community offers a broad range of facilities including museums, a library,
senior citizens center, an Olympic-size swimming pool, 10 roping arenas, two
rodeo arenas, one golf course, and three parks with four lighted tennis courts,
basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts, picnic and barbecue areas, and
an amphitheater. Pioneer Days, one of the two largest events in Snowflake, is
held as near to Founders Day (July 24) as possible.
homes are open for tours with the residents adding to the pioneer spirit by
wearing costumes. An arts and crafts street fair, barbecues, dances, rodeos and
fireworks are among the many community-sponsored activities planned for this
special celebration. Featured attractions include softball and golf
tournaments. Snowflake also hosts an annual Ground Hog Breakfast on the closest
Saturday to Groundhog Day, February 2.
In addition to communication
resources from the rest of the state, Snowflake has newspapers and radio
stations from Show Low and Holbrook, and 20 television channels via cable and
There are four
public elementary schools, one junior high school and one high school in the
Snowflake/Taylor area. School enrollment is more than 2,700 students.
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 (520) 537-9601.
There are two
medical clinics, four physicians, three chiropractors, three dentists, one
part-time optometrist, and two ambulances serving Snowflake and Taylor.
Complete medical facilities are available in Show Low, 19 miles south.
There are two
financial institutions in the area: Norwest Bank in Snowflake and Frontier
State Bank in Taylor. 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, 1201 E. Cooley
Suite F, Show Low, AZ 85901. The Navajo County Industrial Development Authority
handles information related to industrial development bonds. Inquiries can be
made through the Navajo County IDBA, 819 W. Florida, Holbrook, AZ 86025.
Additionally, Navajo County businesses are eligible for assistance in financing
fixed assets through the Arizona Department of Commerce Finance
is governed by a mayor, six council members and a town manager. There is local
police protection and fire department. There is local police protection and the
fire department has 20 volunteers and six reserves.
Residents of Snowflake
have access to the Taylor Airport which has a 7,200 foot runway.
Lodging & Meeting Facilities
There are two
motels with 66 units in the area and several meeting facilities with the
largest seating 1,000; there are eight trailer parks and one R.V. park.
Total Snow, Sleet and Hail Annually: 16.9 inches (based on a 30-year
further information, contact:
81 W. First Street
Snowflake, AZ 85937
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