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Court slaps down Trump Administration methane rule rollback

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Reinstates Obama Administration BLM Waste Prevention Rule

SAN FRANCISCO — In a resounding victory for taxpayers, public health, and the environment, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California invalidated the Trump administration’s rollback of the Obama-era Waste Prevention Rule on July 15. This...

Conejo and Healthcare Integrity file suit against RMCHCS

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By Beth Blakeman

Associate Editor

Was it a conspiracy? Wrongful termination?  Inside politics?  Lack of communication? A complaint filed against Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services by former CEO David Conejo and his management company Healthcare Integrity, in U. S. District Court on July 23 indicates it was a mix of these and more.

The complaint being brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U. S. C. § 1125 (a) (1)(B) and New Mexico common law, claims damages resulting from the publication of false and misleading information misrepresenting the quality of Conejo’s services and commercial activities.

It also lists, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and...

Legislative Finance Committee tackles major issues

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A group of New Mexico legislators has gathered in Cloudcroft — once rated as one of the nation’s most overlooked and underrated destination spots — to help fashion New Mexico’s path through the global pandemic.

Three days of meetings that started July 15 at Cloudcroft High School could direct the course of some vital affairs in the state, including how the economy is reopened and how schools and college campuses come alive.

“New Mexico’s economic future could well be determine[d] by the testimony to be presented at this week’s LFC [Legislative Finance Committee] meetings. I have served on the LFC for years and I feel these are the most critical hearings I will ever...

City receives cleaning, beautifying grant

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The City of Gallup was recently awarded a $30,300 grant from the Litter Control and Beautification program under the State of New Mexico Tourism Department.

The funds are intended to be used by the city on litter clean-up supplies, advertising, recycling supplies, community gardening supplies, to empower youth, and increase the Keep America Beautiful program capacity. The grant agreement will last through the 2021 fiscal year and expire on June 30, 2021.

Per the budget attached to the agenda, about $10,200 will be used for littering supplies; $3,500 will go to recycling endeavors; $7,050 will be used for beautification projects; $6,000 will help bolster the local youth programs; and...

Grants mayor: Navajo Nation welcome here

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GRANTS — Grants Mayor Martin “Modey” Hicks wants to set the record straight about his comments published in national newspapers.

Hicks told the Gallup Sun national publications in May painted him as a racist, but he says that is the furthest thing from the truth.

“One of the main things I found astonishing was how The Washington Post, The New York Times, tried to paint me [as] a racist, and they did that because they cut off my statement. They were asking me about the Navajo Nation and COVID, and I said, ‘My understanding is that our first case of COVID in Grants came from the Navajo Nation.’”

But, Hicks said that’s where they cut off the statement.

Hicks said the...

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