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Arena Canyon Fire near Navajo Lake burns 180 acres

The fire was reported Friday afternoon and is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike. San Juan County officials said firefighters had the 180-acre blaze surrounded by Friday night, but they evacuated 15 people from the area and closed N.M. 511 until this morning, when the roadway was ope

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-05-27 00:37:00

Lawsuit: Navajo coal plant must keep running till debt paid off

The Navajo Generating Station is on Navajo land, and is scheduled to close next year. That will force the closure of the Kayenta Mine about 80 miles away, which is on Navajo and Hopi land.

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-05-27 10:16:00

Deschene not running for prez - Navajo Times

Christopher Clark Deschene, the second-highest vote-getter in the 2014 primary election for Navajo Nation president, announced today he will not be running in 2018.

NAVAJO TIMES - 2018-05-25 23:16:01

Gaming gives $10 million to tribe - Navajo Times

This is the largest amount that the enterprise has given to the tribe and more than doubles the amount given in the past. Previously, during the past seven years, the enterprise has given the tribe a total of $8.5 million.


Chris Deschene decides not to run for tribal presidency

(Photo: Daily Times file photo)Story HighlightsChris Deschene finished second in the primary election on Aug. 26, 2014, and was set to face former President Joe Shirley Jr. in the general election.His candidacy ended when Navajo courts determined he did not meet the qualifications for office.Deschen

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-05-25 21:52:00

Committee Supports New Police Substation

Nahata Dziil, also known as New Lands, is located off Interstate 40, about 50 miles southwest of Window Rock.


New training helps law enforcement and the community recognize violent offenders

GALLUP, N.M. -- - Animal abuse is a sentinel indicator, “the tip of the iceberg,” and often the first visible sign of other family and community violence.


Uranium mining’s past colors Mount Taylor Mine’s future

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Christine Lowery, of Paguate Village, was 4 years old when uranium mining began atAnaconda Mineral Company’s Jackpile-Paguate Mine. She has seen the effects it has had on community members. She doesn’t want San Mateo residents living next to Mount Taylor Mine to suffer a similar


Local cowboys/cowgirls taking aim at nationals - Navajo Times

The top 4 qualifiers make nationals with the junior high division headed to Huron, South Dakota, June 24-30 and the high school division going to Rock Springs, Wyoming, July 15-21.


Navajo presidential race draws several candidates so far

Navajo President Russell Begaye has joined a handful of others in submitting paperwork for the tribe's top elected post.Begaye filed late Tuesday but says he's not made a final decision to enter the presidential race.The race typically is crowded with candidates touting plans to improve the economy,


Intermountain Class Reunion Committee - Navajo Times

WINDOW ROCK – The Intermountain Class Reunion Committee will meet Sunday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at Quality Inn in Window Rock. Information: Robert, 505-593-2041.


Begaye, 5 others, file for president - Navajo Times

Dineh Benally, who ran for vice president on the Joe Shirley Jr. ticket in the 2014 presidential election. He filed on Monday. He is from Shiprock.Emily Ellison, who is from Chilchiltah, New Mexico. She filed on May 17.Nick X. Taylor, who is from Klagetoh, Arizona. He filed on May 17.Tom Chee, Counc


Free training helps identify domestic violence through animal cruelty cases

GALLUP, N.M. -- - Children and spouses can hide the evidence of domestic violence, but household pets can't, making them fail-proof markers to recognize physical and emotional abuse in the home.


Letters: Honor Riders board made experience meaningful - Navajo Times

First, let me thank everyone for all of your hard work and dedication in fulfilling your mission statement on a daily basis. Thank you, too, to all of the road guards and others who kept me safe on my Day 1 ride.


Navajo gaming distributes $10M to tribal fund

The amount was collected during fiscal years 2016 and 2017 and generated by Fire Rock Casino, Flowing Water Casino in Hogback, Northern Edge Casino near Farmington and Twin Arrows Casino Resort near Flagstaff, Arizona, according to the gaming enterprise.


Chapter emergency response team rebuilds after fire destroys building

The seven-member team is comprised of residents who volunteer to assist in emergency situations or natural disasters. Members also provide outreach to other chapters and public education, such as first aid, CPR and fire extinguisher training.


Sales tax increase set for July on Navajo Nation

(Photo: Daily Times file photo)Story HighlightsThe Navajo Nation Council voted in January to approve the tax increase, which will raise the sales tax from 5 percent to 6 percent.The department received approximately $1.4 million from the tribe's fiscal year 2018 budget.The last time the tribe increa


Heinrich, Udall propose making Chaco buffer zone permanent

The legislation would withdraw more than 316,000 acres of federal land from oil and gas leases. It has received support from the All Pueblo Council of Governors, as well as the Navajo Nation.


Board suspends driving rights for Navajo leader's daughter

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Nation board has suspended driving privileges for the daughter of the tribal president, weeks after she was suspected of driving while intoxicated.


50 years ago: Letters section allows a voice for complaints - Navajo Times

It could be seen every week when readers started reading the letters to the editor. One of the most read sections of the paper, Dick Hardwick, the paper’s managing editor, made it clear that if any reader had a concern, they could express that concern by writing a letter, as long as they didn’t libe