50 Years Ago
The future Chairman of the Navajo Tribe, Peter MacDonald, took center stage in late March 1967 with his efforts to solve the problems of small businesses on the Navajo Reservation.
Fifty years ago, fewer than 10 percent of the tribal members who lived on the reservation had 9-to-5 jobs and got a regular salary.
Back in 1967, the Navajo people had a mixed relationship with the border towns that existed right outside their doorstep.
This was everything that Raymond Nakai believed being chairman would be.
Those tribal members who are 70 and over will surely remember the events that took place this week 50 years ago.
For many years, Fort Defiance was the home to the biggest manufacturing plant on the Navajo Reservation.
Navajo Tribal Chairman Raymond Nakai loves Gallup and it appears that Gallup loves Nakai in return.
The Navajo Nation is pushing forward on its biggest land acquisition in more than 50 years as the tribal government is trying to convince the federal government to transfer more than 300,000 acres of federal land in northwest New Mexico to the Navajos.
A report came out this week 50 years ago that may have surprised a lot of people.
A massive search for two Navajo grade school students who spent the night in sub-zero temperatures during a blizzard ended happily when Navajo police officers found them the following morning.