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McKinley County OK’s 2018-2022 ICIP list

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Summary: Road improvements top list

The McKinley County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved 46 projects at a special meeting Aug. 23 connected to the fiscal year 2018-2022 Infrastructure Capital Improvement.

Topping the ICIP list were improvements to roads, which have been a county priority for years...

Navajo Nation raises flag at Dakota Access Pipeline blockade camp

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CANNON BALL, N.D.-On Tuesday, Aug. 30, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez traveled to Cannon Ball, N.D., to speak with Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II, show their support for the tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and present the blockade camp with a Navajo Nation flag.

“Tribes from other nations are going there to show their support,” President Russell Begaye said. “As tribes, we all face encroaching environmental and spiritual destruction. We need to support each other in carrying on the fight. If we don’t, no one else will do it for us.”

The Standing Rock Sioux opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline has elicited...

Heinrich highlights new security enhancement measure at Sunport

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ALBUQUERQUE – On Aug. 26, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, joined Director Roderick Allison of the Transportation Security Administration’s Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service, a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at the Albuquerque International Sunport to highlight a legislative measure the senator led to enhance U.S. airport and mass transit security.

The measure was included in the bipartisan, bicameral Federal Aviation Administration extension.

In the wake of the terror attacks over the last year in Paris, Brussels, and Istanbul, Heinrich led the effort to expand the number of Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response...

NNPD officer killed in highway collision

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Staff Reports

A Navajo Nation Patrol Officer was killed today in a head-on collision that took place near Mile Post 15.5 on Navajo Route 64 between Chinle and Tsaile, Ariz.

The Navajo Nation Police Department has identified the patrol officer as Leander Frank.

According to Jesse Delmar, director of the Division of Public Safety, Frank had been dispatched to a call in the Tsaile area.

It was reported that Frank’s vehicle was approaching another vehicle. Both vehicles tried to avoid each other but collided head-on in the middle of the highway.

Frank was killed instantly. All passengers from the other vehicle survived the crash.

The accident is currently being investigated by the...

Man killed crossing I-40 ID’d

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By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

A pedestrian trying to cross Interstate 40 near mile-marker 20 died Aug. 27 after he was hit by two tractor-trailers, officials said.

Capt. Marinda Spencer of the Gallup Police Department said Jeremiah Begay, 23, of Wide Ruins, Ariz., was hit at about 7:50 pm by a semi that failed to stop. He was then hit by another truck. The driver of the first semi did not stop, but the second driver stopped and exited his vehicle to see what was going on.

“The first semi-truck has not been located,” Spencer said. “There are indications that [Begay] was intoxicated.”

Westbound traffic along the interstate near exit 20 was diverted for a little more than...

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