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Jun 222012
 
It Was Not Easy, But County Will End Year In The Black

By Tammy Gray – “We expect to end up about $210,000 in the black at the end of this fiscal year,” said Navajo County Manager Jimmy Jayne. “That’s based on general fund revenues and expenses through the first half of June.” Jayne explained that the budget has been very tight over the last fiscal year, Read More…

Jun 222012
 
Streets Are Improving One Block At A Time

  By Tammy Gray – Potholes in Holbrook’s streets are so common that they seem almost normal, and only paved roads that are so rough they could damage a fast-moving car receive much comment. Fortunately, however, that is changing, one city block at a time. Portions of six streets, as well as several small one-block Read More…

Jun 222012
 

By Linda Kor – Pioneer Forest Products has chosen a site on which to process the anticipated 300,000 acres of Ponderosa pine to be harvested over the next 10 years from the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab and Tonto national forests. Pioneer CEO Herman Hauck stated that the site covers 311 acres on the south end of Read More…

Jun 222012
 

By Tammy Gray – The federal government could owe Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, up to $1 billion under a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that the government must pay the full amount of contracts with the tribes. The Navajo Ramah Chapter of New Mexico became a plaintiff in the suit after Read More…

Jun 222012
 

By Linda Kor – Students planning to attend Northland Pioneer College will have a new requirement, one geared to help them better utilize the services offered by the college. SOAR (Student Orientation for Advisement and Regis-tration) is a two and a half hour orientation program that will be implemented with the upcoming fall semes-ter. The Read More…

Jun 222012
 

The annual Holbrook Volunteer Firemen’s Barbecue will be served beginning at 12 noon on Wednesday, July 4, at Station No. 3 on the mesa. The all you can eat meal of slow roasted beef, beans, coleslaw and ice cold lemonade will be served for $10 for adults and $5 for children. The firemen will also Read More…

Jun 222012
 

The City of Holbrook holiday trash pickup schedule will be: Wednesday, July 4, service will be conducted on Thursday, July 5, and July 5 service will be conducted on Friday, July 6. Call city hall at 524-6225 if you have questions.  

Jun 222012
 
Pint-Sized Olga Korbut Made Gymnastics What It Is Today

By Sam Conner – Olga Korbut was the first person inducted into the International Gymnasts Hall of Fame in 1988. She is known as The Mother of Gymnastics, a title she deserves as her performances in the 1972 Olympics revolutionized the sport and made it popular and participated in much more widely than before. She Read More…

Jun 222012
 

The Safeway/Pepsi MDA Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 23, at Holbrook’s Hidden Cove Golf Course. Check in is slated at 9 a.m., and will be followed by a shotgun start. Bring your own four-man team. The entry fee is $30 per player, plus a $10 buy-in. Proceeds will benefit the Muscular Read More…

Jun 222012
 
Leon Tad Ballard

Leon Tad Ballard, 83, died peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2012, at the home of his son in Chandler with his family at his side following a lengthy illness. The public visitation was scheduled from 6 to 8 o’clock on Thursday evening at the Main Street Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Read More…