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FY23 budget includes increases for missing persons unit, public safety

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed into law the Navajo Nation’s Fiscal Year 2023 Comprehensive Budget through Resolution CS-42-22 on Sept. 24, which includes increases in funding to support a missing persons unit, the Proactive Criminal Enforcement Program...

President Nez meets with Albuquerque FBI Division

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez met virtually with the FBI’s Albuquerque Division on Oct. 3 to help improve communication, coordination, and data collection between the Navajo Nation, the FBI, and the families of missing persons. Nez was joined by Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety Executive Director Jesse Delmar, Chief of Police Daryl Noon, Criminal Investigations Director Michael Henderson, Chief Prosecutor Vernon L. Jackson, and Washington Office Executive Director Lashawna Tso.

In meetings with the families of missing persons, Nez noted that often family members do not receive adequate updates from the FBI, which handles and oversees the majority...

Unscheduled water outage Oct. 18

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An unscheduled water outage from the intersection of Fifth Street and Green Street heading west to Seventh Street will take place from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm on Oct. 18.

Surrounding areas may experience low water pressure.

The Water Department will be repairing a service line in the area and will need to shut off the water in order to do their work safely.

Any questions please call Utility Dispatch at (505) 863-1200.


Eagerly awaiting a new justice complex

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No more rain pouring in and ruining workstations during monsoons. No more light coming in through cracks in the building. Hardwired technology. More private spaces for sensitive conversations. And just generally enough space to get work done efficiently and comfortably.

Those are some of the things Gallup Police Chief Franklin Boyd is looking forward to when the new John B. Arviso Department of Public Safety Facility And Municipal Courts building is ready.

That’s probably a year or two off, but city officials are hoping construction can start this year. The project is expected to take 480 calendar days from groundbreaking to completion. Plans have been in the works since 2019 and...

Keeping Gallup’s act clean

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There are lots of organizations devoted to making Gallup more appealing, but a few people stand out every year for their efforts to clean up the town’s act.

The Keep Gallup Beautiful Community Pride Awards recognize outstanding environmental stewardship and are awarded to businesses, individuals, schools, community organizations or civic groups that make an outstanding commitment to litter control, recycling, beautification or general environmental stewardship.

This year’s winners won recognition for going above and beyond at home and around the community.

Bill Bright received a KGCB Beacon award for ongoing leadership. For the last decade he has been cleaning up West Morgan...

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