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SCC close to finishing Internet line

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Page residents who have been starved of modern Internet speeds for too long should be happy to hear South Central Communications confirmed Tuesday morning that it has completed its fiber optic Internet connection to Page -- four months ahead of schedule.
Page residents can now purchase speeds up to 1gigabit/second through SCC. And don't worry you're not going crazy, the

Brown gets inside look at Cuban healthcare, culture

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Last December, Janet Brown traveled to Cuba with a group of holistic health care workers and received an inside look into the Cuban healthcare system.
"It was very impressive!" she said.
Brown traveled with a group of nurses, healthcare workers and healers with the American Holistic Nurse Association and spent six days with them. Their Havana retreat included meeting with

4-H project completed ahead of schedule

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Page's 4-H students can get a head start on raising their animals this year as their new facility was completed a month ahead of schedule.
Officially unveiled last week, two new 14-foot by 80-foot stalls for raising pigs, chickens and other livestock were constructed with funds raised by Page's Canyon Club. The Canyon Club is a charitable organization that raises

Utah Governor signs resolution to shrink Grand Staircase

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Last Friday, Utah's Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed a resolution asking President Donald Trump to shrink the boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by as much as half.
Gov. Herbert wrote in a statement, "We must keep the vast size of this monument in perspective. Consider that the combined acreage of Utah's ‘Mighty Five' National Parks totals 840,589 acres.

Navajo president responds to NGS decision

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
Shortly after the owners of Navajo Generating Station announced they wanted to keep the plant open until the end of 2019, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye issued a statement saying he expected the plant to stay open until 2044 as previously agreed to.
Begaye said the Navajo Nation negotiated an amendment to their original agreement with the owners of NGS

Navajo Generating Station gets a short-term reprieve

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Navajo Generating Station may have received a three-year reprieve Monday.
The owners of NGS voted to keep the power plant open and running until the end of 2019, if they can reach an agreement with the Navajo Nation.
Currently, NGS has a lease with the Navajo Nation that expires at the end of 2019. To keep the plant operating until

O’Halleran pleased with NGS decision

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Two days before the owners of Navajo Generating Station voted to keep the plant open for close to three more years, Congressman Tom O'Halleran said all he wanted was time.
O'Halleran applauded the decision Monday, saying the choice to extend operations until the end of 2019 was a positive one for Page, the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe.

Arrest made in church burglary

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
An anonymous tip has led to the quick recovery of items stolen from Page's Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church last week -- including the church's Baldwin piano, an amplifier and a flat-screen television.
On Feb. 7, Page police officers responded to a home located on the 100 block of Calle Hermosa Street after receiving information that a subject was

True GRIT returning to action

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
The graffiti that sprouts up on Lake Powell's cliff walls is a rampant problem, and keeping it removed is an ongoing battle; like a gardener fighting weeds in a vegetable patch.
Rangers, archaeologists and volunteers with the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area have been aggressively fighting Lake Powell graffiti since 2004 with the launch of the GRIT (Graffiti Removal

Utah proposes to reduce Grand Staircase by half, rescind Bears Ears

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Last week Utah, legislators approved resolutions, which, if approved, would reduce the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by half its current size and rescind the newly created Bears Ears National Monument.
The resolution to shrink the Grand Staircase, known as HCR 12, was presented by Rep. Michael Noel and Sen. Ralph Okerlund.
In a separate resolution also presented last week,

NGS owners vote to keep plant open until 2019 - propose option for Navajo, Hopi tribes to then own and operate the facility

Modified: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
Utility owners of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) voted today to extend operations of the facility to the December 2019 end of its lease date if an agreement can be reached with the Navajo Nation.
This measure would preserve, for almost three years, continued employment at the plant, additional revenues for the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe. It also

Two Page wrestlers grappling for state titles today

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
Two Page High School wrestlers will be grappling for state titles today while a third will be fighting for a podium finish.
After the first day the 3A State Wrestling Tournament in Prescott, Page sits in sixth place out of 43 teams.
Dante Gracia will be competing for the state title at 113 pounds after winning three matches Friday. Gracia,

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