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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

Taylor turns up the fun at 15th Annual Trapper Days

TAYLOR – If you have never had the opportunity to attend Taylor’s Trapper Days Memorial Day celebration, you have missed out. To be exact, you’ve missed out 14 times.But this weekend, starting on Saturday, May 26, you have chance anew to experience the 15th Annual Trapper Days.This event hits the ma

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

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

Closure could impact festival success

Tonto National Forest’s closure due to extreme fire danger could impact the turnout for the Pine Strawberry Arts and Crafts Guild Memorial Day Festival.But that doesn’t mean guild members won’t be hosting with the same vigor and determination they have since the event’s inception 38 years ago.The fe

PAYSON ROUNDUP - 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

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


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


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


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


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


'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


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.


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


Former Show Low fire chief sentenced

HOLBROOK — Former Show Low Fire District Chief Ben Owens will pay $124,656 in restitution to the SLFD after pleading guilty to three felonies in connection with his daughter-in-law Natalie Bingham.Bingham stole about $1.8 million when she was district administrative manager, an amount likely to be t


SL Senior Center kitchen expansion no longer on back burner

Those daydreams are one step closer to reality following the Show Low city council’s 6-0 approval of a resolution presented on May 15, by Lisa Robertson, Show Low Grants and Transit Manager.


Join the fun at Summer Play Days 2018

SHOW LOW — Register your child (boys and girls, ages 5 to 11 years) today for Summer Play Days 2018, an eight-week drop-in recreation program from June 4 through July 26, with most sessions held at the Show Low Teen Center, 620 E. McNeil. Each week features a new themed adventure, offering youth a s


'Friends' seeks book donations

The Friends of the Show Low Library need books. In the last week, their shelves have been depleted due to wonderful shoppers choosing their summer reading. The Friends love being this ongoing resource to the community, but now need everyone to search their shelves for books to donate back to its gen