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NM Veterans Business Outreach Center recognized as top in nation

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Teaches Vets how to start, manage a business

SANTA FE –  Gov. Susana Martinez announced March 30 that the New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center has been recognized as the best in the nation by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The outreach center, which teaches veterans how to start and manage a business...

President speaks in support of Economic Development

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Shares his vision of sovereignty via networking at RES 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV – In building Native American economies, tribes need to embrace their identity as nations, not minorities or federal programs, and be recognized as such by the federal government said President Russell Begaye during his keynote address at the American Indian Enterprise luncheon.

The luncheon took place last March 29 at The Mirage Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, N.M. and was held in coordination with the 2016 Reservation Economic Summit.

The president’s keynote address hit on several key issues affecting economic development within tribal lands. He strongly addressed politicians holding tribal enterprise...

Gallup Authors Festival 2016

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April 8, 2016

7:00pm – 8:00pm Jimmy Santiago Baca

7:00 pm:  Public Reading and discussion

Authors Festival Opening Reception

Early Authors Meet and Greet and Reception

April 9, 2016

10am – 4pm

Schedule of Events

10:00am – 4:00pm Authors available for Meet and Greet

Welcome – Authors’ Hall

Children’s craft activity:  Cultural puppets

10:30am – 11:00am Two Cultures connect through Weaving (Main Library Meeting Room)

Featuring: Sharleen Daugherty with Diné Master weaver Marie Sheppard

11:00am – 11:30am Influence of Many Cultures (Main Library Meeting Room)

Featuring: Mary Neighbour

11:30am – 12pm Cowboy Culture (Main Library Meeting Room)


Suspiciously placed briefcase triggers courthouse evacuation

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*A briefcase found under a trashcan liner by a maintenance worker on the north side of McKinley County Courthouse triggered an evacuation of the area March 28.

The worker was changing out the trash when he made the potentially troubling discovery.

Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said police responded to the scene at about 10:20 am.

But there was no bomb in the brown-colored briefcase, just some personal effects, such as artist pencils, deodorant, a macrame ring, a scarf, and a hat, McKinley County Sheriff's Office Deputy Roberta Jaramillo said.

Emergency responders were quick to evacuate the area of Third and Hill near the Courthouse, so New Mexico State Police Bomb Squad...

County Manager Lee tenders resignation

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‘People person’ back in the saddle soon at Chamber of Commerce

The rumors swirling about McKinley County Manager Bill Lee leaving the top administrative county job to return to the Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce were put to rest this week. Lee announced March 24 that his last day as McKinley County Manager will be May 13.

“Working for McKinley County has been a very rewarding experience,” Lee wrote in a March 9 resignation letter to the Board of Commissioners. “I would like to thank each of you for the opportunity and support you have afforded me during my time with (McKinley County).”

Lee, who is originally from Gallup, started the $93,000 county job a...

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