Quick Reads: Week of July 3

Basketball camp July 23-25 in Chinle

The Girls and Boys Basketball Clubs of Chinle High School will put on the Tahnee Robinson Rezball Camp July 23-25 at the Wildcat Den in Chinle. The event is open to girls and boys, grades 7-12. Robinson will work on basketball skills and talk about her path to becoming the first Native American to be drafted in the WNBA. The Phoenix Mercury picked Robinson as its 31st pick and then traded her to the Conneticut Sun. Even though Robinson did not make the Sun, she continued her career by signing a contract with Elitizur Holon in Israel for the 2012 season. In 2013, Robinson played for Neftochimic in Bulgaria, The team had a record of 22-2.

Besides playing professional basketball, Robinson is an ambassador for Nike n7, a national spokesperson for Let's Move It! in Indian Country and a national spokesperson for Big Brothers, Big Sisters program. The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center recently chose her as the Violence Against Women Act national spokeswoman.

Robinson is currently in China with the NetScouts Organization representing the U.S. in several tournaments in China. She will return at the end of June and will make an appearance at NABI in Phoenix.

More information is available from Charles Gover at (928) 674.9500 or cgover@chinleusd.k12.az.us.

2013 Summer Rage basketball tourney July 6-7

The 2013 Summer Rage basketball tournament is July 6-7 at the elementary gym in Sanders, Ariz. All proceeds from the event go to students participating in a Boston college campus tour.

The entry fee for teams 10 and younger (co-ed) is $100. The fee for teams 13 and younger, (co-ed), is $130. The fee for high school teams is $140.

More information about this event is available at (505) 870-7021 or (928) 225-9532.

More information about the Boston trip is available at www.youcaring.com/other/college-campus-tour-for-navajo.

Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project central administration office relocation

The Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project (NNSDP) central administration office has relocated to the log cabin behind the Inn of Navajoland in St. Michael, Ariz. because of the closure of Administration Building 2 in Window Rock, Ariz.

"We are not sure exactly how long we will be located here in this facility," said Betti Delrow, NNSDP acting program manager. "We will carry out our business and the services being provided to the Navajo Nation in preventing diabetes and providing education about diabetes will continue without interruption."

NNSDP is currently waiting for phone service and Internet to be installed at the new offices. Until then, phone messages may be left at the Window Rock Wellness Center at (928) 871-7870.

Cowboy Poets Gathering Aug. 8-10

The 26th Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering takes place Aug. 8-10 featuring Baxter Black on Aug. 8, Dave Stamey on Aug. 9, and Belinda Gail on Aug. 10. Tickets are available at www.azcowboypoets.org.

Flagstaff Concerts in the Park

Long summer days mean concerts in the park in Flagstaff. The shows feature local artists, representing several music genres including rock, folk, bluegrass, reggae, Celtic and blues. Shows are every Wednesday in June and July from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The location of the show alternates between Wheeler Park and Bushmaster Park.

July 3: Dave Logan Band (Folk, Rock, Roots), Wheeler Park.

July 10: Porchlights (Folk, Bluegrass), Bushmaster Park, sponsored by Hermosa Vida.

July 17: Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society Day with the Knockabouts, Bagpipers and Celtic Choral Groups, Wheeler Park.

July 24: The Knockabouts (Celtic), Bushmaster Park.

July 31: Chuck Hall Band (Blues), Wheeler Park.

Wheeler Park is located at 212 W. Aspen Ave. Bushmaster Park is located at 3150 N. Alta Vista.

More information is available from the City of Flagstaff recreation services at (928) 213-2300 or on its website at flagstaff.az.gov/recreation.

Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist Indian School is now taking applications

Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist Indian School is now taking applications for the 2013-2014 school year.

Applications are available by calling (928) 524-6845 or by visting the school at 2001 McLaws Road, Holbrook, Ariz. or by writing to PO Box 910, Holbrook, Ariz. 86025.

More information is available by visiting www.hissda.org.

Local Community Food Bank BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)

Natural Grocers will donate five cents per customer to Northern Arizona Food Bank for each person that shops with their own bag.

Going green will help the environment and those less fortunate in the community.

Northern Arizona Food Bank is at 3805 E. Huntington Drive in Flagstaff. More information is available at (928) 526-2211 or on the web at www.nafoodbank.org.

Natural Grocers is at 503 W. Clay Ave. in Flagstaff.

Birth certificates available

Birth certificates will be available through the Coconino County Public Health Services District. Its staff now travels to Tuba City, Page, and Leupp to offer the service outside of their regular Flagstaff office hours.

Staff visits Tuba City 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (local time) the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Coconino County District 5 Supervisors Office, 49 Maple St., one street west of Tuba City Regional Health Care Center. A Navajo translator is available.

Staff visits Page every second Wednesday of the month 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MST) at the Coconino County Health Department, Northern Region Office, 467 Vista Ave.

Staff visits Leupp Chapter house the first Thursday of the month 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (local time).

Questions about requirements and fees may be directed to the Flagstaff office at (928) 679-7284/7272 or at the Flagstaff office at 2625 N. King St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (MST).

Grandparents Infant CPR and Safety Classes Sept. 24

Flagstaff Medical Center's Childbirth Education Department, in partnership with the Flagstaff Exchange Club, is offering an infant CPR and safety class for expectant and new grandparents.

The class is offered 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Northern Arizona Healthcare Education Center, located in the Fort Valley Shopping Center, 1000 N. Humphreys St., Flagstaff.

The class is $25 for two grandparents. Topics include car seats, home and crib safety, swaddling and use of infant slings, CPR and choking relief for infants and tips on how to play a supportive role for your adult children as they move into parenthood.

Registration information is available at (928) 773-2309.

Winslow High reunion Oct. 5

Winslow High School Class of 1963 is having a 50-year reunion Oct. 5. Graduates can e-mail the Reunion Committee at classof63whs50@yahoo.com. Organizers are missing contact information for many people and seek help locating class members.

Fitness Center open in Kayenta

The Kayenta Fitness Center is a 1,500 square-foot fitness center located on U.S. Route 163, next to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) in Kayenta.

The recently opened fitness center includes a treadmill and elliptical trainer for aerobic workouts, as well as various weight machines and free weights for strength conditioning. A monthly membership is $15 and a one-time all-day pass is $1.

The center is open Monday through Saturday. Its hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. It is closed on Sundays.

The Kayenta Fitness Center is a component of the Kayenta Township's Capital Improvement Projects and the Kayenta Township, whose overall vision is to achieve community development and to implement economic growth.

More information is available at (928) 697-8487.


Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comment submissions may not exceed a 200 word limit, and in order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.