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County appoints George Muñoz to Rehoboth hospital board

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The McKinley County Board of Commissioners discussed a new appointment to the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services Board during their June 16 meeting.

The county has four appointees on the RMCH board. Since one of those members stepped down in May, the item was brought to the County Commission to hear their recommendations on a new appointee.

Chairman Billy Moore recommended Sen. George Munoz, D-Gallup, be appointed to the RMCH board.

“We do have four appointees on the RMCH board, so I think we would like to use one now to [help] the incoming commissioners and keep our current situation [of four people],” Moore said.

The item was approved with a 3-0 vote.

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Miyamura accepts honors from National Wrestling Coaches Association

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The Miyamura High School Assistant Coach Staff was recognized as the High School Girls’ Assistant Coaching Staff of the Year for New Mexico by the National Wrestling Coaches Association June 15.

The Miyamura High School staff is comprised of coaches Ozzy Guerrero and accomplishments include the following: 1st @ Battle of Honor Tournament; 2nd @ Veterans Day Memorial; 1st @ Moriarty Lady Pinto Invite; 1st @ Page She Devil Classic; 1st @ Socorro Lady Warrior Warfare; 1st @ 2020 Conflict at Cleveland; 1st @ NMAA Girls District 1-5A Championship; and 1st @ NMAA State Girls Wrestling Championship.

“Our Scholastic Coach of the Year Awards Program which honors our nation’s coaches who...

Study finds Native American population more at risk for COVID-19

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Governor, cabinet secretary share thoughts on study

SANTA FE — New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham and Dr. David Scrase, the cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, shared their thoughts on a recent study that says Native American populations may be more at risk of catching COVID-19.

“I am not a clinician, I’m not a scientist, and I’m not a researcher, [but] I was concerned about the potential for this virus to have a higher mortality rate for indigenous populations, largely for the reasons that we talk about: socio-economic and rural aspects,” Lujan-Grisham told the Gallup Sun.

“If you don’t have access to running water, or access to...

Police training resumes at Navajo academy

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Police Training Academy resumed its police training program on June 15. The training academy leadership adjusted the program to protect the expected 25 recruits who will be reporting to the academy located in Chinle, Ariz.

Class 55 police recruits will be the fourth class to be trained under the Navajo Nation’s police academy since its reopening in 2018, and the academy’s first class to undergo a training program while dealing with a global pandemic.

“We are implementing protocols and incorporating preventative measures that have been recommended by our partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Indian Health Services to ensure the health...

Navajo Nation urges renaming military bases with Native American names

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are urging congressional leaders and the White House to honor Native American people by renaming existing military bases after Native American warriors who sacrificed and contributed to the development and longstanding history of the U. S. through their military service.

Across the country, there is growing debate surrounding the renaming of military bases named after Confederate military figures.

Nez went further than just talking about renaming military bases.

“Not only should the military bases be named in honor of Native Americans, but … all curriculum taught in schools across the...

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