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Jun 232015
 

  By Linda Kor Governor Doug Ducey will be looking to the voters next year to support his plan to infuse an additional $2 billion into K-12 education. Ducey unveiled his plan earlier in the month to fund the increase not through taxes, but through the state land trust’s permanent fund. The proposal would increase Read More…

Jun 232015
 
Suspect Is Arrested  For Setting 29 Fires

  By Linda Kor A White Mountain Lakes man is in custody after he allegedly started 29 fires over a two-mile path from his home in the 8500 block of Bronco Road. According to the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, several witnesses saw Sammy Roy Williams, 58, start Read More…

Jun 232015
 

By Tammy Gray Although roadwork on Interstate 40 has temporarily changed the access point, Homolovi State Park is still open and welcoming visitors, especially for the special events planned throughout the summer months. Road construction blocking the westbound exit to Highway 87 that leads to the park means that visitors will need to go to Read More…

Jun 232015
 

  By Linda Kor One person died in an accident that occurred at 11:09 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, near the intersection of State Route 77 and Highway 180 in Holbrook. The vehicles involved were a white Ford truck pulling a fifth wheel camping trailer driven by Charles Jackson, 31, of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Read More…

Jun 182015
 

  By Linda Kor The people of Winslow are seeking public support to help them win their own dog park. The Bark For Your Park competition organized by PetSafe will award the city with the most votes $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park. The runner-up city in each small, medium and large population category Read More…

Jun 182015
 

  By Tammy Gray With the end of the fiscal year coming June 30, most local governments will be able to report a modest increase in sales tax revenue over last year, with Navajo County reaching pre-recession levels for state sales tax income. Sales tax revenues, including both state and local taxes, are one of Read More…

Jun 182015
 
Splash  Pad Park  Opening  Is Nearing

By Tammy Gray Just one vital piece of the new splash pad in Holbrook remains to be installed before the park is officially opened to the public. “We’re waiting on the chlorination system to arrive,” City Manager Ray Alley explained on Monday. “I’m hoping it will get here today or tomorrow, and we’re shooting for Read More…

Jun 182015
 

  By Linda Kor The district governing board gave approval last week to hire former Indian Wells Elementary School Principal Jeri McKinnon as principal at Holbrook Junior High School. The move would fill the position left vacant by the resignation of Tim Newton-Pender. Dr. McKinnon resigned as principal of Indian Wells Elementary School last year, Read More…

Jun 182015
 

By Tammy Gray Public comments are now being sought regarding a proposal to override a federal plan to reduce carbon emissions. If successful, the proposal would allow Arizona Public Service (APS) Co.’s Cholla Power Plant to continue to operate longer than it would be able to under the federal plan, but it would still be Read More…

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