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Osage News hires new Sports Writer

Ya'ah'teeh (Hello). I am Sunnie Clahchischiligi from Teec Nos Pos, Ariz., a very small town on the Navajo Reservation. I am the new sports writer for the Osage News. For the past two and a half years I was the sportswriter for The Navajo Times in Window Rock, Ariz., covering everything from high school basketball to PGA golfers. Before the Times I was a sports intern at the Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune, Sports Illustrated Magazine in New York City, The Santa Fe (N.M.) New Mexican, a news/cops intern at The Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal and the St. Cloud (M.N.) Times. I am also a 2008 graduate of the University of New Mexico with dual Bachelor’s degrees in print journalism and speech pathology. I have been a Phoenix Suns fan since my father took to me to my very first game.I'm often asked about my last name so in short, in the Navajo language it means “Lefty with Curly Hair”, it is the description of my great-grandfather. I thank you for having me and I look forward to splashing some more color onto the pages of the Osage News.