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Navajo Nation rips support of coal company

The Navajo Nation pulled its financial guarantees for the tribe’s coal enterprise, the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, saying the company had purchased three coal mines in Wyoming and Montana without informing the tribe.

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Navy names new class of ships in honor of the Navajo people

On Oct. 30, Navajo officials joined the U.S. Navy’s Authentication of the Keel Ceremony of the U.S. Navy’s first of class towing and salvage vessel, “USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6)” at the Civic Center in Houma, Louisiana.

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Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors selected Dr. Tommy Lewis as the new Superintendent of Schools. The board confirmed the appointment Nov. 5. Dr. Lewis will begin his service Nov. 18.

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Part II: Fighting fire from the air, Forrest Towne explores aviation in his wildland fire career

Fighting fires. Sucking smoke. Working hard in an inferno of heat. You’ve been on assignment for four days and you have 10 more to go. You’re ready for a hot shower and solid food, you’re tired. But you’re still smiling. You’re a wildland firefighter.

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NAMMY Award winner Cody Blackbird Band to peform in Flagstaff Nov. 15

Alternative rock fusion group, The Cody Blackbird Band received Group of The Year at the 19th Annual Native American Music Awards.

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Navajo bull-rider Cody Jesus competes at PBR Finals

On Nov. 7, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulated Professional Bull Rider Cody Jesus in a Facebook post, wishing him good luck as he competed int he PBR Finals.

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Shilah Williams of Tuba City, Arizona qualified for the Jr. National Finals Rodeo last year during a Roy Cooper Jr. Calf Roping event in Window Rock. Since then Shilah went on to compete at local rodeos and in Ignacio, Colorado before heading to Las Vegas last December.