Category Archives: Navajoland

Design for DIY Monkey Rings

I recently visited an amazing wooden playground system in Pleasant Grove UT.  One of the smaller attractions is a structure that hold a series of 4 circular monkey rings.  It is approximately 5′ in all 3 dimensions. The vertical supports … Continue reading

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“On the Road” to the Scenic Cove Chapter, Navajo Nation

The Navajo city of Shiprock, which sits astride the San Juan River, is an arid, dusty community located in the northwest corner of New Mexico.  Its namesake is a majestic volcanic monolith (neck)  located just to the west.   Shiprock … Continue reading

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More Swing Sets for the Northern Navajo Nation

Last week, a friend and I (with the help of locals) installed and repaired swing sets in the northern Navajo Nation. On Monday, we assembled and installed a 4-seat, double-wide swing set at a small park located adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Laureate Visits Montezuma Creek’s Navajo Schools

On April 1st, Dr. Lars Peter Hansen, 2013 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, dropped by for a short visit at Whitehorse High School and Montezuma Creek Elementary, both in Montezuma Creek, Utah.   At the high school, he spent time with … Continue reading

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Lars Peter Hansen: My Visits to Elementary Schools

by Lars Peter Hansen, PhD My brother Roger [web host for TRW] is doing considerable work in the northern region of the Navajo Nation, located near the Four Corners of the southwestern USA.  He asked if could talk to students … Continue reading

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A Playground for St. Christopher’s Mission, Bluff, Utah

Behind one of its historic buildings, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Mission in Bluff UT has a large rectangular area that the resident priest–Father Red Stevens–is developing into a playground area for the local Navajo residents and visiting church groups from around … Continue reading

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Annabelle Crank: Navajo Rug Weaver Extraordinaire

I first met Annabelle Crank several years ago while working with colleagues to bring indoor water and power to her very isolated home on the southern slopes of Navajo Mountain.  To get to her place you have to make several … Continue reading

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