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

Volume XXIX, Issue 16

Featured Stories

  • Ak-Chin Indian Community announces Multi-Million Dollar Expansion of Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino
  • Country artist Jo Dee Messina and reggae band The Wailers headline The Lounge
  • AKC goes to the TSRA
  • Elements Event Center at UltraStar hosts Saturday Public Open House


Previous Issues

Volume XXVIII, Issue 15

In This Issue:
» Inaugural event for Elements is annual Gila River Youth conference
» Ak-Chin Elders enjoy San Diego trip
» Health Education and Community Events topics for July Community Meeting

Volume XXVIII, Issue 14

In This Issue:
» FLOTUS gathers with Tribal Youth
» Elements Event Center opens, UltraStar increases presence
» Community has grand line up for Independence Day

Volume XXVIII, Issue 13

In This Issue:
» OPEN FOR BUSINESS: UltraStar at Ak-Chin Circle celebrates opening of new retail store
» Guests stay cool at San Juan Feast
» Royce Manuel presents at June Gathering

Volume XXVIII, Issue 12

In This Issue:
» New Caesars CEO visits Ak-Chin
» Phoenix Mercury hoop it up on Farrell Road
» Ak-Chin Fire Department pins firefighters and awards recognitions

Volume XXVIII, Issue 11

In This Issue:
» Bishop Olmsted leads Confirmation at St. Francis
» Ak-Chin officers graduate from SALETCA
» May Community Meeting Highlights

Volume XXVIII, Issue 10

In This Issue:
» Mother's Day tea and fun at the B.I.A. House
» ACF and ACHE host 2nd annual stroke awareness event
» ACPD participates in Special Olympics Torch Run

Volume XXVIII, Issue 9

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin does the PHX 3 on 3 basketball tournament in downtown Phoenix
» Relay for Life 2015 celebration
» Earth Day, Ak-Chin style

Volume XXVIII, Issue 8

In This Issue:
» How are Ak-Chin Students doing in school?
» Ak-Chin Law Enforcement hosts annual Special Olympics bowling tournament
» Lisa Chavez selected First Attendant to Ms. Indian ASU, begins royalty duties

Volume XXVIII, Issue 7

In This Issue:
» Long life to Him-Dak: Ak-Chin celebrates re-Grand Opening of Him-Dak
» Happy 80th Birthday to Delphina Vasquez
» March Community meeting focuses on culture and recycling

Volume XXVIII, Issue 6

In This Issue:
» Unity Run reaches 20th anniversary
» SOS Spring Program educates students
» 3D Printing comes to the Ak-Chin Library

Volume XXVIII, Issue 5

In This Issue:
» STATE CHAMPIONS - Lady Rams complete Cinderella season with first ever Division II state championship
» Seeds of Change Gala reaches 10th Anniversary
» February Community Meeting

Volume XXVIII, Issue 4

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin partners with Maricopa for Domestic Violence shelter
» ASU student Lisa Chavez studies in Barcelona, Spain during winter break
» Hooping it up at Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Competition

Volume XXVIII, Issue 3

In This Issue:
» Super Bowl roars into Phoenix
» BBC Reporters in Arizona for Super Bowl, delve further into local culture surroundings
» New leadership of Antone and Lopez begins

Volume XXVIII, Issue 2

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin elects Ann Antone and Gabriel Lopez to Community Council
» President Obama visits Phoenix to discuss Housing Reform
» Sixty Ak-Chin members headed to "The Big Game"
» December's Community Meeting

Volume XXVIII, Issue 1

In This Issue:
» Three council candidates run for two seats in January 2015 election
» Santa makes a surprise visit to Ak-Chin
» 2014: A Year In Review
» Invasive Salt Cedar Plants on the Ak-Chin Community Lands

Volume XXVIII, Issue 24

In This Issue:
» 2014 Masik Tas celebrates traditions and diversity through entertainment
» Ak-Chin Southern Dunes welcomes Fred Couples
» Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino and Resort reaches 20th Anniversary 1994-2014