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Memorial service celebrates life of Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever, Sr.

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GALLUP - On Feb. 5, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer and Second Lady Dottie Lizer joined hundreds of Navajo citizens, family members, and loved ones at a memorial service to honor the life and memory of Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever, Sr. at the El Morro Theatre in Gallup.

 

During the service, Lizer presented a...

Flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever Sr.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer issued a proclamation that calls for flags on the Navajo Nation to be flown at half-staff from Feb. 3 through Feb. 6, in honor and memory of Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever, Sr., who passed away Jan. 31 in Haystack, N. M. at the age of 96.

“As we mourn the loss of Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever, Sr., we also honor and remember all his great sacrifices for our Navajo people and the entire country. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they lay him to rest this week,” Nez said.

Vandever was born on Feb. 5, 1923 into the Red Running Into the Water People clan, born for Two...

Navajo Nation mourns the loss of Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever Sr.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer offer their heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever, Sr., who passed away on Friday morning at the age of 96 in Haystack, N.M.

“The Navajo people have lost another great warrior who sacrificed more than we’ll ever know to defend our country. On behalf of the Navajo Nation, we offer our prayers and heartfelt condolences to his wife, children, and many other loved ones,” Nez said.

According to his family, Vandever passed away due to health complications. He was born on Feb. 5, 1923 into the Red Running Into the Water People clan, born for Two...

Fire leaves family homeless

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Incident report in question

A blaze that broke out at a residence Jan. 17 has left a local family without a home and many of their belongings either burned or destroyed.




SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

The day started off normally for Theresa Keemann and her family at their home about four miles south of Gallup.

“We got up, we turned a propane heater on,” Keemann said Jan. 22. “When we leave the house, we make sure everything’s off, like the propane heater and the propane stove.”

Keemann received a phone call from her son, who works for Dallago Corporation, who said he needed to be picked up. Afterwards, they stopped at Navajo Shopping Center, 1300 Chino Rd. in Gamerco, to pick...

Candidate becomes write-in after issue with county

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Inconsistencies with information on hand

The unofficial list of candidates for the City of Gallup’s Municipal Officer Election was released Jan. 8 and listed two candidates for Dist. 4 City Councilor, Francisca “Fran” P. Palochak and Levi F. Saucedo.

However, as of Jan. 22, the official ballot is down to just Palochak.

A letter issued Jan. 10 to Saucedo by the City of Gallup stated he did not qualify as a candidate pursuant to the express requirements of the New Mexico Election Code.

Specifically, he was determined to be in violation of Section 1-22-3.1E(3) NMSA 1978, which states a candidate will not be placed on the ballot until they are notified in writing by the municipal...

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