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Pedestrian killed on Gallup's east side

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A man walking with a woman along the north side of the road, near 3010 E. Highway 66, stepped into oncoming traffic Thursday evening. The man was struck and killed by a white SUV.

Gallup Police Department Capt. Marinda Spencer said the call on the accident came in at 9:09 pm. The man, whose identity is being withheld until...

A puppet’s blueprint to ‘Building A Better You’

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Octavia Fellin’s kids SUMMER PROGRAM

Octavia Fellin Children’s Branch presented a funny and entertaining puppet show on behalf of Rocky Mountain Puppets – “Building A Better You,” as part of the Summer Reading Program.

The event was held July 22. It was sponsored by Richardson’s Trading Co.

The show was based on building up a child’s character, teamwork, listening, morals, and honesty, encouraging the acronym B.U.I.L.D.:

Believe, Understand, Innovation, Learn, Determination.

A packed room of 55 kids and adults were entertained by puppets learning how to build a castle with construction tools and with lots of interaction from the audience.

The star puppet...

Sheriff’s Office seeking new recruits

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McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is running at about half its capacity due to a shortage of deputies.

MCSO Capt. James Maiorano said the department is gearing up to conduct a recruitment drive in September and sat down with the Gallup Sun to go over some details for individuals considering a career as a deputy.

“We’re trying to fill 12 deputy positions,” he said.

When folks interested in applying learn about the seemingly arduous process, they may count themselves out before trying, so Maiorano wanted to cover some details about the entry level “unclassified deputy position.”

For starters, prospects must have a high school diploma or GED, no exceptions. And applicants...

Aneth official pleads guilty to stealing $105K in HUD funding

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AG: Used for personal, family gain

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Attorney General Ethel Branch announced July 24 that Victor Dee, the former acting executive director of the Aneth Community Development Corporation, an agency that receives funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has pled guilty to charges brought by federal prosecutors relating to his misappropriation of $105,000 of HUD funds that he used to benefit himself and his family members.

“The Navajo Nation will continue to make it a priority to hold all tribal officials accountable for these types of abuses,” Branch said. “We will no longer allow individuals to enrich themselves and their families at the...

RMCHCS—First rural New Mexico hospital to be certified to treat strokes

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Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services announced today that it received Acute Stroke Ready Certification from DNV-GL,  its hospital accrediting agency, effective May 24, 2017. The Acute Stroke Ready Certification Program of DNV-GL Healthcare USA, Inc. integrates certain requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation for Hospitals, and Guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition and Recommendations of the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.

As an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital (ASR), this certification demonstrates RMCHCS’ commitment to excellence by complying with standards of care for the initial treatment of...

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