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Manuelito Children’s Home provides safety net for Native kids

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Located on the west end of town, the Manuelito Children’s Home is off the beaten path, possibly forgotten about by some locals.

But anyone traveling the far west side of Gallup on Interstate 40, the signage is clear, the name painted large on the backside of the sprawling circa 1970’s gymnasium. South of the...

Veterans moving into Ford Canyon Senior Center building

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Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney made it official on June 30 at the general meeting for Veterans Helping Veterans by presenting the key to the now vacant Ford Canyon Senior Center to Dave Cuellar, the head of the largest and most active veterans’ group in Gallup.

“The city removed the office furniture and the dining tables and chairs,” McKinney said. “We left the pool tables, and kitchen equipment and utensils.” McKinney also mentioned that he had discussed with the Department of Veterans Services in Albuquerque the probability of installing a permanent Veterans Service Officer in this building. The permanent office will be able to better assist the large number of vets in...

State auditor releases NM's comprehensive annual financial report

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Identifies historical double counting of over $750 million in Land Grand Permanent Fund

SANTA FE – Today, the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) released New Mexico’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2016. The report provides an overview of the state’s finances and was conducted by an independent accounting firm. All of the sections in the audit received a disclaimer of opinion, meaning the auditors were unable to obtain sufficient audit evidence on which to base an opinion.

The report contains four audit findings, one of which is due to an inconsistency in accounting principles used for the Land Grant...

‘Balloon Over Gallup’

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Summer Nightly Indian Dances: Where culture, traditions merge

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The distant sound of drums beating, voices singing of prayers and thanksgiving, the aroma of fresh frybread lingering in the air in downtown Gallup can only mean one thing – the Gallup Summer Nightly Indian Dances are underway once again.

Marking its 34th year, the always anticipated Summer Nightly Indian dances are held nightly at the McKinley County Courthouse plaza from 7-8 pm Monday through Sunday, sponsored by the City of Gallup and Chamber of Commerce.

In the beginning, the event was held at the Red Rock State Park and attracted mostly tourists to the park’s museum and trails. Today, it not only attracts tourists from all over the world, but it entertains many...

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