Blessed by water and commerce, Shiprock takes wing
By Cindy Yurth
(Editor's note: In an effort to chronicle the beauty and diversity of the Navajo Nation, as well as its issues, the Navajo Times has committed to visiting all 110 chapters in alphabetical order. This is the 78th in the series. Some information for this series is taken from the publication "Chapter Images" by Larry Rodgers.)
SHIPROCK, March 20, 2014
(Times photos - Cindy Yurth)
With 9,126 people at the last Census, Shiprock is the second-most-populous chapter on the Navajo Nation, but last Friday it didn't look like it.
Everybody who could get a ride and a day off work was in Albuquerque cheering on the undefeated Lady Chieftains basketball team in the Class 3A tournament.
(Unfortunately, the girls finally met their match, falling to the Portales Rams.)
Administrative Assistant Clarina Clark was left to man the chapter house, since having a niece who plays for rival Kirtland Central, she couldn't officially cheer on Shiprock High anyway.
Even on this off day, however, there was a reception going on in the main hall of the chapter house, and people had come by to use the computers in the office. A quick look at the white-board calendar on the wall revealed an event penned in almost every day.
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