On October 5, 2020, Billy was found deceased in a wash east of the Sinclair gas station near mile marker 23 on U.S. Highway 64.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez told a Senate panel Oct. 20 that special protections are needed to reverse the “very disrespectful” treatment of Native Americans who face extraordinary challenges in the voting process.
Grand Canyon National Park recently held a virtual meeting with local tribal representatives and project managers, referred to as the Intertribal Working Group, to discuss strategies and future planning operations in the park.
- Funds allocated from initial distribution of American Rescue Plan
- NavajoYES seeks to create outdoor opportunities, envisions 80-mile trail from NGS
- Navajo police seek missing girl
- Navajo Nation looks at partnership, future youth opportunities with Masten Space Systems
- New Mexico pledges support for tribal adoptions in state law
Former roller derby athlete Melissa Skeet, known as Skeet Fighter, is roller skating more than 300 miles, from Window Rock to Flagstaff and back (the length of The Long Walk) to bring awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women, children and two-spirit people.
In the end, it was a tiny cactus needle embedded in his toe after a river trip that put ethnobotanist, river guide and artist Jonah Hill, who is Hopi and Quechan, into the hospital with a life-threatening infection.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and staff joined Division Director for Division of Natural Resources Rudolph Shebala and Division Director for Division of Community Development Pearl Yellowman to distribute an assortment of melons to Navajo Nation employees and community members.
- BIA Navajo region wildland fire units respond to Oregon
- ‘Dark Winds’ TV series based on Tony Hillerman books to film on Navajo Nation in October; extras being sought
- Bird Runningwater stepping down from Sundance post
- New Mexico film 'Rude Girl' features Native American superhero
- Lola Begay and Gabriella Hemstreet recognized for teaching contributions by TCUSD
On Oct. 22, voters selected Tyra Manycows as Miss Tuba City Hi
Hidden away in Christmas Tree Pass near the Arizona-Nevada border, more than 700 petroglyphs can be found at Grapevine Canyon.
Following years of policy reviews and changes, the Navajo Veteran's Administration is moving forward with repairs and improvements to 125 homes that were constructed for Navajo veterans between 2014 and 2017.
- Hopi High graduate finds her place at Indian Country Today
- A call to preserve Navajo language leads two sports broadcasters on historic path
- Hopi runner Kyle Sumatzkuku finishes 48th out of 18,000 runners at Boston Marathon
- TCUSD culinary class preps and packages
- Diné woman Shelly Lowe nominated to lead National Endowment for the Humanities
- Diné men and women are most recent graduates for Navajo Police
- Navajo council approves $19 Million for Church Rock Factory, creates 350 jobs on Nation
- First Native American poet laureate begins third term, releases memoir
- Kayenta community breaks ground on new wellness center
- Hopi student wins voting rights scholarship essay contest
The Window Rock Fighting Scouts came away with a 28-22 win over Tuba City in an overtime conference game that saw numerous momentum swings right down to the end.
Senior Night was celebrated Oct. 15 during the varsity football game where the Mogollon Mustangs played the Joseph City Wildcats.
- Monument Valley netters take doubleheader with Window Rock Oct. 9
- Second Mesa Day School returns to normal release time after two months
- Tuba City celebrates Homecoming
- Tuba City graduate part of Coconino Community College’s first cross country team
- Second Mesa Day School continues to monitor classroom temperatures
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Winslow High School's Spanish class completed pinatas last week.
On Oct. 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in approval of a single booster dose of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in certain populations who completed a full vaccine series of either vaccine.
The superintendent of the Page Unified School District has resigned after allegedly making a racist remark at a meeting.
Coconino National Forest has announced a proposal to expand mass transit shuttle services at select trailheads in the Sedona area to reduce traffic congestion, overflow parking in residential areas, and improve pedestrian safety.
Meteor Crater is offering residents of Arizona’s high country a chance to experience Meteor Crater and Barringer Space Museum for free Oct. 23.
- Crowns and cowgirls: Horsemanship, pageantry part of Miss Rodeo Arizona event
- Robocalls dip as FCC rules kick in; advocates say more should be done
- After nearly a century in business, Bashas' purchased by California chain
- Jury hears from airman's brother in Arizona murder trial
- Yavapai College begins process to launch four-year degree options