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Part II: Fighting fire from the air, Forrest Towne explores aviation in his wildland fire career

Fighting fires. Sucking smoke. Working hard in an inferno of heat. You’ve been on assignment for four days and you have 10 more to go. You’re ready for a hot shower and solid food, you’re tired. But you’re still smiling. You’re a wildland firefighter.

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Fighting fire from the air: Charlene Becenti sees fire from another perspective with Navajo Helitack

Naabaahii. Warrior. Fighter. Firefighter. In the Navajo culture, a warrior is a person who brings everything to the fight – mind, body and spirit. They are unstoppable, are male and female and are still seen in our world today.

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Northern Arizona mayor John Moore announces run for state representative

John Moore, mayor of Williams, Arizona, will be shaking a few more hands this election season after announcing his run Oct. 7 for the U.S. House of Representatives under Arizona District 1.

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Last coal pile burns at Navajo Generating Station as plant prepares to go offline

The closure of the power plant was in part because of the low cost of natural gas compared to coal.

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Navajo Generating Station set to decommission in four phases within next five years

According to Joe Frazier, plant manager at Navajo Generating Station (NGS), once decommission is complete, 90 percent of NGS will be recycled or reused, including its concrete.

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Western Jr. Rodeo Association wraps up 2019 season

For the last five months competitors between the ages of 55555 have followed the WJRA circuit with the hopes of winning buckles, saddles and titles.

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Western Navajo Nation Fair, Tuuvi Gathering kick off Oct. 10 and 12

Food, fun, rodeo, carnival, pageant, parade and more

Dancers and vendors from across the Navajo and Hopi nations will come together to celebrated both events and enjoy rides, food and visiting with family and friends.

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Navajo-Hopi Observer editor wins Associated Press, NAU journalism award

Katherine Locke has had a busy six years.

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Tuba City roper Shilah Williams shares journey to Jr. National Finals Rodeo

Shilah Williams’ dark hair swirled around her shoulders and her chocolate brown eyes smiled shyly as she introduced her horse, Sissy, who carried her to the 2018 Jr. National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December.

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez promises change, unity

Jonathan Nez, the newest and youngest Navajo Nation president, promised change and hope for his people during his inauguration Jan. 15 at Fort Defiance, Arizona.

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