On June 7, Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) permanently suspended the practice of scattering human remains, or ashes, throughout the park.
Combined Kaibab and Coconino national forests cover approximately 3.5 million acres across northern Arizona along the Colorado Plateau and include Coconino, Yavapai, Gila and Mohave Counties.
- Navajo Police continue search for missing elder
- Historic Route 66, Rio de Flag bridge in place ahead of schedule
- Full closure of Coconino and Kaibab National Forests starts June 23 at 8 a.m.
- Rafael Fire update: Areas south of I-40 and west of I-17 on 'SET' category for evacuations
- Nez considers reopening roads and tribal parks at 50 percent capacity
Hopi High School held its graduation ceremony for its 36 graduates June 15 at the football field with Miss Native American Lexie James, a graduate of Hopi High who won state awards for her media work, serving as keynote speaker.
Ethel Branch (Diné) was named Woman of the Year during the 2021 Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards after co-founding the Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund last March.
Native American writers Louise Erdrich and Natalie Diaz were named winners of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in the categories of fiction and poetry — also included was Marty Two Bulls Sr. who was named a finalist in editorial cartooning June 11.
- Monument Valley graduate overcomes grief, challenges to embark on college, career
- Tuba City remembers boarding school children
- 40-years together for Jimmy and Thomasina Willie
- After a tough year, Shilah Williams to compete for title at National Junior High Rodeo
- Holbrook student gets signed photo from Michael Jordan
- Book review: Native author seeks to share the importance of seeds in newest book, "The Seed Keeper"
- Navajo Nation congratulates 325 retirees
- Hopi High alumni receives masters in pursuit of law degree
- Monument Valley’s Adriana Sheppard signs with Park University in Gilbert
- Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Navajo Nation graduates perservere
A full forest closure means that the public is prohibited from entering any part of the Prescott National Forest at any time.
William Smith,60, was hiking out of the canyon when the incident occurred.
U.S. wildfire officials expecting increased fire activity and more demand for firefighters and equipment have raised the national preparedness to level 4 — which is unusual for June.
- 71-year-old man missing on hike of Mount Lemmon found dead
- Game and Fish plans to haul nearly 3 million gallons of water to thirsty wildlife
- Canyoneer rescued in Fossil Creek Wilderness Area
- Chino Valley cancels Fourth of July event due to fire restrictions
- Ducey blocks ASU policy requiring masks for unvaccinated
Anyone who can see, taste, or smell smoke should curtail outdoor activity.
Upcoming news and events on and around the Hopi and Navajo reservations.
- Around Winslow: Summer events kick-off
- Around the Rez: week of June 9
- Letter to the editor: A return to normalcy with the first Tuba City Flea Market
- Health First Foundation offers college-level health scholarships
- Miss Navajo Nation Shandiin P. Parrish selected as 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion
- Youth opportunities: Andy Harvey Youth Media Workshop applications open
- Around the Rez: week of June 2
- Lake Powell Fishing Report: Rivers feeding Lake Powell flow at 20 percent of normal average in May
- Community information: Roadway restrictions at I-40 and Two Guns Road scheduled for May 18-20
- Around the Rez: week of May 19
Jordan Louis, of Crystal, New Mexico, basketball player for Navajo Pine High School, signed a letter of intent to play for Paul Smith’s College in New York June 12 at Navajo Pine High School supported by her father and mother, Shane and Monique Louis, as well as members of her family.
The Winslow Bulldogs finished out their season with a loss to the Yuma Catholic Shamrocks in the playoffs.
According to the Hopi Jr. High, the conference is looking at switching the fall and spring seasons or moving to a four-quarter based format.
- Lady Bulldogs move ahead: Winslow Lady Bulldogs win against Lady Roadrunners
- End of a season: Winslow Bulldogs take down Florence Gophers, 51-49
- Masks can come off for high school winter playoffs, spring sports, AIA board votes
- Navajo football player Brandon Shirley signs with Gila River Hawks
- St. Michaels Cardinals take on Williams
Coconino County Sheriff's officials said 27-year-old Chad Lapointe was taken into custody last Saturday on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Navajo County Sheriff David Clouse learns leadership skills during 22-week School of Police Staff and Command
Navajo County Sheriff David Clouse recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University.