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GMCS newspaper lawsuit settled

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Vote limits public comment

The Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education put into place a time limit on how long members of the public can speak at school board meetings. The act took place at the May 15 regular Board of Education meeting at school district headquarters on Boardman Drive.

The vote to go to the...

McKinley County approves Johnson Road improvements

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The McKinley County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan for improvements to Johnson Road. The act took place at the May 9 regular meeting and was met with enthusiasm from people who utilize the road.

Commissioner Bill Lee attended the meeting via telephone due to the fact that he was out of town. His comments were in favor of improvements. There was no immediate timeline or cost placed on the improvements.

“It has been about 50 years that this road has needed improvements,” Eloise Johnson told board members. “It’s named after my dad, Jack Johnson. It is such a relief to see that this is actually becoming a reality and I want to thank you for doing this. I’m...

Gallup comic book fans get their nerd on at Fellin library

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City Librarian: ‘They had fun’

And they said it wouldn’t last.

Jeffrey Benham, an Albuquerque-based illustrator of comic books, has witnessed the changing trends in the comic book industry throughout the years – even before he became a comic book aficionado decades ago.

Benham, a member of the northern New Mexico group, “7,000 B.C,” an organization that provides opportunities for comics writers and artists to develop their styles and storytelling abilities, while promoting an understanding of the cultural significance of comic art through seminars and workshops, was at the Children’s Branch of the Octavia Fellin Library May 13 in a two-hour educational event for...

ArtsCrawl Cosplay

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NTU boasts grad numbers

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CROWNPOINT – Navajo Technical University conferred 211 degrees, certificates and general education diplomas on May 12, officials said. Among the degrees conferred were 18 baccalaureate degrees and NTU’s third master of arts degree in Diné Culture, Language and Leadership, Daniel Vandever, communications director at NTU, said.

John Gritts of the U.S. Department of Education was speaker at the NTU graduation. Vice President of the Navajo Nation Jonathan Nez gave congratulatory remarks at the NTU commencement.

By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

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