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Weekly DWI Report

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Featured DWI

Tyron Denetclaw-Benally

Sept. 2, 11:25 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

A Sheep Springs man, Tyron Denetclaw-Benally, 33, was pulled over for driving without headlights and was later arrested for his third DWI.

Gallup Police Officer Vincent Thompson was driving northbound on Munoz Overpass when he saw...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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WEAVING THROUGH CONSTRUCTION

Gallup, Oct. 25

McKinley County Deputy Brandon Salazar was trying  to get a driver named Katerri Vigil to stop her vehicle after she reportedly committed multiple traffic violations around 11:45 am on Oct. 25.

According to Salazar’s report, Vigil, 24, failed to stop at multiple stop signs near Draco Street in Gamerco, and she was also speeding. He tried to get her to pull over near the 700 block of Draco Street, but she continued onto North Chino Loop and then drove onto U.S. Highway 491.

Vigil headed south toward Gallup, reportedly going as fast as 90 miles per hour. Salazar ended his initial chase of the vehicle near the intersection of U.S...

The road to healthy teeth

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New legislation promotes dental hygiene, education

NAMBÉ, N.M. – U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Susan Collins, R-ME, and Ben Cardin, D-Md., introduced the Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act to promote health care services and improve health outcomes among underserved communities.

Studies have shown oral health related illnesses have resulted in 6.1 million days of bed disability, 12.7 million days of restricted activity, and 20.5 million lost workdays each year, significantly impacting children, the elderly, and other vulnerable populations. Tooth decay is the most common chronic illness among school-age youth, affecting roughly one in four children, and nearly half of...

Navajo Nation moves forward with detox centers

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Fiscal Recovery Fund Office and the Office of Management and Budget have notified the Navajo Nation Division of Behavioral and Mental Health Services that funding through the American Rescue Plan Act is now available for the development of detox and residential treatment/rehabilitation centers to provide support for members of the Navajo Nation who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.

Currently, the Division of Behavioral and Mental Health Services administers nine outpatient treatment centers in Chinle, Ariz., Dilkon, Ariz., Fort Defiance, Ariz., Kaibeto, Ariz., Kayenta, Ariz., Newlands, Ariz.,  Red Mesa, Ariz., Tuba City, Ariz....

Walk like a mummy

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Halloween-themed walk benefits the Community Pantry

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