‘Hair Tells the Weather’ takes top prizes at Second Navajo Film Festival

Shiprock, NM – The Second Annual Navajo Film Festival took place this weekend at the Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, NM. Ní’tsíí Níłtsą Yaahaalne’ (Hair Tells the Weather) by Cherylee Francis was the clear favorite of both the panel of judges and audience, taking both the Audience Choice Prize and First Place overall. … Continue reading ‘Hair Tells the Weather’ takes top prizes at Second Navajo Film Festival

Court Document: Judge Don Torgerson Rules No Fees Will Be Awarded To Willie Grayeyes In Residency Challenge Suit

In late December 2018, San Juan County Commission candidate Kelly Laws sued his opponent in the commission race, Willie Grayeyes, claiming Grayeyes was not a resident of San Juan County. Laws lost the case, and Judge Don Torgerson ruled in January that Grayeyes is eligible to serve as commissioner. On June 26, Torgerson ruled that … Continue reading Court Document: Judge Don Torgerson Rules No Fees Will Be Awarded To Willie Grayeyes In Residency Challenge Suit

San Juan County Commission will begin holding regular meetings on Navajo Nation| The Salt Lake Tribune

Monticello • San Juan County may have only 15,000 residents, but it’s the largest county in Utah by geography, sprawling across 5 million acres of canyons, mountains and rivers in the state’s southeast corner. Driving from the hamlet of Navajo Mountain near Lake Powell to the county seat in Monticello takes over four hours. The … Continue reading San Juan County Commission will begin holding regular meetings on Navajo Nation| The Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: Bluff Town Council should rethink their objection to solar farm

Dear Editor: It is completely reasonable that citizens of Bluff view any SITLA decision with a jaundiced eye. Take the sale of land along Comb Ridge to Lyman Family Farms: It was hinted that the land would be put to agricultural purposes, but we have yet to see sheep grazing on slick rock or melons … Continue reading Letter: Bluff Town Council should rethink their objection to solar farm

Food Bank Truck To Make Monthly Stops In Bluff, UT

On a damp spring day, the line for the first Bluff Food Bank of 2019 stretched from the community center pavilion toward the parking lot. A sure sign of the need, dozens waited patiently to peruse fresh oranges along with boxes and cans of non-perishable items. Ginny Burns, a resident of Bluff, worked for two … Continue reading Food Bank Truck To Make Monthly Stops In Bluff, UT

A Letter To Our Readers: Changes At The Canyon Echo

Dear readers of the Canyon Echo, Five months ago, I worked with Linda Richmond, former publisher of the Canyon Echo, to bring her remarkable local news source back to life. We've since published numerous articles from the archives, community columns, historic photo retakes, regional poetry, and dozens of news articles. Community support has been beyond … Continue reading A Letter To Our Readers: Changes At The Canyon Echo

Bluff Elementary Students Participate In The Navajo YES Kids ‘Marathon’ In Shiprock

By Jocelyn Lockwood As the wind whips sand across the desert on a dry spring evening in Little Water, three rambunctious boys lovingly tumble in the soft dunes. It seems nothing will tire them out. It’s one of the few times in the past month the boys haven’t set out to run a mile up … Continue reading Bluff Elementary Students Participate In The Navajo YES Kids ‘Marathon’ In Shiprock