The Navajo Nation has reported fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19 each day for over a month, a sign that the pandemic may be letting up there. But life on the reservation has not begun to return to normal as quickly as in surrounding states. 

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KSJD’s Veteran’s Affairs has returned from a brief hiatus with an update on how local veterans are doing during the coronavirus pandemic and with a preview of this year’s Montezuma Stand Down For Veterans. 

KSJD Local Newscast - July 30, 2020

Jul 30, 2020

Historically Navajos have lived off the land. But decades of assimilation, forced relocation and dependence on federal food distribution programs changed that.

Navajo farmer Tyrone Thompson is on a mission to help people return to their roots. He's even taken to social media to teach traditional farming techniques.

In a recent video he demonstrates how to layer organic matter to turn dry clay into rich fertile soil.

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After the coronavirus upended spring semesters and graduation ceremonies, the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District has been working to safely reintroduce students and staff to the classroom this fall.