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County roads improvements mulled by commissioners

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Fireworks restrictions measure passed

During the June 5 regular meeting of the McKinley County Board of Commissioners, a funding request from Iyanbito Chapter to provide road improvements to County Road No. 33, Turtle Butte Circle, was tabled.

Chapter president Steven Arviso was requesting $50,000 to cover costs...

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 am, they were first directed to the mission’s pre-school where a window on the north side had been shattered. The double pane window is expected to cost about $1,500 to replace.

A search of the building revealed no other damage.

Next came the school’s gym where deputies found a white mesh window busted, and also found that one of the school’s fire...

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.

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