The city of Show Low
has a broad range of community facilities including a library, bowling alley,
two 18 hole golf courses, several lighted racquetball and tennis courts, an
exercise fitness course, soccer fields, an archery range and movie theaters.
Other facilities available include an indoor aquatic center pool, lighted
softball and baseball fields, handball and basketball courts and picnic
In addition to communication resources from the rest of the
state, Show Low has bi-weekly area newspapers, several radio stations, and
numerous television channels from Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff via cable,
translator and antenna.
There are five public elementary schools, one junior high school,
one high school, and Northland Pioneer College (NPC). Show Low High School has a
vocational education program with courses in auto mechanics, general business
and graphic arts. Northland Pioneer College, a nationally-accredited,
state-supported community college, began serving Navajo County during the
1974-75 academic year. The College is decentralized and now offers classes in
over 250 locations. Full-service degree-granting campuses are located in
Winslow, Holbrook, Snowflake/Taylor and Show Low. Degree course work may also
be completed at centers in Heber, Whiteriver and Keams Canyon. The district
office is located in Holbrook. Areas of study include adult basic education,
vocational, academic transfer and personal interest. For information call (800)
266-7845. Northern Arizona University, located within 60 miles, in cooperation
with NPC, offers upper division and graduate courses at several Navajo County
locations. Contact the NAU-Northlands Coordinator at (928) 537-9601.
Show Low also has an accredited cosmetology school in alternating years. The
area also supports the first rural vocational district, Northern Arizona
Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT). Various technical classes are
provided in existing high school facilities within Show Low and adjacent school
Navapache Regional Medical Center has 54 beds, there is one
nursing home with 100 beds and nine clinics (four chiropractic, five medical.)
The medical staff includes 41 physicians, five dentists, two opthomologists,
two orthodontists, four optometrists, four chiropractors, and two
veterinarians. Action Medical provides ambulance service. Air ambulance service
at NRMC and Show Low Regional Airport connects to Flagstaff, Tucson and Phoenix
There are six financial institutions with local offices in Show
Low. Also, several company-sponsored credit unions are available. The Northern
Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) located in Flagstaff services this area
with a Revolving Loan Program for new and existing businesses. Inquiries can be
made through WMRDC, P.O. Box
3440, Show Low, AZ 85901. The Industrial Development Authority of the City of
Show Low handles information related to industrial development bonds. Inquiries
can be made through the office of the Deputy City Manager/City Treasurer.
Additionally, Navajo County businesses are eligible for assistance in financing
fixed assets through the Finance Division of the Arizona Department of
The community is governed by a mayor, six council members, and a
city manager. Show Low is a full-service city with police, park and recreation,
water and waste management, and planning and zoning departments. Fire and
emergency medical services (EMS) are also available.
Show Low Regional Airport has two paved runways, (7,200-foot
lighted and one 4,000-foot unlighted) with paved taxi-ways and new terminal.
Commuter air service is available daily for local businesses; air freight
service is also available daily.
There are currently three industrial park locations providing
utilities, road and airport service. For information, contact the White
Mountain Regional Development Corporation.
(and three private companies)
This profile was prepared by the Arizona Department of Commerce
Communications Division in cooperation with the City of Show Low. Report was
prepared on June 1999.
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