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Feb 032016
 
FEMA Rezones 900 Homes  In Winslow Levee Study

Photo by Nolan Madden Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IX flood mitigation engineer Bob Bezek (right), District II Navajo County Supervisor Jesse Thompson (left) and local officials informed homeowners last Thursday of significant floodplain map changes for the Winslow levee reconstruction. By Nolan Madden Federal Emergency Management Agency, Navajo County and City of Winslow officials Read More…






Feb 022016
 

By Nolan Madden Temperatures have taken a seasonal dive this week, overshadowing last week’s glimpses of warmer weather. Although it doesn’t feel like spring will show up any time soon, area gardeners say now is the perfect time to start planning for the best spring blossoms. The Winslow Gardener’s Club held its first monthly meeting Read More…






Feb 022016
 

Nikki Bagley, a former mayor and councilwoman of Jerome, has declared her candidacy for the District 6 seat in the Arizona Senate. A Democrat, Bagley is a second-generation Arizona native from Prescott and teaches at Yavapai College. She has deep roots in the Verde Valley wine industry through her work as director of viticulture of Read More…






Jan 312016
 

By Linda Kor A federal appeals panel rejected an effort by 27 states and dozens of corporations and industry groups last Thursday to block President Obama’s regulation on emissions from coal-fired power plants while a lawsuit moves through the courts. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit set June 2 to hear Read More…






Jan 292016
 
58th Annual Hashknife Pony Express Ride

Photo by Linda Kor Hashknife Posse riders headed out on their 58th annual Pony Express Ride, with Wayne Ramey starting off on the first leg of the journey from the Holbrook Post Office. The ride finishes up today (Jan. 29) at the Hashknife Posse monument in downtown Scottsdale. Photo courtesy of Kellie Spangler The 58th Read More…






Jan 292016
 

By Greg Perkins The Roadrunners cruised to victory in Flagstaff Monday night, coming home with an 83-52 win over an overmatched Northland Prep squad. Holbrook scorched the nets in the first period for 27 points behind six three-point shots, four of which came from Rhett Desiderio. Abrian Dickson scored 10 of his game high 26 Read More…






Jan 292016
 

By Nolan Madden A new educational agreement between Northland Pioneer College and the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office was approved by county officials this week, with the goal of expanding NCSO’s in-house medical capabilities. Sheriff K.C. Clark explained the background of the proposal to the Board of Supervisors Jan. 26, noting, “We provide medical services in Read More…






Jan 292016
 

By Linda Kor The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has unveiled its annual report regarding those who legally use marijuana under the state’s medical marijuana program. The report shows that medical marijuana users consumed over 19.2 tons of marijuana in 2015, nearly double the amount used the previous year. In 2015 there were a Read More…






Jan 292016
 

Two forest product sales were awarded after Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests officials identified additional “bridge” projects that would help continue a supply of wood within the White Mountain area. All of these bridge projects fall within the 4FRI footprint, but the contracts for implementation are separate from the Phase 1 Stewardship Contract (held by Good Earth Read More…






Jan 292016
 

By Sam Conner The Winslow City Council met Tuesday in a special session for City Manager Stephen Pauken’s performance evaluation, and gave him good reviews. The meeting was open to the public. In preparation for the discussion, the council had an eight-page report on a variety of topics from Pauken, which he had given to Read More…