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City Council talks cleanup

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Two cleanup events for the City of Gallup were topics of discussion at the March 12 Gallup City Council meeting. The two events will be identified as “We Love Gallup” as a designation of community pride.

Jennifer Lazarz, tourism and marketing manager for the city, updated the council on...

DWI Silhouette Campaign

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Snaps SA is a silhouette campaign put on by McKinley County to raise awareness about the cost of DWI.  The silhouettes feature clippings of DWI’s from the ‘Gallup Sun.’ Then they are set up at various events around the county, where handouts are distributed.  The handouts contain information about the financial costs associated with DWI convictions, in addition to the City of Gallup’s Social Host Ordinance.  The campaign also raised awareness about the prevalence of DWIs solely on state lands within McKinley County.

For more information, contact: www.co.mckinley.nm.us/363/SNAPS-SA

McKinley County Democrats need officers

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Over 150 positions open

The election of new officers for McKinley County Democrats is set to take place at the end of March.

The group’s supporters will elect the following:

Precinct Chairs for all 62 McKinley County Precincts

Ward Chairs for all six McKinley County Wards/School Districts

86 additional McKinley County Central Committee Members

These newly elected officers will form the McKinley County Central Committee, who will in turn elect the following:

McKinley County Democratic Party Chair

McKinley County Democratic Party Vice Chair

11 additional State Central Committee Members representing McKinley County

Cas Hoefman, chair of McKinley County Democrats, spoke with the...

STEM Lego Event

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Proposed legislation would increase Impact Aid to rural schools

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Superintendent in Santa Fe seeks support for SB 170

SANTA FE - The ongoing effort to create an adequate education for children across New Mexico has new support in the form of Senate Bill 170, which was introduced during the first session of the 54th Legislature and sponsored by Sen. George Munoz, D-Gallup, and Sen. Clemente Sanchez, D-Grants.

SB 170 aims to keep the state from taking state funding away from school districts that receive federal Impact Aid. The state calculates 75 percent of the amount of Impact Aid a district receives and subtracts that amount from state funding.

The money removed from state funding is then re-allocated by the state to other districts...

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