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Coconino County declares state of emergency for major storm

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Coconino County Board of Supervisors are expected to affirm a State of Emergency Declaration on Tuesday, Feb. 26. due to the major snow storm that started late Wednesday evening.

Winter Storm closes Navajo-Hopi Observer office

The Navajo-Hopi Observer office is currently closed because of extreme weather conditions and will potentially remain closed until Monday, Feb. 25.

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*Update* - Update: Powerful winter storm hampers travel across much of Arizona; road closures listed

Snow closes 1-17 closed northbound 12 miles north of Camp Verde

PHOENIX – Multiple stretches of Arizona’s highways remained closed Thursday afternoon, Feb. 21, due to a powerful winter storm whose fury continued across much of the state.

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*Update* - Update: Schools announce closures as storm bears down on northern Arizona

The winter storm that is supposed to hit northern Arizona late Wednesday and continue into Friday has caused some schools to announce early they will be closed or delayed.

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Navajo Nation declares emergency because of winter weather conditions

On Feb. 19, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed a declaration of emergency issued by the Navajo Nation Commission on Emergency Management because of severe winter weather conditions on the Navajo Nation.

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Letter to the editor: The power is in the Diné language

The spirit of white shell language-yoolgai saad, turquoise shell language-dootl’izh saad, abalone shell language-diichili saad and black jet she1l language-baashzhinii saad; we speak the spirit of white shell language to feel, think and discipline our mind intelligently.

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Around the Rez: week of Feb. 20

Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations

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Indian Wells Girl Scout Troop 7314 celebrates “Project Bike Love”

Girl Scout Troop 7314 consists of 40 young Navajo girls who strive to build courage, confidence, and character within themselves and collectively.

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Dennehotso market opens after nearly 17 years of strong advocacy

It took nearly 17 years to see the realization of the new Dennehotso Market, but it was worth waiting for as hundreds of local residents attended the grand opening of the new market on Feb. 15.

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Native “Wall Warriors” march and gear up for a Standing Rock-style fight

President Donald J. Trump’s border wall will do more than just keep out asylum seekers.

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Navajo-Hopi Observer editor wins Associated Press, NAU journalism award

Katherine Locke has had a busy six years.

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Wildcats dominate playoff game over Show Low Cougars

Chinle Wildcats three wins from taking it all

“We are not making any change at this stage of season,” said Chinle Wildcat coach Raul Mendoza. “We are going to do what we have been doing all along to win games: play defense.”

Chinle Lady Wildcats, Holbrook Lady Roadrunners advance to state

The confidence level was high for the No. 8 seeded Chinle Lady Wildcats as they were able to pull out a win over the No. 9

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Reward for info in 2014 killing raised to $10K

The FBI is raising its reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a 2014 killing on the Navajo Nation.

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KINO Radio, 1230 AM Winslow, talks with Navajo-Hopi Observer

The Navajo-Hopi Observer had the opportunity to talk to Loye Engelhardt, owner of the AM radio station in Winslow.

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Winslow Community Gardeners gather information

Members of the Winslow Community Garden gathered at the Hubble Visitor Center for some professional information on their gardens.

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Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs advance in state championship games

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Ganado Lady Hornets 38-32 in the Arizona State 3A Conference Championship Tournament.

Domestic violence prevention show draws a crowd

More than 100 people attended the Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness and Fashion Show Feb. 15 in Window Rock.

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Letter to the editor: Nation should stand behind tribal entity Navajo Transitional Energy Company

As a Navajo in business financing, coming from Chinle, Arizona but living in Albuquerque I want to state a couple of things to the tribe, as I follow NTEC.

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Around the Rez: week of Feb. 13

Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations

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