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A Navajo coal mine in New Mexico just bought two new locomotives to deliver coal from the mine to the Four Corners Power Plant. The purchase demonstrates an investment in coal by the Navajo government at a time when natural gas has become the preferred low-cost energy source.
August 24, 2017
Bears Ears
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says none of the 27 monuments under review should be eliminated but a “handful” should be changed.
August 24, 2017
Navajo teachers
Not everyone will be watching the eclipse Aug. 21. The Navajo and many other American Indian tribes see the phenomenon as a bad omen.
August 21, 2017
Uranium Mine
Many Navajo say the cleanup of more than 500 abandoned uranium mines on the reservation has been slow going. The federal government has just awarded a contract to clean up two of the mine sites.
August 09, 2017
Grand Canyon-Parashant
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says no changes should be made to Arizona’s Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.
August 04, 2017
The Navajo Nation has allocated $3 million to build homes in a portion of the reservation frozen in a state of poverty.
August 01, 2017
Navajo Nation seal
The Navajo Nation is moving forward with plans to purchase a $23 million ranch in Colorado. A committee vote on July 25 was the final approval needed.
July 28, 2017
Navajo Nation seal
The Navajo Nation is considering buying Colorado ranchland that contains two mountains the tribe believes to be sacred.
July 24, 2017
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The Navajo Nation Council voted to keep the Navajo Generating Station open until 2019 then work with its owner to shut it down. This legislation buys the tribe a little more time to find a new source of revenue and jobs.
June 27, 2017
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The Navajo Nation Council will hold a special session Monday to decide when to shut down the Navajo Generating Station. The tribe is negotiating a longer lease.
June 24, 2017

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