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Brown invites public to attend Navajo language, culture summit

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WINDOW ROCK – Council Delegate Nathaniel Brown (Chilchinbeto, Dennehotso, Kayenta) and the Summit Planning Committee invite the public to the 2017 Navajo Language and Culture Revitalization Summit at Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz., from May 22 - 24.

Delegate Brown said the purpose for the Navajo language summit is to build awareness and advocacy, create dialogue and understanding, and to foster unity and action to maintain Navajo language and cultural revitalization efforts in order to broaden the language initiative Navajo Nation-wide.

“We understand that the Navajo language is slowly diminishing, and according to the last U.S. Census, only 53-percent of Navajo households speak...

Grants to hold public meeting on draft city comprehensive plan

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GRANTS – The City of Grants will conduct a public meeting May 24 at the City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 6 pm. The City and consultants will give a brief presentation on the draft plan. They will ask participants to express their level of support for the plan’s draft recommendations and to help further refine the recommendations.

Since October 2016, the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee has worked on the plan with assistance from consultants Architectural Research Consultants (ARC). Activities included distributing a community survey in city utility bills in January and February 2017. The draft plan can be downloaded on the city’s web page at www.cityofgrants.net.

The...

Kids Fest Kick Off event

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We are having our 3rd Annual Kids Fest Kick Off event on May 30. This event was created with parents and guardians in mind. We invite as many youth organizations as we can to set up at this event, to showcase their programs making it easier for parents and guardians to know what is available in our area, a one stop shop for youth activities.

We have this event when school is out and call it a Kick Off event because immediately after we start our Rio West Kids Fest. Booths are still available for this Kick Off event, if you or anyone you know is interested please call our office at (505) 722-7281.

What is Rio West Kids Fest? It is a series of free activities held every Tuesday and...

Dead body found on Gallup's west side

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UPDATE - Body ID'd

By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent



The remains of a man found on Gallup's west side May 15 have been identified as Michael Lewis, 55, of Sanders, Ariz.


On May 8, the family of Lewis had circulated flyers in the area, saying that they had last seen him at the hair salon in the Gallup Walmart at about 3 - 4 pm on March 27.



Capt. Marinda Spencer, public information officer with the Gallup Police Department, said on May 15 that a call came into dispatch at about 10:26 am regarding the found body.



"We got a call from the workers that were working that area," Spencer said.


However, she said that police don't suspect foul play in this case.




Spencer...

Gallup Council approves preliminary $92M budget

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The Gallup City Council passed its fiscal 2018 preliminary budget May 9, getting the document ready for final state submission in about a month. The $92 million proposed budget is set to come back before council members at the June 13 regular city meeting for formal adoption and prior to submission to the state Department of Finance.

The entire council and department heads met over the past month in two informal workshops to fine tune the document. The budget includes $29,271,391 in the city’s general fund and $7,529,749 in cash reserves.

“It’s good to see a balanced budget,” Gallup Councilor Yogash Kumar said. “Unlike the one...

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