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

Volume XXIX, Issue 6

Featured Stories

  • Unity Run reaches 20th anniversary
  • SOS Spring Program educates students
  • 3D Printing comes to the Ak-Chin Library
  • Spring Intersession March 9-13, 2015


Previous Issues

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

Volume XXVIII, Issue 23

In This Issue:
» Harrah's turns up Masik Tas with AJ Castillo
» Ak-Chin Library Jams out with Board Games
» November Community Meeting

Volume XXVIII, Issue 22

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin Police Department welcomes Clark, Odom and Perea
» Ultra Star celebrates 2nd anniversary
» Ak-Chin Veterans Celebration reaches 15th anniversary

Volume XXVIII, Issue 21

In This Issue:
» St. Francis of Assisi celebrates Feast Day 2014
» Fun at the 2014 Ak-Chin Employee Bash
» October Community Meeting Highlights

Volume XXVIII, Issue 20

In This Issue:
» Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino pushes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
» Alyssa Garcia passes on title of Miss Indian Arizona
» "Body, Mind and Spirit - Healthy in our Communities" Phoenix NARD parade theme

Volume XXVIII, Issue 19

In This Issue:
» NARD celebrates Native American culture
» 2014 Connect conference aims to foster business relationships
» Ak-Chin Cultural Resource group travels to Washington D.C. for NMAI anniversary

Volume XXVIII, Issue 18

In This Issue:
» THANK YOU ALYSSA RENE GARCIA - Ak-Chin hosts All Day Farewell Celebration; O'odham leaders give tributes
» St. Francis Mission School Grand Opening unveils building history
» Norbert floods Ak-Chin

Volume XXVIII, Issue 17

In This Issue:
» 2nd Anniversary Historic BIA Agent House
» August Community Meeting
» HopeKids and families enjoy fun Saturday at UltraStar
» Ak-Chin celebrates Jertson's dedicated years of service

Volume XXVIII, Issue 16

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin breaks ground on new Him-Dak Art Classroom
» Quail Run: The Future of Ak-Chin
» Is a Charter School coming to Ak-Chin? Topic of discussion for July's Community Gathering

Volume XXVIII, Issue 15

In This Issue:
» Ak-Chin Pavilion hosts "Riser," Bentley's first headliner tour
» Screening of "True Love" at UltraStar honors late Marine and actor
» Growth and expansion theme of July Community Meeting

Volume XXVIII, Issue 14

In This Issue:
» 4th of July Fun in the Sun
» Saint Kateri statue unveiled, feast held
» NABI crowns new Gold champions