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Aug 272015
 
Dirty Bird 5K Mud Run

Photo by Linda Kor There will be plenty of fun in the mud during the City of Holbrook’s Dirty Bird 5K Mud Run on Saturday, Aug. 29. City employees (left to right) Pat Serna, Chris Young, Landen Hunt, Jose Agramont and Moe Serna spent time this week preparing for the event, which will include an obstacle Read More…






Aug 262015
 

  By Linda Kor The railroad has been an integral part of life in northern Arizona for more than 100 years. On average a train passes through the communities of Winslow, Joseph City and Holbrook every 15 to 18 minutes, transporting everything from food grains and raw materials to coal and hazardous chemicals. The federal Read More…






Aug 262015
 
County And State Activities  Are Outlined At Town Hall

Photo by Naomi Hatch Snowflake-Taylor Chamber of Commerce President Patti Matyas (left) welcomes State Senator Sylvia Allen and District 3 Navajo County Supervisor Jason Whiting to a recent town hall sponsored by the chamber.   By Naomi Hatch District 3 Navajo County Supervisor Jason Whiting updated the small crowd attending a town hall last week on Read More…






Aug 262015
 

Photo courtesy of the Snowflake Unified School District The Snowflake Unified School District cleanup project organized by Dr. Chad Brimhall was a great success. The Aug. 19 event drew more than a thousand volunteers, who went to the school sites, including the Snowflake High School campus pictured here, to clean up the grounds.






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
 

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
 

  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
 
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…