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Garcia’s Judo has four placers, six trophies

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The 2017 Jack Bradford Memorial Judo Tournament was held in the Valley of the Sun last weekend with over 100 competitors and 100 degree heat outside.

Garcia Judo of Gallup once again came through with flying colors as the four young students earned six awards for their efforts. Quincy N. Smith earned a second place award...

Fundraiser account set up in honor of Lisa Romero-Muniz

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The family of fallen Miyamura High School Discipline Secretary Lisa Romero-Muniz held a press conference at the Gallup McKinley County Schools district office Oct. 7.

“She was amazing since I was little,” said daughter Victoria Garcia.  “I am very blessed to be her daughter.”

Recounting her mother’s life, Garcia said, “She did anything she could — any of the children needed — anything she made it happen.”

Romero-Muniz was one of 58 victims of the Las Vegas, NV massacre that occurred Oct. 1.

“Kids were her life,” he said.  “Call her any time of the night and she would go out of her way to be there.”

“We had a lot of great memories,” Muniz added. ...

Public Service for Lisa Romero-Muniz set for Thursday

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By Deswood Tome

Sun Correspondent

A private service for Lisa Romero-Muniz will be held Oct. 11, while a public memorial will be held the following day at Red Rock State Park at 1 pm.

“She was amazing since I was little,” said daughter Valerie Garcia.  “I am very blessed to be her daughter.”

Recounting her mother’s life, Garcia said, “She did anything she could — any of the children needed — anything she made it happen.”

Romero-Muniz was one of 58 victims of the Las Vegas, NV massacre that occurred Oct. 1.

Romero-Muniz’s husband Chris Muniz spoke at the news conference on Saturday evening at the Gallup-McKinley county school board room.

“Kids were her life,”...

NHA reaches settlement with HUD in four-year old case

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Housing Authority is announcing a settlement reached with the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development  over a dispute about housing expenditures dating from 2012.

On April 2013, HUD issued a Letter of Warning citing that NHA did not complete a number of housing activities as outlined in its 2012 Indian Housing Plan.  After an administrative hearing, HUD ordered NHA to repay $96 million for failure to complete 10 of 17 affordable housing projects in 2012.

NHA appealed this decision to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals whose mediator asked the parties to mediate if possible before continuing court proceedings.  With the assistance of...

Vaccination remains the best protection against influenza

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The New Mexico Department of Health is reminding New Mexicans that flu season is around the corner and is urging everyone six months and older to get vaccinated.

“Getting flu vaccine every year is the first and best way to protect yourself and loved ones against getting the flu,” said Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher. “When more people get vaccinated, we reduce the chances that flu spreads in our communities.”

The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses which are expected to be most common during the upcoming season. For the 2017-2018 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends use of the flu shot or the recombinant...

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