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Update on pre-school teacher charged with battery

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Details continue to surface regarding the Lincoln Elementary School teacher who was charged with three petty misdemeanors – all listed as battery in court documents – in Gallup Magistrate Court Dec. 7.

Gallup McKinley County Schools District Superintendent Mike Hyatt told the Sun that Patrice Carpenter had been put on...

County manager issues final report on CARES Act grant

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McKinley County Manager Anthony Dimas Jr. issued a final report Jan. 19 on the two grants awarded from the State of New Mexico: McKinley County CARES Act Local Government Grant ($16.1 million) and McKinley County Small Business Grant ($2.4 million):

“This was a reimbursable grant and the County Commissioner borrowed and budgeted funds from our general fund to get the CARES Act Projects going and we will be putting the funds back once Finance is done doing what they need to do with journal entries, budgets, etc.

McKinley County has received approval from the N.M. Dept. of  Finance and Administration for all pay requests sent to DFA and as of last week [week of Jan. 10] we have...

Navajo Nation leaders congratulate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

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NATION WELCOMES enactment of ‘Biden-Harris Plan for Tribal Nations’

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer congratulate the 46th U.S. President Joe Biden and 49th Vice President Kamala Harris, who were sworn-in at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 20, to begin their four-year term in the White House.

As part of the Inaugural Ceremonies, President Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez were invited to offer a prayer during the 59th Inaugural National Prayer Service, which was set for Jan. 21 at 8:00 am. Biden said he would join the virtual event hosted by the Washington National Cathedral to be livestreamed at...

Controller’s Office begins issuing CARES Act checks

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Over $226 million in initial CARES Act Hardship Assistance checks are in the process of being printed and mailed. The Navajo Nation Office of the Controller reported that the checks for over 200,000 applicants will soon be on their way.

The Office of the Controller said it began mailing the checks in batches of 20,000 – 25,000 Jan. 18.

For mailing addresses on the Navajo Nation, the time for delivery could be longer than mailing addresses in major metropolitan areas such as Phoenix or Albuquerque. The Office of the Controller advises applicants to wait three to four weeks before calling the Support Center to check on the status of a payment.

Navajo Nation...

Congresswoman Herrell opens up on first few weeks in Washington

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Nearly three weeks into her freshmen term, Congresswoman Yvette Herrell, R-N.M., is adjusting to life in the nation’s capital, representing New Mexico’s second district.

Herrell was sworn in as a part of the 117th Congress on Jan. 3, and despite being away from family, colder weather, and no green chile, she said she is excited to represent her district.

“The new freshmen class has been amazing, and it’s really kind of surreal to be serving side-by-side with some of my friends and colleagues, who I have such a great deal of respect for,” Herrell told the Gallup Sun.

Due to the pandemic and security in the nation’s capital, Herrell watched President Joe Biden’s...

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