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Five house fires in 2015

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
The Page Fire Department responded to its fifth house fire call in just over two months Monday morning April 27 to a residence on Thunderbird Ave.
Unlike the previous fires this year, homeowners were able to contain the blaze before rescue crews arrived on scene, saving the home from significant damage. The fire appears to have originated in the
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City begins budgeting

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
Outlined by Page City Manager Crystal Prentice during a special workshop meeting with council members on April 22, the preliminary city budget for upcoming fiscal year 2015/2016 estimates large increases in upcoming sales tax revenue, sets aside salaries for new department heads, directs capital for proposed beautification projects, and aims to continue balancing a shoestring budget in the wake of
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Navajo actors walk off film set

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
Native American stereotypes in film must end, according to the Navajo Nation.
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly was appalled to hear about the negative portrayal of Native Americans in the Adam Sandler film, "The Ridiculous Six," currently in production.
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Trash Tracker volunteers keep Lake Powell beautiful

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
Captain Mike Palmer pilots the Trash Tracker across Warm Creek Springs on an overcast Saturday morning. A 22-foot powerboat is lashed to the Trash Tracker's starboard side and a 30-foot barge is lashed to its portside. Palmer maneuvers the Trash Tracker into one of Warm Creek's many coves and eases its nose against the sandy beach.
Trash Tracker is
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Page runners compete in Boston marathon

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
Two Page runners, Kristie Jackson and Harold Bennally, competed in the Boston marathon last week.
It was the first time competing in the Boston marathon for both runners. For Jackson, Boston was her fifth marathon. She qualified for it at the St. George marathon last October.
Jackson was born and raised in Page "and very proud to say
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Page Fire Department tackles house fire in LeChee

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
The Page Fire Department was dispatched to LeChee for a report on a house fire the morning of April 21.

PFD Engine 10 and Medic 10 were the first units to arrive at 1038. Upon arrival, there was smoke showing from the corner of the residence. It was confirmed that the home was unoccupied. Crews
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Page Fire department responds to fourth trailer fire in two months

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
The Page Fire Department responded to a report of another trailer fire Wednesday afternoon within the Rim View Trailer Park off Vista Avenue.

The trailer, which was unoccupied, was completely destroyed in the blaze.

Fire fighters on the scene reported that it appeared squatters might have recently been occupying the building.

The cause of the fire has
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All around the Roundabout

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
Construction on the roundabout outside Wal-Mart could take up to eight months to finish, but will aim to impede traffic as little as possible in the meantime, the Arizona Department of Transportation reports.
Initial work on the long sought-after $2.3 million junction began earlier this month after a final green light was given for bid approvals in December 2014.
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Page resident arrested on drug charges after search warrant executed

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
On April 14, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Officers of the Page Police Department, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety and Medics from the Page Fire Department served a search warrant at 18 Red Mesa in Page. The search warrant was the result of a continuing investigation into the possession and sales of illegal drugs.
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Parks and rec board size up Pageís facilities

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
Page's newly formed Parks and Recreation advisory board met for the second time April 6, but not in their regularly scheduled location at city hall.
Instead, board members were out on a tour of Page's parks and Sports Complex to make firsthand diagnoses on some of the locations' aging infrastructure and most glaring issues.
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What a year itís been

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
When Judy Franz took over as executive director for The Chamber Page Lake Powell in June 2014, she inherited a ship taking on water.
"I feel we're really moving in a positive direction these days," she said. "I was scared when I first jumped in because I knew things were in dire straights. We had a streak there where we
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Hughes selected as Superintendent for Florida Park

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 22nd, 2015
Chris Hughes, Chief of Science and Resource Management for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, has been selected to be superintendent of Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve in Jacksonville, Fla.
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