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Heinrich urges president to halt closure of Oceti Sakowin Camp

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., called on President Obama to work with the Corps of Engineers and the Department of Justice to de-escalate the violence at Camp Oceti Sakowin in North Dakota. In particular, he questioned the decision to close the area to demonstrators of the Dakota Access pipeline...

‘Standing With Standing Rock’

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A young woman protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline holds a sign reading “We can’t drink oil! #NoDAPL.” Photo Credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Can you believe that we’ve reached the home stretch of 2016?

Thanksgiving is upon us, Christmas is not that far away, and we’ll spend the next few weeks eating, and buying holiday presents. Soon, a lot of the homes around Gallup will be adorned with Christmas decorations. They call it the most wonderful time of the year, and for good reason. Gallup residents really take it to the limits come Holiday season.

The Indian Capital, and its surrounding areas, is just a good place to be during the holidays. Just about every municipality and Chapter House on the Navajo Nation will put up a tree. We have reason to be thankful all year round.

We are fortunate enough to live in a very...

Streamlined food prep helps local chain expand

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When Albuquerque-based Dion’s restaurant turned its entrepreneurial vision toward larger markets outside New Mexico in 2014, owners of the privately owned chain thought it was a good time to review operations with an eye to improving efficiency in its 20 existing outlets.

So Dion’s asked the New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership to offer its expert assessment of how the restaurant was preparing and serving food and to suggest how it could modify the process to give the restaurant more value for its efforts. That process, known as value-stream mapping, is a comprehensive management approach to improving productivity and maximizing profitability.

Restaurant managers hoped...

Voters, congratulate yourselves

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The race for president this year may not have turned out like a lot of folks wanted it to, yet we can clearly identify some big winners in the year’s general election — and the June primaries for that fact.

They were the voters.

The winners include the thousands of people who voted early and on voting day in McKinley and Cibola counties. For some, it meant standing in line for a while.

Forget for a minute that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the general election. The mere fact that folks around McKinley and Cibola exercised their civic duty is a cause for celebration. That’s the stuff that an honest and functioning democracy is made of.

Let’s face it: The 2016...

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