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Priorities the future-elected District 3 Commish should pursue

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May 8, 2016

Someone this past week asked me if I planned to write anymore on the District 3 County Commissioner election.  I told the person I had wanted to write a couple more letters – one on key priorities and one on that “pesky” alcohol problem.

Here are the 5 priorities I see for District #3 over the next 3 to...

Two students lead teddy bear collection for Ashlynne Mike’s peers

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May 05, 2016

Dear Sir or Madam,

Yaateeh, our names are Owen Willeto, Clint Willeto and we are 08 and 06 years old. We both attend Wingate Elementary School in Fort Wingate, NM and are in third and first grades.  We live in the community of White Cliffs, east of Gallup and our parents are Patrick Willeto and Cheryl Benally.  We are of the Water Flows Together clan born for the Red Bottom clan.

Today, we are informing you of a project that we both feel very dear to and request for your assistance. In light of the recent tragic events that have taken place on the Navajo Nation, we feel that it is our duty to help the young students who attend Ojo Amarillo Elementary School in...

Graduation: Where to from here?

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Signs that the school year is coming to end have been arriving in mailboxes throughout greater McKinley County the past few weeks, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.

Usually stiff and hand-addressed, the missives come in those smallish colored envelopes that scream “invitation.” Graduations are wonderful moments.

And that’s what graduation invitations are, no matter if they’re from Gallup High or Miyamura High or Tohatchi, Rehoboth or Monument Valley high schools. “Your presence is requested at my high school or college commencement,” a typical invitation reads, followed by the place, date and time.

Be there, is the message.

Each of us has been to our share of graduation...

Madame G. Guide to the stars WEEK OF MAY 6 - MAY 12, 2016

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A New Moon enters Taurus on May 6. This will be a delicious experience. It’s time to rest and clean out messes. Taurus’ earthy energy encourages us to enjoy what we have. Take a long walk outside and smell the fresh air. Eat with gusto. Add only those items that provide you with happiness. Set grounded goals and take action. It could be as simple as eating an apple a day for health, or getting up 15 minutes earlier. Take on the world.


Aries (March 21-April 19)

Did you overreact over someone else’s failure? Don’t worry they’ll forgive you. This is an excellent learning opportunity. You can’t operate under bad intel. Ensure that you have all the information before you make...

Letter to the Editor: Rep. Johnson shares her roots; hope for the future

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When I was first elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives, I was proud to have earned the support of my people of House District 5 in McKinley & San Juan Counties to represent their voice in the Roundhouse. And as a Navajo woman, I brought my unique perspective to the Legislature to build a more secure economic future that also preserves and promotes our Navajo Language and culture.

I have seen firsthand how the actions taken within the Legislature can have a major impact on all New Mexicans in our communities. I was born and raised in Crownpoint on the Eastern Navajo Reservation, therefore, I know firsthand about the needs for community support and capital projects...

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