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Winslow Lady Bulldogs best Blue Ridge, Bulldog boys lose 78-66

The Winslow High School basketball teams played the Blue Ridge Yellowjackets Jan. 5 with the Lady Bulldogs victorious, 54-27, over the Lady Yellowjackets.

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Winslow Police Chief Daniel Brown sits down with NHO after eight months on the job

The Navajo Hopi Observer had an opportunity to talk with Winslow’s new Police Chief Daniel Brown Jan. 3.

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"Unbroken Code" film tells story of Navajo Code Talkers

Feature film by Navajo filmmaker Kody Dayish in pre-production, now casting actors

Kody Dayish Productions, featuring Kody and his brother, Kolin and sister, Kolette, are currently making a feature film titled “Unbroken Code” about Navajo Code Talkers during WWII. The siblings are from Shiprock, New Mexico and are seeking extras and cast members for the film.

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Navajo purchase Boyer Ranch in Colorado, located in the shadow of sacred peak

Ranch adds 28,855 acres owned by Navajo Nation in Colorado; President Begaye plans to use land for Navajo beef operation

On Dec. 15, the Navajo Nation became the official owners of Boyer Ranch, which is adjacent to Wolf Springs Ranch located in Westcliffe, Colorado.

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Short closure Jan. 9 on US 89 north of Page

Crews to repair roadway lighting fixtures

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) advises drivers around Page to expect delays in both directions on US 89 at Glen Canyon Bridge Jan. 9, between 1 and 1:30 p.m.

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Hualapai Tribe plans to open zip line at western rim of Grand Canyon

In January, a pair of zip lines will send guests nearly 1,000 feet above a side canyon on the western rim of Grand Canyon. Each zip line will carry four people.

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Public Safety: Whooping cough reported in Tuba City

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) has confirmed an increase in Pertussis (whooping cough) illness in the Tuba City service areas.

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Community information: WIC cards replacing paper checks for members

The Arizona Department of Health Services has completed a multi-year effort to launch a system replacing paper checks with a card for families that participate in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.

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Valley internship program teaches students how to 'do it right the first time'

Six Hopi High media students learned about Spot 127, an after-school media program in the Phoenix area, during a recent trip to the valley.

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Native tribes unite in prayer run to support Bears Ears National Monument

On Dec. 26, indigenous youth members of the Diné, Hopi, Pueblo, Apache and Ute Nations united for a 195 mile prayer run in support of Bears Ears National Monument.

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Out and about: Cooler temps offer perfect hiking weather at Superstition Mountains

This is a great time of year for a hike in the Superstition Mountains because the weather is cooling off.

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13 Tuba City athletes named All-Stars by Navajo Times

Tuba City High School (TCHS) sports has always had excellent athletes dating back to the 1960s, including award winning runners, football players and recently volleyball, in the last five years.

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Navajo Council overrides presidential veto of Veteran's Trust Fund Income Act

With a vote of 22-0, the 23rd Navajo Nation Council unanimously supported an override of President Russell Begaye’s veto of the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund Income The Council approved the Veterans Trust Fund Income Act during the Fall Council Session in October.

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Winslow Lady Bulldogs top Snowflake, lose to Page; Bulldogs lose to Snowflake but beat Page

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated Snowflake, 60-51, then lost to Page, 58-42, in games before the Christmas break and the 2018 portion of this season.

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Twin Arrows travel center approved

Legislation approving a loan and grant agreement between the Navajo Nation and the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise was passed Dec. 5 allowing construction of the Síhasin Fund Twin Arrows Travel Center Development Project, near the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort.

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First Navajo woman judge passes away

The Honorable Marie Roanhorse Neswood, retired judge of the Navajo Nation, and first woman confirmed as a Navajo Nation judge, passed away Dec. 24, 2017.

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The biggest federal tax overhaul in 30 years: Native tribes not included

A $1.5 trillion dollar increase in the federal deficit will create pressure to cut federal programs and services important to tribal communities

Congress passed some of the most significant adjustments to federal tax policy since 1986 in December.

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Tuba City Regional Health Care commended for services to more than 6,000 miles of reservation

Facility is first facility to provide Sexual Assualt Response Team

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) serves the communities within the Western Navajo Agency encompassing over 6,000 square-miles, including adjacent communities of the Hopi Tribe.

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Bates advocates for Navajo Nation priorities with members of House and Senate

A number of economic and environmental issues were presented to the Western Caucus Foundation Dec. 8 in Las Vegas by Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) to bring U.S. House and Senate members up to speed on key issues.

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Around the reservation: week of Jan. 3

Upcoming news and events around the Hopi and Navajo reservations