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President Nez calls for Arizona mask mandate

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Number of record high cases reported Friday as Navajo Nation lockdown continues

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported a record-high 351 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and five more...

Double homicide suspect arrested at Gallup hotel

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In a coordinated law enforcement effort, New Mexico State Police officers, along with federal law enforcement agencies, tracked down and arrested Adre Jordan Baroz Nov. 19.

Also known as “Psycho,” Baroz was wanted in connection for murder of two people in southern Colorado.

New Mexico State Police officers in Gallup aided ATF and U.S. Marshals Service in arresting Baroz, 26, at a hotel north of Gallup. He was taken into custody without incident.

Baroz was arrested on a fugitive of justice warrant for two counts of murder. He was booked by the New Mexico State Police into the Gallup-McKinley County Adult Detention Center where he awaits extradition to Colorado.

State Police net 200 lbs of pot at Gallup Port of Entry

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New Mexico State Police seized 204 pounds of Marijuana from a Commercial Motor Vehicle at the Gallup Port of Entry west of Gallup, N.M. Nov. 19.

During a safety cab inspection conducted by State Police officers on the trailer of the CMV, officers observed six large cardboard boxes inside of the trailer with no markings. The six cardboard boxes located were not listed on the cargo. Officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the area of the carboard boxes. After a search, State Police officers found 204 pounds of Marijuana inside of the boxes.

The driver Arthur Ziretsyan, 25, of Van Nuys, CA was arrested without incident and booked into the Gallup-McKinley County...

Navajo Nation leaders commend unanimous vote by GMCS Board of Education to return to virtual learning for students

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, Speaker Seth Damon and several members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council issued a letter to the Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education members, requesting their support of a resolution to have students return to virtual learning, as opposed to hybrid learning, as cases of COVID-19 continue to increase significantly in surrounding areas.

The resolution was unanimously passed by the board members by a vote of 5-0-0 during a special meeting held on Friday.

“As you are aware, the pandemic has impacted governments, communities, schools and our families. The harm COVID-19 has caused is...

MOVE For kids’ sake

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact education by keeping schools closed and having many students learn from a distance, there is growing concern that students are becoming less engaged from learning and participating, stemming from a lack of accountability.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a non-profit group that has created one-on-one youth mentorships for over a century, is aware of the unique challenges faced by students at this time. To that end, they want to recruit more mentors to help more students around Gallup.

Sarah Piano, regional director for Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region, said their main focus right now is recruitment.

“Due to the...
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