Navajo County’s economy keeps bubbling along, although the unemployment rate, retail sales and housing prices continue to lag the statewide average.
The Forest Service is racing to complete controlled burns and managing a handful of wildfires to take advantage of the wet, cool conditions as the dangerous part of the fire season creeps towards us.
A bill to provide another $100 million to clean up some of the 500 abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Reservation continues to inch forward.
After conducting multiple classes for students about how to apply for scholarships along with a simplified online process for submitting applications, NPC Friends and Family received 49 applications for the fall 2023 semester. Scholarship winners included 33 continuing students and seven rec…
Five wildfires started across the state last week. None looks dangerous with the grasses still green and the fuels still relatively wet, but it may be a portent of things to come.
Arizona is in the forefront of states trimming coverage for the poor as it launches a process likely to boot 600,000 people off the rolls of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.
SPRINGERVILLE — The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is starting prescribed burns today through June 10, 2023. The following prescribed fires will be initiated if conditions and approvals allow:
Last week the Navajo County Board of Supervisors renewed its contract with the state and federal governments to maintain a locked, surveilled and temperature-controlled room to store antidotes to assorted nerve gas agents.
You got your drug dealer wheels, your 45-year-old forklift, your beat-up work truck, and just about everything you need to write the next country music hit.
The Navajo County Board of Supervisors last week approved a $625,000 contract with the state to support a pre-trial diversion program for drug offenders in hopes of reducing the mounting number of lethal overdoses.
Through a donation, Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District recently added to its arsenal of tools it uses to protect communities in the White Mountains.
The federal Bureau of Reclamation this week announced a new water rationing agreement that will have far-reaching implications throughout the Southwest, including the White Mountains.
The Navajo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved three new storage facilities for RVs and other items.
Navajo County’s effort to save the historic Pinedale School building took another step forward last week with the award of a contract to Johnson Walzer Associates.
The Navajo County Board of Supervisors this week approved big increases in the fees it charges for almost everything when it comes to plans and construction, the first such increase since 2010.
With the health of one of their founders declining, friends and volunteers at Walking Down Ranch and Veterans Village in Pinetop-Lakeside are heartbroken yet determined to carry on her legacy.
The painstakingly developed capacity to thin the forest and save communities like Show Low and Payson from wildfire is dangling by a long, thin, costly thread, say the loggers, mill operators and biomass burners who hold the key to staving off a disaster.
A bill to prevent a looming pay cut for wildlands firefighters and to improve benefits and working conditions has been introduced in Congress — the latest step in adapting to what’s become a year-round fire season.
The May 2023 meeting of Northeast Arizona Republican Women was held May 9 in Snowflake. David Clouse, sheriff of Navajo County, was the main speaker, and filled attendees in on matters of his history, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office and his vision for the future.
PHOENIX — Wi-Bwa Grey brings a unique perspective to Arizona’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Task Force: that of a survivor.
WHITERIVER — A local high school student has been awarded a two-year basketball scholarship to Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
A homeless man threading through traffic, hoping for a handout; a jail brimming with prisoners; another funeral for a teen who shot himself; another fentanyl overdose.
After years of living with the threat of flooding destroying everything they’ve struggled to build, Winslow residents might soon have reason to breathe more easily.
Navajo County sheriff’s deputies Timothy Tubbs and Jesus Estrada on Tuesday took some time out from answering odd, dangerous, unpredictable emergency calls to take a brief bow in front of the Navajo County Board of Supervisors.
Chapter 1. Leaving home, losing self
Navajo County will chip in $140,000 to help Pinetop-Lakeside build flood control works in a hilly, flood-prone neighborhood.
Navajo County’s Board of Supervisors this week approved new efforts to save lives in the face of a plague of opioid overdoses, which continue to affect about one new Navajo County resident every week.
The Navajo County Community Connection for Overdose Prevention is declaring Tuesday as National Fentanyl Awareness Day.
The Navajo County Board of Supervisors last week awarded a $284,000 contract to design bike paths, sidewalks and other safety and traffic flow features along a 16-mile stretch of Highway 260 between Show Low and the Hon-Dah Resort.
You don’t want to think about COVID any more, and that’s understandable. But the virus is essentially endemic, specially in Navajo and Apache counties, where cases are still rising and the death rate is way above the statewide average. And that’s mostly because we’re living in a state of den…
WINSLOW — K-9 Zolton is making life “ruff” for anyone suspected of drug crimes in Navajo County.
Since November, the Navajo County Major Crimes Apprehension Team has arrested 19 people allegedly involved with illegal drugs in the White Mountains.
The Navajo County Board of Supervisors accepted a $583,000 grant from the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Border Strike Force for half a dozen patrol cars, decked out with emergency lighting, computers, upgraded bumpers, lock boxes and accommodation for drug-sniffing dogs.
Navajo County will continue to chip away at overgrown areas in the White Mountains with the help of a grant from the Arizona Department of Forestry.
Navajo County Sheriff’s Office activity log for April 9-15. The arrestees are tracked alphabetically by last name, as they appear on the log.
HOLBROOK — The Navajo County Community College District Governing Board will conduct a Truth in Taxation and public budget hearing for consideration of the proposed budget for the 2023–24 fiscal year.
“It really is a few caring people who change the world,” said Betsyann Wilson, executive director of Northland Pioneer College Friends and Family, after Arizona Gives Day on April 4. By midnight, the nonprofit alliance had received $33,358 from 84 donors during the 24-hour competitive fundra…
SNOWFLAKE — Northern Pioneer College will host the 12th annual Navajo County Attorney’s Office Victims’ Rights Symposium on Wednesday.
A Winslow resident has been given the maximum allowable sentence for the second-degree murder of a father of two in 2020.
The Apache-Sitgreaves Forest has managed to round up and place 215 horses from the wild herd near Alpine and Springerville — but that’s barely keeping up with the accelerating population growth.
Navajo County’s economy in February clung to a low unemployment rate — about 4.8% — but struggled with falling retail sales.
The federal government charges grazing fees on public land that cover only a fraction of the cost of administering the program — much less mitigating the potential damage to riparian areas, according to a series of recent studies.
HOLBROOK — A Phoenix man visiting Baca Meadow, southwest of Heber, was arrested for aggravated assault Saturday.
Navajo County Sheriff’s Office activity log for April 3-5. The arrestees are tracked alphabetically by last name, as they appear on the log.
Drug companies and pharmacies have agreed to pay billions of dollars to state and local governments to reduce the soaring death toll from drug overdoses triggered by the reckless marketing of opioid painkillers dating back a decade.
It’s public health month in Navajo County, and there are a lot of events associated with it. So the Board of Supervisors last week combined every possible public health message into a single resolution, including cigarettes, decision making, alcoholism, Parkinson’s disease, autism, organ don…
You got your avocado and your ginger, and don’t forget your tofu, beets, cucumbers and lentils.
The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office recognized a group of staff members and civilians who have contributed to the safety and well-being of all residents in northern Arizona.
Long-overlooked DNA evidence led to the arrest of David Slade of Eager for entering the home of a 18-year-old girl, holding her against her will and sexually assaulting her. He escaped. The case went cold. But when a second DNA sample from a Utah rape went into the database, he was finally i…
Navajo County’s sheriff offered heartfelt praise for the county’s 911 dispatchers, who remain angels on the shoulders of every officer in the field.