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Memorial fit for a warrior

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Houston James Largo laid to rest

REHOBOTH, N.M. – Nearly a thousand people packed the auditorium at Rehoboth Sports Center in Gallup March 16 to witness the memorial service in honor of Officer Houston Largo of the Navajo Nation Police Department, who succumbed to injuries after being shot while on duty March...

Kids ‘uplifted’ by visit from local firefighters

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Even after pulling an all-nighter until 6 am putting out a three story, abandoned school fire in Tohatchi, Firefighters from McKinley West Volunteer Fire Department, District 7 arrived at 8:30 am, to Uplift Community School March 9.

Lt. Darlene Chiquito, Building Manager Alton Yazzie, and Firefighter Tarik Hooper, joined their Fire Chief Rudy Nez to assist in the extensive demonstration and talk.

To the 62 grade schoolers it was nothing but fun, as the room was punctuated by loud screams of delight during the hour long demonstration. The latest firefighting equipment was worn and shown in operation to the fascination of all.

Yazzie put on his firefighting gear in under 60 seconds...

Chacon, Sargent showcase work at mural art exhibit

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The fresh, clean, and open space of Opo Gallery, hosted two celebrated mural artists this past Arts Crawl March 11– Nani Chacon and Be Sargent.

The exhibit runs for two months, and, it is an excellent opportunity for students and those curious about the people behind some very prominent murals in Gallup, Albuquerque, and elsewhere around the United States. Murals are a highly celebrated art form in New Mexico, not only due to the suitably dry climate, but for the aesthetics of the wide open skyline and constant bright sun.

Sargent was the only one of the two that was present before the show opened, but visitors were already milling in. Sargent grew up in both Albuquerque, and...

Begaye promotes diversification of Navajo Economy at RES 2017

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LAS VEGAS, NV – In addressing tribal economic diversification, President Russell Begaye said the Navajo Nation needs to move away from coal and oil based revenue generation while addressing infrastructure needs, workforce development and expediting processes for business development.

“The Navajo Nation is at a critical point where it must diversify its revenue sources away from the coal and oil industry,” Begaye said.

The president said the Navajo Nation’s revenue from coal and oil has fallen from 77 percent down to 66 percent.  The nation foresees this dropping 20 percent more if Navajo Generating Station shuts down in 2019.

Begaye spoke on Mar. 14, at the 2017 National...

Help NM looking for long-sleeved shirt donations

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Aim: help protect farmworkers from heat, pesticides

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs is partnering with Help New Mexico to celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week by participating in its annual National Long-Sleeve Shirt Drive. AFOP, a national organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families, will be collecting shirts from March 26-31.

“We are looking for lightly-worn, light-colored, long-sleeve shirts,” Vashti Kelly, AFOP’s Health & Safety Programs Manager said. “These shirts will be donated to farmworkers across the nation so they can protect themselves from pesticide exposure and...
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