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Navajo County Sheriff's Office

The unincorporated areas of Pinetop-Lakeside, Show Low, Linden, Pinedale, Claysprings, Overgaard, Heber, Snowflake and White Mountain Lake areas are provided law enforcement services by the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office.

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Arizona’s drought plan faces several obstacles, and time is just one of them

PHOENIX – On the first day of the legislative session, Gov. Doug Ducey put water at the top of his State of the State address. More specifically, he wants a drought contingency plan completed, one that keeps the vital Colorado River system at healthy levels.

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Jeff Flake Gets MERCILESSLY MOCKED For Picture Of His Arizona Hometown

ATTENTION TOWNSPEOPLE: Those of you who don’t live in Arizona may not know this (In fact, even some who DO live in Arizona may not know this) but Jeff Flake’s hometown explains A LOT about him.

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Council asked to consider IGA building as home for library

SNOWFLAKE — A proposal to lease the vacant IGA grocery building on Main Street as a home for the Snowflake Library was presented to the Snowflake Town Council by Gary and Sarah Brimhall.

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Payson cagers start strong fall at Snowflake

Payson’s shorthanded boys basketball team started strong in its game at Snowflake on Friday, Jan. 11. Despite missing several players, the Longhorns jumped ahead of the Lobos 16-12 after one quarter.

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Big conference hoops action on the mountain Friday, Saturday

There are some big basketball games on the mountain this weekend. There are four doubleheaders featuring regional showdowns, all in the White Mountains on Friday. On Saturday, there are region contests at the three 2A schools on the mountain, another region tilt in Cibecue, while Blue Ridge and Snow

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What happens if Arizona fails to meet a water plan deadline?

Lake Mead, the biggest source for water in the Southwest, is on the verge of reaching a critically low level. Gov. Doug Ducey said, “this is by far the most pressing issue we face as a state.”

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Holbrook roadrunners off to a solid start in 2019

HOLBROOK, Ariz. — The Holbrook Roadrunners post sectional wins, the Roadrunners defeated the Payson Longhorns, 58 to 38 and Lady Roadrunners handed the Lady Longhorns of Payson their first loss in sectional play 59 to 35.

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First baby of 2019 can thank a neighbor and a snowplow

SHOW LOW — On New Year’s Eve, Marcia DeWitt Bennett and her husband Brett were not getting ready to go out and paint the town. In fact, they were not even waiting up for the stroke of midnight. Nevertheless, Weston Renn Bennett, safely cocooned in his mother’s womb, disrupted the Bennett’s plans and

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Bar D Wranglers coming to town

SNOWFLAKE — The Bar D Wranglers, the fourth event for the Silver Creek Performing Arts 2018-2019 season, will perform Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Snowflake High School Auditorium at 7 p.m.

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You’ll Fall In Love With This Quiet Arizona Town That Has More Books Than People

The small town of Benson, Arizona has a population of less than 5,000. Although that number seems small when we’re referring to people, it’s an astronomical amount when referring to books. Still, this little-known bookstore easily surpasses such a collection and is stacked floor-to-ceiling with long

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Silver Creek Senior Center menu

is for Jan. 14-18: Monday: Chili size hamburger, whole grain bun, pineapple slaw, green beans, potato wedges. Tuesday: Chicken Divan, California blend vegetables, rice pilaf, peaches.

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Democrats oppose proposed new county

PINETOP-LAKESIDE – White Mountain Democrats voted unanimously January 9 to oppose creating a new Sitgreaves County from the southern portions of Apache and Navajo Counties. To consider the issue, Democrats looked at the taxes for the apartment occupied by Jesse Valencia, the proponent of the new cou

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Mathews scores 14 for Payson boys in loss to Show Low

Rayce Mathews scored 14 points to lead Payson in a 49-38 3A East Region boys basketball loss to visiting Show Low on Tuesday, Jan. 15. David Pasquini-Jonassen chipped in nine points and Gunner Nanty seven for the Longhorns, who had just seven players play.

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Take advantage of solar energy savings when designing/remodeling your home

SNOWFLAKE — Want to reduce energy use and increase your comfort? Apply the techniques of solar home design into your residence gleaned from a six-week noncredit Solar Home Design course at Northland Pioneer College’s Snowflake Campus led by Joseph Costion, noted local sustainable construction expert

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Vernon school dist approves pre-school

VERNON – The first Vernon Elementary School District board meeting of 2019 covered a lot of ground including unanimous approval to open a preschool in the 2019-2020 school year.

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Growing like a weed: Arizona medical pot usage up 41% in 2018, report says

PHOENIX — The amount of medical marijuana being purchased and consumed in Arizona is increasing at a rate twice as fast as the growth in the number of people legally entitled to use it.

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Weekly homeschool program introduced at Show Low library

A free, weekly homeschool program, open to school-age children 5 years and older, will be held every Wednesday beginning in January from 11 a.m. to noon at Show Low Public Library, 181 N. 9th Street.

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"Real Life Forrest Gump" stops in Show Low

SHOW LOW — Ernie Andrus holds the world record for the oldest person to run from coast to coast across the United States. At 95 years old this World War II vet doesn’t care to walk or jog, it’s running or nothing. He also, amazingly, doesn’t care for drinking water. He starts his day out with one cu

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Standings shuffle as 3Aregion hoops slate begins

White Mountain high school basketball teams have just begun a stretch run of intense conference action which should continue until right up to the end of the regular season in early February.

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