set for next week
GCNP — Registration for 2000-01 Grand Canyon School students will be held the week of Aug. 7.
On Monday and Tuesday, returning students who will be in the first through sixth grades may register.
On Aug. 9, new students in kindergarten through eighth grade can register.
On Aug. 10, new and returning middle-school and high-school students may register.
Each registration session begins at 8:30 a.m. The school advised parents to bring immunization records.
Get car washed,
help Tusayan VFD
TUSAYAN — The Tusayan Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fund-raising car wash and rummage sale Sunday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the firehouse in Tusayan.
Visitors can shop around for items at the rummage sale while their car or truck is being washed. The cost is $5 per car and $7 per truck or van.
All proceeds benefit the Tusayan VFD.
Pioneers to meet
for Aug. 19 event
GCNP — The Grand Canyon Pioneers Society will meet Aug. 19 for a program about the history of Phantom Ranch.
The event will be presented by Keith Green, Grand Canyon National Park ranger, who was formerly stationed down at Phantom Ranch.
Society members are asked to meet at the Maswik Lodge for lunch at noon with the program following at the Albright Training Center.
GC Music Festival
coming Sept. 8-23
GCNP — The 17th season of the Grand Canyon Music Festival will run Sept. 8-23.
Following is a rundown of programs, all of which are at the Shrine of the Ages except the Sept. 12 performance:
• Sept. 8-9 — Classical music programs. Artists include Martha Caplin and Claire Jolivet on violin; Nicole Divall on viola; Peter Retjo on cello and piccolo cello; Kenneth Cooper on harpshicord and piano; Clare Hoffman on flute; and Josephine Mongiardo, soprano.
• Sept. 12 — Jazz and Classics — The Blues! will be perform at Ashurst Auditorium at the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. The Bonfiglio Group will be performing. Artists include Robert Bonfiglio on harmonica; Joe Deninzon on violin; Stephen Benson on guitar; and Anthony Falanga on bass.
• Sept. 13 — Jazz and Classics — The Blues! will be performed at the Shrine of the Ages.
• Sept. 15-16 — Classical music programs. Artists include Hoffman on flute and the Miami String Quartet (Ivan Chan and Cathy Meng Robinson on violin; Chauncey Patterson on viola; Keith Robinson on cello; Alan Chow on piano; and Falanga on bass.
• Sept. 22-23 — Continental Harmony Millennium Celebration, including Guardians of the Grand Canyon by Brent Michael Davids. Artists include Maria Bachmann on violin; Dorothy Lawson on cello; Davids on crystal flute; Hoffman on flute; Jerome Jim on cedar flute; Peter Sheridan on clay flute; Lydia Artymiw on piano; Pablo Rieppi and David Rozenblatt on percussion; Michael Kabotie as Hopi narrator; and the Havasupai Guardians of the Grand Canyon.
FLAGSTAFF — The 51st annual Coconino County Fair will be Sept. 1-4 at the fairgrounds at Fort Tuthill.
For residents interested in entering items in the fair, premium books have been distributed throughout the county. The booklets provide detailed entry information and deadlines, which are fast approaching.
Premium books are free and can be picked up at various places around the county. At Grand Canyon, they can be picked up at post office.
For additional locations, call the county’s parks and rec office at 520-774-5139.
A limited number of commercial and community service booths are still available. Applications can be obtained from the parks and rec office.
For more information, call David Fiss at 520-774-5139.
bake sale slated
PARKS — The Parks-Bellemont Fire District Auxiliary will hold a bake sale Saturday at the Pines General Store. The sale begins at 7 a.m.
The auxiliary will hold bake sales on the first Saturday of each month at the store. Donations of baked goods are accepted. Raffle tickets for a blown-glass sculpture are also on sale.
The auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Parks Fire Station. Everyone is invited to join the group. For more information, call 635-9453.
Truth in taxation
FLAGSTAFF — The Coconino County Board of Supervisors invites citizens to attend a public hearing Monday to consider the tax rate and levy for fiscal year 2001.
Brenda Grey, citizen outreach coordinator, said the county’s intention is to maintain its current primary property tax rate, which results in a levy increase of $91.107 or 2.82 percent.
For example, the proposed tax increase will cause the county’s primary property taxes on an $80,000 home to increase from $26.71 (total taxes that would be owed without the proposed ax increase) to $27.46 (total proposed taxes including the tax increase).
The public hearing is scheduled for Monday at 9 a.m. in the county administration center’s first-floor meeting room, 219 E. Cherry in Flagstaff.
The board will receive comments from any taxpayer wishing to speak for or against the proposed tax increase.
For additional information, contact the clerk of the board by mail at 219 E. Cherry, Flagstaff, AZ 86001; by telephone at 520-779-6694; by fax at 520-779-6687 or by e-mail at email@example.com.