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Roadwork to begin on I-40

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Six along with Albuquerque Asphalt, Inc. (Contractor) will begin mill and inlay work on Interstate 40 between Gallup and Thoreau.

Beginning May 10, work will begin at various locations on eastbound and westbound I-40 between mile marker 26.0 and 54.7.

The...

Railroad inferno

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Noxious fumes, explosion danger close I-40


LUPTON, Ariz. — A BNSF train carrying liquid petroleum gas (propane) derailed, creating an explosion at the Arizona/New Mexico border April 26. Flames from the two railcars nearly engulfed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 shortly before 1 pm.

McKinley County Sheriff James Maiorano III said the highway was shut down for 54 hours, causing traffic delays and bottleneck traffic along rural byways.

The westbound train derailed on both sides of the border, bringing together a multitude of law enforcement agencies and firefighters. No injuries were reported.

Dramatic photos of the incident flooded social media channels, and one man from...

Nygren signs resolution to urge President Biden to prohibit uranium hauling on Navajo lands

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Seven weeks after asking President Biden for his assistance, Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren signed legislation that adds the Navajo Nation Council’s imprimatur to ban the transportation of uranium ore across Navajo lands on April 29.

Joined by Navajo Nation Council Speaker Crystalyne Curley and Delegate Casey Allen Johnson, vice chair of the Resources and Development Committee and sponsor of the legislation, Nygren signed a resolution to ask U.S. President Joe Biden to use executive authority to halt uranium transportation on Navajo land before it is attempted.

Titled CAP-23-24, “An Action Relating to an Emergency; Urgent Request to President Joseph R...

MMDR Task Force highlights urgent issues on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s Day

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FARMINGTON, N.M. — The 25th Navajo Nation Council’s Missing and Murder Diné Relatives Task Force recently convened for an event aimed at connecting families impacted by the ongoing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People with resources in seeking justice for their loved ones. The event was held in Farmington, New Mexico on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s Day, May 5.

The gathering was part of a broader effort to illuminate the challenges facing families across the Navajo Nation and Indian Country. Families who have endured the disappearance or murder of loved ones shared their harrowing experiences, emphasizing the need for stronger communication within law...

Spay and Neuter Clinics

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One thing people can do to combat the overpopulation of animals in the Gallup area, and the nearby Navajo Nation, is to spay and neuter their pets. Below, there is a list of animal rescues, shelters, and even churches that are hosting free or discounted spay and neuter clinics in the near future.

 

Pure Heart Bible Church

May 18-19

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Kaibeto, AZ

APPOINTMENTS

Call: 435-899-2588

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Underdog Animal Rescue & Rehab

May 11-12

8 am - 1 pm

Sanostee, NM

June 14-16

8 am - 1 pm

Sheep Springs, NM

July 19-21

8 am - 1 pm

Shiprock, NM

August 16-18

8 am - 1 pm

Sanostee, NM

APPOINTMENTS

Text: 435-260-7982

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