Mothers of Missing Women Cling to Hope

Published October 14, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – She was supposed to meet her daughter at the Goodwill store, but more than three years later, Lela Mailman found herself weeping uncontrollably in the parking lot of the president’s office on Monday afternoon, desperately hoping the government could help her find her baby. Moments before her emotional […]

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Long Distances, No Backup are Realities for To’hajiilee/Alamo Police Officer

Published August 12, 2017 TO’HAJIILEE/ALAMO, NEW MEXICO – The first thing Navajo Nation Police Officer Pam Hurley-Vandever, 38, does before she begins her patrol is fill up the gas tank in her 2012 Chevy Tahoe. Even if it is not entirely empty, she fills it up. “In case I end up driving to one-oh-three,” she explains. […]

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Sheriff Asks Public’s Help in Search for Double Homicide Suspect

Published July 4, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – The bodies of an elderly couple were found by Apache County deputies during a routine welfare check Saturday night at a home in Sanders, Arizona. According to Cdr. Roscoe Herrera, the deputies discovered the bodies of Robert Sorensen, 81, and his wife Martha Sorensen, 75, when the couple’s family […]

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First Hill Climbed, St. Michaels Head Start Promoted

Published May 21, 2017 FORT DEFIANCE – Their first hill, perhaps one out of many more, is out of the way. Twenty young students waited for their promotion ceremony to begin, seemingly unaware of what they had completed Friday afternoon at the Fort Defiance Chapter in front of smiling parents and family. One of those students was […]

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In Memoriam

  Published May 15, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – Fourteen Navajo Nation Police officers who died in the line of duty while walking the thin blue line were honored on Sunday during the 2nd annual Navajo Nation Fallen Heroes Bike Run. The thin blue line is a concept that police are a line between good and evil, […]

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An Inspiration for Youth: Grandma Thomas Walked 80 Miles Each Year to Raise Funds for Youth Complex

Published May 7, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – If you’ve been wondering where she’s been, look no more. On Friday, the matriarch, more popularly known as Grandma Thomas, 85, came by the Navajo Times office with her son, Leon Skyhorse Thomas. She had walked for years raising money for the youth of Chinle. Her 80-mile trek between […]

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