Quick Reads: week of Sept. 9

Tuhisma Hopi Arts and Crafts Market in October

Tuhisma, the 15th annual Hopi Arts and Craft Market, sponsored by the Hopi Pu'tavi Project, takes place Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center in Kykotsmovi, Ariz. Tuhisma has a large gathering of Hopi artists featuring authentic art, cultural entertainment, food and more.

More information is available from Brenda at (928) 221-6759 or Vonette (928) 266-3825 or Matt (928) 738-5352 in the evening or (928) 734-3708 during the day or by email at mateo@ag.arizona.edu.

American Indian Tourism Conference Sept. 13-17

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) proudly presents the 17th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) "Introducing America's Native Nations to the World," hosted by the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado at the Sky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio, CO, Sept. 13 - 17.

The annual AITC provides attendees with a quality educational forum for tribes and organizations with travel and tourism initiatives. As tradition, the conference will kick off with a once in a lifetime experience, exploring the culture and history of our host and surrounding tribes and cultures through interactive mobile workshops. This year the workshops will feature a tour of Mesa Verde National Park, a tour of Chimney Rock National Monument and Southern Ute Tribal Campus, and the Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Durango Tour.

More information is available at www.aianta.org.

Tawaaki Run Oct. 4

The Tawaaki Run, sponsored by the Hopi Special Diabetes Program, takes place Oct. 4 at the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center, located at Highway 264, milepost 375.5, northeast of Kykotsmovi Village.

The run theme is Lolmat'ovi Nanamungwa, "Celebrating the Hopi Running Tradition."

The half marathon starts at 7 a.m., fee: $30, the 10K starts at 7:20 a.m., fee: $20 and the 8K starts at 7:30 a.m., fee: $20.

On Oct. 3, a pre-race spaghetti dinner will take place. Participants can register and pick up packets at that time as well.

The first 100 half marathon finishers will receive a Taawaki medal. Final registration for the half marathon is Oct. 3. The 10K and 8K fee registation fee will increase to $25 on the day of the event.

More information is available by calling (928) 734-3432.

New construction phase for U.S. 89 and Haul Road roundabout began Aug. 10

Traffic will be diverted on the west side of the roundabout for the next few weeks.

Construction is well underway on the roundabout at U.S. 89 and Haul Road in Page with a new phase starting Aug. 10.

During this phase of construction, travel on U.S. 89 will be diverted to the frontage road access.

During this phase of construction, travel on U.S. 89 will be diverted through the frontage road .access ...along the retail property located on the west side of the project area. This configuration will be in place for the next two to three weeks. Access to all properties in the project area will be maintained at all times.

A change to the work schedule will also be implemented with weekday hours to be extended through the weekends (Aug. 15-16 and Aug. 22-23) in order to expedite project completion. Construction will be performed during daylight hours only for all days of operation.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.

More information about this project is available froml Coralie Cole, ADOT senior community relations officer, at (602) 501-4899 or at ccole@azdot.gov.

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