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Fighting fires. Sucking smoke. Working hard in an inferno of heat. You’ve been on assignment for four days and you have 10 more to go. You’re ready for a hot shower and solid food, you’re tired. But you’re still smiling. You’re a wildland firefighter.

By Loretta Yerian November 12, 2019
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Alternative rock fusion group, The Cody Blackbird Band received Group of The Year at the 19th Annual Native American Music Awards.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer November 12, 2019
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On Nov. 7, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez congratulated Professional Bull Rider Cody Jesus in a Facebook post, wishing him good luck as he competed int he PBR Finals.

November 12, 2019
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Monument Valley High School inducts new members to Hall of Fame
Elvina Clark-Joe, Dallas Gilmore, Harlan Herder, 1987-88 boys cross-country team honored

Some of the best of the best student-athletes from years past were inducted into the 2019 Hall of Fame at Monument Valley High School Nov. 1 during the school’s last home game of the season.

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Holbrook High School recently announced the October Students of the Month.

November 12, 2019
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Thirty-five educators are one step closer to becoming a classroom teacher after recently attending a two-day boot camp at Diné College. They now have 60 days to take the state teaching examination.

November 12, 2019
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Diné College crowns Mercede Johnson of Tsaile as the new 2019-2020 Miss Diné College.

November 5, 2019
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Elsie Yoyokie has been helping people in need for years, but on Sept. 27 she retired from the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) as the North Region 2 program manager.

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Navajo Technical University (NTU) Culinary Arts students Jucinda Begay and Angelena Sheppard recently attended an annual fundraiser at the Mile High Station in Denver, preparing some of their most delicious delicacies Sept. 17.

November 5, 2019
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John Moore, mayor of Williams, Arizona, will be shaking a few more hands this election season after announcing his run Oct. 7 for the U.S. House of Representatives under Arizona District 1.

By Loretta Yerian October 29, 2019
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When Reva Chissie Hoover was asked to serve as one of three grand marshals of the 2019 Western Navajo Fair parade, she was shocked and asked, “Why me?”

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Parallel universes: Native reservations and ‘Star Wars’
MNA’s new exhibit explores why Iconic films resonate so strongly with Native people

Ryan Singer, artist, said the idea behind Tuba City Spaceport, a painting that shows Tuba City Trading Post in a ‘Star Wars’ universe, was about parallel universes connecting and interacting — a theme of a new exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

By Katherine Locke October 29, 2019
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First Mesa Elementary School’s Gifted and Talented (FMES GATE) class took its first step into robotics by participating in NASA’s Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge, a contest commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first human moon landing.

October 29, 2019
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Final Sacred Native Fashion Show held in Tuba City
Fans given a taste of future of Native American fashion during Tuba City runway show

After 11 successful years, the Sacred Native Fashion show runway made its final walk Oct. 12 at the Navajo Museum in Tuba City.

By Kyla Rivas, Navajo-Hopi Observer October 22, 2019
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Maegan Dougi of Tuba City crowned Miss Western Navajo 2019-2020
Dougi’s platform will promote Navajo language; seatbelt and car seat safety

Maegan Dougi was crowned Miss Western Navajo 2019-2020 during the 2019 Western Navajo Fair Oct. 10.

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Native American guitarist Sir Harrison’s Band won the band section of the Northern Arizona Blues Alliance and will compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

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Muay Thai fighter Mikel King defeated in “Rumble on the Rez”
King’s student DeAngelo Steginks wins fight in first round knockout

It was not the outcome fighter Mikel King or his swarm of fans had hoped for as he was defeated by Christopher Figueroa in the “Rumble on the Rez” Muay Thai heavyweight title fight Oct. 11 during the Western Navajo Fair in Tuba City, Arizona.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez welcome the Casey Family Programs Board of Trustees to Window Rock Oct. 3 to continue partnering to provide critical services that benefit Navajo families and children.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer October 16, 2019
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Pumpkins were delivered Oct. 7 to the children and residents of the Saint Michaels Association for Special Education and the children of the Hogan Hozhoni children’s home in Saint Michaels.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer October 16, 2019
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Genevieve Bennally, a systems engineer for Raytheon, is the speaker at the upcoming Coconino Community College ED talk Oct. 18 — she will share her successes and challenges as a Native woman pursuing a career in engineering.

By Katherine Locke October 16, 2019
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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish visited the 108th Northern Navajo Nation Fair for Youth and Elder Day in Shiprock, New Mexico Oct. 3.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer October 8, 2019
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A candlelight vigil for the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Murder was held at the Navajo Council Chamber Sept. 25 to recognize and honor Navajo relatives lost to violence.

October 8, 2019
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$55,000 raised for suicide prevention at Live 2 Play FUNraiser
Funding to go toward growing mental health concerns in northern Arizona; actor Bubba Ganter shares experience

“Suicide has become an epidemic in northern Arizona,” shared Clay McCauslin, We Care Foundation NAZ Founder.

October 8, 2019
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Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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For the last five months competitors between the ages of 55555 have followed the WJRA circuit with the hopes of winning buckles, saddles and titles.

By Loretta Yerian October 1, 2019

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