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Agencies report Lake Powell is safe for all uses and encourage Lake Powell recreation

Modified: Thursday, Sep 3rd, 2015
As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials announced on Sept. 3 that their analysis of water entering Lake Powell shows that the lake is safe for normal uses.
"ADEQ wants Arizona residents and visitors to know that Lake Powell is safe for Labor Day recreational activities including swimming and boating," said ADEQ Water
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Wahweap Beach fully reopened

Posted: Thursday, Sep 3rd, 2015
Wahweap Beach is open after having been temporarily closed while officials cleaned up a fuel spill originating from a boat moored in the buoy field.
Rangers closed Wahweap Beach after a visitor reported a diesel fuel smell in the water around 4 p.m. on Aug. 31. Rangers investigated a fuel spill that originated from a moored boat. The
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Council pressures action at Horseshoe Bend

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
Just two days before his retirement last Friday, Glen Canyon Recreation Area Superintendent Todd Brindle told Page City Council he would remove park rangers that have been recently posted near the Horseshoe Bend parking lot.
The rangers, to the chagrin of city council and vocal Page citizens, were tentatively "reminding" commercial drivers of tour groups that the National Park Service
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LIGHTNING SHOW

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
Page Pastor Martin Micale took this picture on Sunday night from his front yard. According to the National Weather Service, the chance of thunderstorms will come back into the area on Thursday and last through Labor Day.
Photo courtesy of Martin Micale
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The end is about near

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
Drivers and shoppers alike should be glad to learn that construction on the Highway 89 roundabout outside Wal-Mart entered the final phase of construction last week.
While current traffic flow is back to single lane travel in both directions, overnight paving work between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. through Sept. 8 and 9 will close the area entirely.
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Superintendent Todd Brindle retires from Park Service

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
After working 39 years with the National Park Service Todd Brindle retired Friday as Superintendent of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
"It has been an amazing experience," he said.
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City coffers stabilizing, building “consistency”

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
As city officials reported on more record-breaking tax revenue in June, a recent internal financial report concluding fiscal year 2015 also revealed the city's general budget expenditure to be in the black more than $2 million at year's end in July.
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Varner implements new teacher recruitment strategies

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
During a special session of the Page Unified School District school board, Superintendent Rob Varner presented the school board with a six point plan he hopes will address two of the biggest challenges that PUSD faces: teacher recruitment and teacher retention.
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Life-changing moment

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
When a heart attack ripped at Randy Howard's chest during an early morning jog, he was baffled.
"It grabbed ahold of my heart and squeezed. I didn't know what was going on," Howard said.
So, he walked it out. Then he jogged. After a quarter of a lap, it hit again and the 52-year-old Arizona Department of Transportation worker
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Curtain call

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
The Lake Powell Playhouse, Page's first professional live theater outfit, gave its final hoorah last Friday night with a high-energy showing of the musical Oklahoma!
Nate Marble, the owner, operator, show director, producer, co-writer, and just about everything else behind Playhouse productions, recently sat down with the Chronicle to reflect on both the highlights and downfalls of the venue's short-lived,
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Substance Abuse Task Force to fund purchase of dual-purpose dog

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
The Substance Abuse Task Force voted last week during its regular monthly meeting to allocate $19,618 of its $25,000 yearly budget to fund the training and purchase of a dual-purpose dog for the Page Police Department.
A dual-purpose dog, as the name suggests, is a canine trained in both drug detection and patrol tasks. These include duties such as
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Bandwidth, class cancellations prime issues during forum

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
An Aug. 24 public forum for three of the five finalists to fill Coconino Community College's presidential chair included a flurry of hard-hitting questions from concerned Page citizens and local education officials.
Tse'Yaato' principal Traci Parker was concerned with Page's Internet infrastructure affecting students' schoolwork outside of the classroom. Especially those with online only courses.
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Tom Geiger: Page’s keeper of the bees

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
If you have a bee problem call Tom Geiger.
Geiger is a retired engineer with the National Park Service living in Page. He used to be a beekeeper in the late 70s as a hobby when he lived in Akron, Ohio. This summer Geiger took up his old hobby once again.
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Detention officers given Lifesaving Award

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
Two Page detention officers with the Coconino County Sheriff's Department were awarded with the Lifesaving Award Monday for their roles in saving a man's life last February.
On Feb. 27, detention officers Josh Malnack and Marcie Rupp were booking a male in his 50s when he stopped breathing while they were patting him down. Malnack and Rupp took off
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