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Feb 282014
 

By Nick Worth The Holbrook City Council met with members of the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce in a work session following Tuesday’s council meeting in order to go over the memorandum of understanding, set a budget and to determine the role of Kathleen Smith. City Manager Ray Alley told the group he felt Smith, who Read More…

Feb 282014
 

By Tammy Gray Navajo County is seeking support from Washington, D.C., to keep forest thinning efforts underway in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The board of supervisors adopted a resolution on Tuesday asking the Arizona Congressional delegation, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service and the Secretary of the Interior to “politically and financially support forest Read More…

Feb 282014
 

By Tammy Gray State and local sales tax revenues continue to exceed anticipated amounts, the Navajo County Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday. Estimated state shared sales tax revenues exceeded $1 million in February, the first time that has happened since July 2008. In February 2013, those revenues were $919,329. With the exception of 2011, sales Read More…

Feb 282014
 

Shasta & Company Rodeo Events held a barrel racing competition Feb. 22 at the Navajo County Fairgrounds in Holbrook. Results for Open Barrels follow. In 1-D competition, Raylee Johnson, riding Dooley, won with a time of 17.496, earning $120.40; followed by Lisa Johnson on Cutie in 17.691, earning $90.30; Pat Wood on Cowgirl in 17.709, Read More…

Feb 262014
 

By Nick Worth A wood pellet mill is now in operation at the old Smith Moulding plant west of Snowflake, according to Tracy Wilson, one of three partners in the venture. Wilson, along with partners Allen Kauffman and Dan Holderman, bought the pellet-making equipment from the owners of the now defunct Precision Pellet business last Read More…

Feb 262014
 

By Sam Conner The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Payson Lady Longhorns 70-30 in a Division III state tournament game played in Chinle on Saturday. The win improved Winslow’s record to 23-4 for the season and dropped Payson’s to 13-17. Winslow will play the Fountain Hills Lady Falcons at 4:30 p.m. today (Feb. 26) at Read More…

Feb 262014
 

By Tammy Gray If hotel room occupancy rates are a good indicator of tourism activity, then tourism increased in Navajo County in 2013. According to numbers recently provided by the Arizona Office of Tourism, lodging occupancy rates were up by 12.8 percent in December 2013, compared to December 2012. Room demand during the month of Read More…

Feb 262014
 

By Naomi Hatch The Snowflake Public Works Department completed many projects during 2013. Centennial Blvd. was reconstructed, taking out the dips and humps, and Meadowlark Circle was reconstructed due to a sewer trench failure. Staff members applied more than 1,600 gallons of asphalt emulsion and 80 cubic yards of chips to potholes using the spray Read More…

Feb 262014
 

By Greg Perkins Snowflake’s basketball seasons came to a close in their initial state tournament games last week. The Lady Lobos fell to Payson in the first round of the Division III state tournament on Wednesday, while the Lobos fell to Cortez in the second round on Friday night after earning a bye in the Read More…

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