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SENATOR CHESTER CRANDALL PASSES AWAY WHILE HORSEBACK RIDING

HOLBROOK, AZ—August 4, 2014—Navajo County Sheriff's Officials have confirmed that Arizona State Senator Chester Crandall passed away Monday, August 04, 2014, while the Senator was horseback riding near Heber—Overgaard, AZ.

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Eastern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee Approves $902,000 in Project Proposals

Springerville, AZ (July 24, 2014)—The Eastern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) met on July 22nd and July 23, 2014 at the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Supervisor's Office. Twenty-nine projects were proposed by proponents in Apache, Gila, Graham, Greenlee and Navajo Counties. The committee heard presentations by many of the proponents and was able to make decisions that will fund $902,423.00 in projects for these five counties.

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Updated Status on Road Construction on Forest Service Road 249 to Big Lake

Springerville, AZ (July 21, 2014)—Construction on Forest Service Road (FSR) 249 will not hamper your travel to Big Lake. This project began July 7, and as of July 19th, the crew has begun to work on Saturdays, due to rain delays. The construction crews' hours of operation are dawn to dusk. The road will remain open and will not hamper the public's plans to camp, fish or recreate.

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All fire restrictions lifted on Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Springerville, AZ (July 8, 2014)—The Apache-Sitgreaves will proceed in lifting all current fire restrictions on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests as of 8:00 a.m. on July 8, 2014. Fire restrictions for Stage I and Stage II have been lifted on all five ranger districts.

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High Desert Healthcare Facility Opens to Serve County Employees

Holbrook (July 1, 2014)—Over the past year and a half, Navajo County and Summit Healthcare have been focused on finding a new healthcare model for Navajo County employees and their families. The goal has been to improve the access to health care and the delivery of health care services to County employees, while reducing the overall costs to both the employee and the County.

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United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Sitgreaves National Forest

Sitgreaves National Forest (June 11, 2014)—Stage III Fire Restrictions Order Number: 01-14-562

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Navajo County Supervisors Honor Last Original Code Talker

Navajo County (June 10, 2014)—Mr. Chester Nez, the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, died on Wednesday, June 4 at his son's Albuquerque home in New Mexico. Mr. Nez was 93 and reports indicate that he succumbed to issues associated with kidney failure.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE SITGREAVES NATIONAL FOREST STAGE III FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Holbrook, AZ (June 10, 2014)—PROHIBITIONS:

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NAVAJO COUNTY SUPERVISORS HONOR LAST ORIGIONAL CODE TALKER

Holbrook, AZ (June 10, 2014)—Mr. Chester Nez, the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, died on Wednesday, June 4 at his son's Albuquerque home in New Mexico. Mr. Nez was 93 and reports indicate that he succumbed to issues associated with kidney failure.

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Navajo County Presents Initial 2014-2015 Budget Proposal

Holbrook, AZ (May 27, 2014)—More than $2.1 million in federal and state revenue cuts present a significant challenge to Navajo County officials who must develop a balanced budget. On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, a preliminary FY14-15 general fund budget was presented to the Navajo County Board of Supervisors to outline the issues and address the problem.

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