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Third annual Diné Pride event lights up Window Rock

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The rainbow-colored balloons and painted concrete throughout Window Rock Tribal Park June 29 capped off what Navajo Nation Pride calls the official LGBTQ+ Two-Spirit event for the largest Sovereign Nation in the United States.

June is designated Pride Month, a month where people under the LGBTQ banner remember the...

Relay for Life of Gallup 2019

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Going Wild For A Cure meets its goal

Marking year 20, Relay for Life for Gallup McKinley County  2019 drew hundreds of people to remember those taken by cancer and help celebrate survivors. The two-day event was held at the McKinley County Courthouse Square in Gallup June 21 and 22. The occasion was filled with activities, games, and special guests. Included were a scavenger hunt, Zumba, an auction, and raffles with a number of prizes including a Jeep Cherokee, two first-class, round trip tickets to anywhere in the world, or $5,000.

As part of the Relay for Life effort to focus awareness on cancer, fundraising teams are formed. Some of them have colorful names like Guys and Dolls...

RMCHCS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program Receives National Recognition

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On June 10, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services’ Substance Abuse Treatment Program was recognized by the Rural Health Information Hub through a case study describing the hospital’s program. The study provides insights into the goals the hospital has achieved by profiling RMCHCS’ program on the hub’s Rural Health Models & Innovations section. This section of the website features a national collection of successful rural health programs and interventions maintained by RHIH.

The Rural Health Information Hub is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. It is committed to supporting healthcare and...

Five things you never knew about Capt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo

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  1. She collects Star Wars figures.
  2. She was a part of the 1996 3A High School AZ Basketball State Champion Team.
  3. When she was younger she had two goldfish named “Crockett” and “Tubbs”
  4. She is named after her father “Aaron.”
  5. Her clans are Naakai Diné’é (Mexican clan) and she is born for Tódich’ii’nii (Bitter Water clan).

McKinley County woman dies of Hantavirus

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Health Department urges care in summer cleaning

New Mexico has confirmed its first death from Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome for 2019.  A 42-year-old McKinley County woman succumbed to the disease on June 25. Hers is the second case of HPS confirmed in the state this year.  The first was a 50-year-old McKinley County woman who contracted it in May and survived.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is a severe, respiratory disease in humans that is fatal in about 40 percent of cases. In New Mexico, the deer mouse is the main carrier for Sin Nombre virus, the hantavirus strain, that can be transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings or saliva that contain the virus.  People can...
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