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PETS OF THE WEEK

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Cats Looking for Love!

The cat room is quickly filling up. If you have been thinking about adding a furry friend to the family, consider one of these beauties looking for a New Year’s miracle.

Can’t adopt, but wouldn’t mind a temporary resident? Consider fostering! It saves lives.

Fort Defiance Chapter awaits LGA certification for upcoming year

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With a current population of over 6,000 community members and a status of approximately 3,000 registered voters, the Fort Defiance Chapter officials and community members will have a reason to celebrate as they look forward to obtaining their Local Governance Act certification on Jan.15.

The certification celebration will take place at the Fort Defiance Chapter House at 10 am along with the Resources and Development Committee’s regularly scheduled meeting, pending approval of legislation that will call for certification of the chapter.

“We couldn’t have done this without the community and we couldn’t have come this far without opening our doors to the community and saying...

Thoreau Chapter distributes toys to local youth

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THOREAU – On Christmas day, Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie (Churchrock, Iyanbito, Mariano Lake, Pinedale, Smith Lake, Thoreau) who represents several of the local communities, and Thoreau Chapter officials distributed toys to over 100 local youth on Christmas Day.

According to chapter president Lester Emerson, the Navajo Nation Office of Youth Development in Crownpoint and the Thoreau Chapter contributed the toys for the first annual toy distribution.

Delegate Yazzie has previously noted that there has been a rise in the number of suicides among youth in the local area in recent months and that the toy distribution is one way of bringing positivity to the youth and...

Get vaccinated against the flu

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The New Mexico Department of Health reminds New Mexicans that it’s not too late to get vaccinated against the flu. Colds and the flu tends to spread more during this time.

This past week, the New Mexico Department of Health has seen an increase in influenza-like illness activity, but influenza activity is likely to increase during upcoming months. With most of the flu season still to come, getting a flu vaccination now can still protect you from illness this season. Information to date shows that this season’s vaccine is a good match to protect against the types of flu currently circulating in the United States, including New Mexico.

“Getting a flu vaccination every year is the...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 1, 2016

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Welcome back to this week’s edition of DVD and Blu-ray highlights. There are actually some interesting titles coming despite the holiday slow down. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Bone Tomahawk - If you enjoyed Kurt Russell in The Hateful Eight, you may be interested in checking out this smaller western with a horror edge. In it, he plays a sheriff who forms a motley crew to rescue some townspeople abducted by a band of cannibals. Reviews were quite strong for the effort, stating that the movie was beautifully shot, the cast were excellent and that the production was surprisingly effective...

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