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Prehistoric zombies just outside Page

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
The world's oldest living animal, a carry-over from the Jurassic Period, lives just a few miles west of Page.
It's a species of crustacean called Triops longicaudatus. They're the same size and shape of a tadpole, and when they're swimming around in a desert pot hole, they're often mistaken for tadpoles until examined up close. Because of their close
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PUE looks for vacation rental consistency

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
Page Utility Enterprises is considering charging commercial rates on vacation home rental properties and bed and breakfast properties. Under the current system, vacation home rental properties and bed and breakfast properties pay residential rates on their utilities. Owners of bed and breakfasts also pay a usage fee of an additional $150 per year.
During a recent PUE board meeting
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Cycling across the country

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
For a couple of self-proclaimed non-adventurers, Karl Baltzer and his wife Mary Paiement are having themselves one whale of an adventure.
Baltzer, 39, and Paiement, 34, and their 21-month-old daughter, Kayla, are six months and 3,400 miles into a 10,000-mile bicycle ride. The small family started in Anchorage, Alaska on May 3. They plan to go all the way to
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Mesa goes digital

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
The Mesa Theatre installed a digital projector last Tuesday, and didn't waste any time showing it off, debuting "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" Thursday night.
"Everybody's pretty excited about it," says Mesa Theatre business owner Stephanie Sloan. Sloan began working at Mesa Theatre nine years ago as a manager. She took over as business owner in September, when its
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Distracted driving ordinance in effect

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
Coconino County's distracted driving ordinance went into full effect on Saturday Nov. 22 and motorists caught using their cellular devices can now expect a fine.
Passed in late April, the ordinance has been in a seven-month-long "warning" period where, in lieu of a ticket, law enforcement officials issued verbal warnings and reminders.
The ordinance still allows drivers to talk via
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Golf course heading fore remodel; bathrooms deteriorated

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
The Page Lake Powell National Golf Course clubhouse facilities are in city council's spotlight again after a Nov. 19 city council special work session.
Contracted to maintain and manage the facilities, Aramark requested an update to the golf course's clubhouse's kitchen, dining room, lobby and bathrooms which have not been remodeled since the facility's inception.
Estimates from potential contractors
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Speed bump for film festival; not for OHVs

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
Page's proposed Rock ‘n' Reel Film Festival hit another speed bump last week after city council again tabled a request from Tourism Board Director Lee McMichael to get the event in motion.
During a Nov. 5 meeting, city council requested McMichael reconvene with both the film festival committee and tourism board, stating that they required a budget and more detailed
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Holiday Home Tour raises funds for scholarships

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
Since the early 1990s, Page's Holiday Home Tour has been a citywide tradition with a heart of gold.
Originally created by Terri Barnes, Judy Edwards, and Susan Cottrell from the now defunct Page chapter of Soroptimist International - a volunteer organization focusing on improving the lives of women and girls, the annual event has become a mainstay Christmas treat
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Winning the lottery not so good for Page

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
Officials at the Bureau of Land Management are considering cancelling their walk-in Wave lottery, possibly as soon as January 2016, and moving the lottery entirely online.
Such a move could have a significant negative impact on area tourism, particularly in the gateway cities of Page and Kanab where tourists gather in large numbers while trying to win a Wave
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There’s a new chief in town for Page PD

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
"It's funny, everyone already knows me," said Page Police Chief Frank Balkcom exactly one week after officially taking the position on Nov. 10. "This is a small town. I'm actually humbled that people have gone out of their way to get to know me."
A prior Marine with over 33 years of military and police experience, Balkcom, 59, arrived for
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Quaggas mussel their way through the dam

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
The National Park Service confirmed Friday that quagga mussels have made their way down into the Colorado River system just below the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.
After reported sightings of adult mussels in the stretch of canyon from Lee's Ferry to the Glen Canyon Dam, Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation officials sent an investigative team earlier
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Chronicle adds two new members to the team

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
The Lake Powell Chronicle welcomed two new staff members this week: Andrea Skelton and Steven Law. Andrea joins the Chronicle as its new office manager, and Steven Law as a part-time reporter.
Andrea moved from Vancouver, Wash., to Page when she was in seventh grade. She was born in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Andrea graduated from Page High School in
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Army veteran brings leadership skills to Troop 911

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
Five shoot-first-aim-later boy scouts, and one "let's go" dog, burst from their vehicles into a chilly mid-November, storm-warning morning with the mow-down energy of a slot canyon flash-flood.
Their patient leaders, Scoutmaster Frena Crane and Assistant Scoutmaster Jason Jensen, using some kind of Scoutmaster Jedi power, got their troop to focus long enough to load their last-minute items into their
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Page High journalism wins big at national competition

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
A handful of Page High School's brightest journalism students and yearbook team members returned from their weeklong stay at the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Associations' biannual national convention in Washington D.C. earlier this Monday.
The biannual conference focuses on yearbook, photography, cartooning, broadcasting, digital and graphic design, and general journalism skills and hosts over 10,000 students
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