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Jul 242015
 

By Naomi Hatch Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials have notified the Town of Snowflake that the Northern Solution flood control project is being considered under three grant programs for the current grant cycle, Town Manager Brian Richards advised the town council July 14. Council members approved a resolution that evening ensuring that the required Read More…






Jul 242015
 

By Naomi Hatch With no discussion, the Snowflake Town Council approved the $7,872,384 budget for fiscal year 2015-16, a decrease of $1,585,589 from the previous year’s budget. A public hearing was held prior to the approval, but no public comments were offered. In other business at the July 14 meeting, the council approved a second Read More…






Jul 222015
 
The Amazing Sinks Pageants

By David K. Flake Over seventy years have passed since the last of the Snowflake Union High School Pageants were presented at the Sinks. The Sinks are a scattered group of depressions in the earth about 10 miles northwest of Snowflake. Several are over a hundred feet deep and over two hundred feet across. From Read More…






Jul 222015
 

  By Francie Payne Snowflake’s Community Builders–Past, Present, Future is the theme of the 2015 Pioneer Days celebration scheduled Thursday through Saturday, July 23-25. The annual event draws throngs of people and there will be plenty for all of them to do. A Thursday Night in the Park performance by Jim Ballard and Company will Read More…






Jul 222015
 

  By Naomi Hatch The roots of Snowflake Pioneer Days extend back more than a century. In January 1876, Mormon Church authorities sent several families totaling more than 200 people to settle along the Little Colorado River, establishing the United Order. This was an experiment in a communal system whereby the community held property and Read More…






Jul 222015
 
Town Joins Together To  Save The Freeman Home

  By Naomi Hatch Should the John A. Freeman Home be torn down or restored? That was the question in 1993. It was one of the few historic homes on Snowflake’s Main Street and many felt that the home could be saved. A grant for $8,000 was obtained from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Read More…






Jul 222015
 
Laura Sanchez Takes Reins  As Navajo County Recorder

  By Nolan Madden July 1 began an exciting chapter for Navajo County and for Laura Sanchez, as it was when she officially assumed her role as county recorder. Sanchez was sworn in to her position on June 9. A Holbrook native, Sanchez began her career in the accounting field before joining the county recorder’s Read More…






Jul 222015
 

  By Nolan Madden Navajo County has launched a revamped mass emergency notification system, Ready Navajo County. The upgrade replaced the previous Reverse 911 system to communicate county alerts to citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events effective July 1, with several significant improvements. The previous system compiled a data feed from Frontier Communications based on public Read More…