EPA to Not Pay Out Gold King Mine Spill Claims

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Published January 15, 2017 UPPER FRUITLAND, NEW MEXICO – Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said on Friday afternoon that the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to not pay claims made by farmers along the San Juan River and Animas River, who were affected by the Aug. 2015 Gold King Mine spill, is both childish and shameful. In a […]

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EPA Final Report: Water Back to Pre-spill State

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    Published January 8, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its final report on the Gold King Mine spill, supporting earlier conclusions that water quality in the affected river system returned to pre-spill conditions shortly after the spill but also documenting spikes in contaminants when the river sediments were stirred […]

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Brush Fire Burns in Shiprock on Saturday

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Published November 20, 2016 SHIPROCK – By the afternoon, an area about the size of three football fields burned.Fire crews battled a large brushfire Saturday afternoon along the north side of the San Juan River. Fire crews struggled to gain control of the brushfire as it burned along the side of a 100-foot cliff. The […]

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New Miss Navajo crown for the New Miss Navajo

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Published September 19, 2016 WINDOW ROCK – Outgoing Miss Navajo Alyson Shirley stood next to the final two contestants with the crown she wore all year, waiting to see who would succeed her on Saturday night at the Dean C. Jackson Memorial Arena. When Rodina Jordan from Oak Springs, Arizona was announced first runner up, it […]

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Still True Blue at 102

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Published August 27, 2016 TSAILE, ARIZONA – Sergeant Sophie B. Yazzie remembers looking into becoming a Navajo Code Talker while looking for a job as a cook in the Window Rock area. She was 28 years old at the time and had been working as a cook and hostess in Gallup, New Mexico. Commuting back and […]

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Family of Loreal Tsingine in Disbelief of Maricopa County Decision

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Published July 23, 2016 WINSLOW, ARIZONA—City of Winslow city manager Stephen Pauken said at a press conference Friday that the city would respect and abide Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s determination that Winslow police officer Austin Shipley would not be charged. But to the family of Loreal Tsingine, 27, who was shot and killed by […]

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