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President touts Economic Development summit

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TWIN ARROWS RESORT – A new dawn for economic development on the Navajo Nation.

That’s how Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez envision the future for the Navajo people.

President Russell Begaye stated that economic development contributes to job creation which is one of...

‘Occupy New Mexico’

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Protesters protesting about whatever they are protesting about during the first day of the Legislative session outside of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe Jan. 19. Photo Credit: Andy Lyman, NM Political Report

Gallup Cop arrested for Domestic Violence

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Gallup Police Department Officer Valerie Wilson is on paid administrative leave for allegedly beating her girlfriend Jan. 10.

“She’s placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation,” GPD Capt. Rick White said.

According to GPD Officer Dominic Molina’s report, the couple got into an altercation at Fire Rock Casino. Wilson reportedly knocked a drink out of her girlfriend’s hand and drove off and left her at the casino.

The woman got a ride back to the home that the two women shared, and that’s where the fight resumed. At first some hair was pulled, but then it turned brutal when Wilson allegedly punched her girlfriend in the nose and hit her in the...

Planning Capital Outlay projects

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Chapter Houses in McKinley County, as well as the Pueblo of Zuni and other interested parties were treated to a six-hour training program on Jan. 8 in the Solarium at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital.

State representatives Patricia Lundstrom and Wonda Johnson introduced the guest speakers, which included: Indian Affairs Cabinet Secretary Kellie Zuni; Infrastructure Manager Laura Vanoni; Capital Outlay Coordinator Marion Salvado; Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments Deputy Director Evan Williams; McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker; and Department Manager Casey Begay of the Navajo Capital Improvement Office.

Each speaker, in the order listed above, furnished the large...

Habitual offender found dead in local motel

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Waylon Radosevich of Gallup was found dead in Room 111 at Americas Best Value Inn Jan. 13.

An employee discovered his body sometime around 11:30 am.

It’s unclear of how he died, but police found drugs and paraphernalia in his room. No foul play is suspected and his body was sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy and toxicology testing.

“He’s is a known local person,” Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said.

But not for the right reasons.

Radosevich’s name appears as a defendant in 26 cases, and a respondent in one case, according to the New Mexico Courts website. The first court case dates back to 2007 and each case covers...

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