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Dead body found off Second Street

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Report: Dead man choked to death

By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

A dead body discovered off Second Street and not far from Sundance Dental isn’t the result of a homicide, but is something that is related to choking and drinking, according to a police report.

On July 7 at 3:15 pm, Officer Dwayne Holder of the Gallup...

Zuni Pueblo man sentenced to 20 years

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Co-Defendant sentenced earlier in the week to 17 years in prison

ALBUQUERQUE – Dusty Chavez, 23, a member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 248 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction on a second-degree murder charge.  Chavez’s co-defendant, Douglas Burt, 20, also a member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, was sentenced to 17 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release on July 12.

Chavez and Burt were arrested in Nov. 2014, on a criminal complaint charging them with murdering a man on Oct. 28, 2014, in the Zuni Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M.  Chavez and...

Love is a ‘Wild Thing’

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Wild Thing Championship Bullriding revenue provides loving help for local youth

Imagine this: You turn 11 years old and are cut off from the last person you could have distantly called family. You are alone and you feel like no one wants you. No positive future seems to await you after school — that is, if you can finish it by yourself.

Eventually, opportunities to experiment with drugs and other risky behavior, and to enlist the help of gangs for safety become daily occurrences.

This story is a story with no fairy tale ending for many of New Mexico’s youths. However, local community members and 65 volunteers from other states have partnered together to provide these young...

NN: 11 ballots needed at Tohatchi Chapter

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Official: Outcome not impacted

The canvassing related to the June 28 Navajo Nation Council Delegate seat for District 14 went well, except for a ballot snafu at the Tohatchi Chapter House voting poll, officials said.

Edison Wauneka, director of the Navajo Nation Election Administration, said 11 ballots were needed at the Tohatchi Chapter House because that location “just ran out — they ran short of ballots.”

Officials said the ballots ran out in the late afternoon.

“I’m disappointed. The fact of the matter is that it should never have happened,” Wauneka told the Sun this week. “The polling president could have called us prior to the closing of the polls and we could...

NN dismisses Becenti-Aguilar grievance

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10-day appeal contemplated

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation Office of Hearings and Appeals has dismissed a grievance filed by a challenger to the council delegate seat vacated by Mel Begay.

Theresa Becenti-Aguilar, who was one of 13 candidates to run for the vacancy, filed the grievance July 5. The election to fill the remaining year-and-a-half of Begay’s seat was June 28 and was won by Steven Begay of Naschitti.

Joe Aguirre, a hearing officer with the Office of Hearings and Appeals, responded to Becenti-Aguilar’s written claim on July 6. Aguirre wrote that the matter is “dismissed for lack of sufficiency.” The document suggests the dismissal was with prejudice.


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