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Obituaries for Aug. 27, 2015

Layla Dream Watchman GALLUP — Funeral services for Layla Dream Watchman, 9 months, were held Aug. 21 at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup. Interment followed at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in

News

San Juan canals still closed

In spite of the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency having given the green light to use the San Juan River for irrigation, President Russell Begaye on Monday issued a press release stating he had decided to keep the canals closed

Rodeo

NFR Watch

Begay moves up to No. 4 in the world

News

Begaye to decide on opening canals

President Russell Begaye Friday morning was tracing the route of the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine waste spill with members of the Navajo Nation Council and a medicine man, blessing the rivers and trying to decide whether to open the San Juan River to irrigation.

Guest Essay

The Times are changing

The Navajo Times will present a fresh look and a new design starting next Thursday, August 27. Our redesign project is something that we have been working on since early spring and now we are ready to present it.

Letters

Letters: Leaders pick and chose which issue to care about

The response to the Animas River contamination has been unexpected as our officials seem to make bold claims like “taking legal action” to the EPA and having them accountable for the process on trying to get the river back to normal.

Education

Shiprock students earn Native Alliance Scholarship

WINDOW ROCK It’s a scholarship that’s funded from the pockets of alumni and Native American staff of Teach for America. The small donations add up to a big scholarship. A

Arts

‘Road of Power’

NMAI highlights ancient Andean road exhibit

News

‘Preserve our legacy’

Code Talker daughter encourages use of Diné bizaad

Volleyball

Monument Valley looking to be back on top again

When Rennell Gilmore took over the reins of the Monument Valley volleyball program three years ago she knew there were some high expectations to meet.