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Navajo Nation Council members seek to bridge telecommunication gaps

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LEUPP, Ariz. – 23rd Navajo Nation Council members met with the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, on Tuesday to discuss the expansion and improvement of telecommunication networks on the Navajo Nation, specifically relating to public safety.

FirstNet was established in 2012 by the U.S. Congress in...

Navajo President, Vice President address Chief Manuelito Scholars

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SAN JUAN COLLEGE – President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez attended the 2017 Chief Manuelito Scholarship Award Ceremony, imparting to the scholars that continuing education is the key to the future.

“This generation has the great opportunity to conceptualize solutions in ways that have never been thought of before,” President Begaye said. “The technology we have today is amazing. Let’s be a nation that builds drones, robots and cell phones.”

The award ceremony took place at the San Juan College, Henderson Fine Arts Center in Farmington, N.M., on July 2.

“The door is open for you to come home and help our nation. We were told from a young age to get an...

3rd Annual Mad Skills Talent Show

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Talented LOCALS show off their ‘mad skills’ for prizes!

The Rio West Mall recently held its 3rd Annual Mad Skills Talent Show July 14.

This free event was open for all ages, to show off a talent or two. The event was held center court from 5 pm - 8 pm, and 11 contestants gathered ready to battle in hopes of winning first, second, and third place, and winners were awarded $100, $75 and $50 respectively.

A plethora of talented contestants were on hand showcasing talent, such as guitar playing, singing, comedy sketches, and Hip-Hop dancing.

Judging was based on creativity, preparedness, familiarities with the songs contestants sang/played, stage presence, and overall...

Community Pantry receives $10K donation

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Mormon stake delivers check

Nationwide food insecurity is a significant problem. According to the USDA Economics Research Service website, almost 13 percent of the US population is food insecure, meaning they either don’t have steady access to food, especially nutritious food, or worse don’t have steady access to food at all. This problem is especially acute in households with children as well as households in poor and/or rural areas.

This can create enormous suffering, and it is exactly this kind of suffering that the Community Pantry strives to overcome.

The pantry is tucked away on Hassler Valley Road, just off I-40 exit 22. Like any organization, the pantry has operating...

A long trip to bring home Gold, Silver, and Bronze

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The end of June was a busy time for Garcia’s Judo Club as six students and their parents flew or drove to Spokane, Washington for the USA Judo National and International Junior Olympic Championships held in the convention center across the street from the Grand Hotel  where the team stayed.

“The parents put a lot of effort towards this trip,” said Sensei Miguel Garcia. “We did a lot of fund raising and appreciate all who donated or bought our enchiladas which we offered for sale.”

The team weighed in on Thursday, June 15, with over 600 students of the art competing in the Nationals (on Friday) and the Internationals (on Sunday). There was a glitch in the registration...

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