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May 232012
 
Virginia Owens

Virginia Lee Owens, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 13, 2012, in Taylor. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, located at 23029 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix. She was born on March 23, 1924, in Fairfield, Read More…

May 162012
 
Passport Enters Agreement To Purchase Fitzgerald Ranch

By Teri Walker – Passport Potash has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the Fitzgerald Ranch east of Holbrook for $15 million, which would bring the company’s total land holdings in the Holbrook Basin to 122,000 acres. The potash exploration and mining company entered into a letter of intent to purchase the 41,000-acre private Read More…

May 162012
 
Snowflake Tree Is Designated As A Centennial Witness Tree

By Naomi Hatch – A thornless honey locust tree in Snowflake has been designated as one of 11 centennial witness trees in the state. James William “Bill” and Pearl Gibson arrived in Snowflake between 1880 and 1885, and in 1905 they began building their homestead, though the property was first recorded under their name in Read More…

May 162012
 
Public Employees To Be Reimbursed For A Portion Of Retirement Contributions

By Teri Walker – Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill last week reversing increased state employee retirement contributions that have been deemed unconstitutional. In 2011, the state legislature passed a cost-cutting measure that changed the 50/50 ratio paid by the state and its employees for costs associated with the Arizona State Retirement System. Under the Read More…

May 162012
 
Winslow Festival Brings Out The Best In Blues

By Linda Kor – The Winslow Blues Festival held last weekend may not have brought the crowds that the Standin’ On The Corner Foundation hoped it would, but it definitely brought the talent. Musicians from Winslow all the way out from Santa Fe and Phoenix came together to create what the foundation hopes will be Read More…

May 162012
 
Retiring Teachers Honored

Photo by Naomi Hatch – Teachers retiring from the Snowflake School District were honored at the May 10 governing board meeting. Taylor Elementary School Principal Dennis Evans (center) noted that Linda Stucky (left) taught for 19 years with heartfelt dedicated service, and that Paula Van Gesen (second from left) taught for 26 years, and was Read More…

May 162012
 

By Naomi Hatch – “This process has been going on for some time. It has evolved based on new things that have happened that we’ve become aware of,” said Snowflake School District Superintendent Hollis Merrell at the May 10 school board meeting regarding a proposed four-day week at Snowflake High School that would implement a Read More…

May 162012
 

By Naomi Hatch – White Mountain Connection, the bus line from Pinetop to Holbrook with stops in Show Low, Taylor and Snowflake, was being funded with money from the Navajo County Local Transportation Assistance Fund (LTAF) provided through the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), but that funding has been eliminated. Prior to the transit line Read More…

May 162012
 

By Teri Walker – The Joseph City School District Governing Board voted last week to renew Superintendent Robert Klein’s contract for an additional three years at the same salary level he was granted in 2012. His approved base salary for the 2012-13 school year is $89,352. The governing board approved Klein’s contract in advance of Read More…