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Missing and Murdered Diné Relative Task Force continues advocacies for all missing Diné relatives

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The 25th Navajo Nation Council Naabik’íyáti’ Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives Task Force continues efforts for victims and their families.

Legislation No. 203-22, sponsored by Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty (Beclabito, Cove, Gad Íí'áhí/ Tókǫ'í, Red Valley, Tooh Haltsooí, Toadlena/...

Council Delegate Damon obtains extensions for four New Mexico Tribal Infrastructure Fund projects

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ALBUQUERQUE — At a New Mexico Tribal Infrastructure Fund Board Meeting that took place on Sept. 27 Council Delegate Seth Damon (Baahaali, Chilchiltah, Manuelito, Red Rock, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh) joined staff from the Navajo Water Management Department and Soulder, Miller & Associates to defend and gain no cost extensions to four Navajo Nation water projects.

Damon is the current appointed Navajo Nation representative to the New Mexico Tribal Infrastructure Fund Board.

“In approving the extensions to these projects, you’ll see that all four projects will be completed over the next year. Two projects are in the planning and design phase while the other two are in construction,”...

One person transported to hospital after two-vehicle collision

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Gallup Fire Department crews were alert to respond to a call early Sept. 28.

In a Facebook post, GFD stated Crew C responded and traveled to the intersection of Highway 66 and Ford Drive after they were advised of a vehicle collision that resulted in an unknown number of injuries.

When the crew arrived at the scene, they found two vehicles that were involved with the crash, both of which reportedly sustained minor to moderate damage.

One person from the collision was transported to a local hospital by a MedStar ambulance. The crash investigation is ongoing with no further details available at press time.

Gallup Growth Management Master Plan nears completion

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Residents are familiar with most of the business and commercial neighborhoods in their cities, but they probably don’t think of them as the seeds of Regional Town Centers.

These centers are identified as neighborhoods built around local amenities including commercial activity, recreational and other city facilities, and pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly transportation.

Consultants working on Gallup’s Growth Management Master Plan have identified four areas that have self-selected through organic growth. The areas, identified with compass points for discussion, are places where more uses have sprung up around an anchor business or facility.

The idea is to bring housing nearer to...

City scrambles to find funding for homeless haven

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During the pandemic, many people without homes were at risk of contracting the virus. But they received a bit of a break thanks to the city, the non-profit Heading Home, and the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department when the Lexington Hotel reopened Feb. 1, 2021.

After some utilities and construction work, the Lexington Hotel offered a safe place for people without housing. But now, just over two years later, that safe place is at risk of disappearing.

Gallup’s Interim City Manager Jon DeYoung received a letter Sept. 8 stating that the Lexington Hotel would cease operations Sept. 30 due to a lack of funding. Heading Home, the organization that ran the Lexington...
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