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May 302012
 
Area Schools Celebrate Graduation

Photo by Misty Benham/www.mistybenhamphoto.net – Kylee Allen leads her classmates into Emil Nasser Stadium the evening of May 23 as the 99th Winslow High School Commencement Exercises begin. More photos from the event, as well as the Holbrook High School and Joseph City High School graduation ceremonies, will be published in the June 1 edition Read More…

May 302012
 
Naylor’s New Book Details Vibrant Historic Route 66

By Linda Kor – If there is a connoisseur of Route 66, it may very well be Roger Naylor. Over the past 17 years that Naylor has been writing, no other subject matter has held greater fascination for him than historic Route 66. Calling himself the travel writer who hates to travel, Naylor has visited Read More…

May 302012
 
New Diving Board Arrives Just In Time For Summer

Photo by Teri Walker – Robert Wheeler looks on as Tyler Brinkley of Holbrook does a flip off the new diving board at the Holbrook Public Pool. Area pools are open this week for summer swimming, lessons and classes.

May 302012
 

By Naomi Hatch – The Snowflake Town Council discussed amending the town code regarding weapons during a previous meeting, and asked staff to review the current code and bring back suggested changes. One of the concerns was regarding new legislation, hunting laws and regulations, so the council sought clarification from the Arizona Game and Fish Read More…

May 302012
 

A project to repave 12 miles of State Route 77 from Interstate 40 to the Navajo Nation boundary was slated to begin May 29, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The $4 million project, which is scheduled for completion by the end of August, will include: * Removing old pavement and replacing it with Read More…

May 302012
 

By Naomi Hatch – Snowflake Town Engineer Rob Emmett advised the town council last week that the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) opens the application process for transportation enhancement (TE) grants every other year. Emmett explained that there are 12 eligible project activities they could fund through two general categories, which are state projects and Read More…

May 302012
 

By Teri Walker – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has earmarked $700,000 for cleaning up contaminated sites and revitalizing communities along Historic Route 66 in northern Arizona, and the City of Holbrook will seek a portion of the funding to tear down derelict buildings and clean up hazardous properties. The EPA announced late last week Read More…

May 302012
 

Snowflake School District Governing Board member Jonni Lewis has resigned due to changes in her situation. The May 23 meeting was her last one as a member of the board.  

May 302012
 

By Naomi Hatch – Snowflake-Taylor Police Chief Jerry VanWinkle reported at the May 22 Snowflake Town Council meeting that his department received an allocation of $10,000 in Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) funds that can be used for law enforcement purposes. The chief explained that RICO funds are generated by law enforcement activities conducted Read More…

May 302012
 

By Linda Kor – The U.S. Forest Service announced earlier this month that Pioneer Forest Products has been awarded the contract for thinning 300,000 acres of Ponderosa pine in the state’s forests. With that award the company intends to process the small diameter trees into high-grade furniture at a facility to be built in Winslow. Read More…

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