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Governor Lujan Grisham visits four Navajo communities

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CHURCHROCK, N.M. –Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez welcome New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to the Navajo communities of Churchrock, Pinedale, Smith Lake, and Crownpoint Dec. 16 to discuss priorities and concerns of the Navajo Nation. She was also greeted by Speaker Seth Damon of the 24th Navajo Nation...

MCSO seeks public’s help

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Looking for missing woman

A 21-year-old Gamerco woman has been missing since Nov. 25.

According to police reports, Tamara Big Medicine was reported missing Dec. 11 by her mother Susan Willie, who said her daughter was last seen at her residence around 9 pm on Nov. 25.

Willie said Big Medicine just left her home and never told anyone where she was going. She said she didn’t recall what she was wearing, but she has a rose tattoo with a music symbol on her right hand and three scars on her stomach due to gallstone surgery.

She added that her daughter has used meth in the past and suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. She added that Big Medicine might have short...

Boarding homes have new rules

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Staff Reports

The New Mexico Department of Health has enacted emergency rules governing the licensure and regulation of boarding homes that residentially house individuals discharged from mental or behavioral health care institutions.

These rules are effective as of Dec. 5, and were put in place to protect the health, safety, and welfare of those currently residing in boarding homes. Any boarding home falling within the scope of these emergency rules must apply for a license within 30 days and meet basic health and safety requirements.

“These emergency rules are absolutely necessary to address the immediate risks to life and safety experienced by certain residents of boarding homes...

Earthweek: Diary of a Changing World

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Week ending Friday, December 13, 2019


Unbridled Warming

Earth is likely to end its hottest decade on record on New Year’s Eve, according to a new U.N. climate assessment released at the start of a two-week global climate summit in Madrid. It also said 2019 is on course to be the second- or third-warmest year on record, and possibly the hottest year not influenced by an El Niño. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned that there have been “utterly inadequate”  actions to deal with surging greenhouse gas emissions behind the looming climate crisis. “We simply have to stop digging and drilling and take advantage of the vast possibilities offered by renewable energy and...

Dogs, chocolate don’t mix

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Christmas is a time for family.  A time to relax and enjoy friends and often overeat the sweet stuff.  But be careful with chocolates and brownies around your dogs.  They love chocolate and can’t get enough - given the opportunity of an unguarded box of chocolates under the tree.  Remember they can smell right past the plastic wrapper.

Chocolate, coffee and caffeine all contain substances called theobromine.  When ingested by pets they can cause vomiting and diarrhea, panting, excessive thirst and urination, hyperactivity, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures and even death.

Note that darker chocolate is more dangerous than milk chocolate, while white chocolate is the...

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