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National Day of Awareness

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In recognition of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples on May 5, several virtual events will be taking place aimed at increasing awareness around the growing epidemic.

Members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council, including Sexual Assault Prevention Subcommittee Chair Amber Kanazbah Crotty...

Scheduled Road Closure

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City of Gallup Street Department will be closing off the road starting at the

intersection of N.M. Highway 602 and Mendoza Road heading west to Armand Ortega Boulevard.

Motorists are advised to be alert for traffic signs and detours in the area.

The Wastewater Department will be fixing an effluent line in the area and will need to close off the road in order to  safely conduct repairs.

Please call Utility Dispatch at (505) 863-12
00 or the Wastewater Department at (505) 879-5722 with any questions.

Adoption time

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This year's Empty the Shelters adoption event is being held May 5-9.

The event, which successfully found forever homes for 18,359 animals last year alone, is sponsoring reduced adopt fees at 200 participating shelters and rescues in 36 states this week.

McKinley County Humane Society of New Mexico which is a beneficiary of the Bissell Pet Foundation, will be honoring the discount during this week's Empty the Shelters promotion.

The event is sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation, a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay-neuter programs, microchipping and emergency support.

“The national Empty the...

SPLIT DECISION

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Commissioners break on two points

Confusing terminology and the absence of a speaker led to uncertainty and ultimately, split votes at the April 20 McKinley County Commission meeting.

Nothing seemed amiss when McKinley County’s Adult Detention Center Warden Tony Boyd presented the restricted housing quarterly report.

He told commissioners that 14 inmates had been housed in the restricted housing unit between Jan.1 and March 31.

Although the commissioners didn’t have to do anything but accept the report, Commissioner Genevieve Jackson, Dist. 2, took the opportunity to voice her disagreement with the idea of restricted housing after Boyd confirmed that restricted housing was another...

Imagining a better Gallup

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Strategic planning meeting gives councilors a chance to set their goals for the city’s future

A new public safety building; a new animal shelter; an action plan for community broadband; a replacement airport terminal; water line upgrades; growing the local economy. These are all on the list of strategic infrastructure priorities of the Gallup City Council.

The coronavirus pandemic may have been a tough year for the city of Gallup — like many municipalities across America — but no one can say the mayor and city council members are not ambitious.

“When we run (for public office), we’re promising our constituents this or that. Once you get in council, you realize … ‘can...
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