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300 turkeys and $500 donated to Community Pantry

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When the Western New Mexico Motorcycle Riders Organization is not out lobbying state representatives and senators, fighting for biker rights in Sante Fe, or educating local high school students about their Motorcycle Awareness Program, you can find them donating their time and money to non-profit organizations such as the local Jim Harlin Community Pantry, also known as “The Community Pantry.”

The Community Pantry was established by Jim Harlin and Tom Crider in 1999. They felt there was a strong need for more healthy food alternatives and nutritional education in the area of Gallup and surrounding towns.

In prior years, in coordination with the Community Pantry, the WNMMRO has...

A Crown Jewel for Downtown Gallup

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When the planners for the Arts & Cultural District first got together, several items jumped onto their agenda immediately, but none so well needed as a new library. The Octavia Fellin Library building is over 60 years of age and has far outgrown its usefulness, so much so that a Children’s Branch was added a block away in the old bank building down Second Street to handle the overflow.

That is not a good thing, as it separates adults from their children, and besides, the bank was not constructed to hold the weight of books – approximately 170 pounds per foot – needed to fill the shelves. Other problems became evident as well, including adequate space for the ever-growing numbers...

NACC selected to operate Navajo Nation BHP Mine

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – North American Coal Corporation (NACC) is a subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc. and traded on the New York Stock Exchange as NC. NACC has been selected by Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) to be the new operators of the Navajo Nation owned BHP Billiton mine.

NACC mines and markets lignite, bituminous and metallurgical coal primarily as fuel for power generation and for steel production.  The Corporation has been around since 1913 with corporate headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. NACC has 1,800 employees, had revenues of $172.7 million in 2014.

On Nov. 23, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye was introduced to the new mine operators executive team from...

Bennett Freeze update

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Begaye, Nez sign MOU

NATAANII AREA-President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez have been actively addressing the lack of infrastructure issues that exist in the Former Bennett Freeze Area (FBFA).

On Nov. 21, both leaders traveled out to Lorrena Sheppard’s residence, in what is known as the Nataanii Area near Black Falls, to formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Navajo Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo Region to develop an Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) addressing the FBFA.

An interdisciplinary team will be composed of both Navajo Nation and BIA personnel that will develop and address an Environmental Assessment/Impact...

Navajo DOJ presses EPA on Gold King Mine Spill

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – In a letter sent this week to US Environmental Protection Agency General Counsel Avi Garbow, Attorney General Ethel Branch questioned the agency’s efforts to address claims for damages caused by the Gold King Mine spill.

Earlier this month, Garbow sent a letter saying that a decision had not been made as to whether the Navajo Nation could assert claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

“Despite the USEPA’s repeated commitments to members of Congress, to the press, and to the Navajo Nation regarding fair, effective and expeditious compensation for harms caused by the Gold King Mine Spill, your letter appeared to take several steps back,” wrote Branch...

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