By Jenny Kane
Begay, originally from Shiprock, never thought he would become a postmaster, though he always has been a fan of the system, which he now will oversee.
"It's personal. You get a letter, you see the emotion in the letter," said Begay, who is 37 and a member of the Navajo tribe.
"The post office was the first one to get back to me, so I took the job," Begay said.
Over the years, Begay worked at several other post offices before coming to the Farmington Post Office in 2005.
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