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A look inside a ‘Navajo Code Talker Manual’

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Learn how the code was formed; how to make one yourself

During World War II, 29 Navajo Marines were given the task of creating a code using their language, which developed into a system used by more than 400 fellow Navajos to relay information in a language the Japanese were never able to decipher. They came to be...

McKinley County Adult Detention Center officers recognized

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Quick thinking, action saves a life

The efforts of several corrections officers at McKinley County Adult Detention Center were instrumental in preventing a suicide on the premises in October.

Warden Tony Boyd spoke at the McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting Dec. 3 to recognize those responsible for their work.

“On Oct. 20, an officer was working on patrol when she noticed a female tenant attempting suicide. She immediately notified Sergeant Corraine Johnson, Officer Mariah Murphy-Watchman, Officer Amber King, and Officer Maylon Sanchez,” Boyd said.

If the corrections officers had not done what they did, the outcome of the situation could have been drastically...

Thanksgiving C.A.R.E. Operation issues 1,979 citations

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Zero fatal crashes

During the Thanksgiving holiday, the New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort operation across all roadways within the state.

The goal of the traffic initiative is to have a strong law enforcement presence to directly affect the driving behavior of motorists during the holiday weekend, and, thus, reduce the number of crashes and increase motorist safety.

The NMSP provided an increased patrol presence during this initiative on roadways throughout all State Police districts. Because of the increased volume of traffic during the holiday, the NMSP conducted high intensity traffic operations statewide on the busiest travel days of...

Navajo Law Fellowship Program becomes reality

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Partnership opens path to legal careers

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Navajo Law Fellowship Program was established Dec. 3 when Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez finalized a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Arizona at the James E. Rogers School of Law. Nez was joined by Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish.

The overall goal of the program is to increase the number of Navajo law school graduates and create pathways to legal careers.

Nez called the new fellowship program an investment in the future of the Navajo Nation. He said it empowers young Navajo people to determine their own futures and creates another pathway for Navajo students to come home and give back to their...

Korean War veteran, Navajo police officer honored

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More than three decades of public service

Staff Reports

GANADO, Ariz. - Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer presented the Navajo Nation flag and proclamation to the family of Korean War veteran and retired Navajo Police Officer Oliver Leo Kirk, Sr. during a funeral service held Dec. 4 at the All Saints Mission Church in Ganado, Ariz.

Kirk passed away Nov. 28 at the age of 88. Kirk was originally from Ganado, Ariz. where he resided at the time of his passing. His wife, Maggie Jane Kirk, their children, grandchildren, and other family members were seated in the front row as Lizer, Navajo police officers, comrades, community members, and friends of Kirk paid tribute and shared...
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