Milestones

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The Office of Miss Navajo Nation announced Valentina Clitso, from Forest Lakes Chapter, as Miss Navajo Nation 2022-2023.

September 13, 2022
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Local Girl Scout takes lead on new dog park at Petrified Forest National Park
Youth Conservation Corps and Petrified Forest maintenance workers assist with first official National Park Service dog park

Visitors to Petrified Forest National Park now have a new place to exercise their pets after a long day in the car.

September 13, 2022
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Officials, community members and kids celebrate the new bike trail named SiiHasin Bike Path in Indian Wells.

September 6, 2022
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The Wood for Life program recently received the 2021 U.S. Forest Service Volunteer and Service Award: Citizen Stewardship & Partnerships award Aug. 26.

August 30, 2022
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A Diné artist and horseman has taken top prizes in the juried art show at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial this year, competing against himself with realistic portraits of his Aunt Dorothy and several of his horses.

By Sandra Hale Schulman, ICT August 23, 2022
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Fiber to the Homes project coming to Hopi
Copper wires to be replaced with fiber- optic lines to increase bandwidth and improve reliability

Hopi Telecommunications, Inc. was informed in June that its $5.8 million loan has been approved to extend fiber to homes throughout the Hopi Reservation, which will significantly increase broadband speed and improve reliability.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer August 16, 2022
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Tuba City High School Dual Credit Program students successfully completed their online admission and registration processes.

August 16, 2022
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Hopi Wellness Center holds their first hiking event Aug. 13. Everyone had a great time and all were able to take some nice photos of the scenic views.

August 16, 2022
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In partnership with the Hopi Tribe and ecoculture, Flagstaff District Silviculturist Andy Stevenson organized a reforestation effort planting 2,000 new Douglas fir trees on top of Mount Elden July 30.

August 9, 2022
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The community of Na’ha’ta Dziil, Arizona celebrated the completion of a new two-lane bridge along N2007, located along I-40 and replaces one constructed in 1942, which had safety concerns because of its age and usage.

August 2, 2022
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Hard Rock Chapter House on the Navajo Nation can now boast clean energy after a recent installation of free solar + battery storage system after partnering with Sunnova Energy International Inc., Generac Power Systems, Inc. and San Francisco based non-profit, Empowered by Light.

July 26, 2022
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During the annual Recognition Ceremony for the 2022 Summer Session, Diné grandmother and community leader Louva McCabe Dahozy was honored for her decades of leadership as a health educator, cultural teacher, and voters' rights activist serving the Navajo people.

July 26, 2022
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On July 19, members of the Navajo Nation Council welcomed visiting officials from Arcadian Intracom to celebrate the presentation of $15,500 to finance the first scaled fiber optic communications network along Navajo Nation rights-of-way.

July 26, 2022
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Andy Harvey Indigenous Youth Media Workshop focuses on First Amendment rights
High school students taught the five freedoms in the First Amendment

In 2017, Indian country citizens were shocked when Native journalist Jenni Monet was arrested while covering water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

By Kyler Edsitty, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer July 19, 2022
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TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Hundreds turn out for an eventful Independence Day celebration in Tuba City that included hot dog eating contests, volleyball tournament and music and fireworks.

July 12, 2022