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Council Delegate: Production of hemp on Nation could make up lost revenue
FARMINGTON, N.M. — On Dec. 7, the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project Negotiation Subcommittee (NIIP) received updates and discussed the Navajo Nation’s position of hemp production.
Public expresses concerns to Navajo Police during first listening session
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Police Department heard from the public during the first of a six-listening sessions scheduled by the Office of Chief of Police. The sessions were open to the public with the intent to provide the people an opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns to the
NCSO gets another pot bust on I-40
The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office made a substantial bust on Interstate 40 on Dec. 4 about 3:45 p.m., thanks to one of their K-9 officers. The vehicle was stopped at about mile 291, east of Holbrook, near the Sun Valley area. The dog, named Legend, alerted to the vehicle after it was pulled over.
Delegate Slim advocates for community involvement at Antelope Canyon
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — On Nov. 28, Council Delegate Tuchoney Slim, Jr. met with the National Park Service regarding concerns of activities within the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Antelope Point, all areas located near Page, Arizona.
Second Sequoia threat the result of prank phone calls
LINDEN — Last Wednesday, Sequoia Village School experienced its second school threat incident in one week. The first incident occurred last Friday, Nov. 30, and was initially described as a bomb threat but was determined to be unfounded and the school was deemed safe by Navajo County Sheriff’s Offic
Begaye honors legacy of President George H.W. Bush
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States of America, passed away Nov. 30 at the age of 94. “President George H.W. Bush demonstrated tremendous leadership in the highest office in the world,” said Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye. “I offer my sinc
Flagstaff History: City council declines expand Walnut Canyon
1893: W. A. & P. P. Daggs shipped twenty carloads of sheep from Holbrook to Kansas on Monday. Taxes become delinquent on Monday, Dec. 18 after which a penalty of five percent will be added.
Book Review: Final novel by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie reveals suprsise ending
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Evangeline Parsons Yazzie’s new book “Their Land, Their Love: The Return Home” is the last book in her “Her Land, Her Love” series and is available at Salina Bookshelf in Flagstaff.
Kentucky man makes court appearance in murder of Diné
The Burlington, Kentucky, man accused of killing a 26-year-old Diné woman appeared in a striped prison jumpsuit and in shackles during a preliminary hearing at a Boone County courthouse Friday morning. Now, this case will go before a grand jury.
Substance abuse, mental health, suicide and poverty top issues
NAVAJO COUNTY — The Public Health Department of Navajo County recently published the results of their 2018 Public Health Assessment used to “describe the physical and social conditions that affect the health of Navajo County.” With 108,956 residents in 2017, the study compiled the results of epidemi
Giant auction starts today online
The Navajo County Public Fiduciary on-line winter auction starts today and continues through Dec. 17. All items are new or very gently used. Some items listed: Wii and Atari gaming systems, Wii games, Xbox, flat screen TVs, laptops, printers, guitar and amp, lots of home decorations and wall art, te
Bomb threat 'unfounded'
LINDEN — Sequoia Village School in Linden had a precautionary lockdown incident on Friday, Nov. 30, at approximately 9 a.m. in response to a possible bomb threat by a 9-year old male student.
Navajo County Sheriff's Office
The unincorporated areas of Holbrook, Joseph City, and Winslow areas including Adamana, Goodwater, Sun Valley, Woodruff, and Chevelon Canyon areas are provided law enforcement services by the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office.
Arizona Coffee Shop Claims To Be The One Stop Shop For All Things Trump
A steady stream of customers arrives every morning at TheTrumped Store and Coffee Housein Show Low, Ariz. Barista Sean Lynch whips up a latte underneath a sign that reads "Making Coffee Great Again." He pours foam over espresso and milk, still fine-tuning his latte artwork.
Whiting rises to better defend the county
On November 15, the CSA executive board unanimously elected Whiting as the association’s Third Vice President. In that position, second down from the top, he is line to rise to the presidency in 2023.
Blue Ridge lockdown results in arrest of one, search for second suspect
The lockdown was triggered by a Blue Ridge student talking on his phone who was overheard by another student in at the Lakeside Circle K store. According to the report, the 16-year-old male student said "I'm tired of this (expletive deleted), and I'm about to shoot up a school. Are you down?"
Show Low's 'Trumped Store' Aims To Make Navajo County Conservative Stronghold
Arizona turned a shade of purple after the mid-term elections, as both Republicans and Democrats won high-profile contests. That “blue wave,” however, missed rural Navajo County, and a couple of business partners in Show Low want to keep it that way. They run a one-of-a-kind shop dedicated to Presid
New council members sworn in
During the Call to the Public, Pinetop Fire Chief Jim Morgan gave the council some very good news. “There are two more Firewise communities on the Mountain: Pinetop Crossing and Stone Pine,” he stated. “There are eight more in the pipeline which will make a total of 13 Firewise communities.”
Winter storm set to hit Arizona
A winter storm is set to sweep through Arizona starting Thursday afternoon with gusty winds, mountain snow, a few valley rain showers and much colder temperatures. This pacific low pressure system and associated cold front will impact the state through Friday afternoon.
DPS: Man with dementia had Oxycodone in system at time of I-40 wrong-way crash
HOLBROOK, AZ - A just-released investigative report reveals new details in a wrong-way crash near Holbrook that killed two people and injured five others, including members of a youth group returning home from church camp.