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2 dead, 5 injured after wrong-way driver crashes with Apache Junction church van

HOLBROOK, Ariz. - A wrong-way driver collided head-on with a van carrying members of an Apache Junction church Saturday on Interstate 40, killing two people and injuring five more.

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Barringer Meteor Crater And Discovery Center, Arizona

After visiting historic Holbrook, Arizona and Petrified Forest National Park, we hit the road for the two-day drive back home. On the first day, we drove from Holbrook to Las Vegas, stopping at Meteor Crater and Hoover Dam on the way. Then on the second day, we drove all the way home to Rocklin, Cal

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Bears on the move – one released, one euthanized by AZGFD

According to AZGFD, bears can be attracted to bird feeders and bird food and will sometimes tear down feeders to get the seeds. If you live in an area where bears may live, it’s a good idea to remove the feeders at night to reduce the temptation for bears or other unwanted wildlife that could become


Fracking leases possible on BLM land near Holbrook

HOLBROOK — A group of Navajo County residents has urged the Navajo Board of Supervisors to help challenge leases for oil and gas fracking on Bureau of Land Management land. Most of the leases would be located near the confluence of Silver Creek and the Little Colorado River near Woodruff. Others wou


Get Out for June 15-21

Editor’s note: Please check for changes before going out to an event. The Get Out! calendar runs every Friday. To submit an item, 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.Friday, June 15ALPI


Lobo Fernando Quintana receives inaugural Artie Griffiths Sportsmanship Award

Baseball coaches from the 3A East gathered with the area umpires’ representative at the end of the season to select the very first recipient of a new sportsmanship award which will be given annually to a player from the region.Umpire Chuck Coplan got the idea for the award earlier this season and th


Clubs & meetings for June 12-18

Tuesday, June 12LAKESIDE: Flying Rook board game night meets from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday at 476 W. White Mountain Blvd. #7. For more information, call Jeff Robinson at 928-242-4208.LAKESIDE: Grief Support Group — You Are Not Alone “offering hope to those who grieve” meets every Tuesday from 3:30-4:3


Silver Creek Senior Center menu

The Silver Creek Senior Center, 1658 S. Main St. in Snowflake offers lunch. Cost is $5 for over 60 years of age or $5.50 under 60. Soup and salad bar only is $3.Lunch is served from 12-1 p.m. All meals come with beverage, dessert, salad bar and soup.


Snowflake council resolution opposes NextGen Climate Action

SNOWFLAKE — Northeast Division Manager for Arizona Public Service, Neil Traver, lobbied the town council to side with APS in opposition to a ballot measure to amend the state constitution called the NextGen Climate Action.The ballot measure would require that 50 percent of the Arizona power plants p


Arizona highway reopens after being closed due to wildfire

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School district employee facing more charges of alleged sexual conduct with a student

Judy Maria Fabok, 46, a former paraprofessional at Show Low High School, faces charges in both Navajo and Apache counties of having a sexual relationship with a student.NCSO photo


Sweating out the arrival of monsoon rains

Christopher Creek will continue to sweat out the final month before the anticipated arrival of monsoon rains. Again, we are reminded of the threat with the 377 Fire above Heber ... human-caused, of course.Tuesday morning the call came down for manpower and equipment from Christopher-Kohls Fire Depar


Resource fair addresses special needs kids

SNOWFLAKE — Do you have special kids with special needs? First Things First, Navajo County Public Health Services District will host a Resource Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Our Lady of the Snow, 1655 S. Main St. in Snowflake.


Pinedale's Run to the Bridge set for June 16

Pinedale will once again host its annual Run to the Bridge fundraiser to be held Saturday, June 16. Races consist of a 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile. 1 mile run, walk or stroller, 5 K and 10K. 10 K runner must check in by 5:30 a.m. and others by 6:30 a.m.


Semi dragging chain starts fires for miles between Heber and Holbrook

A semi dragging a chain on Highway 377 between Heber and Holbrook, started a series of fires on Monday, June 4.A Type 3 incident team from the White Mountains has responded late on Monday and on Tuesday, June 5 the 377 Fire has stopped threatening Hwy. 277.“The first fire was reported at Milepost 1


Missing 1-year-old Arkansas girl found safe in Arizona

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) - A 1-year-old girl allegedly abducted from Arkansas in a custody battle last month has been found safe in northeastern Arizona.Navajo County Sheriff’s officials announced Wednesday that the child’s mother and grandmother have been arrested on suspicion of custodial interference


377 Fire spreads to 5,000 acres

The 377 Fire near Heber expanded to 4,900 acres on Monday, despite the best efforts of 250 firefighters.The US Weather Service predicted increasing winds Thursday and into the weekend, complicating the task of firefighters.Reports indicated the fire started on Monday as a result of a chain dragged b


Rim Country Senior Center menu

The Rim Country Senior Center, 2171 B St in Overgaard, offers lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. The salad bar is offered from 11:15 a.m. to 12. Cost for lunch is a $6 donation for over 60 and $7 for under 60. Children under 10 years old is $4. Just to get salad and fruit bar, c


Brush fires close 2 highways south of Holbrook Monday; I-40 at Winona also closed for two hours

Then, around 6 p.m., a brush fire closed Interstate 40 four miles east of Winona, near milepost 215, according to ADOT.


377 Fire morning update June 7

The 377 Fire that started on June 4 five miles northeast of Heber/Overgaard, Arizona is now 55 percent contained. The fire was human caused and grew to over 5,000 acres. It is currently at 4,564 acres consuming mostly Pinyon-Juniper and grass.Crews will continue reinforcing, mopping-up, monitoring,