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Former Arizona HS champion wrestler, football player paralyzed in rollover car accident  AZCentral

Dallyn Despain, who was an all-state football player and a state champion wrestler at Heber Mogollon, was left paralyzed in a rollover car accident.

Lady Mustangs are champions of 1A basketball  White Mountain Independent

The Mogollon High School girls basketball team made a commitment to get serious about their program when Jim Maner took over as head coach four years ...

Parade returns to Heber/Overgaard  White Mountain Independent

HEBER/OVERGAARD — The parade is back. A hiccup last year in the signature event that brings people from all over, the July 4 parade down State Route 260, ...

WM robots ready to invade Flagstaff  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Interest in robotics is climbing and White Mountain area students and schools are getting involved by creating their own robotics teams.

Five area schools earn top grades  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Five area schools in four districts earned prestigious “A” grades from the Arizona Board of Education's annual assessment of school ...

Mogollon's Ballesteros named 1A Central Offensive Player of the Year  White Mountain Independent

HEBER — The Mogollon High School varsity softball team had 10 players named to the Arizona Interscholastic Association's All-1A Central teams, which were ...

Fred Phillips  White Mountain Independent

Arizona native Fred Edward Phillips, 72, died Nov. 29, 2018 in Pinetop surrounded by his family. He was born March 10, 1946 in Flagstaff to Fred and Mary Ruth ...

Police arrest 12-year-old in connection with school threat  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Police arrested a 12-year-old Lakeside boy Monday, Aug. 13, in connection with what police called a credible threat to Show Low Junior High ...

Navajo County Republican Party elects new officers  White Mountain Independent

SNOWFLAKE — Thirteen months and one midterm election after the head of the Republican Party in Arizona removed Steve Slaton as chairman of the Navajo ...

Winter snows damp down drought  White Mountain Independent

Each passing week brings the White Mountain region a a little closer to a time many people dread: fire season.

Steven Sims  White Mountain Independent

White Mountain Lakes resident Steven Rowland Sims, 58, died Aug. 16, 2018, at his home from stomach cancer. He was born Feb. 5, 1968 in California.

Big plans for Just a Little Ranch  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — At Just a Little Ranch on Bourdon Ranch Road in Show Low, there's a lot of work going on. After leasing the property for a year, Mica.

ADOT denies permit, Heber/Overgaard cancels July 4th parade  White Mountain Independent

HEBER/OVERGAARD — A decades-long signature event that kicks off the Independence Day holiday weekend won't be happening this year.

Heber-Overgaard accident kills husband, wife  White Mountain Independent

HEBER/OVERGAARD — A Phoenix husband and wife died in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 260 on Sunday, May 31, in Heber/Overgaard.

Local 12 year-old girl starts project to help other girls  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS —What do you do when it's that time of the month and you don't have the sanitary supplies you need?

White Mountain kids awarded in science fair  White Mountain Independent

Moving Marbles,” “The Copper Caper,” “Free Falling” and “Go Bananas” are not titles to current movies at the local theaters. These are titles of some of the super ...

Mogollon's Slade named to All-Div. 6 1st team  White Mountain Independent

HEBER — The all-state football teams for Division 6 have been announced and Mogollon has one first team selection and three second team selections.

Animated Spider-Man fun for all ages  White Mountain Independent

This fab-o week for movie buffs will send me into the dark on your behalf four times in a week and a day. Last Friday I saw the new Clint.

Sequoia Village Schools kicks off grad season | Navajo  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Sequoia Village School became the first in the White Mountains to officially launch the high school graduation season.

Judge rules in favor of Show Low EMS ambulance services contract  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — In an nearly three-year court battle that's been more akin to a boxing match, Show Low Emergency Medical Services (SLEMS) appears to have ...

Bill Young Jr.  White Mountain Independent

William (Bill) Ray Young Jr., 76, died April 25, 2018 surrounded by his wife and family. He was born July 14, 1941 in Phoenix to the late William Ray Young,

Monsoons in the air | Fire Season  White Mountain Independent

The monsoon officially starts today — and sure enough the weather forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of rain today and an 80 percent chance tomorrow in ...

Border wall is affordable  White Mountain Independent

There has been little change in border problems for the last 30 years or so. Senators and representatives have promised to exert their considerable influence in ...

Ropin' in business: For Bison Town's Bill Carnes, it's all in the timing  White Mountain Independent

HEBER — Though real estate was not what Bill Carnes studied in school, he was attracted to it and has done quite well with it.

Veterans thrive as wildland firefighters  White Mountain Independent

SPRINGERVILLE — Only 7.3 percent of all Americans have served in the U.S. military and wildland firefighting has become a popular career with many veterans ...

Hogan leaving Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest  White Mountain Independent

PHOENIX — He's developed a reputation as sort of a thorn in the side of state officials.

No closure for family of missing postal worker  White Mountain Independent

SNOWFLAKE-TAYLOR — March 29 will be the 15-year anniversary of the mysterious disappearance of 66-year-old postal worker June Goodman from her ...

Snowflake takes top prize at Mogollon  White Mountain Independent

HEBER - With nine wrestlers that finished third or better, Snowflaketook first place at the Mogollon Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28.

NPC Friends and Family Scholarship Golf Tournament draws top players  White Mountain Independent

One of the fastest growing sports in the world, disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use flying discs or ...

WMAT selling cords of firewood for $5, $10 | Navajo  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — The White Mountain Apache Tribe is coming to the rescue for people who have a hard time being able to afford firewood for heating ...

Allergies hitting early this year  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — A wet winter, coupled with rising temperatures, has many people sneezing this time of year — and medical sources say allergy ...

No archery hunting within a quarter-mile of buildings in Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP — The Arizona Game & Fish Department wants to remind archery deer hunters that Game Management Unit (GMU) 3B South, within the municipal ...

AZ Game & Fish reviews their activities with the P-L Council  White Mountain Independent

Although the Arizona population keeps climbing, the number of hunting and fishing licenses sales are dramatically declining.

Ranchers, livestock producers eligible for drought disaster assistance  White Mountain Independent

HOLBROOK — Ranchers and livestock producers in Navajo and Apache counties may be eligible for 2018 drought disaster assistance.

Four East teams win and advance to 3A Baseball state tournament  White Mountain Independent

Teams from the 3A East region did well in Friday's divisional play-in games and received berths in the AIA's 3A State Baseball Championships, which begin this ...

Bravery, commitment and human kindness recognized  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Show Low Elks Lodge 2090 recognized and paid homage to local law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMT's, paramedics and all first ...

Year in review: Top stories of 2015  White Mountain Independent

Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series reviewing the top stories of 2015. These are for the months of January through June. Look for July through ...

Police warn that APS scam making rounds again  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Show Low Police are warning utility customers that an Arizona Public *Service* scam is again making its way around town.

Black Mesa Ranger District roads, recreation areas open to the public  White Mountain Independent

SPRINGERVILLE — Forest Road 300, the Rim Lakes Recreation Area, including Woods Canyon and Bear Canyon Lakes are now all open. The Woods Canyon ...

Arizona Rangers celebrate 60 years of service Nov.18 | County News  White Mountain Independent

The Arizona Rangers, originally established by the territorial Governor and Legislative Assembly in 1901 and re-established Nov. 22, 1957, will celebrate its ...

Care1st Health Plan Arizona awarded Medicaid contract  White Mountain Independent

PHOENIX and TAMPA, Fla. — Care1st Health Plan Arizona, Inc. (Care1st Arizona), a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, announced today that ...

Apache fashion show highlights tradition  White Mountain Independent

FORT APACHE — Arrowhead Cafe & Marketplace held its annual Camp Dress Fashion Show to celebrate Apache Heritage on March 30.

Judge rules for Copperstate  White Mountain Independent

HOLBROOK — A Navajo County Superior Court Judge ruled Nov. 9 in favor of Copperstate Farms and the town of Snowflake, rejecting a request for a temporary ...

Concho's, Richard Blodgett sees clear skies ahead as he leaves his past behind  White Mountain Independent

Richard met me outside his trailer, shortly after the rain began. “This isn't rain,” he said, “I'm from Washington State.” Behind a wooden structure he invited me to, ...

DeCross retires from Navajo County Attorney's Office  White Mountain Independent

NAVAJO COUNTY — The Navajo County Attorney's Office in Show Low was the scene of a bittersweet event March 8.

Odyssey of the Mind students moving on to world finals  White Mountain Independent

On April 6, four teams representing Blue Ridge middle and junior high schools competed in the state Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at Canyon Del Oro High ...

Snowflake-Taylor Police Lt. Robert Martin obtains CPM designation  White Mountain Independent

SNOWFLAKE — Lt. Robert “Bobby” Martin, of the Snowflake/Taylor Police Department, graduated June 20 from the Arizona State University Bob Ramsey ...

Show Low teen drowns while crossing Clear Creek  White Mountain Independent

WINSLOW — A 17-year-old Show Low teenager drowned while trying to swim across Clear Creek Reservoir.

Fair chase: Hunt hard, hunt fair  White Mountain Independent

Fair Chase is the ethical, sportsmanlike and lawful pursuit and take of free-range wildlife in a manner that does not give a hunter or an angler improper or unfair ...

RECALLING THE 'GREATEST'  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — I only saw him once, but the image stuck. Early one summer morning in 1976 I was driving to work from Pinetop to my lookout tower at.

Mogollon vs. Scottsdale Prep Football - A Photo Gallery  White Mountain Independent

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Cultural event raises funds for young Apache women  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS – “An Evening of Apache Culture” has become an annual event for the Native Women Scholars Inc. non-profit organization.

Linden man barricades himself, shots fired  White Mountain Independent

LINDEN — A 28-year-old man is in jail after pointing a handgun at officers trying to serve search and arrest warrants on him.

Young men reaching out to Jews in small towns  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — A couple of “Roving Rabbis” came through Show Low last week to help booster the local Jewish connection.

Preserving memories for generations to come | Movers And Shapers  White Mountain Independent

SPRINGERVILLE — In February 2014 Ginger and Allen Harding came to check on their house in Alpine. Allen noticed that Sam Madariaga, owner of El Rio ...

WMAT rolls out new tribal transit system  White Mountain Independent

FORT APACHE RESERVATION — Transportation issues on the Fort Apache Reservation have become much easier now that the White Mountain Apache Tribe ...

Time to shut down Pat Mullen Cinder Pit to shooting  White Mountain Independent

With the recent grand opening of the Second Knoll Target Range just east of Show Low, it is a good time to end target shooting at Pat Mullen Cinder Pit.

World War II Marine Corps vet turns 100  White Mountain Independent

With Veteran's Day, it's only appropriate to celebrate that there are still some World War II veterans around to thank for their *service*.

Pie-in-face event raised $4200 for St. Jude  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Mykaela Rilea, manager at the Shell gas station on the northwest corner of White Mountain and Woolford roads, was looking for that proverbial ...

Leptospirosis ID'd in 2 Navajo County dogs | County News  White Mountain Independent

NAVAJO COUNTY — Navajo County Communications Manager Adam Wolfe sent out an announcement Feb. 21 informing residents that two cases of ...

PL resident nabs Miss Arizona Teen Queen title  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Samantha Crespo, the 18-year-old daughter of Valerie Crespo of Pinetop-Lakeside, has been selected to represent Arizona at the 2015 ...

500 attend WMAT Education College Fair  White Mountain Independent

WHITERIVER — The White Mountain Apache Tribe Education Department hosted the 29th Annual College and Career Fair March 17 at the Chief Alchesay ...

City appoints manager amid claims of misconduct  White Mountain Independent

HOLBROOK — The appointment of an interim city manager Tuesday was met by citizen claims and council member suggestions of ongoing misconduct by ...

Tri Star logging a family business  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Born into a logging family, and now a fifth-generation logger, Steve Reidhead decided to get his accounting degree.

Police, schools watching 'Juggalos' - Classified as gang in Arizona  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Juggalos consider themselves a family and fans of a rap group's music. But due to reported criminal acts by some of them, Show Low school ...

Ski for free at Sunrise Park Resort Monday  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Ski or snowboard for free at Sunrise Park Resort Monday, Feb. 29. “We are blessed with an extra day on the calendar this year and want ...

Cibecue boys notch 1st win  White Mountain Independent

(Cibecue) Dishchii'Bikoh's McCalvin Miller drives to the hoop past Mogollon defender Justin Bullmore for two of his team-high 25 points as the Wildcats defeated ...

Agencies raid businesses, homes in Sanders, Chambers  White Mountain Independent

On Jan. 21, detectives from the Apache County Cooperative Enforcement Narcotics Taskforce, ACCENT, along with deputies from the Apache County Sheriff's ...

Judge announces bid to retain office  White Mountain Independent

Judge Bob Higgins was appointed by Governor Jan Brewer in February, 2012 in Division II of the Navajo County Superior Court. Judge Higgins recently ...



Pickup, trailer flip over on Highway 60  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — The driver of a Dodge pickup towing a double axle travel trailer was transported to Summit Healthcare with bleeding injuries to the top of his ...

Becky Barris Memorial All-Star Softball Games North offense overwhelms South in sweep  White Mountain Independent

The North all-stars belted 31 hits and scored 27 runs two sweep the South squad in a pair of eight-inning games during the Arizona Coaches Association ...

Thanksgiving food boxes help 50 needy families  White Mountain Independent

Students and staff at Show Low High School helped give 50 local families a happy Thanksgiving with the preparation and donation of food boxes Nov. 20.

Tribe introduces public to WMATCO Sept. 11  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — FATCO is no longer. However, WMATCO, its replacement company, will be opening soon. That's the good news. The news that takes ...

Overseas Aircraft Support closing offices  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Overseas Aircraft Support announced to their employees March 31 that they will be closing their local operations, consolidating them at ...

Play bingo Mondays at Pinetop Lakes Country Club  White Mountain Independent

Bingo continues every Monday at the Pinetop Lakes Country Club with a growing number of players. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for drinks and bar menu.

There's plenty to do this Fourth of July in Tucson  Arizona Daily Star

When the Independence Day falls on a Monday, it's easy to stretch the long holiday weekend just a little longer. Here are some suggestions for celebrating.

WolfHurst Tae Kwon Do members advance in black belt ranking  White Mountain Independent

Black belts Terri Hurst, Wade Stoddard, Robb Troutman, and Kevin Coons traveled to Chicago to test for advancement in tae kwon do. Grand Master Kyung Sun ...

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