Aug 262015
 

  Due to the Labor Day holiday, we will have early deadlines for the Sept. 9 edition of the newspaper. All news copy, and classified, legal and display advertising must be received by 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, for the Sept. 9 edition. Our office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7. We thank Read More…






Aug 262015
 

  By Naomi Hatch A suspicious package resulted in the closure of State Route 77 in Snowflake for more than five hours last week. At 12:43 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, the Snowflake-Taylor Police Department received a call reporting a suspicious package on the north side of Dollar General, located at 1967 S. Main St. Read More…






Aug 262015
 

  Caleb Michael Angel Gill went to live in heaven on Sunday, June 14, 2015. He was born Feb. 6, 1995, to Janet Lynn Gill. He was a great, loving son, brother and uncle. He was extremely intelligent; he’d say, genius. He was a dreamer and wanted to make his dreams come true. He was Read More…






Aug 262015
 

  Diana Pope DeWitt passed away at her home in Winslow on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, after her battle with breast cancer. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. in the Relief Society Room. Interment will Read More…






Aug 262015
 

By Naomi Hatch The Apache Railway is important economically to Navajo County and the surrounding communities in the region. It provides over 20 jobs and, according to District III Navajo County Supervisor Jason Whiting, it continues to draw interest from new industry looking into the area. Community leaders are concerned about losing this asset and Read More…






Aug 262015
 

  By Naomi Hatch The Taylor Sweet Corn Festival celebrates the harvest of Taylor farmers’ primary crop–sweet corn. The theme this year is Growing in faith, family, friends, and it will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the Taylor Ball Field on 700 East Center Street, then turns Read More…






Aug 252015
 
Our History in Photos

Photo courtesy of the Old Trails Museum Ben Williams (in hat) took his children for a hired buggy ride in Winslow Park, which is believed to be in the vicinity of what is now Vargas Park. Ben was part of the Williams trading post family, and co-owned a mercantile in early Winslow with his brother Read More…






Aug 252015
 

  The Gold King Mine spill that occurred Aug. 5 near Silverton, Colo., has not adversely affected Arizona waters. The waste water spill reportedly occurred when workers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environmental Restoration, LLC, a Missouri-based company under contract with EPA to mitigate pollutants from the mine, were trying to add a Read More…






Aug 252015
 

  Holbrook is about to get a little muddier. The inaugural Dirty Bird Mud Run is coming on Saturday, Aug. 29, to let locals and visitors alike get completely muddy. The Dirty Bird is a 5K run that will be covered in mud with obstacles throughout, including an under crawl, a log challenge and a Read More…






Aug 252015
 
Night Sky In The Park  Planned September 12

    Photo by Melany Sarafis Big Dipper and Painted Desert Inn   Join Park Ranger Kip Woolford for an overnight visit and viewing of the night sky at Chinde Point picnic area in Petrified Forest National Park on Saturday, Sept. 12. Overnight camping is permitted, but participants must arrive in the park prior to Read More…