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City certifies asset inventory for fiscal year 2018

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Nearly $132 million counted

The Gallup City Council took action on a required certification of assets at the Dec. 11 regular meeting.

The item, spoken for by Chief Financial Officer Patty Holland, consisted of a required certification form that accompanies a complete and up-to-date listing of assets inventory for the City...

RMCHCS holds supportive housing project meeting

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Ideas aired about housing for vets and homeless, disabled individuals

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services held a community meeting at the Substance Abuse Treatment Center, 650 Vanden Bosch Pkwy in Gallup, Dec. 10 to discuss a new housing project.

According to information provided at the meeting, the Gallup community assembled a grassroots team to develop a 30- to 40-unit Permanent Supportive Housing Project.

The project is spearheaded by RMCHCS, with aid from the City of Gallup and individuals like Rep. Wonda Johnson, D-Church Rock, and Councilwoman Linda Garcia, as well as entities such as The Western Health Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Veterans Helping Veterans...

Secretary of Interior Zinke resigns amid investigations

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Begaye urges quick replacement

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — As Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke resigned from his position Dec. 15 amid multiple ethics investigations, President Russell Begaye called upon the Trump Administration for a timely replacement.

“Indian Country needs a secretary of the Interior who is knowledgeable of issues that face Native American tribes and who has substantial knowledge of federal Indian policy,” Begaye said. “With so many threats to Native American sovereignty and federal cuts to programs our people depend on, we need a secretary who will truly advocate for our people.”

Zinke is the fourth member of the Trump Administration to relinquish his post...

First N.M. flu death reported this season

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced Dec. 17 the first flu-related death reported for the 2018-2019 flu season.

The death occurred in a woman 65-years or older from Lincoln County. Her death is an important reminder that flu can cause serious illness or death, particularly among persons at risk for flu-related complications.

“As flu infections increase across the state, it is important to get vaccinated if you haven’t already received the flu vaccine this season,” DOH Secretary Lynn Gallagher said. “The flu vaccine is the best way for you to protect yourself and your families, especially young children and elderly family members.”

Overall, flu activity...

Grenades at Goodwill?

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This morning, at about 10 am, Gallup Police Department officers were called to the Goodwill Store located at 1820 E. Highway 66 in reference to a container with what appears to be grenades found near the business, Capt. Marinda Spencer said.
Officers immediately evacuated the business and surrounding stores. No one was injured in this incident.
This is a developing story.

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