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Apache County forms Emergency Management Department

APACHE COUNTY — A proposal to move emergency management operations from the Apache County Sheriff’s Office and form a separate department under the purview of the board of supervisors was approved at a meeting on Tuesday.


School bus transporting 15 students hit by vehicle east of Shiprock

A bus from Shiprock Association Schools Inc. transporting students back to their dorm was involved in an accident on Thursday evening. Richard Edwards, executive director of SASI, said 15 female students were on the bus when the accident happened on U.S Highway 64 in the westbound lane, about two mi


Police report: 5-month-old killed in auto crash

A five-month-old baby was killed in a traffic accident north of Thoreau last Wednesday. The accident was reported to New Mexico State Police about 8:15 a.m. on State Road 371 around Milepost 8 north of Thoreau, according to a news release from the state police.


Family kills 3 cougars in Canyon de Chelly

When Genny Yazzie thought of mountain lions, she used to think of the ferocious but cute Chinle Wildcat logo. Now she has a far different picture after seeing not one, not two – but three big cats at way too close a range.


Navajo players key in advancing Pima women’s basketball

Three Navajo athletes, including star player Jacqulynn “JJ” Nakai, generated and sustained momentum to lead the Pima Community College women’s basketball team to victory last Saturday in the NJCAA Division II, Region 1 Championship game.


Shiprock, Window Rock jails to partially close

The Navajo Nation’s Shiprock and Window Rock detention facilities will be partially closed because of environmental and structural concerns, Department of Corrections Director Delores Greyeyes told the Law and Order Committee Monday.


New Mexico & Navajo Nation Students to Travel with Cultivating Coders to the Netherlands for Exclusive, Intensive CyberHeroes Training in International Cyber Security

The students are from Albuquerque, Española, Gallup, Bluff, Shiprock, and the South Valley. Rotterdam, the Netherlands - This morning, Albuquerque’s Cultivating Coders announced that ten New Mexico and Navajo Nation students will travel this weekend to the Netherlands for an exclusive, intensive, an


Former participant now runs art competition

In 1997 contemporary Diné painter Peterson Yazzie won the high school art contest held by Northland Pioneer College, which earned him a scholarship to the school and eventually led him to become a teacher. Now the two-dimensional art instructor and faculty member helps run the same annual art compet


Environmental groups, NTUA urge Nabi to retire NGS

For the decades that Navajo Generating Station has been in operation in Lechee, Arizona, there has been no data collected on the health impacts of burning fossil fuel on Navajo workers, and the Navajo people who live close to the plant.


Bonds would cover costs of mothballing coal-fired Navajo power plant

Efforts to keep coal-fired power plants running in the Navajo Nation are hitting a wall of environmental liabilities that make the plants difficult to sell and costly to operate.


Red Cross helping flooding victims in Chinle

Red Cross volunteers from Taylor and Flagstaff, Arizona, were in Chinle this week assessing flood damage from the rain-swollen Chinle Wash. Red Cross disaster team member David Thompson said approximately 90 percent of homes damaged by flooding this week and on Feb. 13 qualified as “major” damage, m


Shiprock Man, Travis Begay Sentenced to 8 Years for DUI Causing Childs Death

On March 4, 2019, Travis Lester Begay, 30, of Shiprock, N.M., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to eight years’ imprisonment. Begay had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.


FBI seeks public’s help locating man wanted for involuntary manslaughter in southeastern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance locating Phillip Rentz, wanted for his alleged involvement in the death of a man near Aneth in 2017. According to an advisory from the FBI, on July 5, 2017, a vehicle allegedly driven by Rentz, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, we