Posts From Bill Donovan
On Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced Norman Yazzie, a 25-year-old Shiprock resident, to 10 years in prison for discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
Maynard Shirley, 38, one of three brothers arrested in connection with a murder last year in Fruitland, N.M. was sentenced Tuesday to 42 months in prison followed by three years of supervised probation.
The future Chairman of the Navajo Tribe, Peter MacDonald, took center stage in late March 1967 with his efforts to solve the problems of small businesses on the Navajo Reservation.
Fifty years ago, fewer than 10 percent of the tribal members who lived on the reservation had 9-to-5 jobs and got a regular salary.
A Shiprock man was given 37 months in prison Thursday in federal district court for assaulting a Navajo policeman.
Back in 1967, the Navajo people had a mixed relationship with the border towns that existed right outside their doorstep.