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Aug 252015
 

  By Linda Kor Northland Pioneer College fared well this past fiscal year, according to a budget analysis presented Tuesday by Vice President for Administrative Services Blaine Hatch to the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board. Last year’s general unrestricted fund was budgeted at $24.3 million, but actual revenues came in at $26.1 million Read More…






Aug 212015
 
Community Adds Its Voice To  Cholla Power Plant Discussion

  Photo by Nolan Madden A rainbow is cast behind Cholla Power Plant in Joseph City following an Aug. 11 thunderstorm. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality last month proposed a major revision to the plant’s air quality control permits, requiring Arizona Public Service Company to discontinue burning coal at the facility by 2025.   Read More…






Aug 202015
 

  By Nolan Madden The Joseph City Unified School District began the new school year last week as the recipient of two federal subsidies awarded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The first grant was awarded in the amount of $75,000 under the Title I program, which provides financial Read More…






Aug 202015
 
Hopi Plaza Reboots To Start  Second Forty Years Strong

Photo by Nolan Madden John Smith (left) and Bob Williams (right) of Keith Gross Contracting assess the Hopi Travel Plaza marquee sign Aug. 13 before its repaint the following day. By Nolan Madden April 13 was a milestone in the nearly four-decade history of Holbrook’s Hopi Travel Plaza, as it marked the beginning of a Read More…






Aug 202015
 

  By Naomi Hatch School started Aug. 5 in the Snowflake Unified School District, and according to Superintendent Hollis Merrell, it brought good news in the form of increased enrollment. “The numbers are up a couple of hundred students,” he said, “but I say that cautiously,” noting that secretaries will be counting students in the Read More…






Aug 202015
 
Nashville Tribute Band Plays  In Snowflake On August 29

  Photo courtesy of the Silver Creek Performing Arts Association The Nashville Tribute Band will open the Silver Creek Performing Arts Association with a show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Snowflake High School Auditorium. The Silver Creek Performing Arts Association will kick off the 2015-16 season at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Read More…






Aug 202015
 

  By Naomi Hatch The Snowflake Town Council made the decision to forgo a three-year intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the White Mountain Connection, instead opting for a one-year agreement after a discussion as to the value of the service for the community. The item had been discussed in a previous work session and was on Read More…






Aug 202015
 

  By Nolan Madden Mayor Bobby Tyler and Holbrook city council members voted unanimously in favor of the proposed final budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year as presented by Finance Director/Assistant Manager Randy Sullivan. The vote was cast in a special session last Thursday night approving the new $10,709,419 plan, which shows a $677,020 limit Read More…






Aug 202015
 
Samantha Edwards To Reign  As Miss Navajo County 2016

Photo courtesy of the Miss Navajo County Pageant Samantha Edwards (second from left) takes the stage as the newly crowned Miss Navajo County 2016 along with Sophie Owen as Miss Navajo County’s Outstanding Teen 2016 (second from right). Taking part in the evening were Miss Arizona Madi Esteves (left) and Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen Jessi Read More…






Aug 202015
 

  Registration forms are now available for the 2015 Snowflake/Taylor Labor Day Softball Tournament at the Snowflake and Taylor town halls and the softball fields. The tournament will include Men’s A, Men’s B and Co-Ed divisions. Teams will play a single seeding game within their respective divisions, followed by a double elimination tournament. Games will Read More…