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Current Issue of the Ak-Chin O'odham Runner Newspaper

Volume XXVIII, Issue 8

Featured Stories

  • "A Union of Two Communities" - Him-Dak Celebration salutes 20 years of Harrah's & Ak-Chin
  • Ak-Chin elects Robert Miguel in Special Council Election
  • Aiming for a strike: Ak-Chin hosts tourney benefiting Special Olympics
  • Ice cream social ends Ak-Chin Education Department Tutoring Program


Previous Issues

Volume XXVII, Issue 7

In This Issue:
» Four Members Seek Council Vacancy in Special Election
» Council Updates
» March Community Meeting
» Unity Run makes stop in community

Volume XXVII, Issue 6

In This Issue:
» Peters crowned Miss Ak-Chin
» Best Practices in Indigenous Economic Development group visits Ak-Chin
» Council Updates

Volume XXVII, Issue 5

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin GED Graduates & Higher Education Students Celebrate Academic Achievements
» Carlyle shares travel overseas during February Community Gathering
» Council Updates

Volume XXVII, Issue 4

In This Issue:
» Valentine's Day a fun holiday for Community members
» Casa Grande's Cowboy and Indian Days celebrate culture, local heritage and rodeo
» BIA House hosts Elder ladies Valentine Tea

Volume XXVII, Issue 3

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin represents at O'odham Wapkial Ha:Tas
» Ak-Chin and UltraStar host Super Tailgate Party
» January Community Meeting
» Maricopa Democrats honor Ak-Chin Indian Community

Volume XXVII, Issue 2

In This Issue:
» Carlyle retains seat while Narcia gets a second stint
» A final address from former Councilman Gabriel Lopez
» Ak-Chin Council election and inauguration scenes...

Volume XXVII, Issue 1

In This Issue:
» Carlyle, Lopez look to retain seats while Narcia and Vincent seek terms
» Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino celebrates Dunkin Donuts grand opening
» 2013 Year In Review

Volume XXVII, Issue 24

In This Issue:
» Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Major Partnership With Ak-Chin Indian Community
» Masik Tas Celebrates 25 Years of Ak-Chin Water Settlement

Volume XXVII, Issue 23

In This Issue:
» UltraStar reaches one year
» Runner Staff visits Navajo Times Newspaper
» News from the Ak-Chin Industrial Park Board

Volume XXVII, Issue 22

In This Issue:
» Topping Off celebration marks milestone for construction of Judicial Facility
» Chairman Louis Manuel, Jr. to be added to Wall of Success
» Ak-Chin Preschool hosts Fall Festival

Volume XXVII, Issue 21

In This Issue:
» St. Francis Feast celebrated
» October Community Meeting
» Ak-Chin projects highlighted during filming of Treatment Plants
» Ak-Chin Halloween activities

Volume XXVII, Issue 20

In This Issue:
» First Ak-Chin member to participate: Alyssa Garcia crowned Miss Indian Arizona
» Tuff Hedeman greets fans at UltraStar for Showdown Kickoff
» Ak-Chin students enjoy plenty of Intersession activities during Fall Break

Volume XXVII, Issue 19

In This Issue:
» Large turnout celebrates NARD
» Elders learn about healthy food choices at Dr. Time presentation
» Planning staff speak at Gathering
» 2013 Employee Bash

Volume XXVII, Issue 18

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin partners up for Scottsdale Showdown
» Ak-Chin Library Movie Club premieres films at UltraStar
» "Fill'er up" Ak-Chin Airport ready to offer fueling service
» Arizona Indian Gaming Association holds meeting in Ak-Chin

Volume XXVII, Issue 17

In This Issue:
» Renovated Oasis Lounge opens with holiday entertainment
» Him-Dak hosts 1 year anniversary for BIA House Renovation Project
» New State of Indian Country Arizona report released
» Completely full house at Ak-Chin Parent Meeting

Volume XXVII, Issue 16

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin Tribal Council members attend Obama visit to Phoenix
» Ak-Chin Elders visit Taos, New Mexico
» Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick tours UltraStar
» Ten students graduate from Ak-Chin GED Program in last eight months