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Jun 272012
 

By Naomi Hatch – The technical staff at Midstate Energy has been involved with numerous heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades targeting energy reduction and improved comfort. Midstate reviewed facilities in the Snowflake School District, then made recommendations to replace outdated or inefficient equipment where an energy savings could be realized. The firm’s representatives Read More…

Jun 272012
 

By Sam Conner – Winslow High School Assistant Principal Sal Hernandez advised the school board last week that the school had received an Arizona Continual Accreditation Award for its 95 years of continual accreditation. It was later noted that WHS is one of only five Arizona schools certified that long, with the others being located Read More…

Jun 272012
 

By Naomi Hatch – Once again the Town of Taylor will celebrate Independence Day to the beat of a famous bass drum and the blast of an anvil. The celebration will open with a newer tradition, though, a Cowboy Poetry and Cowboy Music Program scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, at Taylor Rodeo Read More…

Jun 272012
 

By Naomi Hatch – The Snowflake School District Governing Board approved the tentative fiscal year 2012-13 June 21. The final budget can decrease before passage, but it cannot increase from the amount approved last week. The budget decreased from $2,491,458 for fiscal year 2011-12 to $2,429,338 for the coming fiscal year, according to Business Manager Read More…

Jun 272012
 

By Tammy Gray – Holbrook’s free weed control program has been suspended following notification by the Arizona Department of Agriculture that weed spray cannot be repackaged by the city. “We can’t repackage the Roundup, so we voluntarily ceased the program,” City Manager Ray Alley said. He explained that the department wrote a notice of inspection Read More…

Jun 272012
 

The Silver Creek Humane Society will hold its annual meeting of the membership at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the First Baptist Church, located at 360 First Ave. in Holbrook. This meeting is open to membership and public. Agenda items will include future goals and needs to provide for stray and homeless pets Read More…

Jun 272012
 

The 30th annual Bucket of Blood Races will be held on Saturday, July 7. The race line up starts at 5 a.m., with the races set to begin at 6 a.m. from Holbrook’s historic courthouse. Pre-registration will take place from 6 to 8 o’clock the evening before (June 6) at the courthouse. The entry fees Read More…

Jun 272012
 
Robert Sanchez

Robert Sanchez, 58, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, at his home in Holbrook. A viewing will be held at 9 o’clock this morning (June 27) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Holbrook, followed by the celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. A graveside service will follow at the Holbrook Cemetery. He Read More…

Jun 272012
 

Holbrook Little League and City of Holbrook officials have announced that Barrow Little League Field will be expanded and major improvements will be made. Arizona Public Service Co. is contributing $10,000 toward revitalization of the field and the league will match that amount. The first phase of the work will begin on July 15 with Read More…

Jun 222012
 
What Monsoon?

Photo by David Velk – Cane Cholla, Cylindropuntia spinosior, was in full bloom at Petrified Forest National Park last week. More common in southeastern Arizona, the Cane Cholla displays a remarkable indifference to seasonal moisture, typically going into full flower a month before the onset of monsoon season, and often blooming completely out before the Read More…

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