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Farmington Daily Times (Newspaper) - August 29, 2015, Farmington, New Mexico E w m i. X in o inure birdies homelessness among native americans by Susan Montoya Bryan the a i nit la pee Albuquerque a a Liaison has been named to Bridge the Nap Iret Weeti new mex Jen s largest City the Navajo nation and other tribal Eom inanities As they work to address he in in borne Les Ness among native americans. The appointment of cum Biu nity health worker i Lawn Begay was announced Fri Day As Albuquerque mayor Richard Berry and other officials rolled out some of the of a Spe Cia task Force that has been working Over the past year to develop cultural la relevant solutions i he group s work starter in the Wake of the treating deaths of two homeless Navajo men in a vacant lot on Albuquerque s Southwest Side in 2014. While Albuquerque has seen Success with its head Jug Home program and other initiatives aimed at helping those on the Street who have substance abuse problems or mental health issues officials say More training is needed to connect with native americans Begay a Navajo who works As a Lead caseworker at l first nations Community Healths Urce in Albuquerque said she Speaks with homeless families every Day As part of her Job a i get to hear their Strug Gles their stories and also their accomplishments and him thing i be really learns is that homelessness is a manifestation of extreme poverty Quot she said Quot i be also Learned that native americans experience not Only disproportionate rates of poverty but aim of violence and behavioural health Begay said it will be her responsibility to create awareness among government and tribal officials of the True picture of what is happening to those native americans who Are Home less or at risk of becoming homeless aside from Begay Coord i noting efforts the task Force called on the City to implement cultural competency training for dozens of employees something the mayor said he was willing to do and participate in. Che training was among the things requested by a coalition of new Mexico Pueblo governors who consulted with the task Force. The City also is awarding $300,000 to first nations Community health source to create a wellness Center that will provide food Job training anti health care. Berry said he Hopes the work the task Force has been doing sets the stage for changes that could have effects across new Mexico and in neigh Boring Arizona which encompasses part of the Navajo nation. A Elf you look at Why new Mexico and Why Albuquerque Are Beautiful its air diversity Quot Berry said a that diversity comes with blessings and it comes with challenges St i think we have a real Chance now to show some leadership and take that diversity anti put it to work for All of us Quot follow Susan Montoya Bryan on twitter Susan Bryanne Aztec i new Mexico Tulia Rippey school is closed until next week i he i of Alamos Post office is pictured in this undated photo from the new Mexico mistowic preservation division i he Post office which was built in 1946. Is among the latest Sites to be added to the National Register of histone places 6 Sites make National list of historic places by Susan Montoya Bryan i or Mumn Lrtil of Albuquerque a a 1,200-year old native american ceremonial site in Northern new Mexico and the Post office that served scientists following the Manhattan project Are among the latest locations to make the National Register of historic places. Of the More than three dozen Sites added to Hie list in August six Are in new Mexico. Its rare for new Mexico new Mexico to in recognized with that Many in Otic month but it is not uncommon for one state to have a High num Ber of listings in a month. Said Steven Loftson with the state historic prefer Vali ii division the listings illustrate new Mexico s diversity and highlight its history in transportation education religion and architecture Loftson Saki. He pointed to the Large Pueblo settlement near to plaque Pueblo that dates Between pm and Uso. A it is one of the Early Pueblos where native americans began to live together in architecturally sophisticated he said. Pojoaque Pueblo residents Are direct descendants of those who lived Atka buy Emuge More than 1.000 years ago the set Dement was made up of a collection of buildings of staked poles covered in Adobe buildings made of Sandstone slabs and Stone structures mortared with Adobe the settlement was also Home to one of the regions earliest kivas where up Bekian ancestors would gather for religious and ceremonial purposes. Archaeology at the site has revealed unusual ceremonial animal burials indicating the site s importance As a religious Center the his Alamos Post office is irk much different from when it was built Iii 1946 As part of a Mii Timil lion Dollar civic Complex funded by the atomic Energy commission to replace wartime housing used by people working on the top secret bomb making prof Eft. The architect . Kru Ger also designed the state Capitol building in Santa be. Other new Mexico Sites added to the National Reg ister this month include the Campus of St. John s College the oldest Bridge designed for motor vehicle traffic in Santa be a flight Statkum in Grants that provided radio communications and weather data for transcontinental flights and the Gutierrez huh hell House in Albuquerque which was once an Imper tan Stop aking Al Camino real slate Cau l a lord to refurbish abandoned buildings t he at a toted Brens Santa the a new Mexico s abandoned buildings Are costing the state a great of Deal of Money. Kro Etc reports the state owns about too abandoned buildings to taling 618,000 Square feet of space. The buildings Are in varying conditions with some crumbling in the harsh heat and others targeted by vandals. The state s largest Cluster of abandoned build Inge is a 400 acre prop erty located at fort a Yard. An old Hospital there costs the state $100,000 annually in Upkeep and will Cost $3.8 million to tear Down. The new Mexico state police and the department of corrections use space on the los Lunas Campus but most of the buildings there remain vacant. General services Secretary de Burckle says the state tries to find another use for a property but that a not always the cheapest option in the Kidy Lime Taff Farmington a St la dents will not return to Lydia Rippey elementary school in Aztec until thursday As Crews continue to clean up from damage caused by last week s thunderstorm. Heavy rainfall Hail and wind rolled through san Juan county on wednesday evening flooding buildings and knocking out Power. Flooding forced the Aztec municipal school District to cancel school on thursday. Classes at All schools expect Lydia Rippey resumed Friday rain damaged up to 12 classrooms at Lydia Rippey As Well As hallways and the gym superintendent Kirk Carpenter said on Friday. Ile said Crews have been working since thursday to clean up water damage. A obviously the biggest thing is making sure everything is done professionally Ami carefully Quot Carpenter said. Quot ifs not a clean and shampoo the staff is sched i tiled to return to the school wednesday to prepare for students and classes Are expected to Start the following Day. To make up for the lost instructional time Carpenter said administrators will Likely modify the schedule to extend hours on certain Days. Once that information is finalized it will be communicated with parents he said. About 475 students Are enrolled at the elementary school on Rio Pecos Road in clips american legion Post 93 the legion meets at 10 30 a m on the second saturday of the month information Chris at 505 ?15 0200, delightful dizzy Dames red hat society the Dames will meet at 11 30 a in sept. 19at los Herma Nitos. 3501e main St. In Farmington. Please a sep visitors Welcome the Dames meet the third saturday of each month. Information Queen to at 505-325-5146 desert Gold chapter of National society of the daughters of the Ameri can revolution the annual fall picnic will he at la a m sept 12 at 16 Road 5290 Iii f Armington bring a potluck dish a Flag retirement ceremony will he held. Information 505 63? 1169 four Corners women s cancer support group the group meets at 10 a in. The first saturday of each month at the Umbach cancer Center 731w Animas St. In Farmington. Information Nellie Sandoval at 505 326-51430 Gail Williams at 505-334 3060 new Mexico badlands search end Rescue tire k 9 trainers of the search and Rescue offer a free weekly dog obedience class at 9 Arn saturdays at the dog Park in Westland Park 2999 la Puente place in Farmington. Call for membership information information Kelly at sos-436 5673. Email information for club clips no later than a week before your scheduled meeting Date to knig or club clips daily times. Com. Call 505 564-4625 with question local history Farmington times Hustler aug. 29.1924 Oil news notes Gas was struck on wednesday morning at the r a. Carter Well Between Aztec and Bloomfield at a depth of 34 5 feet and ignited by a spark scorched the drilling machine and burned the Cable in two so the tools dropped in the Hole. The amount of Gas has not been measured. But is estimated at a half million feet. The Well is being put on Down items of the town Tex Thornton of Amarillo tex., left wednesday in a car with 70quarts of int to shoot the Bloomfield Well which will probably be saturday Olin Claude Walker jr., was placed under arrest Here Friday afternoon by sheriff Lou Myers of Mckinley county on a charge of murder in connection with the slaying of or and mrs. Blackwell jr., at Gallup on the night of the nov 25. 1921. Detectives from the Burns and Pinkerton agencies have been working on the Case Ever since arrests were made but in each Case the parties were turned Loose for Lack of evidence following the arrest the sheriff and Deputy c a Adams took Claude to Gallup. Where he will be held pending trial. Louk tis of in tim Usi umm Wittst Keatton divisions associate my

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