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2008-07-21 18:00:27

The head of the Navajo Nation today appealed to President Bush to intervene to prevent the imminent shutdown of satellite communications for the Navajos' entire public safety network. The shutdown - affecting police, fire, medical and other emergency services for more than 250,000 Navajo spread over 27,000 square miles of territory in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah - is threatened for noon tomorrow by Princeton, NJ-based SES AMERICOM, which provides satellite communications for numerous...

2008-07-17 12:01:05

By Alysa Landry, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Jul. 17--SHIPROCK -- Cultural sensitivity and a focus on academics rank high on the list of characteristics parents and staff from Central Consolidated School District want to see in the next superintendent. About 20 people, including district staff, parents and school board members, gathered Wednesday at the Shiprock Board Room to brainstorm about issues and solutions in the search for a leader. "We need someone who can...

2008-07-04 09:00:23

PAGE, Ariz. -- The search continues for a man believed to have drowned near Lake Powell. The National Park Service said Thursday that they are searching an area near Piute Farms within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area for Benjamin Saltwater, 23, of Kayenta, Ariz. Saltwater disappeared on June 25 while swimming with friends on the San Juan River near the Navajo Reservation. The Navajo Nation Police Department is helping to coordinate river patrols in the search. (c) 2008 Deseret...

2008-07-01 21:00:16

By Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer The children getting off buses and running through the playgrounds of Edward Gonzales Elementary today aren't a mirage. Six weeks before the official first day of school, classes are resuming early for more than 3,500 students in 25 Albuquerque schools. Select classes will get an extra 25 days of school this year through the state's K-3 Plus, which adds classroom time to the 180-day academic calendar. Sixteen of those schools, including...

2008-06-27 09:03:03

By Bill Coates A major California utility plans to cut the switch on its share of electricity from a large coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona, citing a need to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power expects to stop drawing power from Navajo Generating Station in 11 years, when the power plant's lease with the Navajo Nation expires. A 2007 California state law requires utilities to move away from power sources that emit greenhouse gases....

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2008-06-18 06:05:00

The contamination of tomatoes with a rare strain of salmonella has led to the largest outbreak of food-borne illnesses since E. coli in spinach killed five and sickened hundreds almost two years ago. At least 277 people of all ages in 28 states and the District of Columbia have been sickened; 43 have been hospitalized. A nationwide recall of round, plum and Roma tomatoes has dealt a sharp blow to the $2.7 billion fresh-tomato market, costing the food industry tens of millions of dollars....

2008-06-17 09:00:32

By Geoffrey Fattah Deseret News A federal judge has given the managers of a Navajo nonprofit organization 10 days to hand over financial documents to the state of Utah or face contempt. During a hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell ordered the managers of the Utah Navajo Development Council to hand over financial documents or file a sworn declaration that the documents do not exist before 10 days, or she will find them in contempt. The ruling comes as Utah officials work to...

2008-01-08 09:01:00

By Ben Winslow, Stephen Speckman and Pat Reavy Deseret Morning News Poor weather conditions may have forced a bus to detour from its normal route before it rolled several times near Mexican Hat, San Juan County, killing nine people and injuring 20 others. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey said Corporate Transportation 'N Tours was investigating whether one of its buses taking a group of skiers from Telluride, Colo., to Phoenix was forced to take U.S. 163 Sunday night because of road...

2007-11-23 09:00:21

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and SHOW LOW, Ariz., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC., a national provider of high speed, high capacity broadband transport services primarily in suburban and rural market areas, and CellularOne of Arizona, the largest provider of cellular telephony and microwave broadband transport in the Four Corners region, today announced the creation of a joint marketing and engineering effort; partnering with the Navajo Nation to deliver the largest broadband and...

2007-10-16 15:00:40

GANADO, Ariz., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sage Memorial Hospital announced today that it expects its profitability to be near breakeven for FY2007. The breakeven results are attributed to Morgan and Associates' design and implementation of a turnaround plan, which offsets the $1.8 million loss projected earlier this year. "The leadership and efforts of Mr. Morgan, Mr. Razaghi and their dedicated team of professionals have saved our hospital from the brink of bankruptcy," stated Tomicita...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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