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Aug 122015
 

  By Naomi Hatch Vance Muder, chairman of the Special Events Committee, gave an update to the Taylor Town Council Aug. 6, specifically discussing this year’s 4th of July rodeo. “We’re actually lucky we had a rodeo after the rain,” said Muder. “We had lots of effort put in that made it possible.” Muder said Read More…






Aug 122015
 
HOPE  Comes To  Historic  Painted  Desert  Complex

  Photo courtesy of the National Park Service/Beinlich Photography The structural “spider legs” (left) and the storefront glass windows (right) of the midcentury architecture of the Painted Desert Community Complex plaza are spotlighted in this 1962 photograph. By Nolan Madden The National Parks Service has recently begun work to restore the Modern-designed Richard Neutra Painted Read More…






Aug 122015
 

  By Naomi Hatch The Taylor Town Council approved a $6,098,347 budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year Aug. 6. A public hearing was held prior to the council vote, but no one spoke in favor of or opposing the budget. “We haven’t heard any feedback on the budget for or against,” said Town Manager Gus Read More…






Aug 122015
 

One of the major players involved in the development of potash mining in the Holbrook Basin east of Holbrook has announced a change in leadership. Passport Potash Inc. announced that Joshua Bleak has resigned as president, chief executive officer and director of the company. Bleak has been a familiar face in the communities of Holbrook Read More…






Aug 122015
 
Miss Navajo County Pageant  Is Scheduled Saturday Night

  The 2016 Miss Navajo County and Miss Navajo County’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, Moonlight Masquerade, will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Joseph City High School Auditorium. Admission is $5 per person, and seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. Miss Navajo County Five young ladies will compete for the Miss Read More…






Aug 122015
 

Photo by Naomi Hatch Collette Whittle, a second grade teacher at Taylor Elementary School, welcomed Ranell West to school Aug. 5 as the new year began in the Snowflake Unified School District. Ranell is a second grader, and the daughter of Keith and Raunlyn West of Taylor.






Aug 122015
 

  By Nolan Madden The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week released the final rules of its Clean Power Plan. Initially proposed in June and aimed squarely at coal-based energy production, the ruling tightens its requirements for states to develop plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The plan will assign emissions reduction targets Read More…






Aug 122015
 

Photo by Linda Kor Another school year has begun in the Holbrook School District and that means bright and shiny new faces in teacher Nikki Mondragon’s (back) kindergarten class at Park Elementary School. The excited new students include (front row) Allyssa Bowler,  (second row, left to right) Rylee Coronado, Alexander Baldonado, Christopher Castaneda, Alexis Kenshol, Read More…






Aug 122015
 
History Highlight Series To Focus  On Navajo Code Talkers Saturday

  Photo courtesy of the Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections Two Navajo Code Talkers from New Mexico work in Australia with the 11th Marines in July 1943. The Old Trails Museum continues its History Highlight series when Dr. Laura Tohe presents Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers. The free Read More…






Aug 122015
 

  The Winslow Gardeners Group will be providing an informative and enjoyable tour of some of Winslow’s finest vegetable and flower gardens from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16. The tour will begin with a vegetable garden at 512 N. Warren Ave., then a greenhouse and raised bed garden at 515 N. Warren Read More…