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Navajo Nation opposes liquor license transfer; Decision to go before county commissioners

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During a public hearing on Jun. 27 regarding the transfer of ownership of a liquor license currently held by Tomahawk Inc., in Prewitt, Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez said the Nation does not support the transfer of Ownership to Reds Mart, LLC.

“We officially oppose this transfer,” Vice President Nez said...

GGEDC attends summit in Washington, DC

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Obama, Kerry speak at meeting

Patricia Lundstrom, the executive director of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, attended the third annual SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC. The event was held June 19 - 21 as part of a major effort to recruit businesses to Gallup and McKinley County, and to market the state of New Mexico as a whole.

For the past two years, the GGEDC has been the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Those funds allowed for the trip, Lundstrom said.

SelectUSA is the highest profile event dedicated to promoting direct foreign investment in the United States. The affair saw some 2,500...

A death results from collision between car and train

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MENTMORE — In the early morning of June 26, one man died in a head-on collision with a BNSF train.

At 4:40 am, McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Roxanne King was dispatched to Defiance Draw Road in reference to an accident involving a train and a vehicle. At the scene, the train was at a standstill and a black Jeep Patriot with Arizona plates was facing east on the tracks, .7 miles west of Tseyatoh crossing, according to King’s report.

“Due to the direction of both vehicles, it appeared to be a head on collision,” King wrote.

The vehicle sustained heavy damage, and the driver, 45-year-old Arvin Bain of Ft. Defiance died at the scene. However, engineers said a...

MCSO raids Gallup home

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Suspect jailed on $56k bond

A Gallup man remained jailed June 29 after an early morning raid by sheriff’s deputies of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. Pat Salazar of the MCSO said Brandon Yazzie of 307 E. Persching Ave. was taken into custody June 24 on five counts of child abuse, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and a count of the possession, delivery or manufacturing of drug paraphernalia.

Steve Silversmith, warden at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center, said Yazzie, 36, is behind bars on a $56,000 bail bond. There are no attorneys listed in jail records for Yazzie.

“This was the result of months of investigative work,” Salazar...

Continental Divide man jailed on domestic abuse charge

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Suspect out on $1,000 cash surety bond

A Continental Divide man sent to jail June 22 on an aggravated battery on a household member charge was jailed and immediately bonded out the same day, officials said.

Delray Largo, 31, was taken into custody after McKinley County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call about a female thrown down some stairs, according to a police report by Christopher Tsosie. The assailant refused to cooperate with deputies when it came time for explanations, according to a police report on the matter. The incident took place in Continental Divide at 1:25 am.

“…I saw a female approach me crying and holding her right arm,” Tsosie wrote. “I...

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