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Wendy Howell

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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — In an unprecedented collaboration, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Havasupai Tribe have published a report unveiling potential radiation exposure pathways stemming from uranium

By Wendy Howell April 15, 2024
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Baje Whitethorne, Sr., an artist known for his colorful landscapes and paintings depicting life on the Navajo reservation, died Nov. 17. He was 73.

By Wendy Howell November 28, 2023
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Cory Ahownewa is no stranger to hardships, however, he has learned to use those hardships to inspire others through his stories and artwork.

By Wendy Howell July 3, 2023
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There was a lot of excitement in Tuba City June 16 as Change Labs entrepreneurship hub opened its doors to the public following a ribbon cutting ceremony with guests that included Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren and several Tuba City leaders.

By Wendy Howell June 27, 2023
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CLARKDALE, Ariz. — Hopi Tribal Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma, along with several

By Wendy Howell May 2, 2023
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BIRDSPRINGS, Ariz. — Federal emergency funds are on the way to the Navajo Nation and it cannot come soon enough for the residents of the Birdsprings Chapter and the community of Chinle.

By Wendy Howell May 2, 2023
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With the above average snowfall this year and the rapid recent snowmelt leading to increased visitation to Grand Falls on the Navajo Nation, nearby residents, with the support of the Navajo Nation, have taken it upon themselves to close the popular tourist attraction.

By Wendy Howell March 14, 2023
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The annual Hashknife Pony Express was extra special this year as it became a part of Super Bowl history when Gary Hayes Jr., a BNSF locomotive engineer based in Winslow, was selected to deliver one of the game balls in Glendale. Hayes was selected among a team of Pony Express riders to run the final leg of the approximate 180-mile journey from Holbrook to Scottsdale. When he arrived at the Museum of the West in Scottsdale, he handed off the team’s special freight—a ball for Super Bowl LVII—for the Feb. 12 game.

By Wendy Howell February 14, 2023
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Two major winter storms are on the way to northern Arizona this weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff.

By Wendy Howell January 13, 2023
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Shonto Prep traveled to Williams Dec. 9 to face the Vikings on their home court.

By Wendy Howell December 13, 2022
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Pure, grand-scale magic is the only way to describe the community of Flagstaff’s production of “The Nutcracker.”

By Wendy Howell December 13, 2022
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Local runners place at Arizona cross country championships
Page takes Division III boys team title, Ganado's Micah Silvers wins Division III boys individual title

The 2022 Arizona Interscholastic Association Cross Country State Championship was held at Cave Creek Golf Course Nov. 12.

By Wendy Howell November 22, 2022
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After an objectionable photo appeared of him on social media, Navajo Nation Speaker Seth Damon is facing disciplinary action by the Navajo Nation Council.

By Wendy Howell November 1, 2022
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The city of Flagstaff hosted an Indigenous Peoples Day event, “Honoring the Voices of Our Youth,” Oct. 10 at Flagstaff City Hall.

By Wendy Howell October 18, 2022
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Rural leaders and stakeholders met in Winslow Aug. 3-5 for the 15th Annual Rural Policy Forum.

By Wendy Howell September 6, 2022
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The Navajo County Fair returns to Holbrook Sept. 14-17.

By Wendy Howell August 23, 2022
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Three Native American football players from northern Arizona participated in the 2021 Indigenous Bowl Dec. 5.

By Wendy Howell December 7, 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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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved rezoning Marble Canyon that will enable a California-based developer to renovate and expand the remote lodge and trading post.

By Wendy Howell March 16, 2021
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Could SpaceX be a game changer for rural internet in Coconino County?
County beta testing Elon Musk’s low-Earth satellites

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors met Feb. 2 for an executive session to discuss and get direction regarding the use of SpaceX’s Starlink as a rural internet provider for northern Arizona.

By Wendy Howell March 2, 2021
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Coconino County Board of Supervisors met Feb. 2 for an executive session to discuss and get direction regarding the use of SpaceX’s Starlink as a rural internet provider for northern Arizona

By Wendy Howell February 16, 2021
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Coconino County expects vaccine doses to double
Seniors encouraged to call county for help registering

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Coconino County health officials are hopeful that additional doses of the COVID-19 will be arriving soon following the Biden administration’s announcement that it is expanding access to vaccines and freeing up more doses for states and pharmacies.

By Wendy Howell February 9, 2021
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Several environmental groups have come together to try to restore endangered species protection for the gray wolf.

By Wendy Howell January 19, 2021
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After much backlash from the public and feedback from schools, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) reversed its decision to cancel winter high school sports. The season has been reinstated with modifications.

By Wendy Howell January 13, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Americans will ring in the New Year this week with more hope on the horizon in the nation’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

By Wendy Howell December 29, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — With recent COVID-19 cases being reported at nearly twice what was seen this summer, the rollout of a vaccine in Arizona Dec. 14 is welcome news, with Coconino County expecting its first shipment within the next two weeks.

By Wendy Howell December 15, 2020
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As President-Elect Joe Biden edges closer to inauguration, stakeholders are hopeful his administration will place the restoration of the monument as a priority.

By Wendy Howell December 15, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The city of Williams, Coconino County, Coconino National Forest and Kaibab National Forest have lifted fire restrictions as of July 28 on all of their districts because of the significant amount of precipitation dropped during the recent monsoons.

By Wendy Howell July 29, 2020
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The United States has lost almost 1,800 newspapers since 2004, including more than 60 dailies and 1,700 weeklies.

By Wendy Howell July 28, 2020
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As the Arizona National Guard arrived in Tuba City and Chinle last week to help medical providers tend to the increasing number of COVID-19 patients on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations, Northern Arizona Healthcare joined the cause by acquiring a fixed-wing aircraft to bring the most critical patients to treatment at Flagstaff Medical Center and other locations in the Phoenix valley.

By Wendy Howell April 14, 2020
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National Weather Service forecasters are predicting a major winter storm Thursday through early Saturday for northern Arizona.

By Wendy Howell November 27, 2019
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Tracing their footsteps: the Bunion Derby of 1928
Hopi runner Nicholas Quamawahu a favorite in 1928 Bunion Run from L.A. to N.Y.C.

A buzz of excitement permeated the community, as the residents of Williams eagerly awaited the arrival of dozens of men running from Seligman to Williams on day 13 of the 1928 Transcontinental Footrace.

By Wendy Howell August 8, 2017
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In 2003, musician Aaron White and his group, Burning Sky, were nominated for Best Native American Recording at the Grammy Awards. Although the group lost the Grammy to Mary Youngblood for her album, Beneath the Raven Moon, White and Burning Sky went on to win 2003 Group of the Year from the Native American Music Awards.

By Wendy Howell August 1, 2017