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Jun 292012
 
Isaac Odell Mitts

Isaac Odell Mitts, 79, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at his home in Snowflake, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Aug. 24, 1932, to T. Ollie Mitts and Sarah Lillie Casey in Newport, Ark. Isaac was in the United States Marine Corps, and served our country in the Korean War. He Read More…

Jun 272012
 
Grassroots Effort Is Underway To Restore Holbrook’s Lost Past

What began as a History of Holbrook Facebook group has started a grass-roots effort to preserve local his-tory and honor the past in the oldest portion of the Holbrook Cemetery. An offshoot of the History Group, which has become Holbrook Heritage Preservation, is made up of former and current Holbrook residents, as well as those Read More…

Jun 272012
 
Request To Allow Alcohol In Twin Wells Hotel Is Denied

  By Tammy Gray – Navajo Nation Council members voted against allowing alcohol in the hotel portion of the new casino being constructed near Twin Arrows. During a meeting on June 14, the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise requested a change to the nation’s code regulating the sale of alcohol. The change would have allowed alcohol Read More…

Jun 272012
 
Palmer/Hatch Store Is Transformed Into A Museum And Visitor Center

By Naomi Hatch – The Taylor Museum was a store for many years, providing residents with merchandise necessary for everyday life, as well as ranching and farming supplies. It was also a place where people met and visited. Alma Zemira Palmer moved from Snowflake to Taylor in 1895, and opened the doors of the A.Z. Read More…

Jun 272012
 
Standifird Home Features Display Honoring Heroes

By Naomi Hatch – The Aquilla H. Standifird home, built in 1890 by the Willis brothers for the Brimhall family, will be open for tours from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. The Willis brothers burned lime and mixed their own mortar for the unique rock home located at 304 S. Main St. Read More…

Jun 272012
 
What A Difference A Decade Makes! A History Of IWES, Part III

By Susan Hayden – With its first academic year barely finished in 2003, Indian Wells Elementary School expressed a readiness to add sixth grade so that the fifth graders could transition to junior high in a familiar environment without the extended bus ride that attending Holbrook Junior High School would entail. This became all the Read More…

Jun 272012
 
Silver Creek Little Theater Presents 'Little Shop Of Horrors'

The Silver Creek Little Theater will present Little Shop of Horrors, a family musical comedy directed by Steve Busch, and starring Jewel Busch (left) as Audrey and Randy Rice (right) as Seymour, Thursdays through Saturdays, July 19-21 and July 26-28, at the Snowflake High School Auditorium. Advance tickets are $8, and are available at Perfect Read More…

Jun 272012
 
Museum Display Honors The Capps

The Taylor/Shumway Heritage Foundation has a new display honoring Brown and Ella Capps. The Capps moved to Taylor in 1947, and made considerable impact on the community as they shared their musical talents for programs and dances. Brown was the elementary school principal and Ella was a classroom teacher. They later taught in Heber and Read More…

Jun 272012
 

By Tammy Gray – “Right now, we’d have to find ways to make up the funding for those not participating for the bus service to continue. We’re hoping it will continue,” Navajo County Manager Jimmy Jayne said of the White Mountain Connection bus service that runs between Pinetop-Lakeside and Holbrook. Navajo County, Northland Pioneer College Read More…

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