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Jul 312013
 

The chairman of the Taylor Planning and Zoning Commission urges Taylor citizens to become involved in current public discussion about the town’s future. “Huge decisions will be made in the coming weeks and months regarding the future shape and nature of the Town of Taylor,” noted David Hamblin. “These decisions focus on issues such as Read More…

Jul 312013
 

By Naomi Hatch The Snowflake Town Council held a public hearing on the final budget for fiscal year 2013-14 last week. There were no comments or questions on the budget, so the hearing was closed. The council then unanimously approved Resolution No. 13-09, adopting the $10,103,120 budget for fiscal year 2013-14, which is less than Read More…

Jul 312013
 

By Naomi Hatch Librarian Cathie McDowell represented the Snowflake Academy Foundation (SAF) at the July 23 Snowflake Town Council meeting, making a request for additional funds for renovations. The request drew substantial discussion, but in the end the council agreed to fund a portion of the project’s shortfall. McDowell explained that they had submitted a Read More…

Jul 312013
 
New Displays Await Visitors At Historic Courthouse Museum

By Julie Wiessner The preservation of old photographs, books and documents is a top priority for the Navajo County Historical Society. So is making new displays of archived items. Both are happening at the Historic Navajo County Courthouse/Museum in Holbrook. Many volunteers have helped to get the memorabilia out of the archive room, organized and Read More…

Jul 312013
 

By Nick Worth A question about the Navajo County tax rate in the 2013-14 budget which was raised during the July 23 Board of Supervisors meeting has been answered. At the meeting, Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA), questioned a discrepancy in the truth in taxation property tax rate for Navajo Read More…

Jul 312013
 
‘Journey Stories’ Visit To Winslow Nears End

The Old Trails Museum and Homolovi State Park are hosting the final week’s events for the Journey Stories tour stop in Winslow. The last presentation in the museum’s Journeys to Winslow Speaker Series will take place on Thursday, Aug. 1, at La Posada Hotel and Homolovi State Park hosts its annual Suvoyuki Day on Saturday, Read More…

Jul 312013
 
First Phase Of New Jail Facilities Construction Nears Completion

By Linda Kor Construction of Phase I of a new 9,300-sq. ft. building that will house new medical, kitchen and laundry areas adjacent to the current Navajo County Jail in Holbrook is well underway. The new kitchen and laundry facilities are expected to be completed in September, and once those are operating, Phase II of Read More…

Jul 312013
 

By Julie Wiessner The beginning of the new school year for students in the Holbrook Unified School District brings with it high expectations for every student enrolled. Although this goal will not require changes in programs, curriculum or ways of teaching this school year, it will place more of an emphasis on depth of knowledge Read More…

Jul 312013
 
Founding Member J.R. DeSpain Returns To County Fair Board

By Linda Kor A familiar face has returned to the Navajo County Fair Board. J.R. DeSpain, one of the original founding members of the fair board, was chosen by members present at the July 10 meeting to fill a vacancy on the board. DeSpain began volunteering at the fairgrounds in 1974 when there were two Read More…

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