Navajo-Hopi Observer

Navajo-Hopi Observer

2717 N. Fourth St., Ste. 110
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
(928) 226-9696
(928) 226-1115 fax

A Western News&Info, Inc. publication.

About The Navajo-Hopi Observer

The weekly newspaper the Navajo-Hopi Observer contains tribal news, human interest stories, community events, sports, school and health related information for the Western Navajo tribe and all of the Hopi reservation. The geographical area the Observer covers is the northeast quadrant of Arizona. Each week 13,500 copies are delivered to this vast area with an estimated readership of over 30,000. The Observer is placed in trading posts, stores, schools, hospitals, restaurants and Chapter houses or tribal facilities. The Navajo-Hopi Observer is the primary news source for these reservation communities and is the only non-tribally controlled vehicle to address issues and concerns of many northern Arizona Native Americans.

Based in Flagstaff, AZ, the Observer also delivers to key areas around Flagstaff and other reservation border communities such as Winslow and Holbrook. Many merchants have found that the Observer provides and excellent way to reach this important market segment with their marketing message.

This unique newspaper, the Navajo-Hopi Observer is looked forward to by Native families when it is delivered every Wednesday Observer coverage spans approximately 7000 square miles on the Western Navajo and Hopi Reservations. We are proud of our unusual newspaper and strive to continually improve news and advertising content to this vast area.

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Key Personnel

General Operations

Debbie White-Hoel


Ryan Williams
Managing Editor


Katherine Locke


Robb Smart
Advertising Executive (Ext. 2)


Connie Freson
Advertising Executive


Gary Smathers
Graphics and Classifieds

Circulation Information

Zip Code Community Total



86004 Flagstaff-West 1,500
86016 Grey Mt./Hwy. 89 450
86020 Cameron 250
86030 Hotevilla 200
86033 Kayenta/Black Mesa/Tonalea 1,300
86034 Keams Canyon 350
86035 Leupp 275
86039 Kykotsmovi Village 400
86040 Page 450
86042 Polacca 300
86043 Second Mesa/Hopi 475
86044 Red Lake 150
86045 Tuba City/Moenkopi 4,400
86047 Winslow/Dilkon/Holbrook 800
86054 Shonto/Shungopovi 300
86503 Chinle 600
86505 Ganado 600
86510 Pinion 450
86515 Window Rock 600
86512 Sanders 190
  Mail 200
Total Distribution

Subscription Information

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Navajo-Hopi Observer
2224 E. Cedar, Suite 2
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

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Current Local News

Navajo-Hopi Observer RSS Feeds: Latest News

Renovations underway on Code Talker Dan Akee's home, more contributions needed


TUBA CITY, Ariz. - WW II veteran and Navajo Code Talker Dan Akee's wish to live in the home he built in the 1960s is coming true, slowly, with help from the community and Red Feather Development Group.

Navajo Nation and BIA sign Bennett Freeze agreement


NAATAANII AREA, Ariz. - Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez traveled to Black Falls Nov. 21 to sign an agreement between the Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to address development in the Bennett Freeze area.

Navajo Route 16 open near Naatsis'áán


NAATSIS'ÁÁN, UTAH - On Nov. 20 the community of Naatsis'áán, formerly known as Navajo Mountain, celebrated the completion of Navajo Route 16, which begins at Arizona Highway 98 and stretches for approximately 40 miles to Naatsis'áán Chapter and the community schools.

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