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Roosevelt School teaches US Flag courtesies

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For the second year in a row, the staff at Roosevelt Elementary School enlisted the aid of Veterans Helping Veterans in teaching all the students there about simple and common courtesies when the Flag of America is used for any ceremony.

This year, there was also a contingent of active-duty Air Force to participate...

Racism allegation enters District 4 NM Senate race

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Adams, Muñoz spar over ‘racist’ comment

A seemingly innocent invitation related to a recent political-candidate forum turned ugly when Sen. George Muñoz and Felisha Adams sparred over what Adams perceived to be racist comments.

The incident took place after Adams, a political newcomer and one of two challengers to Muñoz for the New Mexico District 4 Senate seat, sent out an invitation via email to a wide net of people for the May 19 event in Thoreau.

“I will not be able to personally attend, but I will send my Navajo representative to speak for me,” Muñoz wrote Adams in a May 19 email on the matter. “I keep hearing that this (event) is not for non-Natives.”


City, vets: No grave concerns over projected 2018 cemetery

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$7M cemetery to be built along Hasler Valley Road

There are no more grave concerns about Gallup getting a veterans cemetery, literally. These days, city officials and local veterans have their attention focused toward the future.

“You can say that the city will definitely be the home of a national veterans cemetery,” Mayor Jackie McKinney said in a telephone interview this week with the Gallup Sun. “Right now, the project has to go through its various phases. Construction is set to start in October 2017.”

McKinney said the cemetery is one of four slated to be built around New Mexico over the next several years. Gallup was supposed to be first on Gov. Susan Martinez’ list to...

Can Dallago beat Lee, Greene, and O’Hara in District 3?

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Former commissioner says he’d resign from RMCH board if re-elected

Beating someone with a proven track record – not to mention an established company owner and former two-term McKinley County commissioner – stacks up as a formidable task. That’s the reality in the race for the District 3 seat on the McKinley County Board of Commissioners.

“I would say that I am the proven candidate,” David Dallago said. “I served two terms. I own a company that employs 90 people. I am born and raised in Gallup and have dedicated myself to the county.”

Dallago owns and operates the Gallup-based Dallago Corporation, an engineering and contracting firm. He previously served the Board of...

Can Greene stop, drop and roll into the District 3 seat?

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Ex-city fire chief big on fiscal responsibility

Johnny Greene says there’s a way to get McKinley County back to handling things the right way. That is, he’s not disparaging anyone currently in office, but says the time is right for some new ideas.

“I think we have to get rid of this moniker that we are a drunk town,” Greene said. “That’s just one thing I’d like to put some focus on. We’re obviously a lot more than that.”

Greene, who worked for the city for just under 20 years, said places like the Na’ Nizhoozhi Center, Inc., commonly called NCI, should be kept in place, but a continuous funding mechanism should be nailed down.

“In a situation like that, it’s...

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