Navajo County Gets Grant For Dui Task Force


A light snow fell Wednesday morning in Heber, covering the roads and making them slightly slick.

A light snow fell Wednesday morning in Heber, covering the roads and making them slightly slick.

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The daytime temperatures in the last week have remained at freezing or just above the 32-degree mark. This has resulted in snow and ice remaining in those shady areas and fields. Precipitation in the form of light snow returned Wednesday morning.

However, a departure from the colder than normal trend is expected and the daytime temperatures are predicted to reach into the 50s this weekend. A warming trend is most welcome by many after the bitter cold nights and freezing pipes in the Heber-Overgaard area.

The Navajo County Board of Supervisors approved the submission of an application and later the approval to enter into a grant agreement with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for participation in the White Mountain DUI Task Force efforts and throughout the county in the amount of $20,583.

“For this enforcement period, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force members received nearly a two-fold increase in funding from prior years,” said Navajo County Sheriff KC Clark. Sheriff Clark’s comment stems from the revised application and award processes the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety set forth for the 2011 grant period.

Sheriff Clark further remarked, “Previously, Navajo County was required to share a total award, and conditions amongst participants of the White Mountain DUI Task Force. Today, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force members are not bound to sharing their allocation and are able to branch out to other jurisdictions of the county.”

As part of the grant, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force members will participate in several community events throughout the county to provide education and outreach to Navajo County citizens. Dates and times for upcoming events will be released as those details become known.

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