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Most of Northeastern Arizona entering emergency fire restrictions April 22

HolBrook, Az (April 18, 2014)— – Earlier than usual extreme fire conditions are prompting emergency and fire managers in northeastern Arizona to enact emergency fire restrictions in the coming week, which will limit use of campfires and open-flame cook stoves on public lands to designated areas only, and provide limits for the use of spark-igniting equipment and operations.

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Navajo County Board of Supervisors Adopts New Outdoor Fire Ordinance

HolBrook, Az (March 25, 2014)— In preparation for northeastern Arizona's upcoming fire season, the Navajo County Board of Supervisors today approved a new Outdoor Fire Ordinance for unincorporated areas of Navajo County, which redefines what activities are allowed outdoors during fire restrictions, refines the process for moving among the levels of fire restrictions, and sets forth the civil and criminal penalties for violations.

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NAVAJO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CONDUCTS CPR TRAINING

HolBrook, Az—Navajo County Sheriff's Deputies are continuing a very aggressive training and certification agenda during the 2014 calendar year. The Sheriff's Office has already conducted rifle and shotgun qualifications during the month of February, and now they are just putting on the final touches to a rigorous CPR certification which is required every other year for deputies.

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Navajo County Moves to New Technology for Job Applications

HolBrook, March 11,2014—Navajo County has launched a new software system to improve the hiring process for job seekers looking for employment with the County. With the new system, job seekers are able to quickly apply online to numerous positions currently open via www.navajocountyaz.gov/hr/opportunities. Interested candidates can apply for current vacancies or sign up for new openings that become available.

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Navajo County Approves New Medical Insurance Model for County Employees

HolBrook, Az(March 11, 2014) —Over the past year, Navajo County and Summit Healthcare have been focused on finding a new healthcare model for the County. The goal has been to improve the delivery of services to County employees, and reduce the overall costs to both the employee and the County. After months of rigorous and in-depth analysis, consultation, negotiations and planning, all eyes were on the Navajo County Board of Supervisors today as they considered a comprehensive presentation of the findings and recommendations regarding the County's healthcare options, and what steps could be taken to improve the organization's delivery of healthcare benefits in the near and long term. The Board voted unanimously to adopt a new self-insured model.

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$750,000 For Winslow Levee Included In President's 2015 Budget

Washington, DC(March 5, 2014) —Yesterday President Obama released his 2015 Budget, which includes a historic $750,000 authorization to complete the feasibility study of the Little Colorado River Levee at Winslow. This is the first time this project has been included in the President's budget that he submits to Congress each year.

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County Issues 2015 Property Notices Of Valuation

Holbrook, Az(March 4, 2014) —The 2015 Notices of Valuation were mailed February 28, 2014 to all property owners, according to Navajo County Assessor Cammy Darris. The notices reflect the Full Cash Value the Assessor's Office has placed on each parcel for the September 2015 Tax Bill.

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NAVAJO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ADOPT

HOLBROOK, AZ – February 25, 2014 – The Navajo County Board of Supervisors voted today to designate April 6 – 12, 2014 as "National Crime Victims' Rights Week" in advance of the 5th Annual Navajo County Victims' Rights Symposium, for which the County has received a $4,984 national grant.

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NACo Dental Program & Navajo County Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

HOLBROOK, AZ – (February 24, 2014) --Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA), sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) to raise awareness about the importance of oral health with messages and materials that have reached millions of people in communities across the country. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. And, moms and dads need checkups, too.

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Secretary Of State Ken Bennett Delivers Election Certificates To Navajo County Elections Officers

Holbrook, Ariz.(Feb. 3, 2014) —The Arizona Secretary of State, Ken Bennett, visited Navajo County on Monday, February 3, to personally certify many Navajo County officials as State Election Officers. As Arizona's Chief Election Officer, Secretary Bennett must ensure that the county personnel who run elections are competent to perform the work of an election officer, and have received education in the technical, legal and administrative aspects of conducting elections within the State of Arizona.

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