(Times photo - Donovan Quintero)

Karigan Child Care Center student Jaylem Wauneka, 5, wears a toy firefighter helmet given to him by the Navajo Nation Fire Department on Tuesday during his school's celebration of Week of the Young Child in St. Michaels.

Child care center celebrates 'Week of the Young Child'

The purple carpet in the Karigan Child Care Center cafeteria was the place to be on Wednesday as all the little kids sat side by side smiling and listening to Navajo royalty.  

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icon Naize case on hold; judge requests more info

The 12 Council delegates and one tribal employee responsible for placing Speaker Johnny Naize on paid administrative leave will have to wait until next week to see if a temporary restraining order against them is granted.

icon Officers serve at Tip-A-Cop fundraiser

To raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Arizona, several correctional and police officers spent four hours serving drinks and bussing tables at “David Adam,” police jargon for their stomping ground.

icon Politics Roundup

Retooled bond plan fixes delegates' concerns; Delegate's DWI charge may lead to dismissal; Most candidates waiting for election filing deadline.

icon 50 Years Ago: Killing of local trader unsolved after tribal, city investigations

The suspicious death of a trading post operator was the big news this week 50 years ago as both the Gallup and Navajo police departments conducted investigations into the death of James Talley, 28, of the Twin Lakes Trading Post.


Code talkers discuss reorganization plans; Not everyone agrees with Fort Wingate settlement; Police: Murders up, rapes down slightly in 2013.

icon Council to again consider removing Naize

Another attempt to remove Johnny Naize as speaker of the Navajo Nation Council is going before the full Council today during a special session.

icon 50 Years Ago: Social Security benefits lead to IRS study of Diné pay

Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai has been in office now for about a year and he said he discovered something just recently that amazed him - thousands of Navajos eligible to get Social Security were not getting a cent.

icon Police Blotter: Gallup man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

Darryle R. Dennison, 25, Navajo, who resides in Gallup, pleaded guilty on March 18 in federal court in Albuquerque to an aggravated sexual abuse charge.

icon Nizhoni Elementary celebrates student success with Martinez, Bush, Skandera

This past December New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said she would come back to Nizhoni Elementary for a visit.

icon Bill would 'rescind, render null and void' URI/RDC resolution

Council delegate Edmund Yazzie has introduced legislation that would "rescind, repeal and render null and void" a Resources and Development Committee bill that allows a subcommittee to entertain Texas-based Uranium Resources Inc. and its proposed uranium operations.

icon 50 Years Ago: Louis Armstrong performs on the rez

It's not often that a world famous performer comes to the reservation for a performance.

icon Nova Corp. named American Indian business of the year at RES

When the Secretary of Defense is having problems with his computer, he calls a Navajo-owned company.

icon Suspect arrested in death of Thoreau teacher

The McKinley County Sheriff's Office and the FBI are reporting that a suspect has been arrested in the death of a Thoreau preschool teacher who had been reported missing two weeks ago.

icon Sandoval: Reports of illegal campaigning for Shirley are false

One of the things that is common in every tribal election for president is for those in power to be accused of violating laws that call for tribal politics not to interfere with the running of the government.

icon Simpson: Uranium development meeting 'illegal'

"Illegal" is what Council Delegate Danny Simpson dubbed a meeting between members of a Navajo Nation Council subcommittee dealing with possible uranium development and officials from Uranium Resources, Inc.

icon New WR school board members take oath of office

Since leading the charge for the Window Rock Parents for Action, Change and Accountability Committee over a year ago to recall board members of the Window Rock Unified School District, newly elected member Marcus Tulley let out a resounding, “We did it. Yes! Yes!”