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‘We are celebrating, not protesting anything’

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While America took a day off to celebrate the so-called founding day of Christopher Columbus, Mervyn Tilden, an local activist, took part in coordinating the “Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2015” event held at the Gallup’s Cultural Center on Oct.12.

Approximately 20 supporters joined him as they spoke historically about the significance of the day.

“There should be called a federal holiday called, ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ and that’s why we went out and we showed the world that we have a voice still and we will not celebrate or honor anyone that has processed genocide, allowed the killing of our people, the plunder of our resources.,” he said. “We are here to say, we...

Former bail bondsman busted for trafficking

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A five month long, joint investigation between McKinley County Sheriff's Office and the F.B.I. resulted in the arrest of former bail bondsman Billie Cotton. MCSO lead narcotics investigator Pat Salazar said the the arrest and search warrants were served at Cotton's home on 404 Zane St. 6:45 am Monday morning.

"We found six stolen firearms and three altered firearms," he said.

Salazar said the altered firearms were immediately taken into evidence, but adding a silencer or altering a gun to make it to fire faster are common modifications.

Cotton, 58, was booked into the McKinley County Adult Detention Center for trafficking and federal gun charges. He's currently being held in federal...

BREAKING NEWS: Woman's body found in field

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Gallup Police Department responded to a call about a woman found unconscious in a field, north of Magic Car Wash on West Jefferson Avenue Wednesday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An official from the Office of the Medical Investigator arrived on scene to investigate the death. GPD Capt. and spokesman Rick White said based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that that no foul play was involved and she died sometime during that night.

The Native American woman was sleeping on a tarp and was covered with a blanket when a woman from a nearby homeless encampment discovered her body. Police arrived on the scene, shortly before 7:30 am.

White said the woman had no...

Service or Comfort dog?

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Veteran and pooch refused service

A local veteran said he was denied service from a local eatery because the owner would not allow him to bring his service Chihuahua dog into the restaurant.

Phillip Ramirez, Jr., along with his daughter, son, and niece, said they were denied service from Garcia’s Sunset Grill on Sept. 27 after he was told by the owner, Carlos Garcia, that his service dog, Bunny, was not allowed in the restaurant as Garcia believed the dog to be a pet.

“I was in disbelief about what happened, I couldn’t belief that this took place in our community,” said Ramirez, a 23-year veteran of the National Guard who reportedly suffers from Post Traumatic Stress...

Indian Ed spending called into question

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Superintendent still in limbo

During the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education’s regular meeting Oct. 5, the board addressed recent media reports calling into question the Indian Education Committee’s spending at various casinos.

“We’ve never been cited for misuse of funds or abuse of funds,” Indian Education Committee President Monica Yazzie said. “We have components in place that justifies our spending for our Native American children. We follow policy procedures under Navajo Nation and Gallup McKinley Schools for our travel and how we utilize our funding.”

According to Priscilla Manuelito, Board of Education secretary, funds used at casinos were...

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