Apache County, AZ

Apache County, AZWMI Central

S-E chamber hosting business workshops

The Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce will host opportunities to help people new or current business owners. The following workshops are available to everyone in southern Apache County:. • Researching business ideas. • Creating a business plan. • Choosing the legal status of an organization. • How to apply for...
Saint Johns, AZWMI Central

Barrels of fun in St. Johns

ST. JOHNS — Barrel racing can be extremely exciting, rewarding and thrilling for the rider and the horse. But it also takes so much preparation, practice and patience from the rider and the horse to run a perfect pattern as well as a perfect time. The Southwest Barrel Racing Association...
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Navajo County, AZWMI Central

Emergency Management warns of illegal fires

This past week on the Apache/Sitgreaves Forest there were 23 illegal campfires, including one that was abandoned and two human caused fire starts that are under investigation. In addition, there were three lightning caused fire starts. The Navajo County Office of Emergency Management wants to reiterate to both our local...
Apache County, AZWMI Central

RV coach Bell leaves football program

Round Valley football coach Marcus Bell has resigned, according to Round Valley Schools' Facebook page. Bell submitted his resignation as football coach and physical education teacher as Tuesday's school board meeting. Bell had been the Elks' coach for 10 years and was named 2A Conference coach of the year for the 2019 season.
Apache County, AZWMI Central

Special memorial held for Abram Chavez Hunt

A memorial service will take place for a beloved Apache County Sheriff’s Office who died in 2017. On June 12, Abram (Abie) Chavez Hunt will be honored at a St. Johns City Park ramada for his gallant 27 years of service to the Apache County Sheriff’s Office. Hunt was also a US Marine (2nd Battalion) and a Vietnam veteran. He earned three Purple Hearts in Vietnam.
Navajo County, AZWMI Central

Navajo County supervisors briefed on rising fire danger

The frightening fire danger faced by Navajo and Apache county was underscored this week by a small fire in Heber that consumed an acre of brush and trees in less than 10 minutes, Navajo County’s Fire Restrictions Coordinator Catrina Jenkins warned the board of supervisors. All of Navajo and Apache...
Apache County, AZWMI Central

Knippen named Vernon Elementary principal

The Vernon Elementary School District has announced Chad Knippen as its new superintendent/principal. Knippen will assume his leadership duties beginning July 1. Knippen brings with him experience and leadership qualities developed from his 25 years in education. For 18 years he worked in public education as a teacher and administrator.