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NTEC discontinues efforts to acquire Navajo Generating Station

Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) announced March 22 that it will no longer pursue the acquisition of Navajo Generating Station (NGS) and Kayenta Mine following a decision by the 24th Navajo Nation Council’s Naabik’iyati’ committee March 21.

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Around the Rez: week of March 19

Upcoming news and events on and around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

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Brown Mug serving Winslow for 61 years

The Brown Mug Café in Winslow is proud to be celebrating 61 years in 2019.

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St. Paddy's Day in Winslow

Winslow celebrated St. Paddy's Day at PT's Bar with raffles and prizes.

Winslow Council appoints art, rodeo and economic development committee members

During the March 12 Winslow City Council meeting, Vice Mayor Bob Schlesinger praised Public Housing Director Kim Salazar for the job she has done since taking over the position.

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Winslow Bulldogs take down Chinle, 10-3

The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Chinle Wildcats 10-3 March 14 in Winslow. The win improved Winslow’s record to 5-4 for the season while Chinle fell to a still impressive 6-2 with the loss.

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Naabik’íyáti’ Committee hears testimony from coal mine workers

The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’íyáti’ Committee visited two communities to hear testimony from local residents about the possible acquisition of Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Kayenta Mine by Navajo Transitional Energy Company in two town hall forums.

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Energy research receives recognition at NTU’s 7th annual Research Day

Research involving energy earned recognition at Navajo Technical University’s 7th annual Research Day with three of the competition’s top four presentations focusing on power.

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Identifying, tracking and preventing human trafficking in Indian country

Valaura Imus-Nahsonhoya spoke to an attentive audience at Native Health of Phoenix in January about the time a “recruiter” attempted to lure her into being trafficked into prostitution.

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Boarding school exhibit at Heard gets new look

Technology revitalizes Native American boarding school exhibit at the Heard Museum

As visitors enter the Heard Museum exhibit “Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories,” they encounter an eye-level digital screen with a grid display of hundreds of school portraits of indigenous students who attended scores of such boarding schools across the United States.

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Tuba City student has a strong showing at Navajo Nation spelling bee

Students from across the Navajo Nation converged on Fort Defiance to compete in the 2019 Navajo Nation Spelling Bee hosted by the Fort Defiance Agency’s Office of Diné Youth March 14.

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Hopi students learn from journalists at ASU conference

Seven Hopi High media students learned pointers from journalists and heard about state and national issues while attending the Arizona Latino Media Association (ALMA) Conference at the Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication March 1.

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San Carlos Apache language, culture teachers receive higher pay

The preservation of the Apache language and culture at San Carlos Unified School District #20 continues to be an effort by school officials and administrators.

Native American tribes receive culturally significant wildlife items

Arizona Game and Fish finalizes program to collect, store cultural items that can be donated to tribes

Whether it’s the full hide of a fallen bear, an empty tortoise shell, antlers shed onto the forest floor or a found eagle feather, wildlife binds Arizona’s Native American tribes to the world around them.

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Community information: Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission hosts public meetings

The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will be conducting public hearings to assess the mistreatment of Navajo and Native American students attending kindergarten through 12th grade in schools on and off the Navajo Nation.

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Around the Rez; week of March 13

Upcoming news and events on and around the Hopi and Navajo reservations

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Rifle and shooting competition hosted by Winslow Police raises money for scholarships

On March 9, a rifle and pistol shooting competition was held at the new police/citizen range, nine miles north of Winslow.

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Blues legend plays the streets of Winslow

Often in mild spring weather, Blues legend Tommy Dukes can be heard at the famous Standin’ Corner in Winslow, Arizona.

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Bulldogs baseball improve record to 4-5 in March 9 win over Fountain Hills Falcons

The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Fountain Hills Falcons 16-9 in Cave Creek March 9.

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Bulldog track teams shine bright in opener

The Winslow High School track teams participated in their first meet in Flagstaff March 2, where they saw some promising performances. The track team attended a second meet March 9 at Mesa Community College.

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