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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Millet Swale Dam Breach

During monsoon storms last year, a section of Millet Swale Dam along the Silver Creek Watershed breached during a high impact rainstorm

  • 12 August 2022
  • Author: Clifton Foster
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Holbrook, AZ – During monsoon storms last year, a section of Millet Swale Dam along the Silver Creek Watershed breached during a high impact rainstorm.  The storm and dam breach caused flooding impacts affecting residents and properties within and adjacent to the towns of Snowflake and Taylor. No injuries were reported as a result of the flooding but the resulting damage to the dam continues to present significant challenges.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - $261K Transportation Grant Awarded

Navajo County has been awarded a $261,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation

  • 11 August 2022
  • Author: Clifton Foster
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Holbrook, AZ – Navajo County has been awarded a $261,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to conduct a multimodal transportation study on SR 260 between Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside. USDOT provides funding for ‘multimodal’ or ‘complete streets’ studies which incorporate different modes of transportation alongside traditional vehicle traffic. The 16-mile segment corridor between Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside was selected for the study due to the opportunity and existing need for safe alternative forms of transportation that include sidewalks, trails, bicycle lanes, and additional access to public transit. Completion of a multimodal study is a prerequisite to obtaining future grants for project construction.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Navajo County wins $9.7M Rural Broadband Grant

Navajo County has won a $9.7 million rural Broadband grant from the Arizona Commerce Authority

Holbrook, AZ – Navajo County has won a $9.7 million rural Broadband grant from the Arizona Commerce Authority to help ensure residents can live, work, learn, and compete in a global economy by creating access to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet.  The $9.7 million from this competitive grant will be combined with the $10 million already allocated by the Navajo County Board of Supervisors from ARPA funds for a total $19.7 million investment in broadband infrastructure.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FY2023 Tentative Budget

Navajo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the FY2023 Tentative Budget

Holbrook, AZ – The Navajo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the FY2023 Tentative Budget during the regular Board meeting on June 14.  This year’s budget focuses on the County’s ability to improve access to services and respond to increases in demand without an increase to the primary property tax rate.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Mobile Crisis Unit

Navajo County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Introduces Mobile Crisis Unit for Streamlined Mental Healthcare Response 

  • 28 April 2022
  • Author: Clifton Foster
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Holbrook, AZ – The Navajo County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (NCCJCC) is seeking to streamline and improve the care for mentally ill persons in Navajo County. In partnership with the NCCJCC, The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office recently donated a properly equipped vehicle to ChangePoint Integrated Health that will enable ChangePoint to conduct more patient transports rather than relying on local law enforcement agencies to do so.

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