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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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Unbelievably bare

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
As the old adage goes, it takes a village to raise a child. And since 2003, The Circle of Page has been making sure those children don't go to bed hungry. But the holiday donations that normally stocks the shelves has been lean this year.
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High-flow release begins at dam

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
Early Monday morning, and right on schedule, the lower Colorado River system began flowing faster and higher than usual due to an artificial flooding event originating from the Glen Canyon Dam.
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Page goes fishing to attract tourists

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
Amid continuing and sometimes heated discussion of the shifting role of the Page Tourism Board and the growing ambiguity surroundings its ultimate fate, the Page City Council ended their weekly regular meeting on Nov. 6 with a 6, 1 approval to spend $6,000 on an advertising package for a local man's upcoming television fishing series.
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New presidential election date set

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
Controversy surrounds the newest candidate to join the ballot for the Navajo Nation President.
Russell Begaye, Navajo Nation Council Delegate (Shiprock), is the new candidate in the special election for the President of the Navajo Nation.
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