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Wednesday, June 29

Why not turn other city offices over to the county

June 29, 2005
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Improving the standard of care for their own
Four Native American dental students set high goals

MESA -- DezBah Damon (Dine), Michael Dobson (Dine), Molly Francis (Colville), and Leland James Pond Jr. (Assiniboine/Cheyenne) have distinguished themselves as the first Native American dental students enrolled at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

By By S.J. Wilson June 29, 2005
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PHOENIX -- Dawn Melvin is working closely with Arizona's tribes to improve tourism on Arizona's Indian reservations.

By By Stan Bindell June 29, 2005
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FLAGSTAFF -- As the cool summer breeze blew Chief Harry Dakota's eagle feathers around, the Champion Northern Traditional Dancer of the Oneida and Ojibwa Tribes took a well deserved rest as he sat on a boulder near the sidewalk of Milton Road in Flagstaff during the Native American Art Market and Dances held during the weekend of June 18-19.

By By Joshua Lavar Butler June 29, 2005
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Tuba City District's 2nd annual Superintendent's Awards
Roe, Nelson, Bennett & Goldtooth receive recognition

TUBA CITY -- It's called the Superintendent's Award and goes to those who merit public distinction for providing exemplary service to the students and staff members of Tuba City District.

By By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer June 29, 2005
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MESA -- The Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH) in east Mesa is the first and only dental school located in Arizona. In its inaugural year, beginning July 21, 2003, 54 students were selected from over 1,200 applicants.

By By S.J. Wilson June 29, 2005
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PHOENIX -- Navajos, Hopis and other Arizona Native Americans can start watching more television shows about themselves.

By By Stan Bindell June 29, 2005
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FLAGSTAFF -- When Donald Wadsworth creates ceremonial sashes, belts and garments, he entwines color and design with hundreds of years of Hopi weaving tradition and the hope the art will continue.

June 29, 2005
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FLAGSTAFF -- During the summer of 1983, the first Native American Festival of Arts & Culture sprouted up in Flagstaff at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The festival was well celebrated into the late '90s by the local community, Native American artists, international art collectors and people throughout the country. The festival is known to have launched the careers of many successful native artists.

By By Amy Louis June 29, 2005

FLAGSTAFF -- This Fourth of July weekend marks the 50th year of the Coconino County Horse Races (Exit 337 and I-17) in Flagstaff.

June 29, 2005

New Testament Gospel Church

June 29, 2005

Ya'ateeh!

June 29, 2005

On behalf of Central Navajo Youth Opportunities Coalition's (CNYOC) 12th annual Grandma Thomas Walk-a-Thon scheduled for Wednesday, June 29 to Saturday, July 2. I would like to invite your participation and assistance in joining our efforts to make this year's event a complete success.

June 29, 2005

Two years ago little George Bush launched a war of aggression on the country of Iraq -- a country that posed no threat to the United States.

June 29, 2005

This past week, lawmakers in both the House and Senate introduced two new proposals for Social Security that AARP believes does not meet the criteria for a solvent Social Security program that is based on adequate and secure benefits.

June 29, 2005

Society today is rampant with despair, depression and anxiety. The pressures of survival are becoming harder and harder to bear.

By By Richard Allen Clayton June 29, 2005

Diagnosis confirmed! I'm sure that's what Arizona physicians felt when they read about the Arizona State/University of Arizona physician workforce study recently released. Finally, research provides proof that our state has a shortage of physicians--something those of us in the medical field have painfully known for some time.

By By Leonard F. Ditmanson, MD June 29, 2005
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According to Sara Yazzie, it all started when administrators interrupted her law class to announce they were privileged to introduce the Student of the Year for Crownpoint Institute of Technology and then called out her name.

June 29, 2005
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TUBA CITY -- In February, Tuba City Unified School District Governing Board adopted a new academic modified school calendar that will take effect this July 1.

By By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer June 29, 2005

POLACCA -- Hopi Judge Delfred Leslie hopes that some world class bicyclers serve as inspiration for Hopi students.

By By Stan Bindell June 29, 2005

Expansion and further development using treated sewage water to make snow and cutting down more trees for ski runs will threaten Flagstaff area water quality, the Sierra Club charged in a federal district court lawsuit announced June 23.

June 29, 2005

WINDOW ROCK -- "Western Navajo Nation Highway Tour: via Highways 89, 160 and 163" is a new illustrated brochure with a corresponding map in a handy foldout format developed and distributed by DinŽ Tourism Promotion for Economic Development (DTPED). The travel guide promotes highway routes from the Grand Canyon region to Cameron and through the Navajo Nation -- to the world famous Monument Valley Tribal Park, with information on stunning and unusual scenic locations along the way.

June 29, 2005

CAMERON -- Paving on State Route 64 between Cameron, Ariz., and the Grand Canyon, was slated to begin on Tuesday, June 21, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

June 29, 2005
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Dine' Basha's brings home to Tuba City coveted year-end recognition
TC store introduces a new local check cashing policy

We see them everyday, but not just in the grocery store. These local Basha's store staff members are our neighbors, friends and relatives.

By By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer June 29, 2005

Winslow voters could decide to recall Major Jim Boles and Council member Judy Howell as soon as November.

By By Jeff Pope June 29, 2005

The 2005-06 fiscal year tentative budget shows a surplus of $6,471,073 due largely to the $8.2 million the Arizona Department of Transportation is giving to Winslow under a turnback agreement. However, those funds are restricted to repairs and improvements for Route 66 and can not be used for other projects.

By By Jeff Pope June 29, 2005

The "bombs bursting in air" return to the night sky over Emil Nasser Stadium again in just five days.

By By Jeff Pope June 29, 2005
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Park Rangers from Homolovi State Park were pleased to have a piece of Mormon history returned to them on Thursday. The Old Trails Museum Board of Directors handed over a metal sign that had marked the site of Sunset Cemetery for more than 50 years.

By By Jeff Pope June 29, 2005

The Winslow Police Department responded to the following incidents during the week of June 19-24. This is not a complete list of calls that officers answered. Unless otherwise noted, all charged suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

June 29, 2005
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All Star teams begin play this week
Little League 11-12-year-old boys played Monday; 11-year-old girls wait until July 18

The Winslow Little League 11-12-year-old boys' All Star Team began tournament play in Payson on Monday.

By By Sam Conner June 29, 2005

An article in Saturday's newspaper brought a lump in my throat and tears to my eyes. It also brought word of the passing of an old and cherished friend. The loss was not mine alone. Every coach, athlete or fan of high school sports lost a friend when Barry Sollenberger died on Thursday.

By By Sam Conner June 29, 2005

Annual festivals are a significant part of a city's identity. Imagine Winslow without the Standin' on the Corner Festival or Christmas Parade. What would this town be?

By By Jeff Pope June 29, 2005

As Congress scrutinizes the financing and operations of the United Nations, we have also found an unfortunate need to focus on other multilateral institutions that receive significant funding from the American taxpayer. One such organization is the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

By By Jon Kyl June 29, 2005
Front Page History
Headlines from the archives of the Winslow Mail

12 years ago

June 29, 2005

Thursday, June 23

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Tuba City District construction on schedule
$6.5 million dollar TC High addition and new $4.5 million junior high cafeteria making progress

TUBA CITY -- Two new construction projects at Tuba City District are continuing to make progress.

By By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer June 23, 2005
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WINDOW ROCK -- There's now another President Shirley who wants to clean up a big problem on the Navajo Nation.

By By George Hardeen June 23, 2005
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FLAGSTAFF -- With 70 cents of every dollar going off the Navajo Reservation, Navajo officials worry about the future impact if the local Navajo economy continues on its current path towards devastation. Some Navajo Nation officials would rather address this issue, rather then to sit back and wait for the derailment to persist.

By By Joshua Lavar Butler June 23, 2005
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POLACCA -- Ten Hopi High School students have left to participate in the fifth annual Harvard-Hopi summer program.

By By Stan Bindell June 23, 2005
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FLAGSTAFF -- Rachel Tso has been involved in drama most of her life, so she said having her daughter, Camille, follow in that interest is no surprise.

By By S.J. Wilson June 23, 2005
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Flagstaff -- The Native American Festival of Arts & Culture opens with a celebration on Saturday, July 2, from 6-8 p.m. The opening reception at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, is free and open to the public.

June 23, 2005

Kayenta Land Use meeting

June 23, 2005
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Samantha Harrison, a member of Monument Valley High School Class of 2005, recently signed a letter of intent to Mesa Community College for a basketball scholarship. Present for the signing were (from left) MVHS Principal Blane Baker, MVHS Athletic Director Elton Loy, Head Girls Basketball Coach Robert Nash, Samantha Harrison and her parents Norma and Andy Harrison.

June 23, 2005

I would like to congratulate the Navajo Nation Council for overriding President Joe Shirley's unwise veto of the DinŽ Marriage Act. The measure banned plural marriages as well as gay marriage.

June 23, 2005

Yesterday (June 14) in Pennsylvania George Bush made his plea to a group of 16-year-old kids for his privatization plan for Social Security.

June 23, 2005

Old timers who read the funny papers will remember the fictional police chief Dick Tracy, and the wonderful two-way wrist-radio he wore all the time. He could only call in to the station with it, but it was a great item in his line of work.

June 23, 2005

Global warming now threatens the economy of the United States. Scientists have predicted that within a few decades, half the farmland in the world will be unable to crow crops, due to either draught, floods and increased disease and insect infestations all due to global warming. Sea levels are rising, threatening to flood coastal areas.

June 23, 2005

Truth is spreading! I was ecstatic to see the news at www.thenewamerican.com -search arizona- that the Arizona legislature, similar to Utah's' legislature, has voted to formally request rejection at the federal level of the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). This is a pact creating a regional government entangling us with 34 countries in North and South America, thus erasing our borders and constitution.

June 23, 2005
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Etched into the collective memory of every Navajo alive today is the terrible trauma of the tragedy that began at Bosque Redondo -- HwZZldi -- 141 years ago.

By By Joe Shirley Jr. June 23, 2005

Sandy sets her ears and plants her mule shoes. Mountain on my right, cliff on my left -- nowhere to go but forward.

By By Peter Aleshire June 23, 2005
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Tackling Greyhills construction needs
School's skilled maintenance crew keeps many projects in-house

TUBA CITY -- The maintenance department personnel at Greyhills Academy High School is like a great in-house band. They can handle any job given to them, according to Director Wilson Norris.

By By Ray Baldwin Louis June 23, 2005
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TUBA CITY -- There are not many school districts that would take the safety and maintenance of its school vehicles this seriously. Tuba City District has decided that education is not only for their students, but also for their 500 plus-staff members, when it comes to driving and being responsible behind the wheel of district-owned cars and vans.

By By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer June 23, 2005
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TUBA CITY -- At the beginning of April, Travis Robertson challenged his Tuba City Junior High School resource reading class to read 12 to 15 books and have a test score of 85 percent or better on each book they read before the end of the school year.

June 23, 2005

FLAGSTAFF -- For the first time ever, Coconino Community College will participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Program this fall, action that is expected to bring more than $1 million to Coconino County.

June 23, 2005
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Many Navajo leaders were present as Cornfields, Klagetoh and Forest Lake received certification for their community-based land use plans during special Transportation and Community Development Committee meetings on June 14.

By By Karen Francis June 23, 2005
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WINDOW ROCK -- By September, medical care for the residents of To'Hajii'ee Chapter will take a huge leap.

By By George Hardeen June 23, 2005

WINDOW ROCK -- The Public Safety Committee of the Navajo Nation Council voted 4 in favor and 3 opposed on legislation sponsored by committee Chairperson Hope MacDonald LoneTree to amend provisions of Title 17 of the Navajo Nation Code at a regular committee meeting on June 13.

By By Karen Francis June 23, 2005
Cultural Tourism Training Workshop
Indian tourism as a business development opportunity

SANTA FE, N.M. -- IAIA's new University Center for Economic Development is launching a business development workshop that integrates cultural tourism with urban business development strategies. This workshop underscores tourism as an effective business and revenue development model in many Indian communities across the country.

June 23, 2005

The deadline to receive submissions for designs of the plaque designating the Navajo Nation Council Chamber a National Historic Landmark has been extended to no later than 5 p.m. on July 8, 2005.

June 23, 2005
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FLAGSTAFF -- Razor Saltboy's "One Last Ride" is a spirited romp across the vast Navajo Reservation. This CD is all about love, life alone and far-flung travels. Listening to Razor's songs calls to mind historical accounts of Navajo people riding across Dinetah on horseback, singing as they traveled along.

By By S.J. Wilson June 23, 2005
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TUBA CITY -- Vision and advocacy for Tuba City and Moenkopi youth was the main theme shared on the evening of June 1 as the newly appointed Board of Directors took the helm of the Itaatunatya Youth Organization (IYO), also known as the Tuba City/Moenkopi Youth Organization.

By By Joshua Lavar Butler June 23, 2005
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TUBA CITY -- This Western Agency town has taken on the constant construction demeanor of metro Phoenix in the past few months, with several major construction jobs going on for both Tuba City District and Tuba City proper.

By By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer June 23, 2005

CHINLE -- The 39tH annual Azee Bee Nahagha of Dine Nation will be held June 24-26 at the church headquarters in Chinle. The theme of the conference is Kodo'o' Hozho'o' Azee' Hinaah Bee Na'a'ne' Kahdoo (In Harmony We Journey Forth).

June 23, 2005

Wednesday, June 22

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For the past 10 years, Marjorie Herron has settled disputes and levied fines as the Magistrate in Winslow's city courtroom.

June 22, 2005
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Stray dogs roam free in county since Humane Society closed
Navajo County plans to start an animal control division in health district

Living next to a former city and railroad company dumpsite, county resident Barbara Lucero has found discarded dining car dishes, medical bottles and other bits of Winslow's history.

By By Jeff Pope June 22, 2005

Jim Ferguson is Winslow's pinch-hitting City Administrator. He was hired on June 14 on an interim basis for the second time. He also served as the interim City Administrator from Nov. 2000 through April 2001.

By By Jeff Pope June 22, 2005
Council votes to close city court
Winlsow Justice of the Peace to handle traffic and ordinance issues

When City Magistrate Marjorie Herron retires next week, her position will be retired as well.

By By Jeff Pope June 22, 2005
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The ride of his life, again
A 65-year-old man rides across the country for the second time in 5 years

Bicyclist Ernie Neupert proves you are never too old to live your childhood dreams. At 60 years-old, he finally embarked on a trip he planned to take when he was in high school.

By By Jeff Pope June 22, 2005
In a Minute June 14
More news from the City Council Meeting

The City Council met for a regular meeting on June 14. Among the issues discussed were amendments to ordinances, changes to proposed breeding ordinance, approved the tentative 2005-06 budget and the sale of city property to a retail developer.

By By Jeff Pope June 22, 2005

Last year, the first Fire Truck Tug raised about $4,000 for Arizona Special Olympics. Statewide, Arizona fire and police officers raised about $250,000 and were able to send 10 children to Athens for the Olympic Games.

By By Jeff Pope June 22, 2005
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After a year of searching for God's man as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Winslow, the church family met Sunday evening, June 5, and united in calling Mr. Fred Harris as full-time pastor.

By By Jeff Pope June 22, 2005

Winslow High School football coach Matt Gracey took 32 players to the University of New Mexico Summer Football Camp at Albuquerque on June 10-13. Winslow was one of 28 schools represented in the 32 team camp. Four teams were created from individual players who came without school affiliations.

By By Sam Conner June 22, 2005

Winslow High School basketball coach Charles Gover has to be encouraged by the play of his prospective team in summer basketball activity. The Bulldogs had gone undefeated in tournaments at Page and Chinle before winning three and losing one at home on Friday and Saturday.

By By Sam Conner June 22, 2005

Success on the basketball court is no stranger to Winslow High School girls' basketball coach Don Petranovich. Whether it is a summer program or the regular high school season, "Petro" knows how to win basketball games. His six state titles and routine state tournament appearances attest to that fact as do the successes of his teams at summer tournaments.

By By Sam Conner June 22, 2005

A basketball officials' camp was held at Winslow High School on Friday in conjunction with a tournament for summer basketball programs on Friday and Saturday. Officials who participated in the camp also officiated games during the tournament which featured both boys' and girls' teams.

By By Sam Conner June 22, 2005

Janelle Manygoats of Winslow competed in the Breakaway Roping event at the 2005 College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyoming last week. This is the fourth trip for Manygoats, a senior at New Mexico State University. She finished 14th in breakaway roping.

By By Jeff Pope June 22, 2005

The Arizona State University Sun Devils may well have lost their first "Super Regional" game to Cal State-Fullerton without the controversial balk call that ended the contest. After all, the bases would have been full of Titans with no outs and the home team needing only to plate one run to win. Those facts only make the balk call that much more questionable.

By By Sam Conner June 22, 2005

Mary Magdalene Brissee

June 22, 2005

Politics are a curse on journalistic and educational media. Unilateral agendas inflict the worst kind of evil on institutions that seek to do nothing more than prevent the spread of ignorance and sheer stupidity.

By By Jeff Pope June 22, 2005

It's important what the rest of the world thinks of the United States. But it's more important that we defend ourselves against terrorists who seek our annihilation. Much of the criticism of our efforts, both international and domestic, is factually wrong and appears to be driven by a partisan hostility to President Bush.

By By Sen. Jon Kyl June 22, 2005

Saturday, June 18

Spider-Man should be jealous of the Winslow Mail and Reminder's new Web. Well, Web site that is. The address is the same (www.winslowaznews.com) but everything else is different. It's better.

June 18, 2005

Friday, June 17

Now that she has her master's degree under her belt, Tuba City's Mary Sampson, hopes to release her third CD this year. After singing gospel music 30-plus years, she cut her first CD, "Gospel Melodies from Navajo Land," in 2003. The second, "Gospel Melodies from Navajo Land Vol. 2" followed in 2004.

By By Ann Widmann June 17, 2005

MESA--A historic dental student ceremony took place at the nation's newest dental school on May 10 as five American Indian dental students signed an official charter for an on campus chapter of a national society.

June 17, 2005
Facts about blood pressure
High Blood Pressure (hypertension): What is it and why is it so dangerous?

Nearly 50 million people in the United States have high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and blindness. To find out more about blood pressure and why it is so important to have it at a normal level, read on.

By By TCRHCC Wellness Committee June 17, 2005

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. (TCRHCC), in collaboration with United Blood Services, is working to address a critically low blood supply in Arizona.

June 17, 2005

Calling all runners, outdoor enthusiasts and families! The Mormon Lake Summer Solstice Run for the Red Cross is June 18 through the cool pines of northern Arizona. Participants can choose to participate in the a half marathon (13.1 miles) or the 6K (3.7 miles) fun run/walk around scenic Mormon Lake. Entry fees are $25.00 for the half marathon and $20.00 for the fun run/walk.

June 17, 2005

Diabetes classes are held 2:30-4 p.m. every Tuesday in the Solarium (located at the end of the Adult Care Unit) at Tuba City Regional Health Care Center. Learn how to control blood sugar and other facts about diabetes. A session in Navajo is held the last Tuesday of every month. Call the TCRHCC Diabetes Program at 283-2895 for further information.

June 17, 2005

Thursday, June 16

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Food, fun and friendship
FALA students fire up Hopi bread oven to be ready for the 72nd Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture at MNA July 2 and 3 in Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF -- The Museum of Northern Arizona, in conjunction with the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA) students and staff, constructed an outdoor Hopi bread oven June 9 at the museum.

By By Esther Honyestewa June 16, 2005
Regional Forester denies Snowbowl appeals
Hopi & Navajo leaders voice disappointment that snowmaking on the Peaks gets Forest Service nod

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- On June 9, the Southwestern Regional Forester Harv Forsgren announced he affirmed the decision for the Snowbowl Facilities Improvement Project on the Coconino National Forest (NF) by Forest Supervisor Nora Rasure. This project authorizes ski area improvements, including snowmaking using reclaimed water. The proposed project is consistent with the Coconino NF Plan as amended with the exception of cutting eleven trees in the Mexican spotted owl protected activity center.

By From staff report June 16, 2005
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POLACCA -- The top 10 graduates at Hopi High School were outstanding academians with varying interests.There were 115 graduates in the class.

By By Stan Bindell June 16, 2005
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It's what every parent wishes for their child at high school graduation.

By By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer June 16, 2005
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TC District honors staff for dedicated service to students
Ashley, Piestewa, Blatchford, Williams, Piestewa and Yellowhorse retire; Jenkins, Piestewa and Blackhair honored for 35 years of service

TUBA CITY -- Dedicated to the education, character building, advancement and support of students.

By By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer June 16, 2005

Benefit Social Song & Dance

June 16, 2005

This summer, I am honored to be selected for the second time to play in the fourth annual Native American All-American football game in Lawrence, Kan., at Haskell University on the West Team.

June 16, 2005

Just a short letter regarding the May 11, 2005, Navajo Hopi Observer front page. The Observer had Radmilla Cody on the front page holding a microphone. I was delighted to see that she is out and doing well. I would like to say to Radmilla, "We are glad that you are back to singing and doing well, welcome home." My family and I love you and love your singing.

June 16, 2005

This letter is in regards to the breaking news on the Snowbowl Ski Area Improvements.

June 16, 2005

In a recent opinion piece "Blocking Voters Will is Wrong," Secretary of State Jan Brewer once again takes up the role of Republican attack dog and ignores the responsibilities of the public office she holds.

June 16, 2005

Governor Janet Napolitano this is my only gripe with you. Why should we the people pay for English language instruction and Spanish printed on forms for citizens. I have been to Mexico and to many other countries and you know that I had to be responsible to learn there language on my own dime. Their governments do not waste either their time or money even talking about it (of coarse, tourists are different) so why do we?

June 16, 2005

I am a citizen of Yavapai County who works with two organizations that work directly with foster children. I look into the faces of children who need our help. We all have to fight to get the services these children need to grow and become happy, healthy, contributing members of the community. Gov. Napolitano fought for these children and changed were made that were long coming and much appreciated.

June 16, 2005

Thank you for your coverage over the past few months of the Nutrition Council Bill, of which I was the sponsor in Senate in the 2005 legislature. With several Senate nutrition-related bills, we worked toward the goal of benefiting the health of all New Mexicans. These bills reflected that corrective and preventive efforts are truly needed and are of great concern to many members of the Legislature. Both legislative Houses' Leadership wants to implement effective, affordable and workable solutions.

By By Ben D. Altamirano June 16, 2005

This spring, the National Education Association (NEA), along with several of its state affiliates and nine school districts, filed an unprecedented lawsuit over the No Child Left Behind Act. Known as NCLB, the law is President Bush's signature education initiative, and seeks among other goals to improve accountability for the use of federal education funds.

By By U.S. Senator Jon Kyl June 16, 2005
Snowbowl appeal decision: destruction of native cultures and environment
Forest Service ignores health & environmental consequences of snowmaking

FLAGSTAFF -- Save the Peaks Coalition, Sierra Club, Flagstaff Activist Network, Center for Biological Diversity, the Navajo Nation, and ECHOES condemned the Forest Service rejection of their Snowbowl ski resort expansion appeal. Snowbowl wants to expand the ski resort with new and modified runs and use reclaimed wastewater to augment natural snow pack.

By From Staff Report June 16, 2005
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Commemorating the most painful period of Dine' history
Bosque Redondo Memorial dedicated June 4

BOSQUE REDONDO, N.M. -- The memory of the most painful period in Navajo history drew hundreds of Navajos here June 4, including Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. and First Lady Vikki Shirley.

By By George Hardeen June 16, 2005
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Eight Navajo Nation Bar Association members sworn in
Special guest is Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Dorothy W. Nelson

WINDOW ROCK -- Before proud and beaming friends and family members who packed the Navajo Nation Supreme Court on Friday, Supreme Court Associate Justice Lorene B. Ferguson administered the oath to allow eight new members of the Navajo Nation Bar Association to practice law in the Navajo courts.

By By George Hardeen June 16, 2005
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FLAGSTAFF -- The 15th annual Navajo Area Indian Health Service Awards Ceremony was held at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona on June 3.

By From Staff Report June 16, 2005

WINDOW ROCK -- On June 7, the Transportation and Community Development Committee of the Navajo Nation Council unanimously voted "Do Pass" on legislation that would appropriate $300,000 for capital improvement projects at each of the 110 Chapters.

By By Karen Francis June 16, 2005

WINDOW ROCK -- In recognition of the sacrifices made by Navajo vets, the Navajo Nation, on June 10, proclaimed 2005 as the Year of the Navajo Veteran.

By By George Hardeen June 16, 2005

If you have a good thing going, then why wait to enjoy it? Although it's been just nine months since the last First Baptist Church Community Block Party, it's time to celebrate again.

By By Jeff Pope June 16, 2005
Navajo code talker receives Purple Heart 60 years late
Memorial Day ceremony brings special meaning to Draper family

WINDOW ROCK ‹ After being injured on Iwo Jima while transmitting secret code in the Navajo language, 83-year-old Corporal Teddy Draper Sr., full of smiles and good cheer, received the Purple Heart on May 29 that had eluded him for six decades.

June 16, 2005

Afton, Emmett and Lisa Foster (center) cut the ribbon officially announcing that the new owners of Clarke's Cleaners joined the Winslow Chamber of Commerce on June 6. The Foster family took over the long-time business in December and continue to offer basic laundry and dry cleaning services. "We're friendlier than most dry cleaners and will accommodate our customers the best we can," Afton said. Clarke's Cleaners is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By By Jeff Pope June 16, 2005
Navajo Times names Bulldogs athletes and coaches best in Four Corners area
Vargas, Garnett, Payne, and coaches Bordner and Griffith honored

The Navajo Times continued its practice of honoring athletes from the Four Corners region high schools in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico for their accomplishments. Athletes from 38 high schools covered by The Navajo Times are eligible to receive honors. Winslow High School has traditionally fared well in the earning of such honors.

By By Sam Conner June 16, 2005
As Sam Sees It
Remembering the Best

The second best sporting event in America just recently ended. That would be the NCAA Women's Softball Tournament held at Oklahoma City. The top such event is the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

By By Sam Conner June 16, 2005

Cory Sullivan, son of former Winslow residents and Winslow High School graduates Sean and Trudi Sullivan, is putting together a solid rookie season with the Colorado Rockies in his first year of Major League Baseball. Cory is the grandson on former Winslow teacher Helen Sullivan Campbell and the late Neal Sullivan.

By By Sam Conner June 16, 2005
Front Page History
A look at the top stories from the archives of the Winslow Mail
June 16, 2005
June 16, 2005

Wednesday, June 15

Leaders of the Hopi and Navajo Tribes expressed frustration but were not shocked by the U.S. Forest Service regional office affirming an earlier decision to expand the Arizona Snowbowl and allow artificial snowmaking.

By By Jeff Pope June 15, 2005
Navajo Times names Bulldogs athletes and coaches best in Four Corners area
Vargas, Garnett, Payne, and coaches Bordner and Griffith honored

The Navajo Times continued its practice of honoring athletes from the Four Corners region high schools in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico for their accomplishments. Athletes from 38 high schools covered by The Navajo Times are eligible to receive honors. Winslow High School has traditionally fared well in the earning of such honors.

By By Sam Conner June 15, 2005
June 15, 2005

Thursday, June 9

Charitable work begins early at Tuba City Jr. High School
Students raise $1,400 for local No Kill Shelter

TUBA CITY — For several years in a row, Tuba City Junior High has had a program called Character Counts.

By By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer June 9, 2005

TUBA CITY — The Navajo Language and Culture Enrichment Program at Tuba City Unified School District #15 sponsored the second annual Navajo Spelling Bee on May 3-4 in the TCUSD Governing Board room.

By By Joshua Lavar Butler June 9, 2005

TUBA CITY — Three more seniors from Greyhills Academy High School have received recognition for their academic achievements by receiving scholarships from the Arizona State University.

By By Ray Baldwin Louis June 9, 2005
Putting a motivational spin on the ball
Sandy Slade brings her ball handling skills to Greyhills

TUBA CITY — Sandy Slade, 41, is a professional ball handler and spends her time “conquering limitations by creating confidence” as she travels around the spinning world displaying her talents and skills before audiences at NBA basketballs arenas, high schools, clinics and conferences.

By By Ray Baldwin Louis June 9, 2005
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Hopi High grads pack 3,000 into Bruin Stadium
Vernon Masayesva, Black Mesa Trust executive director, delivers keyote address

POLACCA -- Vernon Masayesva, former Hopi chairman, called on today's graduates to solve the problems of the world.

By By Stan Bindell June 9, 2005

FLAGSTAFF -- Close to 300 competitors gathered at Flagstaff's Thorpe Park on June 4 for the 22nd running of Native Americans for Community Action's (NACA) 5K, 10K Sacred Prayer Run.

By By S.J. Wilson June 9, 2005
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TUBA CITY -- High school graduates from low-income families can attend Arizona State University on a new financial aid program upon enrolling with all costs directly related to obtaining an undergraduate degree covered.

By By Ray Baldwin Louis Public Relations Greyhills Academy June 9, 2005

ST. GEORGE, UTAH -- The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to a conviction in a recent vandalism case of a popular rock art site near St. George.

June 9, 2005
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The fourth annual Flagstaff Folk Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road.

June 9, 2005

Free special ed training in Flag

June 9, 2005

AARP Arizona applauds Governor Janet Napolitano for her veto of Senate Bill (SB) 1186, a measure that would have denied a provisional ballot to voters who could not produce valid photo identification at the ballot box.

June 9, 2005

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Louise Yellowman, Coconino County Supervisor for District 5, Sent the following letter dated June 1 to United States Senator John McCain and asked that it be printed in this week's edition of the Navajo Hopi Observer.)

June 9, 2005

This year, Governor Janet Napolitano and Democratic legislators, have accomplished many things like:

June 9, 2005

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission welcomed Marcia Busching as the new chair on Jan. 1. As 100 days have passed under Chair Busching's leadership, the commission would like to highlight her accomplishments.

June 9, 2005

Ya'at'eeh! (Hello)

By By Louise Yellowman June 9, 2005
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Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. receives long-awaited Purple Heart
Memorial Day ceremony brings special meaning to family

WINDOW ROCK -- After being injured on Iwo Jima while transmitting secret code in the Navajo language, 83-year-old Corporal Teddy Draper Sr., full of smiles and good cheer, received the Purple Heart on May 29 that had eluded him for six decades.

June 9, 2005
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Navajo Police Dept.'s 1st woman captain
Ronni Wauneka served as lieutenant for 11 years, always dreamt of this day

WINDOW ROCK -- With her parents, husband and three children looking on, a former waitress and dispatcher, was sworn in May 27 as the Navajo Police Department's first woman captain.

June 9, 2005

WINDOW ROCK -- The Navajo Nation Council passed two veto overrides during the special session held on June 3.

June 9, 2005

TUBA CITY, AZ. -- Be part of the National Bone Marrow Donor program to help save the lives of other Native Americans.

June 9, 2005

Wednesday, June 8

By Sen. Jon Kyl

By By Sen. Jon Kyl June 8, 2005
Front Page History
A look at the top stories from the archives of the Winslow Mail
June 8, 2005

Ignacio Ochoa Rodriguez

June 8, 2005

The littlest Winslow Little Leaguers ended their seasons on Tuesday when the teeball teams played their last games. The youngest boys and girls (five and six year olds) involved in the Little League program began play on April 18.

By By Sam Conner June 8, 2005

Former Major League pitcher Jack Aker will conduct three free baseball clinics for Winslow Little Leaguers on Sunday, June 12. The clinics are set for 9-11 a.m. for minor boys (ages 7-9), 11:30 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. for major boys (ages 10-12) and an all skills clinic for senior boys (ages 13-15) from 1:30 p.m. until completed. The clinics will be held at the Winslow Little League Field.

By By Sam Conner June 8, 2005

Winslow High School girls' basketball coach Don Petranovich said that his team's summer activity began on May 27 with a 12-team tournament at Ganado.

By By Sam Conner June 8, 2005

The Winslow High School Bulldogs football team will play five home and five away games during the 2005 regular season. Six of Winslow's regular season games are 3A North Region contests, while four are non-conference affairs with teams from the powerful 3A East Region.

By By Sam Conner June 8, 2005

Not long ago, U.S. Senator John McCain was talking on the radio about a conversation he had had with Baseball Hall of Fame member Ted Williams. Williams, like many athletes from his era, had served his country in its time of need. In his case, that service was as a marine aviator. McCain, of course, was a navy pilot, which is probably the bond that had the two talking in the first place.

By By Sam Conner June 8, 2005

Councilmember Judy Howell remembers how many people voted her into office last May -- 486. She's hoping they don't forget her should she be recalled.

By By Jeff Pope June 8, 2005
Making new 'Trails'
Changes happening at Winslow's Old Trails Museum including a new director

Big changes are underway for Winslow's Old Trails Museum.

By By Jeff Pope June 8, 2005

Bob Hall has been giving people makeovers for 30 years. Now the new Chamber of Commerce Director leaves behind hair styling to remake Winslow's business community.

By By Jeff Pope June 8, 2005

It was supposed to be a party, but friends and colleagues of City Administrator John Roche celebrated with heavy hearts.

By By Jeff Pope June 8, 2005

In the late afternoon on May 29, the Winslow Police Department Communications Center received a call from a male individual who reported being shot with a paintball gun.-- Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of W. Third Street to investigate.--

By Lt. Jim Sepi June 8, 2005

The Winslow Police Department responded to the following incidents during the week of May 28-June 3. This is not a complete list of calls that officers answered. Unless otherwise noted, all charged suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

By By Jeff Pope June 8, 2005

The following people were booked into the Navajo County Jail recently. These persons are accused of committing criminal activity, but such accusations should raise no inference of guilt.

June 8, 2005

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TUBA CITY -- At the top of the heap this year for Tuba City High School are 10 students who represent the best of the best. All have been accepted to colleges or universities, with the top two heading for University of Arizona.

By By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer June 2, 2005
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PINON -- On May 21, Pinon High School 2005 graduates took their first steps into the world with their completion of graduation commencement.

By By Lacy Tom June 2, 2005
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TC Jr. High's record 194 grads
New TC Warriors head to ninth grade

TUBA CITY -- A record number of eighth-grade graduates graduated from Tuba City Junior High School on May 24.

By By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer June 2, 2005
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POLACCA -- Pearlyn Tomosie gave the four points to success as she presented the keynote speech at the Hopi Junior High School promotion May 25 at Bruin Stadium.

By By Stan Bindell June 2, 2005

Each year on Memorial Day, we paused to remember and pay tribute to those true Americans who gave their lives on foreign soil in different wars defending the U.S.A. so we at home can continue to be a free society with all the blessings.

June 2, 2005

I am writing to voice my concern about military recruiting in our public schools.

June 2, 2005

The second annual Planting Day celebration for the Community Healing Garden located on the east side of the Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation is planned for Thursday June 2.

June 2, 2005
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Merrill Yaiva was born April 28, 1951, son of the late Joel and Lillian Yaiva of Hotevilla Village.

June 2, 2005

ST. MICHAELS -- The long and tedious process to becoming a homeowner is finally over for Leona Lee and her family. The 32-year-old Navajo woman became a new homeowner on May 13, thanks to Navajo Housing Authority and the Southwest Indian Foundation.

June 2, 2005

KYKOTSMOVI -- On May 26, Hopi Tribal Chairman Wayne Taylor Jr. and Headwaters Corp. executives met with U.S. Energy Department officials in Washington, D.C. to discuss possible funding for a bio-diesel production facility on the Hopi Reservation.

June 2, 2005

WINDOW ROCK -- The Navajo Nation Council Office of the Speaker is seeking designs from Navajo artisans for a plaque to be placed in or around the Council Chamber signifying the designation of the Council Chamber as a National Historic Landmark.

June 2, 2005
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For some it was a solemn occasion — a formal recognition of the passing from childhood to adulthood. For others it was a reason to party.

By By Jeff Pope June 2, 2005

With hugs and tears of joy and sorrow, 163 eighth graders of Winslow Junior High bid farewell to their home for the past two years to make the long journey… around the corner.

By By Jeff Pope June 2, 2005

Bob Howell of Winslow has been nominated once again to be honored in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Howell has also received this honor in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2004. Bob retired from teaching English in 1992.

June 2, 2005

In times of war, it is often asked, "how much is one life worth?" The answer depends on the cause of the war.

By By Jeff Pope June 2, 2005

Governor shouldn't block will of voters

June 2, 2005
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Winslow High School senior Tessa Ramsey signed a letter of intent to play softball at Southern Virginia University at Buena Vista, Virginia, on Wednesday. Ramsey has been the centerfielder and a key member of the Winslow Lady Bulldogs softball team throughout her high school career. She was recently named to the Arizona State 3A Conference All Tournament Team.

By By Sam Conner June 2, 2005
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The Winslow Bulldogs nearly ran the table in the 3A North Region for spring sports championships and awards.

By By Jeff Pope June 2, 2005
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