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Gold King Mine spill reaching Lake Powell Wednesday, Aug. 12

PRESS RELEASE: Officials provide update on water contamination in San Juan County FARMINGTON, N.M. – Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) on Saturday, attended a public meeting at the Famirngton Civic Center in which New Mexico State Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn, State Engineer Tom […]

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority monitoring water systems due to Gold King Mine spill

According to NTUA Deputy General Manger Rex Kontz, the https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7xhIWpNuJXiTmllNlI5WGRvRzhubHBqclphcUVSQ3otZGw4/view?usp=sharing water system from Farmington to Beclabito is not impacted. He said all NTUA water systems along that route are fed from a different system isolated from the San Juan River. This alternate system is also part of another larger water storage system. Authorities estimate that […]

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority says power for 300 families with purchase of Rocky Mt Power

NAVAJO COUNCIL’S NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE DEBATING LEGISLATION 0122-15: An Action Relating To The Resources and Development Committee, Naa’bik’iyati’ Committee and the Navajo Nation Council; Accepting Agreements Between the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and Pacificorp And Acknowledging the Satisfaction and Termination of a Letter of Agreement Between the Predecessor of Pacificorp and the Navajo Nation SPONSOR, DELEGATE […]

Navajo Council Resources & Development Committee recommends $1.6 million for local government officials to Naabik’iyati Committee

The Navajo Council’s Resources & Development Committee is still meeting. Without debate, the RDC approved three pieces of Legislation that involved reappointment of Raymond J. Holgate, Belinda P Eriacho, and Sidney B. Dietz to serve on the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Board. The three are Legislation 0364-14; 0365-14, and 0366-14. RDC goes to LEGISLATION 0373-14: […]

RDC approves Sheep Springs chapter to be Tooh Haltsooi Chapter

Navajo Council Resources & Development Committee now on LEGISLATION 0164-14Legislation 0164-14: An Act relating to Resources and Development; approving the granting of a Right-of-Way to Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to construct, operate and maintain the “Kayenta IHS gas line” located on Navajo Nation trust lands within Kayenta Township Project (Navajo County, Arizona) Sponsor: Hon. Katherine […]

“We don’t operate with gun to head.”

Navajo Council Resources & Development Committee continues debating $4.1 million and now the debate includes work session which would require Tabling $4.1 million. RDC MEMBER LEONARD TSOSIE We don’t operate with gun to head. I thought we were on same page. I don’t know where he is going to change. This is big investment and […]

Proposed Navajo Nation Energy Policy headed to Council

Greetings Relatives/Frens, I received a text from Farmington Daily Times news reporter Noel Smith that as she was looking for proposed Navajo Nation Council legislation on Council Delegate Katherine Benally’s $220 million bond, she came across another proposed Council legislation that we have both been tracking – the Navajo Nation Energy Policy. For those of […]

Navajo Council standing committees & Energy Development

The Navajo Nation Council’s Naa’biki’yati’ Committee meets on Thursday, 9-12-13 , at 10 am in the Council chamber and among their proposed agenda items is a report from the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority “regarding energy development.” NTUA met with members of Resources & Development Committee at the KPMG office in Albuquerque today, 9-10-13, to discuss […]