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Navajo First Lady visits Girl Scout troop via ‘Project Bike Love’

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INDIAN WELLS, Ariz.– Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Herbert-Nez was invited by the Girl Scouts Troop 7314 on Friday to celebrates the troop’s “Project Bike Love” beneficiary ceremony at Indian Wells Elementary School, located approximately 75-miles west of Window Rock. Troop 7314 consists of 40 young Navajo girls...

RMCHCS approved to build medicine residency program

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Training program will focus on Native Americans and rural residents

By William Madaras
For the Sun

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services announced Jan. 28 that it received approval to build a family medicine residency program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The ACGME monitors and sets U.S. professional educational standards in preparing physicians to deliver medical care.

The approval will allow future doctors to receive their residency training in a real-world medical facility at RMCHCS’s College Clinic. Upon graduation in 2024, physicians will be encouraged to open family practices in the Gallup area.

“This is the first step in...

Family Literacy Night brings out best in students

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Rocky View Elementary ENJOYS EVENING of reading, fun

Rocky View Elementary recently hosted Family Literacy Night Jan. 24, not only for families and students, but for the community as well to encourage family reading.

It’s a new event at Rocky View, and it’s designed to encourage families and students to engage in reading. The event was offered to all students at the school, with each student receiving a grade appropriate book.

Crafts mirrored the book theme that the class was working on. Other free books were offered as well to the students as they left for the evening.

“The student would do the activity with the teacher, having fun at it,” third grade teacher Leslie...

I-40 crash claims the life of Thoreau mother, child

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CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. – On Feb. 7, at approximately 11:53 am, the New Mexico State Police investigated a double fatal, two-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 eastbound near milepost 80, in Milan, N.M.

The initial investigation indicated a 2018 Dodge SUV, driven by Shannon Hosteen, 27, of Thoreau, N.M. was traveling east on Interstate 40. As the Dodge SUV approached traffic which was stopped due to another motor vehicle crash being investigated by Cibola County Sheriff’s Office. The Dodge SUV struck the rear end of a Commercial Motor Vehicle that was parked in the right lane on Interstate 40.

The driver of the Dodge, Shannon Hosteen and a child passenger both sustained fatal...

AG prosecutes man for fraudulently receiving state benefits

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ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Jan. 31 the successful prosecution of Edward Boysel, who fraudulently operated a concealed firearms training business while failing to report his income, and unlawfully receiving state benefits.

“For many, Medicaid and state benefits mean the difference between life and death, Balderas said. “My office aggressively prosecutes offenders who harm our most vulnerable New Mexicans by taking advantage of the system.”

Boysel pleaded guilty to five felony counts including Money Laundering, Tax Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, Falsification of Documents, and Failing to Disclose Facts to Obtain Public Assistance.

Boysel faces between one...

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