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Prevention and treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

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Tackling the rise of prescription drug abuse

A conference was held March 9 at the Downtown Conference Center on the Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. It was sponsored by Dine’ Council of Elders for Peace and Synergy Behavioral Health Center.

Opioids are addictive prescription medications which include...

Busted by Snapchat

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A Gallup man, already facing murder charges, is now under investigation for sexually exploiting children.

The new investigation against Nicholas Esquibel, 20, occurred after Gallup detectives got a search warrant to look at his Snapchat records. Among the photos uncovered on his account were several of females who were partially unclothed.

Detectives were able to trace some of these photos to a 16-year-old Gallup girl who said Esquibel asked her to allow him to take nude photos of her as well as engage in sexual activities,  even though he knew she was only 16 years old. Police said they also found videos of the girl among his Snapchat records.

Esquibel is currently being held in...

‘Grow with Google’ tour comes to Gallup

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The Octavia Fellin Public Library hosted the third New Mexico session of the Grow with Google tour March 22, an initiative that helps people grow their skills, careers, and businesses by offering free tools, training, and events.

Grow with Google draws on Google’s 20-year history of building projects, platforms, and services to help people and businesses grow, according to information given out at the library. The aim is to help people across America access the best of Google’s training and tools.

Highlights of the initiative include faster job searches on Google, online curriculums to teach digital tools, such as spreadsheets and email, developer training scholarships, and...

Navajo Police: Missing Utah child found deceased

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ANETH, UT –  The Navajo Division of Public Safety believes the body of missing 4-year-old Anndine Jones has been recovered from the McElmo Creek April 3, according to a news release.

Jones has been missing since March 14. Extensive search efforts were made by community members and public safety entities from the Navajo Nation, area counties and municipalities. Volunteer searchers discovered Jones in the Creek north of the Aneth community April 3.

Jones was tentatively identified by her parents. Positive identification is pending from the Office of the Medical Examiner.

"This has been a difficult time for everyone involved," Navajo Police Chief Phillip Francisco stated in a press...

Two vehicle crash on I-40 in McKinley County

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MCKINLEY COUNTY — On March 31 at 2:33 pm, the New Mexico State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 40 eastbound near milepost 3, west of Gallup.

The initial investigation indicated a 2018 Dodge Chrysler, driven by Sherl Anne Stanley, 60, of Duvall, WA was traveling east on Interstate 40. The Chrysler approached traffic which was stopped due to construction. For reasons still under investigation, the Chrysler struck the rear end of a parked tractor-trailer in the construction zone and rolled.

The passenger in the Chrysler, Crystal Helms, 42, of Duvall, WA was ejected and sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of the Medical...

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