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The #NoDAPL Movement – March on Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE – On an unseasonably warm fall morning, a crowd of more than 500 people gathered outside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building Nov. 15.

A diverse group, they assembled with a unified purpose: To protest the Dakota Access Pipeline as part of a nationwide display of solidarity for the people of Standing Rock, S.D.

The protest, which was organized by 350 New Mexico, drew support from numerous other local organizations including The Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch and Power Through Peace.

Since Sept. 9, members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and sympathizers to their cause have camped on the site of the proposed DAPL, halting its progress. Energy Transfer Partners...

Lundstrom named Economic Developer of the Year

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Navajo Nation official also recognized

Patricia Lundstrom, the executive director at the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, was named Economic Developer of the Year by the New Mexico IDEA. Lundstrom received the honor for her work with the newly planned Gallup Energy Logistics Park.

“Patty was chosen because of her impressive work in advancing, on multiple fronts, the Gallup Energy Logistics Park, which is a unique 2,500-acre rail and industrial project that will enhance McKinley County’s position in the global economy,” Therese Varela, a spokeswoman for the New Mexico IDEA, said.

Lundstrom’s nomination was made by Steve Vierck, the executive director of the...

BID updates Gallup Council

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Vacant buildings persist, official says

Officials from the city’s Business Improvement District gave the Gallup City Council an update on the organization at the Nov. 9 regular city meeting. Francis Bee, executive director at the BID, and Louie Bonaguidi, president of the BID’s board of directors and the proprietor of City Electric along Coal Avenue, spoke to council members.

Both Bee and Bonaguidi noted some of the organization’s successful programs and vowed to keep pounding the pavement to recruit new businesses and rectify delinquent BID accounts.

“A city’s reputation rests in large part on its downtown physical attributes,” Bonaguidi told council members from...

Gallup celebrates veterans, military at annual Veterans Day ceremony

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Hundreds turn out for tribute

With hundreds of retired veterans calling Gallup home, the city does itself right when Veterans Day rolls around. This year was no exception as more than 200 people attended a prayer vigil, an honorary ceremony, a laying of wreathes and a parade Nov. 11 at various locales around the Indian Capital.

“Know all your veterans,” Dave Cuellar, a U.S. Army vet and member of Gallup’s Veterans Helping Veterans told a sizeable gathering at the McKinley County Courthouse Plaza. “Know all of your veterans – past and present.”

With American flags practically everywhere, the vigil was held at the Veterans Helping Veterans Post along West Maloney...

McKinley County: 21,000 voted Nov. 8

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Matter now heads to Sec. of State

The canvassing of the Nov. 8 election went well and there were no major problems, officials said. Results still indicate that McKinley County is heavily Democratic and voters tend to be shy about turning out on Election Day.

McKinley County Director of Elections Rick Palochak said 21,208 people cast their votes in this year’s general election — out of 40,400 registered votes in McKinley County. That amounted to about a 52 percent voter turnout.

“Of course you always want those numbers to be as high as they can be,” Palochak said. “I’d say the numbers are usually low in McKinley County, but the numbers do fluctuate.”

Palochak said 15,274...

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