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Because of significant moisture received, fire restrictions were lifted.

July 20, 2021
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One person who went missing from a Colorado River rafting trip in the Grand Canyon during a flash flood was found dead Thursday in frigid water while a second person was found alive, a park spokeswoman said.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press July 15, 2021
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The monsoon season in Williams is well underway with the National Weather Service reporting above average rainfall in many areas of northern Arizona.

By Wendy Howell July 20, 2021
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Flagstaff was hit a third time with flooding July 16, sending debris into the streets and forcing them to close.

By Associated Press July 20, 2021
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Kaibab National Forest will also lift the Bill Williams Mountain closure.

July 15, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County has issued a shelter in place order July 14 for the Museum Fire flood area in Flagstaff.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 14, 2021
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In October 2019, a member of the Tuba City High School cross country team, was out for a run with his team during an afternoon practice, when he was attacked by a pack of dogs.

By Tuba City Chapter staff, Special to the Navajo-Hopi Observer July 13, 2021
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For thousands of years, an Arizona tribe relied on the Colorado River's natural flooding patterns to farm. Later, it hand-dug ditches and canals to route water to fields.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press July 13, 2021
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Building on nearly four decades of its commitment to serve the Navajo Nation, Bashas’ is expanding the reach of its grocery offerings for the Navajo people with the introduction of a Bashas’ Diné Market in Shiprock, New Mexico.

July 13, 2021
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The body of a Navajo woman missing for two years has been found in Nevada, and her boyfriend is facing murder charges.

By Associated Press July 13, 2021

On July 10, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, First Lady Phefelia Nez, and Navajo Nation Division of Social Services Executive Director Deannah Neswood Gishie attended the Shasta Jim Rintila (SJR) Equine Ranch groundbreaking.

July 13, 2021
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Twin Arrows Navajo Casino re-opened July 12 after being shutdown for more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Navajo-Hopi Observer July 12, 2021
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The Hopi Elections Board has certified four candidates for chairman and two candidates for vice chairman.

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Out of the $361,508,000 allocated to the Navajo CARES Act Hardship Fund Assistance Program, $319,532,000 has been paid out to approximately 308,000 enrolled members.

July 6, 2021
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First Lady Biden recalled her recent visit to the Navajo Nation and recognized tribal leaders in attendance.

July 6, 2021
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On June 30, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer joined Kin Dah Lichii Chapter Officials as the community celebrated the delivery of a new CAT Backhoe Loader.

July 6, 2021
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Reycita Billie, a 15-year public safety communications profe

July 6, 2021
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The Rafael Fire is currently 78,709 acres and is 72 percent contained as of June 30.

June 30, 2021
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Tuba City and other major Navajo communities are planning a firework show for the Fourth of July weekend.

June 30, 2021
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As of June 25 the cumulative positive COVID-19 cases of Hopi Tribal members increased to 1,286 and 61.59 percent of the tribe is vaccinated.

June 29, 2021
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The Navajo Nation recorded its first case of the Delta variant of COVID-19 June 25.

By Alyssa Marksz, Cronkite News June 29, 2021
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Along with bills addressing infrastructure, tribal health and community development, U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D – AZ) is discussing long and short term strategies for problems caused by wildfires in Arizona.

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The federal government will investigate its past oversight of Native American boarding schools and work to "uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences" of policies that over the decades forced hundreds of thousands of children from their families and communities, U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced June 22.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press June 29, 2021
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On oil well pads carved from the wheat fields around Lake Sakakawea, hundreds of pump jacks slowly bob to extract 100 million barrels of crude annually from a reservation shared by three Native American tribes.

By Matthew Brown and Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press June 29, 2021
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After a recent visit to the nearly dried-up Many Farms Lake, Council Delegate Kee Allen Begay Jr. addressed concerns about the lack of available water and infrastructure for farmers in the Many Farms region and surrounding communities.

June 29, 2021