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Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Yah-ta-hey, Oct. 4

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Shirley was dispatched to a residence on North Cle Ki Drive in Yah-ta-hey in reference to a domestic dispute.

Shirley made contact with Kesha Singer, who showed signs of injury, including swollen features on her face and dried blood on...

PRC Commissioner visits Stagecoach Elementary

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Theresa Becenti-­Aguilar, Chair and District 4 commissioner of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, paid a visit to Stagecoach Elementary Oct. 4 as part of a series of stops across the Four Corners region. One of her goals was fire safety education in her district.

The students and faculty of Stagecoach Elementary received a lecture on fire safety and prevention from Becenti-­Aguilar, members of the Gallup Fire Department, and the State Fire Marshal’s office. Students also got a close-up view of a fire truck and an overview of its functions and equipment.

Becenti-­Aguilar said, “I work closely with the fire marshal.” Of the fire...


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Edwin Begay

Oct. 3, 7:33 pm

Aggravated DWI (1st offense)

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Villa Jr. answered an attempt-to-locate order from Metro Dispatch for a gold pickup truck headed eastbound on Highway 118.

Shortly after answering, Villa spotted the vehicle in question heading east on Highway 118 near mile marker 29 and proceeded to follow it. Villa noted the vehicle swerved from left to right as it drove, and when the driver tried to turn left onto Highway 566, he made a wide left turn and straddled the white shoulder line.

Villa turned on his emergency lights and then his siren. Eventually the suspect vehicle stopped north of a bridge and pulled over to the right...

First Lady Phefelia Nez’s new appointment to help indigenous women

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Nez named to missing, murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and the Office of the First Lady and Second Lady announced the appointment of Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to serve on New Mexico’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Oct. 7.

In March, Gov. Grisham established a task force to investigate the epidemic of

missing and murdered Indigenous women in the state of New Mexico when she signed N.M. House Bill 278 into law.

Nez will assist the task force in assessing and determining how to increase state resources for reporting and...

Committee talks radiation exposure compensation to Native communities

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Udall chairs field hearing on uranium mining legacy

WASHINGTON, D. C. – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, was joined by Representatives Ben Ray Lujan, D- N.M., and Deb Haaland, D-N.M., as he chaired an official Indian Affairs Committee oversight field hearing Oct. 7, entitled “America’s Nuclear Past: Examining the Effects of Radiation on Indian Country” at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque.

The committee examined the unique history and legacy of the atomic age in Indian Country and promoted efforts to ensure that the federal government lives up to its obligations to compensate Native...

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