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Bill passes in Special Session to allocate additional funds to unemployment claimants

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The state will re-allocate $194 million of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES Act funding to a one-time supplemental unemployment compensation benefit to eligible claimants. Payments will be administered by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and received by claimants by mid-December...

Gallup Senior Center closed for cleaning

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The Gallup Senior Center will be closed from Nov. 25 through Dec. 4 for facility cleaning in response to a COVID-19 related incident.

All home-delivered meal consumers will receive their meals from a private vendor on Wed., Nov 25 and Fri. Nov. 27, as well as the week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

There will be no Grab-n-Go meals available to senior consumers from Nov. 24 through Nov. 27.

Grab-n-Go meals will be available to senior consumers from 11 am-12 pm at the Route 66 RAILWAY Café beginning Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

The City of Gallup is looking forward to preparing the Senior Center for continued services to the seniors with the highest standards of safety and...

President Nez calls for Arizona mask mandate

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Number of record high cases reported Friday as Navajo Nation lockdown continues

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported a record-high 351 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and five more deaths Friday.

The total number of deaths is now 623 as of Friday. Reports indicate that 8,045 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 146,196 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 14,441, including five delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

·       Chinle Service...

Navajo Nation leaders commend unanimous vote by GMCS Board of Education to return to virtual learning for students

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, Speaker Seth Damon and several members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council issued a letter to the Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education members, requesting their support of a resolution to have students return to virtual learning, as opposed to hybrid learning, as cases of COVID-19 continue to increase significantly in surrounding areas.

The resolution was unanimously passed by the board members by a vote of 5-0-0 during a special meeting held on Friday.

“As you are aware, the pandemic has impacted governments, communities, schools and our families. The harm COVID-19 has caused is...

MOVE For kids’ sake

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact education by keeping schools closed and having many students learn from a distance, there is growing concern that students are becoming less engaged from learning and participating, stemming from a lack of accountability.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a non-profit group that has created one-on-one youth mentorships for over a century, is aware of the unique challenges faced by students at this time. To that end, they want to recruit more mentors to help more students around Gallup.

Sarah Piano, regional director for Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region, said their main focus right now is recruitment.

“Due to the...
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