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Man, woman victims of apparent murder-suicide

Local police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide that took place in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Tuesday afternoon.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Secrecy over oil production raises questions

There is a lot of speculation about why companies drilling for oil on the Navajo Reservation have imposed on themselves a ban on releasing any information to the public for six months about how much oil they are taking out of the ground.


New plan hatched to push profit, jobs, businesses

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is seeking support from committees of the Navajo Nation Council for a new approach to economic development.

Police Blotter

Police Report: Okla. residents charged in police-shooting incident

Two Oklahoma residents have been charged in connection with the incident on April 7 in which a man was shot by a New Mexico State Police officer.


Couple who found missing man remains denied reward

Shortly after finding a skull that ended a several-months long search for Michael Teller, Lester and Theresa Morgan applied for the reward that was offered.

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: Nakai challenges Russians

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai made the New York Times and probably hundreds of newspapers nationwide this week by taking on the Russian government.

50 Years Ago

50 years ago: Fired editor trend began with MacRorie

Chet MacRorie had known for weeks that his days as editor of the Navajo Times were numbered but he said later that he was surprised that it was the Navajo Tribal Council and not the chairman of the tribe, Raymond Nakai, who gave him the pink slip.


Man accused of killing police officer faces life in prison

The case against Kirby Cleveland, who was indicted on March 14 for the murder of Navajo Police Officer Houston Largo, is continuing to wind its way through the federal district court.


Navajo Times fills editor position, welcomes return of Duane Beyal

It’s a homecoming of sorts as Duane Beyal, former reporter and editor of the Navajo Times, has been appointed to be the Navajo Times’ editor again.


Slight increase in violent crimes on reservation

Violent crimes, including murder and rape, on the Navajo Reservation were up slightly in 2016, according to data collected by the Navajo Police Department.