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Aaron Lee elected student congress president of AIHEC

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Diné College claims first, second

place honors

BISMARK, N.D. — Diné College had three teams come away with first and second place honors at the annual conference of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, participants said.

Additionally, Aaron Lee, a junior from Low Mountain, Ariz., majoring in...

DOH encourages testing on Diabetes Alert Day

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SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health joins the American Diabetes Association in recognizing March 27 as “Diabetes Alert Day”. The annual health observance encourages New Mexicans and others nationwide to take a quick, free online type 2 diabetes risk test and learn how they can delay, or even prevent, the disease.

NMDOH encourages New Mexicans to access the risk test through the department Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nmdoh, or visit www.diabetes.org/alertday.

“Diabetes Alert Day can be a wakeup call to the dangers of diabetes and the need to make sure more New Mexicans don’t risk becoming a victim of it,” said Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher...

Recovery program awarded $250,000 to expand in New Mexico

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ESPANOLA, N.M. — Hoy Recovery Program, Inc., an Espanola-based residential substance abuse treatment center, was awarded $250,000 during January’s 30-day legislative session in Santa Fe.

“Our goal is to improve the quality of life not only for our residents, but for the community as a whole,” said Ambrose Baros, Hoy Recovery Program, Inc.’s executive director.

Agricultural Therapy and Farm Fresh Eggs

Hoy Recovery Program, Inc. has found success with its agricultural therapy program, in which residents get the opportunity to take care of the garden where much of the center’s food is grown.

This program will be expanded with the funding awarded, starting with traditional...

Man wanted for Dead Horse Mustang robbery arrested

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A little bit of luck and some very good detective work led to the arrest of a Churchrock man March 26 for the armed robbery of the Dead Horse Mustang convenience store earlier that day.

Kyle Harrison, 34, is now facing nine charges — three counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault with intent to commit a violent robber, three counts of latency and one count of tampering with evidence.

Sgt. Robert Turney, an investigator with the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, said he learned of the robbery around 2:30 am, shortly after it happened.

The phone call from Deputy Johnson Lee informed him that a man had entered the store with a knife, terrorized the two clerks and...

Beloved radio personality walks on

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JOHN MCBREEN DEAD AT 69

Officials for Millennium Media announced the death of John McBreen March 19, its news reporter for more than 25 years. McBreen passed away at his home the weekend prior. He was 69.

“I was heartbroken when I heard the news,” said Mary Ann Armijo, general manager for the iHeartRadio stations here in Gallup.

McBreen spent almost his entire adult life in Gallup, reporting everything from city council meetings to what he heard on the streets, as he ran down the rumors and the events that would become part of the city’s history.

“I loved taking to him about the past because there was no one more knowledgeable about it,” Armijo said.

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