Holbrook, AZ — Navajo County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Jonathan M. Nez took the stage at the recent Northland Pioneer College Commencement proceedings to cap off the festivities of the 2013 graduating class.
HOLBROOK, AZ — Beginning May 23, 2013 at 12:01 a.m., the Navajo County Outdoor Fire Ordinance 01-13, Section Seven (7) Emergency Fire Restrictions will be activated. NO OPEN OUTDOOR FIRES WILL BE ALLOWED for the unincorporated areas in and around Pinetop-Lakeside, Show Low, Linden, Pinedale, Claysprings, Heber-Overgaard, Chevlon Retreat, Chevlon Acres, White Mountain Lake and Snowflake-Taylor, Woodruff, Holbrook, Joseph City, Sun Valley, Goodwater, Adamana and Winslow. It will be unlawful to burn, start, ignite, build, attend, have, possess, maintain or use flammable or combustible materials. Any persons with existing Navajo County Open Burn Permits should be aware that burning is suspended until restrictions are no longer in place.
Whiteriver, Arizona – Four small, wildland fires have started on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation within the past few days. All fires have been started by lighting. Lightning strikes can generate fires that smolder and go unnoticed for days or weeks following a storm. BIA Fort Apache Agency Fire Management will be watching for any new smoke or fire sightings over the next few days.
Holbrook Az.> —The team at Navajo County Public Works, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, has been designated as the USACE South Pacific Division’s Planning Team of the Year for the work being done on the Feasibility Study for flood risk management in the Winslow, Ariz. area.
Is it possible to build a potash mine right beside Arizona’s treasured Petrified Forest National Park? Vancouver-based Passport Potash (PPI-V) believes so, and has in hand a new preliminary economic assessment that’s giving it the confidence to move the project forward.
(Washington,, D.C. April 22, 2013) —The National Association of Counties announced today the selection of Brad Carlyon, Navajo County Attorney, as one of twenty-four county leaders from across the United States to participate in the Tenth Annual County Leadership Institute, a rigorous four-day program offered in partnership with Cambridge Leadership Associates. Brad was nominated by Nicole Stickler, Executive Director of Arizona Association of Counties, as an official with a commitment to developing collaborative and innovative solutions to local issues. The Institute will meet at IBM’s Institute for Electronic Government in Washington, DC, from June 2—6, 2013.
Phoenix, AZ — On Monday, April 15, a delegation of representatives from the White Mountains descended on Phoenix to attend oral proceedings, and a public hearing, held by ADOT. The purpose of the meeting was to address the reclassification of SR 273 (which is the major route that connects HWY 260 to HWY 180 and allows travelers to access Sunrise Ski Park and Big Lake), and to address similar issues on state routes 473 and 261 (261 is the most direct link from Big Lake north to Eagar/Springerville). Currently, these state routes are classified for a 20,000 lbs weight limit, and officials and local residents are hopeful that the limit will be raised to 80,000 lbs in short order to accommodate the needs of local forest industry.
On Wednesday, March 21, Supervisor David Tenney spoke before the Arizona Senate’s committee on Government & Environment to support House Bill 2551 (HB2551) which removes language from Arizona statute requiring Arizona law enforcement officials to enforce certain federal rules related to off-highway vehicles (OHVs).
Conducted by:HAZARDOUS WASTE INSPECTIONS AND COMPLIANCE UNIT
HOLBROOK, AZ — Navajo County is extremely saddened to join with the rest of Arizona as we mourn the loss of one of our fallen heroes. Sgt. Jonathon D. Davis of the United States Marine Corp was recently killed in action in Afghanistan. We would like to express our condolences to the family, friends, members of the Kayenta community and the Navajo Nation as we mourn the loss of Sgt. Davis.