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Monument Valley graduate overcomes grief, challenges to embark on college, career
Tristan Fall Gray to pursue dream of Early Childhood Development degree

Tristan Fall Gray, 17, graduated May 15 from Monument Valley High School with 12 college credits under her belt in early childhood education through a dual enrollment program at Northland Pioneer College.

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Tuba City Regional Health Care warns of possible third wave of COVID-19 cases
Hospital reports increase in cases over the last month; asks public to remain vigilent

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. recently reported an increase in new COVID-19 cases in the last month after a major decline in cases over the last few months.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the Navajo Nation in the past year and the only remedy to defeat this “enemy” is by getting the vaccine according to Peter MacDonald Sr., former tribal chairman and Navajo Code Talker.

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Pharmacy Tech Training Program set to graduate first cohort
Graduation May 13 at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp.

The first cohort of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. will graduate March 13. The cohort began Jan. 6 and ended March 6.

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Greyhills Academy High School junior, Tori Hemstreet, is on her way to Norfolk, Virginia, to represent her school at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium scheduled April 15-18.

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Coconino County Elections wins award for Native American elections outreach
The election office also opens temporary office at Flagstaff Mall

Coconino County Recorder’s Office has an award-winning outreach program thanks to their Native American Elections Outreach Program and staff.

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The Kayenta Middle School Boys Basketball team concluded their season with an impressive 19-1 overall record and as champions of the Northern Arizona Interscholastic Conference (NAIC) defeating Chinle Jr. High School with a score of 45-43.

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Jayda Chee, a senior at Tuba City High School, had another stellar year of volleyball winning player of the year honors, leading her team to winning the 3A North Conference Championship and now signing a letter of intent Jan. 15 to play college volleyball at Glendale Community College.

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Financial literacy and education is not common ground in many Native American communities and this often hinders economic progress for many tribal members across the country.

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It was a page out of a Christmas storybook as children were filled with anticipation and excitement, parents and elders smiled and socialized, and volunteers cheerfully passing out hot drinks and serving hot meals while spreading goodwill to others Dec. 25 at the Community Christmas Dinner in Tuba City.

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