatly influence Cholla’s Read More…

Mar 232012
 
Jo City Schools To Spend Nearly $1 Million On Energy Efficiency

By Teri Walker – The Joseph City Unified School District Governing Board voted 3-2 last week to approve a nearly $1 million project aimed at improving energy efficiency in district facilities. The contract, which is estimated at just over $995,000, is being awarded to Midstate Energy Performance of Phoenix to begin upgrades and replacement this Read More…

Mar 232012
 

By Teri Walker – After a 29-year partnership, Northland Pioneer College (NPC) is severing its relationship with the NPC Foundation. The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board voted 4-0 Tuesday to cut ties with the college’s nonprofit arm, at the recommendation of college staff and attorneys. NPC President Dr. Jeanne Swarthout conveyed the recommendation Read More…

Mar 232012
 

An attentive second Saturday audience listened to Ken Evans’ recent presentation about Homolovi State Park and early Mormon settlements. They also enjoyed his many photos and documents of the area. Ken, as Homolovi Park ranger, shared the evidence of how Native Americans and early settlers solved the problems of survival, which now exist on the Read More…

Mar 232012
 
Navajo County Historical Society Members Help Preserve History

  By Linda Kor – The Historic Navajo County Courthouse lies as a jewel at the center of Holbrook. Built in 1898, it served as the county courthouse until 1976, and has been the site of many notorious trials, housed many criminals in its basement jail cells and is currently the site of the Navajo Read More…

Mar 232012
 

By Teri Walker – After facing a series of expensive emergency repairs requiring tow fees of $1,000 each, City Manager Ray Alley asked permission of the Holbrook City Council this week to declare Auto Safety House of Holbrook the sole source provider for heavy duty truck repairs. “Auto Safety House is the only provider for Read More…

Mar 232012
 

By Naomi Hatch – The Snowflake Town Council evaluated the goals for a Fire Services Committee during a meeting on March 20. After discussion, it was agreed that services both in and out of town present an issue and that to provide services in town there are not adequate resources to meet the needs. Council Read More…

Mar 232012
 

By Sam Conner – The Winslow City Council met in a special strategic planning session Monday. The daylong session involved department heads and other city staff members speaking of their departments’ tasks, goals and needs for the future. Mayor Robin Boyd summed up the meeting afterward as being helpful for future planning, which the city Read More…

Mar 232012
 

By Naomi Hatch – One Stop 2, located at 379 South Main Street, in Snowflake, received approval from the Snowflake Town Council to apply for a license to sell beer and wine. One Stop 2 was recently purchased by Mohammad Islam of Chandler and a public hearing was held on Tuesday, March 20, regarding the Read More…