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Health Department, CYFD to parents: Don’t leave kids in hot cars

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SANTA FE–The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the Children’s Youth and Families Department (CYFD) urge New Mexico parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car.

Nine children have died in New Mexico from heatstroke after being left in hot cars since 1998. Safe Kids Worldwide reports an...

Governor’s capital outlay approval to fund major projects

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LAS CRUCES – It was less than two weeks ago that state lawmakers met for one day to iron out their differences and present a capital outlay package to Gov. Susana Martinez. On June 17 she announced her approval of a lion’s share of the statewide capital outlay requests during a press conference in Las Cruces.

In Senate Bill 1, all but three of McKinley County’s 39 infrastructure projects were approved. Martinez vetoed $1.1 million in line items statewide, which is less than 1 percent of the total requests of $ 293.8 million.

“Far too many of our roads are dangerous, and they are in dire need of repair,” Martinez stated, in a press release. “By signing this legislation, we...

New physician takes reigns at Red Rocks Care Center

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Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is pleased to report on the spirit of cooperation between the hospital and Gallup’s local care centers.

Dr. Samuel MacBride, who is a family medicine physician as well as the Chief Medical Officer at RMCHCS, will also be serving as the Interim Medical Director for Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.

Additionally, he serves as the Medical Director for McKinley Care and Rehabilitation Center.  Dr. MacBride is sharing this role as Medical Director at Red Rocks Care Center with Dr. Christopher Gonzaga, who is an Internal Medicine physician at RMCHCS.

Engaging physicians who live and work in the community to also serve our care facilities...

Stealing from the youth of Gallup. Thieves target park concession stands

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Between a new board, trouble finding coaches, disruptive parents and poor sportsmanship, it has been a tumultuous year for the Gallup Amateur Baseball Softball Association.

However, the most heart wrenching part of the season has been the half dozen concession stand burglaries that have hurt the league, the youth, the Community Pantry and the various groups using the stands as a way to raise funds for their own youth groups.

Kevin Menapace, president of the league, said thieves are stealing from the kids. He explained that the league was renting the concession stands in order to have money to pay umpires and to pay for tournaments and other things for the youth of the...

New Land Withdrawal Designation Regulations Approved

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Resources and Development Committee of the Navajo Nation Council passed a resolution on Tuesday, June 16th approving the Land Withdrawal Designation Regulation to designate land for future development.

The Navajo Land Department has been working diligently to amend regulations to clarify and expedite the land withdrawal designation process, which was causing a little confusion among the chapters and making project time lines longer.

These regulations will enhance the chapter Land Use Plans. Navajo Nation Land Department Director Mike Halona, stated, “We’re trying to clarify the difference between a land withdrawal designation process and land conveyance...

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