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   Winslow Mail (Newspaper) - December 30, 1976, Winslow, Arizona                                WINSLOW 1894 Volume 83 Number 46  Class Postage Paid At Arizona 86047  December 30, 1976  Year Looks Bright For PICTURE the start of work on Unit 4 at the APS Cholla Power Units 2 and 3, now under are shown in the Unit 5 was announced at the end of the The total project will represent an investment of billion when it and placed into The Cholla and many others which were reported during 197() are included in Year in published in this week's issue of The Winslow Town i funding for Hospital Hits Timing Butler's resignation from the Winslow City Council is effective which gives him a three day before he assumes his new job as county supervisor from the Arizona Department of Transportation will be in Winslow to look at the airport DOT are inspecting all the airports in the state councilmen approved the reassignment of Bob Ross Tyler and Bruce Adkins to the Winslow Industrial Development Authority at Tuesday night's regular council merchants of Winslow helped to make the FOP Christmas party a resounding Between 700-800 children gathered at the Complex last Tuesday for a glimpse of Santa and Christmas senior citizens had a holiday get together Dec. 23 at the Winslow The kitchen staff fed 205 including 80 They used 25 seven cranberry homemade delightful and Bessie Simmons supervised the Paul and I have written reviews of the year on a number of occasions in the I am always amazed at the many events that have taken place in our year is no as the review of 1976 in this edition will on a week to week it seems that not too much may be going even though we may be plenty busy lo cover all the and other when one begins to write just a brief summary of some of the major happenings in our colorful corner of the then we can to see that a lot is number of construction projects underway here is almost When I mention the one billion dollar APS plant or the one billion SRP plant to they either want to correct thinking that I mean one or they look at me in these are only the many projects or right there will be more in the coming At least that is the impression I receive from a number of comparison with other areas of the we have been rather fortunate in this area during 1976, and the outlook for 1977 continues to look all of lis at the we wish you and your family a Prosperous and Healthy New Please be sure to drive carefully over the coming holiday + new county supervisors will be taking office next Monday I would like to express my appreciation to the present board M. M.J. and Roy their many hours of hard would also like lo express best wishes to the three new Johnny Butler and Charles should also go to all the other officials for their hard work on our when the county was organized in 1895, it probably didn't take too long for the supervisors to conduct the county's But those days are gone almost a full-time job now if an official really good And we are lucky to have officials who do want to do a good job and who will spend the time necessary to do though you may find yourself not 100 percent in agreement with our public officials the state or federal at all why not let them know that you appreciate their we all agreed on everything at all it would be a pretty bland and uninteresting Health Service officials in Winslow received unwelcome news Tuesday morning when they were advised that a request for supplemental funds to build the new Indian Hospital here had been The bad news was further compounded by the report that the 1978 Indian Health Service budget does not carry a request for construction funds totaling nearly million for the proposed Winslow Steele service unit director in Winslow said that timing was perhaps partly to blame for the Officials had been optimistic that the supplemental funds would Idc last I had heard was that the request had cleared Dr. Theodore Cooper's secretary of office last fall before Congress he funding for the new hospital was not added to the budget request in anticipation of approval of the supplemental at that had already been and was progressing through making it too late to add the appropriation to the 1978 A new supplemental is being to ask that the funding for the Winslow facility be reinstated in the budget looks Steele the only way to get funding ifor the hospital construction is through direct action of the or by recommendation to the Congress by the was advised Tuesday by several local businessmen that they are continuing their efforts to congressional urging the early construction of the on the deteriorating condition of the present PHS facility was previously he we don't know how long we can continue to use He has been advised that extensive repairs will be needed to bring the present hospital up to repairs are not and the new facility not it could necessitate closing the present Steele Take Office newly elected county officials will be sworn into office on Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. in the county board of supervisors hearing room at the new county center south of Melvyn T. Shelley of the First Division of the Navajo County Superior Court will administer the oath of office at this officers elected in the November general election will include the board of District 1; Johnny board of District 2; Charles A. board of District 3; Jay V. county and Stuart county school re-elected to their county posts who will also be sworn into office include the county Raymond county Cecil county Jay county and John Judge of the Second Division of the Superior public is to attend the BOB 365  the national average for unemployment sits at 8.1 the state of Arizona and in particular County shows a much brighter zona has an unemployment rate of 6.1 percent while Navajo County's unemployment rate has gone from 8.4 last August to the most current figure of 6-2 ns of fhr pnH nf Apache even with the addition of the Coronado Generating in St. came in at 9.3 at the end of were furnished by the Bureau of Labor in the statistics show that the outlook is actually improving in both the state and especially in our Northeastern a large number of major projects are continuing throughout the area at this and appear to be up for an even better picture for 1977.  the list would have to be Arizona Public Service Company's announcement of Unit 5 at the Cholla Generating Station near Joseph With this the entire project will cost the utility a little over one billion dollars by the time it is completed in 1983 and peak construction at the site is anticipated for 5 will be a copy of Unit 4 and will produce 350 kilowatts and cost about to At this APS figures show that they have a labor force of 770 people at the Cholla Project and that figure is expected to climb to 1,225 late next year before any reduction is to Units 2 and 3 are slated to go into full operation in 1978 and 1979 with Unit 4 to follow in 1980 and Unit 5 in 1984. number of construction projects are underway in the Winslow Among these are the Marco Polo Motel near Sambo's a an addition to the Town House several new houses in the Desert View new construction of the Pizza Pub will begin soon according to Bruce The popular gathering place will be built on the east end of near the present Marco Polo a 65 unit is according to Harold builder and Weather he the motel staff hopes to open in The motel will include 65 gift shop and manager's The development is the 35th motel in the chain which has headquarters in and other units in New Colorado and Chittim noted that the company uses local contractors as much as and that building material is purchased The value of the when it is will be over he restaurant addition at the Town House Motel is about 35 percent according to Fred The walls are roof and insides He anticipates opening the which coffee lounge and two banquet rooms on Apr. 1.  houses are under construction on Pima with Donner Construction Company doing the Floors and plumbing are according to Ken Wir slow city houses are under construction in a development in Desert Vista on Easy The two custom houses are the first of a 13 unit development with underground planned at the A total of 48 lots will be sold in the development before the subdivision is according to Paula Leppin of Leppin Realty Associates the agent for the Howard City of Winslow has received word from Corolla Engineers that the planning for the waste plant and the sewage outfall lines has moved to the design This is a million funded jointly by the federal government and the City of A bond election held recently was approved by the Winslow voters for the construction of the plant and sewer the Arizona Outdoor Recreation Coordinating Commission had in State Lake Improvement fund grants budgeted for the City of Winslow for Clear Creek Recreation and Improvement SLIF The city is currently considering project proposals for the improvement and refurbishing of the dam and picnic Navajo County Parks Commission is considering improvements at McHood Park and the lower end of and southeast side of Clear Creek These improvements are compatible to a large are dependent upon implementation of the proposed city It has been suggested that the county could use the silt to be excavated from the reservoir in the project for park facility Proposed improvements to the city project have been pegged at about will also see the construction of the 1-40 bypass through This which actually got underway earlier this after the Sundt Construction Company of Tucson won the bid should be completed in about a year at a cost of about is also considering updating construction dates for the to connect 1-40 with 77 bridging the Santa Fe Railroad tracks and the Little Colorado The department is also considering updating the 1-40 bypass through Joseph City to complete the entire project earlier than construction plans nearing completion on the Winslow 1-40 the entire traffic of this area changing over the next couple of Forest paper and pulp mill work on a expansion early this and have been spending most of their time ironing out the a report issued company representatives say that production of board and paper is slightly off for this due to a few delays in the machinery to function problems should be ironed out in 1977 and full production is expected to The labor problems suffered last summer have all been cleared and a new contract has been signed by Southwest and the unions who work the work on tbe Coronado Generating Station near St. Johns by Salt River Project pick up during 1977. That project is expected to cost about billion by the time of completion and represents a major boost in the sagging Apache County employment SRP also announced that bids for a 44-mile railroad spur from Navajo to St. Johns will On Page 9  Low Dec. 22 44 7  23 45 13 Dec. 24 50 10 Dec. 25 42 9  26 43 8  27 48 4  Dec. 28 48 8  Friday through over the weekend with unsettled Possible showers in the Some snow in the Temperatures in the high 30s or low 40s in the upper dOs and low 60s in the Overnight 0-15 in and 30s in forward to of happiness as Year The Staff Winslow Simmons Appointed To City a candidate for the city council in the lasC regular who lost by less than 50 has been named to replace outgoing councilman Johnny was elected to the Navajo County Board of and will take over his new duties on Jan. 3. He recommended for the council ran in the last he's the people's choice for the a retired restaurant owner and longtime resident of this will be sworn into office Jan. 11. His appointment will be effective Jan. 3.  expressed his appreciation to the city and to all the city employees with whom he has a city councilman was a great he He commented that Winslow has dedicated the lowest to the they were a good group to work he Directors Okay Land Still be working hard for the people of Butler who attended Tuesday's received congratulations from Mayor Jim Curtis and the He indicated that he was pleased with the appointment and ready to go to Pioneer College will move with the purchase of land in Winslow for a building site following the Dec. 21 meeting of the board of directors of the Navajo County Community College The property is commonly known as the Ruby Hill board member Tilden Wilbur moved that the acquisition be His motion was that the college administration proceed with renegotiations and with the State Board of Community Colleges to purchase the land owned by Mrs. purchase price is expected to be slightly over Funds to purchase the property will come from certificates of deposits which Don the college business affairs has taken care the same Gilbert executive dean for development and occupational reported to the board that the college will lose the building housing the Center for the fall He said he had checked into several buildings the college could One was in the Village Center in and would lease for per square foot and the other was the old Valley National Bank Building in Show Low which would lease for per square expressed some concern regarding classroom space and full-time student equivalency in each of the county's Wilbur favored using the Haggen recommendation of using the old bank He asked Dr. Charles of the Goldwater what he would Sypolt preferred the bank because of more Wilbur moved that the administration negotiate a lease with Valley National Bank for use of the Board member Bob Schmidt of Winslow seconded and the motion was a lengthy the board agreed to table the proposed county-wide survey and have the administration update the Capson report so they could see what information needs to be If the board feels the information given by updating the report is the county survey might be discussion began when Ed the college said guidelines would have to be set by the board so they might be sent to the firms wishing to bid on conducting the He said that five firms had expressed interest in doing On Page 9   

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