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NTU boasts grad numbers

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CROWNPOINT – Navajo Technical University conferred 211 degrees, certificates and general education diplomas on May 12, officials said. Among the degrees conferred were 18 baccalaureate degrees and NTU’s third master of arts degree in Diné Culture, Language and Leadership, Daniel Vandever, communications director at NTU, said.

John Gritts of the U.S. Department of Education was speaker at the NTU graduation. Vice President of the Navajo Nation Jonathan Nez gave congratulatory remarks at the NTU commencement.

By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

Brown invites public to attend Navajo language, culture summit

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WINDOW ROCK – Council Delegate Nathaniel Brown (Chilchinbeto, Dennehotso, Kayenta) and the Summit Planning Committee invite the public to the 2017 Navajo Language and Culture Revitalization Summit at Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz., from May 22 - 24.

Delegate Brown said the purpose for the Navajo language summit is to build awareness and advocacy, create dialogue and understanding, and to foster unity and action to maintain Navajo language and cultural revitalization efforts in order to broaden the language initiative Navajo Nation-wide.

“We understand that the Navajo language is slowly diminishing, and according to the last U.S. Census, only 53-percent of Navajo households speak...

Grants to hold public meeting on draft city comprehensive plan

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GRANTS – The City of Grants will conduct a public meeting May 24 at the City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 6 pm. The City and consultants will give a brief presentation on the draft plan. They will ask participants to express their level of support for the plan’s draft recommendations and to help further refine the recommendations.

Since October 2016, the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee has worked on the plan with assistance from consultants Architectural Research Consultants (ARC). Activities included distributing a community survey in city utility bills in January and February 2017. The draft plan can be downloaded on the city’s web page at www.cityofgrants.net.

The...

Kids Fest Kick Off event

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We are having our 3rd Annual Kids Fest Kick Off event on May 30. This event was created with parents and guardians in mind. We invite as many youth organizations as we can to set up at this event, to showcase their programs making it easier for parents and guardians to know what is available in our area, a one stop shop for youth activities.

We have this event when school is out and call it a Kick Off event because immediately after we start our Rio West Kids Fest. Booths are still available for this Kick Off event, if you or anyone you know is interested please call our office at (505) 722-7281.

What is Rio West Kids Fest? It is a series of free activities held every Tuesday and...

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