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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...

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...

Gallup honors veterans

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‘Most Patriotic Small Town’ proves worthy of its name on Veterans Day. Photos by Knifewing Segura

Apparent murder-suicide leaves four adults dead

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Staff Reports

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Tsayatoh, N.M., that left four adults dead, including the suspected shooter. 

Preliminary indications are the shooting, which occurred early the morning of Nov. 13, was an act of domestic violence.

An adult woman with gunshot wounds was taken to a local hospital. 

The incident occurred inside a residence.

“Our Native American communities are among the most beautiful in New Mexico, and they deserve safety and security,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas stated Nov. 13. “I am saddened by this horrific tragedy that has become far too common. It will...

Cibola County man arrested for raping juvenile

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CIBOLA COUNTY – The New Mexico State Police Uniform Bureau and Investigations Bureau were called to investigate allegations of criminal sexual penetration of a juvenile against Edwin Mariano, 40, of Grants.

Through an extensive investigation, State Police agents learned the victim resided in the home with Mariano. During the investigation the juvenile disclosed that Mariano gave her alcohol and sexually assaulted her.

On Nov. 1 State Police officers were able to locate and successfully arrest Edwin Mariano without incident in Grants.

He was booked into the Cibola County Detention Center on the following charges:Criminal sexual penetration of a minor, 2nd degree...

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