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Wanted: People – or their kids – who appeared in old-time westerns

A documentary producer is researching those good old days and is looking for Navajos who appeared as extras in movies like John Ford’s “Stagecoach” or “A Distant Trumpet.”

Police Blotter

Police Blotter: Woman leads police on high-speed chase

Navajo Nation Police, along with McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies and New Mexico State Police, helped apprehend a woman who was in Tohatchi, New Mexico, threatening people with a gun about midnight on Oct. 8.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Debate over peyote in passage of bill of rights

Regardless of the fact that the Navajo Nation auditor general feels that there are too many tribal holidays, there are reasons why Oct. 9 should be an annual holiday on the Navajo Reservation.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: BIA worker takes over the Times

The headline on the front page of the Oct. 5 issue of the Navajo Times probably said it all: “Shiprock Fair Said Best in History.”


Health official: No response from IHS on proposed reductions

Navajo officials in the Northern Agency have been trying for months to get a response from the Indian Health Service about the makeup of a local health advisory committee.

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50 Years Ago: Battle over peyote divides council

The 1967 Navajo Tribal Fair was held 50 years ago and the local media announced the following week that it was one of the goriest weekends for the reservation with five people dying and 29 injured in accidents on reservation roads.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Survey shows rez labor pool at 20,300

In 1967, the Navajo Nation had a Navajo Manpower Committee, which must have been created by the tribe’s chairman, Raymond Nakai, the year before because this is the first time it is mentioned in the Navajo Times.

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50 Years Ago: ‘Petty’ dispute makes national news

The Navajo Tribal Fair was held this week and, yes, there was a controversy.

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50 Years Ago: Nakai tries to take advantage of the fair

As the 21st annual Navajo Tribal Fair was on the verge of starting, Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai was reportedly feeling very good about the past year and he wanted to send a message to fairgoers.


HUD report clears Yazzie, clears up misconceptions

It took several months but both former Navajo Housing Authority CEO Aneva Yazzie and former board member Ervin Chavez are using the word “vindicated” after the Associated Press sent out an article about a recent report issued by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development.