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Police investigating bomb threat

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
On Sunday, Jan. 18, at approximately 3:25 p.m., the Page Walmart Store, located at 1017 Haul Road, received a bomb threat. The caller advised the store associate who had received the call, that they had strategically placed a bomb in the store. Walmart management made the decision to evacuate the store, while police and fire units from the City of
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Council approves additional funds for chamber

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
Page City Council held its first meeting of the year last Wednesday with a brimming list of presentations, including the city's yearly audit, and heated discussion over further funding for the Page Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce.
During initial Fiscal Year 2014/2015 budget discussions, $15,000 was allocated for the chamber, with the funds coming from the Tourism Fund. When the
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Two people honored in police chief’s new initiative

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
Page Police Chief Frank Balkcom honored two people when he rolled out his new "Broken Window Initiative" last Wednesday.
The goal of Balkcom's initiative is to encourage the public and the police force to work together more closely, and communicate more openly and freely.
"Community involvement is the cornerstone of crime prevention," said Balkcom.
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Debbie in Libraryland

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
Page's Library Director Debbie Winlock has loved books ever since she was able to read. Books were her escape, and the characters she found inside their covers were her best friends, mentors, role models and adventure partners.
Her favorite genre is historical fiction. Her favorite books include "Anne of Green Gables," and Francine Rivers' "Mark of the Lion" series.
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Early impact aid payment could mean raises for PUSD teachers

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
The Page Unified School District is looking to save roughly $300,000 in interest payments on its U.S. Federal Impact Aid Bonds this year, money PUSD business manager Nina Garland and superintendent Jim Walker say they'd like to see go to teacher and staff raises.
Impact Aid bond funding, which is awarded to school districts that serve students living on nontaxable
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area proposes fee increase

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
The National Park Service hosted an open house last Wednesday to provide information and hear public input regarding proposed fee increases in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
They are proposing increases for all entrances, camping areas and boat usage. If approved, the changes would begin in May 2015. According to Katie Wood, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Education
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Page Unified School District welcomes McKerry

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
Executive secretary for the superintendent and PUSD governing board Lynne Hoffman (right) helps Dee McKerry get organized moments before she was sworn in as an official Page Unified School District governing board member on Jan. 8. The ceremony was conducted over the phone with former Lake View Primary principal turned Superintendent of Schools for Coconino County Risha VanderWey. "It's really
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Learning the fundamentals

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
Vincent Littleman (left) gives Josh Tenpenny some words of encouragement during the Naa'taa'nii baseball camp held on Jan. 10. Despite near freezing temperatures, more than 30 campers ranging from 9 to 18 years old attended the camp where they learned the ins and outs of the sport from former college and professional baseball players Vincent and Craig Littleman.
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USPS implements Phase 2, adds extra day to first-class mail

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
While some Page residents may feel the effects of a major shift in the United States Postal Service's first-class delivery policies this year, many residents will likely not even notice a difference assures Peter Haas, a media spokesman for USPS.
Originally announced in 2012, the USPS's "Rationalization Plan," is an effort to adapt to what the organization has called the
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Sunday’s power outage due to “phantom”in the system

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
For reasons still unknown to Page Utility Enterprises, an issue detected in the line from the western substation near the Glen Canyon Dam caused an automatic precautionary ground fault, resulting in a loss of power to all of Page last Sunday afternoon.
Normally, says general manager for PUE Bryan Hill, when a ground fault triggers, automated switches kick in and
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Body cams not new to Page

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
In partial response to the violent protests of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a December proposal from President Barack Obama is seeking $75 million of federal money to help supply police departments across the country with body cameras.
The Los Angeles Police Department announced shortly thereafter that it too would pledge $10 million for the purchase
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Page has big plans for 2015

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
We all know that Page can throw one heck of a party, and we've become quite adept at hosting the world. And the world is learning this too. And they're telling their neighbors.
Few corners of the world can claim the kind of A-list beauty for which Page has become world-famous. Iconic landmarks Antelope Canyon and the Horseshoe Bend Overlook
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2014 was a good year for Page

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
Running a city is a lot like running a household. Most of its time and effort gets spent on boring old maintenance: taking out the trash, mowing the lawn, paying the bills, mending fences. In fact, I think it would be safe to say that most of the things that get done in Page, day in and day out, year
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Arizona adds new laws for 2015

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
Every January first brings with it new plans, goals, ambitions and aspirations. And several new laws for Arizonans.
Minimum Wage
Arizona's minimum wage has increased from $7.90 an hour to $8.05 an hour for Arizona workers. The minimum wage for tipped employees, such as waiters, will increase to $5.05 an hour.
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The Affordable Care Act will
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