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Navajo County installs 5 new medicine return boxes


Whiteriver – 612 S. Chief Ave. • Heber/Overgaard – 2061 Lumber Valley Road, Overgaard • Holbrook – Navajo County Sheriff’s Office,137 W. Arizona St. • Winslow – 706 W. 3rd St. • Pinon Health Center – Highway 191 Hospital Drive These ...

Bordow: AIA needs better re-evaluation process for placements


The Whiteriver Alchesay football program didn't win more than ...
Its enrollment as of Oct. 1 2014 was 531. Yet, somehow, when the Arizona Interscholastic Association released its initial division placements Tuesday, Alchesay jumped from Division V to ...

Lobos Win Over Show Low, Alchesay, Monument Valley


Playing in Whiteriver is tough for many opponents and through the first half the Lobos found themselves trailing 30-29. Another strong third period gave them a six-point lead over Alchesay and they extended it to nine in the fourth to win the game 67-58.

Whiteriver man gets prison term in child sex case


PHOENIX (AP) - A northeastern Arizona man has been sentenced to nine years in federal ...
Johnson pleaded guilty in March to abusive sexual contact with a minor. The Whiteriver resident will be placed on lifetime supervised release and be required to ...

Whiteriver woman gets prison for killing boyfriend


A northeastern Arizona woman has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend. Federal prosecutors said 19-year-old Sutero Anessa Quintero was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. The Whiteriver ...

Arizona firefighter found dead


Fort Apache Hotshot crew member Deon “Dino” Classay was working on the Diamond Fire on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation near Whiteriver, Arizona. Classay was found dead after he failed to return to an established camp on the evening on July 23 ...

Whiteriver serial rapist investigation failed, files show


But records obtained by The Arizona Republic through a lawsuit against the agency make it clear that the task force failed in its mission. All indications are that Whiteriver's serial rapist was never caught. As many as 17 victims never saw justice.

Whiteriver Arizona: Bigfoot Tracks ?


Is it me, or are the prints pictured above odd looking? I’ve seen many weird prints before from several different countries, but not like these. What stands out is the odd “cashew nut” shape of the prints. Very narrow looking. The second thing that ...

Apache Girls Enter Womanhood


Every summer, one of the most sacred ceremonies of the Apache nation takes place in Whiteriver, Arizona ...
Fronske recently invited a small group of guests to the coming-of-age ceremonies near White River. The events began on a Friday with a “dressing ...

Arizona fire imperils ancient Indian ruins


(CNN) --A wildfire on an Indian reservation at Whiteriver, Arizona, has forced the evacuation of more than 3,000 people and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency for two counties. By Wednesday morning, the Kinishba fire had scorched an ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR WHITERIVER

GET YOUR MEDICARE READY FOR 2015 IN WHITERIVER

Do you make resolutions for the new year? Here are some easy ones you can keep that will help get you ready for 2015:

1. Check to see that you have the right insurance card to use when you go to the doctor in 2015. Did you change your health or drug plan during Medicare Open Enrollment? If you did and you haven’t received your new card or welcome packet by January 1st, contact your plan for help. If you need to fill a prescription right away, find out how to fill a prescription without your card.

If you changed from a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) back to Original Medicare, use your red, white, and blue Medicare card when you go to the doctor. Get a new card if you lost or damaged yours, or need to update your information.

2. Budget for next year’s Medicare Part B deductible.

Remember, if you have Medicare Part B and you’re in Original Medicare, you’ll have to meet your deductible before your Medicare coverage pays for services and supplies. Next year, the Medicare Part B deductible will be $147, the same as it was in 2014. Plan your health care budget to account for the increased cost of doctor visits for the time that it will take to cover your deductible. Find out more about Medicare costs in 2015.

3.  Schedule appointments to get any preventive tests or screenings.

Medicare covers all sorts of preventive services to keep you healthy and screenings to check for health problems, and many are covered each year at no cost to you. Ask your doctor when you should schedule your wellness visit and other screenings. You can also use MyMedicare.gov to track your visits and make a calendar of preventive services.

Talk to your doctor about these covered preventive services to find out what’s right for your health needs.

4. Make sure your drug or health plan meet your needs.

If not, Medicare has a way for you to get the coverage you want instead of having to wait for the next Open Enrollment. At any time during the year, you can switch to a Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that has a 5-star rating.

Plan ratings are based on member surveys, information from doctors and health care providers, and other sources. The plan ratings are scores that show the quality and performance of the plan, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest rated plans.

You can make this change once per calendar year. Find 5-star health and drug plans in your area.

Remember to check www.medicare.gov for the latest Medicare news and information, and have a happy and healthy new year!

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Health insurance on WHITERIVER

Young adults have several options to get coverage through the insurance market.

1. Special Enrollment Periods

Find out if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. You may be eligible for registration under the Special Enrollment Period unknowingly. If your student medical coverage you finished, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period that will allow you to purchase a health plan through the Insurance Market. You might also grant a Special Enrollment Period if you get married or porced, have a child or adopt a child, moving to another area, and not old enough to be on the safe parent or have in your life some other event eligible to do so.

2. Medicaid and CHIP

Find out how to request coverage for Medicaid and CHIP . You can enroll in Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time of year. If you qualify you can now register.

3. coverage through the health plan of the parent

You can get coverage from their parents plan until age 26, even if married, not living with their parents or dependent on them economically. After age 26, you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

4. Catastrophic Coverage

These plans are an affordable way to protect yourself from the high costs of the worst cases, such as an accident or serious illness. If you are under 30, you can purchase a catastrophic plan coverage. Served three visits per year before you have paid the deductible and certain preventive services .

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Capital to small businesses and entrepreneurs in WHITERIVER

The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new Quarterly Report detailing how the program continues to help small businesses grow and create jobs. Since the beginning of the program, the Treasury Department has disbursed more than $1.1 billion to participating states.

“Through the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the Treasury Department, states, and private sector lenders and investors are supporting small businesses and creating a lasting impact on the economy,” said Clifton Kellogg, Director of the SSBCI program. “More than $1 billion in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds have been distributed, making a real difference at the local level. Because of these funds, businesses have been able to buy new equipment, expand their facilities, and hire workers.”

Small businesses and entrepreneurs need capital to build their businesses, and SSBCI is designed to help spur new private sector lending or investment in small companies by leveraging private capital along with the federal support offered by the program. Through SSBCI, the Treasury Department will award nearly $1.5 billion to state programs across the country that support small businesses, including small manufacturers. SSBCI funding is not repaid by participating states to the federal government. Instead, to help even more small businesses, repaid loans and investments remain with participating states to be redeployed locally. The SSBCI Quarterly Report shows that as of September 2014, participating states have recycled more than $60 million to support additional investments.

States have made considerable progress in deploying these funds to support economic growth locally. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by percentage of allocation include: North Dakota (Mandan Consortium), Idaho, Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Michigan, Kansas, and Alabama. The states that have deployed the most SSBCI funds by dollar amount include: California, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, New York, Ohio, and Georgia.

SSBCI was created when President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act on September 27, 2010. The Treasury Department awarded allocations to all fifty states by early 2012, based on a formula set by the Small Business Jobs Act that considered population and unemployment levels. Each state designs its own small business programs, and five types of programs are eligible for SSBCI funds: Capital Access Programs, Loan Guarantee Programs, Loan Participation Programs, Collateral Support Programs, and Venture Capital Programs. In the SSBCI 2013 Annual Report business owners reported that more than 95,000 jobs will be created or saved as a direct result of SSBCI support. [23]








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