Highway Closed Briefly Due To Accident

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An accident just west of Forest Lakes Tuesday backed up traffic for a short time.

The warm up has begun in our area as of late. Gone are the mornings where the temperature consistently reaches below 20 degrees. Where last week we had a drop in the water levels of runoff in our creeks due to colder nights, now a rise has occurred in those creeks due to the warmer weather above our community.

Even with the snowmelt, there is a good amount of snowpack still remaining in the upper elevations of the Mogollon Rim. So the run off is expected to continue for some time.

Highway 260 closed for short time

On Tuesday March 30 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Highway 260 closed for a short period following a fatal motorcycle accident one-half mile west of Forest Lakes. After a short time, the Arizona Highway Patrol began directing traffic to one lane around the accident until it was cleared up. Reasons for the accident were unclear.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Ponderosa Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for April 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Navajo County Park. Everyone is welcome. Free hot dogs will be served and balloons will be given out. There is a coloring contest and bags will be provided for the hunt. The guest of honor will be “Mr. Bunny” himself and escort “Miss Rainbow” the clown.

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