Utah legislature supports infrastructure in Westwater Subdivision
Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer met with Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson and other leaders in Blanding, Utah, Sept. 22, to continue building on efforts to provide much-needed water and electric infrastructure for at least 27 Navajo families living in the Westwater Subdivision, located in the southeastern portion of Utah. The Westwater Subdivision, a 120-acre plot, is adjacently located west of the city of Blanding and 48-miles north of Aneth Chapter. The land was purchased by the Navajo Nation in 1986 and lacks basic infrastructure. During the visit, Henderson highlighted the Utah State Legislature’s support and approval of $500,000 for the project. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also committed $500,000, and the city of Blanding, Utah Trust Fund and Navajo Nation will make future contributions.