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Seated from left to right Utah Governor Spencer Cox, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez sign the agreement while numerous tribal, federal and state leaders stand behind. Photo courtesy Nic Naylor, Utah Governors office
by David Boyle News Director The execution of the Utah Navajo Water Rights Settlement was completed with a signing of state, federal and tribal leaders in Monument Valley on May 27. The agreement concluded 18 years of negotiations between the parties and affirms water rights of Utah Navajos, as...
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Whitehorse High Class of 2022 Graduation is scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at 9:00 am
Award winning art from Meagen Morgan of Whitehorse High School
Meagen Morgan of Whitehorse High School, won a $50 award in the 2022 Utah High School Clean Air Marketing Contest. Winners of the 2022 Utah High School Clean Air Marketing Contest were announced February 12 at a ceremony at the Utah State University Community Art Day.    Almost 1,000 high school...
Two San Juan County children were safely returned home after an AMBER Alert was issued. On Thursday, July 8, 16-month old Bailey Begay and her three-month-old brother Braidin Begay were reported abducted from their home located 15 miles north of Aneth. The children were taken from their residence...
A new mural is up on a water tank in Montezuma Creek. Utah Navajo Health System Public Relations Specialist Pete Sands had the idea to create the mural for the clinic in Montezuma Creek. Sands contacted Daniel Josley, a well-known mural artist on the Navajo Reservation, and brought him in to create...
The Warming Hogans program is now distributing free wood to elderly and Native people in need throughout San Juan County. The program, which is a part of Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS), had its first distribution day on October 6. Hundreds of Navajos from San Juan County gathered loads of...
One COVID-19 Vaccine trial is including a few hundred members of the Navajo Nation in its final trial of the drug
The final phase of study for a coronavirus vaccine will include volunteers from the Navajo Nation. Since coronavirus first arrived in the United States in the late winter of 2020, a race among pharmaceutical companies to find a vaccine for the virus has been underway. Now three companies and their...
Students in Bluff, Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley, and Navajo Mountain are back to learning despite the challenges of not physically being in their school buildings. The decision for the river region of the San Juan School District (SJSD) not to physically return to school was made based on...
Schools throughout San Juan County, included pictured Monticello Elementary, will delay their start by two days
San Juan County School Board finalized plans ahead of the start of the academic school year later this month. Key items passed include 100 percent remote learning for students in the south part of the county for the start of the year. The district moved the first day of school for students from...
On June 4, the U.S. Senate approved a bill to settle longstanding water rights questions for the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation. Supporters hope the bill, if passed into law, would help extend drinking water to many of the isolated corners of San Juan County. It would transfer of up to 81,500...

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