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Kaibeto road project to pave over three miles

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KAIBETO, ARIZ.- Three Kaibeto road projects are currently underway where the Navajo Division of Transportation will pave over three miles within the chapter.

Navajo Engineering and Construction Authority is the contractor for the $15.6 million-dollar project that will pave 3.52 miles of roadway and ease traffic at a...

Woman found dead on Ryan Lane

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At about 3:15 pm on June 18, Gallup Police officers were dispatched to conduct a welfare check on a woman who lived at the Red Bluff Trailer Park at 201 Ryan Ln. Capt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo told the Sun that police had been advised by the woman’s friends that they had not heard from her and that she failed to show up for work.  Officers met with the people who called, then proceeded to do the welfare check.

When officers arrived at the address on Ryan Lane, they knocked and called out.  But there was no response.  They could see that someone was inside the residence.  However, that person was not responding to their verbal commands.  They entered the house and confirmed that the...

Gallup Police Department warns about skimming

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The Gallup Police Department has recently received a report of a possible debit card skimming incident at a local gas station.

Skimming is the process of illegally obtaining devit or credit card information when a card is being swiped with a covert card reader.  It is generally not visible to the naked eye.

Skimmers can be placed almost anywhere that one normally uses plastic to pay for items or services, including ATMs and fuel pumps.

If the credit card reader on your ATM or gas pump looks strange or you have suspicions about it, do not use it.  Instead, report it to  police dispatch at (505) 722-2002.  Then, go inside to pay.

Paying inside, or withdrawing money from an inside...

New Mexico to receive Brownfields Grant

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Funds to help under-served communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the New Mexico Environment Department and its coalition partners, Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments, Gallup, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments, and the city of Silver City are among 149 recipients of 151 grant awards totaling more than $64.6 million in EPA Brownfields funding through the Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup Grant Programs. The coalition will partner to administer a $500,000 assessment grant to address contaminated properties in New Mexico.

These funds will aid under-served and economically disadvantaged communities in opportunity zones and other parts of...

Coppermine man convicted of seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child

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PHOENIX – Bo Lane, 36, of Coppermine, Ariz., was found guilty of seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child by a federal jury in Flagstaff, Ariz. on June 14. The case was tried before Chief U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow. Lane will be sentenced on Sept. 3.

The evidence at trial showed that between 2013 and 2017, Lane sexually abused two minor victims. The abuse started when the victims were six years old and took place on the Navajo Indian Reservation.  Both Lane and the victims are members of the Navajo Nation.

Each conviction for aggravated sexual abuse of a child carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 30 years in prison, a maximum penalty of life in prison, and a...

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