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RMCHCS temporarily closes maternity ward

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Hospital seeks nursing staff to fill shortage

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services reopened and re-staffed its maternity unit Oct. 26 after a temporary, two-day closure due to a shortage of labor and delivery nurses, according an Oct. 26 RMCHCS press release.

“RMCHCS had a key maternity nurse who was out for...

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument receives attraction award

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Voted winner in ‘beaches and natural attractions’ category

ALBUQUERQUE – The Bureau of Land Management and Pueblo de Cochiti announced Oct. 24 that Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument was named a winner in the inaugural TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Awards in the 2018 Beaches and Natural Attractions category.

The awards take a two-pronged approach to choose winners: a combination of data and human vetting to recognize the very best restaurants, hotels, and attractions across the world.

According to Trip Savvy, a travel-information website, from a pool of over 60,000, only two percent of businesses, including Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, passed TripSavvy’s...

Whippoorwill man sentenced for abusive sexual contact

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Romondo Begay, 23, of Whippoorwill, Ariz., was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 108 months’ imprisonment on Oct. 31, to be followed by a 12-year term of supervised release with sex offender registration, treatment, and testing.

Begay had previously pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact of a child.

In December of 2017, the victim reported that Begay had sexually abused her outside a relative’s house.  Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation promptly began an investigation, which led to Begay’s arrest and prosecution.  Begay and the victim are both members of the Navajo Nation, and the abuse occurred within the Navajo Nation...

Body found near child-care center

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A body was discovered Oct. 27 just north of Christian Child Care Home, 220 W. Jefferson Ave. in Gallup. The deceased has been identified as Gilbert Jones Dalgai, 55, of Ganado, Ariz.

Gallup Police Department Captain Marinda Spencer told the Sun Oct. 29 the partially decomposed body was found by a person taking a walk in the area, who initially thought the deceased was sleeping and continued on their walk.

Spencer said the walker went back to the scene later in the day “to see whether the person had left,” but the body was still there in the same position, so the walker took a closer look.

Dalgai’s body showed obvious signs of being deceased, and the walker called dispatch...

GPD officers receive pins for SWAT training

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Pictured: Gallup Police Department Officer Adrian Quetawki, Officer Nicole Diswood, Officer Francis Collins and Lieutenant Billy Padavich. Officers receive emergency response training pins for completing their 40-hour in-service SWAT training. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

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