Winds Cause Damage, Power Outages on Navajo Nation

Published April 15, 2018 WINDOW ROCK – Sustained winds up to 65 mph damaged buildings and caused power outages on Thursday. According to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, power outages occurred from Sheepsprings, New Mexico to Steamboat, Arizona, affecting hundreds of homes and businesses. By 8:15 p.m., residents in Ganado were reporting their power being restored. […]

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Navajo Jails Face Shutdown, Tribe Comes to Rescue

Published February 19, 2018 WINDOW ROCK – The Navajo Department of Corrections, simply put, is in dire straits. It’s not a question of whether Corrections lacks the willingness to help people who’ve been arrested, gone through the court system and are currently serving out their sentences. It’s money to operate its seven facilities and paying the […]

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After 16 months, Navajo Nation Police Chief Making Progress

Published January 7, 2018 WINDOW ROCK – The small steps the Navajo Nation Police Department has been making since Chief Phillip Francisco took the reins in July 2016 could come to fruition in 2018. Beginning with the department’s biggest one: opening its own police academy, which begins on Monday. Since the Navajo Law Enforcement Academy […]

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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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