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Nez visits with students at the Navajo Nation Science Fair

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CHURCH ROCK, N.M. – Vice President Jonathan Nez visited with students at the 2017 Navajo Nation Science Fair Feb. 28, to encourage them to continue to achieve a brighter future for themselves and the Navajo Nation.

In a speech to the students, Nez said, “You can do whatever you want in life. Set a goal and reach it...

Grants-Cibola School District to teach Navajo language

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President Begaye signs memorandum

WINDOW ROCK – On Feb. 27, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the Grants-Cibola School District to teach the Diné language in the schools of the district.

“We are excited to know that the Navajo language will be taught at this school district. Our identity and language is directly tied into the land. The content of each word and philosophy is contained in one word. When you hear our language, you start to see the expression of our culture,” Begaye said.

The Navajo language encapsulates everything we are about within each of those words, this signing is significant for our Navajo children, he...

Flu cases widespread across New Mexico

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The New Mexico Department of Health reports widespread flu activity across New Mexico March 2, and expects heightened activity for weeks to come. NMDOH encourages residents who haven’t gotten the annual flu shot to do so as soon as possible as this year’s influenza vaccine is proving effective in reducing a person’s risk of having to visit the doctor’s office for influenza by nearly half.

“We are only at the halfway point of the 2016-2017 flu season, so anyone’s chances of getting the flu are far from over,” said Lynn Gallagher, Department of Health Cabinet Secretary. “Flu can infect anyone - including healthy people - sometimes more than once per flu season. All of...

Rescue group asks for public’s help in finding blind dog

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Rasha, an 8-year-old, neutered and blind Husky went missing from his foster home on north McKinley Street in Gallup Feb. 20. The non-profit, New Mexico Dog, based in Albuquerque, has spearheaded search efforts.

Rasha is microchipped and was wearing a red collar, but no ID tags. He is mostly white with a bit of red in his fur and has two blue eyes. He was recently rescued and is not familiar with the area at all.

There are many people very worried about Rasha’s safety out on his own, and we are desperately seeking info on his whereabouts. There is a $1,000 reward for the safe return of Rasha, no questions asked.

If you might know where Rasha is, or might have seen him wondering...

Teacher of the Month: Long time Tohatchi High teacher honored

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Congratulations to Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe’s Teacher of the Month, Fern Spencer. Spencer teaches Business and Vocational Office Education classes to 9th-12th grade students at Tohatchi High School.

Tisha Boyd of Camille’s presented Spencer with a basket full of goodies at the school.

“I was surprised. I did not know that this happened, and it was really nice,” Spencer said.

Spencer has been teaching students at Tohatchi for the past 42 years and says it’s the kids that keeps her coming back. Spencer who is half Hopi and half Navajo has lived in the Tohatchi area since 1957.

Her dad, Roy Spencer, moved her family to the area. He was also a teacher and a health educator...

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