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Annual ‘Comcast Cares Day’ to cleanup downtown

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April 30 cleanup coincides with Earth Day

From his view just outside of the back door of his business, amid a pile of litter and discarded bulk items, Knifewing Segura, CEO and founder of the Downtown Conference Center on Coal Avenue, said he can only speculate how long the debris will stay in one spot.

Hopefully, not...

Senior Day pranks go wrong; possible criminal action pending at Miyamura High

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Areas of Gallup High left in shambles

GALLUP – A few seniors apparently took pranks a little too far on Senior Day this week and one area principal says he’ll find out if criminal charges are warranted as a result of the situation.

Jack McFarland of Miyamura High School said a pre-planned activity on April 19 whereby seniors engaged in pranks carried the matter over to some late night vandalism.

“It looks as though after these few people went home for the school day and after the planned activity, they came back to school and somehow got into the building,” he said. “We’re talking about no more than three, four, maybe five individuals.”

McFarland said two...

State Rep. D.Wonda Johnson facing lawsuit

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Former campaign manager says he’s owed $26,000, plus

ALBUQUERQUE – A lawsuit related to a campaign management matter and filed in January 2016 hasn’t yet been settled and it looks like there’s no telling when there will be some closure on it, records suggest.

D. Wonda Johnson, the area state representative who is the subject of the suit, filed in the 2nd Judicial Court, offered no information April 18 as to when the matter would be disposed of.

Johnson, D-Church Rock, the incumbent candidate for a New Mexico District 5 House of Representative seat, reportedly owes her former campaign manager Keegan King, president of Atsaya, Inc., of Albuquerque, $13,375, plus...

NN Iyanbito Chapter hosts area, state Dems

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Candidates roar ‘…turn our House back to blue’

IYANBITO – With a June primary and a November general election looming, several members of McKinley’s and New Mexico’s Democratic Party met April 15 at the Iyanbito Chapter House “…to turn our House back to blue,” as one of those attending the two-hour affair said.

“We want everybody who is registered to vote to know a little better exactly who they are voting for,” organizer Albert Shirley said. “That’s what this is about. It also gives regular people from everywhere a chance to meet the candidates.”

Shirley, who dubbed the meeting a “Get Out the Navajo Vote” campaign, asked each candidate running...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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CALL SOMEONE FIRST

4/18, IYANBITO

If you are contemplating taking your life, don’t hesitate to reach out to someone. Don’t think there’s anyone to talk to? Then call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255. A mom said that her son had threatened to take his life. She had turned off the wifi, but it’s clear that wasn’t the thing that pushed him over the edge. He blocked the door to his bedroom, and tied a belt around his neck, ending his life and devastating his family.

ANGRY DRINKER

4/17, YAHTAHEY

Amber Cooley, 22, knocked a few too many back at a cookout in Pinedale. According to McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Roxanne King’s report...

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