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Apr 112012
 
Wrangling Between ADEQ, EPA Impacts Power Plants’ Futures

By Teri Walker – The future of coal-fired energy production in the U.S. is a current hot topic, with news accounts daily of coal plants to be shuttered, states banning coal-powered plants, organizations voicing their intent to shut down the coal industry, federal and state environmental agencies fighting over jurisdiction, and energy companies scrambling to Read More…

Apr 112012
 
Mummified African Pygmies? In Holbrook?

By Linda Kor – Living in this region of Arizona it is not uncommon to come across artifacts from the area’s ancient civiliza-tions on the desert landscape such as pottery shards, arrow points and grinding stones. But a discovery several weeks ago of what appeared to be mummified African pygmies at the end of a Read More…

Apr 112012
 
Batch Plant Will Net Holbrook $180,000

By Teri Walker – A temporary hot mix batch plant set up just within Holbrook city limits will net the city about $180,000 in revenue in the coming months. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) awarded Hatch Construction & Paving of Taylor an $8 million contract to mill and repave a nearly eight-mile stretch of Read More…

Apr 112012
 
'Bye Bye Birdie' Presented This Weekend At HHS

Photo courtesy of Holbrook High School – Holbrook High School Music and Drama will present the musical Bye Bye Birdie at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, and Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, at the George Gardner Performing Arts Center in Holbrook. Cierra Shumway, Kevin Self and Random Skevington Read More…

Apr 112012
 
S/T Easter Egg Hunt Was 'Egg-cellent'

Photo by Naomi Hatch – Elijah Adams, the son of Greg and Kalynn Adams, waits to hunt eggs at the Snowflake/Taylor Recreation and Parks Department Easter Egg Hunt held April 7 at the Snowflake Municipal Golf Course. The annual event was again a great success, drawing a multitude of young egg hunters.  

Apr 112012
 

The second phase of a project to improve an eight-mile segment of Interstate 40 from milepost 282 (the Perkins Valley interchange) to milepost 290 (the East Navajo Blvd. interchange in Holbrook) will begin on Monday, April 16, according to Arizona Department of Transportation officials. The first phase of the project, which was completed last year, Read More…

Apr 112012
 

By Teri Walker – American West Potash Co. has filed for approval to provide up to a $400 million public offering on the NASDAQ. The mining exploration company is not currently offering shares for public sale; rather, the act of filing starts the process rolling with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to approve it Read More…

Apr 112012
 

By Linda Kor – The Navajo County Fair Board is gearing up for another exciting county fair for 2012. The theme for this year is “Fun For The Whole Herd at Navajo County Fair,” and board members are busy making certain their various departments are in order. One of the changes that will take place Read More…

Apr 112012
 

By Teri Walker – Spring is the season of renewal and new life, and there is one element of the natural world that embraces this annual lease on life with absolute gusto: weeds. Through an ongoing program offered by the City of Holbrook, residents can tackle those pesky yard encroachers free of charge. The city Read More…

Apr 112012
 

By Naomi Hatch – “This is an item that we’ve discussed in some length on different occasions and in different council meetings,” said Taylor Mayor Fay Hatch of business licensees and temporary use permit fees at the April 4 town council meeting. “We’ve never come to a conclusion or census of what we want to Read More…