NAVAJO - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NAVAJO News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Crews fighting Navajo blaze search for hot spots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58101437-68/fire-hot-navajo-spots.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58101437-68/fire-hot-navajo-spots.html.csp">Crews fighting Navajo blaze search for hot spots</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-22T20:29:02.741-06:00">Updated Jun 22, 2014 08:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albuquerque, N.M. • Hundreds of firefighters spent Sunday scouring steep and rugged terrain just east of the Arizona-New Mexico border for any hot spots left from a wildfire that has scorched more than 22 square miles of the Navajo Nation. Some pockets of pinon and juniper were still smoldering and flames were creeping along the interior of the Assayii (UH’-saw-he) Lake Fire. But many parts have started to cool down, giving crews a chance to mop up along the edges of the blaze. “They’re going t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581014372014-06-22T20:29:02.741-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-22T20:29:02.741-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58101437@www.sltrib.com Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:29:02 MDT Wildfire rages as Navajo communities evacuate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58075921-68/fire-associated-communities-naschitti.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58075921-68/fire-associated-communities-naschitti.html.csp">Wildfire rages as Navajo communities evacuate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T23:01:10.21-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 11:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Naschitti, N.M. • A wildfire that has forced the evacuations of Navajo communities in northwestern New Mexico has grown to more than 17 square miles. Fire officials say the Assayii Lake Fire is being fueled by fierce winds. There’s zero containment, and the gusts have hampered any effort to attack the flames directly. Fire spokeswoman Arlene Perea says parts of Naschitti and the nearby community of Sheep Springs have been evacuated and residents in other areas have been put on notice that they m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580759212014-06-16T23:01:10.21-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T23:01:10.21-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58075921@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:01:10 MDT Flags lowered to honor Navajo Code Talker Sidney Bedoni http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58051101-68/bedoni-code-navajo-flags.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58051101-68/bedoni-code-navajo-flags.html.csp">Flags lowered to honor Navajo Code Talker Sidney Bedoni</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T11:40:01.824-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 11:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Window Rock, Ariz. • Flags are flying at half-staff on the Navajo Nation in honor of another Code Talker. Sidney Bedoni died Sunday. He was 87. Bedoni enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 15, using a code based on the Navajo language that stumped the Japanese during World War II. Funeral services are scheduled next week in Winslow, with burial June 17 at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix. Bedoni is the second Code Talker to die in the past week. Chester Nez, one of the origina...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580511012014-06-10T11:40:01.824-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-10T11:40:01.824-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58051101@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:40:01 MDT Last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58028739-68/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58028739-68/story.csp">Last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers dies</a></h4>

By FELICIA FONSECA</span></span> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T19:26:02.124-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 07:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-US--Obit-Code Talker Nez, 4th Ld-Writethru,856 Last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers dies AP Photo NMFF301, NMALJ301, NMFF302, NMFF303, LA101, NMFF304, NMJS301, NMSAN201, AZTS203 Eds: New approach. Links new photos. With AP Photos. By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. • The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez’s primary weapon in World War II. Before hundreds of men from the Navajo Nation became Code Talkers, Nez and 28 others were re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58028739@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:26:02 MDT Chester Nez, last of original Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 93 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58027383-68/code-nez-navajos-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58027383-68/code-nez-navajos-war.html.csp">Chester Nez, last of original Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 93</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FELICIA FONSECA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T21:09:24.965-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 09:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flagstaff, Ariz. • The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died. Chester Nez, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Wednesday morning of kidney failure, said Judy Avila, who helped Nez write his memoirs. He was 93. Before hundreds of men from the Navajo Nation became Code Talkers, 29 Navajos were recruited to develop the code based on the then-unwritten Navajo language. Nez was in 10th grade when he enlisted, keeping his decision a secret from...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580273832014-06-04T21:09:24.965-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-04T21:09:24.965-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58027383@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:09:24 MDT