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WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Kenny Keyonnie

Jan. 12, 2:58 am

Aggravated DWI (first offense)

McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Frank Villa Jr. said he responded to a call from a security guard at the Travel Centers of America on West Highway 66 about a man passed out behind the steering wheel of his vehicle at one of the center’s...

Chief Justice addresses council at winter sessions

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JoAnn B. Jayne, Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation, introduced herself to the 24th Navajo Nation Council during her quarterly report Jan. 28.




Jayne is Tábąąhá, born for Kinyaa’áanii. She is from the community of Tohatchi and has been serving as the chief justice or Aląąjí Hashkééjí Nahatʹá since Jan. 24, 2018.




She told the Council that the Judicial Branch is looking forward to working with the new Council Delegates, Law and Order Committee, and the new President and Vice President.




Jayne said that the Judicial Branch is working toward the vision of resolving cases as soon as the courts can.




“That is what justice is about and that is...

State Police officer involved in shooting

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DONA ANA COUNTY  – The New Mexico State Police assisted the United States Border Patrol with a vehicle pursuit Jan. 30.




At approximately 7:40 am, a grey Nissan passenger vehicle with a stolen license plate eluded the Border Patrol check point. Border Patrol agents initiated a pursuit and requested the assistance of the New Mexico State Police.

During the pursuit, the vehicle began to travel southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 25. Tire deflation devices were deployed several times which the driver avoided and continued to travel south bound in the north bound lanes. At one point during the pursuit, a New Mexico State Police Tactical Team officer discharged his...

Gallup Sun spotlight: Person of the Month: New ArtsCrawl coordinator aims to preserve, evolve the event

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Rhonda Quintana, co-owner of Quintana’s Music and Indian Jewelry, has been named the Sun’s Person of the Month for January 2019.

This is in part to her recently being selected as the new coordinator for the city’s monthly ArtsCrawl event, which draws in hundreds of visitors to downtown Gallup.

“There has been a very big community response to [the future of] ArtsCrawl,” Quintana said in an interview Jan. 11, adding that locals were upset it could end.

Quintana sees ArtsCrawl as an attempt to improve quality of life in Gallup, with live musical performances, opportunities for families and friends to get together, and a chance to give local artists a platform to share their...

State court supports call to reform New Mexico school system

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Ruling found state is not meeting requirements for sufficient education

The State of New Mexico expects an overhaul of the state’s public education system to bring it into compliance with the constitution and other state laws after the ruling in Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico that said the state must take steps by April 15 to ensure state schools have the proper resources to prepare students for college and careers.

The announcement was made on a Jan. 10 teleconference call that included plaintiffs from the case, their respective counsel, and several superintendents from New Mexico schools.

Gail Evans, lead counsel for the Yazzie plaintiffs for the New Mexico Center on Law...

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