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City and county sign joint planning agreement for N.M. trust lands

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The City of Gallup, McKinley County, and the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation held a signing ceremony May 6 for a joint planning agreement as a kick-off to the 2019 Economic Development Week.

Patricia Lundstrom, executive director of GGEDC, said the agreement is being signed as a step to foster a resilient...

Graduation dress code discussion

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What to do about traditional, RELIGIOUS, PERSONAL ITEMS

The start of May signals the start of graduation season. High school students across the country are about to be recognized for their achievements and cross the stage to accept their diplomas and complete a formative chapter of their lives.

While this occasion is a happy time for students and their families, attire rules and regulations can seem like an obstacle to self-expression to some students, as was discussed by the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education during their April 29 meeting.

Dist. 1 member Kevin Mitchell spoke about graduation attire to the rest of the board.

“Every year, graduation happens and at...

City Council hears updates on fiscal year budget

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Projected amounts for rec centers, fire, police operations

The Gallup City Council recently held a special meeting to hear from numerous city departments about their proposed budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.

A chart included in the April 25 presentation showed the 2018 actual fund expenditures came to about $31 million, an increase over the 2017 expenditures of over $25 million. The projected budget for 2019 was listed at about $28 million.

The presentation also included highlights of the General Fund Expenditures, which include:

$183,000 for Red Rock Park Utilities

Health insurance cost increase budgeted at 12 percent and dental insurance at 5 percent for FY2020 budget...

Community Health Fair at Rio West Mall

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‘Destination Health’

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital will hold The Community Health Fair, May 4 from 10 am-2 pm at the Rio West Mall, 300 West Maloney Avenue in Gallup, in conjunction with the University of New Mexico-Gallup, the New Mexico Cancer Center and the Rio West Mall.

This year’s theme is “Destination Health” and 2019 marks the fair’s thirty-first year. Last year it attracted more than 500 visitors who visited the Rio West Mall to explore a variety of products ranging from traditional vitamins to herbal healthcare remedies offered by vendors.

“We believe that the best way to fight for better health is to be an advocate,” says David Conejo, CEO, RMCHCS...

Kachina Invitational holds tournament

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Players from New Mexico, COLORADO, ARIZONA

Nearly 40 players from across three states gathered at the Garcia Recreation Center in Gallup April 25-28 for the Gallup Competitive Racquetball Kachina Invitational, now in year 39.  Men and women competed for titles in eleven divisions.

Here are the results:

Women’s Singles

Melissa McCullough

Men’s Open

Mike Ginn def Ramon Gomez   15-12, 15-10 3rd (tie) Max Cloud & Carlos Juarez 5th (tie) Mike Ytuarte & James Garcia

Men’s A

Gary Flores def Daniel Juarez 15-12, 15-7 3rd Mike Morales 4th Mike Ytuarte     1/4s Malcolm Justice, Tucker Green, Larry Macias, Derrick Bonney 9th (tie)  Justin Mazon, Kris Dearnley, Gabriel...

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