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Our Community

Found among rolling hills in the heart of Black Mountain, you’ll find the partially wooded, mesa country place known as Piñon. With a population nearing 2,000, we are a census-designated area located in Navajo County, Arizona, in the land of the Navajo Nation.

Piñon is a place of enchantment. It is sacred land. It is the place we call “home.” Originally named Be’ek’id Baa’ Ahoodzání , or Hole in the Lake, this remote outpost is populated by the Diné, or Navajo people. Taking its modern name of Piñon from the pine nut harvested from the wild, plentiful pine trees of this region, you will find a proud yet humble people. We are a small community and we are a family.

Local Business

Despite our small size and remote location, Piñon offers basic services to its residents. We have rounded up the information of our local businesses for your convenience. Just over an hour’s drive away is Chinle, Arizona, where you will find more shopping opportunities and a wider selection of amenities.

Pizza Edge
Home of “the best hot wings!”
Indian Route 4
Piñon, AZ 86510
(928) 725-3535
Bashas'
BIA Route 4 & BIA Route 41
Piñon, AZ 86510
(928) 725-3476
   
Conoco
Indian Route 4
Piñon, AZ 86510
 (928) 725-3102
 

 

Medical Facilities

 

Medical Clinics

Piñon Health Center
PO Box 10
Piñon, AZ 86510
(928) 725-3220
Chinle Comprehensive Health Center
Hwy 191 Hospital Turnoff
Chinle, AZ
(928) 674-7011

Nearest Hospitals

Keams Canyon Memorial Hospital
1 Main St
Keams Canyon, AZ  86034
(520) 737-6000
Sage Memorial Hospital
Sage, AZ
(928) - 755 4500

 

Community Resources

Kayenta Community Library
U.S. 163
Kayenta, AZ 86033
(928) 697-5563

 
Community Awareness

Native American Clan Groups

For your convenience, we put together a document listing the Native American clan groups. You may download a copy to keep on-hand.

Dine Culture Teaching

Please join us for our Dine Culture Teaching on December 8 and 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This event is open to everyone, and we look forward to your participation. For more information check out this flyer.

Severe Weather

Severe weather can strike without warning. When it does, it is essential to remember critical safety tips to ensure you and your family are free from harm. The National Weather Service offers these crucial safety tips for surviving severe weather.

  • Develop a safety plan: It is of utmost importance that you know where you will go in the event of inclement weather, and how long it will take you to get there. Your plan should allow you enough time.
  • Postpone activities: If the forecast calls for thunderstorms, consider postponing activities to avoid any potentially dangerous situations.
  • Monitor the weather: There are certain signs of a thunderstorm forming such as darkening skies, lightning flashes, and increasing winds. Looking out for these will keep you from being caught in a storm.
  • Avoid open areas: In the event of lightning, lightning will tend to strike the tallest object in the area. This is why it is extremely important to stay away from isolated objects such as tall trees, towers, or utility poles.
  • Stay away from metal conductors: While metal may not attract lightning, it can travel long distances through it. It is best to stay away from wires and fences.
  • Get to a safe place: In the event of a thunderstorm, it is critical that you get to a safe place. The saying goes, “When thunder roars, go indoors.” If you hear even the distant rumble of thunder, get to an enclosed building, one with wiring and plumbing if possible. If you cannot find an enclosed building, a hard-topped metal vehicle will do, just be sure to close all the windows. You should stay in this for at least 30 minutes past the last rumble of thunder.