By Jenny Kane
Since then, a skate park committee formed and raised some money, but it's not clear how much.
What stalled the relatively inexpensive venture funded by the Navajo Shiprock Chapter House, and who is in charge of it now, also is not clear.
The only evidence of progress so far is a sign in a barren lot reading, "Future Site... Shiprock Skate Park." The sign is handwritten and posted on a telephone pole, just slightly larger than the one above reading, "high voltage."
Early Friday, those locals who still are holding the chapter house to its promise gathered under the sign in Shiprock near U.S. Highway 64 just before embarking on an unprecedented trip across the reservation.
They will bike, skate and drive segments of the mission, with help from several youth advocate organizations from around the state.
The Four Corners Monument, Tuba City, Canyon de Chelly, and Lukachukai are among their stops. They will end up back in Shiprock on Wednesday.