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Yahtahey female strikes parked cars, jailed

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Woman hit cars at Sun Valley parking lot

A Yatahey female, jailed March 19 at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on abandonment or abuse of a child, driving while under the influence of alcohol, consuming or possessing alcohol in an open container and duty upon striking an unattended vehicle charges, was released...


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The legal limit is .08

Christina Martin

March 25, 2:01 am

2nd DWI, Aggravated

A domestic dispute in the parking lot of Motel 6 drew the attention of one employee, who in turn called the police. When Gallup Police Department Officer Andrew Thayer arrived the two quarreling lovers were parting ways in their vehicles. Thayer stopped Martin to conduct a welfare check, according to the report.

Martin, 46, smelled of booze and had red, watery eyes, the officer noted. She admitted to having two beers, and agreed to take the field sobriety tests. She failed each test and blew a .16 twice – twice the legal limit, earning the aggravated charge.

Sophina Thompson

Jan. 26, 4:34...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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3/25, Gallup

It’s not clear from Gallup Police Department Officer Victor Rodriguez’s report on what the motive was for Jimmy Silago allegedly stabbing a man in the neck with a box cutter.

According to the report that briefly notes eyewitness and the victim’s accounts, a female driver was giving Silago a ride when he reached up from the backseat and stabbed the male sitting in the front seat with a red box cutter.

Silago was still in the vehicle when Rodriguez arrived on scene at the 300 block of Black Diamond. He cooperated with the police. However, absent was the victim. He had made his way back to his home at the Black Diamond Trailer Park. The...

Begaye appropriates millions to support entrepreneurship, economic development

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – President Russell Begaye approved legislation appropriating $20 million dollars to the Sihasin Fund Navajo Community Development Financial Institution Economic Development Expenditure Plan March 27.

“During the time that Vice President Jonathan Nez and I served on the Navajo Nation Council, we advocated on behalf of the Navajo CDFI as being a tool that would benefit the Nation. Getting it off the ground will make a difference in helping entrepreneurs start businesses on the Nation,” Begaye said.

The vision of Navajo CDFI is to develop a financial infrastructure and a sustainable capital based economy on the Navajo Nation to further economic development. The...

Heinrich advances outdoor recreation, conservation bills

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Senator claims the bills will benefit N.M. economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., led in advancing two bills he introduced March 30, that will enhance opportunities for outdoor recreation, reauthorize a key conservation program, improve access to public lands, and protect wilderness within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument northwest of Taos.

The Sportsmen’s Act of 2017 cleared the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today with bipartisan support. Senator Heinrich introduced the bill with Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

The Sportsmen’s Act includes the text of...

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