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Farmington Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Farmington, New Mexico Out a of her tree Redwood fan loggers reach settlement. I Home for the holidays former Kirtland Star returns to old stomping grounds. The pit. Jam Smith the Best Shiprock student musicians to perform with All state band. West edition River project Rolls along Marc f. Henri he a Dally tiros Robert Bayless producers will Oriate this lot along the Ahi mas River to the City paries departments Dave by re staff writer Farmington a local kayaker and River rafters won t have to travel to Duran go colo., much longer to get a taste of White water rapids. The City s Parks and recreation department is working on a project that would add 300 feet of Man made rapids along the Animas River As part of the River corridor Park system. The White water area could be completed by the Spring or the fall depending on what future water Levels Are like in the River said Jeff Bowman director of the Parks and recreation department. Quot the idea is to have an area that s challenging enough for expert level rafters to use and have some portions that Are suitable for beginners Quot Bowman said. The project got a boost when Robert Bayless producers of Farmington decided to donate a parcel of land to the City at the end of South Tucker Avenue. The 0.88-acre site will be used to build a new parking area and Access Point into Berg Park City manager Bob Hudson said. The parking lot will accommodate 50 cars. The Tucker Avenue Entrance to Berg Park will pro did a Honor Leader Macdonald Macdonald Nathan j. Tohtsoni staff writer it upper Fruitland al re than 200 people showed up at the upper Fruitland Chap tie House saturday to wish a Oriner Navajo nation Leader Happy birthday. The Only problem a As it has been for eight years a was the guest of Honor was not toe. Peter Macdonald sr., 71, is incarcerated in the Federal medical Center in fort Worth Texas where he is serving a 14-year sentence. The birthday Well Nyi shers were attending the annual birthday dinner sponsored by did a Bohol ii inc., an organization formed in the aftermath of Macdonald s removal from office. Macdonald was convicted of fraud accepting bribes racketeering and inciting a riot in 989 that left two of his supporters dead. The former Leader was riot present during them Lee but Federal prosecutors contended he ordered his supporters to storm the tribal Headquarters and oust those who had deposed him. A Quot we re very hopeful Well g0t him Back before Christmas Quot said his daughter Hope Macdonald Lonetree of tuba City Ariz. She and her family spent thanksgiving with Macdonald in the Texas prison where they noticed his health continues to deteriorate Quot he s very much in decline Quot she said about her wheelchair bound father. Quot it has become More apparent. His left leg has be Corrie much smaller and he has a hard time getting the attendees voted to support a Resolution that Navajo nation Council Delegate . By Gay of red Valley Ariz., would like to introduce to the a full Council. The Resolution supports the release of Mac Donald former Sanjy an county commissioner Donald Benally Earl Roy Lee and Ned Mckei in. Quot the Are the remaining individuals is Tiu incarcerate from 10 whip were convicted of Federal conspiracy indictments. Quot their leadership and guide Anee Are sorely missed by the citizens of the Navajo no Tion Quot a so Mac Doii old a5 Santa makeover / / mar Dally times Kristianna Ferren left Barren Yazzie and several other members of Don Newell s fifth and sixth Grade class touch up the color in Santa Caius Cheeks Friday during his Ysit to Esperanza elementary school. Santa stopped by to participate in the school s annual Christmas program and to visit several kindergarten classes. Story d1. Vide Access to the fiver s Trail system and to the planned White water area near the Wil Lett ditch Bowman said. With the new parking area rafters and kayaker will have a Short walk to the White water area. Bowman said. Tuesday the City Council is being asked to formally accept the donation from the Bayless see pail a4. Johnson drag debate fruitless Santa fear gov. Gary Johnson says his crusade to legalize drugs such As heroin and marijuana is going nowhere because opponents cannot agree on Basic facts. Quot it s fruitless Quot Johnson said. Quot if the dialogue is going to Advance we be got to Bottom out on what the facts Are. This is truly Quot i Don t want to have any More debates if we can t arrive or acknowledge what the facts Are on these issues Quot he said. Johnson a Republican has spent much of his time since june pressing for drug legalization and trying to Lead a National debate on 5ie Issue. He said the War on drugs is a failure. Republican lawmakers disagreed with Johnson s drug Reform Campaign and have complained that it was detracting from other issues confronting the state. Johnson agreed nov. 19 to see drags a3. Courtesy photo Salmon ruins museum the Citadel an ancient Navajo Home site will be preserved thanks to a $20,000 Grant awarded this week by the foundation for Williams companies donates $20,000 to Salmon ruins Michele Abbott staff writer Bloomfield a thanks to a $20,000 Grant awarded this week preservation will be pos site for a portion of the Naya to ancestral Homeland located Southeast of Bloomfield in. Gobernador / and Largo canyons. Larry Baker executive director of Salmon ruins museum received a Check dec. 13 from the foundation for Williams companies inc. The Tulsa organization is corporate Headquarters for Williams Field services regional office in blood infield. The Comaj a has numerous pipeline and Gas transportation facilities in a the Minetah area Home to Troy Sands of Archeo Ipp tical Sites Iai own As Pueblitos. The ancient Home Sites Date to the Early Navajo occupation of the Region most of which Baker said were constructed Between 1696 and 1775. Constructed of Sandstone masonry Baker said Quot Many of the Pueblito Sites still exhibit classic examples of Navajo architectural styles characteristic of the period including a see ruins a4. Tubes get $8 million to halt youth crime Washington apr As Northern Arizona s Hualapai Indian tribe Waits for a new $1.5 million juvenile jail tribal officials like Sandra Yellowhawk Are looking for ways to keep it from filling up. Quot we keep thinking we have to focus on the ones that Are causing problems but we really have to focus on All of them Yellowhawk the tribe s planning director said Friday. Quot we need to get More Structure and activities for the tribe is getting $100,000 from the Justice department to do that. The funding is part of nearly $8 million in Gravits the Hualapai and 33 other tribes will use to help head off rising rates of juvenile crime on reservations. Nearly half of All american indians Are under 24, and the drug and gang problems on the Wane in Many Urban areas Are just now starting to reach into More Remote reservations government statistics show. Quot while juvenile crime rates have dropped throughout the nation they continue to Rise in Indian country Quot said Shay Bilchick head of the Justice see youth crime a3. Town talk lottery.a2 world. .a7 new Mexico. A8 sports. .b1 nation. I editorial .c2 lifestyles.d1 region.d4 gallery of homes.e1 classifieds.f1 weekly Market in review. .f5 lady Bronco classic results a b1. Grocery new Circle Quot a Quot store will be opening wednesday december 22 7101 e. Main. Hwy 650, Farmington. No see our and on Page and

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