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Trumped Store vandals strike again

SHOW LOW - Co-owner of the Trumped Store on the Deuce of Clubs in Show Low near downtown, Steve Slaton, said he is arming himself in the wake of what he considers a death threat against himself and his co-owner Karen McKean. Slaton said when he opened the store at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, he foun

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City begins sewer project March 19 along S. White Mountain Road

Beginning Monday, March 19, a contractor for the City of Show Low will begin constructing a sewer line extension on the east side of South White Mountain Road from Ellsworth Road to Hidden Way. Work will be done during daytime hours, requiring closing the outside lane along the northbound section o

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Early data indicates possible spike in child fatalities in Navajo County

Data from the 24th Annual Report by the Arizona Child Fatality Review Program shows number and percentage of deaths among children by county of residence. In 2016, a total of 13 children under the age of 18 died in Navajo County which is a reduction of 50 percent when compared to the total of 26 in

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March For Our Lives event planned for Show Low

SHOW LOW - A local woman is planning a demonstration that will mirror a major march on Washington, D.C., and other demonstrations across the globe. Jacqueline Day, the mother of a 14 year-old daughter, said she want to stand in support of the students at Marjorie Stoneman-Douglas High School, of Par

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Teachers in Arizona are underpayed

Here's a pop quiz for you: Answer: Beginning elementary or secondary teachers in the public schools of Arizona. A person who has earned a bachelor's degree, has taken the necessary courses to be certifiable as a public school teacher, has passed the required test(s) and is ready to take on the respo

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Ready, Set, Go! campaign adopted statewide

WHITE MOUNTAINS - As spring ushers in fire season, the emergency management departments in both Navajo and Apache counties want everyone to be familiar with the 'Ready, Set, Go!' emergency preparedness plan. 'Ready, Set, Go!' has been around for awhile, according to Catrina Jenkins, emergency manage

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Vernon March 24

VERNON - Get ready, lovers of springtime, because the annual Vernon Easter Egg Hunt is coming. Paula Johnson, with the Vernon Community Park Committee, reminds everyone in the area that this year is the 10th annual Vernon Community Park Easter Egg Hunt and that it falls on Saturday, March 24. The fu

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Park horses enjoying retirement at Equine WellBeing Rescue

Buy Now Ranger Jamie Mercado stands next to Trooper at the Painted Desert Inn, where the horse worked as a mounted unit service horse since 2007. Trooper and Gus worked in the Petrified Forest National Park simultaneously. They now have a new home in Snowflake with the non-profit organization, Equin

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Open and shut: restaurant businesses coming, some going

WHITE MOUNTAINS - No matter how you slice it, dice it or price it, there are no guarantees in the restaurant business. The most successful restaurant owners will tell you that this isn't a "get rich quick" industry. Instead, it's more akin to a "work hard and make a living" industry. Right now there


Fatal crashes up on I-19, but overall wrecks down

This year is proving to be an exceptionally deadly year for travelers on Interstate 19, but the number of wrecks overall is down. There have been four fatal collisions with five deaths on the 27-mile stretch of I-19 between Arivaca Road and San Xavier Road between Jan. 1 and March 15, compared to on


March 5 death of pawn shop owner now called "suspicious" by police

On March 10, five days after the death of Michael Sattinger, investigators were still at work on the scene. Police say they have since completed their work at the pawn shop in Pinetop that Sattinger owned and where his body was reportedly found. File photo On March 10, five days after the death of M


Independent Native American film to screen in Lakeside

Neither Wolf nor Dog is a screen adaptation of the novel by Kent Nerburn, takes place on the Lakota Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and explores the contemporary relationship between Anglo-Americans and Native Americans. Shot in 18 days on a small budget, and directed by Steven Lewis Simpso


Arpaio will visit Show Low in April

Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, will be visiting Show Low on April 11. Arpaio 85, is widely known as "America's Toughest Sheriff," and served Maricopa County from 1993-2017, when he was unseated by Paul Penzone, a Democrat. He announced his candid


'Pat's Place' was the center of Irish celebration in Show Low

Years ago, the place to go in Show Low for St. Patrick's Day was Pat's Place. The popular restaurant is closed down now, after the retirement of it's owner, Pat Schaffery, but Pat's Place was the center of celebration and shenanigans for that big Irish day. The restaurant was located at the intersec


33 school board seats up for election in Navajo County

HOLBROOK - There will be 33 school board seats up for grabs this fall for Navajo County public school districts and tech schools. The school board elections will be conducted simultaneously with the General Election on Nov. 6. The positions are non-partisan and unpaid. In Snowflake, board seats held


Humans vs. Zombies for ages 8 to 13 March 15

SHOW LOW - Youth, ages 8 to 13 years, can join the battle against the Zombie hoard to save the Show Low Public Library, 181 N. 9th Street from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15. The humans will be armed with Nerf guns to chase the Zombies and defend the library from this outbreak. Youth can test the


Police release few details in death of pawn shop owner

PINETOP-LAKESIDE - Police are investigating the death of White Mountain Pawn shop owner, 62-year-old Michael Charles Sattinger. Sattinger was found dead in his shop, located at 857 E. White Mountain Blvd., in Pinetop, Monday, March 5, after police responded to a suspicious circumstance call. Police


Local man arrested in connection with school lockdown

SNOWFLAKE - A report of a man, possibly with a gun, on the Taylor Intermediate School campus last Wednesday afternoon, prompted police to quickly get rolling. Snowflake Unified School District Superintendent Hollis Merrell said it was students who first spotted the man carrying what they thought as


Wildland Fire Summirt coming to Pinetop

The third annual Arizona Wildland-Urban Interface and Firewise Summit will be held April 27-28 at Hon-Dah Resort and Casino conference center. The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is free. This two-day summit is designed for homeowners, commu