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More than 400 people showed up Friday for the funeral of Navajo Code Talker Kee Etsicitty, who died Tuesday June 21 at the age of 92.

50 Years Ago: Navajo deaths in border towns a low priority

In early August 1965, a couple of events happened that of themselves was not unusual but would lead a couple of years later to concerns by some members of the tribe that border town law enforcement agencies were not taking the deaths of Navajos and residents of the reservation in their jurisdiction as seriously as they should.

Lt. James Maiorano of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office said the call about the fire came in about 1:30 p.m.

A former co-worker of Franco Lee’s at Fire Rock Casino says she was not surprised to read that the Diné College chef was being sued for sexual harassment.

New law allows Diné voters – not the courts – to decide language fluency

Kee Etsicitty talked a lot.

“He used to say, ‘If you want to make friends, you have to talk to people,’” recalled his only son Kurt, 51. “He had a lot of friends.”
But one word Etsicitty seldom used was “I.”

50 Years Ago: Belly dancers create a stir among area residents

So what was the big controversy this week on the Navajo Reservation? Believe it or not, it was belly dancers.

For ex-uranium miner Thompson Bell, life on the uranium-contaminated land 12 miles north of Church Rock has always been an internal problem.

Arizona State Sen. Carlyle Begay (D-Dist. 7) reported Tuesday the passing of Navajo Code Talker Kee Etsicitty.

Three Piñon area locals were arrested Thursday following a shooting incident at the Piñon Basha’s supermarket, and a fourth man was detained Friday after allegedly carrying a gun into the store, witnesses said.