Jun 272014
 

By Tammy Gray The Holbrook Chamber of Commerce will receive a total of $57,000 over the course of the 2014-15 fiscal year, and the Navajo County Historical Society will receive $2,700 per month as part of agreements approved by the Holbrook City Council Tuesday evening. City Manager Ray Alley explained that the chamber will continue Read More…






Jun 272014
 

The annual Holbrook Volunteer Firemen’s Barbecue will be served beginning at 12 noon on Friday, 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 272014
 

By Tammy Gray A $120.8 million tentative budget was approved by the Navajo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The budget includes a two-percent pay raise for county employees, an increase in property taxes and a shift of funds from special taxing districts to prop up the general fund. Supervisors agreed that the salary increase Read More…






Jun 272014
 

An Arizona District 04 National Barrel Horse Association competition was held June 21 in St. Johns. Results for Open Barrels follow. In 1-D competition, Raylee Johnson, riding Dooley, won with a time of 17.808, earning $132; followed by Michele Stock on Payday in 18.231, earning $108. In 2-D competition, Kallie Brannon, riding Nitro, won with Read More…






Jun 252014
 
Technical Difficulties May Have Delayed Structure Fire Response

By Linda Kor A structure fire in Holbrook prompted a number of residents to express concerns regarding the volunteer fire department’s response to the fire. The fire occurred last Thursday afternoon in an abandoned building that was a former laundry in the 2200 block of Navajo Blvd. While the flames left the block building standing, Read More…






Jun 252014
 
Quest For Standifird Family History Brings Special Visitors To Taylor

By Naomi Hatch Jean Standifird Lipe did a Google search in hopes of finding information on the branch of her family, the Standifirds, that settled in Taylor. A story in the Silver Creek Herald about Aquilla Standifird and the Standifird home in Taylor came up, so she contacted the Herald. Lipe then arranged for a Read More…






Jun 252014
 

By Naomi Hatch It wasn’t an easy decision to make, bringing back the adjacent ways tax to those living in the Snowflake Unified School District, but the district governing board voted to do so last week. Board members knew that they would have to make a big decision this year because last year they decided Read More…






Jun 252014
 

By Naomi Hatch Members of the Snowflake Unified School District administrative team reported on what they had learned at a recent conference in Tucson at the June 19 governing board meeting. Superintendent Hollis Merrell noted that David Berliner, who wrote 50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools, was a speaker and said that Read More…