The Navajo County Hashknife Sheriff’s Posse blazed it’s 59th trail this week, on Wednesday setting off to deliver its legendary sack of Pony Express mail to Scottsdale.
Headed by the county’s sheriff, the outfit makes its ride at the start of every year, traveling 200 miles from Holbrook to Scottsdale to deliver hand-stamped first-class letters by horseback, with a finale ceremony at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.
As official carriers for the U.S. Postal Service, the Hashknife Posse holds the longest continuous USPS contract, relaying 20,000 pieces sent each year from Joseph City, Overgaard, Pine, Heber, Payson, Lakeside/Pinetop, Fountain Hills, Scottsdale and Snowflake Post Offices.
Speaking Wednesday to the winter conference of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, a group of police chiefs and sheriffs, Trump expressed dismay that the court case is “going on for so long” and argued that even people without knowledge of the law can see that his ban is legal.
“You can be a lawyer. Or you don’t have to be a lawyer. If you were a good student in high school, or a bad student in high school, you can understand this,” he said.
On Jan. 27, Trump signed an executive order blocking citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S. The order largely affected citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It stopped people from these countries from entering the United States for 90 days. Trump’s order also barred all refugees from entering the country for 120 days and indefinitely halted the entry of all Syrian refugees.
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According to AAA Arizona, statewide prices fell by 1 cent to $2.18 per gallon, while the nationwide average fell almost 4 cents to $2.28.
“The national average price of gas continues to decline as U.S. oil production increases,” said Stephanie Moe, spokeswoman for AAA Arizona. “With supply levels healthy, prices could decline further, barring unforeseen circumstances.”
Springerville, Eagar and St. Johns shared identical gas prices averages of $2.35 per gallon for regular. In December 2016, gas was $2.29 while in January 2015, customers shelled out $1.85 per gallon in each municipality.
The average price of gas in Show Low was $2.26, down 3 cents from the previous week. Prices range between $2.18 to $2.28 for regular, and between $2.42 and $2.52 for diesel.
The average price at this time last month was $2.23, while the price in January 2015 was $1.79.