Flagstaff Police Investigating Fifth Note Found at Local High School

Published April 3, 2017 FLAGSTAFF – A fifth note has been found at Flagstaff High School, where a series of written threats have been made over the past month, the Flagstaff Police Department said. Flagstaff Police reported that the menacing message was found in the girls’ bathroom on Tuesday, March 28. A student in the boys’ […]

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Big Mountain Resident Famous for HPL Resistance Passes On

Published April 1, 2017 TUBA CITY, ARIZONA – Katherine Smith, a cultural educator, a relocation crusader and resistor from Big Mountain, Ariz., has died. She was 98 years old, according to records, but her family says she was more than 100 years old. Mary Katherine Smith, the daughter of Katherine Smith, said her mother passed away […]

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Navajo Student Finds Some Bottled Water Unhealthily Acidic

Published February 26, 2017 NAATSIS’ÁÁN-RAINBOW CITY, UTAH – Gregory Hurley’s study shows that snow and at least 14 kinds of bottled water are no safer than tap water. Hurley, 13, an eighth grader at Naatsis’áán Community School, spent nearly $60 on 36 different bottles of water for his award-winning science project titled “Drinking Water” and found […]

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Navajo Generating Plant’s Fate to be Decided Monday

Published February 12, 2017 PAGE, ARIZONA – The owners of the Navajo Generating Station will vote Monday on whether to shut the coal-fired plant down this year or to keep it running through 2019. “The owners are meeting to discuss or consider the future of the plant,” said Scott Harelson, spokesman for Salt River Project, the […]

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Influential Diné Storyteller, James Peshlakai, Passes On

Published February 6, 2017 TUBA CITY, ARIZONA – James Peshlakai, a cultural icon, hataałi, and one of the most influential Diné storytellers, has died. He was 71. ​Peshlakai died on February 4, his family announced. ​“James Peshlakai, a gentle giant has breathed his last,” his daughter, Arizona State Senator Jamescita Peshlakai, wrote on her Facebook page. […]

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Tsingine’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Published July 5, 2016 PAGE, ARIZONA – The family of a Diné woman who was fatally shot by a Winslow, Arizona police officer three months ago filed a $10.5 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city on Friday. The claim states that Officer Austin J. Shipley violated the civil rights of 27-year-old Loreal Juana Barnell-Tsingine in […]

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