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Time to man up and get your check up

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New Mexico Dept. Of Health

Fact: We guys tend to try being too manly for our own good. Remember a couple of weeks ago when singer Enrique Iglesias sliced his hand on the blades of a drone flying over his concert stage? Consider that Exhibit: A.

The man actually continued to perform for half an hour with a blood‐soaked t‐shirt wrapped around his hand before deciding maybe he needed to see a doctor.  Turned out it was more than a cut. Iglesias broke his hand and required reconstructive surgery from the blade slices.

Here’s another fact: according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), men are 24‐percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within...

Accept blame Sen. Munoz: Provide bold, new solutions

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While addressing Gallup’s vagrancy problem at a public meeting last year our state senator George Munoz proclaimed “This is not a blame game, we need solutions”. My initial thought was, how can any solutions be offered without first knowing the root cause? My second thought was, those who avoid the blame game are usually part of the problem.

Whatever the solutions are to our region’s myriad of problems it should be obvious that everything we’ve tried thus far has been a colossal failure. Yet, the same old solutions are proposed over and over again by our Gallup Establishment consisting of elected officials, bureaucrats, public schools, academia and local media.

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GGEDC tours the BNSF Logistics Center

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SWEETWATER, Texas – Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation along with newly elected Gallup City Councilor Fran Palochak and Gallup Land Partners participated in a site visit of the BNSF Logistics Center in Sweetwater, Texas. Organized by the BNSF Railway, the site visit took place on May 18 and also included a tour of the Levelland Industrial Park in Levelland, Texas. The delegation was accompanied by Ean Johnson, BNSF Regional Manager for Economic Development.

“There is nothing like experiencing the reality of your vision. This field trip provided the perfect prototype of the project we envision for the Energy Logistics Park,” said GGEDC Executive Director Patty...

Schaller conducts his own curbside recycling ‘analysis’

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PART 3

In fact it can be argued Seattle should be the poster child for curbside failure.  When asked of Seattle’s fees Mr. Parker could only guess at $25.00/month. That gives CDM serious credibility issues. In Gallup we currently pay $15.00 a month and that should be lower considering our location. EPA bureaucrats claim the revenues received for processed commodities offset program costs however the evidence shows the costs of curbside are far greater than the revenue generated. The cost of living in Seattle is bad enough for those of low income without piling on more costs. Recycling regulations have become so intrusive in Seattle citizens have described their curbside program as...

Schaller conducts his own curbside recycling ‘analysis’

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PART 2

Program efficiency is meaningless unless taken in context of costs, as many communities have learned. Section 5.2 is titled ‘Benefits of curbside programs’ yet there is no section or mention in the report of drawbacks or historical unintended consequences.

It is a report I would expect of a used car or solar panel salesman avoiding any harsh realities which may scare off the customer. My own condensed feasibility report which drew upon international scientific studies was offered at the first curbside meeting last summer, and then ignored - no intellectual curiosity by the Recycling Council nor City Council, no interest in investigation, no phone calls from Mr. O’Hara or...

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