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San Juan County CEO Kim Carpenter hopes to lift restrictions on using the San Juan River by Sunday afternoon, he told about 160 people who packed the Nenahnezad Chapter House Saturday afternoon to hear an update on the Gold King Mine spill from tribal, state, county and federal officials.

As an ever-more-diluted plume of toxic mine waste made its way down the San Juan River toward Lake Powell Thursday, some of the tension between federal, state and tribal authorities seemed to be dissipating as well.

Calling the accidental release of three million gallons of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine “a heartbreaking situation for the EPA,” the agency’s administrator, Gina McCarthy, on Wednesday promised both an internal and independent investigation into what went wrong.

50 Years Ago: Burros, camels and the Navajo George Washington

Everyone – and the Navajo Times was serious about that – had a grand time at the Miss Navajo Chinle pageant held this week in Chinle.

Three people apply for chief justice position

The Navajo Supreme Court has received three applications by the July 31 deadline from people who want to be the Navajo Nation’s next chief justice.

Aside from his political duties as speaker of the Navajo Nation Council, LoRenzo Bates is a farmer and rancher, and he’s concerned about how the EPA-caused toxic spill from the Gold King Mine will impact his livelihood.

Supreme Court to hear sexual harassment appeal

The Navajo Supreme Court will hold oral arguments Tuesday on a case involving a Navajo police employee who filed a claim against her supervisor for sexual harassment.

Ducey, McCain to attend Code Talker event, will meet with tribal leaders

It’s not often that an Arizona delegation of state and congressional leaders visits the Navajo Nation and discusses Navajo issues with Navajo Nation leaders.

The toxic mine waste of heavy metals in the San Juan River, from an accident caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the Gold King Mine in Colorado, is an assault on Navajo culture and life.

Despite the early morning prayer offerings given by Shiprock farmer Earl Yazzie to save his fields of corn, squash, melon and cantaloupe, it seems it won’t be so.