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Navajo Nation honors Gold Star mothers and families

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WINDOW ROCK – The Navajo Nation hosted the third annual Navajo Nation Gold Star Mothers and Families Day event at the Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park and Veterans Memorial Sept. 30.

“As we come here together to ensure that our fallen warriors will never be forgotten, we also come to honor and recognize the...

City of Gallup consumer scam alert

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The City of Gallup wishes to advise its utility customers to be on alert for a consumer scam.

Recently, several customers reported receiving phone calls from a (347) area code demanding payment for a delinquent utility bill to be paid with a credit card over the phone to prevent the shutoff of utility services.

“The City of Gallup will not call its customers to demand payments to be made over the telephone by credit card to prevent shutoff due to delinquent status,” the city stated in an Oct. 1 press release. “Should the City of Gallup contact you regarding your bill, the caller identification will state that the call is from the ‘City of Gallup.’”

Contact the city’s...

Honoring the late Lisa Romero-Muniz

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School to name road after late discipline secretary

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Gallup McKinley County Schools Superintendent Mike Hyatt released a letter this afternoon stating that the road leading into the district's Central Office and Miyamura High will be designated as "Miss Lisa Lane."

Lisa Romero-Muniz, the high school's discipline secretary, was one of 58 victims killed at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, NV Oct. 1, 2017.

"Lisa Romero-Muniz was an amazing person who positively impacted the life of each person who was lucky enough to know her," Hyatt said."We know this road designation will be a reminder to all of us, of those individuals who have and do selflessly serve our...

Hózhó Academy and Rehoboth collaborate to provide meals for charter students

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In addition to a lack of transportation, Gallup-McKinley County Schools Superintendent Mike Hyatt said the new Hózhó Academy charter school lacked an adequate number of teachers for the classrooms. Parents of Hózhó Academy students have also reported that adequate meals were not provided for their children.

Hózhó founder and treasurer Patrick Mason said in a Sept. 27 written statement that student meals were not part of the lawsuit that Hózhó Academy filed against GMCS. Instead, he said, student meals were to be provided by private vendor SW Food Option, but the arrangements fell through.

“We had a private vendor, but the business day before we were set to start, our food...

Charter school continues case for student transportation

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School lacks important amenities; seeks to appeal case

The new Hózhó Academy Charter School moves into its second month of operation this school year, despite lacking adequate transportation for its students to and from the school.

The academy reached out to Gallup-McKinley County Schools for support on the matter, but their request was denied. The move set the stage for a lawsuit between the two entities.

On Aug. 15, Hózhó Academy filed a complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, which was received by the Gallup-McKinley County School District on Aug. 17.

Case hearings were scheduled for Aug. 17 and 24, and GMCS filed their motion to dismiss the case on Aug...

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