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Begaye’s statement on the Interior’s report blaming EPA for mine spill

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – President Russell Begaye released the following statement on the United States Department of Interior report on the Gold King Mine Spill Oct. 22. According to the Associated Press, which received an advanced copy of the report prior to its public release, the Interior Department found that “an EPA...

Advocates encouraged by White House movement on opioids

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The White House rolled out a new way of dealing with opioid addiction and prescription this week with the president appearing in Charleston, West Virginia on Wednesday to discuss the efforts.

The move is the latest in an ambitious set of second-term moves by the President Barack Obama. As Huffington Post reported, it downplays abstinence in favor of medication-assisted treatment, in an effort to curb the growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdoses nationwide.

New Mexico has had a massive problem with opioid overdoses. A study by the New Mexico Department of Health released this summer found that overdose deaths in New Mexico reached a new high in 2014.

New Mexico has done a...

Mission House Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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Early Christian Reformed missionaries searched for a location for a mission in the southwest and in late 1902 found Smith’s Ranch about 6 miles east of Gallup. It included 320 acres, a house with 7 rooms, a well, windmill and a few out buildings. They named the place Rehoboth.

They added a dining room and kitchen to the Smith Ranch home and used its original rooms for housing mission workers and other activities. They called the building the Mission House. Fire was always a danger for buildings at the mission in its early years because water was scarce and the climate was dry. While baking bread, the heat of the oven caused a fire and within an hour the entire structure was...

Celebrating Educators

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October Teacher of the Month

REHOBOTH—Lorrinda Horace, a second-grade teacher at Rehoboth-Christian Elementary School, took time out of her busy school schedule to share her thoughts on winning Camille’s Sidewalk Café, “Teacher of the Month” and shares what she likes to do in her spare time, when she’s not  teaching.

There were more than 40 entries for October “Teacher of the Month” title and Horace received three nominations.

Sun: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Horace: My name is Lorrinda Horace, I am 42-years-old and I live in St. Michaels, Ariz. I have two sons and one daughter. I really started off working at a small Christian school, called...

Udall pushes to expand tech transfer at DOE labs

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Intention: To build NM’s economy

ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Senator Tom Udall hosted U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski, D-MD, and U.S. Department of Energy Acting Director of the Office of Technology Transitions Jetta Wong at Sandia National Lab for a roundtable discussion about improving technology transfer and creating jobs Oct. 14.

Sandia and Los Alamos National Lab officials joined several local businesses that were created based on technology developed at the labs to discuss ways to expand tech transfer and build New Mexico’s economy. Udall is leading the push to expand DOE’s capacity for tech transfer and plans to reintroduce legislation...

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