(Times photo – Ravonelle Yazzie)

Lillie Mescal, Lucy Nez, Molly Brow and Eddie Hosteen, Sr. entertain the crowd Elder by singing two-step songs during the Dine’ Bi’ Eastern Fair & Rodeo on July 11. View a slideshow »

Board member thrown out in oil & gas dispute

The confusion and chaos surrounding the Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company for the past several months continued this week.

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icon Israeli-Palestinian Protest at Navajo Council Chambers

While the Israeli Army maneuvers its ground forces into Gaza, protesters lined up in front of the Navajo Nation Council Chambers Thursday to rebut the Navajo Nation's agriculture involvement and partnership with the State of Israel.

icon Confluence bill not on summer session agenda

Contrary to information on the developers’ website, a bill committing the Navajo Nation to partner on a resort on the rim of the Little Colorado Canyon has not reached the speaker’s office and will not be on the Navajo Nation Council’s summer session agenda.

icon Red Valley man found guilty of killing

Joe Arviso Benally, 51, of Red Valley, Ariz., was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and use (discharge) of a firearm in a crime of violence

icon 50 Years Ago: 'Hallelujah Trail' makes the news

Another big budget movie is preparing to film on the Navajo Reservation and it is anything but politically correct.

icon Morning Star youth council backpack drive helps needy families with school supplies

Instead of water balloon fights and squirt guns it’s that time of year when students start thinking about paper and pencils as the summer months start to wind down.

icon Bleeding money – fairs fail to follow audit recs

The 2013 Navajo Nation Fair ended up losing money.

icon HUD asks NHA to return $96M for failure to spend funds

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is requesting the Navajo Housing Authority return $96 million for its failure to comply with the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act if it doesn't file a hearing with the federal agency within 30 days.

icon Presidential forums show success, draw large audiences

As most of the candidates running for Navajo Nation president continue to seek funds to publicize their campaign, many are finding that one of the best ways of getting their message to the voters is through the forums being sponsored by the Navajo Times and KTNN-KWRK.

icon 50 Years Ago: Council tries seeding clouds for rain

Through June and early July of 1964, one of the continuing stories in the Navajo Times was about the drought conditions on the Navajo Reservation and what the tribe could do about it.

icon Assayii Lake Fire 100 percent contained

The Navajo Nation Emergency Operations Center will now demobilize. Containment, however, does not mean the 14,712-acre fire is controlled or fully out.

icon Support for grazing act is as scarce as rainfall

When he introduced the proposed Rangeland Improvement Act in January, Navajo Nation Agriculture Department Director Leo Watchman predicted it would be "a tough sell."

icon On eve of the 4th, fire restrictions still in effect

While fireworks tents have popped up in border towns for the July 4th weekend, the June 12 fire restrictions and June 16 declaration of emergency ordered by President Ben Shelly remain in effect.

icon Western hears from all 17 candidates for president

The third presidential forum on Monday featured pointed exchanges between the 17 candidates over policy, character, vision, and even their administration. With two months left until the primary election, it was the candidates' chance to impress Western Navajo – or not.