<b><center>Quick Reads</center></b>

Vet Clinic

Plateauland Mobile Veterinary Clinic, a non-profit, low-cost spay/neuter clinic, will be in Ganado at Sage Memorial Hospital on January 24 from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and in Chinle at Chinle Elementary School on January 25 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call (520) 226-9312 or 1-888-241-9731 to schedule surgery. No appointment necessary for vaccinations. Surgery animals must fast twelve hours prior to surgery.

Radio Drama Submissions

Due to the large number of responses and slower mail during the holidays, the Center for American Indian Health is extending the deadline for the Radio Serial Drama submissions. All entries must be postmarked by January 26.

Awards Banquet

The Western Junior Rodeo Association Awards Banquet will be held January 27 at 9 a.m. at Greyhills auditorium in Tuba City. $8 per plate; includes steak, baked potatoes, salad and dessert. Darryl and Rose Dash will host the banquet. Come support your favorite cowboy or cowgirl.

Benefit Social Song and Dance

A Benefit Social Song and Dance will be held January 27 at the Parrish Hall in Tuba City. Registration: 12:30 p.m.; Grand Entry, 2 p.m. Grocery awards to all group singers and dancers. Donation of groceries and other items at your courtesy. Please bring 12-pack and 2-liter bottles of soda. This event sanctioned by the Western Diné Social Song and Dance Committee. Admission: $3.50. Under four years free.

Dog Sled Races

The Winterfest Dog Sled Races will be held on January 27-28 at the Crowley Parking Area, 17 miles north of Flagstaff on Highway 180. Races begin at 9 a.m. Parking fee: $5. For more information, call the Flagstaff Visitor Center at (800) 842-7293.

Septic Permitting Process

The Coconino County Department of Health Services and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality will be conducting training sessions to review the newly updated Aquifer Protection Permit process. Three training sessions will be held at Council Chambers at Flagstaff City Hall, 211 W. Aspen Ave. January 29: 8-11 a.m. and 12-3 p.m. January 30: 9 a.m. -12 noon. There is no charge. For more information, call (520) 226-2710.

American Indian Exposition

An American Indian Exposition will be held January 28-February 11 at the Flamingo Hotel Ballroom on Stone and Drachman in Tucson. Authentic handmade crafts from over 50 American Indian Tribes. For more information, call (520) 622-4900.

Urban Sprawl

The “Building for Community” series presents the film “Subdivide and Conquer” on Monday, January 29, 7 p.m. in NAU’s Liberal Arts Room 135. “Subdivide and Conquer” examines the causes of sprawl and its devastating effect on our sense of community and the environment. The film suggests remedies, and shows examples of sound public policy and good land use planning.

Dance Recital

Canyon Movement Company’s Dance Concerto IX “Hanging in the Balance” will be performed on February 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. in NAU’s Clifford White Theater. Donations accepted at the door: $10 general, $8 CMC members, $6 students. The dance looks at how kwe balance the various situations in our lives: intrapersonal, interpersonal, physical, and social. For more information, call 526-9403.

Rabies Clinic

The Coconino County Department of Health Services will hold a rabies clinic on February 3 from 1-4 p.m. at the Coconino Humane Association Shelter at 3501 E. Butler Ave. in Flagstaff. Rabies vaccines will be available for $6. The clinic will also offer other canine vaccines; fee information can obtained by calling (520) 226-2717. Dog licenses and spay/neuter vouchers (a $30 value) will also be available at the clinic.

Hoop Dance

The 11th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest will be held February 3 -4 at the Heard Museum Amphitheater from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Master of Ceremonies: Dennis Bowen, Sr., Seneca, Tuba City. Judges from five regions across North America Contest open to Native dancers only. Tribal enrollment or CIB required. Senior, Adult, Teen, Youth and Tiny Tots divisions. For more information, call (602) 251-0284.

Flagstaff Winterfest 2001

Flagstaff Winterfest 2001 will be February fun for everyone! Over 100 events at different locations throughout the Flagstaff area will be featured from February 1-28. The month-long, nationally recognized festival began about 15 years ago as a fun-filled way to introduce visitors to Flagstaff’s pristine, mountain play land. Winterfest has grown to include sled dog races, Nordic and Alpine skiing competitions, snowboard and snowshoe activities, snowmobile drag racing, stargazing, and special children’s activities. For more information call, 1-800-842-7293.

Wilderness First Responder

Canyonlands Field Institute (CFI) of Moab, Utah is offering the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course. The full course (72 hours) is Feb. 5-16 (with weekend break) and the refresher portion (32 hours) is Feb. 5 - 8. Instruction by Dr. Ingebretsen, M.D. from the Wilderness Medicine of Utah. WFR emphasizes backcountry care in a prolonged transport context and includes CPR training. The course exceeds requirements for Red Cross Emergency Response and is preferred by National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Outward Bound, and some outfitters. This class provides 3-year WFR and 1-year CPR certification. Full course fee is $425($410/CFI members.) with a deposit of $200. The refresher fee is $240 ($225/CFI members.) with a $75 deposit. For more information please call 435-259-7750 or visit www.canyonlandsfieldinst.org

Reunion

Flagstaff High School Class of 1991 is looking for alumni for their 10-year class reunion to be held in 2001. Alumni are asked to call Taylor Reunion Services at (800) 677-7800 or email to reunions@taylorpub.com to update addresses and phone numbers.

Medical Center offers scholarships

Current Navapache Regional Medical Center employees and their families can qualify for one of two nursing scholarships to Northland Pioneer College. Applications must be submitted Feb. 15 for the spring term. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits per semester, maintain a 3.0 or better grade-point-average, and demonstrate financial need. Scholarships will be awarded to students on a per-semester basis. All necessary student documentation must be on file with the NPC Financial Aid Office. For applications, or more information, contact the NPC Financial Aid Office on the Holbrook-Painted Desert Campus, 524-7470, 532-6110, ext. 7470, or (800) 266-7845.

Santa Fe Gift Market

Join the Santa Fe Gift Market for the 12th annual wholesale designation for the finest New Mexico products. The market will feature Southwest & Native American gift items, gourmet foods and regional crafts, jewelry, apparel, stationery, home furnishings and more. The event will be held on Tuesday-Wednesday, April 3-4 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Sweeney Convention Center, located at 201 W. Marcy St., Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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