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Back-up generators can be a good winter plan

WHITE MOUNTAINS – The drought in the White Mountains started around 1995 and in 1996 an official Drought Emergency Declaration was issued for six counties in the state which included Apache and Navajo. Prior to that date, people who grew up on the Mountain or moved here before the drought began were


Snowfall totals from Northern Arizona

NORTHERN ARIZONA (3TV/CBS 5) -- The National Weather Service released its latest snowfall totals for Northern Arizona Friday evening. It's still snowing east of Flagstaff, so some of these numbers will change over the next few hours.


No response: Apache County delays response to public records requests

As part of a continuing review of spending of public funds by Navajo and Apache counties, the Independent began in October requesting and reviewing credit card spending by county officials.


Former Yuma County judge may join Arizona Supreme Court

A former Yuma County Superior Court judge who is currently sitting as an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge could be tapped by Governor Doug Ducey to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Supreme Court.


Storm dumps record-breaking snow on Flagstaff, Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A winter storm dumped record-breaking amounts of snow in Arizona and forced the closure Friday of roads, schools and government offices across the Southwest.


Arizona marshal disciplined after he threatened to arrest a 12-year-old journalist

An Arizona law enforcement official has reportedly been disciplined after he was caught on camera threatening to arrest a 12-year-old reporter this week. Hilde Lysiak is a young journalist who publishes the Orange Street News out of her parents’ home in Selinsgrove, Pa.


Canine contests: Pulling for pleasure at 16th Annual Winter Games

GREER — There was plenty of snow and more than sufficient cold temperatures augmented by strong wind for 16th Annual White Mountain Winter Games over the weekend. The humans who showed up for the sled dog races at Sunrise Ski Resort had to bundle up to stay warm, but the race dogs were ready to run,


Winter weather, crashes, disabled vehicles close highways in northern Arizona

PHOENIX (ADOT) -- Winter weather and crashes have closed multiple highways in northern Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should delay travel across northern Arizona during the current winter storm because heavy snow or crashes could make roads impassable.


Flagstaff, Arizona had the snowiest day in its history

(CNN)Snow in Flagstaff, Arizona is not uncommon. But Thursday's snow was historic. Flagstaff is buried in snow: 35.9 inches of it. The city is under a state of emergency and the flakes haven't stopped.


McSally visits the White Mountains

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Newly-appointed U.S. Senator Martha McSally visited Apache and Navajo counties on Tuesday as part of her planned tour to all of Arizona’s 15 counties. “It’s a great opportunity to get to communities, to talk to local leaders. I’m meeting with the mayors, I’m meeting with local busi


Blue Ridge teachers, students honored at council meeting

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Two teachers and three students from Blue Ridge School District were honored by the VFW for their Voice of Democracy contest essays at the Feb. 7 council meeting.


Forest Service confirms 10 horses show evidence of gunshots

SPRINGERVILLE — Last week, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNF) published a long-awaited and much anticipated press release regarding the recent deaths of Heber wild horses in the forest near Heber-Overgaard.


March is Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness month

SPRINGERVILLE — The Town of Springerville, Springerville Heritage Center and Casa Malpais Museum & Archaeological Park will present guest speaker Wayne Ranney at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Springerville Heritage Center – Udall Johnson Room, 418 East Main Street in Springerville. He will discuss “


Pinetop-Lakeside Senior Center Valentine's lunch served by special guests

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Members and guests of the Pinetop-Lakeside Senior Center were treated to a shrimp luncheon with decadent desserts for Valentine’s Day. The event also featured the White Mountain Barbershop Chorus singing love songs before lunch. The lunch was served by special guests, Mayor Stepha


HORRIBLE: Dog trapped in muzzle for 2 weeks in northeastern Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A dog is now recovering after she fell victim to a sad case of animal cruelty in far northeastern Arizona. The stray dog was caught in Tsaile, Arizona, which is in Apache County on the Navajo Nation.


Sequoia Village School kindergarten registration is Feb. 28

Sequoia Village School will hold kindergarten registration at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at 982 Full House Lane in Linden for full day kindergarten and after school program.


Four more horses found dead in eastern Arizona, bringing total to 16

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. — Four more dead horses have been found, bringing the total to 16 found dead since October 2018, According to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. U.S. Forest Service officials say at least 10 of the dead horses have evidence of gunshot wounds. Five of the hoses have undetermi


Inmate claims jailers abused her, files $10.5 million lawsuit

APACHE COUNTY — At a December 4, 2018 meeting, Apache County supervisors honored two county jail employees “for their quick actions that resulted in saving the life of a newborn baby and her mother.” The county supervisors presented jail nurse Destiny Kirk with a lifesaving award and Corporal Raymon


Winter snows damp down drought

Each passing week brings the White Mountain region a a little closer to a time many people dread: fire season. By this time last year, fire officials were already getting edgy, as an exceptionally dry period from October through a warm and snowless winter set up conditions for a dangerous fire seaso


Santa’s Adventure will return for 2019

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Creating a winter wonderland in Pinetop-Lakeside was a lot of hard work for two local couples, but well-worth the time, effort and money, they said. “I’ve never seen the town lit up for Christmas like it was this year,” said Mark Chilton, who along with his wife Rhonda and Justin