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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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Arrest made in buried body case

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
The Page Police Department revealed this morning 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 George Lewis Bartlett after the latter had
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Navajo Nation officer killed in line of duty

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
Navajo Nation Officer Houston James Largo was killed Sunday morning after he was shot during a confrontation with two individuals in a vehicle on a rural road in New Mexico, authorities confirmed Monday.
Largo, 27, was responding to a domestic violence call when he encountered two people on an isolated road north of Prewitt, N.M., the McKinley County Sheriff's Department
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Spring is in the air at Lake Powell

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
Daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s brought out the outdoor enthusiasts last week on the lake, on the river and on the trails.
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Utah research station simulates life on Mars

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
Liz Mitchell helped Jeniffer Johnson and James Veselka into their spacesuits. She helped them hoist on their "oxygen" tanks, then she helped them screw on their space helmets and gloves.
After Johnson and Veselka were dressed, they stepped into a simulated airlock, and from there stepped outside. The shelter from which they've emerged is bordered on the west by short,
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Council updates weapons ordinance

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
As part of the continued changes to Page's dated city ordinances, Page City Council voted a redrafted version of the city's weapons ordinance one step closer to fruition last week.
City Attorney Josh Smith said the wording of the old ordinance was redundant and did not comply with recent changes at the state level to firearm laws. Essentially, he said,
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Police to purchase license plate reader

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
For the last few months, the Page Police Department has been actively testing a trial version of an automatic license plate recognition camera. The camera, part of the department's "smart policing" initiative and equipped on the PD's new Chevy Tahoe patrol truck, is capable of reading thousands of license plates each minute.
The plates can be read on moving vehicles
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Amangiri Resort receives coveted Gold List award

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017
The Amangiri Resort and Spa, located in Big Water, Utah, was included in Conde Nast Traveller's Gold List for the 20 best hotels in the world.
The Conde Nast article described Amangiri as "A love letter to light, written in concrete. Part hotel, part art installation, Amangiri is a luminous place of startling beauty, but also ridiculously fun. Like
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