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ADOT seeks input in White Mountains region transportation study

PHOENIX – Whether you live in the Show Low area or visit the region to escape the heat, the Arizona Department of Transportation along with Show Low and other White Mountains communities want to know how you get around.ADOT is administering a transportation study for southern Navajo and Apache count

WMI CENTRAL - 2018-05-25 12:00:00

Enhanced enforcement of fire restrictions planned for the weekend

WHITE MOUNTAINS — With Stage 3 fire restrictions in place across the region and closure areas located in several areas of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, local law enforcement will putting on extra patrols for the holiday weekend.Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Randy Moffitt said

WMI CENTRAL - 2018-05-25 12:00:00

Survival of forest communities relies on adapting to new era of wildfires

As the threat of wildfires escalates dramatically, new studies show fire-adapted building codes, contingency plans, thinning projects and prescribed burns can dramatically reduce the damage to forested communities like Payson, Pine, Show Low and Pinetop.One disturbing study showed that neighboring h

WMI CENTRAL - 2018-05-25 12:00:00

Show Low teacher surrenders to police for 2008 child molestation

SHOW LOW, Ariz. - A former Apache County Teacher of the Year has been indicted for child molestation.Phoenix Police report that on May 16, 48-year-old Larry Michael Nicholls walked into Phoenix Police Headquarters with his attorney and surrendered to a Maricopa County warrant for his arrest for chil

KGUN 9 - 2018-05-24 19:40:34

11th Annual ASU Steak Fry returns to Pinetop Country Club to honor legendary coach

PINETOP – The ASU White Mountain Alumni Chapter will hold its 11th annual golf tournament and steak fry on Saturday, June 2, at Pinetop Country Club in Pinetop.This year’s events will be held in honor of the legendary Sun Devil football coach, Frank Kush.The festivities will get started on Friday, J

WMI CENTRAL - 2018-05-25 12:00:00

Two people break into home to get food

HOLBROOK — Two White Mountain Lake residents are in jail after allegedly breaking into a home in the 8400 block of Canyon Drive because they were hungry, they reportedly told police.Joshua Levi Osborne, 23, and Samantha Kay Boehm, 27, were booked into the Navajo County Jail in Holbrook on charges of

WMI CENTRAL - 2018-05-25 12:00:00

Area closures implemented to protect values at risk of wildfire

Springerville, AZ—May 23, 2018—For Immediate Release- Due to increasing drought conditions, very high fire danger and public safety concerns, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) has implemented four area closures across the forest. Areas outside of the closures with remain in Stage II Fir

PAYSON ROUNDUP - 2018-05-23 23:34:00

Trump's golf trips cost more than the Russia probe

President Trump claims the Russia investigation is a $20 million witch hunt. First, it is NOT a witch hunt just because he is afraid of the outcome, and obviously ought to be. Secondly, it is costing $10 million this year, with $10 million set aside for next year. That is 10 to 20 times less than ea

WMI CENTRAL - 2018-05-25 12:00:00

FBi Leads Arrests Of 23 At Fort Apache Indian Reservation

FORT APACHE, AZ – The FBI led a raid at the Fort Apache Reservation, executing nearly three dozen warrants on people related to a variety of different crimes. Agents from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and state and local agencies


ADOT completing US 60 widening project east of SR 77 in Show Low

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation will be conducting final paving on a newly widened stretch of US 60 between State Route 77 and 40th Street in Show Low beginning Monday, May 21.Travel on US 60 east of SR 77 from Automall Parkway to 40th Street will be restricted to one lane in each


Cavalcade of new school buses arrive in Show Low

SHOW LOW — At 11 a.m. on Friday, May 18, a cavalcade of 11 brand new Blue Bird All American school buses, manufactured in Georgia, were driven through town by Show Low Unified School District (SLUSD) bus drivers via eastbound Deuce of Clubs/US60.


Show Low's historic jail to be moved and preserved

SHOW LOW — Those that have lived in Show Low for any length of time know of the old jail.The crude building is Show Low’s first jail, built around 1935 by Deputy Sheriff Ray Butler, who worked under Sheriff Divelbess at the time. Butler is said to have also built the Pinetop jail. The jail has a sin


Snowflake girls win state track and field title

Iasia Ratliffe of Tucson Salpointe Catholic (left), Marlee London of Blue Ridge and Flagstaff Coconino’s Woodlyn Smith (right) approach their final jump three abreast during a preliminary heat of the Division 3, 100-meter hurdles at Mesa Community College on Friday, May 4. London, who finished a ten

WMI CENTRAL - 2018-05-24 00:00:00

Pinetop-Lakeside hosts emergency preparedness event

Pinetop-Lakeside-Local governments, organizations and other groups gathered at the Lakeside Stake Center on Saturday, May 19 to help anyone interested learn how to prepare for disasters, especially wildfire.Put together by Pinetop-Lakeside town manager Keith Johnson, the Emergency Preparedness Fair


Clubs & Meetings for May 22-28

Editor’s note: The CLUBS & MEETINGS calendar runs every Tuesday. To submit a meeting or club activity, email it tocruiz@wmicentral.comor mail it to P.O. Box 1570, Show Low, AZ 85902. Attn: Corrine Ruiz. Note: Please include location address of the event.Tuesday, May 22LAKESIDE: Flying Rook board gam


Taylor council approves request to increase cost of ambulance service

TAYLOR — The May 3 regular town council meeting ended with approval of two important agenda items.First was one for water treatment plant improvements. At the April 5 council meeting it was decided to reject previous bids for what Town Manager Gus Lundberg said are needed improvements, and advertise


'Dance at the Movie' show presented June 2

Pirates of the Caribbean dancers are from left: Blake Johnson, Geron Rednick, Bryce Johnson, Gabe Johnson, Michael Merrill (center) Daniela Lee.Photo courtesy of Dehombreux Pierre


Body found west of Forest Lakes, being called homicide case

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino County Sheriff's officials say they're investigating a homicide case after the body of a man was found west of Forest Lakes.They say the sheriff's office received a call Sunday afternoon about a dead person lying along a road about a half-mile (.08 kilometers) south


Forest Service closes most forest lands

Much of the Tonto, Coconino and Apache Sitgreaves forests will close to public entry on Wednesday in the midst of one of the most dangerous fire seasons in memory on the brink of the start of the normal summer tourist season.Anyone violating the closures will face a mandatory court appearance and a


Apache County Sheriff’s Office

The unincorporated areas of Vernon, Greer, Springerville, Eagar, Nutrioso, Alpine, McNary (Patrol District I), Saint Johns, Witch Wells, Concho, Hunt, Show Low Pines (Patrol District II), Sanders and the Navajo Nation (Patrol District III & IV) are provided law enforcement services by the Apache Cou