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RMCH offers $400 savings on blood screening tests in April

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Tests kick off the Community Health Fair May 4

GALLUP - Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital will offer low cost blood screening tests for cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL/LDL, fasting glucose level and TSH to the public for only $25 from April 8-13 and April 15-20 from 7 am - 9 am, including Saturdays, in the hospital’s...

First step in Gallup alley reconstruction plan

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The stretch of Second Street from Coal Avenue to Aztec Avenue was recently closed off.

City Manager Maryann Ustick says this action is part of the City of Gallup’s Alley Reconstruction project.

“New Mexico Gas replaced the 70-plus-year-old gas lines in the alleys from First to Third [streets],” Ustick said April 2.

However, the portion of the project to construct a new gas line across Second Street, which is a state road, requires a right-of-way permit from the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

Public Works Director Stanley Henderson confirmed the city manager’s response, and added that the segment that crosses Second Street will be completed this week.

“This project...

Former Gallup police chief turns in audio recordings

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Examining a case against the city

Former Gallup Police Chief Phillip Hart recently turned his phone over to the City of Gallup during the latest developments in his case against the city.

According to City Attorney Curtis Hayes, Hart allegedly recorded conversations he had with City Manager Maryann Ustick without her consent. Baker Law Group, which is handling the case for the city, asked him to submit those conversations to the court.

Hart turned in the recordings March 19. But Hayes says McKinley County-Gallup District Court has been unable to access most of them.

“As I understand, some [recordings] were provided a few weeks ago, but the files of many of the recordings could not...

City council approves resolution of support for Coal Ave Commons project

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The Gallup City Council discussed and approved a local government road fund application to the New Mexico Department of Transportation at its recent regular meeting.

The application was prepared by city staff as part of the city’s funding strategy for the Coal Ave Commons Construction Project, which has been in the works since last year.

Another part of the application is a resolution of support from the city council, according to Public Works Director Stanley Henderson, who spoke for the agenda item.

“Confidence is high with the project this year,” Henderson said March 26, adding that the city was denied the grant last year because the project was not shovel ready.


El Morro Theatre set to reopen with concert

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Theatre has been closed since last fall

After being closed for repairs since September, the El Morro Theatre is ready to reopen for business.

El Morro Theatre and events center manager Everett Homer announced the news during the Gallup City Council regular meeting March 26.

According to Homer, the stage construction project was finished just hours before the regular meeting and the theatre was being cleaned while the meeting was underway. He added that work on the theatre screen was nearly finished, but was paused once paint jobs began.

The theatre staff is scheduled to finish cleaning and installing projection and audio equipment before the upcoming concert, Homer said.

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