Monument Valley / Oljato

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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Monument Valley High Class of 2022 Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 27 at 2:00 pm
Royalty from the 2022 Miss Monument Valley High School Pageant pictured from left to right: Miss Congeniality Naima Goodman, second runner-up Dawnae Yazzie, Miss Monument Valley High School Sloane Sheppard, and first runner-up Chalyishia Tsosie. Photo Courtesy Miss Western Navajo
Freshman Sloane Sheppard was named Miss Monument Valley High School at the school’s annual pageant on Saturday, March 26. First runner-up was awarded to senior Chalyishia Tsosie, while second runner-up goes to sophomore Dawnae Yazzie, and Miss Congeniality to sophomore Naima Goodman. Contestants...
The Monument Valley Post Office has a new temporary home in Building D of the Wel- come Center. It is planned to move the Post Office to the new Oljato Chapter house when it is built. Larry Lloyd photo
Monument Valley Post Office finds a new home in the Monument Valley Welcome Center. After years of service, a December windstorm left the old Monument Valley Post Office in terrible shape.  Since that time an agreement was reached with the Navajo Nation and arrangements were made for the post...
A resident of Monument Valley has opened a new community center in August to provide support to her community. The TséBii’Ndzisgaii Community Center opened earlier this year under the direction of 24-year-old Shandiin Herrera. Herrera grew up in Monument Valley, UT and graduated from Monument...
A resident of Monument Valley opened a new community center in August to provide support to her community. The Tsé Bii’ Ndzisgaii Community Center was opened earlier this year under the direction of 24-year-old Shandiin Herrera. Herrera grew up in Monument Valley, Utah, and graduated high school...
Utah State University Blanding plans to build a new facility in Monument Valley. An estimated 68 percent of the student body at USU Blanding is Native American. Many of those Indigenous students travel daily from the Navajo Nation to Blanding for courses. Some students attend remote classes in the...
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...

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