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Jul 272012
 

By Linda Kor An appeal by Secretary of State Ken Bennett sends the debate over whether the state’s one-cent sales tax increase should be on the November ballot to the Arizona Supreme Court. The debate began last month after Bennett’s office received an official photocopy of the initiative from supporters that omitted two paragraphs outlining Read More…

Jul 272012
 

By Sam Conner The Winslow City Council approved acceptance of a COPS hiring recovery program grant Tuesday evening, includ-ing transfer of grant matching funds of $72,361 for a three-year period and adding of one police officer position to the authorized position list of city employees. Police Chief Steve Garnett said that the grant had to Read More…

Jul 272012
 
Larry D. Matyas

Larry Douglas Matyas, 64, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his home in Snowflake. A public viewing will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 30, at the Main Street Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Main Street Chapel in Snowflake. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Read More…

Jul 272012
 
James Gilbert

James Larry Gilbert, age 64, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012, in Show Low. A public viewing will be held from 6 to 8 o’clock tonight (July 27) at Owens-Livingston Mortuary in Holbrook. Cremation will then follow the visitation. He was born Feb. 21, 1948, in Pittsburg, Tenn. Jim served two tours of duty Read More…

Jul 272012
 

A Taylor man has died after falling 140-feet into the Silver Creek Canyon in an area north of Snow-flake. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23, Michael John Hunsaker, 21, was standing at the edge of the canyon throwing rocks to the canyon floor with his sister and another friend. The victim leaned down Read More…

Jul 272012
 
ADHS Denies Petitions For Marijuana Rx

By Linda Kor With Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act still in its infancy, aspects of the law remain to be defined, includ-ing what diagnosed medical conditions qualify to receive a prescribed marijuana treatment. Will Humble, di-rector of the Arizona Department of Health Services, explained that although a voter approved list of condi-tions already qualifies patients for Read More…

Jul 272012
 

A van carrying 12 passengers was eastbound on Interstate 40 two miles east of Holbrook when the tread on a rear tire separated at approximately 12:57 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, causing the vehicle to roll after the driver lost control, according to the Department of Public Safety. Ovilho Perez-Ortiz, 30, of Guatemala and Audias Read More…

Jul 272012
 

By Nick Worth The Holbrook City Council approved a resolution supporting a grant application to the National Park Serv-ice Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program Tuesday evening. Assistant City Manager and Finance Director Randy Sullivan told the council the grant, if received, would go toward making trail and other improvements to Petroglyph Park. According to Read More…

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