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New Mexico’s state police chief is crediting the quick response of Aztec High School teachers and law-enforcement officers during a shooting Thursday that claimed the lives of three people.

A jack-of-all-trades

A jack-of-all-trades

  December 7, 2017


The Navajo Nation will continue to ask for its full appropriation for Navajo Head Start, even though the feds are threatening a drastic budget cut.


The Navajo veterans’ protest against President Russell Begaye’s veto of the Veterans Trust Fund amendments went on as planned last Thursday morning.

Veterans up in arms over veto

Veterans up in arms over veto

  November 9, 2017


Shawn Nelson is on a crusade to remind people how important climate is to their lives. And he’s doing it like he usually does – in a series of sand paintings dealing with climate issues.

Climate change is a pretty much undisputed worldwide phenomenon. And like most changes in the world, it disproportionately impacts the poor, including indigenous populations.

Angel to the dláaniis

Angel to the dláaniis

  November 22, 2017
Of cars and caring

Of cars and caring

  November 22, 2017
Gramma Ema’s walk

Gramma Ema’s walk

  November 2, 2017

It was a healthy eating test that proved a success with young parade goers happily trading in any nabbed candy for toys and other incentives during the Navajo Nation Fair parade.

From outside the Shiprock Chapter House, it looked as though a country-western or hip-hop dance was going on to match the Northern Navajo Fair festivities. Colorful lights flashed from within and made silhouettes of the crowd that was gathering inside.


In 1999 I remember sitting at my high school graduation not knowing what would happen next. The “future” was like a huge blank canvas in front of me. It was both scary and exciting.

Letters:  Thank you, code talkers

Letters: Thank you, code talkers

  November 30, 2017


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

Beefing up the nation

Beefing up the nation

  October 26, 2017

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