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'Dark Winds' blowing into Gallup

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A dark wind will blow through Gallup Jan. 20, but it’s nothing to be afraid of. It’s just a film crew for the AMC TV series Dark Winds.

The series is based on the late Tony Hillerman’s novels of murder in the Four Corners in the 1970s. The location crew has asked for permission to shoot local color – small scenes...

The mystery of Billy the Kid

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Did the wild west myth have Gallup/Ramah ties?

Billy the Kid is a bit of a wild west myth. Something to hold on to, something to remember the olden days by.

But who was he, really? Who is really buried in the ground out at Fort Sumner? Some people don’t think that it’s Billy the Kid – who was born Henry McCarthy – who was buried there on July 14, 1881. Instead, some people believe someone else is buried at the gravesite and that the Kid actually escaped, changed his name, and was able to live somewhere else – perhaps in Ramah.

Billy the Kid was born sometime around between 1859-1861, according to aboutbillythekid.com, although his actual date of birth is unknown. His...

Governor appoints three to Public Regulation Commission, signs executive order creating Tribal Advisory Council

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the appointment of Gabriel Aguilera, Brian Moore, and Patrick O’Connell to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission on Dec. 30, who all began their roles at the PRC the next day.

“These appointees are experienced professionals who have the skills needed to oversee an energy transition that is affordable, effective and equitable for every New Mexico community,” Lujan Grisham said in a press release published Dec. 30. “I’m grateful to each of these individuals for providing their expertise in service of our state.”

The governor also signed an executive order creating a Tribal Advisory Council to provide input to the...

Legislations approved by Naabik’íyáti’ Committee move forward to Navajo Nation Council special session

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WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. – Over the span of two days, the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee of the 24th Navajo Nation Council held a Special Meeting to pass 21 legislations, with 18 legislations moving forward to the Navajo Nation Council. Due to time constraints during the Special Meeting, Legislation No. 0240-22 and Legislation No. 0251-22 timed out but have the opportunity to move onto the next Special Session.

During old business of the approved agenda, Legislation No. 0232-21, sponsored by Hon. Seth Damon and co-sponsored by Hon. Elmer P. Begay, passed to approve oil and gas operating agreements between the Navajo Nation and Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company for Tohachee Wash, Beautiful...

24th Navajo Nation Council honors the life of former Arizona Senator James Henderson Jr.

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The 24th Navajo Nation Council honored the life of former Arizona Senator James Henderson Jr. in a press release published on Jan. 2. Henderson passed away in Gallup on Dec. 30.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of an amazing father, grandfather, husband, and leader who advocated for his constituents on a state and federal level,” Hon. Speaker Otto Tso said. “During his career as an elected official, Honorable Senator James Henderson Jr. made it his priority to be the voice of our children, elders, and families across the Navajo Nation and the State of Arizona.”

Henderson was born on May 15, 1942, in Ganado, Ariz. He then graduated from Riverside Indian...

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