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Zuni nonprofit to hold cook off fundraiser

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PUEBLO OF ZUNI– Recently the A:shiwi A:won Neighborhood Watch Program was established under the auspice of the Pueblo of Zuni Police Department.

This new initiative will entail crime prevention measures in working with the local police department and surrounding law enforcement community.  We are a new non-profit organization that is a governing body with elected officials and members within the Pueblo of Zuni.

We have recently held fundraising activities in part of awareness of the program to generate funds to benefit the programs goals and objectives and to serve as a mechanism with our local police department and the community.

The next fundraiser will not only raise funds, but...

Save your skin this summer

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SANTA FE – Summer came June 21st this year, and as if we needed to be reminded that summer is always warmer than spring – the high temperatures quickly ratcheted up to 100 degrees and then some.

Protecting our skin from skin cancer is something we need to be thinking about year-round in New Mexico, but it’s when temperatures are at their hottest, and we’re more inclined to be wearing the least that we tend to put ourselves at the most risk.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The deadliest form of skin cancer is melanoma. Most cases of melanoma are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UVA) light which we get from either the sun or indoor tanning. If...

President Begaye announces new appointments to Dine’ College Board of Regents

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.— Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye made two new appointments to the Diné College Board of Regents June 29.

According to the Diné College website, the eight-member board is the college’s guiding light, helping to establish a direction for the future and directing the college in the process of establishing educational programs and institutional goals.

“They help us to strengthen our personal foundations for responsible learning and living consistent with Sa’ah Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhóón,” the website states.

President Begaye said the selection of two new board members was a deliberate and thoughtful process, allowing the administration to take the...

Library awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

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The Octavia Fellin Public Library has been awarded a Latino Americans grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association.  Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is a program created to explore the rich history of Latino Americans in this country and their contributions to the development of the United States.  The $3,000 grant will allow the Library to host Latino American programing throughout the year and purchase related library materials.

The Library will host special Hispanic programming beginning in September.  There will be two viewings of the Latino Americans documentary with local scholar John Lewis Taylor.  The Library will also host...

City tables lawsuit against state for ‘Hold Harmless’ repeal

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A lawsuit against the State of New Mexico was presented during a special meeting of the Gallup City Council by City Attorney George Kozeliski June 29. The action would seek to protect Gallup from the loss of revenues if the state of New Mexico does not change the current plan to phase out the hold harmless tax break.

The hold harmless tax break was created during Bill Richardson’s term as governor. The first portion that allowed for abatement of taxes on food was enacted in 2004 and the second, relating to health care expenses was enacted in 2007. Losing the hold harmless status will be devastating to Gallup, according to local lawmakers.

The lawsuit presents two points of...

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