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Apr 192013
 

By Greg Perkins Playing in windy conditions in Heber Monday afternoon, the Roadrunners broke open a close game in the fifth inning and went on to defeat the Mustangs 17-10. After Holbrook started the game strong with three first inning runs, Mogollon came out swinging the bats well, taking the lead with a five-run first Read More…

Apr 192013
 

April is designated as Earth Month and April 22 is the official Earth Day that has been celebrated for several years in an effort to clean the environment. As part of the celebration, the Holbrook Enriching Lives Partnership will be holding its annual community-wide trash pick up day on Saturday, April 20. Individuals, organizations and Read More…

Apr 172013
 

By Linda Kor A new law went into effect this month making all synthetic versions of marijuana, ecstasy and cocaine banned substances defined as dangerous drugs under state law. Accordingly, individuals found possessing or using such substances and subsequently convicted will be placed on mandatory probation and entered into a substance abuse program for the Read More…

Apr 172013
 

By Naomi Hatch For several years Snowflake Junior High School students have not had good heat in the gym, which also serves as their lunchroom, but that’s about to change. The district has received emergency funding from the School Facilities Board (SFB) to repair the heating and cooling units on the SJHS gymnasium. In September, Read More…

Apr 172013
 
S/T School Board Honors Retirees

By Naomi Hatch “It is a sad and happy time at the same time,” said Snowflake School District Superintendent Hollis Merrell as he talked at last week’s governing board meeting of those retiring from the district. Merrell recalled that Snowflake Intermediate School Principal Jess Hughes was coaching a football team Merrell played against in high Read More…

Apr 172013
 

By Naomi Hatch “We don’t know how much longer we can continue to do this,” Snowflake School District Superintendent Hollis Merrell said last week of proposed salary increases that could be given due to attrition and combining positions. “Last year the goal was to get the base step to $30,000,” said Merrell at the April Read More…

Apr 172013
 

By Naomi Hatch Arizona’s Common Core Standards are being implemented across the state. The Arizona Department of Education website states the reason is, “To ensure that all students have the academic knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college, career and life.” Drew Griffin, an educator in Snowflake, who is from a family Read More…

Apr 172013
 

By Naomi Hatch Some time ago, the Snowflake-Taylor Police Department purchased 12 laptop computers that were installed in police vehicles to enhance the officers’ work abilities in the field. Police Chief Jerry VanWinkle explained to the Snowflake Town Council last week that these were purchased several years ago, but they have not been able to Read More…

Apr 172013
 

By Naomi Hatch After a great deal of discussion, the Snowflake Town Council tabled Resolution No. 13-04 supporting Governor Jan Brewer’s Medicaid plan April 9. They will revisit the issue on Tuesday, April 23. Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center officials had asked the town to support the governor’s plan through a resolution to state legislators. Read More…