Mar 232016
 

By Nolan Madden With the last vestige of 2015 officially behind us (winter ended on March 19), the following is a look at the 7,423 total recorded incidences occurring within the City of Holbrook during the fiscal year, as recently summarized by the Holbrook Police Department. One homicide, 119 traffic accidents resulting in two fatalities, Read More…

Mar 182016
 
Officials  Oppose  Power  District

Senate President Andy Biggs Senator Sylvia Allen By Nolan Madden State Senator Carlyle Begay’s recent bid for the formation of a Navajo County power district remains only a political vision so far, with its fate appearing even less certain based on the latest responses to the proposal by state officials. Snowflake’s SEC Power Corporation CEO Read More…

Mar 182016
 

By Nolan Madden Key city and town employees still onboard throughout central Navajo County could be considered a dedicated bunch, based on the latest data showing that their salaries held steady without an increase for 2014-15. The update comes courtesy of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ 2015 Local Government Salary & Benefit Survey. Read More…

Mar 182016
 
Winslow Continues To Add Reasons To Visit The City

Photo by Linda Kor The Sipp Shoppe across from the Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow is doing brisk business as Nikki Greer and Jacob Martin serve up food and ice cold drinks to customers, including Beata King and Bea Cooper, who stopped in on their way from Phoenix to Wisconsin. By Linda Kor Read More…

Mar 182016
 
Third Suspect Is Arrested In Area Mail Theft Case

Rebecca Sue Penrod A Snowflake woman is in custody after she was charged in connection with mail theft in the rural areas of Snowflake and Concho. According to the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, the Major Crimes and Apprehension Team and a U.S. postal inspector arrested Rebecca Sue Penrod, 33, March 14 on a federal warrant Read More…

Mar 172016
 
New Flood Maps Bring Relief To  Many Winslow Property Owners

Photo by Linda Kor The yellow strip on this map indicates the area that will no longer be included in the flood plain. The northern portion begins just northwest of Walmart, then moves southeast to the southern boundary of Front Street, then continues east to Flying J Travel Plaza. By Linda Kor Winslow’s new flood Read More…

Mar 152016
 
Chief Offers Tips On Safe Riding

Photo by Linda Kor With spring break this week and warmer months ahead, the Holbrook Police Department held its annual bike safety evening at the Head Start Preschool last week. As officers helped kids register their bikes and make minor repairs, Chief Mark Jackson helped Zachary Cardiel navigate the “roads,” observing stop signs and looking Read More…

Mar 152016
 

By Nolan Madden As Holbrook’s city officials chart its financial course for the coming fiscal year, their aim this time is to resolve the problematic dispute among entities over the lodger’s tax. Holbrook, like many municipalities, imposes a tax on transactions for all commercial lodging accommodations within the city in order to provide revenues to Read More…

Mar 152016
 
Sam Matyas And Joann Calvin Honored  As Business Man And Woman Of Year

Photo by Naomi Hatch The Snowflake-Taylor Chamber Awards Banquet honored many people in the community, including (left to right) Businesswoman of the Year Joann Calvin of Ace Hardware, Shining Star Award recipients Milo and Marguerite Smith, Shelby Noe of the American Legion Post, which received the Non-Profit Award, Executive Director Award recipient Tonya Adams, Businessman Read More…

Mar 152016
 

By Naomi Hatch The Snowflake Town Council approved purchase of Spillman software for use by the Snowflake-Taylor Police Department last week. “It is not a back door attempt to get into regional dispatch,” said Snowflake-Taylor Police Chief Larry Scarber as he began his presentation to the council March 8. Scarber’s department has a window of Read More…