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Celebrations Restaurant soon to be a Confectaurant

SNOWFLAKE — Author Barbara Johnson said, “A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.” Owner of Celebrations restaurant Julie Hensley must believe that as well because she is taking baking cookies and other confections to a whole new level beginning May 1.


Medical records available for former patients of two closed Arizona hospitals

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Former patients of two Arizona hospitals that shut down finally have access to their medical records. Gilbert Hospital and Florence Hospital at Anthem closed last summer after financial hardships.


Power plant conversion could boost forest restoration

Arizona Public Service will study the conversion of the Cholla Power Plant from coal to biomass produced by thinning millions of acres of forests in northern Arizona. “A conversion at Cholla would ultimately assist in forest thinning, thereby reducing wildfire potential, ensuring forest health and p


Two in Pinetop-Lakeside arrested with meth, loaded weapon

PINETOP-LAKESIDE —Officers were working a collision in the area of SR 260 and Rhoton Lane with a tow truck on site, with west bound traffic stopped, when a vehicle approached them from the west with its headlights off. An officer contacted the driver and a passenger who both showed signs of being un


Arizona ECO Delivers New Map, Response to City of Prescott

The revised map includes a total of 452 acres of Open Space. Jason Gisi, CEO of Arizona ECO Development (AED), has delivered a revised map and a written narrative to the City of Prescott, responding to public concerns raised largely by the Save the Dells Political Action Committee (PAC).


Great Wolf Lodge Arizona resort, indoor water park to open in October

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- With an 85,000-square-foot indoor water park, the Great Wolf Lodge Arizona is set to open its doors to its first-ever Arizona resort near Scottsdale in October.


How to survive an active shooter event in a school

SHOW LOW — In 2018, the Independent reported on approximately 12 threats against area schools. Of those 12, four occurred in a three-week period and were a mixture of alleged bomb threats and gun violence.


Road work coming to Show Low's north side

SHOW LOW — Construction projects are popping up like weeds and wildflowers as the weather begins turning the corner into spring. One roadway improvement recently approved by the City of Show Low as part of the 2019 capital improvement project budget. Approximately 2,600 feet of new asphalt will be l


There's no business like show business

SHOW LOW — “There’s no business like show business,” says the Show Low School District music department. A talented all-ages cast is ready to entertain the public with a broadway musical review this coming weekend in the Show Low District Auditorium.


Snowflake offers a five-year economic incentive to Arizona Motors Snowflake

SNOWFLAKE – On February 28, Arizona Motors Snowflake, Inc. purchased Hatch Motor Company Snowflake. With Arizona Snowflake Motors’ purchase of Hatch Motors Snowflake, the council retained Rounds Consulting Group, Inc. to examine the economic and fiscal impacts of that purchase for the town. The resu


Arizona grand jury indicts suspected leader of drug ring

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's attorney general says a state grand jury has indicted a man suspected of being the leader of a drug ring that distributed and sold methamphetamine, heroin and the powerful synthetic painkiller in the Phoenix area.


Traffic light almost ready to "go green"

SHOW LOW — Traffic light poles and masts have been erected on south White Mountain Road at the entrance of the Summit Regional Healthcare’s new buildings, but the exact go-live date is still pending.


All charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett dropped

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about attack have been dropped. Stay with Arizona's Family for more updates on this story.


Cork 'n Canvas set for Friday, March 29

Art Alliance of the White Mountains, 251 Penrod Road in Show Low, kicks off its season with the first Cork 'n Canvas of the year from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 29. The event features live entertainment and appetizers while mingling with artists and friends. Take a tour of the gallery and gift shop whil


Finding the right weapons for the War on Drugs

After more than three decades of battle, the War on Drugs is far from over and victory is not in sight. The drugs of choice, however, have changed. A half century ago, the youth of the counterculture of the 1960s used and abused mostly marijuana and hallucinogens and lesser amounts of heroin, opium


County work: How much workers are paid

Employees of Navajo and Apache counties are the lowest paid of the 15 Arizona counties, according to the 2019 Arizona County Government Salary and Benefit Survey. The annual survey is conducted by the Arizona Association of Counties.


Baseball players allegedly involved in drug use

SHOW LOW — In early March, the Independent was contacted by community members, some of whom were parents, concerned about an alleged incident involving Show Low High School Varsity baseball players in which several players were found with drugs at the Joe Padilla baseball tournament held in Florence


New Circle K to break ground this spring

SHOW LOW — Last spring a conditional use permit was approved for the construction of a new Circle K store in Show Low. Well, it’s still on the economic development menu for 2019.


Group presents free parent education night on social media effects

SHOW LOW — A local group will be presenting a free, adults only parent-education night March 28, from 7-9 p.m. at the Show Low Council Chambers, next to the Public Library to teach adults about social media, phone security and how to understand what goes on in their children’s phones. The group plan


SL EMS renovating office space for training

SHOW LOW — Show Low EMS, the ambulance service company that now shares an overlapping service contract area with Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District is still alive and kicking.