Join Gregg Martinez and Judy Franz for Business Monday for all businesses and individuals from 9 to 10 a.m. This is open for any type of business.
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Tourism Tuesday is for businesses and individuals – related to tourism – from 10 to 11 a.m. You are welcome to join boy days. We will be discussing what is happening with slowing down for tourism and businesses with winter upon us. This is a zoom link and they are listed below. Hope you all can join us.
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Page Police Department’s Serving Our Seniors Program
The SOS Program is designed to allow our elderly community who live alone to call into the police department every morning to check their welfare. If you – or someone you know – is interested in this program, or for more information, please contact the Page PD Records Department at (928) 645-4107 or 645-4353.
Page Police Department’s 2020 Shop with a Cop canceled
The Page Police Department will not be participating in the annual Shop with a Cop this year due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. We hope we can work with the community to keep this program going next year. Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe.
Tuba City Christmas Food and Toy Distribution
When: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 from 9 a.m. to noon or until food runs out
Where: Western Navajo Fairgrounds in Tuba City, Arizona
This event is open to the public with the following requirements: You must bring a valid Arizona ID; you must be present; you must have room in your vehicle for at least 60 pounds of food; and you must stay in your vehicle. This will be a drive-thru operation to eliminate any physical contact. Absolutely no one is allowed to walk up to the site. Do not get out of your vehicles.
Keep your windows rolled up. This event will be presented by St. Mary’s Food Bank, the Tónaneesdizí Local Government, Tuba City Office of Diné Youth, the local CORE Team, the Navajo Nation Police Department, and the U.S. National Guard.
2021 Marketplace is open
The deadline to apply for health coverage is Dec. 15. Visit healthcare.gov for more information.
The Circle of Page Food Pantry
Distributing food supplies Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at St. David’s Episcopal Church (801 Aqua Ave.)
This is only a drive-through service, so remain in your vehicle and show ID for check in. Enter at Aqua Avenue side of church and follow the cones. You must register to receive food boxes, but supplemental items are available to all.
The Circle of Page Soup Kitchen
Free meals for all. Serving only on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church (801 Aqua Ave.).
This is only a drive-through service for to-go meals. Please stay in your vehicles and follow cones to drive-through. Enter at Aqua Avenue side of church and exit on Lake Powell Boulevard.
The Salvation Army Help Desk has reopened
Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at St. David’s Episcopal Church (801 Aqua Ave.). Help is available only by appointment. Please call 928-645-9533 to make an appointment.
Please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will call you back to make arrangements.
Inaugural Christmas Decorating Contest
Business and homes judging will be based on the outside of buildings. Hotels and motels judging will be based on your indoor lobby. Entry forms must be submitted by Dec. 9. Decoration must be in place by Dec. 12. Judging on Dec. 13. Winners will be declared Dec. 14. Entry forms are available at the Page Chamber at 5 S. Lake Powell Blvd. Information: (928) 645-2741.
Toys for Tots Christmas Toy Drive
Bring your donations to these locations before Christmas:
Page Public Library
479 S. Lake Powell Blvd.
Page Lake Powell Chamber
5 S. Lake Powell Blvd.
Bank of the West
480 N. Navajo Dr.
Courtyard by Marriott
600 Clubhouse Dr.
Lake Powell Ford
619 S. Lake Powell Blvd.
Santa Claus is coming to Page via Zoom
Santa Claus is coming to Page from the North Pole.
When: Dec. 19, 2020 from noon to 3 p.m.
Visit Santa via Zoom. Please email [email protected]
if you would like to register. Each child will be given up to 3 minutes to speak to Santa.
Family needs drive for The Circle of Page
This is a family needs drive for The Circle of Page food bank. Food items needed: Canned soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned fish, condiments, cereal, juice, pasta, rice and beans, peanut butter, oatmeal, crackers, and fruit snacks. Other items include, diapers, wipes, formula, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Drop-off location is at the City Hall (697) Vista Ave. from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday until Dec. 22.
Tourism industry Zoom meeting
The tourism industry meeting happens biweekly on Mondays (effective Sept. 14) from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. To join the Zoom meeting, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6997212741. The meeting ID is 699 721 2741
Navajo tribal parks to remain closed
The Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation announced on Aug. 17 that all tribal parks will remain closed per a public health order. The tribe reminds all people, including visitors to the Navajo Nation, to wear a mask in public.
Navajo Parks and Recreation incorporates guidance from the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Epidemiology Center, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for reducing the spread of infectious diseases; and encourages Navajos to practice physical and social distancing and demonstrates responsibility to protect themselves and others.
For more information pertaining to tribal park closures, contact Navajo Parks and Recreation at 928-871-6647 or email [email protected]
Catch fish, get paid
Beginning Nov. 11, 2020, we are teaming up with Arizona Game and Fish Department and our besties, Glen Canyon Conservancy, to ask your help with addressing the threat of brown trout in the Colorado River with an Incentivized Harvest, a program to reduce the growing population of brown trout in the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam.
The Incentivized Harvest will reward anglers $25 for the heads and entrails of each brown trout over 6 inches that is caught and removed from the river. There is no limit on the number of brown trout that can be retained and turned in for a reward. To be eligible for the reward, anglers must follow the guidelines available at go.nps.gov/trout25
All Arizona fishing regulations still apply, including Colorado River regulations where anglers must have a valid Arizona fishing license, follow catch limits on other fish, and use only artificial lures with barbless hooks.
Read more details on Arizona angling regulations and get your fishing license online at www.azgfd.com
Page Public Library
Food for fines
The Page Public Library’s “Food for Fines” is back. This will run through the end of the month. Bring in non-perishable, non-commodity foods to pay for your overdue fees.
Up to $3 in fines per overdue = 1 item
Up to $6 in fines per overdue = 2 items
Up to $9 in fines per overdue = 3 items
Up to $12 in fines per overdue = 4 items
Up to $15 in fines per overdue = 5 items and so on.
Note: 10 Ramen Noodle packages = 1 item
The Food for Fines is not applicable to lost, damaged or processing fees. Overdue fines only. Commodity foods are not accepted.
When: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning at 10 a.m.
Where: Page Public Library Facebook live
Meals for children
When: Monday through Friday.
You can pick up anytime during library business hours (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or during meal pickup from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This is for youngsters 18 and under.
Disney princess Christmas trees
Come into the library and guess which Disney princess our Christmas trees are decorated as. The Page Public Library staff decorated our Christmas trees like Disney princesses. Get a slip at the front desk and guess which princess each tree is and enter your guesses into our drawing to win a prize. Come any time during our normal business hours until Christmas Eve.
Write Santa a letter
You can drop off your own to be mailed off to Santa or write one at the library. If you drop off your own, please make sure you put your mailing address on the letter. Put your letter in our mailbox at the library before Dec. 14 so it can get to Saint Nicholas in time.
Gingerbread House take-home kit
Come and pick up a gingerbread house kit at the Page Public Library Children’s Department on Thursday, Dec. 17 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. You must register by calling 928-645-4270 or by stopping in and signing up at the front desk.
13th annual Page Public Library Toys for Tots Program
If you and your family or a family you know of are in need of extra magic this Christmas season, feel free to register for the Page Public Library’s Toys for Tots. Register your child/children 14 years and under either at the library or by calling 928-645-4270. The deadline to register is Dec. 10.
Grief Share takes place at the Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church (331 S. Lake Powell Blvd. in Page, Arizona). Sessions begin at 2 p.m. There is a $10 fee for all 13 sessions, which includes a workbook. Scholarships can be arranged. For more information, call (928) 212-0108. There are six more sessions left as of Dec. 2, 2020.
No Salvation Army bell ringing in Page this year
The Page Unit of the Salvation Army is in desperate need of a bell ringing coordinator. This person would need to find bell ringers and schedule them at participating stores.
Unfortunately, without a coordinator we will not be able to set up the red kettles for donations this year.
The red kettle campaign is the Salvation Army’s only fundraiser, so finding a coordinator is critical. Training will be available for anyone interested.
Please call Connie at 645-3932 or 660-3948 if you can help. Thank you.
Antelope Point public launch ramp closed, but ramp remains open for paddle sports and launching
The Antelope Point public launch ramp closed to motorized vessels due to seasonal fluctuations in water level at Lake Powell.
The ramp will remain open to the public for paddle sports and launching, retrieving, loading and unloading non-motorized watercraft. The lake’s changing water levels often result in closures of certain facilities in the fall or in the winter.
The trigger for closing Antelope public launch ramp is 3,590 feet of elevation above mean sea level.
Lower lake levels can create additional hazards to boaters when rocks that were previously underwater become exposed.
Additional closures may be necessary as water levels continue to fall. Castle Rock Cut and Bullfrog main launch ramp will close when water levels reach 3,580 feet above mean sea level. Some facilities on the lake may close for winter in the future. Keep up with what is open and what is closed at go.nps.gov/GLCAcurrent
More than 240,000 enrolled members of the Navajo Nation apply for Navajo CARES Fund Hardship Assistance Program
The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller has successfully processed applications for more than 240,000 enrolled members of the Navajo Nation for the Navajo CARES Act Hardship Assistance Program as of Nov. 23 through its online portal and paper applications.
The Office of the Controller Support Center has been working 10 to 12 hours a day and has 200 people working only on Hardship, according to Council Delegate Eugenia Charles-Newton, who represents Shiprock, New Mexico.
“Please don’t miss your validation call,” she said. “If you do, they will leave a message. So, call them back. Navajo translators are available for (elders). For questions, email [email protected]
Spread the word, not the virus.”
Navajo Nation facing ‘major health care crisis’ as COVID-19 surges in Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation issued new coronavirus restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals are becoming overwhelmed by an influx of patients.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez announced Thursday (Dec. 3, 2020) an extension of a lockdown order that requires all residents to stay at home and on the Navajo Nation unless obtaining essential food, medication, and other supplies; as well as exemptions for essentials workers.
The Navajo Department of Health reported 168 new cases with two new deaths on Dec. 4, 2020. The total of confirmed cases is 17,495 with 665 deaths.
“We have been in a state of emergency since the pandemic began here on the Navajo Nation,” Nez said in a statement, “but that has now elevated to a major health care crisis. Our health care experts are now saying that the current wave or surge is far more severe and troublesome than the wave that we saw in April and May, perhaps four or five times larger according to projections.
“Our medical experts on the front lines are pleading with all of our Navajo people to stay home as much as possible in order to reduce and isolate the spread of COVID-19. We have not yet seen the full extent of this second wave, but we do know that the severity of this second wave relies completely on our individual actions. Because of this unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases, we are extending the stay-at-home lockdown for three additional weeks beyond Dec. 6 and it will include 57-hour weekend lockdowns every weekend through Dec. 28.”
Winter season changes at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA – Visitors to Lees Ferry and to Lake Powell are advised annual winter season changes in operations are occurring.
The following buildings and water dependent amenities will be closed for winterization in the following order:
The pump out station at the Stateline Launch Ramp is closed for the season. The closest alternative is located at the Wahweap Marina’s main ramp.
Due to the early onset of freezing temperatures, the following facilities will be closed effective immediately:
Halls Crossing fish cleaning station; Hite fish cleaning station, porta-potty dump and upper camping area; Bullfrog fish cleaning station, porta-potty dump and picnic area restrooms; Bullfrog – Stanton Creek microflush toilets; the Wahweap District and Antelope Point fish cleaning stations; Any outside drinking fountains that could be damaged due to freezing temperatures.
The following facilities are now closed for the season: The Lees Ferry Campground’s RV pump out and flushing water for the RV dump. The campground remains open (no reservations, first come, first served); Restrooms at Wahweap’s swim beach and picnic grounds (public restrooms are available at the Wahweap Campground Store).
The following facilities are now closed for the season: Halls Crossing boat pump out; Bullfrog boat pump out will resume winter hours, there will be no potable or non-potable water available at the pump out for the winter season. Anyone wishing to use the pump out when it is not turned on can call dispatch to request assistance. The phone number is posted on the winter hours signage.
The following facilities are now closed: At the Lone Rock Beach Primitive Campground, the main restrooms with flush toilets will close. Microflush toilets are available for campers to use, scattered throughout the area. Campers are reminded that it is prohibited to bury waste on the beach (the microflush toilets and campground are open year-round at Lone Rock BPC; the Dangling Rope Marina and all facilities will close for the season. Boaters are advised to plan ahead, as no boat fuel will be available between the Wahweap Marina downlake and the Halls Crossing and Bullfrog marinas uplake during the seasonal closure; the Stateline Launch Ramp and public restroom; the Castle Rock Cut becomes unnavigable at lake elevation between 3,586 and 3,584. At the current rate the lake level is dropping. It is expected the buoys will be pulled the first week of December unless the lake hits those water elevations earlier.
We wish everyone an enjoyable and safe winter season!
Navajo Health Director Jill Jim named commencement speaker
Jim selected to President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board.
Navajo Nation Department of Health Executive Director Jill Jim will serve as the Winter Commencement speaker for Diné College on Dec. 11, 2020 at 10 a.m.
A fluent Navajo speaker, Jim was recently picked as a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board. This year marks the first time the college is holding a winter commencement.
“We are honored to have (Jim) speak at our first winter commencement ceremony in the college’s 52-year history,” Diné College Provost Dr. Geraldine Garrity said. “Jim is a role model and someone who has a very relevant and powerful message during these tough times.”
For the past 18 years, Jim has spent a large part of her career addressing health care and health disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives, according to a news release from the Biden transition team.
Jim was appointed by Navajo President Jonathan Nez to serve as the executive director for the Navajo Nation Department of Health in January 2019.
Jim has a Doctorate in public health, a Master’s in health care administration, a second Master’s in public health from the University of Utah. She has a Bachelor’s in health promotion and community health education from Northern Arizona University. Some of her work experience includes serving as a health care analyst for HealthInsight in Albuquerque; consultant for Navajo Area Indian Health Service; and an epidemiologist for the Utah Department of Health.
A virtual graduation takes place simultaneously with an in-person ceremony. The graduating classes from Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 will attend one or the other ceremony. Diné College graduates who were unable to attend graduation ceremony for spring because of COVID-19 were invited to participate Dec.11.
Garrity said for Fall 2020, 56 students petitioned to graduate and seven of those were confirmed to participate in-person. Garrity said 49 Fall 2020 graduates will be recognized virtually, and 11 students from Spring 2020 were confirmed to participate in-person on Dec. 11.
“The Fall 2020 and Spring 2020 graduates will be combined,” Garrity said. “This is the first fall graduation and was planned before the (Covid-19) pandemic.”
Garrity explained that the college is taking safety precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. “All participants will be required to wear masks, social distance and be screened before entering the building. Graduates can bring up to three people in a vehicle.”
From Coconino County District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler
Tuba City office hours
Our Tuba City office is physically closed to the public, but we are still working for you. If you need assistance, please call (928) 679-7155 or email Miranda at [email protected]
Remote office hours: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Fridays and during holidays.
Indigenous lawmakers, county supervisors propose partnership to push native and rural priorities
Arizona Rep. Arlando S. Teller and Coconino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Lena Fowler are calling for the Arizona Legislature’s Indigenous Peoples Caucus to work cooperatively with the Indigenous Elected County Supervisors – led by Fowler – to better address infrastructure needs, education, water and response for COVID-19 in tribal and rural communities.
Fowler has long had a vision for a unified local, state and federal voice representing and advocating for Tribal and rural communities. Now Teller, D-Chinle, is working with her to make it happen, beginning in Arizona.
“People need to know we’re talking about collaboration and partnership – it takes a lot of organization to band together to get things done,” Fowler said. “This also helps rural Arizona and other rural communities. Pretty much all native representatives serve rural communities, and rural and native issues are pretty much aligned. It’s healthcare, water, infrastructure, broadband, the need for better education, it’s all there.”
Fowler is the president of the National Association of Native County Leaders and Allies, a group of about a dozen Indigenous county supervisors, mostly from the Southwest and Hawaii, but sees much room for growth and formal organization. Teller said he will work with his fellow six-member Indigenous Peoples Caucus chaired by Sen. Sally Ann Gonzales, D-Tucson, to formalize a relationship with Fowler’s organization.
“Supervisor Fowler and I both agree that the Indigenous People’s Caucus and the Indigenous County Supervisors need to do a better job in working closely together in voicing issues and concerns in the communities they serve,” Teller said. “The ultimate goal is to bring in Indigenous Congressional members like Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas to meet with us and build that bridge. This effort will help better issues like pandemic relief, transportation, public safety and economic development.”
COVID cases are increasing dramatically in our communities
Hospital beds are filling up. The Navajo Nation is in the second wave.
Do not gather with anyone outside your household, including family gatherings for birthdays, dinners, funerals, Christmas, among others. And do not accept visitors in your home.
Wear a mask as much as possible when not eating or sleeping, including at home, especially in a large household.
Get tested for COVID and isolate immediately if you develop any symptoms.
Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based rub, regularly.
Stay home as much as possible, but it is OK to go the store while wearing a mask and staying at a safe distance.
It is essential that all community members work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. This is not forever, but it is for now. No one really knows what the long-term effects of the virus are. We do not know that younger people and children spread the virus to elders who are more likely to become severely ill. Protect your elders. Stay home and don’t visit and gather.
Holiday safety during COVID-19 pandemic
Don’t mistakenly spread COVID-19 to friends and to family this holiday season. Protect your family. Gatherings in your home are high risk for the spread of the virus, especially if you have family members at high risk please consider visiting by phone or virtually instead of face-to-face.
If you do visit, do it safely. Quarantine for 14 days before visiting. Wear a mask and maintain a 6-feet distance. Limit your contact with others before, during, and after you visit. Get tested before and wait at least five days after visiting to be tested again. If you are symptomatic, do not attend and isolate yourself from others.
Native American Heritage Month
The Coconino County Board of Supervisors recently proclaimed November to be Native American Heritage Month. The county embraces 22 Native American tribes in Arizona and takes pride in the six tribes calling Coconino County home whose economic contributions, foods, medicines, remedies, art and literature are vital contributions to American life and endeavors.
We are dedicated to preserving and promoting Native American culture in the community, education and workforce.
Coconino County lifts fire restrictions in coordination with other agencies
Coconino County has lifted all fire restrictions on private lands in the unincorporated areas of the county in coordination with similar actions by Coconino National Forest and Kaibab National Forest, as well as other agencies in the area. The lifting of the fire restrictions is no effect. The county action to lift fire restrictions ends the county’s campfire ban and Stage 1 fire restrictions enacted earlier in the year.
The end of the fire restrictions comes with cooler temperatures, improved relative humidity and recent snowfall that have helped to retard fire potential in the forests.
Fall 2020 Report to Citizens available online
The Fall 2020 Report to Citizens is now available online at www.coconino.az.gov/Fall_2020_Report_to_Citizens. The RTC, which hit county mailboxes last week includes stories and information about how county departments have met and continue to meet the challenges of COVID-19.
Legal Talk series
The Legal Talk series are free online at https://azourthelp.org/public-events
Wednesday, Dec. 2 from noon to 12:45 p.m. – Court appointed special advocates with Felicia Bicknell of CASA.
Thursday, Dec. 3 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. – Setting aside a criminal judgement with Ryan Stevens of Griffen & Stevens PLLC.
Friday, Dec. 4 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. – Landlord/tenant question and answers with Monica Pertea and Trevor Kortsen of Aspey, Watkins & Diesel.
The Free Legal talk series continues Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. – Child custody during COVID-19 with Ben Deguire of Benjamin L. Deguire PLLC.
Friday, Dec. 11 from noon to 12:45 p.m. – Rights for crime victims with Jamie Balston of LSCVA.
Thursday, Dec. 17 from noon to 12:45 p.m. – “Can I withhold custody based on safety concerns?” with Michael Wozniak of Aspey, Watkins & Diesel.
Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. – Family court 101 with Coconino County Law Librarian.
Coconino County COVID-19 Testing
Registration is recommended online at coconino.az.gov/covid19
Testing is free and open to the public: Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop in Flagstaff. The testing site is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (saliva and nasopharyngeal); Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon (saliva testing only). The site is closed on Sundays.
Fight the flu
Fight the flu. Protect yourself, protect others. Get a shot.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccination as the first step in protecting against flu viruses. It is strongly recommended that everyone 6 months old and over get a flu shot each year.
Every year a new vaccine is manufactured to combat circulating influenza viruses during each flu season. While it is too early to determine the effectiveness of this season’s vaccine, immunization reduces the chance of influenza-related complications, such as hospitalization, chronic disease, and/or death.
The immune system will be better prepared to combat the flu the earlier people get the vaccine.
The following groups of people are encouraged to get a flu vaccine because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications, including: Pregnant women; children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old; children with special healthcare needs; people 50 years of age and older; people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions; and people who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu; health care workers; household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu; household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated); flu symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches and fatigue; complications of flu can include bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, dehydration and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes. In the most severe cases, flu can lead to death.
In addition to getting a seasonal flu shot, good health habits will help you stay well. These simple actions can stop the spread of germs and help protect you and others from getting sick.
Wash hands frequently during the flu season; avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth; avoid contact with people who are sick; cover your mouth with your upper sleeve or with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; don’t share eating utensils, cups and straws; and stay home when you are sick.
Additional information is available at www.coconino.az.gov/hhs. Contact your health care provider or call the Coconino County Health and Human Services Clinic at 928-679-7222 or toll-free at 1-877-679-7272.
Tuba City Public Library curbside pick-up
To request items, call (928) 283-5856 or email [email protected]
Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Have your library card number ready when you call or email. Keep in mind this is a no contact service. Book checkouts only.
Request item (books) hold. Wait for confirmation.
Pick up: Call and remain in your vehicle.
Collect: 6 feet distance. Mask is required.
Kaibab National Forest to begin selling Christmas tree permits
The Kaibab National Forest is selling Christmas tree permits through recreation.gov and permit holders will be allowed to cut now through Dec. 24.
A total of 2,500 permits will be available for purchase through the Recreation website for Kaibab NF Christmas Trees, which also lists details about designated cutting areas, maps, dates, and sizes of trees that may be cut. Five hundred permits will be designated for cutting areas on the Tusayan Ranger District, while the North Kaibab and Williams ranger districts will each have 1,000 permits available.
Permits are limited to one per household and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. Each permit costs $15 per tree. Permits designated for the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts will be good for one tree each. For the North Kaibab Ranger District, up to five trees may be purchased on a single permit. A processing fee will be applied to each transaction.
When purchasing an online permit, it is important to carefully read the overview and need-to-know information prior to purchasing. Visitors will also need to set up or login to a recreation.gov account to complete the transaction.
Fourth-grade students can get a free Christmas Tree through the “Every Kid Outdoors Program” by entering their pass ID on recreation.gov. For additional information about the initiative and how to obtain a pass, visit www.everykidoutdoors.gov.
COPE is seeking team members
Now in our tenth year, COPE, or Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment, feel well positioned to deepen partnerships and to develop more comprehensive community-solutions to health care needs in the Navajo Nation.
COPE has spent time building the type of organization that can attract and retain dedicated, talented staff. COPE offers a great work environment, competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees.
For more information about employment opportunities, please visit the COPE website at https://www.copeprogram.org/joinourteam
Coconino County Healthy Families programs
The Coconino County Healthy Families program recently sustained a significant reduction in funding. As a result, the Page Healthy Families site has closed effective Oct. 31, 2020. The program wants you to know that the county has another home visiting program, the Health Start, located in the Page office.
If you are interested in learning more about this program and how to make referrals to Health Start, please contact Kathy Nez at (928) 679-7292 or Brooke Holiday at (928) 679-7295 for assistance. The program is grateful for the opportunity Heathy Families has had to serve the Page community for the last 26 years.