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Public Gets To Listen In On Plans For Navajo Generating Station

This week, Arizonans have a chance to hear the future of the Navajo Generating Station. 

The coal-fired power plant on the Reservation south of Page is slated to close in 2019.

Representatives from the Department of the Interior are hosting “listening sessions” this week.  The first was held Monday in Phoenix at the Heard Museum.

The Arizona Corporation Commission met with the Interior last month to discuss extending the lease term for stakeholders, SRP, APS, Tucson Electric and Nevada Energy. 

Ideas primarily centered on converting the plant to alternative power such as natural gas or solar power, but not coal.

The plant and nearby coal mine employ up to 1,900 people from the reservation and is the area’s largest employer.

The remaining sessions are Wednesday 4-7 p.m. in Page, and Friday 9 a.m.-noon in Window Rock.

Holliday Moore is a native Arizonan and veteran journalist who joined KJZZ’s news team in January 2017.Moore graduated from Arizona State University after double majoring in mass communications and marketing/management. She spent her first two decades reporting for television news, beginning in small markets and working up to congressional correspondent in Washington, D.C., for a political news service.Family commitments in Arizona brought her back to the Southwest, where she covered legislative and court beats for Albuquerque’s KRQE-TV and the infamous Four Corner Manhunt as KREZ-TV’s managing editor.Back home in Phoenix, she developed ABC15’s “Democracy Project,” now instituted at all Scripps’ news stations nationwide. Her work garnered “Best Practices” recognition by the Poynter Institute and the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.Her television reports, from sports to cultural issues, earned her multiple Emmy and Associated Press nominations, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy for her Hopi Partition Land Act coverage.As she started a family, Moore started her own media production agency, producing magazine-style travel stories for the Emmy-winning Arizona Highways Television show while working part time for a Valley radio station. She is convinced radio is where visual, sound, and print are merging through deeper storytelling. In her relatively short time with radio network affiliates, she has won four Edward R. Murrow Awards and multiple nominations from other professional news societies.Moore now teaches advanced broadcast writing to the next generation of reporters at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where a high percentage have gone on to receive national awards for their work in her class. She enjoys being back home near childhood friends and sharing the beautiful Arizona desert with her husband and young son.