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Council approves funding, proclamations for construction, police force

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FIREWORKS Restriction MOTION PASSES

The Gallup City Council’s May 8 regular meeting covered a range of issues facing the city. Councilors approved funds for the completion of a solid waste facility, opted to restrict the sale of fireworks during draught season, and accepted a proposal to expand the police...

Grisham visits Community Pantry in bid for governorship

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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., is running for governor—and she wants your vote.

Grisham stopped by at the Gallup Community Pantry May 3 for a campaign rally to a roomful of Democrats, which included business owners, citizens of McKinley County, and political hopefuls running for various offices.

Rep. Doreen Wanda Johnson, D-Church Rock, was one of the candidates in attendance and she said it was an honor and privilege to introduce Grisham.

Johnson said she witnessed the stamina and hardworking character of Grisham firsthand during the 2017 Navajo Nation Fair.

Beginning at 4 am with the Saturday parade lineup, the congresswoman walked, ran, and danced the entire...

NM Voices for Children host data workshop on child well-being

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New Mexico Voices for Children hosted “Turning Data Into Action,” a McKinley County workshop May 2 at the El Morro Events Center.

Discussions focused on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count program, which provides child well-being rankings for the U.S.

Indicators evaluate economic, education, health, family, and community benchmarks.

In McKinley County, 39 percent of children live in poverty, compared to 27 percent in the rest of the state. In other areas, the county was equally matched with the state, such as the rate of children without health insurance at 5.1 percent.

In McKinley County, 44 percent of children live in single parent families compared to 38 percent...

Community gathers to remember Chris Cape

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Fence Lake grandmother murdered

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CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. – A Fence Lake woman found dead during the early morning hours of May 6 has been identified as Sharon Rankin.

Rankin's 15-year-old grandson, Nikolas Sayers, 15, has been booked into Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center on one open count of murder, according to news release issued by New Mexico State Police.

State Police responded to the call about a reported homicide at 1:45 am Sunday, and said it's an "active homicide" investigation being spearheaded by the department's Investigation Bureau.

 

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