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Apr 272012
 
4FRI Forest Thinning Endeavor To Bring Hundreds Of Jobs To Region

By Linda Kor – While Navajo County anxiously awaits the outcome of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) contract, a presentation by Wayne Fox, Assistant Dean and Director of the Center For Business Outreach at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Diane Vosick, Director of Policy and Partnerships for the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU to Read More…

Apr 272012
 
Holbrook Lodgers Tax Subject Of Intense Exchange

Spirited discussion dominated a Holbrook City Council work session this week focusing on distribution of lodgers tax revenues and Holbrook Chamber of Commerce funding. As part of the 2012-2013 budget planning process, City Manager Ray Alley sought the input of the council on distribution of the lodgers tax dollars, which Alley said the city conservatively Read More…

Apr 272012
 
ADOT Five-Year Transportation Plan Reviewed With Council Members

By Naomi Hatch – Town Engineer Rob Emmett reviewed the tentative Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) five-year transportation facilities construction program with the Snowflake Town Council at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 24. “ADOT has really changed their focus on the way they do business,” said Emmett, noting the Highway User Revenue Funds (HURF) Read More…

Apr 272012
 
Schools, Preferred Sands Work To Build Workforce

Photo by Teri Walker – A rapidly expanding sand mining operation near Sanders has enough sand, according to mine representatives, to keep operating for the next 300 years. Preferred Sands wants to get a well-trained, qualified workforce in the pipeline to keep the plant, which will double production this year, working efficiently and safely. The Read More…

Apr 272012
 
Winslow Railroad Days

Photo by Misty Benham/www.mistybenhamphoto.net Dale Tripp’s model railroad on display during Winslow Railroad Days featured a replica of downtown Winslow. The model is a work in progress and is being created using personal photographs and Google Maps.  

Apr 272012
 
Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Photo by Linda Kor – Volunteers from Winslow Police Department, Arizona Department of Corrections and their families participated in the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics last week, coming from Winslow to Holbrook on foot and by bicycle. This annual event brings awareness to the Special Olympics as law enforcement agencies across the Read More…

Apr 272012
 

By Linda Kor – The Navajo County Finance Department received high praise from the Office of the Auditor General during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Auditor General Debra Davenport went before the board and expressed her appreciation for the dedication of the Finance Department under the direction of James Menlove, a distinction Read More…

Apr 272012
 

The Job Help Hub at the Holbrook Public Library is designed to help Navajo County residents find a job, learn or improve workforce skills, or open their own business. To those ends, the library is offering computers with extended computer time so that residents will be able to improve their employment situation. The computers include Read More…

Apr 272012
 

By Naomi Hatch – “This is an item that I’m really excited about,” said Snowflake-Taylor Police Chief Jerry VanWinkle at the Tuesday, April 24, Snowflake Town Council meeting. Chief VanWinkle was requesting approval to enter into an intergovernmental agreement for Northeastern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (NALETA) to provide Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Read More…

Apr 272012
 

By Sam Conner – The Winslow City Council met Tuesday in a special session to discuss and possibly take action regarding code enforcement, including the sign code and vendor registration. No action was taken on the code enforcement, sign ordinance and vendor registration issue, although City Manager Jim Ferguson said that there are areas where Read More…