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City Council Roundup: Spotlight on agenda items

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During the City Council meeting, held June 23 in Gallup, Mayor Jackie McKinney and Councilors made short work of their agenda.

Budget: Chief Financial Officer, Patty Holland presented the budget for fiscal year 2016. City Manager Maryann Ustick said the budget is balanced. She explained they were able to balance the budget by making across the board cuts in overtime of 5.6 percent.

In order to pay for an increase in Community Service Aid salaries, police overtime was cut. Councilors approved the budget without discussion, and forecast nearly $87 million in expected revenue for fiscal year 2016.

Electric: Richard Matzke Director of Gallup Electric Department asked for final...

Health Department, CYFD to parents: Don’t leave kids in hot cars

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SANTA FE–The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the Children’s Youth and Families Department (CYFD) urge New Mexico parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car.

Nine children have died in New Mexico from heatstroke after being left in hot cars since 1998. Safe Kids Worldwide reports an average of 37 children have died in hot cars each year in the U.S. in that same time period. Of those lives lost, 53 percent resulted from adults intentionally or unintentionally leaving children unattended in automobiles. An additional 47 percent resulted from children gaining access to unlocked vehicles without supervision.

“We don’t want to see this tragedy happen...

Governor’s capital outlay approval to fund major projects

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LAS CRUCES – It was less than two weeks ago that state lawmakers met for one day to iron out their differences and present a capital outlay package to Gov. Susana Martinez. On June 17 she announced her approval of a lion’s share of the statewide capital outlay requests during a press conference in Las Cruces.

In Senate Bill 1, all but three of McKinley County’s 39 infrastructure projects were approved. Martinez vetoed $1.1 million in line items statewide, which is less than 1 percent of the total requests of $ 293.8 million.

“Far too many of our roads are dangerous, and they are in dire need of repair,” Martinez stated, in a press release. “By signing this legislation, we...

New physician takes reigns at Red Rocks Care Center

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Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is pleased to report on the spirit of cooperation between the hospital and Gallup’s local care centers.

Dr. Samuel MacBride, who is a family medicine physician as well as the Chief Medical Officer at RMCHCS, will also be serving as the Interim Medical Director for Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.

Additionally, he serves as the Medical Director for McKinley Care and Rehabilitation Center.  Dr. MacBride is sharing this role as Medical Director at Red Rocks Care Center with Dr. Christopher Gonzaga, who is an Internal Medicine physician at RMCHCS.

Engaging physicians who live and work in the community to also serve our care facilities...

Stealing from the youth of Gallup. Thieves target park concession stands

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Between a new board, trouble finding coaches, disruptive parents and poor sportsmanship, it has been a tumultuous year for the Gallup Amateur Baseball Softball Association.

However, the most heart wrenching part of the season has been the half dozen concession stand burglaries that have hurt the league, the youth, the Community Pantry and the various groups using the stands as a way to raise funds for their own youth groups.

Kevin Menapace, president of the league, said thieves are stealing from the kids. He explained that the league was renting the concession stands in order to have money to pay umpires and to pay for tournaments and other things for the youth of the...

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