Front Page History

A look at the top stories from the archives of the Winslow Mail

23 years ago

The public became aware of an investigation into the Winslow Police Department by the Arizona Department of Public Safety this week in 1982. Mayor Georgia Metzger wrote a letter requesting an investigation after she received more than 140 complaints about certain officers within the department.

The complaints alleged misconduct and unethical conduct. Several City Council members said they were unaware of the investigation, which began in July.

49 years ago

The U.S. military was contemplating creating a missile test range about 35 miles north of Winslow this week in 1956. The Navajo Nation Tribal Council passed a resolution allowing for a government survey of the area in question.

An agreement still needed to be reached by the tribe, the U.S. Air Force and Navy and the Atomic Energy Commission.

Proponents of the test range said the project would have brought more families to the area and improved roads and utilities.

66 Years Ago

Between 80 and 100 members of the Arizona Water Works Association met at the La Posada Hotel to discuss several water issues.

The members were from Arizona and California, and gathered for a three-day session. Topics discussed during the session included sewage disposal, water supply, water purification, water treatment, and information on water distribution was handed out.

Following the discussions, the group toured the Winslow and Holbrook water and sewage plants, as well as Petrified Forest National Park.

79 Years Ago

John Barncord, the proprietor of the Opera House, noted that although the contract had not been let, work would begin on the new theater on Kinsley Avenue within the next few weeks, adding that the theater would be two stories and would seat 650 people.

The project was estimated to cost approximately $30,000, and was scheduled to be completed by the following February.

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