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Milan hires Pat Salazar from MCSO

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New chief plans upgrades for the department

MILAN – Like the set of “True Detective” or “The Streets of San Francisco,” the Milan Police Department headquarters is reminiscent of a police headquarters from a 1970s-era TV police show.

Despite cramped headquarters, the roughly dozen cops make it work. While the...

Faster Internet connections come to Cibola County

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Sacred Wind wires the Village of Milan, Grants

The hot Internet access technology that delivers connection speeds many times faster that dial-up phone connections over the same type of wiring, made its way to the Village of Milan and Grants late last year.

Broadband is the new “thing” in those parts of Cibola County. Users can talk on the telephone without breaking their Internet connections.

“(Broadband) is simply high access speed to the Internet,” John Badal, chief executive officer at Sacred Wind, said.

Sacred Wind installed the service at an undisclosed price.

“Download capacity, or speeds, enable customers to retrieve files, information and videos,” Badal said...

NMSU initiative spurs awareness, education about binge drinking

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LAS CRUCES – Local television networks throughout New Mexico and southwestern Texas will begin broadcasting a series of “Aggies Winning Choices” public service announcements promoting awareness and education about the dangers of binge drinking and encouraging smart decision-making and harm-reduction techniques among college students.

The project, funded by a NCAA Choices grant, will deliver harm-reduction messages to college students with the intention of reducing the incidence of binge drinking. Binge drinking is when a man consumes 5 plus drinks or a woman consumes 4 plus drinks in a two-hour period.

Last year, over 1,825 college students died from alcohol-related injuries...

Seattle songstress Jill Cohn dazzles Gallup

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90-MIN. SET part of National Women’s History Month tribute

When folk guitarist Jill Cohn gave Amy Roanhorse of Window Rock, Ariz., a free CD featuring music recorded over the years, an instant relationship was born. Cohn’s Gallup performance earlier this month at the Octavia Fellin Library was the first time each of the women met.

“I was just blown away,” Roanhorse, 29, said. “I loved it (the CD). I loved the gesture.”

The Seattle-born Cohn is a contemporary folk solo artist who performed March 6 at Fellin as part of the library’s celebration of National Women’s History Month. The month runs through March and highlights the contributions of women in world...

Memorial fit for a warrior

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Houston James Largo laid to rest

REHOBOTH, N.M. – Nearly a thousand people packed the auditorium at Rehoboth Sports Center in Gallup March 16 to witness the memorial service in honor of Officer Houston Largo of the Navajo Nation Police Department, who succumbed to injuries after being shot while on duty March 11.

Family members spoke fondly of Largo, saying he wanted to be a police officer at a young age, even going on ride alongs with police.

He worked for the Gallup Police Department and McKinley County Sheriff’s Office before heading to the NPD to become an officer, to serve his own people.

Three of the officers who had worked closely with Largo were called up to...
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