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May 302012
 

By Naomi Hatch – Members of the Snowflake Town Council met prior to their regular May 22 meeting in a budget session in which they approved $2,000 for the Silver Creek Senior Center. Representatives of the senior center were present to request a donation of $10,000, though, and their request was granted during the regular Read More…

May 302012
 

By Naomi Hatch – The Town of Snowflake was notified by the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) in December 2011 that it had been awarded a $34,000 planning and design assistance grant for the project that will create a water system infrastructure and energy management master plan. Last week, the town council approved Read More…

May 302012
 

About 30 students from Northern Arizona Academy in Winslow made a trip to Petrified Forest National Park recently, where they were treated to a special introduction to the park by park rangers, and given a natural and human history lesson, as well as informed about the geology and paleontology of the park. Students and staff Read More…

May 302012
 

By Teri Walker – School’s out and the summer swimming season is on, with area public pools now open for business. Winslow has two public pools, an indoor pool serving adults and an outdoor pool for all ages. Open swim at the indoor adult pool, located at 500 E. Cherry Street, is available Monday through Read More…

May 302012
 
Doris Nahsonhoya

Doris Nahsonhoya, 79, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Flagstaff. Funeral services were held May 19 in Polacca. Doris was born March 18, 1933, in Polacca. Survivors include her husband, Julius Nahsonhoya; four daughters, Noreen Nahsonhoya, Julie Sosnewa, Christine Nahsonhoya and Debbie Rafelito; one son, Hale Nahsonhoya; and many grandchildren and great-granchildren. She Read More…

May 302012
 

James Williams, 76, has gone home to be with our Heavenly Father. A memorial service was held May 29 at Greer’s Mortuary Chapel in Winslow. James Sherman Williams was born March 18, 1936. He was the youngest of nine children born in Weston, Ohio, to John and Bertha Williams. After 47 years in the auto Read More…

May 252012
 
Run For The Wall Riders Make A Stop In Holbrook

By Teri Walker – Nearly 400 motorcycle riders cruised through Holbrook last week during the 24th annual Run for the Wall ride to the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The 252 bikes rumbled past Holbrook’s four school campuses as students waved American flags, ap-plauding and cheering the riders, who hailed from as far away Read More…

May 252012
 
Helium Shortage Looming, And Northeastern Arizona Can Help

By Teri Walker – The U.S. Congress and the helium industry are scrambling to address a pending worldwide helium shortage and State Geologist Lee Allison says helium fields in northeastern Arizona, including the rich deposits in and surrounding the Holbrook Basin, could help shore up supply. Congress convened hearings earlier this month to hear testimony Read More…

May 252012
 
Rangers Come To The Rescue Of An Unlucky, Unhappy Cow

By David Velk – Petrified Forest National Park rangers labored May 16 to free a neighboring rancher’s cow after she be-came mired in the clay of the Puerco River. When wet, the Bentonite clays of the Painted Desert can func-tion much like quicksand. Patience, stock-savvy, and some hard pulling by a combined team of law Read More…

May 252012
 
Local Youngsters Find Ways To Enjoy Eclipse

Photo by Tammy Gray – Billy Paschal of Holbrook uses a pair of binoculars to project an image of the May 22 solar eclipse on to a wall for his daughter, Elizabeth and neighbor, Julian Duran to view. While the youngsters thought the circles on the wall were interesting, they didn’t quite understand why the Read More…

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