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New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse lives to jump another day

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Judge rejects challenge to critical habitat

U. S. District Judge James Browning dismissed a lawsuit Oct. 13 seeking to overturn the critical habitat designation of the endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse.

In an article by Robin Silver of the Center for Biological Diversity, published in the Sun Sept. 4, Silver said...

Sean Wells brings ‘Saints & Sinners’ to the Gallup Sun

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Sean Wells, a fifth generation Spanish Colonial artist and Day of the Dead artist is bringing her talents to the Gallup Sun with contributions once a month.

Wells, who grew up in Santa Fe, says she never thought of art as a professional career. “I always loved math and art. I saw the struggle of Santa Fe artists, the very successful fine artists and struggling artists, and then there were the Spanish Market artists — for me that was a great source of cultural pride for my family and for myself, but I still didn’t think of it as a profession for myself,” Wells said.

So she went to college and earned a degree in architecture, but returned to her family roots when the economy...

Community Calendar October 16 - October 22, 2020

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FRIDAY, October 16


4 pm, join us Live on Facebook, @galluplibrary on for a virtual game of Lotería, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.  If you want to participate live from home and have a chance at winning prizes, request your free game board curbside at the Main Library beginning. For more information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; (505) 863-1291.


11 am Join us Live on Facebook and YouTube, @galluplibrary for beginning Spanish lessons and silly spooky science experiments this month. Videos are posted Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 am. This week: Opposites in Spanish.

SUNDAY, October 18


12 pm-2 pm @ The Community Pantry (1130 Hasler...

Entering the warm zone

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Alternative care site readied to cope with COVID-19 resurgence

At a time when COVID-19 numbers are on the rise on the Navajo Nation, the Chinle Community Center in Chinle, Ariz. has been called into service as an isolation site for individuals who test positive for the coronavirus, in order to help reduce and prevent the spread of the virus among Navajo Nation members.

On Oct. 6 the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President listed 17 new cases of the virus and one more death. The day before that, there were 11 new cases. Oct. 4 saw 19 new cases and one death, Oct. 3 had 17 new cases and Oct. 2 had 34 new cases and two recent deaths on the Navajo Nation.


County holds first reading of potential LEDA ordinance

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As COVID-19 continues to impact the global economy, local governments have to take steps to try to keep employment rates from dipping too low by creating new economic opportunities. One such avenue is the creation of new partnerships that will bring jobs.

This opportunity was discussed by the McKinley County Board of Commissioners during their Oct. 6 meeting. The board held the first reading of a proposed ordinance for a Local Economic Development Act project between the state, McKinley County, and Bio-Pappel, or McKinley Paper USA, which has a facility in Prewitt.

LEDA is a law that established job creation funds for the state. The employer signs a Project Participation Agreement...

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