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AMBER ALERT: 8 month old child taken by father

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UPDATE: FOUND SAFE IN GALLUP

We will provide any updates as they come in.


The following is information for the distribution of an Amber Alert from the Gallup Police Department. For any questions, please contact the Gallup Police Department.







The Gallup Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating Tyron Denetclaw-Benally, Jr., an eight month old Native American male, twenty-three inches tall, weighing approximately twenty pounds, with black hair and brown eyes (photo below). Tyron Denetclaw-Benally, Jr. was last seen wearing a long-sleeved black shirt with a white tank top shirt and a black "Bat Man" shirt, wrapped in a red "Kansas City Chiefs" blanket...

Health, Education, and Human Services Committee seeks to amend

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and strengthen laws against drunk driving and bootlegging

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Health, Education, and Human Services Committee held a discussion during their regular meeting on Nov. 7 to begin addressing drunk driving and illegal alcohol sales on the Navajo Nation, also known as “bootlegging.”

HEHSC member Council Delegate Nelson S. BeGaye (Lukachukai, Rock Point, Round Rock, Tsaile/Wheatfields, Tsé Ch’izhí) raised the issue of recent accidents relating to alcohol and bootlegging, and said that Navajo Nation laws are not stringent enough in prosecuting the offenders.

“It was reported that Safe Ride, the non-emergency transportation company, had four accidents in...

NNEMS seeks contract for emergency medical services

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Nov. 13, the Law and Order Committee considered Legislation No. 0451-17, which seeks to approve and authorize a contract between the Navajo Nation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of the Nation for a six-year term for emergency medical services, and an annual funding agreement and scope of work for the contract.

LOC vice chair Council Delegate Raymond Smith, Jr. (Houck, Klagetoh, Nahata Dziil, Tsé Si áni, Wide Ruins), who sponsored the legislation, asked for his committee’s support to approve the intergovernmental agreement that would continue emergency medical services on the Nation.

“The annual funding agreement is a...

AG Balderas issues gift card advisory

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ALBUQUERQUE – On Nov. 16, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued tips for both givers and receivers of gift cards this holiday season, noting that the use and abuse of gift cards has continued to increase with the rise of online shopping.

“Scammers are out to steal from you, especially during the holiday shopping season. They are ready to prey on your love and generosity for family and friends, so be diligent and protect your money from these thieves,” Balderas said. “Purchasing gift cards as holiday gifts has become increasingly popular, but there are reasons for both the gift-giver and the gift-card-receiver to take care in the transaction.”

To give gift cards that will...

County overturns $2.75 million tax break for Gallup Land Partners

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A $2.75 million tax break for the Gallup Land Partners was overturned Nov. 14, by the McKinley County Board of Commissioners.

A resolution at the county meeting was passed by unanimous vote by the commissioners, rescinding an approval they gave in October.

“Commissioners, after we passed the resolution the assessor brought to our attention several issues,” County Manager Anthony Dimas said to the commissioners.  “We went back through the LEDA act and never received the application.”

The Gallup Land Partners, according to County Attorney Douglas Decker, did not go through the Local Economic Development Act process, an oversight by the county.  The act allows for public...
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