Tribes united on restoring Bears Ears

During a Natural Resources committee hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C., local Native American tribes voiced unanimous opposition to a bill that replaces Bears Ears National Monument with two...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slain teen suffered at ‘hands of a monster,’ sheriff says

A 13-year-old boy whose body was found buried off a rural highway in New Mexico had endured years of abuse that included being locked for hours inside a dog kennel, authorities said Tuesday. Santa...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes blast House committee over testimony ploy

The Ute Mountain Ute tribal council has rejected congressional testimony made by a tribal member supporting a bill to replace Bears Ears National Monument with two smaller monuments. Suzette Morris...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Southwest water dispute reaches the Supreme Court

Southern New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley is like an island: a fertile patchwork of farm fields and groves of pecan trees surrounded by the brown Chihuahuan Desert. For Mesilla Valley farmers, the...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores couple publishes Southwestern folk-art crime thriller

A Dolores couple have published a new book that weaves together Southwest folklore, a mysterious murder and the criminal underworld of art theft. “The Mystery of the Weeping Friar,” by DJ Park, was...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups record voting rights abuses against Native Americans

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don’t speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites. Native Americans say they have encountered a wide range...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver eludes officers in stretch from Cortez to Shiprock

A vehicle traveling more than 100 mph blasted through Cortez, Towoac and Shiprock on Sunday afternoon, according to local law enforcement. No crashes or injuries were reported, but drivers reported...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cities seem inevitable; why save the small town?

Editor’s note: This story is part of the State of Change project, produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network. The old mine isn’t far from downtown. After nearly a century carving...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify decapitated body found in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE — Police in Albuquerque have identified a decapitated body found in the Four Hills area. Authorities say 39-year-old Andra Willis of Tohajiilee, a Navajo community west of the city,...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

A year after girl killed, Navajo Nation will get alert system

ALBUQUERQUE — More than a year after a Native American girl was killed and her tribe was criticized for not having an alert system in place when children go missing, the Navajo Nation has signed a...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI seeks potential sex abuse victims on reservation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The FBI is casting a wide net for potential victims of sexual abuse by a man who lives on a remote Arizona reservation world-renowned for its blue-green waterfalls. Fydel Jones...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribal coalition, environmentalists filing suits over monuments

SALT LAKE CITY – President Donald Trump’s rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to take the fight to...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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