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Suicides decline among New Mexico youth

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Department of Health report finds self-reported suicide attempts among New Mexico high school students have decreased by 35 percent over the past decade. The study for New Mexico students in grades 9-12 suggest that suicide attempts went from 14.5 percent in 2003 to 9.4 percent in 2013. This is the most recent year for...

Next steps for solar ranch

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo-Hopi Land Commission announced that it will explore the next phase of activity, Pre-Construction, at Site 1 of the Paragon-Bisti Solar Ranch comprised of 22,000 acres of the Paragon-Bisti Ranch south of Farmington that was selected and conveyed to the Navajo Nation in the late 1980s under the Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act of 1974.

Site 1 consists of approximately 1,321-acres adjoining the Bisti Substation on New Mexico State Highway 371, north of De-Na-Zin Wash.

The announcement comes after a work session held in August in which NHLC members received a technical briefing on the Feasibility Study for the Paragon-Bisti Solar Ranch from Tetra Tech - a...

Local trader burglarized, big reward offered

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Nugget Gallery, located at 1302 S. 2nd St., was hit by burglars over the Labor Day weekend, who made off with a treasure trove of jewels and antique cash, reportedly worth thousands of dollars.

The culprits cut through the back fencing and broke-in on the south side of the building. Instead of going through a door or window, they chose to pry open exterior metal slats, chiseling their way through the drywall into the establishment.

Owner Steve Coleman gathered there were at least two thieves, given the precision of the operation, which he claims were selective in picking the jewelry of key artists from the gallery’s upscale collection.

He discovered the theft on the morning of...

Chamber Biz Expo A Hit With Locals

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Conoco West Robbed – again

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Conoco west gas station was robbed a second time this year in the early morning hours, about 3:05 am, on Aug. 30.

In the usual robbery fashion, the suspect brandished a gun and robbed the store, although no details were given, as the police report was not available as of press time. Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said the suspect, who carried a black handgun, is a male that stands 5’2” to 5’3” tall. He was reported to be wearing a black, winter-type jacket, black jeans, a checkered green bandana to cover his face, and black gloves.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money. The Gallup Police Department requests that amounts are withheld in robbery stories to...

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