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Around the Rez: week of Nov. 7

Upcoming events on the Navajo and Hopi reservations and surrounding communities.

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Winslow Art council hosts Big,Tiny Art Show

The Winslow Art Council’s Big Tiny Art Show took place Nov. 3 at Winslow Elks Club Hall.

WIFA announces $5,100,000 loan closing for the city of Winslow

A $5.1 million loan with the city of Winslow will be used to replace and upgrade infrastructure at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

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Community information: New rules for recycling in Winslow

Acceptable items in the recycling stream for the city of Winslow is changing to only include clean/dry paper, cardboard and aluminum and steel food and beverage cans.

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Winslow dedicates sports field to Valentin Lopez

On Nov. 3, a multipurpose athletic field was named and dedicated to the memory of longtime Winslow resident Valentin Lopez.

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Winslow Bulldogs eliminated from playoffs

The Northwest Christian Crusaders defeated the Winslow Bulldogs 49-6 in the first round of the 3A Conference Football Playoffs Nov. 2 in Phoenix.

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Latoya Largo determined to help bring funding to Hopi Jr/Sr High

Latoya Largo will search and apply for grants whether they are federal, state or private. She is especially interested in funding for special education, after-school and science programs.

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Obituary: William Ray Engvall

William Ray Engvall, M.D. (Bill) was born May 8, 1934, in Temple, Texas, at Scott & White Hospital. He passed away October 31, 2018, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

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'Dawnland' documents untold story of Native American child removal in the U.S.

“Dawnland” is premiering on the PBS series Independent Lens, as part of November Native American Heritage Month programming.

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Holbrook High School October Students of the Month

Holbrook High School recently announed the October Students of the Month.

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Greyhills Academy graduate reaches for the stars at Utah State University

Joaquin Kootswatewa dreams realized with help of self-advocacy class at Greyhills Academy

Joaquin is following his passion for the skies by studying astronomy and aeronautics at Utah State University this fall. A few months ago, he graduated from Greyhills Academy High School in Tuba City.

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“Öngtupqa:" Hopi connections to Grand Canyon

“Öngtupqa” takes inside look at Hopi musical and cultural connection to Desert View Watchtower with new CD and documentary

A trio of musicians with strong connections to the Grand Canyon, have made an acoustic soundscape intended to honor the surrounding landscape through music created on-site at the Desert View Watchtower.

ACA open enrollment begins with lower prices, more choices in Arizona

WASHINGTON – Open enrollment began Nov. 1 for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, with most Arizonans seeing more choices and better prices, a sharp change from recent years when the state was the poster child for Obamacare problems.

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Navajo Police apprehend homicide suspect in Tuba City

On Oct. 31, the Navajo Nation Police Department responded to an attempted kidnpaping in the Cowsprings area of Tuba City.

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Navajo Nation considers buying coal-fired power plant on its land

As states shy away from coal-fired power, a northern Arizona tribe is exploring the purchase of a coal plant on its land.

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Archaeologist say state parks destroyed Native American antiquity sites

An archaeologist says Arizona State Parks and Trails deliberately destroyed Native American antiquity sites during construction activity at Lake Havasu State Park.

Navajo to appeal dismissal of case against Wells Fargo

The Navajo Nation is appealing the dismissal of a lawsuit it filed against Wells Fargo, accusing the company of engaging in predatory and unlawful practices.

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Court gives tribe, environmentalists new chance to fight uranium mine

A federal appeals court said Oct. 25 that the Havasupai tribe and environmental advocates can challenge an existing uranium mine on land near the Grand Canyon where mining was recently banned.

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Missing in Arizona Day: Searching for loved ones in bones and DNA

It’s grim, heartbreaking and hopeful work.

Tuba City felon sentenced for robbery and assault

A convicted felon from Tuba City has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.