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What are McKinley County property taxes paying for?

The special audit that was the subject of arguments between RMCHCS and McKinley County is now in the hands of the Internal Revenue Service.

State Auditor Brian Colón released a Special Audit report Sept. 14, stating that Hinkle & Landers, the Independent Public Accountant who conducted the audit made note of significant issues that included findings related to management contracts, improper reimbursements, violations of internal controls and policies and procedures.

Also noted were issues concerning private inurement transactions, which happen when an individual with significant influence over an organization, enters into...

The 505 Burgers & Wings owner brings the goods - literally

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As the owner of several businesses across Gallup, Morgan Newsom is no stranger to serving people. Whether it is at R&M Furniture, 1985 Hwy. 602, or The 505 Burgers & Wings, 1982 Hwy. 602, he is always looking to provide the goods that people are looking for.

The Sun is happy to feature Newsom as a Gallup Sun Star, and met with him on Sept. 16 to speak about his life and career in Gallup.


Newsom said he has been in Gallup for nearly 50 years now.

“I’m originally from the Dakotas. My parents brought me down here, and my dad was selling sewing machines to all the boarding schools,” Newsom said. “From there, he got into the furniture business and then after I...

Positive COVID cases in New Mexico public schools

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One student, one teacher IN MCKINLEY COUNTY

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department announced seven new positive cases of COVID-19 as of Sept. 17, after implementing a rapid response and verifying all pertinent information with the schools and school districts. The following new cases were reported:

• One case at a public school in McKinley County. The infected individual is a teacher. The infected instructor was last in the school building on Sept. 15.

• Five cases at a public school in Roosevelt County. The infected individuals are staff members, including two teachers. They were last in the school building or a district office on September 9, 11, and 14.

• One case at...

The CARES Small Business Grant Program

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Open for business

GALLUP — The City of Gallup has announced funding from the State of New Mexico for the Small Business Continuity Grant Program in the amount of over $2 million. Through this program, the City will offer a one-time grant up to $10,000 to qualifying small businesses and non-profits to cover costs related to business interruption caused by the required closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

These include but are not limited to mortgages, rent, utilities, insurance, payroll, personal protective equipment, and more. Funding is available as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act federal stimulus package provided to the City of Gallup by the State...

New Mexico strengthens accountability in nursing, long-term care facilities

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SANTA FE — The state of New Mexico has created a new partnership between the State Attorney General, State Auditor and Ombudsman to protect seniors and specialized care individuals at nursing homes and long-term care facilities from poor or abusive treatment.

The Ombudsman will also partner with the Department of Health and Adult Protective Services to review data and elevate complaints to executive departments that have the power to investigate, level civil penalties and prosecute if needed.

The creation of this partnership follows a request by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for the Ombudsman to review complaints occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic and to recommend a course of...
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