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520 Replaced by 928 Area Code

As of June 23 of this year, Northern Arizona will be changing all area codes from 520 to 928. A grace period, ending January 5th of 2002, extends the time that phone companies will allow calls made through old 520 codes to be placed. After this period, calls and faxes dialed with 520 will not go through.

Fireworks Above the Mesas

The annual Independence Day celebration at Hopi Jr./Sr. High will begin July 4 at 4 p.m. A free meal, KUYI radio personalities, and the Taos to Hopi commemoration run will precede fireworks scheduled at 8:30. Vending spaces are available, call (928) 737-2670 for more information.

Surf in Tuba City

Northern Arizona University-Navajo/Hopi is hosting free Internet workshops in Tuba City. Learn how to “surf” the Internet. July 5 at the Tuba City High School NAU Computer Lab, 3 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (DST) Call Theresa Boone-Schuler at 1 (800) 426-8315 for more information.

15th Annual “A’hoohai Days Rodeo”

15th Annual July 4th Celebration and PRCA Rodeo “A’hoohai Days” Open Junior Rodeo July 6 at the Dean C. Jackson Memorial Arena, Window Rock. All horses required to have health permits, no exceptions. (928) 527-9037 or wjra01@yahoo.com for more information.

Yavapai-Apache Hosts 10th Annual Verde Valley Pow Wow

July 6-9, Native American singers, dancers and drummers perform at the Cliff Castle Casino. It’s the 10th annual Verde Valley Pow Wow. Prize money totaling $25,000 will be awarded in the tiny tot, junior, teen, adult and drumming competitions. Call (602) 417-0637 for more information.

“Ti, Let’s Cruz” Community Walk

Sign up and celebrate the 4th of July by walking. “Ti, Let’s Cruz” Community Walk on July 5 at the Kayenta Chapter House. Starts at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. The earlier event includes a health fair and screening. Prizes for all participants. Call Sofia Jones @ (928) 697-4225 for more information.

Nells’ Flagstaff Jr. Rodeo

Nells’ Flagstaff Jr. Rodeo, July 8 at the Flagstaff Hay and Grain Arena, Flagstaff. Rodeo to begin at 9 a.m. (MST). Trophy buckles awarded to All-Around Division Champions. For more information call (928) 527-9037 or wjra01@yahoo.com.

Tewawina Distance Running Camp 2001

The Tewawina Distance Running Camp, 2001. July 8 – 11 at Greyhills Academy High School. Open to ages 7 and up, only 75 applicants accepted. Runners from outside the community will stay in the dorms. Swimming, talent show and a dance along with a 5-k race and 1 mile fun run. Call (928) 283-6271 x 193 for more information.

Learn to Surf in Chinle

Northern Arizona University-Navajo/Hopi is hosting free Internet workshops in Chinle. Learn how to “surf” the Internet, understand the World Wide Web as a research tool or discover how to succeed in a Web class. July 9 at the NAU-Chinle Computer Lab, 3 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (DST) Call Theresa Boone-Schuler at 1 (800) 426-8315 for more information.

Navajo Sundowners out after dark

Come listen to the Navajo Sundowners July 6 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Little Singer Community School. Dance away your red white and blues in an after-4th celebration!

Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic

Tuba City Environmental Health is sponsoring a free rabies vaccine clinic. Tonalea Chapter House, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (DST) and Tuba City Chapter House, July 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Animal must be 3 months or older. No sick or pregnant animals; owner must hold the animal. Call (928) 283-2843 for more information.

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