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Winslow Bulldogs defeat Tanque Verde Hawks, 40-0; Homecoming Sept. 21

The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Tanque Verde Hawks in Tucson Sept. 14 in Tanque Verde’s Homecoming game. The win improved Winslow’s record to 3-2 and left Tanque Verde at 1-3.

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Good Morning Winslow: county budget in a crunch

On Sept. 5, Navajo County Manager Glenn Kephart and Sheriff Kelly “KC” Clark were presented by the Winslow Chamber of Commerce during a monthly mixer.

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Winslow Bulldogs defeat Chinle Wildcats 26-0

The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Chinle Wildcats 26-0 in Winslow Sept. 7. The win evened Winslow’s record at 2-2 and left Chinle with a record of no wins and three losses.

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A look inside Winslow Justice Court and Winslow recidivism rates

Winslow’s Justice Court is in Precinct 2 and overseen by Judge B. J. Little.

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Winslow Bulldogs top Monument Valley Mustangs, 43-28

The Winslow Bulldogs journeyed to Kayenta and met the Monument Valley Mustangs on Aug. 24, defeating the Mustangs 43-28. Because of lightning, the game had a late start.

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In stitches: Quilt Guild members gather at Hubble

Members of Winslow’s Quilt Guild worked in the Hubble building Aug. 22-24.

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McCain remembered by Navajo leadership

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) extended their condolences to the family of U.S. Sen. John McCain, the Republican lawmaker from Arizona who died Aug. 25 at age 81.

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Blue Ridge Yellowjackets hand Winslow Bulldogs first loss of season, 28-0

The Winslow Bulldogs met the Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets at Emil Nasser Stadium Aug. 17.

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Why do you want to be Navajo Nation president?

The Navajo-Hopi Observer asked all 18 presidential candidates why they wanted to be Navajo Nation president. Of the 18, six presidential candidates responded.

The Navajo-Hopi Observer asked all 18 presidential candidates why they wanted to be Navajo Nation president. Of the 18, five presidential candidates responded. Their responses are listed below in alphabetical order by last name.

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Winslow Bulldogs kick off 2018 season against Blue Ridge

The Winslow Bulldogs will start the 2018 season on the familiar turf of Emil Nasser Stadium against the Blue Ridge Yellowjackets at 7 p.m. on Aug. 17.

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Piccadilly craze hits Navajo reservation

Maxine Foster has been selling Piccadillys and snow cones along Highway 89 in Cameron, Arizona since October for tourists and residents alike to cool off in the northern Arizona heat.

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Sixth annual Blues and Brews returns to Flagstaff June 9

On June 9, thousands of people will descend on Flagstaff to enjoy the cool air and world class blues artists at Arizona’s largest blues festival.

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Winslow Dorm hosts Native craft show

On May 11, the Winslow Residential Dorm hosted a Native Crafts Show.

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New dental clinic opens at Indian Health Care in Winslow

On May 4, a grand opening was held for a new dental building at Winslow Indian Health Care Center.

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Apache and Navajo counties enter Stage III restrictions

With fire severity extraordinarily high and much of Arizona in extreme drought conditions, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management will close state lands in Apache and Navajo counties to recreational use.

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Winslow coaches prepare teams for summer sports camps

Winslow High School coaches have all their athletes doing something to prepare for the next season.

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Tom McCauley wins close election for mayor May 15

A new mayor and three new council members were elected following the May 15 general election in Winslow. Ricky Jackson, Samantha Crisp and Robin Boyd were elected as councilmembers and Tom McCauley was elected as mayor.

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Armed forces members honored at annual Lori Piestewa honor ride

On May 17, during the opening ceremony for the 16th annual Lori Piestewa Navajo Hopi Honor Ride, Speaker LoRenzo Bates and Council Delegate Tom Chee laid a wreath in remembrance of fallen men and women of the Armed Forces.

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Sahuarita Lady Mustangs defeat Winslow Lady Bulldogs to take the 3A Conference

The Sahuarita Lady Mustangs defeated the Winslow lady Bulldogs 10-4 in the 3A Conference Championship Game in Tempe May 8 to take the title.

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Bulldogs baseball ranked 15th at 14-11, but loss to Flagstaff Eagles may hurt playoff chances

The Winslow Bulldogs were ranked 15th going into their game in Flagstaff April 21, but their 13-1 loss to the Eagles may have hurt their seeding in the conference playoffs.

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Winslow softball 14-6 after wins near playoffs

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Snowflake Lady Lobos 11-1 in Winslow April 10. They defeated the Page Lady Sand Devils 15-2 in Page April 12.

Winslow council declares April ‘fair housing’ month

The Winslow City Council met March 27 and announced April as Fair Housing Month.

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Winslow baseball and softball put up wins with few losses at start of season

The Winslow High School baseball season has started well and won nine of their first dozen games.

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Beloved Diné artist Bahe Whitethorne Jr. passes away March 26

The art world in Flagstaff and around the Navajo and Hopi reservations reeled in sorrow as Bahe Whitethorne Jr.’s family announced he passed away March 26. The cause of death is currently unknown.

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Winslow schools eliminate one week intersession schedule

Beginning in school year 2018-19, the Winslow School system will remove one week of the two week breaks in the spring and fall schedules.

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Winslow Lady Bulldogs head into March 15 Payson tournament undefeated

The Winslow High School Lady Bulldogs kicked off their 2018 season with four straight wins going into the Payson Invitational Tournament March 15 when they played the Benson Lady Bobcats and the Nogales Lady Apaches.

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Winslow Bulldogs off to a strong start; 11-1 win over Chinle

The Winslow High School baseball season is off to a good start under the direction of Coach Art Griffith, who has coached baseball at Winslow High for 49 years. The Bulldogs were 6-2 after their 11-1 win the Chinle March 16.

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U.S. Senate passes Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act

Navajo Nation asks Trump to sign bill into law as a safeguard for native youth

On March 22, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Bill 772, entitled the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act.

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Bates commends approval of funding for $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill by Congress

Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) commended the passage of a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill by Congress March 22.

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Bears Ears Prayer Run Alliance completes run to Utah March 16

The Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) applauded the Bears Ears Prayer Run Alliance (BEPRA) group for organizing the Sacred Strides for Healing prayer run, which brought awareness to the recent reduction of Bears Ears National Monument and supported the monument as originally designated.

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Winslow Bulldogs baseball off to a good start with wins over Chinle and Tuba City

The Winslow High School baseball season is off to a strong start under the direction of head coach Art Griffith, who has been coaching baseball at Winslow High School for 49 years.

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Soul of Nations finalists celebrated; select artists to travel to New York City

Out of 253 applicants, Soul of Nations awarded 13 finalists from the 2018 Brea Foley Art Program in Window Rock, Arizona March 2.

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Women Veterans Day proclaimed by Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye

March 20 recognized by Navajo Nation President as Women Veterans Day

On March 17 President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed a proclamation recognizing March 20 as Navajo Nation Women Veterans Day.

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March declared Missing Persons month by Navajo branch chiefs

Flanked by the families of missing, murdered or endangered Navajo people, the chiefs of the Navajo Nation’s executive, legislative and judicial branches signed a proclamation March 12 declaring March as Navajo Nation Missing Persons Awareness Month.

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Recent school shootings prompt Nation to re-evaluate active shooter readiness

The Nation needs to be prepared for unpredictable incidents such as active shooter incidents, said Council Delegate and Law and Order Committee (LOC) chair Edmund Yazzie.

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Navajo Nation, Utah governor and congressman pledge to develop solutions for Bears Ears National Monument

During a public meeting March 12, Navajo Nation leadership stood united in opposing House Bill 4532 sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-Dist. 3) of Utah, which seeks the approval of Congress to confirm and codify President Trump’s 2017 proclamation that reduced the size of Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and divided it into two smaller monuments. On Dec. 4, 2017, the Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s action.

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Fallen Navajo police officers to be honored by Nation with new memorial

The Navajo Nation is moving forward on a proposed memorial to honor the 14 Navajo police officers who have died in the line of duty since 1949.

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Navajo Indian Irrigation Project subcommittee meets with House and Senate members

During a policy roundtable discussion held at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus March 9, Navajo Indian Irrigation Project (NIIP) members advocated to the Western Caucus Foundation for funding for the project.

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Revisiting history — Treaty of 1868 unveiled in D.C.

150 year old treaty released Navajo people from federal captivity; original treaty unveiled in Washington D.C.

On Feb. 20, as a part of the Nation-to-Nation Exhibition, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) unveiled the original Treaty of 1868, which released the Navajo people from federal captivity, allowing them to return to their traditional homeland.

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Feral horse hunt on Navajo Nation cancelled

President Russell Begaye oppposes horse hunting for population control; advocates for alternative management plan

The growing population of feral horses on the Navajo Nation is a problem that cannot be ignored, but it will not be resolved with a horse hunt, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray addresses public safety with Navajo leaders

Navajo leadership met with the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christopher Wray, March 2, to discuss issues relating to crime on the Navajo Nation including human trafficking, federal trust relationship, data sharing and school shootings.

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Begaye allocates $6.3 million for Navajo Head Start operations

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said he will approve emergency legislation allocating $6.3 million to ensure Navajo Head Start operations continue.

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Baseball and softball season begins in Winslow with losses for Bulldogs against Blue Ridge

The Winslow High School baseball season has started under the direction of coach Art Griffith, who has been coaching baseball at Winslow High for 49 years.

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Navajo, Havasupai resist uranium mining

Navajo leaders support Havasupai youth in stand against uranium mining in greater Grand Canyon region by running letters addressed to U.S. President Donald Trump out of Supai Village

Vice President Jonathan Nez joined Arizona State Rep. Eric Descheenie and six other runners on a run to the village of Supai Feb. 14 to collect handwritten letters from the students of Havasupai Elementary School.

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Winslow remembers the Orphan Train with performance at Winslow Visitor Center

The Old Trails Museum presented a Riders on the Orphan Train performance Feb. 17 at the Winslow Visitors Center with live music, storytelling and videos.

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Winslow Bulldogs win 3A State Championship

The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Blue Ridge Yellowjackets 79-63 in the championship game played in the Arizona State 3A Conference Championship Tournament at Gila River Arena in Glendale Feb. 26.

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Winslow Bulldogs defeat Chinle Wildcats in semi-final in Glendale

The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Chinle Wildcats 68-57 in a semifinals game in the Arizona State 3A Conference Championship Tournament played at Gila River Arena in Glendale Feb. 23.

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FirstNet and AT&T to provide public safety broadband on Nation

Law and Order Committee votes 2-0 in support of development for nationwide network; Naabik’íyáti’ Committee to serve as final authority for bill

On Feb. 21, the Law and Order Committee considered legislation which requests FirstNet and AT&T to develop the nationwide public safety broadband network for police officers, firefighters and emergency medical responders on the Navajo Nation.

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Bates testifies in support of Kayenta and NGS mine workers

On Feb. 14, Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates provided testimony at the Arizona State Capitol before the House Finance Committee in support of legislation which proposes to repeal the Transaction Privilege Tax on the sales and purchases of coal.

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Indian Health Service director sought

In response to the White House’s announcement that Robert Weaver has withdrawn his name for consideration as director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), the Navajo Nation president called on the Trump administration to fill the position.

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