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Town approves industrial hemp ordinance

SNOWFLAKE — Fyfe Symington Jr., owner of Copperstate Farms medical marijuana production facility, asked councilors to approve an industrial hemp ordinance as one of the topics at the Tuesday, July 3 regular council meeting.He said Snowflake is not the ideal place to grow industrial hemp, but he woul


Man arrested after trying to crawl into woman's bed

Daniel Brubaker, a 25-year-old Snowflake man, allegedly tried to crawl into bed with a woman he did not know and was arrested.Photo courtesy of Show Low Police


Snowflake councilors look at next years's tentative budget

SNOWFLAKE — Town councilors got a look at the tentative budget for fiscal year 2018-19 of $10,045,215 for next year at the Thursday, July 3 regular meeting.It includes $6.2 million for the general fund, nearly $700,000 for the special revenue fund and $2.2 million in enterprise funds for a total of


FD: 5 kids, 2 adults hoFD: 4 kids, 2 adults hospitalized after crash in Tolleson near 91st/Superior avenues

A 12-year-old boy, a 10-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were listed in stable condition, while a second 10-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in unstable condition, a fire spokesperson said.

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Changes and improvements made after Payson flood

PAYSON, AZ - One year after the deadly Payson flash flood, ABC15 has emails and reports from the days before the tragedy showing what National Forest Service officials knew about the danger.

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Court ruling on medical marijuana creates confusion

ARIZONA — A June 26 ruling by an Arizona Court of Appeals judge on the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) is affecting local patients and vendors of medical marijuana, and causing confusion.An employee at Green Hills Patient Center in Show Low, Michael Lopez, and Chris Piehn, Manager of Kompo Care


15th annual High Country Hummingbird Festival July 28

PINETOP — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is hosting its 15th annual High Country Hummingbird Festival Saturday, July 28, at Sipe Wildlife Area near Springerville/Eagar.The free, family-friendly festival will include: hummingbird banding by Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO); plant di


Safeway evacuated — no gas leak

Police evacuated the Show Low Safeway grocery store Tuesday, July 10, after ta call about a possible problem with gas lines.Mike Leiby/The Independent


Man swinging machete arrested July 3

Spencer Peterson, 31, a homeless Show Low resident, was arrested July 3 after he allegedly threatened a man with a machete. He was also arrested on a warrant and booked into the Navajo County Jail Show Low Annex.


Politicians don't belong in parades

I have always viewed the self-promotion of those running for political positions as a pompous ploy to gain favor with the playful populace.We as a family rally with our children and grandchildren to witness a playful event (4th of July Parade) filled with the colors of national pride; our flag displ


Show Low's Fourth of July parade winners announced

SHOW LOW — Choosing from 83 colorful entries in Show Low’s annual Fourth of July parade, judges chose three as the most outstanding: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, who won the Judges’ Choice award and a $500 cash prize; Show Low Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Best


White Mountain Computers celebrates 30th anniversary

Jack Wood, Bryan Padd & Darryl Sleighter of White Mountain Computers. The store is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are located at 3045 West White Mountain Boulevard, three miles south of Walmart or one mile east of Navopache Electric in Lakeside. You can reach them at 928-368-6085.Cour


Show Low Senior Center menu

The Show Low Senior Center, 301 E. McNeil, offers lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Menu is subject to change due to availability of food items. Cost is $7 and includes beverage, salad, entrée, and dessert.Reservations are recommended at least a day in advance. To make your r


Building activity speeds up in county, following recession slowdown

Freshly constructed roads, foundations and home structures cut through scrub brush that covers a corner of land at the edge of Doney Park.The new rural subdivision, called The Hills at Slayton Ranch, is one of several projects that have been working their way through the pipeline at Coconino County'


Game and Fish, volunteers still hauling water for wildlife

ST. JOHNS — Arizona Game and Fish Department officials said they started filling more than 3,000 water tanks and catchments statewide in November. It has been about 20 years since Arizona Game and Fish had to start supplementing water in November.They are still filling them.During a normal year, the


NPC Board nominating petitions due August 8

Candidates to represent District 3 on the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board must submit nominating petitions by Aug. 8 to qualify for the Nov. 6 general election ballot.The successful candidate will serve a six-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2024. Nominatin


Poker ride, BBQ benefits Meals on Wheels

Silver Creek Senior Center of Snowflake will sponsor a benefit for Wheels for Meals from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Taylor Rodeo Pavilion, located at the intersection of Hwy 77 and W. Center St. in Taylor.


Show Low library classes offered

The Show Low Public Library offers computer classes. The classes are free, but registration is required. To register and for more information, stop by the library or call the computer lab at 928-532-4065. Please leave a message, if no one is available to answer your call.Genealogy computer class


Partnership between counties and towns fixes road

SNOWFLAKE — In an effort to improve safety for students being dropped off at Snowflake Jr. High School, Navajo County, the Towns of Snowflake and Taylor, the Snowflake Unified School District and private companies across the community came together to pave and improve access to Snowflake Jr. High Sc


Little League Roundup: Continental 12s win over Show Low sets up ballgame with West Flagstaff

The Continental 12s All-Stars staved off a late-game scare and beat Show Low 10-7 in Winslow on Tuesday, setting up a meeting with West Flagstaff.Ryker Patten was 3 for 3 with an RBI, a triple and a team-high two runs scored for Continental, which held a 10-3 lead after four innings in part to a fiv