Kayenta Earth Week 2018

Kayenta Township designated this past week earth week, and I must say that the community of Kayenta pulled it off. Altogether the community of Kayenta gathered 60 Cubic Yards of Trash!

 

 

Trash was collected:

  • North of Laguna Creek Bridge on US Highway 163
  • Heading east out of Kayenta on US Highway 160
  • South on BIA Route N591
  • West of Kayenta on US Highway 160

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to thank the following organizations for helping out with this effort and making this possible for Kayenta.

  • Community Members of Kayenta
  • The Teachers of Kayenta Unified School District
  • Kayenta Township
  • ADOT
  • Kayenta Fire Department
  • Blue Coffee Pot
  • The Kayenta Chapter

JoDonna Hall- Ward proud owner of Blue Coffee Pot and a Kayenta Township Commissioner helped tremendously with her 40oz bottle recycling that she puts together every year.

 

 

Altogether with her efforts she was able to collect 23,033 40oz bottles. That translates to $1,151.65 of her own money that she put up to get rid of this eye sore in the community of Kayenta. The Kayenta Township is currently assisting with the hauling and disposal fees of these 40oz bottles in White Mesa, Utah with an additional estimated cost of $2000.00.

 

 

 

I truly believe we banned together as a community and made Kayenta better for our community members and visitors from all over the world. I sincerely hope that we all take pride in our community and take a sense of ownership of Kayenta that we call home. Thank you to all who came out and assisted with “Earth Week” here in Kayenta and making this week one for the books.

Ahehee!

Gabriel Yazzie – Kayenta Town Manager

 

Official Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance Reception for Uranium Workers in Shiprock, N.M., on Oct. 26

Denver, Colo. (Oct. 13, 2017) – Cold War Patriots (CWP), a membership organization providing recognition and resources to the nuclear weapons and uranium worker community by connecting them with the cash compensation and health care they have earned, will host an exclusive event to honor workers in Shiprock, N.M., on Oct. 26.

Monday, Oct. 30 has been designated the 9th Annual National Day of Remembrance for nuclear weapons workers by the U.S. Senate. The event in Shiprock observes the Day of Remembrance and is open to all Sandia, LANL and uranium workers, their family members and friends.

Cold War Patriots’ Official National Day of RemembranceTM Reception Thursday, Oct. 26

1-3 p.m. (refreshments will be served) Shiprock Chapter House

Hwy. 64, Milepost 23 Shiprock, NM 87420

The official Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance is the brainchild of former nuclear weapons worker Janine Anderson from Oak Ridge, Tenn. “Janine recognized that we needed a day to honor and remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their health – and in many cases their lives – to keep America safe,” says Tim Lerew, CWP Chairperson.

With the help of CWP and her local congressmen, Anderson launched a campaign in April 2009, gathering petitions from across the country that asked the U.S. Senate to designate Oct. 30 as the official National Day of Remembrance.

“Janine worked tirelessly to make sure the Day of Remembrance happened, but unfortunately she didn’t live to see her dream come to fruition,” says Lerew.

Anderson passed away on May 2, 2009, from cancer caused by her years of service at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Just 18 days after her death, the U.S. Senate approved the resolution for which Anderson had fought so hard. Every year since, CWP has carried Anderson’s torch, asking for and getting congressional approval declaring Oct. 30 as the National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers.

To learn more about CWP’s National Day of Remembrance, go to https://www.coldwarpatriots.org/legislative/ndor/.

About Cold War Patriots (CWP)

Cold War Patriots (CWP) is a division of Professional Case Management (PCM), which provides specialized in-home healthcare services to nuclear weapons and uranium workers. CWP is a membership organization providing recognition and resources to the nuclear weapons and uranium worker community by connecting them with the cash compensation and health care they have earned. CWP, the first national association to connect workers with benefits, does this work for free on behalf of its members nationwide. Visit www.coldwarpatriots.org or call 888-903-8989 for more information.

Cold War Patriots Traveling Remembrance Quilt Exhibit on display in Shiprock, July 13 – July 23

DENVER, COLO. (June 29, 2017) – Cold War Patriots (CWP), a community resource and advocacy group that helps nuclear weapons and uranium workers and their families get the recognition, compensation and health care they have earned, honors former uranium workers with its Remembrance Quilt Experience, a traveling tribute to the men and women who worked in the nuclear weapons and uranium industries. The exhibit is being showcased at only a few select locations across the country, and will be available on limited engagement in Shiprock from July 13 to July 23 at the Shiprock Chapter House.

In addition, a private reception for former uranium workers and their families will be held at the Shiprock Chapter House on July 13 at 10 a.m. This reception will feature a special presentation about the exhibit and includes refreshments. Former uranium workers or their family members can call 888-903-8989 to obtain a free ticket.

The centerpiece of the exhibit experience is a spectacular quilt fashioned in the shape of a magnificent American flag that is three times the size of a typical flag. The quilt features over 1,250 fabric squares hand-printed with the name of a former worker, their years of service and the facility where they worked.

An interactive kiosk presenting a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the atomic weapons program in the U.S., profiles of the men and women who made it possible, and the massive industrial process that made up the nuclear weapons program are also included. CWP Chairperson Tim Lerew says the Remembrance Quilt Experience offers a glimpse inside a chapter of U.S. history that is shrouded in mystery.

“The exhibit honors these brave men and women who did their part to keep America free, and it’s not available anywhere else,” says Lerew. “The quilt is a symbol that preserves the legacy of these dedicated individuals who worked in secrecy – and often in harm’s way – to ensure the safety of our nation by building our nuclear arsenal,” says Lerew. “Through this traveling exhibit, we’re able to pay tribute to these men and women who were on the front-lines of this important – yet often unrecognized – chapter in our nation’s history.”

CWP collected the quilt squares throughout 2011, and since then the quilt has been temporarily displayed at select locations across the country, including the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Department of Labor. A CWP volunteer spent 300 hours over the course of a year to sew the squares together with 1,000 hand-tied bows.

To learn more about the history and significance of the Cold War Patriots Remembrance Quilt Experience, visit: www.coldwarpatriots.org/quilt.

About Cold War Patriots (CWP)

Cold War Patriots (CWP) is a community resource and advocacy group and the nation’s strongest and most sustained voice to advocate for worker benefits. CWP helps former nuclear weapons and uranium

workers get the recognition, compensation and care they have earned. CWP, the first national association to connect workers with benefits, does this work for free on behalf of its more than 40,000 members. Visit www.coldwarpatriots.org or call 888-903-8989 for more information.

Concession Application for the 2017 Kayenta 4th of July Rodeo

Food / Arts and Craft Booth is available for Concession.

Maximum of 8 spaces available Fee $500.00

FOOD BOOTH

SUNDAY, JULY 02, 2017 – 8:00 am – closing

MONDAY, JULY 03, 2017 – 8:00 am – closing

TUESDAY, JULY 04, 2017 – 8:00 am – closing

Download application here: http://kayentatownship-nsn.gov/Home/PDF/concession_rodeo_2017.pdf

 

Ceremonies abound in early May at Coconino Community College

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (April 17, 2017) – As April zooms past, Coconino Community College is gearing up for the busiest time of the spring semester.

The month of May is when the spring semester wraps up and CCC hosts three ceremonies to recognize its students and newest graduates.
The first ceremony that will be taking place that week at CCC is the Student Awards Ceremony. The Student Awards Ceremony is held once a year to honor students who have reached high levels of academic achievement. It will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will be at CCC’s Lone Tree Campus Commons.
The next day, Thursday, May 11, CCC hosts its Nursing Pinning Ceremony to honor the graduates of its nursing program. The ceremony will take place at the CCC Lone Tree Campus Commons from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The last event taking place is the Spring Commencement Ceremony. The Commencement Ceremony is held once a year to honor CCC’s newest graduates. Graduates will be receiving certificates or diplomas for Associate Degrees. Speakers will include student graduates Kevin Scholler and Rita Schreiner, CCC’s Part-Time Faculty of the Year, Andy Allen and Full-Time Faculty of the Year, Alan Petersen. It will take place on Friday, May 12, 2017, and will begin at 1 p.m. at CCC’s Lone Tree Campus Commons.
About Coconino Community College
Student success is the heart and purpose of Coconino Community College. CCC provides affordable tuition and a wide variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with nearly 50 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields including nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business. The award-winning CCC2NAU program provides an innovative way to smooth a student’s path toward a bachelor’s degree at Northern Arizona University with tailored advisement and institutional collaboration, including access to amenities at NAU.
Since 1991, CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County. CCC has helped create the region’s skilled workforce, which is improving overall health, safety and the economy in the region. Today, CCC serves more than 7,500 students per year with two campuses in Flagstaff.

CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including Williams, the Grand Canyon/Tusayan, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia, Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 25 percent of CCC’s students are Native American learners.