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Farmer's Market & Art Walk celebrates 10th season

SHOW LOW — The largest farmers’ market in the White Mountains opens Saturday, May 25, when Show Low Main Street’s Farmers’ Market & Art Walk celebrates a milestone with its 10th season. The market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 28. The market continues to grow every year


Hundreds expected at Elks Lodge annual Easter Egg Hunt

SHOW LOW – You’ll find the Easter Bunny and quite a few Elks on Sunday, April 21 at the Show Low Elks Lodge campground ramada. The Elks are hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt for children on Easter Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


WM agencies discuss annual fire restrictions

VERNON — The White Mountain Fire Restrictions Coordinating Committee met on April 15 at the Vernon Public Library to discuss and share information on the 2019 wildfire season.


Pre-school curriculum shared with community

SHOW LOW — Preparing a child for success in K-12 school now starts as early as pregnancy. Head Start centers are designed to make comprehensive “quality services” available at no-cost to eligible families.


Taylor native heads Residential Utility Consumer Office

PHONEIX – Last week Gov. Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Jorge “Jordy” Fuentes as the new director of the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO). Fuentes replaces David Tenney who served as RUCO’s director since 2015. Tenney is now the new director of the Department of Forestry and Fire


Hare raising fun meets dino-drama in Show Low City Park

SHOW LOW — More than 300 children of all ages and their families ventured onto Senior Field at Show Low City Park for the annual Hare Raising Fun Easter Candy Scramble on Saturday.


Summit opens Administrative Services building

SHOW LOW — The Administrative Services building portion of Summit Healthcare’s expansion project is complete. Staff have moved into both floors of the building and express nothing less than sheer delight with their new work environment.


Allen announces she will not seek reelection

Sen. Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake) recently announced she will not seek re-election in 2020. “The time is right for me to step down,” Allen told the Arizona Daily Star last week. “It has really been such an honor to serve,” she added.


Federal crime victims have help locally

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — The week of April 7-13 was National Crime Victims Rights Week and it may be over, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation wants victims to know that they have specialists available to help victims of federal crimes in many capacities at any time of the year, 24/7, as they occur. T


Payson Council on the fire merger

The firefighters love it. And the fire departments around the state that have merged love the result. Still, interviews with the Payson Town Council reveals deep skepticism about a proposal to merge the Payson, Hellsgate and Houston Mesa fire departments into a single joint powers authority (JPA), o


Lobos sweep titles at Blue Ridge Invitational track meet

LAKESIDE — The Snowflake High School relay teams swept first place in all six events by posting their best times of the season and leading the Lobos to both the boys’ and girls’ team titles at the Blue Ridge Invitational track and field meet on Friday, April 5.


Mike Budenholzer Has Come a Long Way From Bucket of Blood Street

HOLBROOK, Ariz. — A wind that would not stop tugged at flags and sent sand devils spinning into this desert town as I walked past Mr. Maestas Restaurant and the Arizona Pawnman and the Empty Pockets Saloon and came to a rise and looked across an emptiness of plain that stretched the limits of vision


NCSO busts couple with fentanyl, heroin

HOLBROOK — Navajo County deputies conducted a traffic stop April 9, near milepost 256 of Interstate 40. As the officer spoke to the driver and passenger of the vehicle, he noticed some inconsistencies. This prompted the deputies to use Zolton, the K-9 drug detection dog that alerted to the presence


Closure of NGS Means Budget Issues in Navajo County

A budget crisis is imminent for Navajo County. The upcoming closure of the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine will cost millions in tax dollars. Heads of county departments like the Sheriff’s office are talking about layoffs and reduced services. Bryan Layton oversees budget and finance for


Family loses everything in house fire

CONCHO HIGHWAY — Yet another family is in dire need after they lost their house to a fire that consumed virtually all of their belongings. The fire occurred March 31, about 6:30 p.m., at the Richard and Nikki Mills home, located along the Concho Highway between Concho and Snowflake. Richard and Nikk


Opioid addiction treatment center to open mid-June

SHOW LOW — “Every day in Arizona, about four people die from an opioid overdose according to the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS),” says Community Impact Manager John Koch, who works in the Community Medical Services corporate office. Data from 2018, published by the National Institutes


Taylor assumes road maintenance of Airport Loop to Pinedale Loop

TAYLOR – In a 5 to 1 vote at the April 4 council meeting, councilors passed Resolution R 2019-05, allowing the town to assume maintenance of the road between Pinedale Road and Airport Road in the Taylor Business Park.


NPC names new VP for Learning & Student Services

Dr. Jessica Clark will become Northland Pioneer College’s new Vice President for Learning and Students Services (VPLSS) on July 1. Dr. Clark, currently Social Sciences and Education division chair at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs, received a unanimous recommendation for her appoi


Annual spaghetti dinner raises $2,400 for White Mountains Autism Foundation

SHOW LOW — The White Mountains Autism Foundation (WMAF) raised $2,400 during their fifth annual Spaghetti Dinner held Saturday, April 6. About 200 people attended the event which featured a meal catered and donated by Red Devil Restaurant in support of the foundation.


Payson in prime position to win 3A East softball championship

The Longhorns control their own destiny in the battle for the championship of the most competitive 3A Conference softball region in the state. But third-ranked Payson has put itself in prime position to prevail in the 3A East heading into the final four games of the region schedule.