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Carmen Moffett receives raise during closed session

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Fellow Board of Education members granted Gallup-McKinley County Schools interim Superintendent Carmen Moffett a raise during an executive closed session Sept. 21. It appears she will continue to act as special education director and interim superintendent.

Multiple attempts were made by phone to reach Moffett. However...

City picks NCI to run detox center

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Gallup City Council voted Sept. 22 to accept its purchasing department’s recommendation of awarding Na’ Nizhoozhi Center, Inc., as the entity that will take charge of the Gallup Detox Center, effective Oct. 1.

The city had to issue an emergency Request for Proposals after they received a letter from the Navajo Nation stating they were terminating the agreement to run the facility Oct. 3. NCI will run the detox center for at least five months, starting Oct. 4 at an estimated cost of more than $400,000.

Purchasing departments often weigh RFPs on what entity will serve as both the lowest and most qualified bidder. Qualifications, not amount, gauges the decision making.

Three other...

Human plague case confirmed

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SANTA FE—The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Sept. 23, a laboratory confirmed case of plague in a 73-year-old woman from Santa Fe County. The case was confirmed at the Department of Health’s Scientific Laboratory Division.  This is the fourth human case of plague in New Mexico this year and the second in Santa Fe County. The woman was hospitalized and is back home recovering. The other cases in the state occurred in a 52-year-old woman from Santa Fe County, who died from the illness, and in a 65-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman, both from Bernalillo County, who have recovered.

“This is the fourth case of plague in New Mexico with the patient presenting clinical...

Miyamura High School Homecoming 2015

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Robbery suspects still at large

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Surveillance video filmed the same two suspects robbing two gas station convenience stores within an hour apart, starting close to the midnight hour Sept. 17.

Now police are asking for the public's help in identifying and catching the two, armed bandits. During the robberies, one suspect brandished a semi-automatic handgun and the other a tire iron.

The first store that the duo hit was the Mustang located on 3340 East Highway 66 at 11:37 pm.

Subsequently, at 12:27 am, Sept. 18, at the Conoco on 3302 West Highway 66, the suspects repeated the deed.

They made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and at least one bottle of water.

The suspect pointing the gun stands about 5"11," has...

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