Shiprock

Shiprock man sentenced to 30 years for Towaoc sex assault

A Shiprock man was sentenced this week by a Durango federal court for aggravated sexual assault near Towaoc in July. Merle Denezpi was sentenced Monday to serve 30 years in prison and 10 years on...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Toxic plants suspected of killing cows in region

SHIPROCK, N.M. – Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a dozen cows. At least 15...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Group walks miles to remember missing Native American women

RED VALLEY, Ariz. – A more than 100-mile walk along a Navajo Nation highway that sought to raise awareness of domestic violence and cases of missing and murdered women and girls has left organizers...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Code Talker’s life told in film

Sam Sandoval, the last surviving Navajo Code Talker from Shiprock, has much to say about his life, his tribe and justice. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Sandoval said, he enlisted to fight for...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds seek to dismiss New Mexico’s claims over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from the 2015 Gold King Mine waste spill...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation files $160 million claim over Gold King spill

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year’s mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

BLM walks out of Shiprock meeting

Bureau of Land Management personnel were heavily criticized Thursday for walking out of what was supposed to be a community meeting in Shiprock, New Mexico, to discuss the future of oil and gas...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shiprock run/walk will highlight mine spill aftermath

An 8-mile run/walk to raise awareness for the aftermath of the Gold King Mine spill will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, in Shiprock. The Gold King Mine Spill Resilience Run/Walk II begins after a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo farmers remain skeptical of river water

SHIPROCK – Along a dirt road near the San Juan River in the Navajo Nation, some fields are lush with corn, melons and alfalfa, but many others are filled with dry weeds. They are a reminder that...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM wants your feedback on energy project

A hundred-million-dollar project to build an electricity transmission line from northwestern New Mexico to southwestern Colorado has some residents on board and some still concerned. The federal...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Impoverished Native Americans in Shiprock rank third

FARMINGTON – A new report ranks Shiprock third in the nation in the percentage of Native Americans living below the poverty line.The U.S. Census Bureau’s report analyzed the 20 cities most...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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