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Running for warriors: Navajo Code Talker 29K/10K Run

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The 3rd Annual Navajo Code Talker 29K/10K Run was staged Sept. 10 at the Navajo Nation Museum.

This gathering brought together the local communities to engage with one another through health and fitness. They also got to meet a few of the elite soldiers, the Navajo Nation’s prized treasure...

Officials, others remember Pete Domenici

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Wednesday morning, news broke that former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici died at the age of 85.

Domenici served six terms in office and was widely respected in the state and beyond. Nearly immediately, remembrances and statements from New Mexico officials and others began flowing in, lauding Domenici, both from his fellow Republicans and Democrats who respected his work.

NM Political Report collected the statements throughout the day, many of which referenced his work on mental health and his support of New Mexico’s national labs.

Gov. Susana Martinez called it a “sad day for all New Mexicans.”

“His devotion to our state was evident throughout his lengthy career. He tirelessly...

Kayenta man sentenced to 27 years in prison

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Convicted for kidnapping, violent assault

PHOENIX – This week, Eli Sloan, 45, of Kayenta, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 330 months of imprisonment, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release.  Last year, Sloan was convicted of six offenses following a jury trial, including kidnapping, two counts of aggravated sexual abuse, assault with intent to commit aggravated sexual abuse, assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to an intimate partner, and assault by strangling an intimate partner.

On Oct. 4, 2015, Sloan kidnapped the victim and held her overnight in a rural area near Kayenta, Ariz.  Eventually, he took her to a trailer, where...


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Devin Spencer

09.09.17, 01:40 am

DWI, 1st Offense

While on routine patrol within the city of Gallup, Gallup Police Department Officer Luke Martin was dispatched to the area of Valley View Road and Aztec Avenue in reference to a rollover vehicle crash. The driver was identified as Spencer and his passenger was listed as Angel Martinez. Spencer tried to claim he was the only occupant of the pickup, but another GPD Officer saw Martinez walking west and then south to get away from the scene. He was soon tracked down and returned to the scene by the other Officer.

Spencer claimed he was distracted by his cell phone just before driving into the median and initially claimed...

Labor Day crash shines spotlight on distracted driving

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Woman escapes with minor injuries

This past Labor Day weekend could have ended tragically for one motorcyclist. Francisca Wright’s ride down eastbound Highway 66, ended abruptly when a car darted out in front of her, near the UPS Store, 2418 Hwy 66, at about 5:15 pm on Sept. 3.

Wright rammed into the silver-colored sedan as the driver attempted to cross the road to turn left. The driver apparently did not see or yield to Wright, and she struck the driver’s side door.

Witnesses said Wright’s husband, who was riding next to her, stopped immediately, dropped his bike, and ran to her aid. When police arrived a few minutes later, Wright was writhing in pain, and frightened...

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