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Challengers scarce as city council deadline nears

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
With the presidential preference elections winding down, the hustle and bustle of election season often enters into a summertime lull, too.
Bids for local office and even state-level office can get drowned out throughout the media buzz of the presidential election spotlight.
With that in mind, the Chronicle believes it's worth mentioning Wednesday, June 1, marks the deadline for
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Another Way steps into the light

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Stepping out of the darkness and into the light.
That is the goal Gregg Martinez has for the Page Regional Domestic Violence Shelter.
After decades of operating mostly in secret, Martinez said it is time for domestic violence shelters like Another Way to be more open about what they do and why they do it.
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Class of 2016 celebrates on graduation day

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Photos by Jamie Brough/Lake Powell Chronicle
The Page High School Class of 2016 celebrated commencement with a fun graduation ceremony Saturday. As hundreds of friends and family members watched and cheered, the PHS seniors picked up their diplomas. For more photos, see Page 14A.
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Kane County fights to save in-person lottery for The Wave

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Last Saturday morning, 98 people crammed into Kane County's BLM office attempting to win one of only 10 walk-in permits to hike The Wave. In the room that day were people from Vermont, California, Florida, London, Japan, China and many other places throughout the world.
Among the lottery hopefuls was Susan Doehring and her boyfriend Tim Wohlfeil from Hamburg,
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Proposition 123 passes but it was closer than expected

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Despite numerous media outlets reporting its surefire landslide victory, Proposition 123 was voted into law last week by a margin of 17,000 votes -- less than 2 percent of the popular vote.
Three days of ballot-counting produced the winning verdict, which will inject roughly $224 million dollars into public districts and charter schools before the end of the fiscal year
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Astro-tourism could be Page’s next big attraction

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
For Christiana Admiral, chief of interpretation for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, being able to walk out into her backyard at night and look up and see tens of thousands of stars is one of the many things she loves about living here.
For people living in most urban areas, the light pollution is so bad that seeing the stars
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Not everyone worried after invasive tree found in Page

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Last week, a concerned citizen brought to the Chronicle's attention a species of tree which she believed to be an invasive species not yet documented or noticed in Page city limits.
Louise Bronson, a longtime Page citizen and business owner, said a former Page High School agriculture teacher and botanist informed her of the plant, noting its potential to damage
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Page’s soup kitchen closed

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
The Circle of Page's Healthy Meals Soup Kitchen closed May 5 due to a lack of volunteers, and the facility will remain closed until enough volunteers can be found to resume operations.
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A close call

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Donald Ruble, from South Dakota, had to make an emergency landing at the Page Municipal Airport on Wednesday after his airplane lost power shortly after take off. Ruble was able to circle back to the airport while gliding. Ruble was the plane's sole occupant. He refused medical treatment and transport from the EMTs when they arrived, telling them he was
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Banner Health lifts visitor restrictions

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
s the flu and cold season winds down, Banner Health has lifted visitor restrictions at all of its hospitals. Restrictions for the 2015-2016 cold and flu season were implemented in late December of last year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people get the flu shot every year to help prevent transmission of the illness. Banner's "No
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Kirkpatrick urges Congress to include tribes in Zika prevention

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
U.S. Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., and Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., led a letter signed by 33 colleagues calling for House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to take immediate action on a Zika funding supplemental that includes dedicated funding for tribal communities.
In the letter, Kirkpatrick and Grijalva note that tribal communities are "among the most at-risk for
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Quagga mussels spreading across Arizona

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Another three Arizona lakes were diagnosed positive for Quagga mussel activity this week, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reports. The lakes include Canyon, Saguaro and Apache lakes -- all major recreational waters in the Tonto National Forest northeast of Phoenix.
Roosevelt Lake, the fourth largest in the state and also within Tonto Forest, still remains quagga free. Alongside Bartlett,
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Two injured in accident

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Steven Law/Lake Powell Chronicle
Emergency response crews from the Page Police and Fire Departments, with assistance from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, responded to a one vehicle roll-over last Saturday that occurred on U.S. 89 about five miles west of Page. The vehicle's two occupants, both 39-year-old males from Page, were
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Celebrating National Police Week

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Photos by David Rupkalvis/Lake Powell Chronicle
During National Police Week, the Lake Powell Chronicle joins the community in saying thank you to the men and women who serve and protect us every day.
Page Police Department
Chief Frank Balkcom, Stafford Begay, Christopher Clouse, Travis Collins, Benjamin Jennett, Lt. Lawrence Jones, Cody Kruse, Sgt. Maretta Lange, Lt. Timothy Lange, Cody Miller,
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