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Navajo DPS investigating possible homicide

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Potential suspect in custody

KAYENTA, Ariz. -  The Navajo Division of Public Safety, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are investigating a possible homicide.

On Feb. 5 about 2:25 pm, the Navajo Police Department received a call reporting a man was shot north of Vendor Village in Kayenta, Ariz...

RMCHCS hosts Auxiliary Blood Drive

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Community “challenged” to deliver 65 pints of blood; bikers and fire department pitch in

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services will be holding its Auxiliary Blood Drive on Feb. 13 from 2 - 7 pm and Feb. 14 from 8 am - 1 pm at the RMCH Third Floor Solarium at 1901 Red Rock Dr., Gallup. Volunteers can call Mary Ann at 505-863-3098 or Eileen at 505-879-5576 for an appointment or sign up online at http://www.bloodhero.com, enter the sponsor code: Gallup. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The hospital is requesting type O and Rh Negative types A- and B- which are currently in shorter supply. Donors are urged to drink plenty of water and eat a full meal, must be 16 years of age...

Historic neighborhood in the gutter

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Chihuahuita due for city council help

By a vote of 5-0, the Gallup City Council decided to spend potential grant funds to restoring roads in the historic neighborhood of Chihuahuita, which has been waiting for help with its water drainage for years.

The funds are from the imminent 2020 Community Development Block Grant funding cycle, and the Gallup City Council discussed the plans at their Jan. 28 meeting.

The Chihuahuita neighborhood, particularly a stretch of Logan Avenue, has dealt with stormwater drainage challenges for years, which has resulted in flooded yards and basements. Residents currently have no means of preventing these issues.

The city previously held two public...

Del Norte teacher emphasizes independence

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From peeling oranges to picking themselves up when they fall

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

Thedeous Tah, of Del Norte Elementary School, has taught in the Gallup area for over 20 years at a number of schools. But, he said this was not quite the career he imagined himself having when he started out.



BACKGROUND

Tah grew up in Church Rock and attended numerous schools in the region, graduated from the old Gallup High School, and then moved on to obtain an education...

N. M. healthcare providers take preventive action to avoid Novel Coronavirus

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Cases seen in Western U. S.

The New Mexico Department of Health began alerting healthcare providers to be proactive and vigilant concerning novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Jan. 22.  Travelers returning from trips abroad and showing fever and respiratory symptoms may have been affected.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others circulating among animals including camels, cats and bats. While originally thought to be spreading from animal-to-person, it is now believed to be spreading from  person-to-person. It’s unclear how easily this virus can be contracted between people.

ABC News reported Jan. 30 that the first case of...

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