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Work progressing at 66/Elizabeth in Indian Hills

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The construction work being done at the intersection of Historic Highway 66 and Elizabeth Street is connected to the bigger Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, officials said.

Gallup Water and Sanitation Director Dennis Romero said the work is directly related to Reach 27.6, saying the reach brings water from the Gamerco...

New NHA Board selects officers

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Approves 90 new homeowners

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On June 10 the newly appointed Navajo Housing Authority Board of Commissioners held their first official board meeting and the first order of business was the election of officers, among other pending items, including the approval of 90 new homeowners recognized after paying off their homes.

Kris Beecher was honored to take his seat as chairman of the NHA Board of Commissioners. Beecher, who will start his second year of law school at Arizona State University this fall, said, “My promise to the Navajo people is that I will work with the other members of the Board to make the Navajo Housing Authority into a success, and inspire a new...

OSA employee wins financial manager of the year award

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SANTA FE – Two of the three nominees for the Financial Manager of the Year Award of the Association of Government Accountants were from the Office of the State Auditor. The nominees were announced June 14.

Shannon Sanders, an Audit Manager at OSA, was nominated for her hard work and dedication to helping government work better throughout New Mexico. Deputy Auditor Sanjay Bhakta won the award and credited the collaboration and contributions of all staff at OSA. The third nominee was Miranda Ntoko from the General Services Division.

“We are honored that our office’s efforts to help taxpayers and make government work better were recognized,” stated State Auditor Tim Keller. “We...

Gallup Art Market organizers

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State Police take over manhunt for escaped fugitive

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GRANTS, N.M. – The New Mexico State Police has been asked to take over the investigation into the escape of Cibola County Detention Center inmate Ramon Lorenzo, 22, from Grants.  Around 9 pm last night, Lorenzo escaped from the detention center.
The details of the escape are still under investigation.

Investigators received information Lorenzo was last seen wearing a white tank top, tan pants, and orange inmate sandals/flip flops.Lorenzo is described as a Hispanic male, 5'10" ten, weighing 175 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.He has the following tattoos: abdomen: "Manuel"; left shoulder: "Mexico"; back: a skull; right shoulder: "Nuevo"; chest: "Rachel Jet Life"; and...

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