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Ceremony held at Gallup State Veterans Cemetery for unclaimed veteran

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The cremated remains of former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Timothy John Clark were laid to rest at a special unclaimed veterans’ funeral at the Gallup State Veterans Cemetery Nov. 15.






Clark went unclaimed by family members when he passed away at the age of 69 on Sept. 14, 2016 in the Four Corners area. A small gathering of local veterans attended today’s funeral, including State Representative Harry Garcia, D-Bernalillo, Cibola, McKinley, Socorro, San Juan & Valencia, and Medal of Honor Recipient and Gallup native Hiroshi Miyamura.


At the funeral, the Tohatchi Veterans Organization Honor Guard provided a Rifle Volley and a bugle rendition of Taps. New Mexico Department of Veterans...

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Unclaimed vet honored in Gallup

GALLUP - The cremated remains of a U.S. Army veteran who was unclaimed by family members after his death will be interred at the Gallup State Veterans Cemetery at 333 National Cemetery Dr. on Nov. 15 at 11 am.

Former Staff Sgt. Timothy John Clark will be laid to rest with military honors – a privilege accorded to all honorably discharged veterans. Mr. Clark, who served from 1965 to 1973, passed away in the Four Corners area of New Mexico in September 2016.

The urn will be provided by woodshop class students of Mr. Geno Perez at Valley High School in Albuquerque – the same class which provided urns used in a Forgotten Heroes Funeral for 22...

Winners and losers in Nov. 5 election

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Unofficial regular local election results

In the Nov. 5 elections, here are some of the results from the New Mexico Secretary of State for McKinley, Cibola, and partial coverage of Sandoval, Catron and Valencia counties.

MCKINLEY COUNTY

School Board Member Position 1 on the Gallup/McKinley County School Board 1 shows Kevin M. Mitchell with 60.68% of the vote; Olin Kieyoomia with 23.83% of the vote and Rebekah Yvonne Nez with 15.49% of the vote.

School Board Member Position 2 on the Gallup/McKinley County School Board 3 shows Priscilla B. Manuelito with 53.28% of the vote; Mavis V. Price with 24.45% of the vote and Denise Thomas with 22.27% of the vote.

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Aquatic center aims to expand hours, programs through hiring

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Innovative ways to increase staff

Members of the Gallup Aquatic Center Board discussed their program calendar for the upcoming months as well as their goals for staffing, as part of their regular meeting Nov. 1 at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Central Office.

Michelle Burrola, recreation manager for the City of Gallup, said they have seen a decline in employees at Gallup Aquatic Center in recent months primarily due to two things: lack of a certified lifeguard trainer; and loss of previously certified youth employees, many of whom left  for college or other jobs.

Butrrola says the aquatic center wants to increase employment of local youth.

“What we would like to do is to have...

School board talks about study for new buildings at Red Rock, Tohatchi

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Proposal for Tohatchi school to use traditional name

The Gallup-­McKinley County Schools Board of Education closed their regular meeting Oct. 28 by discussing whether to pursue a feasibility study and seek funding to construct new school buildings for Red Rock Elementary School and Tohatchi High School.

Mike Hyatt, GMCS superintendent, said the process of building a school is lengthy and the board gets involved when it is time to secure the vendors and oversee the master plans.

“We’re at a turning point with Red Rock and Tohatchi High School,” Hyatt said.

As part of a feasibility study, the district examines the current conditions of existing school buildings and evaluates...
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