Around the Rez: week of May 12

Celebrate running with Coconino County

In celebration of Coconino Community College's first Cross Country team, the college is hosting a speaker series celebrating running in Coconino County. One registration gives the audience access to all free webinars. To register visit

May 12 will feature Tim Martin, Theo Martin, and Mac Lane, current and former Cross Country coaches at Page High School. May 13 will feature Erin Strout, Team Run Flagstaff Executive Director and nationally- and internationally-known writer, on how writing has informed her experience in the running community and why running flourishes in Northern Arizona.

May 18 will feature Ben Rosario, elite runner and coach of the HOKA NAz Elite running team, on what it takes to be an Olympic hopeful. May 19 will feature Mike Smith, NAU Cross Country Coach, on NAU's National Championships and continuing the dynasty. May 20 will feature inaugural CCC Cross Country Coach Craig Hunt for a conversation about athletics in higher education and the future of the Cross Country Comets.

Navajo Nation Dept. of Child Care recruiting in Tuba City

The Navajo Nation Department of Childcare and Development Casework office in Tuba City, Arizona is conducting an outreach and recruitment to Navajo enrolled families living on or near the Navajo Nation to obtain child care services. Parents/legal guardians who are working, attending school or participants of the Department of Self-Reliance or Workforce Development can apply.

Eligible children ages 0-12 can receive child care by registered child care providers who meet the Navajo Nation Department of Child Care Development requirements.

More information, questions or to have an application mailed is available by contacting the department at the following: Casework front desk (928) 283-3470 or by email at or emailing

Positive Indian parenting classes

The Navajo Nation Division of Dine Education is hosting positive Indian parenting classes. The project can be viewed on Zoom once a week for eight weeks. During the program, attendees can learn the importance of Dine culture, parenting practices and values, the importance of good communication, nurturing strategies and more. More information or to register is available by emailing

Teen self-esteem week June 24-28

Navajo Nation Division of Behavioral & Mental Health Services is hosting teen self-esteem week June 24-28.

Topics include loving yourself, positive self-talk, teen talk, learning from failure and celbrating you.

All presentation start at 3:30 p.m. More information is available at DBMHS-PREVENTION@Navajo-NSN.GOV or on Facebook at

2021-2022 Winslow athletics registration

Student athlete registration at Winslow High School for the 2021-2022 season is now available at

All student athletes will need a new physical for the school year 2021-2022. Physical forms are posted on or at the High School. Student athletes are required to complete the Brainbook and Opioid training course. More information is available from or by calling (928) 288-8100.

Hopi chairman and vice chairman elections Sept. 9

The Hopi Tribal Registrar has stated that the 2021 Hopi Tribal Elections for chairman and vice chairman are moving forward.

The primary election is currently scheduled for Sept. 9, with the general election set for Nov. 11.

Free manure for pick-up

The Office of Range Management has manure at Second Mesa auction yard (alongside interior fence line) for pick-up. Pick-up hours are from 7 am-5 pm. More information is available from Range Conservationist Robinson Honani at (928) 386-1244.

NN Early Childhood strategic planning session June 11

A strategic planning session for the Navajo Nation Early Childhood Collaborative will be held June 11 from 9:30-11 a.m. Join the Zoom meeting at

Meeting ID: 919 2127 2283

Passcode: 483457

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