• Coalition of environmental groups says it plans to sue over approval of new permits for the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine.
  • Directors of the Navajo Transitional Energy Company give go-ahead for seeking an ownership interest in the Four Corners Power Plant.

  • Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye declares December 14th through 19th as Suicide Prevention Week.
  • New Mexico is implementing tough new measures to battle DWI crimes.

  • One hundred seventy-seven people enjoy a free Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Barnabas Church in Cortez.
  • Teec Nos Pos chapter house on the Navajo Nation is scheduled for some major improvements.

  • Study shows that community costs of excessive drinking are especially high in Colorado and New Mexico.
  • Visitors will soon be paying more to camp in Colorado’s State Parks.
  • EPA says water sent to Navajo Nation farmers after Gold King Mine spill met federal and tribal standards for livestock and irrigation.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. David Weindorf, Associate Dean for Research at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University, about his studies on the mine waste sediments from the Gold King Mine that were spilled into the Animas River, and his recent appearance before a U.S. Senate subcommittee to report his findings.

San Juan Citizens Alliance

The Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine were recently evaluated in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement that has raised more questions about the environmental, socioeconomic, and health issues related to the coal-fired power plant and how it affects nearby populations, especially the Diné.

Diné Food Sovereignty

Apr 24, 2014
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The Diné Policy Institute was established as a research institute to mesh Western research practices with traditional Navajo values. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with James McKenzie, Director of the Diné Policy Institute, about their latest initiative that is focused on food sovereignty for the Diné people.