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Steinborn presses state on Lea County nuclear waste storage facility

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Sen. Jeff Steinborn, D-N.M., the Chair of New Mexico’s Legislative Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Interim Committee, sent letters April 3 to Gov. Susana Martinez, Attorney General Hector Balderas, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the state superintendent of insurance requesting...

Bruce Bradway, Ph.D, inducted into Indiana Athletic Hall of Fame

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Diné College Psychology Prof is Former High School Track and Field Star

TSAILE, Ariz. — Running track and field in high school was nothing short of success for Bruce Bradway, a U.S. Air Force veteran and currently a professor of psychology at Diné College.

Bradway, who is originally from Muncie, Ind., was inducted into the Daleville High School Athletic Hall of Fame in Muncie, where he was a member of the school’s track and field team. Bradway ran the mile relay—and set a school record, which is still considered one of the fastest in the history of the school.

“We set the record in 1967—more than 50 years ago,” Bradway said recently. “We were the first athletes to be...

Crownpoint man pleads guilty to failing to update sex offender registration

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ALBUQUERQUE – Alton Jay Cowboy, 48, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Crownpoint, N.M., pled guilty April 5, in federal court in Albuquerque, to violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

SORNA, also known as the Adam Walsh Protection and Safety Act, requires that a convicted sex offender register in each jurisdiction where the offender resides, where the offender is employed, or where the offender is a student, and that the sex offender maintain current registrations.

Cowboy was charged by indictment on Feb. 27, with violating SORNA by failing to update his sex offender registration from April 4, 2017 through Dec. 27, 2017, in...

City councilors approve spending for studies, improvements

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Repairs to the senior center among items GREENLIGHTED

The March 27 regular meeting of the Gallup City Council was conducted with three of the four city councilors. Councilor Yogash Kumar was excused from the proceedings.

The meeting began with the presentation of commendations and awards to winners of the 2018 Water and Energy Awareness Day T-shirt design contest.

Mayor Jackie McKinney greeted those present.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a great opportunity again tonight to start off our meeting on a really good note,” he said. “This is going to be a presentation on commendations and awards.”

The contest was for elementary students and promoted water and energy awareness...

McKinley, Cibola unemployment rates go up, slightly

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New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in January 2018, down from 6.0 percent in December and 6.5 percent a year ago. The national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, unchanged from December and down from 4.8 percent in January 2017, according to information from the New Mexico Department of Work Force Solutions.

In McKinley County, the unemployment rate for January was 8.2 percent, a slight increase from December 2017, which was 7.9 percent. There is a lag in reporting the data due to end-of-the-year compilations.

“I’d say the data is consistent with like data from around the state,” Tracy Shaleen, an economist focusing on the work force, said. “I...

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