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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…

Jul 222015
 

  By Naomi Hatch The Snowflake Academy renovation has been nominated for a 2015 Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award “in recognition of the long-term commitment, perseverance and work to preserve, restore and repurpose this 1913 building,” according to the nomination. The Town of Snowflake purchased the building from the Snowflake Unified School District in 2000 Read More…

Jul 212015
 

  By Sam Conner The Winslow City Council approved a resolution Tuesday evening authorizing a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for rehabilitation of a runway at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. This grant will be for $2.7 million, enough to pave two-thirds of the runway. Jerry Sullivan of the U.S. Forest Service spoke on Read More…

Jul 162015
 

  By Linda Kor The Holbrook School District will be utilizing a new assessment program in the coming year. Superintendent Robbie Koerperich presented the new assessment to the governing board Tuesday evening. In his presentation, he informed the board that the assessment will be conducted through the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measure of Academic Progress Read More…

Jul 162015
 

  By Nolan Madden Members of the Holbrook City Council discussed updates to the memorandum of understanding with the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening. City Manager Ray Alley noted that it is similar to the agreement approved for fiscal year 2014-15, listing $50,000 to be paid by the city to the chamber in monthly installments Read More…