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Two people injured in multi-vessel houseboat fire

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
Two people were hospitalized and three houseboats were destroyed after a fire broke out Monday at Offshore Marina, a dry boat storage facility near Bullfrog Marina.
The National Park Service reported the fire broke out around 11:45 a.m. Monday in the location just outside the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Park service firefighters were dispatched to the scene and were
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Library to receive full funding

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
The Page Public Library is on track to receive an additional $25,000 to its budget this upcoming fiscal year. This figure comes despite recent controversy over a publically perceived drastic cut to the library's yearly budget. In total, the library will have access to approximately $475,000 this fiscal year -- up from $450,000 last year.
Page City Manager Crystal Dyches
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Two children die in tragic crash

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
Two children were killed and a third child was lifeflighted to the hospital after a Pepsi semi-truck collided with a motorhome on Highway 98 near Kaibito on Monday afternoon.
According to witnesses, the driver of the semi truck was traveling westbound and crossed over the centerline into the eastbound lane, colliding with the side of a motorhome, which had at
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It’s time to celebrate Independence Day

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
Jamie Brough/Lake Powell Chronicle
4th of July activities begin at 10 a.m. Monday with the parade, after which the rest of the day's activities move to the city park. At 11:30 a.m., Mayor Bill Diak will give an opening prayer, followed by a flag raising by the Boy Scouts, and the awarding of the parade trophies. Games begin at noon,
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County issues fireworks ban

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
The celebration of Independence Day will be a little quieter and a little less colorful after the Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously banned the use and sale of fireworks last week.
The vote only impacts the unincorporated parts of the county and will have no direct impact on the fireworks show in Page.
By state law, the county board
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Council nixes controversial wording in ordinance

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
Page City Council agreed to strike a recently proposed nuisance ordinance from the books last week, calling it too broad and subjective.
The ordinance, which reads as follows in its entirety:
"[it shall be unlawful to maintain any condition defined as or deemed to be a nuisance or hazard]… or anything which is indecent to the senses, or which interferes
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Shott follows love of nature to Glen Canyon

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
He has the shaved head, stature, square shoulders and jaw of a Marine Corps drill sergeant, but with an easy smile and friendly demeanor.
Billy Shott was named the new superintendent for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in May. He's been serving as interim superintendent since Todd Brindle retired last summer.
Shott's career with the
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Park service takes steps to protect visitors to Horseshoe Bend

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
As the summer temperatures continue to hit Page, the National Park Service is taking steps to protect visitors to the area.
In the last week, the NPS has responded to more than a dozen calls for help at Horseshoe Bend. The Page Fire Department has also been busy answering calls from those not prepared for the heat as they hike
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The Blue and the Gray - Sea kayaking in British Columbia

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
I crawl out of my tent amid the ankles of Sitka trees reaching hundreds of feet into the British Columbian sky. From the terrace on which I'm camped, I look out through the vertical windows between the Sitkas onto a gray Pacific Ocean so smooth it looks like it's been pulled tight and tucked in with hospital corners. The sky
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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