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Begaye encourages aspiring Diné writers

Navajos are natural storytellers, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told the rising generation of Navajo novelists, poets, screenwriters and nonfiction writers July 12.

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Winslow High School athlete receives scholarship to American Indian College

A recent Winslow High School graduate and captain the 2018 State Championship basketball team will be attending American Indian College in Phoenix this year.

City Manager Stephen Paulken announces retirement at City Council meeting

Winslow City Manager Stephen Pauken reported has submitted a resignation letter, effective Jan. 4, 2019.

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Winslow's Youth Summer Mission program a success

The First Indian Baptist Church Youth Summer Mission program in Winslow ended July 12 in Winslow with a potluck dinner, evening prayer service and a full house.

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Native youth connect with land of forefathers

Hopi youth remove graffiti near Camp Verde's Clear Creek Camp through Native Conservation Corps and Legacy programs

Armed with an all-natural graffiti removal cleaner, scrub brushes and sheer determination, the Native Conservation Corps (NCC) Hopi crew tackled the vulgar language and drawings that littered the rocks near the petroglyphs of the Clear Creek Camp east of Camp Verde last month.

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Babbitt Ranches holds annual colt sale north of Flagstaff

The 2018 Babbitt Ranch Colt Sale was held at the Spiderweb Camp on the Babbitt Ranch July 14.

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Community information: Hopi Education Endowment Fund recoginzes Hopi scholarship recipients

Annually, the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) hosts an event to recognize current Hopi students receiving scholarships through HEEF and the Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarships Program.

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Around the Rez: week of July 18

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

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Mexican Springs family receives new home following house fire

On July 6, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye presented the keys for a newly constructed home to a Mexican Springs family whose home had burned down over a year ago.

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Navajo and Hopi Tribes unite to keep NGS open

On July 12, leaders of the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe reaffirmed their support for the continuation of the Navajo Generating Station for the benefit of the Navajo and Hopi people.

Navajo company buys stake in Four Corners power plant

Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) has closed a transaction in which it acquired a seven percent ownership interest in units 4 and 5 of the Four Corners Power Plant (FCPP).

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Flash flood sends 200 tourists to high ground near Grand Canyon

Torrents of water rushed July 12 through an Arizona canyon famous for its towering blue-green waterfalls, sending tourists scrambling to benches, trees and caves as they sought higher ground.

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Out and about: A trail for experienced hikers in the Pine Mountain Wilderness

Wilderness areas, such as Pine Mountain Wilderness area, are not like national or state parks.

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Ganado celebrates opening of Lok’aah Ni Teel Shopping Center

On July 11, members of the Navajo Nation Council joined residents from Ganado to celebrate the grand opening of the Lok’aah Ni Teel Shopping Center located at Burnside Junction, approximately 40-miles west of Window Rock, Arizona.

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Delayed birth registration events assist those without original birth certificates

The Navajo Nation Office of Vital Records and Identification (NOVRI) has organized a Delayed Birth Registration event to take place at the Navajo Nation Department of Education (DODE) July 16-18.

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Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law

From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million ton of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation’s largest American Indian reservation.

Nation supports responsible transition to renewable energy

On July 12, the Naabik’iyátí’ Committee approved legislation that opposes the “Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona” initiative, while still reaffirming its support for a responsible transition to renewable energy.

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U.S. delays decision on drilling near Great Sand Dunes park to consult with the Navajo Nation

The U.S. government on Tuesday delayed a decision on a contentious proposal to allow oil and gas drilling near Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado, saying it first wants to consult with the Navajo Nation, which owns land in the area.

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Ex-Navajo police officer gets 16 years for fatal DUI crash

A 31-year-old former Navajo Nation police officer has been sentenced to 16 years for a fatal DUI crash.

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Update: Hiker recounts flooding near Havasupai Falls

About 200 tourists are being evacuated from a campground on tribal land near famous waterfalls deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon.