Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Navajo tacos on sale in Flag today

Kinlani Bordertown Dormi-tory, 901 N. Kinlani Road, Flagstaff is holding a Navajo taco sale 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today (April 16). Dine in and forget about washing dishes. Proceeds benefit the Miss Dook’o’oosliid Program. For more information, call 774-2386 or 774-5279.

Candlelight memorial

A Flagstaff Community Candlelight Memorial will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in Wheeler Park downtown. The service will commemorate Lori Piestewa slain while serving her country in Iraq. The public is asked to respectfully assemble and honor this fallen warrior.

Rep. Jackson’s local office hours

On Friday, April 18, Rep. Jack Jackson, Jr. will hold office hours at the Coconino County Administration Building, 219 E. Cherry, second floor conference room. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (with a lunch break at noon), Representative Jackson will be available to meet with citizens to discuss local and legislative issues. The public is invited and encouraged to drop by and visit. For more information, call Jerry Flannery, assistant county manager, at 928-779-6854.

Justice Day in Kayenta Friday

The Kayenta District Court is holding Justice Day 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 18 at the courthouse. Activities include an open house, skits by court personnel and luncheon. This event will provide information about services the court and other service provider offer the surrounding community. For more information, call 928-697-5541.

Military support

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, there will be a gathering at Steamboat (29 miles west of Ganado) to show military support for Benadine Toledo home on leave from the U.S. Army. During a Navajo Nation flag presentation, the Native American Vietnam Veterans Association will honor her as well as troops deployed out of the country, particularly those in Iraq. Please note, the Flag presentation to Mary Edgewater, the widow of the late Dillon Edgewater, originally scheduled for this date, has been postponed. For more information, call Gibson Jones, NAVVA president, at 928-283-5246.

Men’s B-ball in TC

A men’s basketball tournament will be held this week on April 18-19, 2003 at the Toh-Nanees-Dizi Community Center. The entry fee is $125. Prizes include T-shirts and a plaque for the first and second place teams as well as plaques or T-shirts for the third through sixth place teams. For more information or to register, call at Tuba City Office of Dine’ Youth at 928-283-3021/3023/3026.

Annual Spring Carnival

On Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m., Moencopi Day School will be holding its annual Spring Carnival. The carnival will be full of food, fun, games and prizes including bingo for the adults. Bring the whole family and friends, too. Everyone is invited. Moencopi Day School’s Parent Teacher Organization is organizing the carnival with all funds raised going toward the students’ spring field trips and buying dictionaries for the graduating sixth graders.

Easter egg hunt, roping

Tolani Lake Elementary Before & After School Program is hosting the Easter Weekend Classic Saddle Roping and Egg Hunt Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20. The egg hunt will be at noon Sunday. On both days, the draw will close at 9 a.m. with roping underway at 9:30 a.m. There are many prizes. For more information, call the 928-686-6101 (weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Huey Lewis at casino

Grammy Award winners Huey Lewis and the News will bring their American rock to Cliff Castle Casino this Saturday, April 19. Gates open at 6 p.m. with Huey Lewis and the News on stage at 8 p.m. Cliff Castle is located in Camp Verde off Interstate 17, just east of exit 289. Tickets cost $25 and are available at or by calling 928-567-7999.

Co-ed basketball

A 12 and under Co-ed Spring Basketball Tournament will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 17-19 at Leupp Schools Inc. The entry fee is $100 for this 12-team bracket, 10-player roster. Awards go to first, second, third and fourth places, MVP and all-tourneys. For more information, call 928-289-2609 or 602- 677-4185 or send an e-mail to

Native American awards

Northern Arizona University is hosting its eighth annual Native American Convocation and Awards Ceremony, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 on campus in the Rolle Activity Center. Tribal community representatives, alumni and family members are invited to attend this unique ceremony recognizing college students. For more information, call Sharon Doctor at 928-523-8086 or via e-mail at

Youth Walk in TC

Stars in the Desert will present a Youth Walk to begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 20 at the Tuba City Truck Stop located on Main Street. The walk will proceed east on Edgewater Road, down Warrior Drive to U.S. Highway 160 and back to the Truck Stop at noon. Bring along walking shoes and join in the fun. Contact Teresa Gamble or Caroline Widehat at 928-283-3346/3034/3043.

Honor military personnel

The Coalmine Canyon Chapter is gathering the names of all veterans, active military personnel and reservists to be honored on May 18 at the Chapter Modular Building. If you have a family member, please call Teresa Black at 928-283-3383/3384, or stop by the Coalmine Canyon Chapter Sub-Office in Tuba City to provide their names, addresses and branch of service.

Bodaway/Gap meetings

The Bodaway/Gap Chapter will hold its regular chapter meeting at 3 p.m. (DST). will be April 22 at 3 p.m. The Gap Head Start will hold an Easter Party featuring the Care and Share Food Bank on Thursday, April 17 at 10 a.m. (DST).

AA meetings in Flag

The Calvary Chapel Church of Flagstaff extends an open invitation to its Alcoholics Anonymous meetings held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1829 N. East Street on the corner of Second Avenue and one block west of Main Street. For more information, call 774-1217 or 774-1281.

Boys and Girls B-ball

Tolani Lake Elementary School Academy will hold a 14 and under boys and girls basketball tournament from Thursday, April 17 through Saturday the 19. Only 15 miles north of Leupp, this is a short drive for some great fun. The entry fee is $100 per team (no personal checks accepted). For more information call Geri Begay at 928-522-0603 and Pat Nebitsi at 928-526-7710. Both may be reached at these numbers in the evening. Tanya Nebitsi can be reached during the day at 928-830-2538 (cell).

Benefit concert

The BlueKorn Fest rock concert will be held 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, April 19 at American Legion Hall, 204 W. Birch Ave., Flagstaff. Line-up confirmations include Dying Tribe, Ethnic Degeneration, Coalition, Rocking Horse, Keddah, Big Vinny & The Cattle Thieves and special guest master of ceremonies Carey Slade. Admission is $10 plus one can of food. Proceeds benefit the Care & Share Food Bank.

Kayenta Art Fest

The Kayenta Middle School Art Club will sponsor the Kayenta Spring Art Fest on Thursday through Saturday April 17, 18 and 19 at the Monument Valley High School SAC Gymnasium and Auditorium. The first two days will showcase area students’ talents. On the third day, there will an open market, professional artists and food court. For more information, call Mike Franklin at 928-697-2298 (days) or 928-697-8148 (evenings).

Southern Straight

The band Southern Straight returns to Leupp Schools, Inc. on Saturday, April 19 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Junior Class is the host for some good old-fashioned country dancing. For more information, contact Vermae Peralto at (928) 686-6211, ext. 350 or Elsie Shirley at 928-686-6211, ext. 351.

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