Nearly all national park sites to close during government shutdown
Hown is Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Most national park sites would be shuttered if a government shutdown begins this weekend, the Interior Department says. (Photo courtesy National Park Service)
Lady Roadrunners split a pair of regular season games
The Lady Roadrunners split a pair of regular season matches last week prior to playing in the Epic Tourney Invitational over the weekend. Playing both matches on the road they were victorious in Blue Ridge on Tuesday night winning the match in five games 3-2. Returning to the White Mountains on Thursday for a matchup with Show Low, they couldn’t keep that momentum going suffering a loss in three straight games 21-25, 20-25 and 12-25.
Archaeology society honors Darlene Brinkerhoff
Darlene Brinkerhoff of Holbrook has been honored as an outstanding avocational archaeologist by the Society of American Archaeology (SAA) with the annual Crabtree Award. Since the 1980’s, Brinkerhoff has been a dedicated avocational archaeologist and has been very active as a volunteer in Northern Arizona, with a focus on the Middle Little Colorado River Valley. She has worked with various agencies including the Arizona State Land Department, the Coconino and at the Apache-Sitgreaves national forests, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Arizona State Parks, the University of Arizona, Arizona State Museum, the Petrified Forest National Park, and the Bureau of Land Management and private landowners. She has directed her own petroglyph recordings at various parks and has assisted other petroglyph recorders with their recordings in forests and national parks throughout the state, and has been an Arizona Site Steward for 34 years, assisting with the protection of cultural landscapes.
Roadrunners pick up their first two wins
In a rare week for Holbrook football the Roadrunners played two varsity games this past week, picking up their first two wins of the season in the process. After going winless through the non-region or freedom part of their schedule Holbrook opened region play on Monday night with a 44-0 win over a struggling Sanders Pirates team. Sanders came into the game winless and early on it was obvious they would remain that way.
Roadrunners fall short in match against Lobos
Holbrook’s boys soccer team sandwiched a pair of losses around one victory in three matches played last week. On Monday, their makeup game with Snowflake played at Roadrunner Stadium but didn’t go well as they were shut-out by the Lobos 5-0. The following day Holbrook bounced back with an 8-0 shut-out win over the Cardinals in St. Michaels. Hosting Northland Prep on Thursday, Holbrook was beaten by visiting Northland Prep by a final of 9-1.
Lobos’ soccer has a winning week
The Lobos boys soccer team put together a solid week, picking up two region wins along with two tournament victories at the Chino Cup tournament. They opened the week on Monday, playing a make-up game in Holbrook where they shut out the Roadrunners, 5-0. Hosting Show Low two days later they upended the Cougars by a final of 4-1.
Nancy Mary Kempton, 82, of Holbrook, passed away on Sept. 21, 2023, in Flagstaff. A visitation will be held from 10-10:45 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 29, at the Joseph City LDS Chapel, located at 8181 Westover Ave., in Joseph City. Funeral services honoring Nancy will immediately follow the visitation, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Kempton Family Plot near Holbrook.
Go time traveling at the Holbrook Museum
The historic Navajo County Courthouse in the center of Holbrook continues to be a captivating window into northeastern Arizona’s rich history. Located on old Route 66, the courthouse is home to the Navajo County Historical Society and Museum. With over 70 exhibits, the museum has been described by visitors...
HPD Thefts Sept. 13-19, 2023
The Holbrook Police Department received seven reports of theft during the period of Sept. 13-19, according to dispatcher reports. At 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, an employee of Safeway, located at 702 W. Hopi Drive, reported the theft of alcohol valued at $32.82. At 11:39 a.m. on Saturday, Sept....
HPD Collisions Sept. 14-19, 2023
Two collisions were investigated by Holbrook police officers during the period of Sept. 14-19, according to dispatcher reports. At 6:56 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, a two-vehicle, non-injury collision occurred on Third Street and Navajo Blvd. The vehicles involved were a white Chevy four-door truck with an unknown driver and a 2022 Ram 1500 truck owned by Jason Castillo, 44, of Holbrook. According to the report, the truck struck the Ram that was parked along Third Street and fled the scene. The Ram sustained damages and the owner of the Chevy was not located as of press time.
Hazel Harris, 83, passed away September 20, 2023, in Woodruff, Arizona. Hazel was born in Arling, Idaho August 15, 1940, to Samuel and Eva Potts. Hazel loved fishing and camping and gardening. Her favorite pastime was spending time with family.
Hazel Ann Potts Harris, 83, returned to her Heavenly Home, Sept. 20, 2023, at her home in Woodruff, surrounded by family. The daughter of Samuel Edward Potts and Eva Afton Potts, Hazel was born in Arling, Idaho, Aug. 15, 1940. Hazel enlisted in the Women’s Army Corp in August 1958,...
Rainbow Rock Shop Dinosaurs in Holbrook, Arizona
Somewhere over the rainbow on Route 66 you’ll find this enchanting roadside attraction: the Rainbow Rock Shop Dinosaurs in Holbrook, Arizona. Rock and petrified wood shops abound in eastern Arizona. It only makes sense as it’s a commodity that is prolific in the area, especially within the popular Petrified Forest National Park.
Northland Pioneer College announces bachelor’s degree in early childhood
HOLBROOK, Ariz. —Applications open Oct. 1 for entry into the new Early Childhood Education bachelor’s degree program. Northland Pioneer College (NPC) has received accreditation approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Arizona Department of Education for its first bachelor's degree program. The new Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education (BAS-ECE) degree will be offered at all NPC campus locations this upcoming spring 2024 semester. Applications for admission to the program open Oct. 1.
Beauty queen returns for a hometown visit
Photo by Lisa Salazar Former Holbrook resident and Holbrook High School Class of 2018 graduate Sukie Cheema was recently crowned Miss World America Arizona, a beauty competition that selects the representative for Arizona in the Miss World America pageant. Cheema now resides in Buckeye but she recently paid her hometown a visit and stopped in to visit with residents at the Holbrook Senior Citizens Center. Pictured are (left to right) Cheema and residents Gibson Nez, Nellie Tso and Harrison Gorman.
HUSD seeks to continue override that has been key to student development
The Holbrook Unified School District (HUSD) No. 3 Governing Board met last Tuesday, during which Superintendent Dr. Robbie Koerperich provided an outline on the use of the Maintenance and Operations Override and accept public comment concerning override funding as the override will be included on the November ballot. Over the past 35 plus years the district has had public support for the override, which needs to be approved by the voters every five years. Koerperich noted that the override can be requested as high as 15% but the district has kept it at 10% since 1989.
HPD Thefts Sept. 6-12, 2023
The Holbrook Police Department received two reports of theft during the period of Sept. 6-12, according to dispatcher reports. At 3:15 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, an employee of Maverik, located at 1301 Navajo Blvd., reported the theft of consumable goods valued at $8. At 7:27 a.m. on Monday, Sept....
Lady Roadrunners take part in tourney
Holbrook participated in the Be Like Nat Tournament over the weekend, joining 14 other teams in the two-day event. The Roadrunners were placed into a pool with two familiar foes, Tuba City and Chinle. Holbrook had played both teams in regular season play just two weeks ago, dropping both matches in five-game sets.
Roadrunners compete in Woodbridge Classic
Holbrook’s boys’ cross country team competed in the multi-state Woodbridge Classic held in Orange County, Calif., over the weekend. Holbrook competed in the White Varsity Boys division where they placed sixth as a team, with 276 team points. Individually the team was paced by Ian Masayesva who finished seventh overall, with a time of 15:49. Leyton Tom was 26th; Kenneth Nez, 42nd; Rylan Bia, 99th; Trevor Taylor, 116th; Tristen Attakai, 129th; and William Nez placed 145th in the race.
Lady Roadrunners looking for a win
The Lady Roadrunners soccer team is still looking for that first regular season win. Last week they fell to visiting Northland Prep on Monday evening by a final of 9-0. The boys’ Roadrunner soccer team was hosting Snowflake on Wednesday last week in a match that had to be suspended due to inclement weather with the score tied at 1-1 in the first half. By rule, since the match had not reached the second half, the two teams would have had to start the match all over when they met in Holbrook on Monday afternoon.