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Kewa Pueblo man pleads guilty to assaulting federal officer

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ALBUQUERQUE – Avery Cate, 27, an enrolled member of the Kewa Pueblo who resides in Bernalillo, pled guilty in federal court in Albuquerque Nov. 15 to assaulting a federal officer.

Cate was arrested in June 2018, on an indictment charging him with assaulting a federal officer.

According to the indictment...

Gallup-McKinley County celebrates Veterans Day

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Honors men and women who gave their all

Despite the brutal cold, Veterans Day was celebrated in Gallup Nov. 12 with scheduled events to honor all veterans, past and present.

Gallup-McKinley Veterans Committee members and Veterans Helping Veterans hosted the events, which began at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallup with an observance ceremony at the Veterans Plot, followed by a parade.

The parade followed Aztec Avenue to McKinley County Courthouse Square, where those who braved the elements took part in the official ceremony to honor the country’s veterans.

Naomi Sandoval sang the national anthem in Navajo as tiny snowflakes swirled about the square.

Flags were passed out to...

Will Gallup attract industry to the area?

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GGEDC paints a positive picture for city leaders

Patrick Mason, treasurer of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors, presented the GGEDC 2018 Annual Report at the Nov. 13 Gallup City Council regular meeting.

The GGEDC is a nonprofit organization that aims to drive economic growth by building on local assets and strategic partnering to attract and recruit business and industrial employers that provide economic base jobs in the Gallup-McKinley County area.

According to information presented at the meeting, the GGEDC website pulled the following stats from the past year:

4,286 unique users from 61 countries, including Ukraine, India, the Philippines...

Governor proclaims November ‘Diabetes Awareness Month’

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Seeks to bring awareness for diabetes prevention, control

Gov. Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program recognize November as Diabetes Awareness Month, the annual health observance increasing awareness about the impact of diabetes for residents, families, and their communities in our state.

Martinez signed a Diabetes Awareness Month Proclamation naming November as Diabetes Awareness Month in New Mexico and Nov. 14 as World Diabetes Day.

NMDOH es​timates more than 220,000 New Mexican adults have diabetes, with only eight out of 10 aware of their condition.

Additionally, an estimated 549,000 New Mexico adults have prediabetes, a...

Navajo Nation invests in protections for drought conditions

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – President Russell Begaye invested in protections against the impacts of extreme drought on the Navajo Nation’s pastures, rangelands and forage acres when he signed a contract to extend the Nation’s crop insurance coverage Nov. 11.

“Our people depend on the land for farming, grazing and ranching. A successful farming or ranching season is contingent upon sufficient precipitation,” President Begaye said. “As the Nation endures drought conditions during the summer months and beyond, we must invest in crop insurance to lessen the impacts that low rainfall has on our agricultural industries.”

Provided through CKP Insurance, the crop insurance is a part...

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