Morning Rundown: Tuesday, July 13

 Morning Rundown: Tuesday, July 13

It’s Tuesday, July 13. State flags will fly at half-staff today to commemorate Jeff Piechura and Matthew Miller — the two men died in a plane crash Saturday while fighting a fire near Wikieup. The Cedar Basin Fire is now 75% contained. 

Navajo Council Member Calls For Adjustment Of Water Resources Amid Shortage 

Several chapters on the Navajo Nation endured water shortages late last month due to low water levels and a shutdown from the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, according to Council Delegate Elmer Begay. 

Among the communities in northeastern Arizona were the Dilkon and Teesto chapters. Begay says the NTUA shut area waterlines down to refill the supply. He adds it’s the result of long-lasting area drought and says he’s asked the tribal water department to consider pausing commercial water leases to construction companies to further protect residential use. 

“I believe that through traditional methodology, in…

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