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New airline could be coming to Page

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
For the first time in more than 35 years, Great Lakes Airlines did not get a formal recommendation from Page City Council to fulfill the city's Essential Air Services contract.
Instead, the recommendation went to the California-based Boutique Air. If the name rings a bell, it's because Boutique was the airline that nearly supplanted Great Lakes as Page's EAS carrier
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Police to purchase new body cameras

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
The Page Police Department is continuing its recent streak of equipment upgrades with the purchase of new body cameras through TASER International Inc.
Yes, that's the same TASER that has branded and sold the eponymous electroshock weapon as a non-lethal weapon option to police departments for the last few decades.
TASER, which now sells a plethora of
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Dogs learn to sniff out quagga mussels at Lake Powell

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
If there is a bright side to Lake Powell being contaminated with quagga mussels, it's that it can serve as a place where dogs can get trained to sniff out quagga mussels. Which is exactly what happened last week.
Last week, a group of dog handlers from Alberta, Canada came to Lake Powell for six days and trained four dogs
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A wild mustang becomes a friend

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
For Jessie Yniquez, the hours she gets to spend working with her horses is the best part of her day. As she makes the rounds feeding, brushing and training her horses, she is accompanied by a couple of happy, rambunctious dogs.
Yniquez lives in the Estates with four horses, a pony, a goat and the dogs. The newest addition
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Chronicle to unveil new website April 3

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
From Staff Reports

After many months of behind-the-scenes work, the Lake Powell Chronicle is pleased to announce its new website will be unveiled April 3.
While there are a lot of changes with the new website, many things will stay the same. It can still be found at www.lakepowellchronicle.com, and almost every story that appears in the print addition
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Overlooking the void with Belle and the one who saved us both

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
As soon as we leave the pavement and turn onto the sandy, backcountry roads, we lock in the four wheel drive and roll down the windows to let the warm spring air blow through the Jeep. Dana sighs contentedly as the warm desert air blows over her, and our dog Belle, who is sitting in the backseat, hangs her head
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Suspect arrested in buried body case

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
The Page Police Department revealed last week it had arrested a suspect connected with a dead body buried in the backyard of a home on the 100 block of South Navajo Drive.
Recovered in November 2015, investigators say they believe 54-year-old Timothy Wayne Meek, a former resident of Page, buried the body of his stepfather, George Lewis Bartlett, after the
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The delicate, intense art of rescuing bees

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
Removing a swarm of bees from their home and transplanting them to a new home is kind of a combination of surgery and defusing a bomb.
Tom Geiger and Tracy Baker set up a table and laid out their tools on top of it like surgeons preparing to do surgery.
After preparing the tools and the new bee box --
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Fire chief: We must have more EMTs

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
Page Fire Chief Jeff Reed was even-toned but unflinchingly direct when he told Page City Council last week during a formal budget meeting, "we're getting to the point where we are exhausting all of our resources quite often."
Speaking about the department's increasing call load serving the increasing influx of visitors, Reed said to council the department desperately needs to
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District considering bond issue

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
Despite the passing of Prop. 123 last year, Arizona public schools -- especially K, 12 -- continue to struggle in the wake of further legislative budget cuts to their capital funds. These funds are typically used to pay for large-scale infrastructure repairs, school buses and technology upgrades. Many districts are turning to bond and override proposals to pay for desperately
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Glen Canyon, Rainbow Bridge visitation up 29 percent

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017
Visitation to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument increased 29.3 percent in 2016.
2016 saw 753,000 more visitors to the parks than the previous year.
Total visitation reached 3,325,894, which marked the highest number of visitors since 1993. Of those visitors, 1.4 million stayed in Glen Canyon overnight.
Some of last year's visitation increase is
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