Stories for September 2015


Tuesday, September 29

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Bulldogs crush Fountain Hills Falcons for homecoming win

Bulldogs defeat the Fountain Hills Falcons 48-13.

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Winslow High School celebrates homecoming under sunny skies

The Winslow Bulldogs football team celebrates homecoming.

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Winslow Police raise money for Special Olympics

Corporal Chuck Hodge of the Winslow Police Department warms up a firetruck tugging area.

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Standin' on the Corner Festival draws large crowd

Winslow's 17th annual Standin' on the Corner Festival took place Sept. 25-26 in Winslow.

Quick Reads: week of Sept. 30

Grazing meeting Oct. 3The Bureau of Indian Affairs is holding public scoping meetings and educational grazing management workshops as part of grazing management planning for Land Management District 5. Event is free to the public.

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Tuba City High School celebrates homecoming 'A Nation of Warriors' theme

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Last week the students at Tuba City High School celebrated homecoming week and chose a theme of "A Nation of Warriors" to celebrate all of the students and staff members from all over the country who live and work in their hometown.

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Grant to help NACA connect Native youth with elders in community

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A new $10,000 grant will help Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) fund a project that aims to help Native American youth interact with community elders.

Navajo youth center opens in Ft. Defiance

FT. DEFIANCE, Ariz.-The ribbon has been cut and the new Ft. Defiance Multi-Purpose Youth Center is open to provide local and regional Navajo youth an opportunity for healthy activities in a safe atmosphere.

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Arizona continues push to open new uranium mines near Grand Canyon

PHOENIX - Arizona officials continue to support a federal court battle to allow new uranium mining operations on a million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon.

NAU solar thermal project a new take on harnessing sun

FLAGSTAFF - This warehouse at the edge of the Northern Arizona University's campus, home to surplus desks, computers and dressers, features solar panels across much of its south-facing exterior.

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Bennett Freeze starts to thaw

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - In an unprecedented move, the Navajo Nation Council came to Tuba City Sept. 24 to talk to the community about how the Bennett Freeze has affected them and to begin working on a plan to move forward.

Tuesday, September 22

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Letter to the editor: Language requirement changes require government process

According to the Navajo Nation council delegates, the Navajo Nation constitution is a master document, the very important set of laws laying out the foundation of Navajo Nation democracy and the Navajo Nation rule of law.

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17th annual Standin' on the Corner Fest Friday and Saturday

Tommy Dukes hits the stage Friday.

Quick Reads: week of Sept. 23

Tuhisma Hopi Arts and Crafts Market in OctoberTuhisma, the 15th annual Hopi Arts and Craft Market, sponsored by the Hopi Pu'tavi Project, takes place Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Just Cruis'n Cars show set for Oct. 2-3

Winslow's Just Cruis'n Car Club puts on their annual car show Oct. 2-3. Registration begins at noon on Friday and continues at 8 a.m. Saturday until noon when the judging begins.

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Winslow High plays host to job fair

Winslow Fire puts on a demonstration at Winslow High School's career fair Sept. 17.

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Winslow remembers 9-11

Hopi High junior ROTC members post the colors.

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Bulldogs can't hold on to lead in second half, fall to Coronado Dons

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Coronado Dons defeated the Winslow Bulldogs 35-21 at Scottsdale Sept. 18. The results left the Bulldogs with a 2-2 record and Coronado improved to 3-1 for the season.

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New Hopi High pep band keeps excitement high at football games

Music teacher Joel Dodd hopes to start marching band as well

POLACCA, Ariz. - Joel Dodd is bringing musical excitement to Hopi Jr./Sr. High School by starting a pep band that is playing at football games.

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Tuba City students and staff set to celebrate Native American Week Sept. 28-Oct. 2

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Tuba City Unified School District students will take part in Native American Week beginning Sept. 28.

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Coconino County Supervisors OK Glittering Mountain development

Project near Twin Arrows to include retail, housing and entertainment

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Coconino County Board of Supervisors Sept. 1 approved a zone change for seventy-acres north of I-40 next to Twin Arrows Resort and Casino that allows development of an entertainment center, retail stores, cultural center and housing, among other things.

Hopi Arts and Cultural Festival set for Saturday and Sunday

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The sixth annual Hopi All Native Arts and Cultural Festival in downtown Flagstaff Sept. 26 -27 is an opportunity for visitors and residents to experience some of the best northern Arizona Native American culture and art.

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Lawmakers, Navajo tribal officials blast EPA for Animas River spill response

WASHINGTON - Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye on Wednesday blasted the Environmental Protection Agency's handling of a toxic spill in the Animas River, saying the agency's response left his tribe feeling abandoned, uncertain and hopeless.

Tuesday, September 15

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Carnival comes to town

Carnival lighting at the Brown's Amusement Carnival Sept. 10-12 attracts attention.

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A Stylistic Approach salon changes location

A Stylistic Approach salon owner Cathy Galvan cuts a ribbon with Chamber of Commerce board members, friends and Stylistic business associates Aug. 9.

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Ganado and Tuba City win Hopi Invite cross country meet Sept. 1

Pinon's Adriano Joe wins individual title with 17:12.5 finish

POLACCA, Ariz. - Ganado High School won the girls race and Tuba City High School won the boys race at the Hopi Invite Sept. 1st at Bruin Stadium.

Hopi High dominates Rough Rock 52-0, game ends after one half of play

POLACCA, Ariz. - Hopi High walloped Rough Rock, 52-0, in football action Sept. 3 at Bruin Stadium. The Bruins are 2-0 after beating Ganado 32-22 the previous week.

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Winslow Bulldogs best Wickenburg Wranglers in offensive battle

Bulldogs 2-1 for the season.

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Winslow Bulldogs shut out Holbrook Roadrunners 34-0 with strong defense

HOLBROOK, Ariz. - The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Holbrook Roadrunners 34-0 in Holbrook Sept. 4. to even their record at 1-1. The Roadrunners fell to 1-1 for the season with the loss.

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Tuba City Gates Millenium Scholars prepare for college career

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Tuba City High School Gates Millenium Scholarship winners attended a reception at Arizona State University Aug. 21 where the students and their families learned about college readiness resources.

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Diné College lands at No. 2 out of 670 community colleges in financial website ranking

TSAILE, Ariz. - Diné College landed at the top of a 2015 national ranking of community colleges conducted by an online personal financial website.WalletHub conducted the annual ranking, "2015 Best and Worst Community Colleges."

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Al Jazeera America doc focuses on Colorado River rights

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A new episode of the Emmy Award-winning series "Fault Lines" explores water management issues along the Colorado River, from Mexico to Lake Mead and features interviews with residents and activists in Pinon, Arizona, in the Black Mesa region of the Navajo Nation.

Salmonella related illness outbreak contained at Winslow prison complex

WINSLOW, Ariz. - A gastrointestinal illness that broke out because of salmonella Sept. 3 at the Arizona State Prison Complex - Winslow in the Kaibab and the Coronado Unit was contained as of Sept. 7.

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Brockovich: Navajo Nation can't rely on EPA

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Famed environmentalist Erin Brockovich visited the Navajo Nation Sept. 8 to see first hand the damages caused by the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill.

Tuesday, September 8

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Winslow Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Friday

WINSLOW, Ariz. - This year's Sept. 11 remembrance program in Winslow begins at 5 p.m. with a speakers recepetion at the Winslow Visitor Center that includes State Sen. Carlyle Begay and Arizona House Rep. Jennifer Benally

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Good morning Winslow

The Winslow Chamber of Commerce business mixer took place Sept. 2. From 7-8 a.m. attendees met and exchanged cards and information while having a continental free breakfast.

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North Leupp Family Farms celebrates 30 years of traditional Navajo farming

Dedication and commitment of familes makes NLFF a success.

Quick Reads: week of Sept. 9

Tuhisma Hopi Arts and Crafts Market in OctoberTuhisma, the 15th annual Hopi Arts and Craft Market, sponsored by the Hopi Pu'tavi Project, takes place Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 11.

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Tuba City High School produces nine 2015 Chief Manuelito Scholars

For the seventh year in a row, Tuba City High School has produced the highest number of graduating Navajo seniors from any reservation high school who qualified for the Navajo Nation's prestigious Chief Manuelito Scholarship.

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Moenkopi Legacy Inn installs two electric car charging stations

MOENKOPI, Ariz. - Moenkopi Developers Corporation (MDC) and Tesla Motors have partnered to bring charging stations for electric cars to Moenkopi in another effort to help economic development in sustainable ways on the Hopi reservation.

Begaye requests help from FEMA

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality says Lake Powell water safe for normal use

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has officially requested the appointment of a Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator (FDRC) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist the Navajo Nation as it recovers from the Gold King Mine spill.

Department of Interior changes name of highest mountain in North America back to 'Denali'

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The highest mountain in the United States and North America returned to its original Koyukon Athabascan name, Denali, Aug. 31 when the interior department announced the name change ahead of the president's visit to Alaska.

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Diné College students help preserve oral histories

TSALIE, Ariz. - The life stories of four Navajo elders are featured in a student-made documentary film, which will premiere at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona Sept. 14 at the College Museum.

Tuesday, September 1

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Letter to the editor: Begaye and Nez have a ways to go to fulfill campaign promises

It's been four months since Navajo voters elected a new administration and several new delegates, signaling an apparent desire for change in Window Rock

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Winslow Indian Hospital Wellness Center celebrates grand opening Aug. 28

WINSLOW, Ariz. - On Aug. 28 the grand opening of the Winslow Indian Hospital Wellness Center took place.

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Lake Havasu Knights hand Winslow Bulldogs season opening loss

WINSLOW, Ariz. - The Winslow Bulldogs began a challenging football season with a 27-20 loss to a much larger Lake Havasu Knights team.

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Santa Fe Indian Art Market showcases best Native American art

Carol Emarthle-Douglas wins Best of Show for her detailed basket titled "Cultural Burdens."

Quick Reads: week of Sept. 2

Tuhisma Hopi Arts and Crafts Market in OctoberTuhisma, the 15th annual Hopi Arts and Craft Market, sponsored by the Hopi Pu'tavi Project, takes place Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Former Tuba City administrator steps into critical technology education role

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Sharlene Navaho, one of the Tuba City Unified School District's (TCUSD) top administrators for the past seven years, will begin a new administrative role, one that is important in the transition and upgraded education for all students at Tuba City District.

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Hopi school officials and guest speaker Nikishna Polequaptewa look to empower Native youth

POLACCA, Ariz. - Nikishna Polequaptewa, keynote speaker for the Youth Convening session at Hopi Jr./Sr. High School, told students about growing up mostly without parents and living in poverty before finding success through education.

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Indian Affairs Committee to hold oversight hearing on Gold King Mine disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An oversight meeting on the EPA Gold King Mine disaster's impacts to Indian country takes place Sept. 16 in Washington D.C.

Begaye lifts irrigation restrictions on San Juan

NENAHNEZAD, N.M. - Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye lifted restrictions on the San Juan River for irrigation purposes for the Chapters of Upper Fruitland, San Juan and Nenahnezad after the Gold Mine spill caused concern about contamination.

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Paatuwaqatsi Run celebrates Hopi's relationship to water

POLACCA, Ariz. - The annual Paatuwaqatsi Run, "Water is Life," based on traditional cultural values celebrating and commemorating the sanctity of water, takes place on lower Polacca on the Hopi Reservation Sept. 12.