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Fire investigators: Museum Fire caused by forest thinning efforts

The Forest Service announced preliminary results of the investigation into the cause of the Museum Fire, a wildfire which began July 21 and burned 1,961 acres on the Coconino National Forest above Flagstaff.

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Never Forget: Arizona remembers victims off September 11, 2001

In remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, Governor Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11, from sunrise to sunset.

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FALA’s Native American Club takes pride in their culture, reaches out to high schools

The Native American Club at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy is small but mighty.

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Page student receives 5 scholarships to attend Coconino Community College

Page resident and CCC student Lacey Nez knew she wanted to go into a law enforcement career after a field trip to the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy in Phoenix.

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Navajo-Hopi Observer publishes new Native American Health & Wellness Guide Sept. 18

The Navajo-Hopi Observer’s new Native American Health and Wellness Guide, a full color resource publication for northern Arizona healthcare providers, will be available Sept. 18.

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Navajo Hopi Honor Riders join forces with Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Running Strong for American Indian Youth and Navajo Hopi Honor Riders joined forces to provide school backpacks and supplies for students this fall.

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High-Desert Fly-In Sept. 21 at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport

This free annual event at the historic Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, 701 Airport Road, features airplanes, history, food, and more.

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Winslow Bulldogs defeat Monument Valley Mustangs in second game of season

The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Monument Valley Mustangs 44-36 to even their record at 1-1. It was the first game of the season for Monument Valley.

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United States Marine Corps PFC Fred Curley walks on

Korean War veteran Fred Curley passed away Aug. 31 at the age of 85. Curley was born Feb. 26, 1934. The Navajo Hopi Honor Riders provided an escort to Camp Navajo in Bellemont, Arizona.

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Americans for Indian Opportunity 'deeply regrets' participation in Dior campaign

Americans for Indian Opportunity released a statement Sept. 4 addressing their involvement in the controversial Christian Dior perfume campaign.

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Brandee Leary joining staff at the Winslow library

Winslow residents will see a new face at the library.

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Delegate Charlaine Tso delivers Violence Against Women Act testimony

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Charlaine Tso provided testimony to the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women at the Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation Aug. 21.

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Deadlines loom for Navajos looking to take part in land buy-back program

Arizona, Utah and New Mexico’s Ramah, Alamo and Canoncito tribal areas face Sept. 30 deadline

Time is running out for Navajo landowners who want to take part in the second round of a $1.9 billion federal program to buy back scattered and isolated parcels of land on the Navajo Nation.

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Winslow holds tailgating party for Emil Nasser

A tailgating party was held for the Emil Nasser Foundation Aug. 30.

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Around the Rez: week of Sept. 11

Upcoming news and events in reservation and surrounding communities.

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Kaibab National Forest to offer firewood permits in Navajo and Hopi communities

Ceremonial-use permits are also available, which authorize collection of two cords per individual.

UA, Diné College researchers to receive $1.3M to train students in neuroscience

$1.3 million National Institutes of Health grant could yield bigger than expected dividends if an intensive mentoring approach develops between Diné College and the University of Arizona takes off over the next several years.

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Movie inspired by local newspaper owner’s near-fatal ordeal

Actor Aidan Quinn will star in a movie partly inspired by the life of local newspaper owner Joseph Soldwedel and his near-death experience while living in the Prescott, Arizona area.

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Nez-Lizer administration supports efforts of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition

On Aug. 30, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer attended the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition tribal leadership meeting, to discuss the collaborative land management efforts of the Bears Ears National Monument in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Native boys can dance, too

Adam McKinney was 17 when he received a book featuring photos of Alvin Ailey dancers and he recalls being instantly enamored with them.

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