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Remembering September 11th

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From left, Mike Sekia and Donald Kline, of Veterans Helping Veterans, shake students hands during Hozho Academy’s tribute to the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.  Photo Credit: Raenona Harvey

President Nez advocates for the Navajo people on Capitol Hill

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez met with members of the U.S. House and Senate Sept. 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill, to advocate for and speak on behalf of the Navajo people on several issues including the reauthorization of the Radiation and Exposure Compensation Act, the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement Act, diabetes prevention, the protection of the Chaco Landscape in New Mexico, continuation of the Office of the Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation, public safety, and more.

Several members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council also joined Nez for several of the meetings to speak on behalf of the Navajo communities that they represent, including Council Delegates Kee...

Secretary of the Interior transfers jurisdiction of five segments of land to secure southwest border

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced today the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of approximately 560 acres of federal lands to the U.S. Department of the Army to build roughly 70 miles of border barriers. This action comes in response to a series of applications for emergency withdrawal as submitted by the Army for construction or augmentation of barriers along the southern border. No national parks nor segments from Indian country are included in the land transfer.

The Army submitted its requests following President Proclamation 9844, issued by President Donald Trump on Feb. 15, declaring a national emergency regarding the border security and...

FBI offers $5,000 reward for information in Taos Pueblo homicides

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The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicides of a father and son on Taos Pueblo.

The victims were identified as Antonio "Tony" Romero, 82, and Buck Romero, 51, both members of Taos Pueblo.

Their bodies were found in Buck Romero's residence on June 1.

The cause of death is not being released at this time.

The Taos Pueblo Department of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300 or use the online form at tips.fbi.gov.

City holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for new solid waste facility

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The City of Gallup held a grand opening ceremony of the new solid waste administration facility Aug. 30.

The new $3.1 million facility, located at 1580 Hassler Valley Rd., provides nearly triple the space the previous facility had, Adrian Marrufo said.  Marrufo is the, solid waste superintendent for the City of Gallup.

“This building is more adequate to perform our services,” he said during the ceremony. “We can better perform what we need to do.”

Dist. 2 Councilor Allan Landavazo said the new building was a long time coming. He added, the plans for a new administration facility go all the way back to the Harry Mendoza Administration.

“It took a long time to do it, but it...

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