January to June<br>Year in Review: Winslow Mail headlines 2000<br>

January to June

Year in Review: Winslow Mail headlines 2000

January

New Year's Eve at La Posada - a Chamber of Commerce fund raise.r

Winslow's Incorporation in January 1900 remembered.

Winslow Memorial Hospital board meeting proposed to interview three candidates for the position of administrator.

Casper Baca's Roughstock Rodeo coordinated with the city of Winslow for the five weekends of the upcoming rodeo.

Terry DuBoise was elected president of the WUSD Governing Board for 2000. Dodie Montoya was elected vice-president and Roger Graybeal was elected clerk.

It was noted that Y2K, long a bugbear, came in quietly.

The "Running for City Council" series started with an interview with businessman Peter Cake; the next two articles covered La Familia's Ruby Valdez and dentist Robert Boyd.

Census plans were made for the April count.

Triannual Community Develop-ment Block Grant applications were being accepted.

February

The Public Forums found that the housing issue was still on people's minds. A Housing Commission was promised.

Winslow Memorial was dealing with an upset employee group after making administrator selections.

Adrienne Sanchez was profiled in "Running for City Council," followed by Ed Bernier, Judy Howell, Bob Mansell and Henry Juergens.

Bill Taylor was named principal of Jefferson School for the 2000-2001 school year as Joe Bullmore left to become Assistant Superintendent of Winslow schools.

Winslow native Richard Gordon Kleindienst, former Attorney General of the United States, died.

The City Council allotted the CDBG funds, subject to review by NACOG.

Bulldogs wrestlers took second place at the Arizona state meet.

Experts met in Winslow and looked a the flow of water from the waste treatment plant.

Planing and Zoning Commission heard a request to chance code allowing sale and rental of adult videos.

Four members of the hospital board faced a petition for recall: Bill Elzey, Brenda Manthei, Becky Penrod and Rhonda Greer.

March

Baca Roughstock Rodeo opened a five-week series of weekend rodeos.

Winslow placed second in both boys and girls basketball to Tuba City at Arizona state meets.

"Running for Council" profiled the last of nine candidates, Tom McCauley.

A bomb threat was made at Winslow Junior High School. The four boys who participated in the threat were caught and expelled for the semester.

The Winslow Police Department began "sting" actions against local sale of alcohol to minors. They investigated 13 sites and found violations at five.

Heber Jackson was honored for his long service on the Planning and Zoning Commission, including 14 years as chairman.

Winslow Weed and Seed steering committee worked on funding priorities.

March voting day had three elections going on: The city primary selected six candidates for May election to city council: Cake, Boyd, Mansell, Juergens, and McCauley; the school override election voted for the override; and the hospital recall election recalled three of the four cited in the petitions. Only Rhonda Greer retained her seat.

George Stegmeir was sworn in a president of the Chamber of Commerce.

Another bomb threat at Winslow Junior High School led to another student hoaxer: a girl.

Jean Heath of Lawrence, Kansas came to Standin on the Corner Park to propose to Stephanie Klosterhoff in a successful surprise aided by members of the park committee.

Anita Warboys was named administrator of Winslow Memorial Hospital.

The Baca Rodeo finals took place March 25 and trophies, buckles and bracelets, jackets and plaques were awarded the winners.

Standin' in the Corner Park Committee was named Organization of the Year by the Winslow Rotary Club. Marie LaMar was named Citizen of the Year.

April

Vicki France resigned as city planner.

City council looked at forming a lease-purchase agreement with La Familia for a property on Second Street.

Indian Health Service administrator Vita Khow won a Special Achievement Award from the American Hospital Association for outstanding service.

The WMH board filled its vacancies from among those who volunteered to serve: Larry Pane, Adrienne Sanchez and Joe Estudillo.

The Thermal Imager fund drive by the Winslow Firefighters Association began. The imager could show firefighters hot spots in walls after a fire, find victims trapped inside during a fire and even help locate someone lost after dark.

At mid-month the headline read "Winslow school board deals with problems": hazing, bomb threats and a teacher's improper relationship with a student - all in one meeting.

Jim Boles, running for his third term as mayor, was profiled.

Tina Mion won an Arizona Arts Commission grant to help with her next exhibition.

A "placebo" bomb device was found at Winslow High School. This time no one was caught for the crime.

May

George McGuire was profited, running as the challenger against the incumbent mayor.

The Santa Fe Estates plat was adopted.

Fire season started early, and bombers were stationed in Winslow before the end of April.

Winslow High School dedicated its track to Track Coach Ron Bellman who had died of cancer the previous year.

The Winslow High School prom king and queen were David Inere and Brenna Cavin.

The Cinco de Mayo queen was Tiffany Montoya, escorted by Joseph Sanchez.

The Rubi sisters, Jerusha and Rebekah, sang the national anthem at BankOne ballpark. Jerusha was the reigning Miss Navajo County.

The Library/ Cultural Center building at the corner of Third and Warren was studied for its adaptive reuse.

Three valedictorians were named at Winslow High School: Sam Ricks, Rustine Robertson and Michael Shumway. The salutatorian was Paige Hancock and Guadalupe Branch won the Principal's Award with a 4.0 average.

Elected officers for the Winslow High School Student Government for 2000-2001 were David Manthei, president; Braden James, vice-president; Tiffany Foster, secretary and Shawna Boyd, treasurer.

In the May city elections Jim Boles was re-elected as mayor, Robin Boyd, Robert Mansell and Tom McCauley were selected for city council.

Dwana Crain was valedictorian and Jennifer Lee salutatorian at Winslow Junior High School..

An Arizona state legislative study committee was formed for a split in Navajo County.

June

Headline of the year: "Computer thief caught in foot pursuit Thursday morning." Several places had been broken into and computer equipment taken, then a search warrant served and material placed in the police department locker. In the early hours of the morning the thief decided to reclaim the material in police custody and came through the roof of the detectives' building. He was caught by Lt. Steven Garnett and Sgt. Jon Miller. He had the list of items taken by the police search in his pocket and left his bag of tools behind.

Astronaut Irene Leverton visited Winslow airport in connection with a show of materials about women in aviation. Leverton lives in Prescott and flew her plane in for the visit.

The Winslow Soroptimist International Club celebrated its 50th anniversary, with many members returning to share a gala luncheon.

Sarah Smithson was named principal at Washington School for 2000-2001 and Doug Watson was appointed assistant principal at Winslow High School to replace Bill Taylor.

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