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Marine’s stolen car returned to him

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Evan Staat of Xenia, Ill., recently and honorably discharged from the Marine Corps after five years of service, was anxious to get back home to civilian life so he could be near his beloved family, and begin his studies to become a lineman operator.

Stationed in California, Staat, 23, packed his belongings, some...

Primary election boasts a few surprises

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Most incumbents retain seats

McKinley County Sheriff Ron Silversmith can look forward to another four years in office thanks to the voters in McKinley County.

Silversmith, who was seeking his second term in office, was the top vote getter in the June 5 Democratic primary for county sheriff, since no one filed in the Republican primary. He is now set to be sworn in on Jan. 1 without doing anymore campaigning unless someone filed as a write-in candidate for the general election.

In fact, no one filed in the Republican primary for any of the races in this year’s primary so all the winners of the Democratic primary will go on to be sworn in as well.

As is usually the case...

U.S. Marshals, FBI urge the public to report phone scams

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Marshals and the FBI are alerting the public of several nationwide imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. They are urging people to report the calls their local FBI office (https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us), and file a consumer complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, which has the ability to detect patterns of fraud from the information collected and share that data with law enforcement.

During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty or other offenses. They then tell victims they can avoid arrest by purchasing a...

GGEDC receives $15,000 grant for business recruitment

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Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation (GGEDC) announced it has been selected for a $15,000 grant from the NM Economic Development Department and its LEADS grant program to fund business recruitment and attraction efforts for Gallup-McKinley County. GGEDC is one of only six applicant organizations to receive full funding.

“This marks the third consecutive year in which GGEDC will receive full funding,” said Executive Director Patty Lundstrom. “Considering the highly competitive application process, we are appreciative of the support but more importantly, the recognition of the economic opportunities which exists for Gallup-McKinley County”.

Grant funds will allow...

Navajo Nation’s credit raised

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Provides stability for financing

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On May 30, the Navajo Nation raised its credit rating to ‘A’, as affirmed by S&P Global Ratings, strengthening the Nation’s financing options with respect to infrastructure and capital projects.

“Raising our credit rating is a great accomplishment,” President Russell Begaye said. “The Nation has remained diligent in maintaining low debt burden while also implementing strong financial management policies.”

According to S&P Global Ratings, the Navajo Nation’s long-term rating was raised to ‘A’ from ‘BBB+’, in regards to its series 2015A general obligation refunding bonds. In addition, S&P affirmed its...

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