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50 Years Ago: Officials discuss lack of towns on the rez

There are no towns on the Navajo Reservation, according to an editorial written by the Navajo Times' general manager, Dick Hardwick, in March, 1968. In fact, he said, the concept of towns is "foreign" to most residents of the reservation. Hardwick had just come from a three-day conference sponsored


Letters: We will not tolerate exploitation of our grandfather

It is with great disappointment on the eve of the passing of our grandfather, we, the granddaughters of Norris Nez Sr., discovered an article titled "Preserving our Traditional Culture" by Patrick Scott of Tuba City, in the Leading the Way magazine, Volume 16 No. 3. This article articulated misleadi


Giving back to the grid

Crisscrossed by gas and oil pipelines, shaken by the heavy trucks motoring to and from the Bisti oil field, tiny Ojo Encino Chapter has long felt the effects of the extractive energy industry. But as for its own electricity, the chapter house just made a major commitment to renewables. On March 8, 1


Conference aims to develop dialogue about uranium contamination

FARMINGTON - A conference geared toward informing communities on the Navajo Nation about uranium contamination and research associated with the mineral will take place on Saturday in Shiprock. Co-organizer Tommy Rock said the intent is to provide an opportunity for community members and researchers


Threats to schools mobilize Tuba City

Two young women are in custody in a detention facility here after police investigated a threat of gun violence against Tuba City Junior High School, which was posted on Facebook. The arrests were made after an investigation determined the two youngsters made the alleged threat - a Class 3 felony - o


Prez, speaker argue about line-item veto

Navajo voters in a special 2009 referendum gave the president the right to line-item veto budgetary items approved by the Navajo Nation Council but does that also allow him to go into that legislation and change the amount the Council approved? That debate started when President Russell Begaye appro


Students deliver solar power to eastern Navajo Nation

OJO ENCINO - Fort Lewis College student Aaron Toledo carefully handled his utility knife while removing the outer layer of plastic from a wire before stepping aside for another student to work. "This sure feels like peeling potatoes," Toledo said on Wednesday. His work was inspected by Berlyn Hubler


State will change handling of wage thefts

They exchanged hugs, handshakes and congratulations in Spanish and English, both inside and outside the Santa Fe courtroom Friday afternoon (March 9). They came from the Navajo Nation, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Farmington and Gallup, but they all had one thing in common. They were low-wage workers who