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Aug 272014
 

By Naomi Hatch The first Labor Day festival, called the Cucumber Festival, was held in Taylor in 1948 to celebrate the cucumber business, recognizing the importance of cucumber production to the local economy. The Cucumber Queen won her title for selling the most tickets to the Labor Day dance. One of the prizes included a Read More…

Aug 272014
 

By Naomi Hatch Snowflake Unified School District has been celebrating the recently announced school ratings. “It’s a tribute to the hard work put in by our staff,” said District Superintendent Hollis Merrell. “We look forward to a very good year,” he continued. “It’s pretty neat the things that are happening.” Merrell pointed out that they Read More…

Aug 272014
 
Support Being Sought To Mandate Two-Man Crews For Freight Trains

By Linda Kor Concerns over public safety and railroad jobs are prompting members of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) Union to reach out to the public for support for H.R. 3040, also known as the Safe Freight Act. The effort is to ensure that no freight or light engine train is operated Read More…

Aug 272014
 

The Navajo County Public Fiduciary’s online auction is underway now and will continue through Wednesday, Sept. 3.      Auction items include a motorcycle, cargo trailer, vintage Boles trailer, tools, collectible sports cards, motorcyle parts and gear, outdoor living and gardening items, camping equipment, TV’s, collectible knives, bicycles, furniture and much more. Please visit the Public Read More…

Aug 272014
 

By Linda Kor Winslow has long been known for its association with the Jackson Browne song Take It Easy. In fact, a good portion of the city’s identity is based on the concept of “standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.” Although the song was made famous by the Eagles, it was Browne who penned Read More…

Aug 272014
 

It’s almost Navajo County Fair time, and the pre-sale tickets for the demolition derby and rodeo are now on sale for $10 each, which includes admission into the fair and into either the demolition derby or the rodeo. Also available are pre-sale carnival tickets at $18 each, which are good for 10 rides any night Read More…

Aug 272014
 

By Tammy Gray Navajo County Attorney Brad Carlyon has struck a pre-emptive blow against a movement to put legalization of recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot. “We’ve stayed silent and perhaps lost the public’s perception because only one side has been speaking out,” Carlyon said during a presentation seeking an official county resolution opposing legalization Read More…

Aug 272014
 
All Seasons 4-H Club Hosts Pre-Fair Practice Show

By Naomi Hatch The All Season’s 4-H Club hosted a pre-fair practice show Aug. 16 at the Taylor Rodeo Grounds. Recently All Season’s 4-H Club, with members from Taylor, Snowflake, Pinetop, White Mountain Lakes, Lakeside and Show Low, was revamped and now offers a wide array of projects ranging from livestock to poultry and archery, Read More…

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