Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Boys Spring Invitational

The Wells Fargo Boys 14 and Under Spring Invitational is a 20 team double elimination boys basketball tournament being held April 30, May 1 and 2 at Many Farms High School in Many Farms. Space is limited. The entry fee for the eight-player roster is only $100. Contact 928-781-4386 to join up.

Parent training at Greyhills

Greyhills Academy High School has scheduled several parent training sessions. On April 14, Edward Tano discusses Being an Involved Parent in Room L125 in the Language Arts Department. On April 22, Melvin Acothley and Ylandra Wimmer will present Transition Service in the Auditorium West Culture. On May 4, Sharon Iron will discuss Domestic Violence in the West Culture. All sessions are held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Water-wise workshop

The Arboretum at Flagstaff will host a daylong Water-Wise Workshop on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants will learn how to create a landscapet that requires minimal watering. Learn about alternative turf choices, efficient irrigation, water harvesting, selection of native plants and more. The workshop is $45 for members and $50 for non-members, which includes lunch. For more information, visit To register by April 23, contact Rachel Edelstein at 928-774-1442, ext. 110 or at

ADOT open houses

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is hosting public open houses on Arizona’s long-range transportation plan, MoveAZ. The first will be held 5-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28 at Holbrook Junior High School cafeteria, 412 W. Buffalo in Holbrook. Another will be held 5-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29 at the Navajo Nation Museum, Highway 264 and Post Office Loop Road, in Window Rock. MoveAZ’s goals are to provide direction for transportation investments over the next 20 years and serve as the basis for ADOT’s major development decisions. Interested people are encouraged to learn more about the event on-line at or by calling Partners for Strategic Action at 480-816-1811. There is no cost to attend.

Shonto rodeo planned

The first annual Shonto Preparatory High School Rodeo will be held Saturday May 8 at the Shonto Community Rodeo Grounds. The rodeo grounds are located at East Highway 160 Route 98, one mile past the Shonto School Campus. Events include bareback riding, barrel racing, breakaway roping, bull riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and team roping. Entry fees are $40 for most events, $55 for bull riding and $75 per team for team roping. Trophy buckles go to all event winners, and there will be two all-around trophy buckles. The deadline for mail in entries is April 23 (cashiers checks only on mail in entries; no personal checks). Mail them to: Rodeo Club, Shonto Preparatory High School, P.O. Box 7900, Shonto, AZ 86054. There will be walk-in entries on May 8. Bring proof of high school enrollment. For more information, call 928-672-2652; Fax: 928-672-2657.

Stingrays fund-raiser

The Flagstaff Stingrays swim team invites all to attend a Navajo taco fund-raiser. This event will be held Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Cromer Elementary School, 7150 E. Silver Saddle in Flagstaff. Come enjoy food, games, a silent auction and a raffle. All money raised will provide the opportunity for Flagstaff youth to enjoy the benefits of swimming. Flagstaff Stingrays Inc. is in partnership with the Flagstaff Governor’s Alliance Against Drugs and Citizens Against Substance Abuse. For more information about the fund-raiser or the Flagstaff Stingrays swim team, call 928-213-9438.

Wrestling tournament

The third annual Mat-Time Open and Pee-wee Wrestling Tournament will be held May 1 at Greyhills High School Gym in Tuba City. Pee-wee, Jr. Pee-wee, 15-17 year old, and 18 and up categories available. Waiver form, three one-minute rounds and a $5 entry required. For information, call 928-283-4819.

Tuba City WIC

The Tuba City WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program will be taking new enrollments and missed appointments on the following days: April 23, 29, 30, May 14, 27 and 28. Please call the WIC office to schedule an appointment or for more information and the list of required documents for enrollment. The WIC office is currently located behind Greyhills Academy High School in Dorm 2, room #32. 928-283-3177 or 1-800-307-4231.

Food Handlers Notice

In order to obtain a Food Handlers Card, individuals must attend a Food Handlers Class. The location and times of the food handlers classes are announced one week in advance on the local radio station’s community calendar hour at 12 noon and 5 p.m. Challenge testing is given every other Monday at the Hopi Health Care Center, Conference Room A302 from 2:30-4 p.m. to individuals who have attended the Food Handlers Class but failed the test. Please call the Office of Environmental Health at 928-737-6281 for more information.

Physical fitness in TC

The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Health Promotion Program invites community members of Tuba City and Moenkopi Villages areas to an adult and adult/elderly fitness certification program. Participants will receive instruction from acclaimed fitness specialist John Blievernicht, of the Institute of Sports-Health-Fitness. Blievernicht will be providing “Walking Strong,” a total fitness program designed for adults and the elderly. The classes will take place on April 22, 23, 29 and 30 at the Moenkopi Youth Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants will receive certification to provide Walking Strong Programs and individualized attention to assure program success. Please contact the Health Promotion Program at 928-283-2404/2188 for more information.

Artrain USA comes to Flagstaff

Artrain USA’s national-touring art exhibition: “Native Views: Influences of Modern Culture” will be in Flagstaff from Friday, April 23 through Monday, April 26. Artrain USA will be located on the railroad tracks by Route 66 and east of San Francisco St. in Flagstaff. Educational tours are Friday, April 23 and Monday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12-4:15 p.m. General public tours are Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1-5:15 p.m.

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