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Navajo Nation to seek prosecution for illegal trash dumping

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BLACK MESA, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency announced Aug. 23 that its Criminal Enforcement Department is working to address a case of illegal trash dumping in the community of Black Mesa, Ariz., which is in violation of the Navajo Nation Solid Waste Act, and will seek prosecution of the...

FBI offers up to $1,000 reward in Naschitti, N.M., arson investigation

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Law enforcement is asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible for a series of fires that damaged several buildings in Naschitti, N.M., on the Navajo Nation, this week.
The fires, which occurred Aug. 19 to 21, damaged a church, a convenience store, and three vacant houses.Nobody was injured.
The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, and the San Juan County Fire Department are investigating.The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300 or...

Students, Families, and Community Members,

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Gallup McKinley County Schools (GMCS) is excited to welcome students back to school for the 2019-2020 school year! We are eager for the many opportunities this coming year to educate and support our students while they continue to outpace the academic growth of students across the state. Our students’ academic improvements in recent years demonstrates their ability to not only meet, but exceed expectations. We want to congratulate our students, families and staff for their hard work and accomplishments. We are proud of all our GMCS students.

Over the past two years GMCS students have outpaced the largest ten school districts in New Mexico in proficiency improvements. With respect...

Window Rock honors Navajo Nation Code Talkers

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VP Lizer voices desire for code talker museum

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Code Talkers Day parade Aug. 14 was a show of appreciation, with a procession of the remaining code talkers, memorial walkers for code talkers who have passed, and local native royalty like Tse Ho Tso Native American Princess Rayanne M. Ownes and Window Rock High School Miss Native American Princess Kaitlyn G. Toledo.

The Navajo Nation Code talkers played a pivotal role in World War II by relaying messages in their native language that the Japanese could not decode.

The code talkers received no recognition until the declassification of their operation in 1968. Then in 1982, the code talkers were...

City council discusses area transportation safety plan

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In an effort to address high area fatality and serious injury rates, the City of Gallup was chosen as the subject of a traffic and pedestrian safety analysis and plan, which was presented to the Gallup City Council at its regular meeting Aug. 13.

Rosa Kozub, government-to-government unit supervisor for the New Mexico Department of Transportation, said the department has been working on the safety plan with City of Gallup staff, the public works planning department, and the public safety department since May 2018.

“The plan emphasizes priority for fatality and serious injury incidents,” Kozub said.

The vision of the plan is to make Gallup a safer place for residents and visitors...

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