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27 ‎Navajo‏ criminal investigators to cover 27K miles

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Dale West, an experienced investigator with the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations, broke down in tears on his way to 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike's funeral May 6, 2016, and could not make it to the Farmington Civic Center where more than 1,600 people gathered to say goodb

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-21 06:36:06

Fire restriction partially lifted on ‎Navajo‏ Nation

FARMINGTON - A portion of the fire restriction on the Navajo Nation has been lifted to allow individuals to burn areas for agricultural purposes. The announcement about the lift, which was signed by Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye on March 16, was made Monday in a press release from his offic

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-21 04:30:00

March declared Missing Persons month by ‎Navajo‏ branch chiefs

WINDOW ROCK - Flanked by the families of missing, murdered or endangered Navajo people, the chiefs of the Navajo Nation's executive, legislative and judicial branches signed a proclamation March 12 declaring March as Navajo Nation Missing Persons Awareness Month. The proclamation, the first of its k

NHONEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 16:58:00

Company that leases farm land on ‎Navajo‏ agrees to fine

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - An Idaho-based company that leases farm land on the Navajo Nation has been fined for failing to post information on pesticides and ensuring protective gear properly fits workers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Navajo Mesa Farms agreed to pay about $6,000 to set

CAPITALPRESS.COM - 2018-03-20 12:41:44

‎Navajo‏ Nation to allow burn permits for agricultural use

The Navajo Nation is easing its fire restrictions in order to help farmers. President Russell Begaye signed an order allowing burn permits for agricultural uses only. Officers say since farmers often have to burn their old crops to prepare for new planting, they may as well do it in a safer way wi

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-19 21:22:14

New ‎Navajo‏ Ministries president looks forward to service

FARMINGTON - Raymond Dunton continues to settle into the role of president for Navajo Ministries Inc. after taking the job late last year. Navajo Ministries is a faith-based nonprofit organization based in Farmington that includes the Four Corners Home for Children, KNMI Vertical Radio and Navajo Na


March 20 Proclaimed as ‎Navajo‏ Nation Women Veterans Day

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye with Navajo female veterans after he signed a proclamation at the Wide Ruins Chapter House recognizing March 20 as Navajo Nation Women Veterans Day. WIDE RUINS, ARIZONA - On March 17 President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed a proclamation


Utah Governor & Congressman Pledge to Work with the ‎Navajo‏ Nation to Develop Solutions for Bears Ears National Monument

Council Delegate Davis Filfred, U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-Dist. 3), Vice President Jonathan Nez, Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert, Speaker LoRenzo Bates, Oljato Chapter President James Adakai, Council Delegate Herman Daniels, Jr., and Council Delegate Nathaniel Brown in Monument Valley, Utah on March 12, 20


Early data indicates possible spike in child fatalities in ‎Navajo‏ County

Data from the 24th Annual Report by the Arizona Child Fatality Review Program shows number and percentage of deaths among children by county of residence. In 2016, a total of 13 children under the age of 18 died in Navajo County which is a reduction of 50 percent when compared to the total of 26 in

WMI CENTRAL - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Displaced ‎Navajo‏ Generating Station Workers May Turn To Copper Mining

Unless a buyer can be found, the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona is going to shut down at the end of 2019. That will lead to a number of coal miners and power plant employees having to search for new opportunities. Reporter Ryan Randazzo has written in The Arizona Republic that copper min

KJZZ.ORG - 2018-03-19 18:29:59

‎Navajo‏ Spellers Compete To Go To National Bee

Parfait - that was the winning word for 12-year-old Brianna Hosteen at the qualifying spelling bee in Tuba City last month. Brianna, a seventh grader at Tuba City Boarding School, is a big reader. She likes science fiction and mysteries best. Still, she hadn't pictured herself in the Navajo Nation s


Winnie 's ‎Navajo‏ Taco Night returns

"Winnie's Navajo Taco Night" on Friday, March 16, is a fundraiser for downtown revitalization and the Farm to Fiddle festival to be held in downtown Hotchkiss in August. Winnie's Restaurant was famous for its Navajo tacos, said Farm to Fiddle co-creator Marsy Moore. Her in-laws, Bill and Jackie Moor


‎Navajo‏ Nation Science Fair attracts 792 participants

Students in seventh through 12th grade display their projects at the Navajo Nation Science Fair March 8. (Submitted photo) CHURCH ROCK, N.M.- On March 1, Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez encouraged the next generation of Navajo scientists to reach higher and accomplish their goals during a


Toxic Spill in the ‎Navajo‏ Nation

In August of 2015, members of the Navajo, or Dine, Nation watched "in horror" as a yellow plume of 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage rushed into their major water supply-the San Juan River. EPA contractors had been investigating the abandoned Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, when they


‎Navajo‏ Nation Vice President Advocates for ‎Navajo‏ Nation Law Enforcement Memorial

WINDOW ROCK-The Navajo Nation is moving forward on a proposed memorial to honor the 14 Navajo police officers who have died in the line of duty since 1949. Vice President Jonathan Nez and Jesse Delmar, executive director of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, on Thursday met with police off


As Coal Plant 's Closure Looms , ‎Navajo‏ Nation Looks to the Future

The Navajo Nation hopes the Kayenta Solar Facility can usher in a new era of energy production for the tribe. | Nicholas Michaud EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a two-part series. Read the first part here. By Melanie Whyte KAYENTA - At the Kayenta Solar Facility, white lines create a grid on th

ARIZONAHIGHWAYS.COM - 2018-03-20 12:13:00

Displaced ‎Navajo‏ plant workers could find new jobs in copper

When a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation closes in December 2019, some of the hundreds of displaced workers could find new jobs in the copper industry. Cookies must be enabled in order to access E&E News. SECURITY U.S. officials yesterday blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks aimed at


33 school board seats up for election in ‎Navajo‏ County

HOLBROOK - There will be 33 school board seats up for grabs this fall for Navajo County public school districts and tech schools. The school board elections will be conducted simultaneously with the General Election on Nov. 6. The positions are non-partisan and unpaid. In Snowflake, board seats held


ASU professor lauds new ‎Navajo‏ Nation law on cyberbullying

Law criminalizes electronic activity that aids in stalking or harassment; intent is to reduce violence and suicide Social media is indiscriminately ruthless and knows no boundaries - even in remote places such as Indian country. Last month the Navajo Nation signed legislation to include cyberbullyin


Environments and Everyday Life in the ‎Navajo‏ Nation

This event is free and open to the public. The presentation will be followed by a reception with refreshments. Navajo activists, Adella Begaye and Robyn Jackson, from the organization, Dine CARE (Citizens Against Ruining our Environment), will lead a presentation on environmental justice. Dine CARE