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City Council approves alley reconstruction project behind El Morro Theatre

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Project to correct water lines, fix surface

During its regular meeting Feb. 12, the Gallup City Council discussed a proposed reconstruction design for the alleyway south of Coal Avenue between Second and Third streets. Several water line breaks have plagued that location in what city Public Works Director Stanley Henderson...

City council discusses amendments to two ordinances

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Two ordinances pertaining to delinquent accounts and penalties with potential amendments were discussed by the Gallup City Council at their Feb. 12 regular meeting.

The ordinance involving delinquent utility accounts was spoken for by City Attorney Curtis Hayes, who said that this amendment is being added for the sake of flexibility.

Hayes stated that the city needs more definitive policies and procedures on the collection process for delinquent utility accounts. While city staff is working on creating said policies and procedures, the current ordinance has language that does not provide the flexibility that they are seeking.

For instance, delinquent accounts that are too small...

Nez-Lizer Administration brings message of hope to Black Falls residents

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Puts Bennett Freeze in the past

BLACK FALLS, Ariz. – President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and newly appointed Executive Director for the Navajo Hopi Land Commission Office, Robert K. Black, Jr., held an open meeting to listen to issues and concerns from local residents at the Black Falls Church, in the area commonly known as the Former Bennett Freeze Area, Feb. 12.

The majority of elderly Navajo people in attendance continue to be impacted by the Bennett Freeze, which  restricted any new development or improvements to 1.5 million acres of land that was in dispute between the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe, and was imposed by the federal government in 1966. The freeze...

Tying the Knot

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Couples flock to Courthouse for weddings

Charter schools face uncertain future under Senate Bill 1

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Gallup Middle College weighs in on proposed legislation

The fate of future enrollment in charter schools across New Mexico looks bleak if Senate Bill 1 passes and becomes law.

But for now, the bill is in its infancy and can die before it even reaches the governor’s desk.

SB 1 was introduced during the first session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature Jan. 16 by Senators Mimi Stewart, Gay G. Kernan, and William P. Soules.

The Education Committee recommended that the bill pass Jan. 28, albeit with some amendments. As of Feb. 7, the revised bill is pending approval from the Senate Finance Committee.

The bill’s intention is to make changes to the public school funding formula...

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