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Gallup General Services Director Rick Snider off to Illinois

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Snider going to home of alma mater as County Administrator

Rick Snider, general services director at the city of Gallup, will resign the post April 8. Snider leaves next week for a job as County Administrator in Champaign, IL, one of the state’s largest municipalities with a population of around 210,000.

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‘Indigenous’ Blues Master

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Mato Nanji of the band Indigenous performs for his loyal fans at the El Morro Theatre in Gallup April 1.

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Begaye called for EPA to testify on Gold King Mine

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.– Navajo President Russell Begaye applauded Senator John McCain’s call for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to issue a subpoena to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to appear at the Committee’s upcoming field hearing in Phoenix, Arizona.

“The Gold King Mine spill culturally and economically devastated Navajo communities along the San Juan River, and the federal government’s failed response to this crisis is a public health, natural resources and economic disaster. The Navajo people have suffered due to the reckless actions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other responsible parties.”

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Gallup Police Department: Bandits make off with cigs, pipes, cash

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The Gallup Police Department is looking for the culprits who robbed a west side gas station of cigarettes, pipes and an undisclosed amount of cash.

On March 24 at about 6:24 am, Officer Jesse Diaz was dispatched to 3120 W. Historic Highway 66 in connection to a burglary of a gas station and convenience store called Gallup Store. Upon arrival at the station, Diaz discovered that the front glass window of the business was shattered.

Diaz noted in the police report that an owner of Gallup said there were 12 pipes and scales taken from the glass display case closet to the front door of the store. Two of the missing pipes were valued at $59 and $69 apiece, Diaz wrote in the report. “The...

Gallup OK’s Behavioral Health Zone, Ford Canyon construction award

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The Gallup City Council unanimously approved a Behavioral Health Investment Zone Funding agreement April 4, an agreement that includes various entities. The approval was done at a special meeting which included a $200,000-plus construction contract award for improvement work to be done at the Ford Canyon Senior Center.

“This moves both of those matters forward,” Mayor Jackie McKinney afterward.

The city, along with McKinley County, Na’nizhoozhi, the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments and Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital and Behavioral Health Services Providers applied for a state Behavioral Health Investment Zone designation and annual funding in the amount of...

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