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Retired NM AIR National Guard General Judy Griego confirmed as DVS Cabinet Secretary

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SANTA FE -  Retired New Mexico Air National Guard Brigadier General Judy M. Griego was unanimously confirmed by the New Mexico Senate Feb. 6 as Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services.

The native of Carnuel in eastern Bernalillo County was appointed to the position by Governor Michelle Lujan...

Heart health advice from Dilkon Wellness Center

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February is American Heart Month

DILKON, Ariz. - The Dilkon Wellness Center staff with Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program would like you to know that the adult human heart is about the size of a fist. You would think that the heart, not so big in size, is very limited in work.

This is not true.

Did you know that the adult human heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day and beats about 115,000 times each day? The daily work the heart performs is pretty amazing.

It is very important to keep our “ticker” in good condition. Some simple ways we can do this is eating a well-balanced diet, exercising, and not smoking.

Although our hearts are a major organ in our circulatory...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, Feb. 2

A hit and run accident Feb. 2 resulted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle but no thief.

According to a McKinley County Sheriff report, April John, 30, of Shiprock, was headed south on New Mexico Highway 698 when her vehicle was struck at the Jefferson Street intersection by a car that went through a red light and then sped away.

The vehicle was found a little later on the 600 block of Maloney Avenue but the driver was nowhere to be seen.

When deputies checked the vehicle, they found it had been reported as stolen out of Window Rock. The license plates were also found to have been stolen from another vehicle.

The stolen vehicle had moderate...

Kayenta man convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon; simple assault

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PHOENIX – On Feb. 1, 2019, Silas Deswood Yazzie, 52, of Kayenta, Ariz, a member of the Navajo Nation, was convicted by a jury of assault with a dangerous weapon and simple assault.

Yazzie is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan in April.

On two separate occasions, Yazzie assaulted unsuspecting victims with a knife. Yazzie sought out the first victim in early June 2018, when he grabbed a knife and swung it at the victim’s stomach after saying he would “teach him a lesson.”

The victim had to take a step back to avoid being stabbed. Less than two weeks later, while loitering at a gas station, Yazzie approached the second victim, and demanded...


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Leroy Jim

Jan. 28, 12:03 am


McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero said he was dispatched to the 15 mile marker on New Mexico Highway 264 after another deputy stopped a car that he observed weaving on the highway.

The stop was made on Navajo tribal land, so while deputies were waiting for a tribal policeman to show up, Guerrero said he talked to Jim, 48, of St. Michaels, Ariz.

He said Jim showed signs of being intoxicated and was having problems standing. He agreed to take a field sobriety test but when he was given instructions, he just stared and wouldn’t comply so he was arrested for DWI.

He also agreed to take a breath alcohol test but then failed to...

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