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Navajo woman appointed to bench

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DOJ legal staff candidate confirmed as district court judge

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Navajo Nation Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney candidate, Neomi M. Gilmore, has been confirmed by the Navajo Nation Council as a district court judge Dec. 19. A 2014 graduate of the University of  Idaho College of Law, Ms. Gilmore is...

Environmental Justice lawyer named ‘Lawyer of the year’

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MAIN FOCUS URANIUM MINING IMPACT, CLEANUP IN NAVAJO COMMUNITIES

ALBUQUERQUE - The Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law section of the New Mexico Bar Association has named New Mexico Environmental Law Center Staff Attorney Eric Jantz, as “Lawyer of the Year.”

Jantz has been with the Law Center for 18 years and focuses mainly on uranium mining impacts and cleanup in the primarily Navajo communities in Cibola and McKinley counties, and on air quality issues in Albuquerque’s South Valley. He has worked with front-line communities to prevent re-starting uranium mining on Mt. Taylor and worked closely with McKinley County residents to demand that the County Commission...

Digging into scary after-Christmas diets

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FYI: Please do not try the following fad diets as they can be hazardous to your ho-ho-ho health. However, laughing along with my attempt at humor may burn a few calories.

If a certain diet worked, everybody everywhere would know about it. Food fads travel around the planet and back. Weight loss scams come and go. You lose money and motivation, but not pounds. Or if you initially lose a few pounds, you gain them back and more. Greedy companies prey on people with phony promises, bogus beliefs, false and faulty research. They recruit fanatic followers. Where’s the science, folks? The fitness industry needs to divorce the fad diet business. We have to be aware of health hype and...

Amber alert issued for missing Roswell child

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The Roswell Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating Osiel Ernesto Rico, a three-year-old Hispanic male, two-feet-six inches tall, weighing approximately forty pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Osiel was last seen on Jan. 5 at 602 E. Forest St. in Roswell, N.M. It is unknown what Osiel was last seen wearing. Osiel Ernesto Rico is missing and is believed to be in danger if not located.

It is believed he is in the company of Jorge Rico-Ruvira, a 32-year-old male. He is five-foot-eight inches tall, 150 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He is believed to be driving a 2003 maroon GMC Yukon SUV with a New Mexico turquoise Centennial license plate MNF231. ...

Editor’s Picks – Top 5 Stories 2019

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I find it hard to choose a top 5 out of the many stories that appeared in the pages of this year’s Gallup Sun. There are different reasons for each choice. My favorites always lean toward the animals, and social justice. I thought these five deserve another look before we close out the year.

Travelin’ Jack’s Story by Jill Lane Vol. 5, Issue 228; Aug. 16

So, kicking things off, this year I was introduced to Travelin’ Jack and his human companion, Jill Lane. I was moved by Jill’s devotion to her canine companion and the work they did together to benefit others.  I have no doubt that Travelin’ Jack is sorely missed and that somewhere he...

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