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World War II Navajo Code Talker, Roy Hawthorne Sr. dies at 92

Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died.

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Coconino Forest begins Stage 1 fire restrictions April 27

In an effort to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires, Stage 1 campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented across the entire Coconino National Forest starting Friday (April 27) at 8 a.m.

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Around the Rez: week of April 25

Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

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Guest column: Navajo Nation holds voting rights hearing in Tuba City April 25 aiming to strengthen and protect Navajo voting rights

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice is collaborating with the Native American Rights Fund to host a Native Nations Voting Rights Hearing in Tuba City April 25, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tonaneesdizi Chapter House, 220 Main St., Tuba City.

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Jonathan Curley comes to Winslow

On April 14, Jonathan Curley, a well know Diné artist from Shiprock, New Mexico who works mainly with paints, spent the day hosting youth classes and collaborative painting outside the Gemini Gallery in Winslow.

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Ahli Foster signs with Garys Harbor College

Ahli Foster signs a contract to go to Garys Harbor College in Washington State on an athletic scholarship.

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Bulldogs baseball ranked 15th at 14-11, but loss to Flagstaff Eagles may hurt playoff chances

The Winslow Bulldogs were ranked 15th going into their game in Flagstaff April 21, but their 13-1 loss to the Eagles may have hurt their seeding in the conference playoffs.

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Holbrook High finds leaders among students

Holbrook High School students traveled to Tucson for leadership conference.

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Photo highlights: Museum of Northern Arizona reveals new exhibit April 14

The Museum of Northern Arizona unveiled an expanded and revitalized gallery called Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau with an exclusive preview for Native people April 14.

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Author and illustrator Dale Deforest presents new comic book "Hero Twins"

Author and illustrator Dale Deforest presented his comic book, “Hero Twins,” at the Museum of Northern Arizona April 21, saying it was his love of comic books and superheroes that inspired him to create the story.

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Holbrook High announces March Students of the Month

Holbrook High School recently announced its March Students of the Month.

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Airbrush artist, Nate Tsosie, chosen as lead artist at Universal Studios

Nate Tsosie, an airbrush artist from Page, Arizona has been chosen as lead artist at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California. The milestone in his career comes after several highlights leading up to this major announcement.

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Navajo Nation puts spotlight on sexual assault and child safety

Prior to the official start of the 2018 Spring Council Session April 16, the Navajo Nation Council, in coordination with the Navajo Department of Family Services’ Strengthening Families Program, held an early morning awareness walk in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month.

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Navajo Nation sues over opioid crisis

The Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit April 11 against top opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies for creating a market of highly addictive drugs and for failing to prevent the flow of illicit opioids in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Hopi Jr/Sr. High votes not to renew 12 administrator and teacher positions

The revolving door of administrators at Hopi Jr/Sr High School continues.

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Hopi High's Ellyse Fredericks wins national award

Fredricks places third in sports writing at Journalism Education Association Conference April 14 in San Francisco

Ellyse Fredericks, a print journalism student at Hopi High School, became a national award winner when she won honorable mention, or placed third, in the sports writing division at the Journalism Education Association Conference in San Francisco April 13-14.

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President Begaye swears in Kim Silentwalker to Navajo Veterans Advisory Council

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye April 17 administered the oath of office for Kim Silentwalker, who was sworn in as a member of the Navajo Veterans Advisory Council.

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Navajo Nation approves $100M for power and water lines across the Nation

The Navajo Nation Council voted unanimously in support of legislation approving an expenditure plan to invest over $100 million for Navajo communities and families across the Navajo Nation to receive power lines, water lines and various capital improvement projects.

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Navajo committee says no to amending criminal code for marijuana and hemp

The Law and Order Committee April 9 issued a ‘do not pass’ for legislation seeking to amend the criminal code related to marijuana and industrial hemp to conform with federal regulations.

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Piñon Chapter receives emergency response truck from Navajo County Sheriff

The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office donated a 4-wheel-drive Chevy truck to the Piñon Chapter April 9, helping ensure the chapter’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has the wheels to transport patients in emergency situations.

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