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Diné Family wins ‘Jazz Hero’ award

The Redhouse Family Jazz Band of Tucson has been honored as “Jazz Heroes” by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Business

NGS closure could bring opportunities for wind, solar

If the Navajo Nation can act fast, there’s an opportunity for it to develop almost enough wind and solar power to replace the 2,250 megawatts of coal-generated electricity that is now produced at the Navajo Generating Station, a representative of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation told about 30 people from the Black Mesa area …

Politics

Former Chinle delegate passes

Former Council Delegate and Chinle Chapter president Leo R. Begay passed away Wednesday at the age of 77 …

News

Gaming chair has confidence in Parrish

The chairman of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise is confident that Brian Parrish is the man to “effectively lead Navajo Gaming into the future,” in spite of the new CEO’s involvement in a 2002 contest-rigging incident at The Venetian resort in Las Vegas.

Business

Brian Parrish named new gaming CEO

Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise Chief Operating Officer Brian Parrish, who has been acting CEO since former interim CEO Derrick Watchman was placed on administrative leave last September, has been selected as CEO of the tribal enterprise …

News

Rough Rock School no longer accredited

Rough Rock Community School, the first BIE contract school on the Navajo Nation, has lost its accreditation as of Jan. 31, the director of the school’s accrediting agency confirmed last week.

News

Two-step or sidestep?

Vernon man accuses Apache County of illegally leasing equipment shed

Education

Record number of Chinle students make honor band

A record of 12 music students from Chinle High School passed the auditions for Arizona Northeast Regional Honor Band last weekend, making them eligible to train with the region’s best young musicians for a concert in Snowflake, on Feb. 18.

Education

NTU plans 38-acre campus in Chinle

Navajo Technical University is advertising for bids for a 6,000-square-foot steel building — the first structure in an ambitious 38-acre campus …

News

Top stories of 2016

From mourning to action