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County: Weather Service confident in storm predictions

UPDATE: The National Weather Service updated their storm predictions this afternoon. While there are no significant changes from the information provided below, there have been some additions:


Snow from Arizona storm shuts down schools, highways and Flagstaff airport

FLAGSTAFF (AP) — Schools, highways and businesses and even medical clinics were closed Thursday as a major, record-breaking storm descended on north-central Arizona, dousing some areas with almost two feet of snow.


Spelling it out for you at the 2019 Navajo County Spelling Bee

SNOWFLAKE —If you hate bees but love to spell then you might have been a competitor in Navajo County’s annual Spelling Bee held last Thursday in the Snowflake High School Auditorium.


ADOT- Powerful Winter Storm Hammers Travel Across Much of Arizona

Multiple stretches of Arizona’s highways remained closed Thursday afternoon, Feb. 21, due to a powerful winter storm whose fury continues across much of the state. With the heavy weather expected to last into Friday, the safest option at present is for drivers to delay travel to and through higher e


Winter weather, crashes force closure multiple northern Arizona highways

The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed multiple highways in northern Arizona due to inter weather and crashes. The Department is advising drivers to delay travel across northern Arizona as heavy snow or crashes have made some roads impassable.


Rogers' hearings continued in Silver Creek Irrigation District charges

HOLBROOK – On February 7, the Donald hearing/settlement conference for Margaret “Peggy” Rogers and her husband, Russell Rogers, regarding their alleged involvement in the theft of over $800,000 from the Silver Creek Irrigation District was rescheduled by Judge Ralph Hatch.


The Latest: Storm closes eastbound I-40 in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Arizona weather (all times local):. Eastbound Interstate 40 has been closed in northwestern Arizona because of a storm dumping heavy snow across much of the state's high country.


County tries again for jail district

HOLBROOK — Navajo County is operating under a well-worn proverb: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Navajo County officials are wrestling with a circumstance that they say they requires them to try, try again.


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.


Domestic violence tragedy results in death of father, son

SNOWFLAKE-TAYLOR - The Snowflake-Taylor Police Department published a News Release at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 with the following information:. Feb. 20th at approximately 5:25 pm, we received a call from a female stating her boyfriend had stabbed her father in the stomach. Wh


Schools prepared for impending storm

WHITE MOUNTAINS — School districts throughout the White Mountains are prepared for inclement weather. The Independent contacted White Mountains school districts on Tuesday to find out what protocols and systems are in place for snowstorms. They were also asked how they would decide whether to releas


Months later, no action on broadband application

NAVAJO COUNTY — Federal funding to provide broadband internet service to Navajo County schools and libraries is still on hold as local officials await a decision from the federal subcontractor that reviews applications.


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.


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


Armed and dangerous suspects sought

SNOWFLAKE — The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from the public in locating “Dale” Towell, 51, of Snowflake, or his associate, Jamie Wingfield of Snowflake. Both should be considered armed and dangerous.