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WHITE MOUNTAINS — When people call 911, there is an emergency. Sometimes panic sets in and people fail to give 9-1-1 operators the information they need to send help as swiftly as possible. In some emergency situations seconds can mean the difference between life and death.

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Tragedy struck often in the Old West. Sometimes it was the result of the anger one man had against another. Other times it was Mother Nature reminding us of our humanity.

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Years ago, Mike Hauser was asked to come up with some fun outings for kids to do. Hauser is the 4-H youth development and agriculture agent for the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension program for Apache County in St. Johns.

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Walking Down Ranch (WDR) has assisted over 650 veterans since 2014, and is state approved to receive and utilize donations under the AZ Qualified Charitable Organization. With these funds WDR provides transitional housing, food, clothing, medical transportation and other services to assist v…

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Lodestar Farmers Market free noon time presentation Saturday, Feb. 24, welcomes Monte Cunningham. He will discuss retrofitting and re-purposing trailers and campers for permanent habitation. Cunningham will share ideas about setting up sustainable dwellings, including solar and insulation st…

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U.S. Air Force Airman Sebastian G. Lupe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and…

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Auditions for the 10th annual Community Talent Contest, sponsored by the Northland Pioneer College Student Government Association, will be at the Snowflake/Taylor – Silver Creek Campus Friday, March 2, and the Show Low – White Mountain Campus Monday, March 5, from 2-6 p.m. at both locations.

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Calling all local youth artists! NCDP Drug Free Community Coalition launches it’ eighth annual youth art contest themed around making good choices. All art entries must convey the theme: Think of all that you can BE when you stay drug FREE!

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First Things First will hold a workshop for parents of children with special needs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Pinetop Fire Department, 5976 Buck Springs Road in Pinetop.

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No one noticed a group of men who rode into Liberty, Mo., on Feb. 13, 1866. But, a short while later, when they rode out, everyone noticed them because they had just done what no one had ever done before.

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Joseph Whiteeagle with GPERS (stands for Good People Emergency Relief Services) is hoping to start a firewood and pellet drive to help veterans and seniors over 50 and disabled in need of heat this winter. He has received two pallets of fuel pellets from an anonymous donor and Home Depot bas…

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WHITE MOUNTAINS — Two small fires that occurred in Eagar and Show Low in the past week may point to an early start to the fire season. Both Navajo and Apache counties have experienced abnormally dry weather for months now, and the dry conditions have elevated the fire risk across the White M…

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Visiting the State Capitol on Jan. 24 for the Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association’s annual meeting and legislative rally, Navopache Electric Cooperative officials visited with Sen. Sylvia Allen. Pictured from left are: CEO Chuck Moore, Dist. 7 Board Member Bill Arendell, Sen.…

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Jaden Ornelas, 17, (pictured with his mother Lindsay) has had high-functioning autism his entire life and epilepsy for the past six years. His doctors and family are concerned that even with changes and adjustments to his medications, his seizures are not controlled. As he approaches adultho…

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During the 1870’s the railroads were extremely powerful. The transcontinental railroad had been completed, and looking for more ways to gain power and money, the railroad barons joined forces to complete their dominance over rail traffic to the Pacific.

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SHOW LOW — How do I to talk to your teen about drugs/alcohol? How do I talk to my parents about drugs/alcohol? What is addiction? How do I say no? Why should I say no? Is it really harmful? How do I say no? These are some of the questions the Parent-Teen University will address and answer. N…

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A workshop scheduled for Thursday in Apache County will take the next step towards solutions for the county’s food deserts and hunger issues. The District 3 Access to Food Workshop is a follow-up to an all-day workshop held in November.

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WHITE MOUNTAINS — There is light at the end of the internet connection, at least for schools and libraries.

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VERNON — A house fire erupted about 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, near Vernon at #56 Apache County Road 3177, a quarter-mile south of U.S. 60.

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The moon sets over Navajo County during a total lunar eclipse in the early morning hours Wednesday. In a trifecta that hasn't been seen since 1866 the moon was a super moon, a blood moon and blue Moon all at once. A blue moon occurs when there are two full moons in a month. A super moons is …

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Corey Petersen will talk about "Making & Using Kombucha at the free noontime presentation Saturday, Feb. 10, at Lodestar Farmers Market. Learn how to make this medicinal, great-tasting tea and how it can bolster your overall health, especially during this cold and flu season. Market hour…

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The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board members met following their regular monthly meeting Jan. 16 to develop interview questions for the candidates and finalize the presidential interview schedule.

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SHOW LOW — “Living healthier longer starts with what you put in your mouth,” says Pamela Lizardi, instructor for a series of new, noncredit Get Healthy workshops at Northland Pioneer College’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays this spring.

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ALPINE — A 20-year-old Apache County woman died in a fire Jan. 21 at a mobile home located on Blue River Road.

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SHOW LOW — Lodestar Farmers Market welcomes Dr. Cherylee Lisonbee, chiropractor, neurotherapist, BioResonance practitioner, speaking on "New Approaches to Health" during its free noontime presentation Saturday, Feb. 3.

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SHOW LOW — The former chairman and his executive board have filed a civil lawsuit against the current leadership of the of the Navajo County Republican Committee alleging an “illegal election to take over” the NCRC.

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World Heritage International Student Exchange program is seeking representatives to work with volunteer host families and international exchange students in the community. 

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The Round Valley Senior Center, 356 S. Papago in Springerville, offers meals in the dining room Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and are partially funded by NACOG and DES. Menu subject to change without notice. Meals on Wheels are provided Monday through Friday. Recommended donation for s…

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WHITE MOUNTAINS — Gov. Doug Ducey has caught the attention of Arizona’s teachers and educational leaders by pitching a plan to increase capital funding for schools to pre-2008 levels.

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PHOENIX — The sound of freedom over the West Valley, classic cars and the wonders of science and technology are celebrated in the newest batch of Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division specialty license plates.

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This week’s story is about a Quaker who became an Indian agent, and how he discovered that sometimes friendly persuasion needs to be augmented with sternness.

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