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Guaranteeing good tasting and safe water at the tap

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There is a tremendous effort put forth by water systems all over the country to provide safe and clean water to their customers.  Of course upsets and mistakes do happen.

Flint Michigan is a horrendous example of how not to do it.  But individual families can provide a firewall at their kitchen sinks to stop any...

County premature to hire new manager during election season

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April 4, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016 the County Commissioners is meeting in closed session on what to do to fill the County Manager position after Bill Lee leaves in May 2016 to run for the District 3 County Commissioner position.

Here is what I think.  Simply appoint an Acting County Manager for the rest of the year.    When I become County Manager in August 2011 the County had been on auto-pilot with Acting CM’s for 9 months.

In August 2011 we had:  Doug at Attorney – Dez as HR Director – Sara Keeler as Finance Director – Theresa Diaz as Head of Purchasing and Procurement – Bernice Martinez – As Head of Grants Management – Mario Gomez as Acting Roads...

Concerned citizen takes issue with alleged police brutality

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To the Editor:

Begaye says that he supports the efforts of public safety departments across the Navajo Nation, including those that serve border town communities? Begaye also said that police officers risk their lives on a daily basis to ensure the publics safety and that they DESERVE to be commended.

Arizona Department of Public Safety Information Office Ralil Garcia said that the Investigation could take months. An investigation that could be done in a few minutes from anyone’s dining room table.

Two officers were at the scene of a female wielding scissors. Both officers were male, taller, heavier, and stronger than any one female. These two male officers are also trained in...

Past County Manager weighs in on Dist. 3 race

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As we approach the upcoming County election for the position of District 3 County Commissioner. Four people are in the race – David Dallago, Jr., Bill Lee, Johnny Green, Jr., and Gerald O’Hara.  Here is what I am looking for with regard to each candidate.

Who displays integrity and honesty in all they do?  I know there are many people who are tired of leadership in government lacking these two things.   The question is which of the four candidates can you “TRUST” to oversee County government on your behalf and in the best interests of the County.

Who will exercise fairness and equality in hiring?  I believe everyone deserves to be treated fair and equal in the hiring of...

Decision on curbside recycling initiative needs to go to Gallup voters

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To The Editor:

There has been a lot of discussions on the curbside recycling program agenda item as to its implementation that was not approved by council. I want to set the record straight as to why I did not approve such a program through an ordinance.  First and foremost, I made it clear in council that curbside recycling was coming, next year or the year after, but because it was a burden on the customer to pay for the service, I believe it should be the right of the customer to have an opportunity to vote for it through a referendum.

There were additional reasons for my decision:

1: The city was going to pay for the costs upfront and then amortize the initial upfront costs over...

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