Laurel Morales http://kccu.org en Forget The Heels: What It Takes To Be Miss Navajo http://kccu.org/post/forget-heels-what-it-takes-be-miss-navajo The Miss Navajo contest is not your typical beauty pageant. Instead of swimsuits and high heels, you get turquoise and moccasins. One of the talent competitions is butchering sheep, and speaking Navajo is a must.<p>The Navajo Nation will crown this year's winner on Saturday night. It's sweltering during the competition, and throngs of people have gathered under a giant tent where some small campfires burn. The smoky cedar masks the smell of raw mutton while young women work in teams. Sat, 08 Sep 2012 09:58:00 +0000 Laurel Morales 19063 at http://kccu.org Forget The Heels: What It Takes To Be Miss Navajo Tensions Rise With Plan To Flood Grand Canyon http://kccu.org/post/tensions-rise-plan-flood-grand-canyon The Colorado River is about to run wild through the Grand Canyon again — at least a couple of times a year.<p>For almost five decades, the Glen Canyon Dam on the mighty Colorado in northern Arizona has caused many of the beaches downriver to slowly erode. Many have disappeared altogether.<p>The Interior Department hopes to change that. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:10:00 +0000 Laurel Morales 15184 at http://kccu.org Tensions Rise With Plan To Flood Grand Canyon