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U. S. Dept of Interior honors Navajo energy company

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FARMINGTON — The Navajo Transitional Energy Company was recognized for exemplary mining and reclamation by the U. S. Dept. of Interior Sept. 29.

The department gave NTEC it’s highest honor for activities that went above and beyond reclamation requirements to achieve superior   results, reworking marginal, legacy...

Gallup to get $1 million

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Infrastructure improvements coming to West Logan Avenue

Gallup is about to receive a million dollars for a street and drainage improvement project on West Logan Avenue between Ninth Street and Seventh Street.

The application, which identifies the project as West Logan Avenue (6th to 9th St.) Street & Drainage Project, will not include improvements to Sixth Street at this time. Funding is currently available to complete two of the three blocks, starting from Ninth Street and moving east to Seventh Street at a cost of just over $1.27 million.

The infrastructure funding is part of the state’s investment in Community Development Block Grants in municipal and county...

City extends recreation center closures, furloughs

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In June, the Gallup City Council approved the FY21 city budget, which included numerous reductions in services on city revenues and the governor’s public health orders restricting in-person gatherings due to the impact of the COVID pandemic.

As a result, the budget called for the closure of city recreation centers, including Larry Brian Mitchell, Harold Runnels, the Aquatic Center, El Morro Theatre and Events Center, Cecil Garcia Fitness Center and Red Rock Park Convention Center and Arena through Sept. 30.

Memberships for the Aquatic Center and Cecil Garcia Fitness Center were suspended as well.

Fifty-four full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees were also furloughed through...

Thoreau Elementary School holds grand opening, building dedication

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The sky was clear on the morning of Sept. 15, which fit the mood at the new Thoreau Elementary School.

Members from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education and staff from Thoreau Elementary were present for a grand opening ceremony and blessing of the new building. Numerous guests, students, and community members also attended the ceremony, following the proper safety protocols.

Thoreau Elementary Principal Daryl Antone welcomed the crowd to what he called a wonderful, momentous event.

“Our students, staff, and community members have been looking forward to this day for quite some time,” Antone said.

Antone expressed his gratitude to the district superintendent...

Democratic Party of New Mexico looks to Outreach Organizer to spread awareness

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The 2020 Presidential Election is getting closer, and organizers and supporters of both political parties are gearing up.

Whether it is encouraging people to register to vote or building support for their respective candidates, the coming weeks will be a frenzy for groups like the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

As part of getting the word out about being registered to vote and voting safely, DPNM recently brought on a director exclusively for outreach to Tribal nations, Kianna Holian.

The Sun spoke with Holian about her role and the upcoming election on Sept. 23.


Originally from the Pueblo of Cochiti, Holian attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, which...

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