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Dancing with pots on their heads

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Zuni Olla Maidens are all blood relations

The Zuni Olla Maidens make the Summer Night Indian Dances in Gallup a sight to behold. The dances showcase different Native American tribes in traditional regalia, performing cultural dances and songs. In the case of The Zuni Olla Maidens, they are one of the few pottery...

Kaibeto road project to pave over three miles

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KAIBETO, ARIZ.- Three Kaibeto road projects are currently underway where the Navajo Division of Transportation will pave over three miles within the chapter.

Navajo Engineering and Construction Authority is the contractor for the $15.6 million-dollar project that will pave 3.52 miles of roadway and ease traffic at a critical intersection.

Construction crews have created a concrete roundabout and are preparing N21, N6331 and N6330 to be paved.

“Crews are currently excavating and filling embankments on N6331 near the chapter house to prepare the road for paving,” said NDOT Executive Director Garret Silversmith. “South of the Kaibeto gas station, a roundabout is being constructed...

New Mexico to receive Brownfields Grant

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Funds to help under-served communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the New Mexico Environment Department and its coalition partners, Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments, Gallup, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments, and the city of Silver City are among 149 recipients of 151 grant awards totaling more than $64.6 million in EPA Brownfields funding through the Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup Grant Programs. The coalition will partner to administer a $500,000 assessment grant to address contaminated properties in New Mexico.

These funds will aid under-served and economically disadvantaged communities in opportunity zones and other parts of...

Coppermine man convicted of seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child

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PHOENIX – Bo Lane, 36, of Coppermine, Ariz., was found guilty of seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child by a federal jury in Flagstaff, Ariz. on June 14. The case was tried before Chief U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow. Lane will be sentenced on Sept. 3.

The evidence at trial showed that between 2013 and 2017, Lane sexually abused two minor victims. The abuse started when the victims were six years old and took place on the Navajo Indian Reservation.  Both Lane and the victims are members of the Navajo Nation.

Each conviction for aggravated sexual abuse of a child carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 30 years in prison, a maximum penalty of life in prison, and a...

Swearing in new officers

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