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Eastern chapter gets grid-tied solar array

It’s taken seven months but the first Naat’áanii Development Corporation shareholder representative has been confirmed.

Like many across the Navajo Nation, the Charley family’s home didn’t have electricity, phone service, internet or running water. That partially changed a few months ago when the family received a solar powered phone line, wi-fi and enough electricity to power the home from Sacred Wind Communications.

As the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise celebrates the six-year anniversary of the Northern Edge Casino near Farmington today, figures from the New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division indicate that Navajo gaming in New Mexico continues to bring in between $19 million to $21 million every quarter in slot machine revenue to the enterprise.

Sean McCabe was named the new director for the Division of Economic Development this week.

One thing Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye will long remember from this past year is standing inside one of the biggest warehouses in the world.

A groundbreaking for the $6.8 million Crownpoint hotel and convention center could be in February.

Sandia Resort & Casino is the biggest gaming operation in the state of New Mexico. As their website proclaims, the Sandia Pueblo’s goal was “to create an upscale experience … while encompassing Southwestern pride and culture for out-of-state visitors.” But their main restaurant, the Council Room, does not serve Native American food.

In an effort to preserve hundreds of Navajo jobs, the Navajo Nation is interviewing several entities interested in investing in the Navajo Generating Station, according to Mihio Manus, senior public information officer for the president’s office.

The wait is over: The first Starbucks on the Navajo Nation will open on Monday inside the Window Rock Bashas’.