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Navajo Nation Council applauds designation of Bears Ears National Monument by Obama

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WASHINGTON – The 23rd Navajo Nation Council commended President Obama’s designation of the Bears Ears National Monument under the Antiquities Act of 1906 Dec. 28.

“This is a historic victory for tribes and this is an initiative that the Navajo Nation Council has supported through resolution, lobbying efforts, and...

NM Environment Dept.: Successful WIPP inspection results

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TRANSFERRED to U.S. DOE Carlsbad FIELD office

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Environment Department’s Hazardous Waste Bureau transmitted the results of its inspection for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant to DOE and its contractor, Nuclear Waste Partnership Dec. 16.

The environmental compliance inspections took place over multiple days in August of 2014, December 2014, November 2015, and, most recently, December 2016. The inspection team evaluated WIPP’s hazardous waste permit conditions as well as the corrective actions resulting from issues dating back to the 2014 salt truck fire and radiation leak incident that led to WIPP’s temporary closure.


Perspective ... The Coach’s Korner: Training versus Workout

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As I prepared for the 1997 New Mexico Physique Southwest bodybuilding competition I worked out 5 days a week, 2-3 hours a day. Although I won the contest and took state I realized as I got older there was nothing left to show from what I had achieved back then.

No, I didn’t get fat right away but there was no application for all the “working out” I had done. I had nice shoulders, triceps, quads and glutes but I also now had a gut, rising blood pressure from work/life stress and I no longer moved around as well as I used too. As well as I used too…

There was a phrase that kept floating around in my head I never fully understood during all my years of working out and that was...

Christmas recitals: Local schools spread holiday cheer

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New Mexico’s Top Baby Names for 2016

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1. Mia

2. Sophia

3. Olivia

4. Emma

5. Isabella

6. Ava

7. Emily

8. Sofia

9. Abigail

10. Amelia




1. Elijah

2. Noah

3. Michael

4. Liam

5. Josiah

6. Sebastian

7. Ethan

8. Jacob

9. Aiden

10. Lucas


Of those 20 names, only Sebastian and Amelia are new to the list. The New Mexico Department of Health began compiling the list back in 2014 and since it’s first release, Mia and Sophia have remained in the top two spots for girls’ names. For the boys names, Noah has remained in one of the top two spots all three years. They also say that they’ve seen an increase in the popularity of Michael. The classic name has increased from 10th place...

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