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Facebook meet-up leads to alleged rape

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A teenage girl became the victim of an alleged sexual assault when she reportedly met up with Clayton Russell after chatting with him for about two months on the popular social media site Facebook.

According to a criminal complaint, filed in Magistrate Court June 6 by McKinley County Sheriff’s Department Det. Anthony...

Obamas to visit Carlsbad Caverns

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President Barack Obama will travel back to New Mexico for the first time in years. He will be bringing his family along, according to the White House.

Obama will travel next weekend to Carlsbad Caverns to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.

On Facebook Thursday afternoon [June 9], the White House announced the travel next week “to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Yosemite National Park to see the national heritage we’re working to preserve.”

The trip is scheduled for June 17-19. It is not clear if he will travel to Yosemite or Carlsbad Caverns first, and which family members the president will travel with.

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Clinton gets another NM superdelegate

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Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Deb Haaland announced in a conference call with the press that she will cast her delegate vote for Hillary Clinton next month in Philadelphia. She also outlined legislative races she felt the Democrats could win in November.

Haaland cited the results of New Mexico’s primary, where Clinton narrowly defeated Bernie Sanders Tuesday.

“Secretary Clinton leads in both votes and in pledged delegates across the country and New Mexico further confirms that she has won the confidence of the majority of voters,” Haaland told reporters.

Delegates will formally choose a Democratic nominee at the Democratic National Convention.

Haaland said she has...

Gallup Summer Nightly Indian Dances return for 33rd year

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Memorial Day officially kicked off the 33rd annual Gallup Summer Nightly Indian Dances, sponsored by the City of Gallup. A growing tradition, the dances are held each year at the Gallup McKinley County Court House Plaza with various Native American tribes performing dances and songs.

Running everyday until Labor Day, beginning at 7 pm, for one hour, audiences get a close up view of various Native American traditional dances. Aside from the returning locals from the Gallup surrounding area, tourists from abroad are entranced as well by the performers and the significance of the dances.

Each year, more songs are added to the program according to Director Teri Frazier.

“This year...

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