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Gallup Honors 2011 Girls Team

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Story & photos by Shepherd Waldenberger

Sun Correspondent

The night of Feb. 4 was a special one for the Gallup girls’ basketball program.  Coach Turner welcomed back players from the 2011 team to honor their achievements and induct Justina Prairie Chief into the Gallup Hall of Fame.

She became the first player to...

GGEDC hosts Economic Roundtable: ‘The True Cost of Debt’

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SANTA FE – The Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation welcomed top New Mexico policy experts together with community business leaders, elected officials, state and federal stakeholders and residents of Gallup and McKinley County Jan. 29 at the Lodge at Santa Fe for an economic roundtable discussion entitled, “The True Cost of Debt.”

The purpose of the five-hour meeting was to match attendees with policy experts to engage in dialogue regarding the impact of tax policy upon local economic development efforts. How recent changes in New Mexico tax policy creates local conditions that impact gross receipts and property taxes was discussed, too.

“Every six months the...

Gallup Express: The Indian Capital’s ‘mobile manager’

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GALLUP – The notion of existing as a typical “bus company” doesn’t sit very well with the new executive director at Gallup Express. That’s because Tommy Mims, hired into the job last year, wants the riding public to think of the company as a “mobile manager.”

Mims, a Gallup native and graduate of Gallup Catholic High School, replaces Matthew Ortiz. Ortiz worked at the company for a little more than six years.

“I think every company or business should be about customer service and treating the client the right way,” Mims said Monday from the main office of Gallup Express along Warehouse Lane. “That’s what we do. We’re not just public transportation. We care...

Council Covers Six Items in Regular Meeting

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There was one Ordinance, one conversion to full time for a city employee, and approval of a Participation and Security Agreement, A Resolution, Lodgers’ Tax Funding for 2016, and a second Resolution of a different matter up for discussion at the City Council meeting on Jan. 26.

The Ordinance, #S2016-1 authorizes the execution and Delivery of a Water Project Fund Loan/Grant Agreement by and between the NM Finance Authority and the City of Gallup. This ordinance was presented by Vince Tovar, Director, Gallup Water and Sanitation. The funding amount is $4,295,167 for the planning, design and construction of Reach 27.7a and 27.13 of the Gallup Rural Navajo Water Supply Project.

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Mayor and Council have a handle on Master Plan

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Our city leaders are well prepared to handle their jobs, with only a few minor blips along the road. The task can be daunting if done right. This week’s agenda – which included a Special and a Regular Meeting, back to back – required reading through some 158 pages of prepared material and making sense of the complete package.

Granted, there were 12 pages dealing the minutes of the prior meeting, two more pages just to list the agenda for both, and 14 pages covered by slides in the Special Meeting – still more eye-strain than most people put themselves through in a week, except for watching TV or playing games on the computer.

The Special Meeting was presented by Steve Burstein...

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