Local News


A new public health emergency order goes into effect Monday on the Navajo Nation.


Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, N.M., has received $12 million from the philanthropist MacKenzie Scott as part of her multi-billion-dollar giving campaign this year. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Kitchens all over the Southwest this time of year are filled with the irresistible scent of tamales steaming on the stove.

This Earth Note originally aired on KNAU December 25th, 2019.


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep through the Hopi villages at an alarming rate. Health officials worry the high numbers of infections could overwhelm the reservation’s limited medical facilities. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

AP, file

Officials on the Navajo Nation are urging residents to remain steadfast in preventing the spread of the coronavirus amid the holidays.