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A big night for Colorado River Discovery

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
Colorado River Discovery has traditionally fared well at the Best of Page awards awarded by The Chamber Page Lake Powell. But no one could have expected what happened Saturday.
Colorado River Discovery won the award for small business of the year, customer service, best river or lake tour, best water tours and River's End Café won for Best Place for

Hospital urges caution during heat wave

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
A record heat wave has inundated Page for the last few days, but the hot weather is just beginning.
According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature is expected to top 100 degrees for at least the next week. In Arizona, the threat of triple-digit days will last throughout the summer.
With record setting heat here, Page Hospital is

The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps to play in Page

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
It has been impossible to miss. The thumping drums, blazing horns and whipping banners. For the last week, Page has enjoyed all the pomp and circumstance of an arriving prince, minus the arrival of the prince.
This is the fifth year that Page has hosted the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, one of 22 world-class drum and bugle corps, thanks

Army vet, river guide finds a home in Grand Canyon

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
The boatman calls out to his passengers, "Hold on tight everyone. This is Upset rapid!"
His swamper is Chris Christiansen. He's new to the job. It's only his second trip. Unlike the passengers who are seated on padded benches holding tight to a rope, Christiansen holds on to the raft's spare motor, which is strapped on to the boat's right

Candidates being sought for two school board elections in Page

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
The time has passed to run for a seat on the Page City Council, but those desiring to serve can still do so.
Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey put out a call for local residents to consider running for a seat on one of two school boards in Page.
In 2016, voters will choose three members for

Coconino County Enters Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on June 15

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has approved enacting the Wildfire Defense Ordinance at Stage 1 fire restrictions for Coconino County.
"After we considered the recent (fire) events in Coconino County and Northern Arizona, as well as the increasingly dangerous fire conditions throughout the County, the Board has decided to take this necessary action," said County Board of Supervisors

Record heat calls for extra precautions

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
By David Rupkalvis
Lake Powell Chronicle

A record heat wave is expected to hit Page this weekend and continue throughout next week.
According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature is expected to hit 100 Saturday and 104 Sunday before temperatures spike to between 104 and 109 the rest of the week. Right now, the hottest temperature is

Family vows to fight through tragedies

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
Michael Daniel and Mary Ann Chilton-Daniel have had a rough couple years. Family illnesses and deaths and injuries and heart attacks have taken a toll. It has forced them to take unwanted time off work for hospital visits and recuperation. The time off work caused them to fall behind on house and car payments. The health problems and bills just

What role should the city play in tourism?

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
Page is once again on track to set tax revenue records this summer, marking its third year in a row to do so.
The city saw upwards of 30 percent increases in its lodging and sales tax revenues throughout not only the busy season, but saw similar increases across notoriously slow "shoulder" season months such as January and February.

Council rejects rate increase for sewer service

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
An ordinance that would have reduced electric rates for all Page Utility Enterprises customers, but also raise sewer rates for commercial customers failed to pass last week after a 4-2 vote from Page City Council ruled nay.
The measure, which specifically would have saved PUE customers more than $280,000 per year in electric rates, but add $98,000 in revenue to

Champion rodeo star honored

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
"It's an act of appreciation for a local boy who's made it big," said Corey Ekstrand, general sales manager at Lake Powell Ford.
Ekstrand, smiling wide, made that comment amidst almost 300 people at the dealership's location off of Kaibab Road and Lake Powell Boulevard last Thursday afternoon.
The crowd, not necessarily looking for a hot deal on a

Lake Powell houseboater dies from electrocution

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
A boater on Lake Powell died last Thursday after being electrocuted on his houseboat.
John Ruppert, 35, of San Bernardino, Calif., was vacationing with his wife and two children in the Oak Canyon arm of Lake Powell when tragedy struck.

Navajo Nation urges residents to take on gardening challenge

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
Reconnecting Navajo families through self-reliance, food sovereignty and organic gardening is hard work.
Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez knows firsthand about the intensive labor of farming. Each year, his family gathers to plant crops on the family farm.
This family activity provides unity, exercise, empowerment and self-sufficiency, he said.
On June 4, the Navajo Nation Gardening Challenge was

Welcome Dr. Hipkin

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
Courtesy photo
Encompass Health Services is excited to announce that Dave Hipkin, M.D., will be joining the Encompass team in early July. Dr. Hipkin has provided family medicine services for over 22 years and is looking forward to adding his expertise to our growing practice. An avid boater, Hipkin is happy to be back in the heart of lake country

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