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Clubs & Meetings for July 16-22 | Community Beat  White Mountain Independent

Editor's note: The CLUBS & MEETINGS calendar runs every Tuesday. To submit a meeting or club activity, email it to cruiz@wmicentral.com or mail it to P.O. Box ...



Clubs & Meetings for June 25-July 1 | Clubs And Meetings  White Mountain Independent

Editor's note: The CLUBS & MEETINGS calendar runs every Tuesday. To submit a meeting or club activity, email it to cruiz@wmicentral.com or mail it to P.O. Box ...



Blue Ridge dedicates auditorium to legendary educator  White Mountain Independent

The Blue Ridge Unified School District board hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 20 for the remodeled, state-of-the-art, high school auditorium that was ...



Blue Ridge ranked among the top high schools in Arizona  White Mountain Independent

The Best High Schools rankings for 2018 have been published by U.S. News and World Report and 120 Arizona schools received state ranking.



Blue Ridge FabLab team wins NASA competition  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Think about the skill set it would take to engineer and build something meant to operate on another planet. What would you need and ...



Innovative new class schedule announced for Blue Ridge High School  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE — After 10 months of work a Blue Ridge School District committee has submitted recommendations for major changes in high school scheduling for ...



Blue Ridge lockdown was not a drill  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Calling it the most serious recent threat the school has experienced, Blue Ridge School Superintendent Dr. Michael Wright said that last ...



Blue Ridge High School loses well-respected teacher  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Sadness over the loss of a well-known and highly respected teacher hung like a pall over Blue Ridge High School this week.



BRUSD steps up security for high school graduation  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE — Roughly 100 people turned up at the Blue Ridge High School Auditorium last Wednesday to hear about safety measures being taken for ...



Blue Ridge ProStart team takes first place in Arizona  White Mountain Independent

The Blue Ridge ProStart culinary team will represent Arizona at national competition in May after placing first in the state. The winning team members were each ...



35th annual golf tournament May 4 benefits Blue Ridge Scholarship Fund  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP — All golfers are invited to play the 35th annual Blue Ridge Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, May 4, at the White Mountain ...



Student arrested for making threat to Blue Ridge graduation event  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE — Blue Ridge High School senior Matthew Schneider, 18, of Vernon, was arrested April 3 by Pinetop-Lakeside Police, charged with interfering with ...



AZ high school among NASA rover challenge winners  Kdminer

LAKESIDE – To come out a national winner in the first year of competition is pretty good. To receive that same award on an international level is even better.



Blue Ridge hosts NFL suicide prevention night  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS – Three special guests traveled over 1200 miles, one way, from Minnesota to Blue Ridge High School on Thursday, April 18 to participate ...



BRUSD welcomes changes with new school year  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — The halls of former Blue Ridge Junior High School on Porter Mountain Road were crowded once again as parents and their kids ...



Az Dept. of Education releases school A-F grades  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Nine area schools in six districts earned prestigious “A” grades from the Arizona Board of Education's annual assessment of school ...



Blue Ridge Football Hoping For Return To Greatness  Sports360AZ

Once a state football power, Lakeside Blue Ridge High is hoping to one day return to their past glory in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona.



Remembering Coach Paul Moro  White Mountain Independent

I was deeply saddened to hear that my old high school football coach, Paul Moro, passed away last week.



Fab Lab brings high-tech opportunities  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — There was a gathering at the old Blue Ridge Elementary School on White Mountain Boulevard in Pinetop-Lakeside last Thursday, and ...



Buttes, pines, ghosts: Arizona's coolest high school football stadiums  AZCentral

They separate themselves by structure, style, scenery, environment and ambience. Here are my coolest high school football stadiums in Arizona: ...



Making sense of the BRUSD bond  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — With the general election on its way, voters will soon decide the fate of Blue Ridge Unified School District's $15 million-worth of critically ...



Blood donors needed | Pinetop Lakeside  White Mountain Independent

Even though the skies are blue in Arizona, much of the country is still recovering from winter weather, and now, spring flooding. The recent severe weather ...



Apache Culture Appreciation Week prelude to Evening of Apache Culture  White Mountain Independent

Native Women Scholars Inc., a local non-profit that provides scholarships to students from the White Mountain Apache Tribe and other tribes is teaming up again ...



Five area schools earn top grades  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Five area schools in four districts earned prestigious “A” grades from the Arizona Board of Education's annual assessment of school ...



Irene Lopez Elementary Principal Gestson receives award  Arizona Education News Service

Megan Gestson was one of 11 principals in Maricopa County awarded the prestigious Exemplary Principal Award from Steve Watson, superintendent of ...



Overcoming obstacles | Announcements  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Jaden Ornelas,18, is a Lakeside resident and a senior getting ready to graduate from Blue Ridge High School this May. At the age of 3, Jaden ...



SL High School's new admin team is invested in student success  White Mountain Independent

Show Low High School principal Ben Marchant is as local as they come. He was born and raised here in Show Low and graduated from Blue Ridge High ...



Rotary Club names two students of the month  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE — White Mountain Rotary Club honored Josiah Goode and Faith C. Young both from Blue Ridge High School as students of the month.



Blue Ridge grads receive awards scholarships  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Six graduates of Blue Ridge High School have earned college scholarships from the Pinetop Country Club to further their higher ...



BRUSD considers technology upgrade  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — At the Jan. 16 meeting of the Blue Ridge Unified School District Governing Board, Superintendent Dr. Michael Wright was awarded a ...



Darrin Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund awards $10k to local students  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — There was a sold-out crowd of over 300 people at the third annual Darrin Reed Memorial Scholarship Dinner hosted by the First Responders ...



Results-based funding: Governor's budget proposal and fiscal year 2019 analysis  Arizona Education News Service

Since Arizona Legislators approved Senate Bill 1530 in 2017, about $39 million a year in results-based funding has gone to nearly 300 public schools whose ...



Country club awards $74000 in scholarships  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP — The Pinetop Country Club gave a huge helping hand to its younger employees who want to attend a university, a college or technical or vocational ...



First 4-H Fab Lab Opens in Arizona  UANews

Blue Ridge School District's old library is filled with the excited murmur of students' voices and the sound of machines whirring as they churn out laser-cut signs ...



Run to the Pines Car Show-Fall Festival fast approaching  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — The 35th annual Run to the Pines Car Show, in conjunction with the Fall Festival, will be held Sept. 28-30 this year and promises to be ...



Top 14 teams with most Arizona high school football state titles since 1974  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - Blue Ridge High School football program has won 15 state titles since 1974, leading all schools in Arizona.



Taylor native heads Residential Utility Consumer Office  White Mountain Independent

PHONEIX – Last week Gov. Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Jorge “Jordy” Fuentes as the new director of the Residential Utility Consumer Office ...



Seven years at sea nets a book for Lakeside's Julie Bradley  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE – Though Julie Bradley has moved at least 20 times in her life, today when asked where she is from, without hesitation, she will tell you it's Arizona.



Jaramillo trial underway for 2012 murder  White Mountain Independent

APACHE COUNTY — After a years-long delay, Gabriel Ross Jaramillo's murder trial is underway in the Apache County Superior Court. Jaramillo was arrested ...



High Mountain Half Marathon coming in August  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE —The High Mountain Half Marathon 10K, 5K and Free Kids Fun Run will be held Aug. 4. This year the goal is 1000 runners/walkers. This event is a ...



Cellular One celebrates 25 years dedicated to serving the underserved Do you know the story?  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — When we set up shop in Show Low 25 years ago, I don't think anyone truly knew what to expect. Life has never been the same since.



Cheer USA Hawaii selects two Blue Ridge students for summer camp  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Cheer Hawaii USA holds a summer leadership camp each year for a select number of cheerleaders chosen from all 50 states. This year ...



43rd annual Fourth of July Arts and Crafts Festival set for June 30-July 2  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP — The High Country Art Association (HCAA) announces its 43rd annual Fourth of July Arts and Crafts Festival to be held at The Orchard, adjacent to ...



Pinetop-Lakeside Police | Pinetop Lakeside | wmicentral.com  White Mountain Independent

Oct. 22 — Pinetop-Lakeside Police responded to Blue Ridge High School, where an officer took a report of vandalism in which someone wrote drug graffiti on a ...



“Taste of the Mountain” - Food With Purpose  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP — Many people consider “Taste of the Mountain” as one of the most delicious events they'll encounter in the area.



Year in review: Top stories of 2015  White Mountain Independent

Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series reviewing the top stories of 2015. These are for the months of January through June. Look for July through ...



Flagstaff students among Dorrance Scholarship winners | Local  Arizona Daily Sun

The Arizona Community Foundation recently announced that Adam Carl, a student from Coconino High School in Flagstaff; Mason Turney from Saint Johns ...



Bordow: Top 10 Arizona high school football venues  azcentral.com

What makes a great venue for high school football games? That's a heck of a question. Is it the stadium itself? The location? The fans? The quality of the teams?



Kellie Velde | Obituaries | azdailysun.com  Arizona Daily Sun

Arizona lost one of its most precious gems on June 26th. Kellie Velde, our free spirted and true lady, made it her life's mission to be a friend to all.



Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records  Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona Department of ...



Verizon Wants New Tower in Pinetop Neighborhood  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — A subcontractor to Verizon Wireless has asked the Pinetop-Lakeside Board of Adjustment for a variance to the town code so they can ...



Football participation in Arizona high schools on the rise despite concussion concerns  Cronkite News

Many high schools are shutting down football programs because of falling participation numbers. However, most high schools in Arizona are increasing.



Cody Ryan McBride  White Mountain Independent

Cody Ryan McBride, 20, died April 23, 2017, in Tucson. He was born Sept. 6, 1996, in Phoenix.



Jake Belshe to take reins of BR football program  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE — Blue Ridge High School's four-month-long search for a new head football coach has come to an end.



Blue Ridge graduate slides into the co-anchor chair at KTAR  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — One of the White Mountain's own slid into the co-anchor seat at KTAR for the radio station's four-hour “Arizona's Morning News” show on ...



Pinetop Country Club provides $50000 in scholarships to 10 'outstanding' students  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP — The Pinetop Country Club awarded $50000 in scholarships this week to 10 students who have distinguished themselves in their academic studies ...



Timber Mesa Fire Chief re-elected to Az Fire Districts Assoc  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — At the recent annual business meeting of the Arizona Fire Districts Association (AFDA), Timber Mesa Fire Chief Bryan Savage was reelected to ...



Snowflake girls win state track and field title  White Mountain Independent

Athletes from Snowflake, Show Low and Blue Ridge were outstanding at the Arizona Interscholastic Association's Division 3A Track and Field Championships at ...



Pinetop-Lakeside ponders building synthetic ice rink  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE — Pending the confirmation of the town budget July 6, the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside wants to put in a synthetic ice rink in Mountain ...



Rotary Club honors Ironside, Orona as 'Students of the Month'  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — The White Mountain Rotary Club honored Kara Ironside from Show Low High School and Emily Orona from Blue Ridge High School as ...



Braswell, Poteet compete in high school rodeo state finals  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Two members of the Show Low High School Rodeo Team, under the guidance of Nikki Muzrall, a Show Low High School lab-earth science ...



Henderson caps undefeated season with 2nd state title  White Mountain Independent

Blue Ridge junior wrestler Adam Henderson had to be his best in winning a second consecutive state championship in the Arizona Interscholastic Association ...



WMAT recognizes students with 4.0 GPA at banquet  White Mountain Independent

WHITERIVER — The White Mountain Apache Education Department honored students with a grade point average of 4.0 during the annual National Native ...



Blue Ridge students bring King Henry V to life with medieval feast  White Mountain Independent

Seniors in Judy Peterson's English class were inspired to travel back 600 years in time to bring famous kings and nobles back to life following the reading and ...



Goza rallies on Day 2 to finish second at state golf tournament  White Mountain Independent

Cody Goza of Blue Ridge HIgh School wrapped up a successful junior season on the golf links by finishing second at the Arizona Interscholastic Association's ...



Can AZ lead in career and technical education education despite millions in cuts?  Arizona Education News Service

While Arizona is a leader in career and technical education, continued cuts in state funding remain a challenge for programs that helped 5000 high school ...



Lisa Massey  White Mountain Independent

Lisa Massey died June 10, 2015 in Pinetop. Lisa was born May 2, 1978 in Mesa to Steven and Robin Massey.



WMAT Ed Dept. announces first quarter Students of the Month  White Mountain Independent

WHITERIVER — The White Mountain Apache Tribe announced the Students of the Month for the first quarter, which includes August, September and October, ...



Cedar Fire jumps containment line, winds moving it southward; fire grows to 26k acres  ABC15 Arizona

A shift in wind direction is moving the Cedar Fire in the opposite direction of its previous movement. Come Monday, the fire grew to 26,739 acres and more ...



Event coordinator needs academic decathlon volunteers  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP - Less than 30 days remain until high school students from across the state descend on our mountain to attend the Academic Decathlon hosted this ...



Todd Michael Leonard  White Mountain Independent

Todd Michael Leonard, 47, resident of Mesa and a native of Arizona, died April 29, 2016, in Mesa. He was born May 25, 1968, in Mesa. He attended Blue Ridge.



Yellow Jackets dominate Holiday Classic  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE — The strength of the host team came to the fore in last weekend's CellularOne White Mountain Holiday Tournament at Blue Ridge High School.



Register for Pinetop/Lakeside's Youth Basketball Skills Program  White Mountain Independent

PINETOP/LAKESIDE — Registrations are now being accepted for the Youth Basketball Skills Program which begins with a clinic on Saturday, Jan. 11.



AZ Conservation Corps' graduates 21 members  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Arizona Conservation Corps' White Mountains Program graduated 21 corps members Aug. 18 from three spring and summer crews.



Tempe Police donates $10000 to Gililland's bicycle repair class  Arizona Education News Service

Last year, Gililland Middle School started their own bicycle repair class called the “Recycle-a-Bicycle” program. Taught by Claudia Becho, the class focuses on ...



Church services, religious study groups  White Mountain Independent

Former Mormon support group in the White Mountains area. A place to learn about the Bible, ask questions or just talk with former Mormons who have found ...



Susan Bennett  White Mountain Independent

Susan Bennett. Susan Bennett, 72, died peacefully Sept. 5, 2018, at her home in Pinetop-Lakeside. She was born Feb. 26, 1946 in San Rafael, California, ...



Former Show Low Fire Chief stripped of awards  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Arizona Fire Chiefs Association President Paul Adams is recommending the Bob Weber Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Former Show ...



Arizona PBS to launch 24/7 channel for kids  Arizona Education News Service

Arizona PBS, the public television station based at Arizona State University with more than 1 million viewers, is launching an all-new children's channel ...



Will Arizona Native Zella Day Ever Achieve Pop Stardom?  Phoenix New Times

Arizona native Zella Day is poised for pop stardom—will she ever get her big break?



Summit welcomes new doctors  White Mountain Independent

Summit Healthcare welcomes Dr. Michelle Mulder and Dr. Elizabeth W. Bierer.



Arizona Wins EPA's Air Quality Flag Program Challenge  Arizona Education News Service

Arizona schools won the EPA's Spring Air Quality Flag Program Challenge to protect people's health. Schools state-wide are raising brightly colored flags to help ...



Native American Day in Arizona is June 2  White Mountain Independent

APACHE COUNTY – Arizona has joined a short list of states that celebrate and recognize the contributions Native Americans have made to the establishment ...



Science Foundation Arizona names 2015 Bisgrove Scholars  Arizona Education News Service

Science Foundation Arizona announces the selection of five engineers and scientists, from top-tier applicants from around the world, for its prestigious Bisgrove ...



Do you know these Arizona veterans? Project aims to put a face to every name in Vietnam memorial  AZCentral.com

She starts with a name. Gerald Martin Lubbehusen. This one is unusual, Sharon Johnston thinks, which should make the search easier. She has a date of birth, ...



Inaugural NPC Friends and Family Scholarship Disc Golf Tournament a Win for Veteran Students  White Mountain Independent

Veterans of the U.S. military enrolled at Northland Pioneer College will benefit from a new scholarship fund created with proceeds from the first NPC Friends and ...



Senior English students study apartheid  White Mountain Independent

McKay Berges shared his fourth-grade level book about sports in South Africa with members of his senior English class. Berges was inspired to write the book ...



Joseph Dennis Wilson Sr.  White Mountain Independent

Joseph Dennis Wilson Sr., affectionately known as “Joe” and self-nicknamed Joseph Bull Elk Wilson, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at his ...



Three students take home inaugural Smith Bagley Scholarship  White Mountain Independent

LAKESIDE — This spring Cellular One invited students throughout its coverage area to participate in its first annual Live Connected Scholarship Challenge; ...



WME Theaters thriving despite economy  White Mountain Independent

When Teddy Croney went bowling with a girlfriend one night in Scottsdale, she started a trip that has brought her to ownership of 11 movie screens in Show Low ...



Sunrise Ski Resort celebrates 40th birthday  White Mountain Independent

SUNRISE - The good news is that Sunrise Ski Resort is in its 40th year of operation. The not so welcome news is that resort's projected date of opening for.



Wallow Fire: 'Absolutely frightening'  White Mountain Independent

Within days of its ignition, the Wallow Fire was being compared to the Rodeo-Chediski Fire in 2002.



Decade later: Rodeo-Chediski still burns in our memory  White Mountain Independent

The Rodeo-Chediski Complex fire burned its way into our lives a decade ago in June 2002. By the time it was over it had, in 19 days, burned an area.



Fire restrictions expand across Arizona  AZCentral

Fire restrictions in Arizona have started early this year thanks to persistent drought and warmer-than-normal temperatures. As of Friday, April 20, campfire and ...



Pinetop-Lakeside hosting kids' summer camp through July 28  White Mountain Independent

Once again, the Pinetop-Lakeside Parks and Recreation Dept is hosting Kidz Nature Kamp, Monday through Thursday, through July 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...



Biggest wildfire in Arizona history couldn't burn Fort Apache Reservation  AZCentral.com

Heavy winds started the biggest wildfire in Arizona history in June 2011. Once burning, the Wallow Fire grew, pushed by the winds, across hillsides and into ...



Dynamic Impact brings home medals, trophy  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW - Dynamic Impact Martial Arts sent five of their students to represent the school at the annual "Battle of the Desert" Nov. 13 in Phoenix.



Greer steps up to fill loss of North Pole Experience  White Mountain Independent

GREER — For three years, the holiday season in Greer was centered around a magical experience for kids and adults alike. The North Pole Experience was a ...



Arizona wildfires: 11 of the biggest since 2002  azcentral.com

Since 2002, wildfires have burned millions of acres in Arizona.



Nature is clearing more forest than people can. That may be a good thing  AZCentral.com

'Box and burn': The feds have struggled to thin thousands of acres of forest. Nature may be doing it instead.



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