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OPVP seeks to provide off-the-grid families with solar

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Begaye signs contract with Big Navajo Energy

WINDOW ROCK — President Russell Begaye signed a services contract between the Office of the President and Vice President and Big Navajo Energy Nov. 28 to bring solar power units to Navajo families.

“This money is to provide electricity to families that need it, especially...

NPD chief of police to host listening sessions

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Offers public the chance to meet police force

WINDOW ROCK – The Navajo Police Department Office of the Chief of Police will host a series of community listening sessions in December, the first of which will be held in Churchrock Dec. 1.

NPD Chief of Police Phillip Francisco and his command staff will host the events in the hope of giving the community an opportunity to meet their police force and bring their comments and concerns to NPD leadership.

Since becoming police chief for NPD, Francisco has made it a priority to develop a department that emphasizes leadership, accountability, staff empowerment, professional development and improvement of infrastructure.

To accomplish these...

Begaye calls for immediate improvements to Indian education

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Albuquerque’s IED outlines five goals

ALBUQUERQUE—President Russell Begaye urged outgoing New Mexico Public Education Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski to “act now” to ensure Native students’ needs are met in the state’s next administration Nov. 26.

Ruszkowski, a guest at the New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council, leaves office Jan. 1 when newly elected Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham is inaugurated. Speaking in front of leaders of New Mexico’s tribes and pueblos, President Begaye asked Ruszkowski for four specific actions from both the current administration and the transition team.

“We need a commitment from this administration to make an impact before the...

Milken Family Foundation names Clovis teacher a Milken Educator

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Prize includes $25,000

SANTA FE — Silvia Miranda, fourth grade teacher at Mesa Elementary in Clovis, was named New Mexico’s 2018-19 Milken Educator by the Milken Family Foundation Nov. 21. Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of Milken Educator Awards made the announcement.

“Silvia Miranda is a shining example of the best of the teaching profession,” Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski said.  “She is committed to and driven by high expectations, accountability and results, professional development and training. We are honored to recognize Ms. Miranda’s excellence in teaching and student achievement result – she’s truly exemplary and a tribute to the profession.”



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The Balloon Rally schedule of events includes mass ascensions, balloon glows, and competition with beautiful, handcrafted Native American arts and crafts.

Friday, November 30

Mass Ascension from Fox Run Golf Course in Gallup & from Red Rock Park 7:30 am

Glow in The Rocks and Indian Dances at Red Rock Park 6 pm

Saturday, December 1

Dawn Patrol 6:30 am

Mass Ascension at Red Rock Park 7:30 am

Pyramid Rock Run Registration at Red Rock Park 8 am

Pyramid Rock Run at Red Rock Park 9 am

Downtown Christmas Parade 1 pm

Balloominaria at Rio West Mall 6 pm

Sunday, December 2

Dawn Patrol 6:30 am

Mass Ascension at Red Rock Park 7 am

Awards Brunch and Auction at Red Rock Park 10...

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