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54th annual Doc Wright wrestling tourney draws schools from around Arizona

The Show Low Cougars wrestling team won the Doc Wright Invitational Meet in Winslow Jan. 12-13 with 241.5 points to 219.5 for second place Camp Verde.

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School music programs march to a new beat at Tuba City

Pre-winter concert showcases piano, guitar, blended band and choral selections

Tuba City Unified School District (TCUSD) recognizes that art and music are an important component to giving students a well-rounded education.

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Get ready to Rumble, Flagstaff

Annual Rumble on the Mountain features local artists, musicians, dancers and speakers highlighting the people and sacred lands of the Colorado Plateau

Rumble on the Mountain IV, an annual event to raise awareness of the plight of indigenous people and lands of the Colorado Plateau, takes place Jan. 20 at the Coconino Center for the Arts from 2-7 p.m.

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Diné College freshman, Darrien Clitso, awarded academic scholarship

For Darrien Clitso, a freshman at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, Christmas was extra significant last year as she was awarded the Lauren Swisher Memorial Scholarship for direct educational expenses on Dec. 25, 2017.

Holbrook High School announces first semester Honor Roll

Holbrook High School’s (HHS) recently announced its first semester Honor Roll students for the 2017-18 school year.

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Begaye delivers State of Nation address at U.S. Capitol

President says Navajo Nation is not a guest, deserves a place at the table

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye gave a fiery speech about the impact Navajos have on the state during his state of tribal nation address at the Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day at the Arizona State Capitol Jan. 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Hopi housing complex opens in Winslow

The Hopi Tribal Housing Authority (HTHA) showcased an open house of 40 new homes in Winslow, Arizona Jan. 9 that ranged from one to five bedrooms on land purchased by the Hopi Tribe.

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Around the reservation: week of Jan. 17

Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations

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Navajo Route 6 could honor Korean Vets

On Jan. 4 the Resources and Development Committee considered legislation which seeks support to designate Navajo Route 6 as the “Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway” and requests the Navajo Division of Transportation and Bureau of Indian Affairs to recognize the designation.

Tuba City’s KTBA 76 AM radio station announces new programming

KTBA Radio’s (76 AM) “Voice of Hope” Christian station released its Diné Bikeya Today program schedule, which runs from 1-4 p.m. weekdays.

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Sean McCabe appointed director of Navajo Division of Economic Development

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye appointed Sean McCabe as the new Director of the Division of Economic Development (DED).

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Budget and Finance Committee supports suplemental funding for Navajo scholarships

During a special meeting held Dec. 27, the Budget and Finance Committee approved a recommendation by a vote of 3-0 for legislation which seeks approval in the amount of $1.6 million to provide Navajo students with scholarship funding.

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Navajo Nation approves $2.45 million for eastern Navajo district grazing committees

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed a resolution Jan. 7 awarding $2.45 million from the Navajo Nation’s Unreserved, Undesignated Fund Balance in stipends for officials serving on district grazing committees and farm boards, as well as the Eastern Navajo Land Board.

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Navajo veteran, Tiarra DiNardo, sworn on to Veteran Advisory Council

An Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom was sworn in as the newest member of the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council during a Jan. 4 ceremony.

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Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye urges Congress to reject bill to downsize Bears Ears National Monument

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye took a stand for tribal sovereignty and preservation of the Navajo way of life Jan. 9 when he urged Congress to strike down a bill that would slash 85 percent of the land from Bears Ears National Monument.

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Hopi High ends fall semester with concert, prepares to kick off spring semester

Hopi High’s music program closed out the semester by giving the student body a performance in the auditorium Dec 20, with a mix of holiday and non-holiday tunes.

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Letter to the editor: “Those Navajo (Code Talker) boys, saved our butts”

I read in the Observer that Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. passed.

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Construction underway for 36 homes in Bennett Freeze

Groundbreaking for the construction of the first of 36 new modular homes in the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA) began Dec. 19 and construction is underway.

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Native Americas' recovery from recession brings little advancement

Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial.

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Winslow holds gardening class for members of the Winslow Community Garden

Stephen J. Campbell, an agent of Natural Resources from the University of Arizona, holds a two and half day class Jan. 4-6 on master gardening.