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Jan 212016
 

By Nolan Madden If you haven’t yet started planning leisure activities for next winter, now might be a good time to purchase that new racquetball set. The City of Holbrook may soon have you using it right here at home, as plans have moved forward for the construction of a new indoor racquetball facility this Read More…






Jan 212016
 

A parade celebrating the 58th annual Hashknife Pony Express Ride will be hosted by the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The parade will begin at Eighth Avenue and West Hopi Drive, continue east on Hopi Drive to the stoplight, then proceed north on Navajo Blvd. and turn east on Read More…






Jan 212016
 

By Linda Kor For more than half a century the Hashknife Posse has been a symbol of the Old West. Once a year the posse has paid homage to a time when sending and receiving mail could mean risking life and limb as men carried letters via horseback. Each winter this group of men transport Read More…






Jan 212016
 

By Cindy Percy January is traditionally seen as a time of beginnings. As a school counselor, I see January as the time that the bell begins tolling for my seniors, a warning that there is only one more semester, 20 short weeks until graduation. January is the time when high school seniors need to be Read More…






Jan 212016
 

Throughout the year visitors to the museum maintained by the Navajo County Historical Society are invited to tour more than three dozen different exhibit areas offered in the historic Navajo County Courthouse in Holbrook. In 2015, a total of 18,692 visitors were served at the courthouse visitor’s center, providing information on local services, must see Read More…






Jan 212016
 

By Paula Ellsworth When the West was beginning to grow and develop, a need was acquired for mounted groups to assist the law in finding criminals, doing rescue work and performing many other vital activities. As the country grew and prospered, the need for these groups became less. It wasn’t until 1954 when the need Read More…






Jan 212016
 

By Nolan Madden In an effort to promote industry safety, railroad unions across the country are lobbying in support of House Congressional Bill 1763, a proposal to eliminate one-person train crews. In April 2015, The Safe Freight Act (H.R. 1763), introduced by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), called for two crew members–one certified locomotive engineer and Read More…






Jan 212016
 

By Linda Kor With cold temperatures throughout the region, area residents are being asked to report any individuals they see lying or sitting outside who appear to be sleeping or unconscious. There have been deaths due to exposure to the elements and it takes only a short amount of time for individuals to succumb to Read More…






Jan 212016
 

By Linda Kor A Navajo County woman is recovering from severe injuries sustained after three dogs attacked her on Monday, Jan. 11, at her residence near Highway 180 just west of the Petrified Forest. According to Bernard Huser of Navajo County Animal Control, Connie Yocum, 50, was at her home at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. Read More…






Jan 212016
 

A special meeting of the Holbrook City Council will convene at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at city hall to meet with candidates to fill a vacancy on the council created by the resignation of Myron Maxwell. All qualified candidates must be present at this meeting to be considered for the position, and will Read More…