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St. Bonaventure Mission schools reeling from break-in

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Suspect(s) still at large

THOREAU, N.M. – The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of burglaries and vandalism that occurred this past weekend to schools within the St. Bonaventure Mission.

The damage was discovered early June 11 when custodians came to work.

When deputies arrived about 6:17...

Tribute to Bob Dylan

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Navajo Nation issues ‘Stage 2’ fire restrictions

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. —President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed an executive order implementing Stage 2 Fire Restrictions amid growing concerns over drought and recent fires.

“All Navajo is now well aware, and cannot deny the state of extreme and exceptional drought facing our nation,” Begaye said. “For the safety of all living on Navajo, we are putting into effect Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.”

“I encourage everyone to be careful and to become familiar with the fire restrictions. The drought we are experiencing is affecting not only the people but also our plants, traditional herbs, crops, insects and livestock,” he continued. “It is important that our...

Fire ravages Maloney Avenue business

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Staff Reports

The Navajo feed and Grain Store received extensive fire damage early Sunday morning.

The first notice of the fire occurred about 4:55 am., according to Gallup fire officials. When the first fire trucks arrived on the scene, firefighters reported seeing heavy black smoke and large flames coming from the west side of the Feed store.

Most of the damage was done on the second floor and much of the efforts of the firefighters was to keep the fire from spreading further into the business, according to the fire report.

This is a developing story. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Marine’s stolen car returned to him

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Evan Staat of Xenia, Ill., recently and honorably discharged from the Marine Corps after five years of service, was anxious to get back home to civilian life so he could be near his beloved family, and begin his studies to become a lineman operator.

Stationed in California, Staat, 23, packed his belongings, some of which consisted of computers, cameras, his uniforms, and three marksmanship awards, and headed east with his father Dan Staat in his light metallic green 1968 Chevy Nova with its two large white stripes across the hood and trunk.

Tired from the long drive down Interstate 40, the father-son duo decided to retire for the evening in Gallup –Rand McNally’s “Most...

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