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Record-setting Clahchischilliage readying for another District 4 run

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KIRTLAND – Sharon Clahchischilliage is a trailblazer, plain and simple. In a political area historically dominated by Democrats in the House of Representatives and Senate, the Ivy League-educated Clahchischilliage is a long-time Republican and the first Navajo female elected to the...

Shiprock newcomer Todacheene qualified, experienced

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SHIPROCK – You can call it one of the most educated area candidate fields for a New Mexico legislative seat in 2016. The fact that both candidates are Navajo, possess master’s degrees, and have achieved “firsts” throughout their professional careers is an accomplishment within itself.

Political newcomer GloJean Todacheene and incumbent Sharon Clahchischilliage are engaged in a campaign for the District 4 seat in the State House of Representatives.

“The state of New Mexico is facing droughts and fires, job losses and a need for job creation,” Todacheene, of Shiprock, said. “Environmental issues, out-of-state migration and a loss of funding from oil and gas industry are...

District 22 candidate Sandra Jeff named to ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

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Group calls Jeff bad on

environmental issues

SANTA FE – Conservation Voters New Mexico and the national League of Conservation Voters announced May 31 that Sandra Jeff, a former member (District 5) of the New Mexico House of Representatives, has been named to the “Dirty Dozen in the States” for the second time in as many years. Modeled after LCV’s trademark federal “Dirty Dozen,” the state version highlights 12 of the most anti-environment state-level candidates from around the country.

CVNM released the information to media outlets across New Mexico.

“[Sandra Jeff’s] record made her an obvious choice for this dubious distinction,” Ben Shelton, CVNM political and...

Marguerite Street gas station robbed in broad daylight

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Suspects fled east toward Stagecoach area

A robber and the driver of a getaway car eluded authorities May 22, but not before getting away with an undisclosed amount of money from the Phillips 66 gas station and convenience store at 200 S. Marguerite St., according to a police report. The only clues police have in the incident are the description of the vehicle in question and a few details about what one of the perpetrators looked like.

According to a police report by Gallup Police Officer Jeremy Shirley, at about 4:22 pm, a male got out of a gray Chevy Trailblazer that was parked in the back of the Phillips 66 and near the establishment’s dumpster. The gas station and convenience...

Crownpoint’s Kenneth off to Haskell Indian Nations University

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Kansas school was one of two on Kenneth’s list

When the decision to leave home for college and collegiate sports arises, not everybody settles into the right choice. Such a decision can be nerve-racking.

But Crownpoint High School’s Kitana Kenneth made the right college choice on May 26. Kenneth — who played volleyball, basketball, and ran track and field for the Lady Eagles — took Haskell Indian Nations University up on its scholarship offer.

“I am very happy with my selection,” Kenneth said. “I took my time in making the decision. I’m going to be meeting new people and playing volleyball at a whole different level.”

Sheri Moore, athletic director at Crownpoint...

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