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WildThing set to electrify Gallup once again

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Surprises, fun in store for visitors

July has arrived, which means it’s almost time for one of the signature summer events in Gallup.

WildThing Championship BullRiding will be held at Red Rock Park July 12-13. This year marks year 26 where Gallup locals and visitors get to watch what WildThing organizer Larry...

Hospital, county wrangle over audit terms

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Issues with disclosure of information, off-site review

Last month, the Sun highlighted David Conejo, CEO of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services, as Person of the Month for his work in bringing the hospital back from the brink of closure and creating new programs, facilities, and jobs as a result.

But the hospital’s landlord – McKinley County –  the funder of some public monies to the hospital, has elected to conduct a forensic audit into how that money is spent down to the penny.

This has caused the relationship to grow tense between the county and RMCHCS, a not for profit corporation, over how the audit should be carried out.

But why was the forensic audit...

City council discusses transfer of Ortega liquor license

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The Gallup City Council held a public hearing June 26 for the proposed transfer of ownership of an existing liquor license from the estate of Armand Ortega to K.A. Rose, LLC .

The Alcohol and Gaming Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department granted preliminary approval for the license transfer, stating the applicant is seeking transfer of the dispenser liquor license with on-premises consumption only.

The liquor license was held by the estate of Armand Ortega and was not being used as of June 25. The purchaser was identified as K.A. Rose, LLC, doing business as Mesa Lights, from Gallup. The proposed location for the license is 2915 W. Hwy. 66, known as the Gallup...

Fighting for the dogs

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What happens to the dogs rescued from dog fighting rings?

This is the story of some of the 85 dogs the FBI rescued from a dog fighting network that spanned five states and the District of Columbia, after Robert Arellano, 65, of Albuquerque was sentenced in federal court April 4, for 30 years of participation.

U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson for the District of New Mexico said, “Today’s [April 4] sentencing brings to an end Mr. Arellano’s 30 years in this unconscionable business, and hopefully will deter others who seek to profit from forcing animals [to] fight to the death.  In New Mexico, we will continue to seek out and punish those who exploit and abuse animals. Dog...

Navajo Nation and Pueblo of Zuni unite to promote health, wellness

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ZUNI, N.M. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Pueblo of Zuni Gov. Val R. Panteah came together at the Zuni Veterans Memorial Park in Zuni, N.M. June 21, as they signed the “Running for Stronger and Healthier Navajo and Zuni Nation” proclamation to promote health and wellness among the Navajo and Zuni people.

The proclamation also highlights the upcoming Ninth Annual Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo and Zuni Nation that is scheduled to begin on July 8 through July 15. Participants in this year’s event will run through Navajo and Zuni communities.

The Ninth Annual Running for a Stronger and Healthier Navajo and Zuni Nation is coordinated by the Navajo Nation...

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